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Upgrade Your Evenings In With These Netflix Hacks

Upgrade Your Evenings In With These Netflix Hacks

Thanks to Netflix, nights in have gotten so much better. We now have a lot more options when it comes to finding TV shows and movies to watch. What’s even better is that it doesn’t cost anywhere near as much as a Sky TV package. Viewing some of the best movies and shows has never been so cheap! But did you know that your streaming could be so much better by using just a few simple hacks? Read on to find out more!

Upgrade Your Internet:

First things first, it is worth taking a look at your current internet package. If you are paying for just the basic package, it really is worth upgrading. That’s because your internet probably won’t be fast enough for top-quality streaming. It could make everything that you try and watch freeze or load really slowly. Not only that, but the picture quality probably won’t be fantastic. So, buy some faster broadband, and you will notice a big difference in the quality of your streaming. If you do decide to look at some different internet service plans, make sure you shop around. That way, you can be sure you are getting the best value for your money!

Download Movies And Shows For Offline Viewing:

Power cuts might be very rare these days, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry! After all, you never know when the next big storm might hit your home. And you don’t want to be left without power and things to watch on TV! So, download some shows and movies onto your tablet devices for those times tht you need to watch something offline. This is also a great idea for long journeys, too. Just give your kids your smartphone with a film downloaded onto it and you won’t hear a peep from them throughout the entire trip!

Add Another Subscription For Even More Choice:

Netflix has some really great choices, but let’s face it. It doesn’t have everything, does it? For instance, there are still a few of last year’s Oscar-nominated films that still aren’t on the streaming platform. So, it could be worth adding an extra subscription service, such as Amazon Prime or Now TV. That way, you can improve your choices and you will never run out of things to watch.

Remove Your Guilty Pleasures From Your History:

Your viewing history will help the Netflix algorithm figure out suggestions for you. Unfortunately, one badly chosen movie or TV show will ruin your algorithm and it could start recommending you a load of old rubbish! Thankfully, you can delete your history. And that also comes in handy if you have a fondness for watching guilty pleasures, such as romcoms. You can remove them so no one else will know what you’ve been watching!

Ready to take your Netflix viewing to a whole new level? Well, you can do just that with all of the great hacks above. Movie night, anyone?

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Beach Body Health Hacks

Beach Body Health Hacks

Are you hoping to get slimmer and more slender in time for swimsuit season? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. The worst thing that you can do to slim down is start a crash diet. Sure, the weight will drop off quickly, but the moment you start eating normally again the weight will creep back on – you may even end up heavier than you were before.

The best thing to do when it comes to getting in better shape is putting your health first. Then, you should start to see your body changing and becoming stronger and leaner. Want to feel shiny and new for the first summer outing by the pool? Then take note of the health hacks below, implement them in your daily life, and you will see results – that’s a promise!

Start Each Day With Yoga or Pilates: Not only are both yoga and Pilates great ways to tone up, but they are also very good for your mental health. The types of meditation-based exercises that both Pilates and yoga offer incorporate gentle stretching to calming music. This helps to improve your flexibility and increase your muscle tone, as well as helping to improve your mental health and stress levels. Remember, to be truly healthy; you need to be mentally healthy, as well.



Have a Glass of Water Before Every Meal: Water acts as a natural appetite suppressant, which means that if you drink a glass of it before each meal, you will consume fewer calories. Water also comes with many other benefits, from improving skin health and boosting your immune system to speeding up your metabolism and preventing fatigue. So, obviously,  it’s definitely something that you want to be drinking more of! Instead of buying filtered water from your local store, visit cleanairpurewater.com and look at the cost of having a water purification system fitted into your home. It might mean making an investment, but if you are serious about being healthier, it’s an investment that will pay for itself in the long run.

Quit Sugar: One of the best things that you can do for your health is to quit sugar. The fact is, is that processed sugars are extremely bad for our bodies. Processed sugars are linked to all sorts of issues, from premature aging to acne, as well as weight gain, of course. If you are serious about being healthier and getting slimmer, then quitting processed sugar is a must. You can eat natural sugars, such as fruit sugars and raw sugar, but not processed sugars.


So good but so bad!

Start Having Breakfast: They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and they are right. Grabbing a cereal bar as you rush out of the door to work isn’t a suitable breakfast and could actually be harming your health, especially in terms of meeting your weight loss goals. A nutritious breakfast will give you the energy that you need to have a productive day and will stop you from snacking, which is an added bonus. Ideally, your breakfast should be a combination of protein, healthy fat, and carbohydrates. Something like poached eggs, avocado, and rye bread is ideal. It keeps you full and is quick and easy to make.

Don’t expect to feel different overnight but after a few weeks of utilizing the above hacks, you should start to feel much healthier and happier in yourself. Just in time for swimsuit season! Score.

The Cleaning Hacks Everyone Should Know

The Cleaning Hacks Everyone Should Know

If you’re sick and tired of going through an endless cycle of household chores like you’re Bill Murray in a rather dull version of Groundhog Day – you have come to the right place. This post features a range of simple cleaning hacks that everyone should know. Among these hacks, you will find the solutions to some of the most difficult cleaning problems you face. So, if you want to save time and clean less (don’t we all?!), read on:

The Holy Trinity: If you want to save money on cleaning products and ensure that your home is cleaned safely and effectively, you need to invest in the holy trinity of white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. There are few things, from grotty tiles to mucky windows, that cannot be adequately cleaned with these natural wonder substances.


Handy is dandy!

Wield Your Razor (Carefully!): If you accidentally get fresh paint on your clothing or any other household fabric, instead of putting them in the bin, go up to the bathroom and get a disposable razor. Lay the fabric down on the kitchen table, or another flat surface, and ‘shave’ off the dried paint in quick, sharp motions.



Invest in a Water Softener System: If you’re forever scrubbing limescale off of every surface that comes into contact with water, your life will be made so much easier by just investing in a water softener system. This will do all of the hard work for you, so you won’t have to scrub so hard in the future.


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An Old Sock Works Wonders: If you are constantly battling with dust and you’ve reached your limit on buying new dusters, an old sock could be your new best friend. Most socks are pretty good at picking up dust and by using them, you will be doing your bit for the planet, too. Old socks are particularly useful for cleaning blinds when used in conjunction with a cleaning solution of half water and half white vinegar.


Hello, new duster.

Put Your Hairdryer to Use in the Home: If you’ve lost the battle with your family and they refuse to use water coasters, don’t worry! You can get rid of unsightly water rings on your wooden tables by heating them with a hairdryer. Once you’ve got rid of the staining, rub a little olive oil into the table to rejuvenate the wood.


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Beat Bathtub Stains: If you struggle to scrub the bathtub clean, a paste containing a tablespoon of a liquid cleaner, baking soda, and a few drops of tea tree oil will make the job easy, and your bathtub will sparkle like it never has before.


I want this tub!

Salt for Iron: If you have trouble effectively cleaning iron utensils via normal means, try scrubbing them with salt and see them shine.


Don’t be salty! 😉

Catch Dust with Dryer Sheets: If you’re always dusting the baseboards behind your furniture, there is a simple hack that will cut your efforts dramatically. Simply place dryer sheets in those hard to reach places, and any dust and grime will automatically be attracted to them, which means that you can simply replace them rather than spend ages busting the dust.



There’s no doubt that if you practice these easy cleaning hacks, you’ll be spending less time cleaning and more time relaxing in no time! How fab does that sound?!

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