There is a great article over at The Telegraph that is immensely helpful if you’re looking for some good ways to save money this year. The article has some essential tips that range from how you can save money with your Credit Cards, how to live without a TV licence or how to earn a little extra by doing online surveys.

There are a whopping fifty tips that will save you money so I am sure you will find the one or the other helpful one.

Another excellent list about money saving you can find at http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1591904/50-ways-save-money-.html. They too have a lot of helpful and creative advice! So check those two sites out today and start saving!

Furniture and in particular beds are among those pieces of home interior that can quickly gobble up the available space in your home. Imagine that you just bought a new home, you did a lot of planning in advance, naturally, but things happen you did not think of previously. All of a sudden you find yourself with three or four babies where each of them needs their bed and space to play when they grow up. To make matters worse, your mom just informed you she wishes to move in too since due to her age she cannot live alone anymore.

bunk-bed-3Before long, you realize that space in your house has become scarce. You will need some solution for this, especially if moving into a new, bigger home is not an option for you.

I have found that bunk beds can be a great way to make space especially for families with a bunch of children. Say if you have three children, a triple bunk bed will give you the space two ordinary beds would take up otherwise.

Bunk beds are not that expensive, in fact they can be the much more economical option as compared to having to buy two or more beds. They are available in many varieties today, from simple wooden bunk beds to more sophisticated ones that can also take on the function of other furnishings.

Some bunk beds may have a wardrobe or a desk integrated, others may provide things for the children to play with. Of course, if you only want a simple bunk bed you won’t need any of this and you will still have the benefit of being able to save a lot of space in your home.

I say that you don’t necessarily have to move into a bigger home once the unexpected happened such as if your wife were to be pregnant with triplets unexpectedly. Smart furniture choices such as choosing bunk beds can be the solution you want. Click here for local furniture suppliers that carry bunk beds and other furniture!

Craigslist is always good if you’re looking for bargains, whether it be a new car, a computer or furniture. But in recent times, due to the immense popularity of craigslist, more and more scammers can be seen taking advantage of the site too.

Buying used furniture means you need to be a little careful when you look over the offers on craigslist.

For some good tips to get you started buying furniture on craigslist safely you can look here at http://www.delawareonline.com/story/trende/2014/06/02/craigslist-secondhand-furniture/9880083/. As a rule, always use common sense when you see an offer that looks to good to be true or when someone demands a lot of money in advance. If your gut-feeling tells you something is not right simply skip an offer and go with the next one.

I am certainly not the only business owner in the United Kingdom who always looks for ways on how to make thing easier and most importantly, more cost-effective. One of those things that can be an immense help for almost any type of business is management and organization software.

Now you may say this is not really something new, you may already have one of the standard business software for small businesses such as Quicken or one of its Open Source alternatives. But this standard software is not what I am talking about. I am talking about industry specific software, such as in my case shipping software.

Shipping Software

Shipping Software

You may think now that shipping software makes only sense for a company of a certain size since with the size of a company the effort needed for organization would be greater, but this is not the case as my experience shows.

The size of your company doesn’t really matter to see big benefits from using this type of software. In the shipping business, the effort required for managing shipping documents and similar is primarily depending on the amount of orders. The “per order” amount of paperwork and shipping documents may be the same, so business size won’t really matter here.

What you should look at when you want to get shipping software

You should obviously see that the software package does anything you require. Some software might have features you don’t even need, such as extensive reporting and so forth. If you don’t need those reports you can get shipping software without it or with less detailed reporting.

Is the shipping software modular?

Many makers of shipping software offer their packages in various price ranges with various functionality. The simplest form of shipping software will have all the essentials, then there might be an extended version that offers reporting and another which will have real-time date insight and so forth.  So before you buy make sure you know what you need and what you can live without.