Friday, December 16, 2016

Tips for Increasing Your Productivity

If you feel like you're constantly working hard without really making any progress, you are not alone. Between family obligations, work tasks and other obligations, it's easy to feel like you're not being productive even though you're so busy. You don't have a lot of time in your schedule. Fortunately, the secret to productivity is often working smarter instead of harder. When you streamline your life and stay organized, you can avoid wasting your time and effort on things that could be completed in a simpler manner.

First, start by examining your biggest time wasters. Do you feel like you waste an hour sitting in traffic every day during your commute? Do you find yourself getting distracted by Facebook when you need to be working on the computer? Do you keep forgetting to make important phone calls to schedule doctor and dentist appointments for your family? Once you've developed a list of your time wasters, it's time to come up with some solutions. Today's consumers have more options than ever when it comes to technological aids, so see if you can find some tools that will make your life easier. For instance, you can install a free web blocker that won't let you access certain websites for a specified time period so you stay focused on your work. Instead of calling different offices, you can use Schedulicity to schedule your appointments right from your tablet or computer. If change is difficult for you, don't try to modify too many things at once. Even small changes can make a big difference!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Labels Represent Your Image

Your brand needs a definite “logo” so that customers will easily recognize your products. Therefore, if you have a need for custom labels, you can order from a wide selection of the various facets of what goes in and on them.

Woven labels are prepared by sophisticated techniques that also allow for a very affordable price so that it makes that part of your advertising budget quite economical.

When you need personalized labels for your clothing line or as a “work from home” sewer, crafter, knitter, quilter, or any type of handmade and homemade items, you can easily find a design and wording that will convey your message.

Customized labels are a wonderful way to showcase your individuality and give your brand identity. If you have a distinctive logo, you can use that by the company incorporating an uploading online configuration tool.

To compose a personalized label, you can also go by a template provided by the company to guide you through each step or discuss with the creative staff how you can come up with your own complete design. Different sizes are available from 10 mm to 400 mm in width and are woven on quality taffeta, satin, or damask with a finishing option of a hard or soft finish.

You can get as many as a maximum of 6 or 12 colors on one label, depending on the manufacturer, including the color of the label itself as well as the color of the contrasting text. You can choose the font from many and can even be extra eye-catching by adding an appropriate symbol that is indicative of your industry as well as what you want to say about your unique product.

Folding options include loop, end, center, miter, or Manhattan. Cutting options include straight, heat, laser or ultrasonic.

You can indeed come up with your own individual unique label with all those choices given above. Each label can indeed be one of a kind and stand out in the eyes of the consumer.

Southland Patch is an excellent example of a company that has been in the woven label industry for over 20 years and sells their high-quality labels to local and international customers. Their weaving capacity is one million pieces each day!

Easy Ways to Save and Stay Cool This Summer

While having an HVAC system in your home lets you enjoy warm or cool air with the touch of a button, those systems can also add thousands to your annual budget. You'll also notice that your heating and cooling bills change too. When summer starts, you might cringe at the thought of your next electric bill. As much as you want your family to feel comfortable, you also want to save some too. That is why you should look at some simple ways to stay cool that will help you save at the same time.

Make Your Own AC

Making your own AC unit lets you stay cool without facing expensive electric bills. All you need is a large bucket, a fan and dry ice. You use a large plastic bucket with a lid. Drill holes around the top edge and around the sides. Fill with a block of dry ice, place a fan face down on the top of the bucket and plug it into an outlet. The fan will circulate over the dry ice and push out the cold air while pulling in some of the warmer surrounding air.

Rent an AC

Portable air conditioners use less energy than window and wall units do. These units also let you decide where you want cold air. Most come with wheels on the bottom that let you easily move one from room to room. While you may not have enough money in your budget to buy a portable unit, you can look for a portable air conditioner rental in your area. Companies actually let you rent one or more units for use in your home and will arrange for delivery. The company will pick up those units at the end of the season too.

Use Fans

Using fans can help you save money and beat the heat too. Instead of using box fans that you aim directly at your body, place a box fan in your window with the front facing outside. This allows the fan to pull the warm air out of your home, which will help on hot and humid days. You should also look for upright fans that have automatic timer settings. Those settings let you automatically turn the fan on and off based on the temperature and other factors. Renting an AC, making your own AC and using fans can help you stay cool and stick to your budget.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

To Protect Yourself from Vacation Disaster

Consider your need for two kinds of vacation insurance when booking an expensive trip.
Trip cancellation insurance covers nonrefundable fares and deposits if for some reason you can’t make a planned trip.

Cautions:

• Examine policy exclusions, such as for preexisting medical conditions that might prevent you from collecting.

• Buy insurance from a party other than the tour operator that books your trip, if it goes broke, you may lose the insurance, too.

 • Use insurance only to protect significant expenditures. Airline tickets and hotel reservations usually can be “rebooked” for a small penalty fee, so they don’t justify the expenditure for insurance.
Travel health insurance covers medical costs incurred outside your country. Most private insurance companies don’t cover such costs and even when they do, you probably wouldn’t want to be stranded abroad waiting for reimbursement.

Anyhow, my cousin in Canada sent me their beautiful photos again. She said, it was spring time when they took these photos, but they called it “Icy Spring” because of this beautiful icy thing that you can see in the surroundings. I so love the photos, so I thought of sharing it here on my blog. I hope you like these photos to as I do.



























Isn't it beautiful?










Below is my cousin and her only child.


Ladies Night Out

Christmas day is near, and usually our relatives who are living abroad will come to celebrate the Christmas day with us. One of our relatives arrived from Japan and we had a blast last Saturday. We went to a bar and we watched live band performers. The band announced that if there is a customer who wants to jam with them, he or she can join with them on the stage. And so, my cousin voluntered herself and she sang with them. It was a great night for us. The place is so cool. Lighting is good. It was not too dark and not too light either. We enjoyed the food, and lots of drinks. Anyhow if you are looking for a lighting truss, you can easily find it online.