Author: Julie Lord

Would you want to live in a residential care home?

As we get older so our thoughts turn to retirement. But our thoughts usually don’t turn to the stage after the cruises around the Med or the taking up of a new hobby. The twilight years can be difficult for some people as they find themselves more and more dependant on others. Sometimes it can seem inevitable that you will end up in a residential care home – but is that actually what you want?   Do you like your family? Whilst a whopping nine out of ten people say they think it is important to keep in touch...

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The difference that live-in care makes to quality of life

Being able to remain in your own home during your elderly years make a huge difference to the quality of life that you will experience. There are lots of ways in which having live-in care is more positive and beneficial, than the alternative of moving into a residential care home. Here are a few of the advantages that opting for live-in care can provide: Keep your home Keeping your home means keeping the memories which have been made in that space. You will be able to keep your possessions and mementos of family life in the home which you...

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Tips to stop impulse buys and save your cash

Keep control of your cash by controlling your spending impulsesh.   According to 2016 research by global point of purchase design and manufacturing company DisplayMode, we spend $28.3 billion a year on impulse purchases. 54% of consumers admitted to making impulse purchases every time they went shopping. So, buying on impulse is something that many of us do on a regular basis – and if you’re trying to budget, cut back or save it can cause some real problems. So, how do you keep your buying impulse under control?   Put yourself into a pause period   Sometimes it’s...

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The Tiling Tool Kit – What Should It Contain?

So, you’ve decided to have a go at fixing your tiles yourself? Many people consider it to be quite an easy DIY job but, like all jobs, you need to have the correct kit to ensure success. It is quite easy to obtain complete ready-to-go kits from DIY shops and tile merchants but are they really as complete as they claim? Here’s what we think should be in your tiling tool kit.   Tiles Ok so they’re not really part of the tool kit. However, you need to know what sort of tiles you are laying before you start...

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Job opportunities for carers – live-in care

One of the best ways to get into a career as a live-in carer is to join a reputable care company. There are companies all over the country that provide the highest quality care through dedicated and highly trained staff. Being employed by a company will enable you to receive professional support and training, as you may have previously only care for family members or loved ones in a non-professional capacity. Many care companies do not require you to have had previous professional experience, as having personal experience is considered. Getting paid for doing good As well as making...

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The benefits of being a live-in carer

Those who choose to be a carer, be it professionally or for family members, are extraordinary people. Deciding to dedicate yourself to the needs of others is a selfless and courageous choice, and there will always be people who need help. There are many avenues open to carers in terms of job opportunities, but one of the most rewarding and valuable prospects is that of being a live-in carer. What is a live in care job? Live in care jobs, as the name suggests, require the person to move into the home of the person they are caring for,...

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4 Jobs to do before moving into a new home

Getting the keys to a new home is always going to be exciting – you have a new space to call home and make your own. But naturally it can take some time for things to get organised and feel homely. From fitting new ceramic floor tiles to getting your bills in order – these suggestions for jobs to do before you move in, will help make sure everything’s in order before you arrive Cleanliness is next to godliness Moving house can be a messy business with lots of people traipsing in and out during the move, plus you...

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How to Get a Show Home Worthy Living Room in 4 Easy Steps

Let’s face it, we have all flicked through a glossy magazine and been envious of the way the stars homes look; there’s never anything out of place and their home, no matter what room is shown, is always show home ready. Then, you have probably glanced over the top of the magazine at your own living room and thought that you could never achieve the look. Well stop, it may not be as difficult as you think to achieve the perfect show home worthy living room and here are just 4 easy steps to help you get control of...

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How spending habits differ between the UK and US

Comparisons to our transatlantic cousins can be surprising…   There are plenty of cultural differences between the UK and the US. From fundamental beliefs, like whether or not guns should be widely available to the general public or whether healthcare should be free for all, to the hard fought argument over what temperature beer should be consumed at, these are certainly two nations with plenty of contrast between then. But when it comes to what we spend, are we really so different from our friends across the pond?   Americans are more responsive to emotive advertising   Perhaps it’s...

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Top House Staging Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Quickly

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re going to be well aware that the moment your house goes up for sale, it is no longer your home – it’s a show home. Which means you’re going to become an expert at house staging. If you’ve never heard the term house staging before, it’s basically an American term that means making your house look its best for resale. In America you can even buy people who ‘stage homes’ as a profession. There’s no need to go that far, but it will pay you (literally) to learn all about the...

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