Latest articles from Samuel Gilmour
May 16, 2020
Beauty & Personal Care
Your Guide to Antibacterial Soaps
In this time of the coronavirus pandemic--with apparently no end in sight--there is an ongoing debate about the effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. Naysayers believe that there is no difference from regular soap. Nonetheless, it's probably better to be safe than sorry, by getting the most effective germ-killing soap possible. So, to protect yourself from the virus and to maintain hygiene, look into purchasing the best antibacterial body soaps, including those that we’ll briefly talk about in this short guide.
Apr 22, 2020
Home & Kitchen
Best Juicers for Greens: Start Investing in Your Health
Juice your way to optimal health with our ultimate guide, which is your one-stop shop to juicing, healthy DIY juice combos and your best buy of green juicers. Juice cleanse juice fast or juice detox name it. Juicing is the in-trend wave nowadays. The green revolution is promising tons of benefits from clear skin to a healthy body. If you’ve been longing to join the green monster movement, our ultimate juicing guide is your one-stop shop for green juicing and your best buy of green juicers — Green start your day with healthy delicious green juice combos. Drink up! Why do you need Juicers for Greens? A greens juicer is a blender lookalike that chops, grinds and spins or squeezes out juice from vegetables or fruits. Compared to a blender, the juicer extracts juice with zero fibre, pulp, and seeds but with a high nutrient profile of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. There are four main types of juicers based on their mode of operation and type of produce their juice: Centrifugal juicers: hard fruits and thick vegetables (non-leafy greens) Masticating juicers: hard and soft fruits, thick vegetables and leafy greens Twin gear juicers: hard and soft fruits, thick vegetables, hard nuts, and leafy greens Citrus juicers: citrus fruits Health Benefits of Green Juices Green juicing is on the rage nowadays. To juice or not to juice, what’s the fuss about green juices? Healthy glowing skin tone Drink your way to a glowing complexion. Green juices are bursting with antioxidants to rid your skin of harmful toxins giving you gorgeous skin. Boost in energy Green juices supercharge your nutrient intake by filling your body with essential nutrients. Fuel your system and kick start your metabolism without reaching for a cup of espresso. A daily serving of veggies You need to consume 5 to 6 servings of vegetables daily which can be a quite a tall order if you have a hectic lifestyle. Juicing is a fast and easy way to eat your vegetables. Why is it Important to Consume Greens? Vegetables have a high nutrient profile and juicers can extract all the healthy nutrients making green juice an equally healthy way to consume your vegetables. Protect your heart Green vegetables are rich in fibre and folate which prevent stroke, cardiovascular diseases and balance your cholesterol levels. Weight control Fibre-rich green salads keep you full for longer. You consume few calories, shed off those extra pounds and maintain a healthy BMI. Fight free radicals Greens are rich in phytochemicals that protect your skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Mar 18, 2020
Toys & Games
Some Great Jigsaw Puzzles For Both Kids & Grown-Ups
Puzzles are fun for both kids and adults. This is a great way for the little ones to channel their energy into a more meaningful task, especially an activity that puts their brain to the test. Meanwhile, it is equally fun and stress-relieving for adults. Yes, it can be frustrating many times, but after solving jigsaw puzzles, you will feel a sense of accomplishment! Looking for the best puzzles is not an easy task. You don’t just choose the cheapest. From the design to the number of pieces, there are many important considerations. Read this short guide and we’ll help you come up with the right decision.
Mar 09, 2020
Tools & Home Improvement
Mop Broom Holders To Keep You Organized
What are Mop-Broom Holders? Mops and brooms are some of the most important tools for keeping your house clean. But, at the same time, you certainly want to keep them organized in one place, for easy access. With this aim in mind, you should look into investing in a broom mop holder. As the name implies, a mop broom holder hold brooms and mops, preventing them from being scattered all over the house. You can buy these holders online and take advantage of cheap deals from thousands of suppliers! Thinking of buying a mop broom holder? Read this quick guide and we’ll help you make the right choice.
Mar 08, 2020
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to Selecting a Carpet Cleaner
What are Carpet Steam Cleaners? A carpet is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetics of any room. But a carpet with visible dirt and stains would be an eyesore. It can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Worse, it can have a foul smell. To prevent all these problems, you need a good carpet cleaner. If you have a carpet at home, the right cleaner is a must-have. Whether someone has spilled wine or food dropped on the floor, or your pet dog or cat had an accident, your life will be a lot easier when you have the right tools available at home to clean it up. Are you looking for the best home carpet cleaner? You came to the right place. Keep on reading and learn from the insights we’ll share in this brief buying guide.
Feb 25, 2020
A Guide to the Best School Backpacks
Why You Should Get a School Backpack Summer is almost over, and while kids do the best they can to enjoy the last adventures of the summer vacation, parents know it’s time to get ready for a new school year. And the first things on the list are new backpacks for school. Your children will have a lot of notebooks and school supplies that they will need on a daily basis, so you have to find school backpacks that can help them carry all that stuff without much effort. Of course, if you want to find the perfect one that has the cartoon hero your kid wants, you may have to start shopping in advance, to avoid all chaos in the stores.
Feb 13, 2020
Toys & Games
The Best Crayons for Going Back for School
What are Crayons Made From? Crayons are solid sticks of material with added color pigment and are used mainly for crafts work and drawing. They’re often made from wax, chalk or charcoal, and come in an impressive range of colors. There are also more specialized crayons on the market, made from ingredients like beeswax. The crayons we’re used to seeing in the market come from huge companies, such as Crayola. Crayola Crayons are some of the best crayons for toddlers and kids, and the variety available on the market today is pretty mind-blowing in terms of sizes and colors.
Feb 12, 2020
How to choose the best laptops
Why should you buy a laptop? Whether you are a student, a working professional, or a homemaker, we have come to a point when just about everyone needs a laptop. While some people use laptops purely for work, some use them to be in touch with their near and dear ones. Students need laptops to access the world of information available on-line. There are a variety of laptops out there, and it might be an overwhelming decision to make when it comes to choosing the best laptop that suits your requirements.
Feb 10, 2020
Home & Kitchen
Choosing a Valentine's Day Gift for a Girlfriend
We are just a couple of days away from Valentine’s. If you're reading this article, you are probably still struggling to find the perfect gift to give to your special someone. But don't worry--we are here to extend a helping hand. Keep on reading and we’ll help you look for the best Valentine’s gifts for your girlfriend in 2020. From learning about the things that she likes to asking around from her friends and family, there are plenty of things that you can do to narrow down your choices. The easiest, however, is to read and learn from the insights we’ll share.
Feb 06, 2020
Valentine's Day Cards for Loved Ones
Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th every year. It is also called "Saint Valentine's Day" or "The Feast of Saint Valentine". One of the legends about St. Valentine is that he used to marry off Christian couples when the practice was outlawed by the Roman Empire. The day is considered a day to celebrate romance and love, all over the world. Besides the religious activities such as church services, some of the popular activities that people do on this day are sending greeting cards with flowers, chocolates, and hearts as well as dating. It is a special day to express our love and affection to our friends, family, colleagues, people we admire, and of course, our romantic partner and better half. Valentine's Day is a day specially dedicated to love and a chance to express your love, affection, and gratitude to the special person in your life. One of the most popular gifts that people give their loved one is Valentine's Day cards. Some send them anonymously, making the recipient wonder who the sender might be. This card-sending tradition on February 14 dates back hundreds of years when the first cards were handmade ones for the special partner in mind. Greeting cards are a way to sincerely express the love and affection you have towards the recipient.
