Delivery Made Easy With Shiply

It’s an age old problem. You see a piece of furniture that you love on eBay. It will be perfect for your home, and the price is just right too. But then you look at the listing and see the words that strike dread into your heart “collection only.” You have no way of collecting the item, no access to a van and truck that would help you, and so the item slips from your hands.

Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. With the rise of the selling of furniture on eBay, on Facebook selling pages, and through auction sites and house clearance sites, there is a real need for access to delivery services that can transport these bigger items. Shiply is currently answering these needs by offering a service which helps you to find a good courier in your local area to enable you to get that treasure.

Shiply is very easy to use. It labels itself as the ‘smarter way to move bulky or heavy items’ and it does this by putting you in touch with a range of delivery services. It currently has 102,334 rated transport providers and you can request a free quote from any one of them by using the Shiply simple form. Once you have made your requests you will get quotes from the companies, and you can then compare these to find the most suitable and competitive price. You can also read reviews from previous customers which may help you to make your decision.

Once you have found your delivery/courier company, your hard work is over. You can literally just sit back and wait for your item to be delivered. The companies have been rated and have also been through a range of rigorous checks and tests so you, and your goods, are in safe hands.

It is no longer the case that if you can’t have an item delivered by the seller or supplier then you can’t buy it. The service Shiply offers makes it easy to buy anything you want from anywhere you want, and that means the bargains will no longer be the one that got away.


Muddy Boots Storage With Vintage Apple Crates

One of the negative point people often mention when they are talking about storage solutions is how unattractive it can be. Go to Ikea and you will find acres and acres of plastic boxes that work well but look pretty horrible if we are being honest. If only there was some way to make storage more attractive.

Vintage Apple Crates do just that. Using sourced genuine vintage apple crates that have been sanded down, the sturdy and roomy crates are perfect for storing a range of objects. They have a gorgeous rustic look that will appeal to lovers of vintage and retro styling, but as they have also been upcycled, they are totally in keeping with our passion for recycling and reusing objects, something that is becoming more and more important in our ever throwaway society.

One of their most popular and useful products is their Muddy Boots crate. With Winter firmly taking a grip we are all looking for somewhere to store those wet and snowy wellies, and this continues into Spring, when rain brings us muddy paths and parks, particularly in semi rural areas like the one I live in. The muddy boots crate is roomy ( Crate Size: 50cm Length x 40cm Depth x 30cm Height) and attractive, with vintage style lettering on the front that has been hand stenciled to match in with the rustic/vintage feel.

Each crate has a larger gap under the top slat in each side so they can be easily carried when full. This means you can carry it outside when the weather warms up, and keep it somewhere inside, whether than be a shed or garage, or, like me, kept in the conservatory near to the back door so you can take your boots straight off when you come in from the garden.

How you store your boots is up to you, you can stand them up neatly, or just through them in, either way is fine – you may find more room for storage is they are thrown in randomly like I have done.

I love the vintage look and feel of the muddy boots crate and think they are a great addition to any home.

6 Ways To Escape The Demands of Daily Life

In life, it is important that you strike the right balance between passion and practicality. Instead of being a slave to your weekly routine, you should always be on the lookout for new opportunities to explore. Pushing your boundaries will allow you to understand yourself on a deeper level. It could also help you to boost your confidence levels, widen your social circle, improve your mood, and make the most of your time. Instead of sticking to your usual plan, this is your chance to mix things up. Below are six ways that you can escape the demands of daily life.

Embrace an adrenaline rush

If you are determined to leave your worries behind, at least for a moment, you should try to embrace an adrenaline rush. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to focus all of your attention on one activity instead of multi-tasking. Don’t worry; this doesn’t have to involve a bungee jump or a skydive. You can enjoy an exhilarating adrenaline rush by taking part in an Escape Room game. Why not invite all of your closest friends along and have fun working together to complete the process? Alternatively, you could sign up with your other half and enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary date night. Whatever you decide, the most important thing is that you are stepping outside your comfort zone.

Invest in your appearance

As a parent, it may feel as though you never have a moment to yourself. This can make it difficult to prioritize your beauty regime and to take pride in the way you look. Even if you are tight on time, it is important that you persevere. Investing in your appearance is one of the best ways for you to hold onto your identity. It can also help to boost your confidence levels by reminding you that you are worthy of self-love. That is why you should treat yourself to a regular spa day. It’s the ideal chance for you to do something truly indulgent and to spend some relaxing time away from your brood. Or, if you can’t find someone else to care for your little ones, you could plan a home spa day. It may not be the ideal way for you to relax, but you should at least give it a go. Another option is to arrange a shopping trip with a trusted loved one. It could be a great chance for you to experiment with a new look and to pick up some exciting pieces. Just make sure that you go with a loved one who is sure to offer you encouragement and support.


Spend time with your mommy friends

Spending time with your mommy friends is especially important if you are going to hold onto your sanity. When you are struggling through a difficult day, you need to have people to turn to who will understand your situation. This is also important when you are celebrating a parenting success. Perhaps you have guided your child through toilet training or managed to get your little ones to go to bed on time. While other people might not understand the magnitude of these achievements; your mommy friends are sure to relate. It is also likely that they will understand and share your attitude to making plans. Instead of worrying about letting people down at the last minute or turning up late to an event, you can take comfort in the fact that your fellow moms will understand the demands of your daily life.

Make the most of your drive

Another useful tip is to make the most of your drive. If you are in charge of the school run, you probably spend a lot of your time sitting in the car. While your kids may take over the vehicle as soon as they get in, there will be one half of the journey that you have to yourself. Why not use this time to have a little fun? You can make your drive more exciting by downloading an audiobook, using a speakerphone to chat with your friends, or taking the scenic route. You could also put together a playlist of your favorite tunes.  You could have one for the times when your kids are in the car and one for the times when you are rocking out in private.

Find an exercise activity that you enjoy

You can also escape the demands of daily life by finding an exercise activity that you enjoy. If you are tight on time, it is important that your workout doesn’t feel like another chore that you have to struggle through. Instead, it should be a great opportunity for you to zone out and show respect to your body. Why not sign up for a range of exciting activities? Hopefully, you will find one that you are truly passionate about and would like to fit into your weekly schedule. Then, you could think about inviting some of your friends along, or you could try to establish connections with the other people in your class.

Enjoy a moment of reflection

At the end of each day, you should take a moment to reflect on everything that you have learnt and experienced. It will help you to sort through your emotions and to prepare for the week ahead. One option is to keep a journal and to fill it with all of your innermost thoughts and feelings. You could even have a go at composing your own poems. Or, if writing isn’t for you, you should consider keeping a sketchbook. This is another brilliant opportunity for you to express yourself. If you are going to make the most of your time and enjoy everything that life has to offer, it is important that you have enough breathing space to evaluate your options. You need to make sure that you don’t get so caught up in your daily routine that you lose sight of what you really want from life.