Joy's Flair http://www.joysflair.com Lifestyle, Fashion, Shopping, Beauty, Home Improvement, Business and more Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:08:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 5 Benefits of Hiring Equipment on a Construction Sitehttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/5-benefits-of-hiring-equipment-on-a-construction-site/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/5-benefits-of-hiring-equipment-on-a-construction-site/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:08:36 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4226 Outlays, recruitment, schedules, deadlines and much, much more. When you’re in charge of a construction project, efficiency is the name of the game as you strive to keep costs down and maximise productivity. While some things may be out of your control (cue a thunderstorm that floods your site), there are ways to ensure your […]

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Outlays, recruitment, schedules, deadlines and much, much more. When you’re in charge of a construction project, efficiency is the name of the game as you strive to keep costs down and maximise productivity. While some things may be out of your control (cue a thunderstorm that floods your site), there are ways to ensure your job is a success. Hiring construction equipment is just one of them. Here are five of the reasons why this option may be attractive to you.

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Pay Only for What You Need, When You Need it

The best thing about hiring anything, whether it’s a heavy duty manhole box or a crane, is that you get to set the terms. Is this a once-off project that will last a month? Or are you in it for the long haul, where you will require equipment practically every day? If you answer ‘yes’ to the first question, than hiring equipment may be the way to go. Otherwise, you will be spending precious capital on items that will be sitting, gathering dust for much of the year.

Get Access to Latest Technology

Imagine paying less for the best. This is a reality when you choose to hire equipment; just because you’re not paying top dollar to own something, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from cutting edge technological developments. Companies that supply construction equipment on a rental basis, such as Mabey Hire, are competing for your patronage, so the more advanced equipment they can offer, the better.

Avoid Maintenance/Repair Costs

Now we come to costs. As anyone involved in the construction industry will know, maintaining or repairing faulty equipment can be very expensive. So much, in fact, that it can set your project back, leading to missed deadlines, unhappy clients and potentially even financial penalties. You need your job to run smoothly and by hiring equipment, you don’t have to worry about unexpected maintenance costs.

Say Goodbye to Storage Costs

As mentioned earlier, unless you’re using your equipment every day or every second day, you’re going to need to keep it/them somewhere safe and secure. Depending on the size of the pieces, you could be required to pay for a huge amount of storage space, whether that be in a warehouse or a private storage facility. When it comes to hiring, you can bid the equipment farewell as soon as it becomes unnecessary. Not only will you save on storage costs, but you don’t have to worry about burglary or natural disasters.

Minimise Transport Costs

Earlier, we covered getting ‘what’ you needed, ‘when’ you needed it. How about ‘where’? If you’ve just landed a new construction job in another city or state, and your equipment is held locally, you could have a tough – and expensive – time getting things from Point A to Point B. When it comes to hiring, all you need to do is some research on the most competitive hiring equipment in the new project’s area. Why not save yourself some money and stress?

Of course, whether or not these benefits apply to you and your construction site will depend on a number of factors. It’s clear, however, that hiring equipment should always be a consideration before starting any project.

Do you agree or disagree? Have you rented construction equipment in the past? What was the outcome? Share your thoughts below.

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Three Reasons to Keep an Eye on Trend Growthhttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/three-reasons-to-keep-an-eye-on-trend-growth/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/three-reasons-to-keep-an-eye-on-trend-growth/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:47:30 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4223 The business world is not unlike a fast flowing river. Trends can shift and change on a moment’s notice, which means that agile companies have a great chance of maintaining the path to success. Keeping an eye on those trends can result in getting an edge on the competition, increases in profitability, and elevated customer […]

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The business world is not unlike a fast flowing river. Trends can shift and change on a moment’s notice, which means that agile companies have a great chance of maintaining the path to success. Keeping an eye on those trends can result in getting an edge on the competition, increases in profitability, and elevated customer relationships. Charles Phillips, CEO at Infor, saw the trend of cloud computing moving toward the software industry, and his decision to embrace the trend has served the company extremely well. Following that model of identifying trends can be a huge asset to any organization.
 

Getting an Edge

Competition in any industry can be fierce. Keeping an eye on what trends are affecting customers and competitors can reveal several opportunities. Proactive companies have the will to adapt to the coming changes. A business that is first to break new ground often ends up at the head of the pack with the competitors struggling to keep up. In short, businesses that position themselves to act have a better chance of getting to the front of their respective industry.
 