Jan 30, 2020
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to Best Baking Utensils of 2020
Baking utensils are a set of essential tools you need to bake cakes, bread, muffins, cookies, and biscuits. The average baker has more than 20 baking tools in their kitchen! But if you are new to the art of baking, you don’t need a jam-packed cabinet of tools. You can prepare a handful of yummy muffins with just a small set of cookware. An experienced chef could prepare mouth-watering brownies with even fewer utensils. The secret is to own the right collection of tools and to master the art of baking. In this guide, we’ll help you figure out what tools you need to add to your baking cabinet. We’ll show you how to choose quality utensils and where to buy them at affordable prices.
Jan 20, 2020
Beauty & Personal Care
The Best Lip Balms of 2020
Ancient poets described lips as "expressing the thoughts of their hearts". But, during the cold winter months, people suffer from dry, chapped lips. If you don't provide some sort of relief, it can even become painful and get so bad that the lips start to bleed. Dr. Charles Browne Fleet invented one of the first commercial treatments for chapped lips as far back as 1880--it eventually became the familiar ChapStick product that has been around for decades. But now, you can find lip balm in many different forms besides ChapStick in the lipstick-type dispenser. There are also flavored lip balms, lip balms containing sunscreen for the summer months, and even medicated lip balms, containing menthol to relieve cold symptoms. We'll examine some of the options available nowadays on the market.
Jan 14, 2020
Beauty & Personal Care
Great Skin Moisturizers During the Winter
Moisturizer is a cosmetic preparation that protects and locks in the natural moisture of the skin. Sometimes it is even used to hydrate the skin in dry weather conditions. During winter, people all over the world look for moisturizers to keep their skin soft and beautiful. In most of the cases, the people with dry skin look for moisturizers so that they can rehydrate their skin and protect it from drying out. But there are moisturizers for oily skin as well, which are meant to keep the skin's moisture from evaporating away in the dry, cold air.
Jan 12, 2020
Patio, Lawn & Garden
Your Guide to the Best Snow Blowers and Shovels
If you are looking for a snowblower or a snow shovel, there are uses and advantages of each--especially for those who live in regions that snow every year. While light snow can be easily shoveled away, snow blowers are required for removing large amounts of snow and making pathways or driveways visible. Snowblowers are also called "snow throwers", being machines that help remove snow from areas such as driveways, roadways, railroads, runways. These machines come in different models and designs, suited for use on unpaved surfaces. Snow shovels are best for removing snow and can come as snow scoops, sleigh shovels or sled shovels. While the ordinary models would require physical effort, the sleigh shovels are designed to be larger and have hopper-like implements fitted with a large handle. One can easily scoop loads of snow and slide them to another location with such a device, without requiring any heavy lifting.
Dec 05, 2019
Home & Kitchen
A Guide to the Best Christmas Trees
Nobody can deny that Christmas is the most popular holiday of the year. Whether we celebrate its religious meaning or simply get caught up in the magic of Santa Claus, it is a special time for all of us. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas trees. Decorating them is almost as great as finding the gifts from Santa underneath them on Christmas morning. While some people still prefer the natural ones, artificial Christmas trees have become more and more popular over the years. The advantages are obvious. First of all, you will spare a beautiful natural tree from being cut. Many natural trees, in fact, since your artificial one will last for many years. It’s also a great money saver. Besides, these Christmas trees are designed to meet all your demands. They can be as tall and as full as you want, and they will stay that way year after year. Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to hit the stores and find the perfect Christmas tree for your family. You will have some serious competition because this is definitely the craziest time for shopping. So, this can be your guide to make sure you choose the best tree and score the best deal.
Dec 03, 2019
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
Stylish Christmas Sweaters of 2019
Christmas is such an important holiday, it’s no wonder people have created a whole fashion around it. The famous red costume may be the star on Christmas, but Santa isn’t the only one who gets a festive outfit this time of the year. Christmas sweaters have become a tradition. If you haven’t bought one for yourself, you probably got one as a gift. Christmas sweaters are, as the name clearly suggests, sweaters that have a Christmas theme, print, and colors. But there is actually quite a large variety available, from delicate feminine ones to funny Christmas sweaters with cartoon characters or snowmen and Christmas tree prints. And, of course, we can't forget about the ugly Christmas sweaters that have been really popular for quite a while. No matter what style they have, they find their way on most Christmas shopping lists. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, they are one of the elements that lend to the holiday spirit, with their bright colors and prints. Buy one for yourself--funny Christmas sweaters will make you stand out and be the clown of the party. Or simply buy one for a friend who literally has everything and is impossible to shop for. In any case, put them on your shopping list. And since Christmas is coming soon, you may want to start looking early. That way, you’ll have more patterns to choose from, and you will even find some nice and cheap Christmas sweaters before everyone else starts looking.
Aug 21, 2019
Toys & Games
Best Foam Pool Floats for this Summer – The Ultimate Guide
A foam pool float is a useful accessory, whether you intend to use it at the pool or at the beach. There are beach saddles, hammocks, kickboards, pool noodles, and more. Some are designed to keep just your head above water, while the rest of you cools off, submerged in the water to escape the heat. Others are designed to let you lounge around, as if you’re on a couch. Depending on the design, you can choose to relax on these pool floats while sunning yourself, or while reading a book or partaking of a drink in a built-in cup holder.
Jul 30, 2019
Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
UV Umbrellas for Summer – The Ultimate Guide
The sun is an incredibly important part of our life on Earth – in fact, without it, the plant and animal life on the planet wouldn’t exist, including humans. But for all the good roles the sun plays in our lives, spending time out in the sun can have dire consequences as well. Sunburns, blistering, and the pain associated with them may not seem like a big price to pay for enjoying time out in the sun. However, as we now know, UV radiation from sunlight not only fries your skin and causes sunburns, but it can damage the DNA of your skin cells too, raising your risk of skin cancer significantly. Sunscreen is an important way to keep yourself safe, as is wearing a hat. But sometimes, that’s not enough. Umbrellas or parasols to ward off direct sunlight have waxed and waned over the years, but are now making a comeback. UV protection umbrellas are the latest incarnation of this classic accessory, and can make a real difference in protecting the sensitive skin on your head, face, and neck from the sun’s dangerous UV rays this summer. Read on to learn more about some of the best UV umbrellas available, why you should buy a UV umbrella, what features and characteristics to look for in a good UV protection umbrella, and more. Why Should You Get a UV Umbrella for this Hot Summer UV umbrellas offer superior, portable UV protection. When combined with sunscreen and/or a hat, they can keep you entirely safe from the harmful UV radiation the sun puts out. This is especially important for fair-skinned or pale individuals, who often don’t tan well and go straight to harmful sunburns. Whether you’re walking around outdoors for prolonged periods of time, standing still waiting on line somewhere exposed to the sun, or spending a day at the beach, a quality UV blocking umbrella can be an ideal way to stay protected. It can also help you stay cool, by providing artificial shade during the hottest summer days. There are a number of styles, shapes, colors, and types of UV umbrellas available to suit your individual personality and fashion sense. They also make great gifts – affordable, practical, and showing a friend or loved one you care about their health and well-being.
