The Journey to Finding the Perfect Bed

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Yes! I can say that we have finally ended our quest for the perfect bed. It was never that easy but our end choice was our best choice. I wrote about our chosen bed H E R E.

As can be recalled, we had to replace our almost-brand-new bed. I still have to share as to WHY. I don’t wanna lead you on in having to say it all over again but yes, I definitely will talk about it later with the aim of helping out others who haven’t done purchasing beds in the past like we did.

We were newlyweds and sans experience on bed-hunting, we were not armed with the much needed information for getting a good quality bed. We were quite uncomfortable with our old full bed which by the way had been officially sold a couple of months back.

It’s all behind us now and we have no regrets with our current bed choice. Married life can only get better with a good, comfortable bed! Wink! ;-)

Essential Tools For Any Home Improvement Project

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Do-it-yourself home improvement can be a fun and useful hobby, but if you’re just starting out in the world of DIY projects, you’ll need to make sure you have all the right tools. If you start off with a good tool selection, you can tackle any project that comes your way. Here are the most important construction tools for beginners.

Adjustable Wrenches

You will want two of these, preferable a 6-inch and a 10-inch, to loosen bolts and nuts. The larger one will be able to handle most of your projects, but you’ll want a smaller one on hand for any hard-to-reach spaces.

Cordless Drill

You can get a great drill with a bubble level for under $50. It’s easily the fastest way to make good holes. This is important to have on hand even for minor projects like hanging pictures.

Hammer

A toolbox isn’t complete without a good hammer. Whether you need to put nails into something or take them out, a claw hammer is going to be your friend.

Mask

If you’re planning on doing any heavy sanding or drilling, you’ll want to have a disposable mask for your own safety. Inhaling dust is not only irritating, but it can also be dangerous for people who have respiratory problems.

Screwdriver

Your best bet is to get a multipurpose screwdriver with different bits that can be swapped out. That way you’ll always have whichever one you need on hand.

Screws and Nails

Obviously, if you’re using a hammer and a screwdriver, you’ll need some of these as well. You can pick them up in assorted sizes at any local hardware store, or you can figure out exactly what you need for each project and buy just those.

How To Find Those Perfect Logging Boots

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Every arborist needs a good pair of logging boots, but with so many varieties on the market, how are you supposed to choose? What criteria can you use to determine the best from the merely okay? Here are a few quick tips for finding ones that will last.

Shape

No two working boots are the same. For example, some stop at the ankle to allow flexibility and freedom of movement; others protect the leg all the up to the calf. You’ll need to muse carefully at the kind of arborist work you do to determine which boot suits your needs.

Traction

Almost all working boots come with slip-resistant soles, but some are more finely crafted than others. Look for anything with polyurethane outsoles that promise shock absorption and electrical resistivity. You’ll want as much protection embedded in your footwear as possible.

Durability

When you spend all your time in trees, it becomes critically important than your boots are sturdy enough to survive the outdoors. There’s no use buying an attractive pair of boots if they’re going to fall apart by the third branch!

Design

What kind of features are absolutely essential in your perfect working boot? Steel toes? Front laces? No laces? If you have an idea of what you’re looking for before you go shopping, you’ll be much likelier to find a boot and say, “That’s it! That’s the one!”

Keep these tips in mind when searching for quality outdoor gear. Happy hunting, and be careful on all those trees!

4 Benefits of Investing in Warehouse Space for your Business

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Full of space and possibility, a warehouse is a great option for business owners. Whether you use your warehouse as a base of operations or fill it to the brim with goods, taking the step to invest in this type of space can positively affect your business’s growth and future direction. Read on to discover five of the benefits that your business could be missing out on right now.

1. Lack of Clutter

The most obvious and immediate benefit for your business is more space. More space for desks, products, offices, creativity and brainstorming. When we feel claustrophobic or disorganised, the results are hazardous. Think of your desk at work. If items are strewn everywhere and you can’t even find a pen amongst the chaos, how can you expect to be productive? How will you be able to think clearly and focus on being innovative when you are distracted by the mess before you? A new space will allow you to concentrate on the future, leaving behind the mistakes of the past.

2. Easily Accessible Location for your Inventory

If you are a supplier or manufacturer of goods, chances are that you need a large storage space. Instead of using several different storage providers or having an overflowing garage, invest in a warehouse space and save yourself a lot of headaches. One easily accessible location for all your inventory means that you can cut down on time and transportation costs, which will have other flow-on effects such as reduced stress levels and increased productivity. Do note that you will need to invest in proper security for your warehouse.

3. Planning

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Having all your stock in the one place means that you can also better plan for the future and track your inventory more effectively. Achieve this by having a set accounting valuation method in place, such as the First-in, First-Out method (FIFO) or the Last-in, First-Out (LIFO) method. Ensuring that your stock is well-organised and tidy will also mean that you are getting the most out of your warehouse. Storage solution providers such as Elbowroom offer a number of pallet racking, shelving and electronic compactus options. If you are using your warehouse as an office, you can also plan for future employees and new rooms.

4. Rental Profit

An advantage of owning a warehouse is that you are a commercial property owner, meaning that you can rent out your warehouse space to other businesses or individuals. Depending on the size of the space and the location of your warehouse, you can set your own rental rates and aim to return a profit on any mortgage payments. You may also be entitled to tax deductions for rental expenses. Owning and managing a rental property requires time and effort, but there are many benefits that make it worthwhile.

What do you think? Have you ever owned a warehouse space? What do you think are the negatives of making this type of investment? Share your thoughts and experiences by commenting in the section below.

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