Increase Profitability

Profit is the blood that drives businesses. Trends and cycles affect profitability, which means knowing what is happening externally and internally can be the difference between performing at the same pace and outperforming expectations. Doing the same thing day after day might keep earnings steady, but watching for factors that can turn into opportunities can lead to substantial growth. Analyzing the market and identifying trends as they occur is often what separates leaders from followers.
 

Elevate Customer Relationships

Customers enjoy doing business with companies that are industry leaders. By adapting to changes and fluctuations in the marketplace, organizations can firmly assert their position as best-in-class operations. That position works wonders when it comes time to extend contracts, develop contacts, or negotiate new deals. By keeping up with the trends in any market a company can enhance its reputation, which will draw customers to the doors.
In the end, staying on top of developments in an industry keeps a company from being reactive. Keeping an eye on changes and trends helps a business get an edge on the competition, increase profitability, and bring customer relationships to new heights. Instead of watching competitors seize opportunities and take calculated risks, a successful company is proactive by constantly analyzing trends. In the fast paced business world of today, success can be elusive. Keeping a company nimble and ready to shift course, regardless of what the rest of the industry is doing, can be the difference making process that separates first and second place. Since trends move quickly, businesses have to adapt just as fast.

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An Easy Guide To Getting More Out Of Your Homehttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/an-easy-guide-to-getting-more-out-of-your-home/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/an-easy-guide-to-getting-more-out-of-your-home/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:28:47 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4219 Home is where the heart is, so feeling happy here is crucial if you want to enjoy a life of cheer. Making improvements to the property is an important task that comes with many rewards. But knowing where to turn can be confusing. The key to a happy home life is making the property work […]

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Home is where the heart is, so feeling happy here is crucial if you want to enjoy a life of cheer. Making improvements to the property is an important task that comes with many rewards. But knowing where to turn can be confusing.

The key to a happy home life is making the property work harder for you. Here are four easy steps to help get the most out of yours.

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Utilise Rooms

Most homeowners would love a little extra space in their home. However, far too many of us moan about the perceived lack of space when we don’t make the most of what’s available.

If you have a guest room for when your family stay over twice a year, it’s a waste. No arguments. You could be achieving so much more with that space, and these suggestions should get your creative juices flowing.

The key to creating a happy home is to make the most of your available resources. Spare rooms should be top of the list for potential improvements.

Get More From Garden

The garden adds a whole new realm of possibility to your home. It is the perfect place to enjoy family entertainment and relaxing afternoons in the sun. But this wonderful asset is only worth having if you’re prepared to give it the attention it deserves.

It doesn’t take much work to transform your garden. A Japanese Maple tree will add immense beauty to the outside area, encouraging you to spend more time there. Besides, getting back into touch with nature is a great way to educate your children in a fun environment too.

Anyone without a garden will tell you how much they’d love one. Appreciate this blessing and your home will feel better than ever.

Invest In A Quality Dining Table

Modern life makes it difficult to spend as much time as we’d like with our loved ones. Mealtimes are one of the last remaining traditions that give us a chance to catch up with the family. Far too many people settle for eating microwave meals while slouched in front of the TV.

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Investing in a table that’s big enough to accommodate your family is a must. This important piece of furniture can help you rediscover the joy of spending mealtimes together. You can also inject a little extra fun by making simple recipes with the children.

If nothing else, eating together will give you a chance to promote healthy eating.

Add Luxury To The Bathroom

One of the easiest rooms to upgrade is the bathroom. Better still, it’s one that can make a huge difference to your life and mental well-being.

After a hard day’s work, nothing beats a little peace and quiet while soaking away in the tub. The simple addition of scented candles can create a wonderful atmosphere. If you want to complete the feeling of luxury, new towels are a must.

Everyone loves a spa day, but you don’t have to leave your home to feel the ultimate relaxation. Allowing your property to boost your recovery will make a noticeable improvement. It’s a small change but brings great results.

