Thrifty Valentine Idea. Give Your Loved One A Break, Absolutely FREE!

Thrifty Valentine Idea. Give Your Loved One A Break, Absolutely FREE!

If you are struggling to come up with the best and most cost-effective Valentines gifts, here is your saviour.

Give the gift of time for free! With us all tightening our belts and with only a few days left to think of a great present that your other half deserves, it is likely that you’ve started worrying about what you’re going to do?!

When it comes to the perfect gifts is your mind totally blank?  Why not give a gift with a difference? A Gift of Time!

Why not give your Partner a break whilst you do all the Dirty Work! You could Do the Washing, Clean the House..Fix that tap that has been dripping for months, Run her a relaxing bath or clean his car!..

Bridget of the north love coupons, houseworkOr Why Not get creative and make a Chore Cheque Book?  they make a wonderful gift for that special person in your life. Create them by hand or use print some Chore coupons, they are  completely free and easy to use.7
You can  cut out the coupon’s that you want to use, and staple them into a little booklet. Or Hide them around the house for your other half to find! Chore coupons have no expiration date and can be used at any time.

Tips For Work From Home Mums

Tips For Work From Home Mums

Work from home mum’s

Many mum’s who work from home struggle with a lack of self-organisation.

 If you required help getting your life and time organised in order to be more productive, you can apply some of these hints and tips to improve your life and your income.

Do you feel that you are living in a chaos life? Do you feel that your time is not spent working effectively?

Organization Tips for Work from Home Mums:

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Ÿ         Scheduling time for work.

Ÿ          If you are inconsistent with the time you put in to your work you will have very poor results. Increase your consistency and watch your profits climb. Make sure to schedule regular time for work.

Ÿ         Scheduling time for household management.

When your surroundings are not organized and there is always something calling for your attention before you can settle down to work, work will keep being put off for another time.

 Create a household maintenance schedule and be diligent in working your plan. Find peace as your home and work surroundings become more and more organised.

Ÿ         Scheduling time for relationships.

If all you ever do is work on your household chores or your business you will soon lose the satisfaction and the benefits of working from home – having time for family relationships. Keep your priorities in order and schedule adequate time to build relationships. Then you will not be interrupted with guilt when it is time to concentrate on business.

Ÿ         Keep your work space organised.

Be vigilant about keeping your immediate surroundings in order. This order generates calm, productivity and creativity; three very valuable tools for success.

Take some time daily to maintain order where you work.  Create a Inbox, Outbox & Pending file, file correctly when completed.
Create separate files for each aspect of your business. Keep Client, Customers & Employee’s details in files, along with all customer correspondence.

Ÿ         Keep your output organised.

Organise your working time. Work on the items of most importance first. Do not let the urgent steal your valuable work time.

Use Our Periodic activity work sheet to help keep up with the frequency of priority tasks and to keep book-keeping up to date.

Ÿ         Maintain your hard work.

Now that you’ve put all this effort into organising your surroundings, your work, your relationships and your productivity guard your efforts ruthlessly.

Do not let this calm slip away into chaos again.
Learn to keep your life organized. 

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Run Your Own Cleaning Service- Templates and guides

If you’re considering setting up a new business, a cleaning service could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

 You don’t have to spend a fortune to get started in this lucrative business. You can start now with little cash and no experience.

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After running a successful business for a number of years I decided it was time to move on and I sold it on,I loved it but don’t get me wrong,  it was hard work and there are a lot of competitors out there, but that shouldn’t stop you.

You can run this business on your own or have people who carry out the cleaning  on your behalf and you act as an agency.

It’s easy to start-up and can be operated from home with few overheads! it’s not a get rich quick scheme, it requires hard work and persistence (take it from someone who knows!)

Do your research and use some of the templates below to get started!

I suggest you use the guides to get a better idea of the business, then add all the details you need to make them your own and visit a business start-up adviser, or contact your local Jobcentre and they will give you a nudge in the right direction and you may be eligible for business start-up grants/ loans.

Cleaner Agreement

Cleaner Inquiry Form

 Cleaner registration

Cleaners Good Conduct Guide

CLEANING AGENCY AGREEMENT

Interview Check List

Quote form

Standing Order Form

Standing order Agency/ Agreement Letter

Welcome Letter

What to expect from your Domestic Assistant

DISCLAIMER: These are templates and guides I have used myself and produced through research and collecting information from various sources over time.

Please be aware that information provided by this blog is subject to change. We recommend that you do not take any information held within as a definitive guide to the law or the relevant matter being discussed. You are advised to seek legal or professional advice where necessary rather than relying on the content supplied by the author of this blog.

Due to the nature of the matters discussed on this blog, the information contained within it and any pages linked to from it are clearly subject to change, without warning. The law, regulations and other forms of legal governance are constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of the modern world and it is impossible to comprehensively detail the nature of such within the confines of a blog in a concise, up-to-date manner.

You will find links to guidance on what you need to do for tax and National Insurance purposes when you start-up a business as a self-employed person, a partnership or a limited company at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/index.htm , You will also find links to additional help and support HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer new businesses

 

Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business- Ideas, Guides And Plans

Start Your Own Window Cleaning Business- Ideas, Guides And Plans

If your considering setting up a new business, a Window Cleaning service could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

 You don’t have to spend a fortune to get started in this lucrative business. You can start now with little cash and no experience.

Here are some guides  & templates to download that may help you set up a new business in Window cleaning! they include a rough idea of the services, a few tips and sample contracts you could use if you would be hiring.
The contracts will also give you and idea of terms and conditions of the business and its a good head start if you were thinking of setting up as a window cleaner!

