Factors to consider before buying a dishwasher

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Appliances that save time and effort are in high demand now. Given the fast-paced lifestyle of the present times, there is hardly time to wait while food is being cooked or the floor is being cleaned. People are looking for more options to reduce human effort and waste of time which is why appliances like dishwashers are very common in today’s household. If you do not want a fair portion of your free time is spent in cleaning those dirty dishes, this buying a dishwasher is very important.

But out of the various brands and models of dishwashers NZ available, which one would you buy? If you are buying one for the first time, then here is a guide to help you out.

Important considerations to make

  • Size – The first and foremost factor that should be considered is the size of the dishwasher. Most households would find the 24” ones most suitable. For big houses where several people stay and dine together, larger dishwashers would be more appropriate due to the huge accumulation of dishes and saucers that is likely to happen. But if your house or kitchen is quite small and there isn’t must space to accommodate the 24” ones, then 18” dishwashers NZ would be the perfect choice for you.
  • Portability – If you are someone who would want to use the dishwasher only once in a while like when you are dead tired or when you have people coming over, then it would unwise to buy a dishwasher that needs to be kept at a fixed place at all times because it’s just too heavy. You would surely want to free up space when the washer isn’t being used and for that reason, portable dishwashers NZ would be the right choice for you.
  • Dirt sensors – Not all dishes need the same level of cleaning. So, if you want your dishes to be thoroughly cleaned, you need to choose a dishwasher that comes with dirt sensors. These dirt sensors work during the initial level of cleaning to determine which dish needs to be cleaned how and thus, ensures that even the greasiest of the dishes are squeaky clean.
  • Noise – If you plan to use your dishwasher frequently or daily, this is an important factor to consider. Different models of dishwashers NZ cause different levels of noise while cleaning and the quieter it is, the better it is for you. Else, you may find cursing yourself later.
  • Energy consumptions – For frequent users, it is important that the dishwashers NZ are energy efficient. Else, you may end up spending a lot more on the energy bills than what it should be.
  • Food disposers – If you are looking for additional convenience, you may choose a dishwasher that comes with a food disposer. This will help the washer to automatically dispose of the leftover food and you needn’t waste time for throwing it out.
  • Price – The final, yet important consideration to be made is the price of the washer that you want to buy. If you are looking to use it occasionally, you may not want to pay extra for a couple of additional features. But for regular users, dishwashers NZ that provide additional useful features for extra money may be worth it.

 

Why hiring very cheap electricians Auckland can pose a problem?

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Most people like to bargain a lot, whether that be while buying an item or hiring a service. The same applies to electricians as well. Since most people need the services of an electrician for a variety of reasons, they have a general tendency to cut the expenses as much as possible. Though bargaining isn’t bad, yet the price that you are willing to pay for a service or product must be reasonable enough and that doesn’t necessarily mean the lowest price available.

It has been often seen that many electricians Auckland advertise themselves as cheap service providers and offer services at ridiculously low prices. Since people are looking to save as much as possible, they hire such services over efficient electricians who charge reasonably. Such ‘cheap’ service providers can, actually, become a nightmare in the long run for a number of reasons like:

They may waste your time

Services that charge too low usually try to cover up for their inexperience and incompetency under the blanket of unbelievably low prices. Since most such electricians are total novices and have little or no knowledge of the domain, they fail to complete the task that you entrust them with unless it is a very simple one. Additionally, most such electricians Auckland may not have proper training, certification, license, and insurance, making them a total waste of time.

They may make matters worse

Since most such cheap providers aren’t properly trained, they can actually increase your problems, rather than being able to solve them. For example, if an electrician is inefficient, he may end up damaging a switch panel while try to repair one switch that was malfunctioning. This would mean that you would now need to replace or repair the panel as well which increase your costs. The costs can keep on multiplying if you do not make a change very early.

They may overlook things

The various services offered by electricians Auckland aren’t only important, but very critical as well. If an electrician doesn’t have proper training, he will not be able to comprehend the seriousness of a particular situation and may make things worse for you. Electrical appliances or systems when handled carelessly may cause serious problems like fire which may damage your property and also risk the lives of those who are present there. Moreover, since they are likely not to have insurance, you will not be compensated for the losses that you incur.

They may offer temporary solutions

Since low-budget electricians Auckland have to complete more projects within a very short time to earn a good livelihood, they hardly can offer a thorough fix to your problem and you may have to call them up very soon. This will increase your hassles and waste time and money both.