Jul 04, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Portable AC Units--An Affordable Way to Stay Cool in the Summer
What are Portable AC Units? When looking for an air conditioner, there are two main options to consider: a portable AC unit versus a window AC unit. With a portable unit, you receive the freedom to move it from one room to another to accommodate changing needs. Window AC units, on the other hand, must be mounted close to a window. Despite the difference, window units are much more popular than their portable AC counterparts. So, are portable AC units worth it? Are they better than window-mounted AC?
Jul 04, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Juiced-up Cordless Stick Vacuums
What are Cordless Stick Vacuums? Whether it is for cleaning car seats, carpeted floors, or leather upholstery, among others, cordless stick vacuums can lend a helping hand. They are not as powerful as their corded counterparts, but for most applications, they do an exceptional job. Basically, a cordless stick vacuum is exactly what the name implies. It looks like a big stick or pole with a cordless design. There are no messy wires or cables you have to deal with, allowing you to maneuver easily. They are battery-powered, usually with a lithium-ion battery.
Jun 06, 2019
Sports & Outdoors
Men's Sports and Fitness Gift Ideas
Sports and Fitness Father's Day Gifts to Keep Him Motivated all Year Finally! Father's Day is here. Aren't we excited? We get to show our appreciation to our deserving dads. If your dad is a fitness junkie or an outdoor enthusiast, you want to gift them with something that won't gather dust. Don't worry if you don't have the perfect gift in mind. We've rounded up the best sports and fitness Father's Day gifts that are a home run. Different Sports and Fitness Father's Day Gifts: Choosing a gift for your savvy fitness-loving dad can be quite overwhelming, especially if he's a fitness junkie and has an arsenal of the latest gadgets. But there are tons of fitness & sports Father's Day gifts. Gifts for sports & fitness ideas for exercise lovers to keep them happy include headphones, wrist bands, dumbbells, workout leggings or a gym bag, among others. Why Should You Consider Buying Sports and Fitness Father's Day Gifts? A few weeks and we'll be celebrating the deserving dads in our lives. A generic gift like flowers or ties won't spark his face the way a customized gift would. If your dad is a sports fanatic or outdoor enthusiast a sports & fitness gifts for father's day like a premium headphone is sure to take their workouts to another level.
May 29, 2019
Patio, Lawn & Garden
Enjoying Your Patio to the Fullest--Choosing an Outdoor Furniture Set
It feels nice to have a place outdoors where you can relax and interact directly with nature without going far from your home. If it’s also green and secure to give you privacy, you could turn it into a family sanctuary. The right combination of outdoor furniture and good gardening techniques can help you achieve the kind of patio you deserve. Surprisingly, it doesn’t cost much to achieve these things. What’s more, there is a wide collection of furniture pieces you could purchase for different needs. Read on for a quick buying guide for the best outdoor furniture sets.
Apr 24, 2019
Health & Household
Probiotics: Your all-in-One Digestive Health Solution
Probiotics are quite popular these days with many people incorporating them in their regular diet. To meet the demand, manufacturers are offering a wide array to health-conscious individuals that are amazed at their purported benefits and minimal effects. Even so, it is important to learn more about probiotics before consuming or introducing them to your loved ones. What are probiotics? The simple answer to the question “What are probiotics?” is that they are live bacteria that are good for the digestive system. Often referred to as good bacteria, probiotics keep a person’s gut healthy and are found in many natural foods as well as supplements. The consumption of Probiotics has been seen to grow in recent years compared to earlier times when they were the reserve of a few. The leading reason for their increased consumption is the change in the eating culture as well as refrigeration of foods, sterilization of foods and use of medications such as antibiotics which affect the normal functioning of a person’s digestive system. It is believed that increased consumption of probiotics cleans the digestive system through the introduction of “good bacteria” in the intestines. The bacteria offers support to the immune system resulting in better health. Some of the microorganisms that are available in most probiotics are Bifid bacterium, Lactobacillus and even Saccharomyces boulardii. These microorganisms affect the body in a variety of ways and are quite beneficial in the long run. Choosing the best probiotic for you? Having a healthy gut contributes significantly to your overall health and bring different benefits to the body once consumed. Probiotics can help you lead a healthier lifestyle, but you have to choose the right one to ensure you get to enjoy the full benefits. Although there are many probiotics available some of the well-known ones are: Bifidobacterium The Bifid bacterium probiotics typically found within the intestines and is often referred to as lactic acid bacteria. It is available in a variety of strains which offer an assortment of health benefits to users. These strains are Lactis and Bifidum which is good for immunity; Breve which is the best for anti-aging and GI support;Longum which helps with brain function and constipation. Streptococcus The Streptococcus probiotic has a strain named S.Thermophilus which helps prevent diseases in the body. The strain also offers skin support and at times GI support when consumed in appropriate quantities. One major benefit of the probiotic is that it protects the skin from dehydration and infection among others. Lactobacillus The Lactobacillus “good” bacteria live in the genital, urinary and digestive system. It has multiple strains that provide relief from certain types of ailments that affect various body parts. The strains that make up the lactobacillus probiotic are L. Plantarum for inflammation; L. Rhamnosus for eczema and GI support; L. Casei is best for brain function and diarrhea; and L. Acidophilus which is best for acne, diarrhea and vaginal health. What are the best probiotics? As the gravitation towards the use of probiotics increases so does the market which offers them to consumers. It is common to find thousands of these supplements online, which might make it hard to choose the best one. However, there are some that stand out and have become popular among probiotic enthusiasts and have a huge fan base. Some of them are listed below. Megafood - The probiotic is ideal for individuals seeking help when recovering from the use of antibiotics. It fills up your gut with “good” bacteria and flushes out every toxin brought in by antibiotics. The probiotic is sold in containers of 30, 60, and 90 capsules which retail at different costs. Additionally, it is a certified vegan product making it ideal for those looking for such probiotics. Renew life –This probiotic is best for boosting immune health as it contains bacteria that help improve respiratory infections. It also helps in the treatment of diseases that affect the autoimmune system.Its cost is approximately fifteen dollars making it accessible to the majority of people seeking to buy probiotics. Vita Miracle –The probiotic is excellent fordigestive health and is sold in capsule form, with each bottle holding at least thirty of them. It does not contain dairy or gluten making it ideal for those with sensitive digestive systems. It is affordable with its cost being just under thirty dollars. How can probiotics help you with your health? Probiotics are a healthy addition to one’s diet as they balance out gut bacteria resulting in many benefits for the body. Although Probiotics Benefits are many, there are some that stand out, and they include: Reduction of harmful bacteria Majority of probiotics comprise of “good bacteria” that help balance out the population of bacteria in the digestive system. The balance ensures that the amount of harmful bacteria brought about by illness or poor diet reduces significantly. When both bacteria are balanced out, the result is many health benefits that are experienced immediately or within a short while. Boostingtheimmune system Boosting the immune system and preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive system is another benefit that consumers of probiotics enjoy. Some “good” bacteria boost natural antibodies production within the body. At times, they also contribute to the increase of immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and IgA-producing cells among others. Prevention of infections The consumption of antibiotics can sometimes result in diarrhea because they alter the composition of bacteria in the gut. Taking different types of probiotics reduces the duration of diarrhea or even preventing it altogether. Apart from antibiotic-related diarrhea, the “good” bacteria can also reduce the risk of developing other types of diarrhea as well. In most cases, the effectiveness of the probiotics depends on the dose as well as type taken. Apart from the regular health benefits offered by probiotics, they are also useful special health conditions like lactose intolerance, candida, and gingivitis. Lactose intolerance - Consumption of probiotics by lactose intolerant people is possible because it helps reduce the symptoms that are associated with the consumption of dairy products. The use of probiotic supplements makes it possible to digest milk as well as other types of dairy products. Candida - The Lactobacilli strains of probiotics are known to produce lactic acid that has antifungal and antimicrobial substances that inhibit candida growth. The probiotics that help prevent candida are available in the form of supplements while others are contained in certain foods. Gingivitis – Bacteria imbalance in the mouth can result in gum diseases such as gingivitis. However, the consumption of probiotics such as lactobacilli can help restore the balance in the mouth thus effectively preventing gum disease or treating it. Side effects of probiotics? The increased popularity of probiotics because of the benefits they provide in the body are well known. These benefits have led to increased consumption of supplements as well as foods that contain probiotics. However, the introduction of “good” bacteria in the body can also result in some side effects such as bloating. Bloating may cause a bit of discomfort which goes away in a short while. Nevertheless, the majority of probiotics do not cause any adverse reactions in the body and are safe for consumption by both men and women.
