The credit card – a blessing or a curse

You like the idea of having one of those, it’s a freedom, you are able to buy whatever you want, whenever you want, without having to count how much money you have in your pocket. It’s nice, it’s pretty nice indeed. But too often, when we are having a credit card in the purse we fail to ask ourselves: could I afford this? Isn’t it too expensive and do I need it indeed? Too many stupid and unnecessary purchases are made with the help of those holy credit cards only. And still the question is: more advantages or more disadvantages? Is this plastic card a blessing or a curse? Here are two myths about its use and the real facts as well, take a look.   Read More

The new shoelace trend and where you could buy the best ones 

All over the world men and women can be spotted wearing shoes with some untraditional, trendy and new shoelaces. But why are the black or the white normal ones today not up to date? Well, they are simple and somehow powerful, but fashion is all about details and these days they are what indeed matters. Your outfit is not completed at all if you don’t manage to perfectly match some little things – like the bag, the belt, the shoelaces. They seem to be the main character lately and no matter if you are looking at some well-dressed people on the red carpet or simply at some stunningly looking men walking around Milano, you will be amazed. But this whole fashion is completely not impractical, not at all. It is indeed really useful. You have that pair of white shoes or sneakers you really like, they are comfortable and awesome, but a little bit boring.

Have some different high-quality shoelaces and every single time you will be wearing a new pair of shoes. And thus you can refresh an old one and make them look completely new, completely transformed. These shoelaces offer everything a person in 21. Century might want and they make you look uniquely, impressively, differently. They even can fit your emotions and sensations.

And isn’t it all about this? Don’t we strive for perfection? Don’t we want to always outstand? You are now probably totally convinced, that not having some colorful, different and enthralling shoelaces is a crime, but the next logical question is where you could find them?

Buying shoelaces is all about your desire

Buying shoelaces is all about your desire to be unique and not to melt into the crowd, so getting ones from the store in the mall, should not be an option at all. There are, however, some wonderful online shops where you can buy shoe laces, which are totally incredible. You can find there a wide selection of them of the highest quality ever. They are in different colors, prints, lengths and forms. In their website you can find out which shoelaces are suitable for the type of shoes you have, which are the most trendy ones and they even offer you to create a unique pattern of shoelaces combining two favorite colors of yours.

The choice of shoelaces has never been so easy

The choice of shoelaces has never been so easy and so hard in the same time – being able to choose of so many is both a blessing and a curse. However, with the fashion tips given, you will eventually reach the best decision for sure and right after that, you can pay them securely and soon you can hold them in your hands. The best news is that they are delivered fast and you simply receive them just like a normal letter.

So you better not lose more time and go check them on the instant, because as soon as you order ones, you will be able to outstand with a delightful and splendid outfit.


Magical trip

“Do you believe in magic?”, people have been asking me since I was a little happy, always smiley child. Concrete and cogent was my answer for some time, this was time of fairy tales and Father Christmas and falling stars and wishes over birthday cakes with not so many candles, a time of carelessness and freedom, unrealized and insufficiently appreciated, “of course, I do”, I always said. Something changed drastically while I was growing up and reality happened and I turned out to be somehow skeptical and mistrustful, things like injustice and broken hearts, the pain in the eyes of someone I love, the misery in my own heart, the calamities and the tragedy showed me that life is not full of unicorns and butterflies and rainbows and this made me stronger and braver and better in some weird way like I wanted to be an opposition of this evil world, I want to at least save myself.

Today I am somewhere in between, do I believe in magic though?   Read More

Why are you vacuum-cleaning wrong

There are some precious cleaning tools, I would be dead if I couldn’t use and the vacuum-cleaner is on the top of this list together with the microfiber cloth and the holy mop. And right, they are all purpose and easy to use, efficient and accessible. You don’t need to spend your entire salary to buy one and you don’t need to spend your entire Saturday then to clean with it. So it’s all right. You love them. In fact, everybody loves them, because they are amazing and just awesome.

But how would you react if I tell you that you are simply not using the vacuum-cleaner right, you have been doing it wrong this whole time and thus the results were somehow satisfying, but not the best ones possible at all.

