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7 House Moving Tips From Removalist Experts

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7 House Moving Tips From Removalist Experts

It might seem obvious to say that the best people to ask for advice about moving home are removalists, but that’s exactly who you should be asking for efficient and cheap removals. Removalists are helping people move house every single day so it is certain that because of their experiences they know what you should and should not be doing to make your house move go as smoothly as possible.

Rather than focusing on the negatives of what not to do, let us be more positive and look at 7 of the top tips that removalists have said every person who is moving house should follow.

Tip #1: Plan Well In Advance

Most removalists say that this is the number one tip which if followed will make moving home so much easier for everyone involved. From the moment you decide to move, you should be planning ahead and getting organised, down to the smallest detail.

Tip #2: Use the Opportunity To Declutter

Like when you move office building, there is no better opportunity for everyone to declutter than when you are about to move house. All those old clothes, toys, ornaments, paperwork, magazines and so on can be thrown out or sent for recycling, and it also means that you have a lot less to pack and unpack when the move happens.

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Light it Up: How to Landscape with Lighting

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Landscape with Lighting

You could spend days, weeks, or months on landscaping to make sure your yard is as pretty as a picture. The lawns could be manicured, the flower beds stunning, and with beautiful features such as water fountains and ponds. Come nightfall, all you see is black. You should be able to enjoy your landscaping at every time of the day – not just when the sun’s out. And here’s how.

Solar Path Lighting

Not only does solar path lighting help guide your way at nightfall, but it can make your yard a far more attractive place once the sun disappears for the evening. Path lighting is affordable, effortless to purchase in bulk, and requires no effort to install. All you have to do is stab the staked lights into the earth at even intervals.

Tip: Purchase more than you need, as it’s not uncommon to receive ‘duds’ in a box. Keep a receipt handy for returns!

Tree Lighting

If you are blessed to own some well-established trees that stand proudly in your yard, then enhance them for night appeal. You can buy specific lighting for trees known as ‘moonlighting’ which offers the effect of the moon shining through the trees. It not only looks stunning but illuminates both the tree and the areas surrounding it. What’s more, it’s affordable and can be the final touch your landscaping plan requires.

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How to Choose the Best Lawn Care Expert for You

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Best Lawn Care Expert

Life can get pretty busy. If you aren’t working crazy hours at your job, then you’re trying to raise a family, run errands, and take the kids to sports practice and other extra-curricular activities.

By the time you do get some time to yourself, it’s only so you can tackle the two dozen loads of laundry you couldn’t do during the week. So, where does lawn care fit into your schedule? It doesn’t, and that’s why hiring a lawn care expert to manage it for you can be a welcome relief.

Before you choose the first one you see, however, think about how you will make your decision. Here are a few things to consider.

Services & Packages

Some lawn care service providers will offer package deals for lengths of time, while others provide one-off services or individual services with separate costs. Which will suit you better? Would you prefer to pay one lump sum every week or month for everything relating to lawn care? Or, would you rather pick and choose what you wanted and when you wanted it?

Weigh up the options of several to find out which lawn care service provider caters more to your preferences.

Reputation

If you take great pride in your yard’s appearance, then you don’t want to leave it in the hands of just anyone. Before you sign on the dotted line, find out everything there is to know about the lawn care expert you are choosing. Read testimonials, scour the internet for reviews, and talk to people who have used them before. You want to be 100 percent sure you have made the right decision.

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The Importance of Web Design

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Imagine setting up a business in a building that looked old and scruffy, then hiding your office down a maze of corridors that were not very well lit. How many customers do you think you would get? And if a customer did eventually find their way to your office, would they want to come again, having seen the state of your building? It’s the same with web design trends, your website is your shop or office.

A website is there to attract customers to your business and if it doesn’t look smart and new, or if visitors find it hard to find what they want, they will stay away in droves. That is why it is important to have a website designed by professionals; they not only know how to make things attractive, but how to make your website easy to navigate. They make sure it loads quickly and is also attractive to search engines.

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Graphic Design and Your Business

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Two of the most important aspects in today’s online World are SEO and the way your brand is presented graphically. Most business people are not trained in graphic design and often think little about it, especially people who decide to have a website only, rather than a physical business and website. Such people may have a feel for design, but most do not, with the result that their website does not attract the business they had hoped for.

Graphic design is used in more than just websites. It is an important component of logos, brochures and advertising of any kind where visuals are used. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is never so true as in graphic design and your business. In fact, such design includes other elements apart from images.

Colour

Colour is an important aspect of any graphic design. Statistics prove that certain colours encourage people to buy or to perform the action you require. Many ‘click here to…’ buttons are yellow because that is a colour that has been found to get many people to click and do whatever it is you want from them. It may be to sign up for a subscription, download information and so on.

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8 Important Rules for Business Logo Design

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The logo for a business is so important it should never be left to an amateur to design. That said, many people go ahead and create their design because they like fiddling with things like that on their computer. If that is you, here are some important rules to consider when designing a logo for your business or for a friend.

  • Think carefully about what you want and sketch it out on a piece of paper. Try several other designs while you are at it. Don’t use an image from a gallery website because others also have access to that same image. You don’t want to see someone else with your logo, or even part of it.
  • Using custom fonts will also help to make your logo design unique. That said, don’t use too many words in the logo because it risks being too fussy to be clear. Keeping to one font style and one size will make your logo easy to read – less is more. That said, try out many to find just the right choice.
  • Remember that your design should suit your company. Girls in bikinis would suit a swimwear business but not a law practice.

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10 Tips to Make Your Bedroom Seem Larger

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Bedroom Seem Larger

Sometimes, no matter how large a room is, it seems too small.  The trouble with a large room is that often it gets stuffed with things that should really not be in it – and that most interior designers like Australian wiz Sam Sorgiovanni would ban. The end result is that there is no room to move around and when you walk in, you can’t wait to get out again. If your bedroom is like that, here are some tips to make it seem larger.

  • Make sure the wall colours are light. Dark colours make a room seem really small and dim. Light colours reflect the light and make it seem larger. Note: light doesn’t mean neutral, even though those shades are usually light. You can have light aqua, light green, light yellow or light-almost-anything to get a larger effect.

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The Pavilion Takes Shape

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Capsule have commissioned Morag Myerscough to design a bespoke space that, during the four month Discovery season for the opening of the Library of Birmingham, will house a series of creative residencies including activity from Vivid Projects and Extra Special People.

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