Apr 21, 2019
Sports & Outdoors
Cardio up with this Fold-away Technology
Take your home gym to the next level with a foldable treadmill. This innovative space-saving fold-away technology gets you closer to your fitness goals at the comfort of your home. Raise your hand if you’ve ever signed up for a gym membership and you were either too busy or too lazy to go. We get you. Sometimes we struggle to balance all the different balls in the air we don’t realize the ones we miss. Home gyms are the new face of the wellness and fitness sector. But what if you live in a tiny apartment and you cannot spare any space for a home work out? Well, a foldable treadmill is your ultimate space saver and a step closer to your fitness goals. With tons of choices in the market, our guide will help find the best choice for your exercise needs and unique lifestyle. Sounds great? Let’s shape up! Foldable Treadmills and why do you need them: A foldable treadmill is your regular treadmill lookalike but with a space saving design. It features a running deck which pivots upwards and a secure lock-in system. The automatic lift and drop technology allow for easy folding and unfolding of the treadmill. The wheels on its base allow you to wheel it out of sight when not in use. This fold-away technology is ideal for home gym fans living in urban condos or apartments that are too small to fit a regular treadmill. Before you buy a folding Treadmills: There are key considerations you should keep in mind when shopping for the ideal folding treadmill: Motor horsepower The horsepower of your drive motor affects the quality of your treadmill and workouts. If you intend to run on a treadmill regularly, a motor between 2.5 and 3.0 CHP is your best bet. For light jogging and walking a 1.75 to 2.0 HP motor is ideal. The higher the horsepower, the greater the capacity your motor can withstand with continuous loading. Size If you intend to run on a treadmill choose one with at least 55 inches length especially if you are a tall runner. When it comes to belt width opt for at least 22 inches. If you intend to walk or lightly jog, go for a 16 to 22- inch belt. Anything less and you risk falling off the track. Budget Be ready to invest in high-quality equipment and don’t sacrifice durability for the cost. Be wary of treadmills costing less than $1500 because you might be signing up for short tracks, weak motors, poor stability, and weak shock absorbers. Your budget frame should be within $1500 to $3000 for a top-tier foldaway treadmill. Incline Do you prefer walking on a flat surface or the challenge of running uphill? If walking is your ideal workout, an incline is not such a big deal. But if you want to challenge yourself on an uphill sprint look out for the incline feature. Auto incline gives you a smooth transition from one level to the next compared to manual incline function.
Apr 21, 2019
Remanufactured Ink Cartridges help you save on ink
Remanufactured Inks are being quickly embraced as the cheapest solution when looking for ways to save costs for printing. The cartridges are offered by a wide variety of suppliers and are worth checking out for both individuals and small businesses. Saving on ink? Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Remanufactured Inks are recycled cartridges that are cleaned and processed then refilled ready for use on a printer. The cartridges can work in various types of printers as long as they are compatible. In most cases, the use of remanufactured ink cartridges saves ink because users do not have to buy the original versions which are often quite expensive.
Apr 21, 2019
Health & Household
What is Maca Powder? Benefits and where to find it
Although Maca roots have been cultivated in Peru for centuries, most people outside Central America only learned about them recently. Super foodies and nutritionists are to thanks for this. They constantly tout maca powder benefits on TV, magazines and the blogs all the time. But is maca as nutritious and helpful as they say? Maca: the healthy powder? Maca is a plant cultivated for its roots in the high plateaus of Peru. Ancient Peruvians believed maca roots could treat anemia, enhance athletic performance, solve menstrual problems and improve fertility. When not being consumed raw, maca roots are roasted or prepared as a soup. More recently, the roots have been processed into various products, including powder, capsule, and tea. The most components of maca are carbohydrates, minerals like calcium, amino acids, and vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E. While some of the proclaimed maca powder are disputed, others are medically proven. The powder, for instance, improves sex hormones by modulating the endocrine system. By giving signals to all the glands involved in stimulating sexual arousal, fertility and the nervous system, maca powder ensures your sexual health is always in check. Nutritional Facts about Maca Powder Maca is full of nutrients. One ounce of grounded maca root provides the following to your body: 91 calories 4 grams of proteins 20 grams of carbs 2 Grams of fiber Vitamin C Potassium Iron, copper Vitamin B6 Manganese Because it's purely organic, there are no limits on how to consume maca. Drizzle some in your smoothie or add it to your flour as you bake muffins. There is no wrong way to consume Maca. But if you are not good with recipes though, here’s a start. Strawberry Maca Shake Ingredients Half a cup of fresh strawberries 4 Medjool dates, seedless ½ teaspoon of vanilla ½ teaspoon of maca powder One cup of almond milk ½ cup of ice A pinch of salt Instructions Mix all the ingredients and blend them to produce a super shake. If it’s not thick enough, add some more frozen berries. If it’s overly thick, add ice. You can also add one banana to introduce a second flavor. Maca Latte Recipe Yet another beverage gives you a chance to experience the rich benefits of maca. It’s naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and only takes five minutes to prepare. Ingredients One teaspoon of vanilla extract One tablespoon of Maca powder Half a cup of coconut milk One cup of almond milk A pinch of cayenne powder and black pepper One tablespoon of honey or maple syrup Procedure Mix all the ingredients and whisk them over a medium heating saucepan. Continue whisking as the content becomes warm. Serve with pancakes or take them alone. Oatmeal Maca plus Guarana Tasty, satisfying and nutritious: what more do you want in breakfast? If you prioritize health in all your meals, this is a great recipe to prepare once in a while. Ingredients 5 tablespoons of oatmeal One cup of coconut milk One tablespoon of guarana powder One kiwi and one banana An eight of a pineapple One tablespoon of goji berries Two cables spoons of cacao powder Two tablespoons of maca powder Procedure Place oatmeal in a pan and heat it up. Stir a little bit and add the fruits chopped into pieces. Mix guarana with maca, stir them before adding the rest of the ingredients. Serve your breakfast. Best Maca Powder Buying Guide There are main types of Maca: red, black and yellow. Most powders are grounded from yellowish Maca because it’s the most common type. Black Maca is linked to brain health while red maca helps with prostate problems. Below are some of the main brands with different types of Maca powder. Raw Red Maca Powder by the Maca Team This product comes in a shiny 2.2-pounds sachet of Peruvian sourced Maca. The packet includes a label all of its ingredients and how to use it. There are no additives included for the $45 top-rated item. Most customers who've used the product claim to have experienced improvements in their libido levels, bodily energy, and moods. Gelatinized Black Maca Capsules by the Maca Team Priced at $27, this product packs 200 pre-cooked capsules so that you consume them like medicine, 2-3 every day. They are black/grey in color and attract positive reviews for their impact on the muscles. The capsules are also advised for promoting libido, mental focus and enhance male fertility. Nuna Native Maca Powder—Yellow This package is suited for people who want to try a little bit of the product before investing more. The powder comes in a sachet containing 8 ounces of the product. It is properly packed and looks authentic with a picture of a Peruvian farmer harvesting the plant. It costs $15 for 45 servings. Gelatinized Red Maca powder by the Maca team One pound in size and aimed at women, this sachet of Red maca is one of the best sellers on Amazon. While it costs $28, the price isn't its selling point. Its divine smell, ability to blend with smoothies and great support from women makes it worth checking out.