So, while hiring an electrician, it is important that you do not act like a miser. You can look for good deals and discounts, but if the fees charged are too low as compared to the market standards, do be aware!

How to run a home staging business?

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With the growing popularity of the home staging business, the number of individuals and agencies involved in home staging has increased significantly and they are going neck to neck in trying to provide the best services at reasonable rates while making handsome profits. So how exactly should you run your own home staging business so as to make the best of the increasing demand? Well, here is a brief guide for you.

Business skills

Acquiring a certification on home staging isn’t the only thing that you need. A certification course on home staging may help hone your creative skills, but what about your business skills? Like any other business, home staging too would test your business skills to the very core and so you need to be adept at them too. If you do not already have a talent for running a business, it would be prudent that you learn some skills from someone already running a business or at B-school. Only then will you be able to make the best of your creative and artistic skills.

Lead your team

Apart from the basic business skills, you will also need some leadership skills so that you can lead your team of stagers and other workmen without a fuss. If you have inborn leadership qualities, you are at a great advantage. Even if you aren’t that strong in the area, you may try to master some elementary skills that will help you run your business till you can hire a manager for the job.

Find opportunities

To make profits from your home staging business, you will have to find projects or homes to stage and as the owner of your business, it is your responsibility to find the best home staging opportunities that can help you can good profits all the year round. Since home staging is an important part of real estate deals, it is best that you keep a good connection with a number of prominent realtors and always be updated of transactions that are occurring in the locality or city where you live/operate and try to land up with the best offers of home staging.

Market your business

To make the best profits, you will also have to take care of the marketing part of your business. The more you market your business, the better are the chances of landing up with profitable projects. Not only that, good marketing will also gradually increase the popularity of your business and more and more people will get to know about your home staging skills. So, ensure that you take marketing seriously.

Get an edge

If you come from a country where home staging business is already quite popular, then you might face quite a lot of competition and thus, getting an edge over your competitors is essential if you want to be the leader in the market. Make sure that you have the best team of home stagers who are totally dedicated to their work and come with uber cool and creative ideas to stage a home. Also, reach out to people via a professional website, social business pages, consultation sessions and much more.

 

Industrial shelving – which type is the best for you?

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If you run a warehouse, a garage or a workshop where you have to store a lot of items on a regular basis, then you must have surely heard or read about industrial shelving. As the name goes, it is a procedure that guarantees that all your goods are added, removed and stored efficiently to maximize the use of the space available while minimizing the efforts need to keep everything organized. With proper and efficient shelving, even the most crowded warehouse or store may look neat and manageable. pallet shelving Auckland

What makes industrial shelving quite different from regular shelving that we see in houses, etc. is that this type of shelving usually concentrates more on the efficient storage of goods without causing any damage while household shelving also involves the aesthetic factor as well to a great extent. Though it would be unwise to say that industrial shelves are unaesthetic, yet looks aren’t a major concern here. What is more important that the place is organized, the inventory is safe as well as easily manageable, as and when needed.

Moreover, the shelves used for the purpose aren’t usually custom designed for a particular business. They usually conform to specific industry standard designs that are considered to be useful and suitable for commercial use. Though there may be hundreds of brands and manufacturers in the market, industrial shelving units are usually of the following types:

Rivet shelving

This is one of the most popular types of shelves used in the market and is super easy to assemble. These shelves are usually made of steel and are thus, quite sturdy and can bear an average weight of 1850 pounds per deck. The decks are usually particle board, wire, plywood as well as solid steel which make these shelves quite heavy and thus, difficult to move.

Steel shelving

This type of shelves is much more versatile than the rivet shelves as they can be adjusted according to the items being stored. Various adjustable parts and ready to insert accessories ensure that these shelves can be customized and accessorized quite widely to suit your needs. They are good for tool cribs, warehouses, etc. What’s more, due to their adjustable features, they can be easily incorporated into offices without looking out of the place at all. However, the use of additional accessories or customization will mean addition expenditure which will add up to your inventory management costs.

Wire shelving

When it comes to industrial shelving options, wire shelving often steals the show. And not for no reason. Like rivet shelves, they come without any back or front sway braces which mean the items stored can be accessed from any direction. This is really useful if the shelves are pretty decked up and you do not want to disturb item while accessing another. Moreover, since there are no boards, but only metal wires, they can be cleaned very easily with least effort and will look gleaming and beautiful at all times. However, wire shelves cannot hold as much weight as steel and rivet shelves and can be more expensive than rivet shelves as well.