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Amazing Fashion Inspiration from Around the Worldhttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/amazing-fashion-inspiration-from-around-the-world/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/amazing-fashion-inspiration-from-around-the-world/#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:39:28 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4215 I’ve always been fascinated by different fashion trends around the world. What might be the height of style in one place can seem utterly bizarre somewhere else. However, there are plenty of locations across the globe that are perfect for fashion inspiration. By adding different cultures trends to your wardrobe, you can expand your style […]

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I’ve always been fascinated by different fashion trends around the world. What might be the height of style in one place can seem utterly bizarre somewhere else. However, there are plenty of locations across the globe that are perfect for fashion inspiration. By adding different cultures trends to your wardrobe, you can expand your style in an entirely unique way. Here’s some incredible fashion inspiration from around the world.

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Japan

The women of Japan know how to dress! The trends here are so quirky that they’ve actually become a whole new style in themselves. Japanese pop culture is a heavy influence on much of the western world, so why not incorporate it into your style? In this country, it’s all about having fun with your clothes. Dressing to show off your playful side. Pastel hair, frilly sleeves, puffy skirts and long socks. Just picture your favourite character from any anime TV series and you’ve got it. You can easily take some inspiration from this girly look and add it to your wardrobe.

Germany

Traditional German dress is an awesome trend that I think more people should embrace! If you’ve ever been to Oktoberfest, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ll also see this popular trend all over Austria and some Scandinavian countries. It’s quite simple to pull off. All you need is a bodice, skirt, blouse and apron. It may not be something you want to wear shopping on a daily basis, but you can include this layered look in most outfits. It’s the buxom babe attitude that really finishes this trend off, however.

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Middle East

There’s something truly special about Middle Eastern fashion; that’s becoming more popular by the day. Much of the trends centre around Islamic clothing, which means dressing modestly. However, women are now looking for ways they can dress this style up. Hijabs and head coverings have become popular with fashionistas and celebrities around the world. To pull this look off, you simply need to dress in a modest way. Which I think makes a nice change from the mini skirts we see every summer.

Russia

Now Russian women know what they’re doing when it comes to fashion! Admittedly, you probably want to wait until winter before you try and pull this trend off. After all, much of the look is centred around fur (faux, please!) coats and hats. There’s something that just makes me feel all warm and cosy about seeing a Russian woman dressed up. Go full on Bond Girl with a cocktail dress and faux fur shawl, for your evenings out on the town.

India

If you’ve ever seen a Bollywood film, then you’ll know that fashion in India is a big deal. The women in these films look absolutely stunning in their saris and jewellery. You’ll also find this kind of fashion in places like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you’ve got the guts, go all out and wear a sari. You’ll look and feel fabulous! If you’re a bit nervous, simply bling up the clothes you’ve already got. Bollywood is all about the bling.

Who knew you could get fashion inspiration from so many different countries? Add a little bit of these cultures to your wardrobe and see how it can transform your look.

 

 

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6 Clever Hacks for a Minimalist Homehttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/6-clever-hacks-for-a-minimalist-home/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/6-clever-hacks-for-a-minimalist-home/#respond Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:38:08 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4211 The minimalist interior design look is big this season. Crisp neutral palettes and clutter-free surfaces are the order of the day. It’s not a hard trend to pull off, as long as you know what you’re doing. To help you along, I’ve put together some top tips, tricks and hacks. You’ll be on your way […]

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The minimalist interior design look is big this season. Crisp neutral palettes and clutter-free surfaces are the order of the day. It’s not a hard trend to pull off, as long as you know what you’re doing. To help you along, I’ve put together some top tips, tricks and hacks. You’ll be on your way to a minimalist home in no time.

  1. The Colours

As already mentioned, the key to this trend is crisp and neutral palettes. You don’t have to stick with all white everything, however. There are some beautiful pastel colours that will also work with this look. Buy yourself a tester pot of a crisp and pale colour, that you think will work in a particular room. Now, paint yourself a feature wall. This usually works best on something like a chimney breast. Another great idea is to paint the bottom half of your wall in your chosen colour. This will make your ceilings look higher too!

  1. De-Clutter

You cannot pull off the minimalist look with a tonne of clutter in your house. It’s time to get rid of that junk you’ve been harbouring for years! Make three piles of things you want to keep, things you could sell or donate, and things that can just be thrown away. This is a super quick way to de-clutter, that won’t feel like such a chore.

