Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Smart shopping! Save more!! How to Save more cash while shopping

How to save more cash while shopping

Shopping can be tricky. You may end up spending all the cash at hand if there is no determination to focus on the actual thing you need to purchase. Use this tips as a guide to help you spend less and save more. This is smart shopping.


Plan shopping 

Before you start shopping, plan out your needs to last a week or more. Some people plan their shopping to last for a month mostly for non-perishable goods. You can equally stock your freezer in case you need to buy perishable but edible products. Mind the expiry date of what you are buying. Adequate planning of your shopping will help you to cut cost (transportation cost, the stress of going out to shop all the time and bank charges if you are shopping online). You can plan a meal that will last for a week while checking your store to note the things you need and what you do not need. Do not buy more than what you need to prevent wastage.

Choose in-store or online shopping

Decide whether you will go for outdoor shopping or online shopping. In-store and online shopping have various advantages and disadvantages. One advantage of shopping in-store is that you will get to see what you are buying face to face with the ability to bit the price down after bargaining whereas, online shopping prices are fixed. One good thing about online shopping is that you will just make the order and your goods are mailed or brought to your doorsteps.


Wait for offers

This works more for online shopping. There are times when the price of products comes down.  Target the period when it is 60% off, 30% off and so on. In-store shops in different countries also offer coupons and deals. Make this your target to reduce cost.


Change your brand

If you are the type that likes high and expensive brands, you may not really get to save cash through this. Most times, the brands are high because they have made name thereby, making the product to become expensive. Other well-known brands with a lower price and the same quality as the expensive brand are in the market. You can go for that to save cash.


Shop with a list

Make a list of your purchase. Write out the list of the things you want to purchase. This will aid your selection and prevent you from adding what you do not want to your cart.Compare pricesYou can make comparison of prices from different shopping price websites if you prefer online shopping and in-store outlets in your vicinity.

Turn shopping to a saving platform

The aim is to help you resist the urge of spending unnecessarily. You can take the leftover amount from the purchase and deposit in a savings account. When you buy a commodity worth $100 at the rate of $50, you will have $50 as leftover. Save it.


 Set your budget, pay in cash

Make a budget of the things that you want to purchase and prepare to pay in cash. Although, it may not always work that way, you may need to use your credit/debit card in some places. You really need the determination to stay on your budget.


Create a realistic saving goal

 Know the reason for your decision to save and stick to it. You may need to set a goal that you will save a particular amount each week or month. Do not use it to buy just anything. Invest it in something that will increase your fund.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Kitchen focus: Choosing your kitchen appliance

Choosing your kitchen appliance

Appliances are an important part of the kitchen space. There are tons of them in the market. Selecting the appropriate one can be overwhelming. Prior to shopping, be familiar with your needs, your style, preferences and budget.
Kitchen appliances range from ovens, refrigerators, cook tops, dishwashers and ventilation system. The tips here will give you a start in deciding and choosing your appliances.

Consider your kitchen space and layout

Before shopping for your kitchen appliances, the first thing to do is to measure the space and layout of the kitchen. It will give you a picture of the size of appliance that you want.

Know your budget

Your budget will specify whether you will buy something expensive or cheap. Sometimes, an expensive thing does not mean that it is a good quality. Buy a model that will work well and last longer.

Go through reviews

Read reviews of the type of appliance you want to buy. Reviews/consumer reports are written from experience. Know the pros and cons of what you are buying.

Blend it

Let your appliances blend with the design of your kitchen. There are different forms of appliances and selection will be dependent on your taste. You can choose the ones designed to fit into your cabinet. It can give your kitchen a classy appearance. Styles of appliances vary and calmly viewing and checking can aid your selection process. The styles include built- in panel, standard free standing models, free standing professional style.  A trendy style is the brush chrome appliance style which almost resembles the stainless steel style. It is easy to clean compared to the stainless steel style.

What is your cooking need?

Know if you would want extra speed for your cooking. This will determine if your cooking appliances will be the pro or standard style and/or gas and electric. The pro-style has four or more burners with over 15,000 BTU while the standard ranges between 5000 and 14,000 BTU. Pro style ovens come with more oven racks measuring 30-60 inches whereas a standard oven measures 30 inches. Consider where you will place your cooking appliances when selecting them according to your need.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Spa equipment

Spa equipment for your business 

A standard spa will have different sections with its own peculiar equipment. Everyone loves to be pampered. The kind of equipment you have will determine your customers.
The list below represents the necessary spa equipment needed for adequate running of a spa.

Reception/Retail section

Retail furniture
Reception furnitures
Water features
Artwork/Room d├ęcor

Facials, skin and body care section

Multifunction spa tables
Advanced skin and body care systems
Magnifying lamps, lighting
Rotary brush units
Heat blankets
Masques, mud warmer
Mist sprayers, pulvenizers
Skin analyzers

Massage section

Massage tables
Massage chairs
Massage stone heaters
Massage stones

Water therapy section

Body treatment enclosures, floats
Specialty showers
Swiss showers
Vichy showers
Wet tables

Manicure and pedicure section

Manicure stations
Pedicure chairs
Portable footspas, pedicure bowls
Manicure pedicure seating
Pedi stools

Hair salon- Furniture, fixtures and equipment

Dry styling stations
Wet styling stations
Portable styling stations
Salon mirrors
Styling chairs
Stylist mat
Barber chairs
Shampoo chairs
Shampoo bowls, backwash stations
Shampoo cabinetsHair processors, steamers
Hair dryers, dryer chairs.

Epilation and waxing

 Wax warmers/heaters
Electrolysis equipment

Lockers, steam and sauna

Relaxation lounge chairs
SaunasTowel warmers
Swim suit water extractors
Weight scales.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Wedding bouquet

Wedding bouquet ideas


The bouquet pictures will add to your inspiration to select your wedding colors.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

How to setup a spa


Setting up a spa requires some effort. You should develop a good background of your niche in the spa industry if you really want your business to yield good income and get customers.

Know the niche and services that you intend to render

Be familiar with the aspect of the spa you want to indulge in and the services that you wish to offer. This will help you to determine the kind of space that you will need and the required equipment and utilities.

Research your competitors

Check to know the number of competitors you have, what they offer and the cost they charge their customers. It will give you an idea of the way you will run your spa to attract customers.

Choose a location

You need to pick a location where you know that your business will thrive well. Let it be distant from other spas so as to bit competition.

Brand your spa

  Give your spa a name and logo that depicts the purpose of your spa. Choose a brand name that is unique.

Register, incorporate your spa and get necessary documents.

Sign a lease or construct a building

 You can get a building lease or construct your own if you have the capacity. Design it to sooth your taste and to serve the purpose of a spa.

Order necessary furniture and equipment.

Hire qualified and licensed staff for administration, treatment and training.

Promote your spa on an opening day

Develop a marketing strategy for adequate promotion of your business.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Wedding dresses style

Wedding dresses idea