Apr 06, 2019
Home & Kitchen
The 10 Best Beds You Should Consider: You Can Easily Get It Online
More and more often over the last decade, the trend in commerce has been to buy more and more things online. This can be seen with the rise of massive online retailers like Amazon, as well as the online offerings of many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Now, almost anything can be bought online and delivered anywhere between hours to days, direct to your home. And all it takes is a few clicks. Still, not everyone is comfortable buying every kind of item online. Furniture and household items, especially things like beds, are an area where many people have been holding out and insist on visiting a brick-and-mortar store before making a purchase. Nevertheless, that is starting to change. Learn more about buying beds online, and some of the best beds to buy online, in our guide below. What Types of Beds are Available Online? Almost all kinds of beds that are available today can be bought online. By some estimations and classifications, there are more than 3 dozen distinct kinds of beds in existence today. While we don’t have time to go into details on all of those beds, here are just some of the popular styles of bed to buy that you can find online, and a bit about what they are, and what they offer. Platform Beds A platform bed is, as the name implies, largely a platform for the mattress, elevated above everything else associated with the bed frame and hardware. There are typically no rails or other raised elements on a platform bed – just the platform itself (which may have a solid base, slat base, or require a box spring), and the mattress on top of that. Headboards and footboards may or may not be used. Sleigh Beds A sleigh bed is similar to panel bed (described below). However, rather than distinct headboard and footboard elements that are largely straight pieces of wood panels, sleigh beds have curved, sleigh-like footboards and headboards. The overall appearance of the bed, with footboard and headboard attached, is not dissimilar to that of a classic sleigh, which is where the name derives from. Panel Beds A panel bed is like a platform bed, though it usually has raised rails or small sides above the frame on the lengthwise run of the bed. However, a panel bed always has a headboard, and most often a footboard. These are made from wooden panels that are often worked elaborately with carvings and designs. Four Poster Beds A four poster bed is like a platform bed to some extent, regarding the interface between the frame and box spring or slats, and the mattress on top. However, a four-poster bed has four posts – one at each corner – that connect from the frame and go upwards, usually several feet above the bed. This allows a corresponding frame to be attached to the top of the posts, and curtains or drapes to be hung from this frame, allowing for privacy, increased warmth, darkness, and/or aesthetic style with this kind of bed. Canopy Beds Canopy beds are often confused with four-poster beds. They are similar in accessories but distinctly different in design. While a four poster bed has posts connecting to a frame, on which curtains or drapes can be hung, a canopy bed usually has a canopy attached to the wall at the head of the bed, which may then have a frame or rods on which curtains and drapes can be attached down, around, or on all sides of the bed. Adjustable Beds Adjustable beds are often thought of in an institutional setting, such as hospitals or retirement homes. But, more and more often, they are now available beds to buy for everyday consumers. These beds often have motorized mechanisms that raise and lower the angle of the bed and mattress, to make reading, getting in and out of bed, and going to sleep more convenient and comfortable. The adjustment is usually managed by a control, either wireless/remote or hard-wired to the bed. Murphy Beds Murphy beds, also known as fold up beds, are a great choice for consumers who occasionally need an extra bed in their home, but have other uses for that same space when the bed is not being utilized. They fold up into a vertical position when not in use, and are stored in either a recess in the wall or a special cabinet or closet. They’re relatively low-cost, and help keep floor space available – great for apartments, for example, where space is at a premium. Daybeds Daybeds often convert to a couch when not in use as a bed. They are forerunners to futons, but function in a distinctly different manner. In most cases, daybeds use bolsters as the “back cushion” element, rather than the mechanical folding of a futon. Like Murphy beds or fold up beds, these can be a great option for occasional additional bedding needs that can be used as other furniture and not take up extra space when not in use as a bed. Top Sites to Buy Beds Online There are several prominent online retailers, and retail arms of brick-and-mortar stores, that stock a number of different styles of beds. These represent a good cross-section of the best beds to buy online, and a good mix of price ranges, design aesthetics, and choices. If you’re going to buy beds online, we strongly recommend you look at several of the following sites before making your purchase decision, to find the best choice to fit your needs, as well as the best price on your chosen style. Overstock Overstock has a variety of brand name merchandise options at heavily reduced prices. They source from overstock and clearance items from major manufacturers. This means that selection is not always going to be guaranteed, and the number of different types of beds available may vary considerably from time to time. But the prices are usually quite competitive, and definitely worth considering when you want to buy a bed. Amazon Amazon excels in providing many different kinds of merchandise for low prices. Their furniture selection is not as impressive as their selection in many other areas. However, between their own offerings and those of third-party marketplace sellers, you can sometimes find exactly the kind of bed you’re looking for. The convenience and speed of finding things on Amazon mean it’s always worth a look when you’re trying to buy online beds. eBay eBay has grown considerably over the years and morphed from an online garage sale space to something not too dissimilar from Amazon. Of course, the auctions of collectibles and similar are still there. But major brands have set up shop, too, offering brand-new merchandise, often including closeouts and overstocks, at discounted prices. Again, like Overstock, selection can be hit or miss, but the prices are usually exceptional Walmart Retailer Walmart is known for low prices. While bedding is not one of their most well-known categories, their online store includes their own offerings and those of several different third-party sellers. The selection may be somewhat limited, but if you find something you like, you know you’ll get it for a competitive price. IKEA IKEA is many people’s first choice when they want to buy furniture online, and that includes buying a bed online. They have a range of different options, from their low-cost DIY-style beds to more exotic and higher-end beds. Quality is always fairly high, and though prices, in general, may be a bit higher here, you get what you pay for.