  1. Bookcases and Shelves

These are fundamental furniture pieces in a minimalist home. However, you don’t want to fill them with knick-knacks. This kind of defeats the object of trying to cut down on clutter. Instead, you want to think of them as pieces of art. Go for ornaments of different shades and sizes, to create a truly show-stopping piece.

  1. Drawers and Cupboards

If you were wondering where to put your clutter, this is it! You want to keep it out of sight, so invest in plenty of drawers, cupboards and dressers. You can even make your own if you’re feeling crafty. Companies like Accuride supply rails and slides for drawers, so you just need the wood. Paint them in one of the neutral colours you chose above.

  1. Hidden Storage

You may not have enough space in all your drawers and cupboards for everything that needs storing away. Luckily, there are some pretty clever hidden storage ideas on the internet. You can create pull-out shelves in your kitchen or knick-knack holders from old books. Have a look around on places such as Pinterest for ideas.

  1. The Big Clean

The last tip isn’t an interior design hack, as such. However, it will help you get a minimalist home. Before you unveil it to the world, you’re going to want to do a big clean. This will finish the look off and make you feel like you’re in a new house! I’m not talking about a little bit of vacuuming and polishing, however. We’re talking a deep clean, from top to bottom. You can’t have a minimalist home with dusty picture frames. Only once you’ve finished this mammoth task will you be ready to show off your new home.

I told you recreating this minimal look trend is super simple! Get started now and you’ll have an on-trend home in no time.

 

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How To Make Your New Home Feel More Funhttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/how-to-make-your-new-home-feel-more-fun/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/08/how-to-make-your-new-home-feel-more-fun/#respond Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:54:38 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4204 You’ve found the perfect property and put down a deposit. The move in date is fast approaching and you’re already thinking about how best to make your new house feel like a home. The new home should be a place for your family to grow with love and laughter. You work hard, and should be […]

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You’ve found the perfect property and put down a deposit. The move in date is fast approaching and you’re already thinking about how best to make your new house feel like a home.

The new home should be a place for your family to grow with love and laughter. You work hard, and should be able to enjoy your home life in style. The best way to do that is to make it entertaining.

Alternatively, your existing home might be starting to feel a little bland. Either way, you can utilise these tips to inject an extra sense of fun into your home life. You deserve it!

Make The Most Of New Opportunity

Moving into a new home provides you with the chance to start afresh. Seize the chance with open arms.

The home is for you and your family to enjoy. Make decisions that will improve your lives, and stop worrying about what others might think. If you love music, turn the spare room into a space for jamming sessions.

No matter what your hobby is, your equipment is precious. So be sure that your equipment is being transported safely with a professional moving company. After all, nobody wants to see their pride and joy broken in transit.

 

Use Outside Space

If the property has a garden, it would be criminal not to utilise it. It’s the perfect place for family friends and family to gather. Moreover, it’s one of the best places to nurture your children’s love for nature and activity.

Building a patio area with decking will provide the perfect place to enjoy warm evenings with a drink. You may even want to invest in a BBQ to increase the enjoyment. Meanwhile, you should create a space for children (OK, and adults) to play.

Simple garden games like giant Jenga or swing ball will provide fun. If you’ve got space, then you may want a trampoline to take things up a notch. No matter what your desires are, the garden is a place to cherish. Don’t let it go unappreciated.

 

Create A Home Cinema

If you’ve got a dining room, then it probably goes unused for quite long periods. After all, the demand of modern life can make it difficult to find time to have dinner together as a family.

Besides, if you’ve got a big kitchen, you can always put a table in there.

Home Theater, Almost Complete

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Instead of letting the dining room go to waste, turn it into a home cinema. You don’t have to go overboard by installing rows of chairs. Instead, you can use comfortable recliners to create an enjoyable experience.

Use a projector to get the big screen effect. Top this off with surround sound systems and the home cinema will soon become one of your favourite places in the house. Alternatively, you can hook up a video games console and play interactive games like Xbox Kinect on the big screen as a family.

For Dad, it could even double up as the perfect venue for watching sports with the guys. The possibilities are endless.

