So, you have just finished with your annual spring cleaning or you have finally completed your long and tedious home decluttering process and now you probably have a pile of rubbish and unwanted items in the middle of your backyard. Hopefully, you have already called a licensed team of rubbish collectors to come and pick it up. (more…)
Having a house with a garden is on the list of many property seekers today because a garden makes any home appear more attractive. Also, it makes you feel closer to nature and it can be a great spot to relax and entertain. But maintaining a garden is not always fun, especially if you need to spend hours every week watering your plants, cutting the grass and etc. (more…)
Keeping your home clean and garbage-free is one thing and we realise how tough it can be. Doing the same at your office, however, is exponentially harder. This is the area where a lot of people go in an out all the time. Depending on the type of your business traffic can be pretty heavy. For example if you own a pizza place then junk is accumulated not only by your clients but by your employees as well. Your office building will have similar but somewhat different challenges when it comes to waste collection. If you want to have a nice working environment then here is what you can do to make sure rubbish is gotten rid of effectively and efficiently. (more…)
Everyone wants only the best for their home, family and themselves. There is one thing that is certain and that is in the day and age we are all living in, leading a environmentally-responsible lifestyle is the wisest thing that we can all do. The reason is simple enough – a green lifestyle means a healthy way of life and doing what is right for the planet as well. (more…)
When you have a small company with a limited amount of employees, it might be even harder to maintain good productivity and manage all the tasks that are to be handled on a daily basis throughout your business process. While big-time corporations can afford to hire special consultants to advise them on how to make their business more productive, it is unlikely that you would like to put additional strain on your budget by doing the same thing. On the other hand, you still would love to boost the productivity at your office, right? (more…)
Living and working in clutter takes up your space and your energy. Turning around in your chair in your office and knocking something over is an indicator that you need to take action and declutter. Decreased accessibility to the items you need decreases your efficiency and motivation. Since you spend a lot of time in your office, it is important to have a good work space in both physical and mental sense.
Following are few simple tips on how to declutter your work space and keep it decluttered.
- Empty the space
The first thing you should do when decluttering is to take everything out from the room. Now, you can start with cleaning. Clean the walls, paint them if necessary, vacuum and do anything else that will make the room clean and fresh.
- Be realistic
When decluttering, you need to look at items in a realistic way. Only this way you can say whether you really need certain items or you don’t. Try to be objective and determine which items and furniture pieces and unnecessary and only taking up the space. Is that bookshelf really necessary? Do you have too many desks? Large pieces usually are the main culprits for the clutter so think about what needs to go.
- Be a minimalist
When decluttering, make sure you keep only necessities in the office, and not the items you use once a week or once a month. This is a key to successful decluttering. You can store these items and keep them close to the office. If you need those additional items, bring them back into the office and after you finish using them, return them back to the storage. Get rid of all the items you do not use and need any more. If you have large furniture you don’t need any more and need to get rid of it or any other office items, you can hire a professional junk removal company to help you dispose of them properly. Rubbish Removals London has the best staff who are experienced and efficient in providing excellent service to all clients who need help with removing junk from their offices.
- Find a proper place for each item
After you decide what to bring back into the office, you need to think about where to put those items. You need to find a place for each item and place them strategically so that you maximize the amount of floor and desk space, and have everything at hand. This move will drastically change the appearance of the office and create a positive and productive place for work.
- Declutter regularly
Once you are done with decluttering, maintain that condition and don’t end up in the same hectic situation again. But, we all know that it is impossible to keep everything at the same place forever, so in time you will probably have those unnecessary items around the office. That is not a big deal as long as you make a commitment that you will declutter regularly. You can find few minutes every day or once a week to keep the place uncluttered and clean.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a bibliophile or not, whether you like to read or not, there some literary works that you must absolutely read and have in your bookcase.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Renowned American novelist Ernest Hemmingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls in Sun Valley, Idaho, Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba in 1939. The book was published in 1940 and tells the story of young American dynamiter, Robert Jordan, who is assigned to blow up a bridge at the city of Segovia during the Spanish Civil War. The novel is considered to be one of Hemingway’s best books, alongside The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, all of which you must own in your personal library. (more…)
Going on a vacation somewhere exotic near the seaside is a fantastic idea. People hate doing it for just a few days and usually prefer staying for at least a week. This is all good except for the fact that you are likely getting bored on the 3rd day of the vacation. It is not just you- everybody feels this way during their vacation. It is just that you get into a repetitive cycle juggling between visits to the beach, meals and lying at the pool. In the evening people usually go out for a walk but that is pretty much it. Even if you are a young and energetic group doing a lot of partying you will eventually get tired of these monotonous activities and start hating your vacation. The only energetic group which never gets tired is the one doing professional rubbish removals. Good professionals are always focused and clocked in. But even they need vacations.