They were completely enough for the mediocre people, but don’t you strive for greatness and perfection? Hell, you should always want more in your life, and this is valid for the cleaning as well. Don’t be somewhere in the middle, avoid these stupid little mistakes next time, and be flawless.   Read More

Halkidiki today: the Greek economic crisis against the Greek flawless tranquility

If you are one of those lucky people who have rented a house in the magical Halkidiki or even better have bought a property there and you are travelling soon, you probably want to know what indeed is happening in the country.

Here are the simple facts: yes, the economic crisis in Greece is huge and comprehensive, yes, even the Greeks are kind of confused and are in two minds about the government, the EU help, the euro, the future. It’s all unclear and uncertain. Read More

The Greek financial crisis creates a real estate market boom in Halkidiki

The Greek financial crisis is indeed in all the top articles of every newspaper, magazine or some other kind of information agency. The country most probably won’t be able to repay millions of euros, which its debt is and the future is too uncertain. The banks are closing for a couple of days, ATMs have no money and the tourists are advised to have more cash when they are going for a summer holiday there. This is all true.

But the fact that now is the best moment to buy a house on the magical peninsula in northern Greece, Halkidiki, for instance, is also completely true.

There won’t be a better moment for buying a house in Halkidiki

Greece needs money

Greece needs money now, money that will go in their bank system. The touristic season there goes to plan and is absolutely not affected by the things happening in Athens now. Read More

Five easy steps for cleaning your bedroom

They say your bedroom is your place – somewhere to relax, to forget all your everyday problems. Going back from work you think about your cozy bed and the idea of sharing it with a beloved one. But what happens when this heavenly place needs refreshment. It’s too soon for the move out cleaning, but you know you have to do something; you cannot just stay and stare. So the great postponement starts and you tell yourself that there’s nothing urgent until the day comes, when there is too much dust on the frame for the photo to be seen.

1. Change the bed sheets

The bed is obviously the most essential part of this room. So start by taking care of it. Changing the bed sheets is something we often underestimate, but the truth is that the feeling of taking a nap in the refreshed bed is absolutely priceless.

2. Clean the windows

That’s probably the most unpleasant part of cleaning the room. The windows are often way too high and we need a chair or a ladder so as to reach them. So find something steady and start by washing the windows with a simple wet clout. Thus when you start using some kind of glass cleaner it would be much easier and you will be amazed by the perfect result.

3. Wash the curtains and clean the window blinds

Now so as to finish with the windows you have to take care of the curtains and/or the window blinds. Take off the curtains and put them in the washing machine. If you don’t have one, make sure that you will find a laundry nearby and won’t have to take them 2 miles away. Cleaning the window blinds is a little bit easier.

You will need only a wet clout to take all the dust away and for a better result you can use the glass cleaner again.

4. Vacuum-cleaner

The moment we all thank the nice person who invented this divine device comes. With the vacuum-cleaner we can clean the whole room in a small amount of time. So ignore the annoying noise and get started. No matter if there is a carpet or the floor is inlaid, there is nothing the vacuum-cleaner cannot cope with /except for some stains that need special care and should be removed during the post tenancy cleaning/.

5. Clean out the dust

Cleaning the dust is the last but the most time-consuming part of the whole bedroom cleaning. First thing you have to do is to find the right cleaning tools. A wet clout could be enough but if you strive for perfection you better find a detergent. There are some for furniture polish that can make everything shine. Now take all your stuff from the shelves and put them on the table or the desk. Clean them first and then start with the furniture. When you are ready you can even rearrange your photos, souvenirs, candles, etc. and make your bedroom look a lot different.

If you need a helper, SYK Cleaning is here to help you. Read more from their blog.

Cleaning after builders can be a true nightmare

I am currently having major renovations done to my home and at the moment it looks like a war zone with builders coming in and out and each one renovating a different area. I am very happy that all the teams are working together as this means that my home will be ready quickly. What I am worried about however is that all that dust and dirt is building up and I can’t keep up on top of it. I shared my thoughts and concerns with a friend of mine over lunch the other day and she had a brilliant idea.

She advised me to look into hiring professional cleaners who could come at the end of every day and clean after the builders. You can check them out here.

I have never used the services of cleaning agencies but I have decided to give it a go.

Home renovations and building improvements always cause the buildup of dirt and dust.

Most commonly you will find traces of paint everywhere and concrete dust stuck to your furniture or carpets. That is why it is imperative to get help. I started my research by checking out the recommended by my friend cleaning agency and comparing it to two others that I have found through the search engines. I compared prices, services and recommendations, which took me approximately one hour. The company I chose won me over by offering brilliant services at great prices and they also had 100% positive feedback, which says a lot about their customer service and cleaning abilities.