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To Build Or Not To Build?http://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/to-build-or-not-to-build/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/to-build-or-not-to-build/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:16:25 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4196 Building or buying is a hot topic when it comes to furniture. There are good arguments for both and both can be a good choice for your home. But, how do you make the decision? That is dependent on you as an individual and your needs. What you need to do is compare the positives […]

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Building or buying is a hot topic when it comes to furniture. There are good arguments for both and both can be a good choice for your home. But, how do you make the decision? That is dependent on you as an individual and your needs. What you need to do is compare the positives and the negatives and figure it out for yourself, which is why we are here to help.

Cheap Vs Expensive

It sounds like a stupid argument, but there are positives to both. Of course, we all love a bargain and getting our money’s worth. Plus, sometimes we cannot afford the perfect furniture and accessories for the home because we don’t have the cash. That is understandable and there is nothing wrong with it. But, the quality of the homemade furniture is not as good as the premade stuff. You pay for quality.

Style Vs Substance

What do you prefer? DIY furniture and readymade furniture can be both stylish and practical at the same time. But, furniture from outlet stores can be generic and might not fit the tone of your home. On the flip side, if you do it yourself the quality may not be as good and it won’t be as durable.

Time & Effort Vs Ease

There is no doubt that it is easier to buy furniture that is ready to go. All you need to do is pass over your card details and arrange delivery. Doing it yourself, however, does require a lot of time and effort. However, the pride and sense of achievement is like no other when you finally get the job done.

Whatever you decide, make sure you do not take the decision lightly.

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What I Would Do If I Had A Spare Roomhttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/what-i-would-do-if-i-had-a-spare-room/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/what-i-would-do-if-i-had-a-spare-room/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2015 03:27:05 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4191 We all wish we had more room at home. But we also all know that we would fill it up and need more in next to no time! If I did have a spare room that I didn’t need, I think it would become a bit like a den or hangout room. Somewhere just to […]

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We all wish we had more room at home. But we also all know that we would fill it up and need more in next to no time! If I did have a spare room that I didn’t need, I think it would become a bit like a den or hangout room. Somewhere just to sit back and read a book, or natter with friends over drinks. I think a room that had no purpose might even be used more than all the others!

My multi-functional space would probably have really casual seating. I’ve always fancied those huge bean bag chairs at Comfysacks.com like the ones that trendy offices have. I love bright and vibrant colors, so I think two or three in different colors will create a great look. I’ll probably need a low-level coffee table to put my wine glass on too.

Some blackout blinds in a bold color would look good in this room. I can get rid of all the light, so I can meditate or watch a movie. I’ll have to get a projector screen to make the most of the movies too. Perhaps there will be a little beer fridge humming in the background. Now I’m even thinking about popcorn machines!

A good sound system will be needed. I can pop on some of my favorite tracks to sing along to, or choose something calming for Yoga. The decor will probably be a bit too bright and bubbly for Yoga though. If I choose some wild patterns for my accent wall, then the room might be more suited to a wild party atmosphere!

I think my ideas for this imaginary spare room are definitely heading toward the more energetic end of the spectrum. I kind of like the idea of using it for fitness too. Maybe I’ll have an exercise bike in there so I can work out while I’m watching a movie. Or I could invite the girls over for a dancing game on my games console. That’s definitely energetic so I’m bound to get a good workout.

Blues, cerise pinks, and yellows are in my mind for a color scheme. I can see them all on a white background to help bring out the vibrancy and separate them clearly. I love art, and I quite fancy the idea of some modern pieces on the wall. Swirls and geometric shapes could look quite contemporary in my imaginary spare room.

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I also like the idea of those kinds of a pattern for a rug. The texture is important to me, especially if I’m barefoot or seated close to the ground. Long, wooly fibers, and crinkly effects could look and feel great in this room. It will be nice to place the bean bag chairs around it and stretch my feet out onto it. Heavenly.

Dreaming about a spare room does make me want one even more. Maybe one day I’ll have the space. Or perhaps building the space will be my next big home project! How would yours look?

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What You Should Do When a Flood Hitshttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/what-you-should-do-when-a-flood-hits/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/what-you-should-do-when-a-flood-hits/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:05:03 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4188 Flooding can be devastating for your home, and it’s no fun to deal with either. The repair process needs to start swiftly though. Here’s how to go about it. Make Sure It’s Safe to Return All floods are unique, and the damage they cause varies from case to case. If the flood you experienced was […]

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Flooding can be devastating for your home, and it’s no fun to deal with either. The repair process needs to start swiftly though. Here’s how to go about it.