Apr 04, 2019
Best PTZ Cameras: Monitor your Premises 24/7 Remotely
We can’t stress this enough. PTZ cameras are some of the most advanced surveillance cameras in the world. While they look like any regular dome-shaped cameras, PTZ cameras have artificial intelligence software fitted within them. You can zoom images in and out and tilt the camera to view different locations in the house. They are more powerful than most cameras, making them the perfect solutions for business premises and large homes. What are PTZ Cameras? PTZ stands for Pan-tilt-and zoom, the three features that define a PTZ camera. Some professionals call them robotic cameras or simply robos. They are used in a wide range of industries including television studios, film production and in sports. However, they are also designed for home and business surveillance purposes. An average PTZ camera provides three movements. The first is panning, meaning the camera can swivel around for up to 460 degrees. The second is to tilt on a vertical range. Most modern cameras tilt up to 180 degrees. The third movement is to zoom objects up to 18 times closer to you. This works by adjusting the camera lens to change the focal length.
Apr 03, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Bed Slats Buying Guide
A lot of us don’t think too much about our beds and mattresses until they cause us discomfort, or we are looking for a replacement. But we really should. We spend at least 1/3 of our life in bed. Comfort, function, flexibility, value, and longevity are all important parts of our beds. One area that many people don’t know too much about is bed slats, and how they compare to box springs. The two make up the most common type of under-mattress support mechanisms that integrate with bed frames. And are they each of distinct advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about bed slats in our guide! What are Bed Slats? The concept of a bed slat or bed slats is fairly straightforward – they are slats, or lengthwise pieces of material, usually wood, that run across the bed frame width-wise. They provide support and a platform on which the mattress can rest. The thickness of the slats, how many you need, what kind of wood they should be made from, and other factors can all vary how effective they are, and the overall feel to the mattress. Slats are available in sizes consistent with regular bed sizes – twin bed slats, full bed slats, queen bed slats, king bed slats, and so on. They have to be sized properly to fit across the frame. Otherwise, they won’t serve any purpose or support the mattress – they’ll just fall to the floor. Bed slats are the less common form of support for bedding, with the more common choice being the box spring. Box springs are large and bulky and tend to cost more as well. They add height to a bed, and have more spring and give to them. Slats, on the other hand, are simple and cost-effective. They don’t add any substantial height to a bed and tend to provide firmer support to the mattress. In addition to the mattress itself, the support mechanism – whether box spring or bed slats – can be an important consideration for a comfortable night’s sleep. Top Sites to Buy Bed Slats Online Bed slats can usually be purchased at furniture or bedding/mattress stores, though prices are often better from online retailers. Some popular choices of sites from which you can buy bed slats are highlighted below. Wayfair Online furniture and home furnishings retailer Wayfair offers competitive pricing, free shipping on large orders, and a wide range of choices of styles, colors, and brands for most home and furniture items. They’re a trusted name in online catalog shopping for this category. Amazon Online discounter Amazon boasts a massive item catalog of everything “from A to Z.” Like most of the items they sell, they have bed slats that are sold directly through Amazon and fulfilled by them, as well as those from marketplace sellers who fulfill them directly to customers. A lot of choices and very competitive prices make Amazon the first choice for most any kind of online shopping today. eBay eBay is not just about selling your old collectibles or used items anymore. They have a full range of marketplace sellers who offer brand new merchandise, including overstocks and clearance from name-brand manufacturers. You can often find excellent markdowns and deals on brand new furniture and home goods items here, including bed slats. The selection is a bit more hit or miss, but the prices can’t be beaten in most cases. Walmart Venerable retail giant Walmart has been expanding their online offerings over the last few years, to stay competitive with Amazon and other online retailers. Prices are reasonable, just like Walmart is known for, with a decent selection from their overall catalog as well. Choices may not be as numerous as Wayfair or IKEA, but there are still many options in most furniture categories, including bed slats. IKEA IKEA is known for furniture (and meatballs), so it’s no surprise that the online site for this retailing giant has quite a diverse selection of bed slats and other bed-related furnishings. Prices can vary considerably, from very competitive to somewhat higher and more premium depending on the options you choose.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Queen Size Loft Bed Buying Guide
When you have so much stuff in your house and don’t have enough rooms to store them, your options can be thin. Either you sell what you don’t need or become extra creative on how to store your items. Buying a queen size loft bed is one of the best ways to maximize the space in your house. With the bed, your kids or guests get somewhere to sleep while the remaining space can hold a desk and other items. What is a Queen Size Loft Bed? A queen-sized loft bed is a loft bed that is bigger than a full bed but not as big as a king-sized bed. Measuring 60 by 80 inches, queen sized beds are the most popular kinds of beds at home. According to the research firm, Statista, 47% of Americans use queen beds at home, more than those who use king size beds. A loft bed, on the other hand, is a bunk bed without the lower section, leaving plenty of space for storage purposes in your bedroom. Since a queen size loft bed is bigger than a regular loft bed, you have even more space to store all your extra items at home. Many queen size bed lofts are also taller than regular beds, making them ideal for your tall guests and providing more storage space underneath them. So, think of all the things you could store when you have 60 x 80 x 72 inches of space in your bedroom and decide whether to buy a queen size loft bed. Top Sites to Buy Queen Size Loft Beds In addition to the size, design, and strength of the loft bed also matters. That's why you should only buy your bed in shopping platforms that guarantee quality beds backed by money back policies when not satisfied at what you get. Wayfair For the last couple of years, Wayfair has been one of the best places to shop for furniture. Starting with zero shipping fees for all furniture products, the Boston headquartered company ensures you pay only for your loft bed. And unlike many companies, Wayfair doesn’t compensate its free shipping by overpricing its products. You can find a quality queen sized loft bed from as low as $300. With $800, you are almost assured of finding your dream bed on the website. Wayfair delivers its products in 2-5 days. They are also protected by return policies if they come with some defaults. Amazon Being the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon has one of the largest varieties of loft beds you can find. Most of them are also affordable, starting at $200 for full loft beds to $400 for queen size loft beds. If you are okay with metal-frame designed loft beds, you can find beds priced as low as $120 on Amazon. Of course, the best quality beds cost more, but Amazon is your best option when you want to save money. Like Wayfair, the Jeff Bezos-led company ships furniture free of charge. They are also supported by return policies, so if you don’t like the quality of loft bed you get; you can always ask for a refund. eBay Like Amazon, eBay offers a mix of low budget, medium priced and high-end loft beds. If you have a budget of less than $200, you can be certain to get a queen size loft bed on eBay. With $1000, expect a stylish loft bed with a desk underneath it. Finding the right bed on eBay is much easier than on many sites out there. From color to the bed type, brand to condition, the site makes it extremely easy to find your ideal bed. There is even a category for gender to differentiate between beds for girls and boys. Walmart Walmart is yet another online shopping store known for its great deals. Irrespective of your budget, Walmart has a loft bed for you. Their queen size loft beds cost between $400 and $1000. Most of them are either made of metal frames or wood. The best thing with Walmart is that almost all of their loft beds queen sized come with storage drawers underneath them. As a buyer, all you do is find a good queen loft bed and the types of drawers you would want. Not every loft bed has drawers though. Some of Walmart’s loft bed have an open space underneath them, allowing you to store whatever you want. Ikea Like Walmart, most of Ikea’s loft beds have drawers beneath them. Most of the beds are also made of wood for durability and strength. The cheapest loft beds on Ikea are made out of metal frames and don’t have drawers. You can acquire a quality queen loft bed on Ikea from as low as $120. It's up to you to decide whether you want low budget beds or expensive, high-end loft beds. Either way, Ikea is cheaper than most other online stores.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Wood Bed Frames Buying Guide
