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Finding Time To Do Your Heart’s Desires When You Are Running On A Busy Schedule

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Once you leave college and start full time working, you hardly find to go on a date too. Or sometimes when you are a working mom you don’t have a lot of time to sacrifice for your household chores and go on dinner dates with your spouse like you used to. But don’t make your job a stop to all these life’s best moments. We have brought you some tips to continue with your heart’s desires while coping with your work.
Make a plan days ahead
Why need a plan when you know exactly what’s happening? But if you make a to-do list or a simple plan it will be a constant reminder for you about what to do after work. If you have to put the clothes to wash, give a bath to your dog, clean the house, go shopping or whatever it is just add it to the list. Run through the list once more after work and you know exactly what you have to do before you go to bed. By this you don’t have to postpone or ignore your duties as a mom or wife but keep up the good pace and balance. The next day you will sometimes have less work so you can devote it to go out, do some reading, going to a party or going on a date with your partner.
Help from others to do your house work
Sometimes your house work is the main thing you go on doing when you return after a busy day. If you want to totally get away from this hire a full time maid service and you can focus on other things. Especially when you have your toddlers to take care and keep an eye it’s hard to do household chores. Also if you are taking care of your parents or continue your business projects at home you need time. So let your house maid do all the cleaning, preparing meals and washing while you sit back and relax the time you spend at home. Turn your newspapers and yellow pages to find such companies and people that provide you with this service. Even the internet has a lot of options if you search properly.
Practice procrastination
The more you postpone your office work and other things the more you waste time. Once you are given a tasks fulfill it before the deadline and save all that time. This will also help you to live a stress free life. Many people fall into stress due to this problem of lacking procrastination. So, use your time wisely and take the correct decisions. By this you can save time and use that for all your favorite things to do. Make the best out of your day offs and weekends. Make time to meet friends, spend time with your family and go on vacations. Only if you practice this you will be a successful person.

Building A Home For The First Time

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Apart from the people who choose to buy a ready built home, there is a category that saves up and gets loans to build one from scratch on a property they have purchased. Here are 4 tips for such home builders.
Choosing a location
The main factor when choosing a piece of land is whether you can see yourself living in that spot for years from now. A house is an investment and isn’t like renting an apartment or annex to live in temporarily. The other factors are climate or the region and area, the ground stability to build, the utilities around the area and also the kind of neighbourhood/locality that you need.
In addition to this, see whether you will be able to find builders to construct your house in that area. If you are shifting to a long distant place, the builders in your present location might not want to travel so far.
Designing the home
Once you have decided on buying off plan property to build the home, consult with an architect or a group of architects to plan the infrastructure and interiors of your home. Choose a company with a good reputation as you wouldn’t want to have a house with an unstable base that will break at a strong storm. The best thing to do is consult with a professional that will work alongside you to achieve good results. Once you consult a professional, sit and design the number or rooms, bedrooms, the outline of the kitchen the layout of the living room etc. if you need some inspiration, buy a bunch of home magazines to help you out. Nevertheless, the architects will be experienced personnel who will sort this out for you.
Settling the required permits
Building a house is not only paying the cash and sealing the deal. You will have to consult with a notary or a solicitor, register any required documents and so on. If you are using a construction loan, have all the documents in line and also a duly completed form. Buy property off plan and land will lead you to a legal department where you will have to get the land under your ownership and this will take you about one month at most. In most areas, you will need to get a construction permit as well. For this, your construction company will need to supply you with the architectural diagrams and other documents like plumbing and electrical permit to be given to the housing department. This would depend on the place of living.
Installing essentials and furnishing
Once the house is completed, you will need to start the furnishing and installing process. You can either do this yourself or get an interior designer to help out. Installing items like bathtubs, kitchen cupboards, sinks etc. must be done through professional hands. You might also want to paint walls and do flooring if your construction company has not done this. It is best if you leave such work to a professional. When fitting the bathroom supplies, be sure to ask the plumber to check if the connections are anchored in and that there aren’t any leakages. Before switching on the utilities such as gas stove and electrical appliances, ask your technicians to examine for any faults.