Make Sure It’s Safe to Return

All floods are unique, and the damage they cause varies from case to case. If the flood you experienced was bad enough to force you out of your home, you should make sure it’s safe before you return. You first need to check for any visible signs of structural damage to the property. If you can see any warping, cracks or holes in the property, you shouldn’t risk entering it. Get professional help if you’re concerned about the structural health of the property.

The electrical supply to the home also needs to be cut before you enter it. As you should know, water and electricity don’t mix well at all! Go to your fuse box and switch off the main electrical supply to the home. To see where you’re going when you enter the property, you’ll need to take a flashlight. You don’t want to be tripping and falling in there. It’s also important to prepare yourself for what you’ll find before you go inside. Seeing your home and possessions damaged can be difficult.

Call the Insurance Company

As soon as the flood hits, and you’re safe, you should make sure that you call your home insurance provider. If the flood has caused comprehensive damage to a lot of home in your area, the phone line will probably be busy. But don’t give up just because you’re not getting a response. You should keep calling until you get through because it’s important that it gets reported as soon as possible.

Not all types of flood damage are covered by home insurance policies. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, you should always make sure that your home insurance covers flood damage. You should ask them what your next step should be. They might be happy for you to get going with the repair work. But in some circumstances, they might want to send out their own inspector to look at the damage to your property in person.

 

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Dry Everything Out

Before you go ahead with drying out the home, you should make sure you take plenty of photos of what the home looked like when you first returned to it. This has to be done because your insurer will want to see evidence of the damage before they cough up the cash. So, don’t put yourself in a difficult situation by fixing things before your insurer has seen the damage. When that’s done, you can start to try out your home and its contents.
It’s not an easy or pleasant process but it has to be done as swiftly as possible. Within 48 hours, mold will start to grow, and that can cause severe damage to your property. Take wet possessions out of the home and dry them somewhere else. The carpets, floors and walls will need to be dried professionally for the best results – click for our source. This will help you make sure that the job is done to the highest possible standard.

No one wants to have to go through this process. But it’s important to act quickly and carefully when your home floods.

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Improve Any Work Space With a Few Simple Additionshttp://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/improve-any-work-space-with-a-few-simple-additions/ http://www.joysflair.com/2015/07/improve-any-work-space-with-a-few-simple-additions/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:41:09 +0000 http://www.joysflair.com/?p=4182 There are many ways one can make a work space more efficient and functional. All it takes is some basic organization and the right equipment. By incorporating a few small changes to any kitchen, garage, or work shop, one can turn the space into an easy to use room with everything they need at their […]

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There are many ways one can make a work space more efficient and functional. All it takes is some basic organization and the right equipment. By incorporating a few small changes to any kitchen, garage, or work shop, one can turn the space into an easy to use room with everything they need at their fingertips.

The first step towards efficiency is to clean out the area of any items that are either no longer needed or never used. By purging the space of unnecessary clutter one will be adding much needed work space and storage. Once the workspace has been decluttered it is easy to see just how many tools, equipment, or materials are actually being utilized. These things should be placed where they can be reached quickly when needed. Adding wall mounted cabinets can create a lot of storage space without taking up any of the floor space. This open floor area can be utilized by adding some sort of island or work bench to the room.

A kitchen island instantly gives the home cook more counter space as well as a place to store extra pots, pans, and dishes. In the garage a work bench will do the same thing by providing a flat work space as well as storage for tools and materials. By placing caster wheels to the bottom of these islands and work benches you’ll find they become even more functional. The wheels allow them to easily be slid to the side when the extra floor space is needed. It also gives one the ability to move the structure to the most convenient spot depending on exactly what they are working on at the time. Using casters with brake levers allows the island to be locked in place so that it doesn’t roll around while you are trying to work on top of it. Casters can be found at your local home improvement retailer, hardware store, or online from merchants such as Access Casters Inc.

Once a work space is de-cluttered and organized it becomes a much more valuable space to any cook, crafter, or mechanic. The addition of islands, counter tops, and extra cabinets can make working in theses spaces much more efficient while saving you plenty of time and stress.

 

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