Keep Your Valuable and Breakable Possessions Safe in the Midst of a Home Makeover


After the dark days of January many people’s thoughts start turning to spring and the prospect of giving their homes a complete new look. If you’ve lived in your home for any length of time then you’ve probably accumulated a good deal of possessions. When you’re planning a serious makeover it’s best to put crockery, glassware and other breakables (apart from essentials) somewhere safe. Bubble wrap packaging is the ideal material for wrapping and putting away items that could come to harm.

Where Are You Planning to Start?

If you want to revamp the whole of the downstairs of your house, probably the best place to start is the kitchen. Make sure that you’ve got a space for your kettle, microwave and old crockery while the work is going on there. It’s a good idea to cover the floor and units in plastic sheeting if you plan on painting and retiling your kitchen. Make sure that any wall plates and good crockery are individually wrapped in bubble wrap packaging and placed in bubble bags. Keep the breakables securely wrapped and stored until the makeover is completed.

Driving Everyone Out of the Dining Room

When you decide to give your dining room a full makeover, kids will have to finish their homework in their bedrooms rather than at the dining room table. Whether you are painting or papering the room you will need to protect the floor and any furniture you plan to keep with plastic sheeting. It’s a good idea to get yourself some bubble wrap rolls when you need to safeguard ornaments and glassware. Once any breakables are securely wrapped and labelled they can be stored upstairs in plastic bags.

Sprucing Up Your Sitting Room

If your sitting room looks sad and dull, why not paint it a shade lighter and change dreary curtains for some pretty blinds. Make sure that you protect your sitting room furniture with dust sheets and put any coffee table books etc. into plastic bags. Make sure that you’ve got enough bubble wrap left for any breakables.

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Make Shopping Easy on Your Feet with the Right Footwear


In the current economic climate, more people than ever before spent less on Christmas presents as they decided to wait for the sales to invest in larger items.

Luxury household goods such as flat screen televisions and top of the range digital cameras are often available at a significant reduction during the winter sales. Have a precise budget for the sales and don’t go beyond it, no matter what the temptation. Overloading your credit card now will cost you more in interest as the year progresses.

I don’t know about you but I’ve never been so keen to get something at a much lower price than usual, that I’d camp outside the store all night – though many people do. Shopping makes enough of an impact on your feet, without the additional problem of having little or no rest the night before. The way to get the most for your money during the sales is to make sure that you have eaten a good breakfast, and are warmly and comfortably dressed before you set off. Low blood sugar and aching feet are not good shopping companions.

If you are suitably fed and watered, that’s half the battle, if there’s snow on the ground then a pair of united nude boots will ensure that you stay upright and that your feet are warm, dry and comfortable. There is nothing worse than cold, wet and aching feet when you are trying to concentrate on getting your hands on that Sony camera before the woman in front of you. Take care of your feet and your shopping experience will be a lot more satisfactory.

At sale time it does help if the weather stays dry and not too cold but you still need to ensure that you wear good, strong shoes that fit properly. If you are anything like me then you probably want shoes that are attractive as well as easy on your feet. United shoes for women are well made and distinctly feminine and will make your shopping trip a breeze.

If conditions worsen then you may need to step it up a notch with a pair of timberland boots which I have always found to be excellent in the winter, though more practical than stylish!

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The Blackberry Curve 8900


Blackberry has been offering quality mobile phones and computing devices since their start in 2002.  With advancing technology their phones have seemingly become more advanced throughout the years with faster processors and more memory.  One of the newer phones in the long line up is the Blackberry Curve 8900.  This refined phone has the perfect balance between performance and usability, and offers organizer applications and email that is geared to simplifying your life and keeping you connected.  With so many smartphones to choose from in this day and age of mobility, it is important to know the specifications of each before making an investment.

Like all Blackberrys, the 8900 has a fast and reliable Internet browser that can be used in combination with the QWERTY keyboard that mimics that of a computer.  With the ability to access text messaging services, social networking, email and Flickr accounts, staying in touch with everyone from both work and home has never been easier.

The Curve 8900 is the newest in the Curve series.  Because of this it is understandable that not only is the WiFi improved, but the GPS can located your current location and destination and offer detailed directions to keep you on time.  With the ability to search for restaurants, stores, and offices, even if you forgot the address you can search and import it through the GPS navigation.

Capturing special moments has never been easier with the 3.2 MP camera built-in to the device.  While many forget digital cameras from time to time, most do not forget this mobile phone.  Have a phone, Internet, email and camera all-in-one available in your pocket.  Sharing pictures can be easily uploaded via email, text messaging and Myspace accounts.

These are just a few of the features the Curve has to offer.  Browse and shop online retailers like for the best Blackberry Curve deals and contracts.  Whether this or another model is the choice for you, Blackberry deals are available throughout the Internet by reputable sellers.

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