On the day of the clean, the cleaners arrived just on time and got on with their job straight away.

My builders have managed to leave a pretty big mess so the cleaners were facing a real challenge. In order to make sure every area is spotless, they had an after builders cleaning check list that they used as they were cleaning. The checklist included the cleaning of all windows and window frames on the inside, the careful cleaning of all switches, sockets and skirting boards, all rooms in the house including the kitchen plus the cleaning of the cupboards and wardrobes on the inside and the outside. Even though I didn’t have any work done in the bathroom, the cleaners advised me that all that dust is spreading everywhere so they carefully cleaned and sanitized the bathroom and the toilet. All floors in the rooms were hovered in order to remove dust. Deep carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning was not included in the after builders cleaning however I decided to pay extra and get that done as well. I was advised to opt for that service once per week until the builders are finished.

I was very pleased with the result. My home was nice and clean and it smelled extremely fresh as if no builders have ever entered it. I was very happy with the choice I have made and I will strongly recommend the team to all my friends. The quote I received was based on my property needs and I have to say that the after builders cleaning was more than worth it. Now I can rest assured that my family and my pets are safe in this crazy building environment.

How to succeed when running a cleaning business?

Nowadays end of tenancy cleaning businesses are booming and that is why many people have decided to open their own cleaning agencies. The percentage of people who don’t actually succeed in this endeavour is quite big due to mismanagement, not enough knowledge of the business, not hiring the right people, etc. Thorough research is a must in order to cover all aspects of being a business owner.

The Basics

First things first – before you start your business you need to do research on the competition. You need to check how many other cleaning agencies are out there, what reviews they get from the customers and what services they offer. Once this is done, you can concentrate on step 2.

Create a business plan

This is probably the most important step you need to take before you are ready to start your business. A comprehensive business plan needs to be in place in order for you to clearly see all of your strengths and weaknesses. The business plan usually includes – the area of operation, size of business, staff, equipment and product suppliers, website creation, insurance and services offered. There are of course many other little bits and bobs that you will have to take into consideration but these are the main you should focus on.

  • Area of operation – start small and let the business grow naturally. Don’t spread yourself too much and start by covering one area at a time until you have a bigger team. If you start in many areas at once, you might risk not being able to deliver the desired results. Only go big if you have enough staff.
  • Size of business – your initial capital will be the factor, which will lead you to the size of the business. Would you have enough to start big or small? Whatever your initial capital is – don’t worry! Many businesses start on a small scale but thanks to hard work and good service they quickly move up the ladder.
  • Staff – when you are looking for staff to hire, the best approach is to hire freelance cleaners who get paid when they do a job rather than keep them on a salary. This way, you can have a large number of cleaners who don’t cost you a penny unless you make a pound.
  • Equipment and product suppliers – choose your suppliers carefully! Make sure that they are approved to deal with cleaning equipment and products by the EU. Quality services and safety of customers should be your number one priorities.
  • Website creation – it is very important to create a website to introduce your services to a wider audience. A word of mouth is a good way to get clients however a website will allow you to reach a much wider clientele. Make your website informative and easy to navigate.
  • Insurance and services – every service you offer should be guaranteed by you and every cleaner you send out should be insured. If you have service guarantees and insurance, your customers will feel safe when using your services.

Starting a new business is never easy however if done properly it can turn into a great success. The key to it all is good research and a lot of planning.

4 Steps to better wellness

It’s possible to learn HOW to a lot better your health in simply 4 actions as well as this write-up will certainly show you exactly how. Each action is a bite-sized nugget of healthy and balanced living info you can actually utilize.

14127306021_a64593ecc3_oLet’s begin …

Step 1: Nutritional Supplements

In my opinion, they are extremely essential as well as really valuable- particularly when integrated with healthy consuming practices. It’s extremely difficult to get all the nutrients your physical body requires via meals alone, yet incorporating appropriate nutrition with nutritional supplements is really effective.

That being stated, the one supplement every person ought to be taking is a great multi vitamin/mineral. Take a look at it as included insurance coverage- consuming well is important, but now that you’re also taking a multi, you can feel confident you’re getting the nutrients your body demands. Read More