When shopping for essential items to put in the bedroom, no doubt, a bed is on the top of the list. Nonetheless, more often than not, the emphasis is only given on the mattress, especially in terms of its comfort. A lot of people tend to ignore the bed frame. The bed frame is equally important as it can make or break the aesthetics of the bedroom. It can add not only appeal but also cosiness. With the abundance of the options available, a wood bed frame is one of the most popular. In the rest of this post, we will provide insights to help you buy a wood bed frame. We’ll look at some of the best places to buy, as well as some of the most important considerations. In the end, we hope that this post will help you become a well-informed buyer. Things to Look for When Buying a Wooden Bed Frame Buying wooden bed frames can be challenging because of the overwhelming options that are available. To help you narrow down the possibilities, below are some of the most important things to take into consideration: Size Consider the size of the bedroom and the mattress to determine the right size of the wood bed frame to buy. Be sure to put the mattress on the top to see if the fit is perfect. If you have a small room, look for bed frames with a space-saving design so that there is still space for you to move around. A cramped bedroom is sure to be uncomfortable. You also have to consider the user of the bed. Obviously, if it is for a couple, it should be large enough to be comfortable. Colour This is a matter of personal preference. Wood comes in different hues. Whether you want the colour to be light or dark, there is an option for you. Make sure that the colour complements the colour of the bedroom. Design Like in the case of colour, you should choose a design that looks good with the overall design of the bedroom. You can go for vintage, modern, or minimalist, among others. Carvings will be good if you want an ornate look. Platform beds are good if you want to go traditional. They sit low on the ground. Four-poster, canopy, and bunk beds will also be great. Top Sites to Buy Wooden Bed Frames Still have no idea where to buy the best wood bed frame? Some of the top websites to check ou include: Amazon Perhaps, no other company does it better than Amazon! They offer the largest selection from where you can buy wood bed frame online. They even have Amazon Home Services, allowing buyers to take advantage of professional installation for the bed frames that are purchased. You can also read thousands of reviews from verified buyers to help you decide. eBay It is another online site where you can find bed frame wood at prices that are ridiculously cheap! Shopping on their website is fairly easy since you can narrow down the results based on certain parameters, such as price, size, and type, which you can also do at Amazon. Walmart As a leading low-cost retailer, Walmart is another great option for affordable finds. You can even order online and pick up the wood bed frames on their stores if you want to save shipping costs. They also have an in-house label if you prefer cheaper alternatives to the premium brands. Wayfair On most of their solid wood bed frames, Wayfair offers free delivery on most orders over $50, which is already enough to tempt you to buy from their website. They also often have one-day delivery.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Bed Benches Buying Guide
A bedroom will have some pieces of furniture, and one of them is a bed bench. It is also called a bedroom bench, and it plays a significant role in the bedroom. This article is about bed benches and why you would need one in your bedroom. What Is a Bed Bench? A bed bench or bedroom bench is a bench that is put at the foot of the bed. It can be used for many reasons. You may use it as a storage area, step-stool, seating, or just include it to act as an extra décor in the room. The size and design of the bench will determine how it will be used and what it will be used for. An end of bed bench is just the same as a regular bedroom bench. They are both placed at the same spot, and they come in multiple designs. Top sites to buy Bed Bench online Wayfair You cannot fail to find bed benches in this online store. They have plenty of them in different size and style. Plus, you can choose either traditional or modern style bedroom benches. The benches are sold with free delivery. Amazon Amazon will always have something for someone, including the end of bed benches for everyone. Luckily, some go for less than $100. eBay At eBay, you can enjoy some of good-looking bed end benches that go for less than $50 with free delivery on top of it. Walmart This online store will low-price products offer lots of bedroom benches that some go for as low as $35 with free pickup. Don’t forget that there is a return policy after 30 days. Ikea If you want a variety of end of bed benches, IKEA might not be your ideal online store. They don’t have as many bedroom benches as other leading stores.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Bed Rest Pillows Buying Guide
Have you ever found yourself tired from work, so you want to take a rest on the bed, but you also don’t want to sleep? Maybe you want to sit on the bed while reading a book. In this case, the best option would be to pile up the pillows to support your back in the process. But there is a way you can sit without hurting your back and setting up pillows. This can be done using a bed rest pillow. And that is what we’ll be discussing in this post. What Is a Bed Rest Pillow? This is a type of pillow that is designed to look like a chair with extended sections to act as armrests. The whole pillow is made of cozy materials, but strong enough to support your back accordingly. People use these pillows for different reasons. Some use it to support their back as they watch something on the TV in the bedroom, or others can set it up as they use a laptop on the bed. But the most common use of these pillows is for reading. It is also called a ‘reading pillow.’ Top sites to buy a Bed Rest Pillow Today, you can find multiple online stores that sell stuff. However, you can go for specific websites that offer top-quality products at the best price. One advantage of purchasing products from such websites is that you get some sort of warranty for the genuine products you buy. Here are the top sites you should consider: Wayfair Wayfair is commonly known for dealing with sofas and other home goods. They have a variety of bed rest pillows to purchase, and they offer their products with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, they offer free delivery (to your home) for orders costing $49 or more. Amazon Amazon is the largest online store in the world. They have multiple products, and they act as middlemen for some of their products. You can buy new or used products at affordable prices. Amazon also offers free deliveries to some of their products. eBay Ebay is more of an auctioning platform. But you can still get a decent pillow at the best price. Prices can go way down on eBay, but you need to be extra careful when buying a product there. Never go beyond their terms, like buying goods directly from the seller. Walmart Walmart is known for its low-priced products, which makes it a great place to shop. You can also find a Walmart branch almost anywhere around the country. With the Walmart app, you can easily return your item and get the refund at one of their stores. Ikea This online store sells ready-to-assemble furniture, and you can find lots of bed rest pillows too. IKEA is also an environment-friendly brand that has banned PVC from its products. So, you are sure of buying a safe pillow from them. You will have to pay as low as $9 for your item delivery.