 

Family or Charter Vessel For Sale

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Looking to buy? Look no further – we’re downgrading! Ex-charter vessel, great condition, put her back in survey and you’ve got a part-time business too!

ALUMINATOR
– Model: 650 Sport Fisher (Extreme)
– Year: 2005
– Material: Aluminium
– Type: Soft-top Cabin
– LOA: 6.5m
– LOH: 6.50
– Beam: 2.45m
– Deadrise: 20.5 Degrees
– Hull Configuration: Monohull Semi Deep Vee
– Trailerable Weight: 1750kg
– Engine Capacity: 130-200
– Power Options: Outboard
– Fuel Capacity: 180 litres
Main Engine
– Make: Suzuki
– Model: DF140
– Starting System: Electric
– Horsepower: 140
– Engine Type: DOHC 16-Valve
– Max RPM: 6200
– Hours: 500 hrs
Trailer
– Make: Extreme
– Model: 630
– Braked: Yes
– Rollers: Yes, 20
– Std Equipment: Multi roller, submersible lights, multi leaf springs.
– WOF/Rego: At sale

Standard Vessel Equipment: Self-draining cockpit, flooding keel, moulded dash, transducer brackets, cured moulded screen, free draining anchor well, live bait tank, electric anchor winch, bilge pump, all navigational lighting.

Additional on Board: jackets x 4, auxiliary outboard (run only to maintain), Backup batt w/ isolater, CD Player with deck speakers, Deck lighting, Dive cylinder racks, Queen seats x 2, VHF Marine radio, Feruno depth / fish finder, Feruno GPS, baitboard, bracket and ski pole, lge cushioned ice bin/bench, throw lines, canvas covers, port. toilet, rocket launcher, 105mm card compass, fishbone ladder, boathook, man o/board spotlight, EPIRB, painter ropes, fenders.

Aluminator was previously fitted for fishing and diving as a charter vessel. Stored in-shed for most of her lifetime with us. Previous owner kept her out of the weather in a boatshed. Spent the last year on a boatyard, but hasn’t sold. Equipped with all safety gear required for a safe family vessel or charter boat for diving and fishing in inshore waters. Service logs and manuals included as copies to show her complete history of care, including 100 hour servicing record.

Serious buyers should enquire now – view by appointment. On the market to sell. Contact Rachel on 027 575 6307 to view and for further enquiries.

Boat trailers for sale

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Commercial boat trailers are hydraulic boat trailers are used by boatyards, marinas, boat dealers, boat haulers, and boat builders.  The commercial boat trailers are not used as storage for the boat. Noncommercial boat trailers are generally used by the boat owners, and it is used for boat storage.

The noncommercial boat trails are two types, one is “Roll-on” also called as a Roller style trailer that contains polyurethane and rubber rollers that make the loading and launching easy. The other one is “Glide-path”, which is also known as a Float-on style trailer that makes the boat float on the trailer. ¾ of the trailer is submerged in the water and on that the boat floats.  From the beginning of the launching of non-Glide-Path has become very popular than the Roll-on.

Buying a boat trailer in Auckland is one of the best options as it has the best and reputable boat trailer manufacturers.  A high-quality Boat Trailers contains high-standard components, including frame, axles, tires, hubs, rollers, bearing, and lights.  Some good-quality trailer also contains the best trailer brake system. Each part in a trailer is very important and that is why it needs constant services and routine inspections to avoid severe damage.

In Auckland, you can find any type of a trailer, including a sailboat trailer, towing, Jet Ski, V-Hull boat, catamaran, pontoon boats or skiffs.  The road trailer that comes with high loading capacity and robots built.  To hold the meticulous motor and hull specifications and also offering ease in launching and loading on the onset.

If you want to buy a trailer, then it is necessary to note the overall weight of the boat, including all machinery, equipment, and tools on board. Some makers do not provide the wet weight in their specifications list. So, before buying, you should include items as engine fuel, water, batteries, and other item placed on board.  A tandem or twin axle trailer is the perfect option for boats that are about 3,500 pounds or more.