I suggest you use the guides to get a better idea of the business, then add all the details you need to make them your own and visit a business start up adviser, or contact your local Jobcentre and they will give you a nudge in the right direction and you may be eligible for business start up grants/ loans.

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Click on the guides below to download.

Equipment Needed

How To Clean a Window

Window Cleaning Agency Agreement

Window Cleaning Good Conduct Guide

Window Cleaning, Getting Customers

DISCLAIMER: These are templates and guides I have used myself and produced through research and collecting information from various sources over time.

Please be aware that information provided by this blog is subject to change. We recommend that you do not take any information held within as a definitive guide to the law or the relevant matter being discussed. You are advised to seek legal or professional advice where necessary rather than relying on the content supplied by the author of this blog.

Due to the nature of the matters discussed on this blog, the information contained within it and any pages linked to from it are clearly subject to change, without warning. The law, regulations and other forms of legal governance are constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of the modern world and it is impossible to comprehensively detail the nature of such within the confines of a blog in a concise, up-to-date manner.

You will find links to guidance on what you need to do for tax and National Insurance purposes when you start up a business as a self-employed person, a partnership or a limited company at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/startingup/index.htm , You will also find links to additional help and support HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer new businesses

Mothers Day Idea From The Heart That Will Blow Her Away And Not Cost A Penny

Mothers Day Idea From The Heart That Will Blow Her Away And Not Cost A Penny

Take your mother (Mam, Mum, Mom) on a trip down memory lane by creating a personalized photo and video slide show. It’s easy to do and will be a huge hit with the entire family.

Here’s a few tips and ideas for your Mothers Day Movie

  • Search and gather old photos and video clips to include in your mothers day slide show. Dig up old photos from the past, holiday photos or anything you find that would make a great addition to your slide show, you can also add your favourite  photos from social networking sites such as Facebook. Why not search online for pictures of shows you used to watch together or places you visited as a child for that extra special touch.
  • Import your photos & videos into slide show software to create your show. You’ll want to choose a slide show tool that’s easy to use and gives you the flexibility to output to multiple formats. Windows Movie Maker is programmed into my computer so I have made one from that, but for extra jazz SmileBox is an excellent tool (and my personal fave) for creating slide shows for any occasion! I have used it many times and it is free with the option to upgrade for extra feature.
  • You can add descriptions or captions to each photo or write something on it. It’ll make mothers recall those happy days!

    Happiness is the best gift

  • If you want to get extra clever, you could narrate it and use your own voice to talk through the movie, or add a special poem or perhaps your babies cute little giggle (I have done this before using Movie Maker and it worked a treat!)
  • Most slideshow/movie  makers have pre installed templates that are ready to just add your images & videos too, you can customise the text too to personalise. take a look at the animated templates that are free to use with smilebox… http://www.smilebox.com/mothers-day-slideshows.html

    Also here are a few details from their site…

Smilebox is a  simple application for PC or Mac lets you quickly and easily create slideshowsinvitationsgreetingscollagesscrapbooksand photo albums right on your computer. With more than 1000 customizable templates to choose from, you’ll find inspiration around every corner. With their new  iPhone app you can share your moments on the go as well.

And Smilebox gives you more ways to share: Facebook, email, blog, printing at home or to a store, and burning to DVD. Smilebox makes sharing photos with your family and friends easy, unique and memorable.

  • Create your slideshow. With most Slide show making apps you can quickly get started by using the built-in wizards. Just click-through the steps to add your photos and any video clips you have, import a soundtrack, add effects and you’re done! Go back and add fun title slides or captions to any photo!

Decide how you’d like to output your slide show. DVD for playing back in the living room, Email for playing back on a laptop or to project during a dinner or event, you may even want to output to YouTube or Facebook so friends and family from far away can enjoy the slide show you’ve put together for Father’s Day.

Never under-estimate the power of a Mothers Day slide show. You’ve created a special keepsake and touching tribute that everyone will love watching. Photos from the past are always fun to look back at. With the addition of a touching favourite song of hers, you’ve got a recipe for success! (just don’t forget to bring the box of tissues – there won’t be a dry eye in the room!)

 

How To Make Your Own Curling Wand From An Old Pair Of Curling Tongs For Free! (psst, it works just as well)

How To Make Your Own Curling Wand From An Old Pair Of Curling Tongs For Free! (psst, it works just as well)

I’ve been an avid fan of Pinterest and if you don’t what that is, you’re missing out! I wouldn’t even know where to start on how to explain what Pinterest is other than it’s an amazing website.  They have arts & craft ideas I would’ve never ever thought of, wedding ideas, recipes, holiday decor, home decor, fashion, beauty, destinations, and just a whole bunch of great stuff.

Anyways, I’ve been liking and reposting a lot things on Pinterest and have finally got down to trying some of the projects I liked. So last week I decided to do my first Pinterest project, which was turning my unused curling iron into a curling wand. I’ve always wanted a curling wand but I wasn’t really trying to spend a lot of £££ just to curl my hair. So when I saw how to make one myself, I was ecstatic! It was really easy to do and all you need is a screw driver and 5 minutes of your time. Also I’ve included step by step instructions as well as pictures for those who want to try this.

Here’s the directions to make your own curling wand from an old curling iron:

1) unhook the curling iron stand by simply pulling it apart and it should pop right off.

2) unscrew and remove the clamp part of the iron (the part of the iron where you put your hair in the middle of)

3) remove the spring by unscrewing it and then take the screw that held the spring in place and screw it back into the hole where the spring used to be to keep the metal tube part that covers the heating component together. (hopefully that makes sense??)

4) then plug it in and enjoy your new curling wand, tada!

The best part is that it works just as good as buying the expensive ones but without spending a penny!