This is why most resorts have numerous companies offering extra excursions during your stay. There are usually some interesting areas nearby or historic sites which you would not otherwise visit and now you have an excellent opportunity to do exactly that. In fact your own operator is likely to offer such trips. Getting them from a third party organisation on the street will perhaps end up being cheaper but you can never be sure whether they are licensed at all. You are also not guaranteed that their vehicles or vessels are licensed and secure. If your own travel agency is in charge, you also take advantage of the fact that your insurance is good while you are on their boats or busses. Yes you will spend a little more money but it will be well worth it. Make sure you listen closely the next time you book a vacation to Hawaii because you might miss the part about the little trips and thus skip seeing some breathtaking areas or landmarks.
A great thing to go for are boat trips. Most seaside resorts have islands nearby or areas reachable only by water which are worth visiting. Such trips are usually a full day thing. You are perhaps also getting food and drinks depending on how much you pay. There will be different package deals similar to these of removal companies. You get to pick a mini, midi or maxi deal similar to what removal companies offer in terms of service packages and the refreshments you are entitled to increase in number and volume but the price does the same as well. The best part is that you are not going to miss your day at the beach. This is due to the fact that these boats usually have one or two extra decks full of sunbeds for passengers to sunbathe before reaching their destination. Many times part of the schedule of such a trip is actually lying on a beach somewhere for an hour. This is simply a great perk to have planned in your excursion. It allows you to get off the vessel for a short time and enjoy a beach somewhere, usually on an island which is not crowded and there are no concrete buildings crammed. As you pass through or next to landmarks your tour guide will provide you with information and fun facts thus making it a learning experience also. This is especially true for the Mediterranean zone which is rich in the history department. If you have a chance to stay at a Greek, Turkish or Cyprus beach resort, please do so. You will have plenty of opportunities to look around the area nearby. There are old towns, monasteries, rock engravings, iconic islands, legendary caves and plenty of exotic wildlife. And let us not forget fun. One boat trip in Turkey takes you along the River Dalyan where you have the chance of seeing real sea turtles. They can grow pretty large in size and are just very impressive. But that is not all. Towards the end of the tour people are allowed to enter a mud pool. They get covered in medicinal mud which is naturally obtained and get to even play in it. Then as it dries out it makes you feel like a statue before eventually you wash it off. It is simply a very nice little touch to your excursion and is great fun for the whole family. Just don’t forget to take:
- Flip flops
- Sun screen
You can also venture some Greek islands and go to places where great kings and mythical creatures have set foot. Such a place is Rhodes, the island where one of the Seven Wonders of the World used to be. The Rhodes’ Colossus is not there anymore as it was demolished but the island is just a great place to visit. It will take less than a day for a round trip.
One thing worth noting here are the safety measures. Most Mediterranean countries are not exactly concerned with instructing and in informing passengers how to act in the event of an emergency. There are not a lot of checks too. All of this, however, contributes to a quicker organisation and less waiting. Tourists are happy as there is less tension. If you are in the UK or USA for example you are likely going through scanners prior to boarding a ferry. Then you will be told regarding safety equipment and will be forbidden to do a ton of things while on board. This often leads to unrest and long lines thus making visitors miserable. You can decide for yourself which approach is better. Maybe a middle ground can be found.
If you want to stay on land you can do bus tours during your vacation. The Barcelona area has many resorts with fantastic beaches and if you happen to be there, visiting the city for a day should be included in your plans. You might even need more time for Barcelona but at least make sure you get a feel of it. Many Equatorial resorts have jeep safaris. They basically take you to the nearby hill for a bumpy ride. Feel free to skip it.
“Mommy, mommy, what’s robbish?” The mother looked puzzled at the kid. “Our teacher said she used to throw the robbish away when she was a kid.” “Aha, you mean rubbish. I will do my best to explain. You know these things we collect at home and put in the colourful bins to be recycled.” The little girl nodded. “Well. More or less this is rubbish.”
Don’t you wish to be able to have this conversation one day? To live in a world free of disposed plastic bags or paper waste? You do. Then the answer is easy – recycle. Almost anything can be recycled and turned into something useful and beautiful. And we can live in a cleaner and healthier environment. (more…)