You should check the available information at the boat manufacturers about the twin axle, Triaxle, or single axle and ask for helpful advice about the model of the boat. Each brand-name trailer offers outstanding support and you can also get help from the experts. Find the suitable model for your needs and you should make sure that the trailer can fit your boat perfectly.

The boat trailer that contains rollers is easy to operate in the places like shallow ramps or tidal variance.  People who are frequent travelers like free moving roller trailers, as these trailers are very convenient to load and unload the things. The bunk trailers are designed for the boat and they come with adjustable fitting with an easy process.

Also, it is important to find a closer maintenance service so that you can get your trailer maintenance on a regular basis and you can replace the components easily if needed. After every use of the trailer makes it a habit of washing the entire trailer this will keep your trailer in good condition and rust-free.  If you take proper care you can extend the durability of the trailer for longer-period.

 

 

 

What the ‘monkey’ is a virtual assistant?

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Maybe you have read the 4 hour workweek by Tim Ferris or a friend has one. However, it has come to your attention be glad it has.

 

Virtual assistants are assistants that work away from you. Many times in another country or in a contractor role.

 

Having been using them for the last 8 years I can not imagine my world without them!

 

But with every new thing, you gain new challenges.

 

I thought I would pop down 3 lessons I have learned working with Virtual Assistants to help you avoid the pitfalls.

 

 

  • I want, I want, I want

 

 

Many people who talk to us about helping them hire a VA have this dream that they will solve every problem that they have for a 10th of the price they may pay someone locally (we hire team members from the Philippines).

 

We get requests like – I want them to have the communication skills of Oprah, the financial and detail level of Warren Buffett and if you could throw in the creativity of Michelangelo that would be grand.

 

I don’t want to shock you but these people don’t exist in your country let alone overseas.

 

Virtual assistants are not superhuman. They can’t do everything. So get defined on the role. Think of them as a team member working further away. The more defined you get with the role the better you will do.

 

  1. They Solve Problems & Create Problems

 

Virtual Assistants will solve a lot of problems. Mine sit in my inbox and respond to people, set my calendar appointments and pretty much-run parts of my business without me. It is great. It has cleared a bunch of problems!

 

But when this tip hit me was reading the book – ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F$&%’ by Mark Madsen. He talks about how life is only about problems. At no point do you get somewhere in life and go ‘WOW I did it – I have no problems!’

 

Life is about getting better problems. The problems you actually want.

 

Think of a VA as a way of helping you improve your problems not get rid of them. Expectations being wrongly set would be my 1 biggest tip. You end up throwing work at an assistant who does not know you from a banana. Then blame them for not being able to do it.

 

That is just plain stupid. You wouldn’t do that to someone locally unless they were a $150k earner so why would you do it to a $9,000 a year team member.

 

  1. Think Slow, Start Slow

 

This feels like my mantra. When I first started out with my very first assistant working virtually. I used to be a wild animal. Sending poor worded briefs, that got misunderstood, then I would just do the work as no one could do it better than me.

 

I believe we live in a world with 3 key styles – Control / Delegation / Abdication

 

Many small business owners live in this world of control, where they have to be the centre of attention and things must flow through them. Maybe it is a fear of brand damage or maybe just ego.

 

When they get a virtual assistant they quickly move straight to Abdication. Not even knowingly.

 

They want the VA to just take the pain away so they hand it off hoping the assistant will ask questions if they are unsure. But VA’s especially from the Philippines don’t always ask. They want to try and get it right.  

 

They are usually under trained as the entrepreneur is not skilled at this so when something does not work they revert to control and blame… shortly followed by justification.

 

The trick here is Delegation. As a leader, it is your job to make people feel safe. It is the most important. By abdicating you are not making them feel safe, by whipping tasks back from them again not safe. Delegation is about giving them support, guidelines and clarity so they feel safe.

 

They also feel safe if they make a mistake. This lesson is not only true with Virtual Assistants but also local team members.

 

Summary

 

Virtual assistants are amazing. But make sure you go in with the right expectations for them and yourself. Think slower, take time with them and you will see the working relationship flourish. Mix in a bit of time and you won’t know how you lived without them.

Drainage Unblocking Auckland – We got it covered for you

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Drainage Unblocking techniques: It’s no hidden fact that every once in a while you need to get your drainage system cleaned. For better or worse, the process is time-consuming and takes a lot of efforts. Although there are a few techniques that you can opt for while unblocking that clogged drain at your home/office:

Natural Drain Cleaners: Nothing beats classic old baking soda an vinegar magic when it comes to cleaning your sink at home. Simply pour baking soda down the sink and flush boiling water through the drain, wait a few minutes and then flush the sink with Vinegar. Wait for another few minutes and complete the drainage unblocking Auckland process by pouring some more boiling water down the drain. The process takes some time and is effective for small sinks/bathtubs.

Chemical Drain Cleaners:  Cleaning a drain at your bathroom using vinegar and baking soda mixture takes you about 3 to 4 hours. What if the drainage system at your entire house gets wrecked? Natural drain cleaners aren’t strong enough to handle this load and thus the role of chemical drain cleaners. These chemical drain cleaners dissolve the blockage that clogged your drains in the first place.

What about odor? Now that you have completed the process of drainage unblocking Auckland, the next thing to battle is the foul smell that prevails in your house/office postthe cleanup. There’s no way the odor can be controlled as the dirt and grease gathered down your drainpipe is bound to stink when cleaned up. A proper way to handle the situation is to let a professional do the job.

Sometimes, it might not even be the drain down your sink and the bigger problem may just be buried right under your house. Such situations call for professional drainage unblocking service in Auckland. With the help of latest technology, you might not even need to consider replacing your drainage system. Technology such as CCTV inspection of the drainage allows professionals to look underground, identify the blockage and fix it for you.

Modern day drainage unblocking services in Auckland allows you to sit back and relax while the professionals fix the clogging. With advancement in the equipment used in unclogging drainage, things have become even smoother. Most of the professionals these days rely on hydrojetequipment that allows thehigh pressure of water to do the job thus eliminating the issues of foul odors post clean up.

Not just that, high-pressure water jets are capable of cleaning plastic bags, uncooked meals flush down thekitchen sink and plant leaves etc. In case the drainage system is affected too much because of growth of plant roots, these professional drain unblocking Auckland providers identify the precise spot and pull out the roots to unclog the drains.

Other methods used by professional cleaners include usage of regular drainage flushing to ensure you don’t have clogged drains ever. Most of them offer annual drain flushing packages that take away all your worries about blocked drains and troubles caused because of them.

Pick the right engagement ring for your man

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Yes, a man deserves to be spoilt with pampering as well and that is why the person with whom you are going to spend the rest of your life needs to wear the perfect engagement ring. When it comes to picking the engagement ring for men the struggle can be quite difficult because you need to focus on several aspects starting from their personality to this style preference and lifestyle choices which together will help you in picking the right engagement ring.

 

  • Simple rings: Simple engagement rings are becoming a great option because it is quite affordable. When you are making this ring make sure you are putting a lot of focus on the material of the ring. You can purchase the silver band or sleek gold and if you are looking for something that is more contemporary then you should definitely pick the titanium band which is black plated or titanium band which is brushed because this type of ring will help in giving more depth to it.

 

  • Modern rings: If your fiance is looking for some modern look, then you should have that black tungsten ring that is very fashionable. If you want the ring to really grab the limelight then you should opt for the carbon fiber, which will be blended with the blue, green, or red woven look. You can also pick the ring with the inlay made of carbon fiber and is also representing their desirable sports team.

 

  • Classic rings: If your boyfriend is into the style which is very classic and wants to wear an engagement ring with traditional style, then you can use the engagement ring that will be having gemstones on it and will showcase that timeless appeal. When you are purchasing the engagement band make sure you are putting a lot of gemstones along with diamonds like sapphires, rubies, cubic zirconia or emerald.

 

  • Rings which are nature inspired: When it comes to the engagement ring you can also pick some nature-friendly designs that will also help in displaying those masculine and original look. Rings which are having wood inlays are having dark and light shades and is also best for men who love to play outdoor activities like fishing and hunting.

 

  • Fashion rings: When it comes to picking the engagement ring for men, it’s always recommended to look into the centerpiece instead of the bands. Fashion rings are also a great choice if you want those traditional style band having the feature of Claddagh. So it will be creating a pattern where two hands will be holding the heart along with a crown which will help in symbolizing friendship, loyalty, and love.

 

When it comes to picking the engagement ring there are certain factors that should be kept in mind and those are the appearance, cost, durability and definitely the preference of your man. Budget is also the deciding factor. Make sure you are focusing more on the centerpiece done on the ring and do not compromise on the quality of the material otherwise you will be having the need to spend a lot on repolishing the ring again and again.