Apr 02, 2019
Bed Desks Buying Guide
For a workaholic, it can be difficult to sit down and watch time fly. Even when you are in bed, you still want to do some work, but you also don’t want to get off the bed. Here, a bed desk would help you a lot. We will be discussing how this furniture is beneficial why you should get one. What is a Bed Desk? As the name suggests, this is a desk that has been specifically designed to be used on the bed. It should not be confused by a side-bed desk. The bed desk table will come in a unique design, where your feet will get under the stands of the desk, and the surface of the desk will run across your laps to give you room to use it effortlessly. Most of the bed desks will be made of soft-wood or reinforced polypropylene plastic. But you can find some that are made of metal. Types of Bed Desks Before buying these desks, you should know that they come in different types. For instance, there are the laptop desk tables, which will be specifically designed to be used with a laptop. They will have customization to set up the laptop for easy use while in bed. Another type is the overbed desk, which looks almost like that one used in hospitals. These will go over the bed with stands on each side, where it is then pulled towards the person. The overbed desks come with more working space. Others are the side-bed laptop tables, which stand on either side of the bed and have an extended surface towards the bed to place the laptop or other items. Top sites to buy Bed Desks Wayfair There are plenty of bed desks at Wayfair. Some go at $20, but you can find others that go for more than $100. Either way, you can find your ideal desk for bed at a decent price. Plus, most of their desks are delivered for free around the country. Amazon It’s almost impossible to miss a product on Amazon, and a bed laptop desk isn’t exceptional. There is plenty of bed desk and overbed tables that come at decent prices. The cheapest desk ranges around $21. eBay eBay is a place with the cheapest bed desks, and the quality is also good enough. You can get some from as low as $14, and they are also sold with free delivery. Walmart It’s not a surprise to find low-priced items at Walmart. That is why you can easily find a laptop desk for bed for as low as $16 with free delivery around the country. IKEA IKEA also has lots of bed desks, and you can choose the type that suits you best. It offers products at friendly prices. For instance, a simple laptop desk can go for $13 plus at least $9 for delivery.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Twin XL Beds Buying Guide
Finding the right bed size is a good contributor to your sleep comfort. If you sleep alone, it isn’t a must to get a big bed size, but for a couple, a taller kid, or a plus size person, a bigger bed would be the best choice. A Twin XL bed is one of the large-size beds on the market. We will be discussing this type of bed in this article. What is a Twin XL Bed? An XL Twin Bed dimensions measure approximately 39 inches wide by 80 inches long. These bed frames are normally made of steel, metal, fabric, or wood. They are almost the same to the Twin beds, but there is a slight difference. The major difference is that the Twin Bed will be smaller than the Twin XL. Generally, they have the same width but different lengths. Top sites to Buy Twin XL Beds Write that there are few websites you should go for the best prices and quality, compare them: Wayfair Since Wayfair is known for specializing in home-based furniture, you can be sure of getting the right Twin XL bed that suits you. You will find plenty of them in different materials and quality too. The beds range from $130 to $1,000+. Luckily, all the twin bed XL orders at Wayfair come with free delivery. Amazon Amazon also stocks some of the best XL Twin beds that come at decent prices. You can find some of the leading brands selling their items on Amazon. Some good-quality twin XL beds at Amazon go for less than $100. You can also enjoy free deliveries with some orders. eBay At eBay, you can find some twin XL beds at around $100 or even less, depending on your bid. The quality isn’t bad as well. Walmart There are plenty of good-quality XL twin beds at Walmart, and you can get them for less than $80 with free pickup services. Ikea The Twin XL beds at IKEA are sold at $100+, and you’ll need to pay an extra $9 for delivery as usual.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Twin Platform Beds Buying Guide
Buying a non-traditional bed has become popular with homeowners that want to infuse style into their bedroom. The traditional beds that were a common feature in homes are quickly being replaced by contemporary ones like Twin platform beds, which are available in a variety of sizes and designs. These twin beds are available in the majority of furniture stores and are an excellent addition to any home. What is a Twin Platform Bed? A Twin Platform Bed is a popular type of bed that does not need a box spring to be functional. The bed differs slightly from the regular platform bed in design but is still worth the investment for many homeowners. Apart from being versatile and economical, a platform twin bed can be made from a variety of materials like metal, leather, wood, and rope among others. Top sites to buy a Twin Platform Bed Shopping for a Platform Twin Bed can quickly be done on various websites that offer a wide array of bedroom furniture. However, some sites that give you a chance to compare the features and cost of the beds, make it possible to select quality platform beds at the best prices. Some of these leading sites include: Wayfair Buying Twin Platform Beds from Wayfair is easy because they have been placed in categories making it possible to choose one that meets your budget. The beds are available in varied designs and materials with a majority being shipped to the destination for free when bought online. Also, Wayfair runs regular sales promotions of the beds making it possible to obtain a high-quality platform bed at a cheaper cost. Amazon Amazon has the most extensive product range including furniture such as Twin Platform Bed for sale on their site. The e-commerce site allows shoppers to browse through hundreds of platform beds so that they can choose the best one for their home. In some cases, buying from the site attracts discounts that would have otherwise been unavailable to those shopping at other e-commerce sites. eBay eBay allows you to shop by category making it easier to find your ideal Twin Platform within the shortest time possible. The displays on the site have a brief description of the beds and their costs to help shoppers make a better decision. Apart from brand new items, the site also offers used beds and frames at low prices for the benefit of online shoppers. Walmart Walmart gives shoppers a chance to select their preferred their Twin Bed Platform, pay for it and pick it up on the same day. The retail chain has simple designs available to those looking for platform beds. Additionally, shoppers can also find more complicated designs like those that have storage facilities as part of their overall structure.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Triple Bunk Beds Buying Guide
Beds are an essential piece of furniture in any home and should be picked out with a lot of care. Whether you are shopping for adults or children, your focus should be on getting a high-quality bed that will ensure they sleep well. Fortunately, there is a variety of beds available in the market with many of them accommodating one, two or three people depending on your needs. Among the most popular beds is the Triple Bunk Bed which is available for both kids and grownups. What is a Triple Bunk Bed? Triple Bunk Beds are designed to accommodate three people at the same time. They are available in a variety of sizes and designs. Typically, only one bed is on the floor while the other two are suspended above and secured with side panels or steel rods. They are popular because they help save on space which can be a challenge for households that have several people living under one roof. Buying the beds for children leave enough space in their rooms to include a study area or play area. Top sites to buy a Triple Bunk Bed Buying a Triple Bunk Bed is easy especially when shopping online. There are many e-commerce sites that sell different designs that appeal to both children and adults. To get a high-quality bed, consider the cost and quality of items sold on the sites listed below. Wayfair Wayfair offers a wide variety of Triple Bunk Beds that are sold at different prices making it possible to choose one that matches your budget. Shoppers also get a chance to select beds made from a variety of materials and designs depending on their taste. Also, the majority of the bunk beds sold at Wayfair are brand new and are shipped to different destinations at no cost. Amazon Amazon is a great place to get bunk beds that can accommodate three people. The site has users that sell new and second-hand beds at various prices. Another advantage of shopping on Amazon is that you get to read through reviews from other customers that have bought a similar item. eBay Buying a bunk bed for three on eBay gives you the chances to get a quality item at an affordable cost. The website offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase used Triple Bunkbeds from reliable sellers without having to spend too much. Even so, they have new beds made from different materials. Walmart Browsing through the Walmart Triple Bunk section ushers you into pages and pages of beds you can buy for yourself or for your children. The site offers hundreds of bunk beds that are sold at reasonable rates and can be picked up at their stores. It does not matter your location in the fifty states; you will get a bunk bed that meets your needs from Walmart. DIY Triple Bunk Bed
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Twin Over Queen Bunk Beds Buying Guides
Whether it is for kids’ rooms, dorms, or shared living spaces, among others, a bunk bed is one of the best ways to make the most out of the available space. It is available in a variety of designs and configurations. One of the most popular is the twin over queen bunk bed, which is our focus in the rest of this short guide. We’ll let you know what exactly it is, where the best places to buy are, and some of the most important factors to consider when picking the right product. What is a Twin over Queen Bunk Bed? Basically, it is the same as the regular bunk bed, but the difference lies in the configuration. As the name implies, it has a queen bed at the bottom and a twin bed at the top. At its size, one adult can sleep at the bottom comfortably and one kid at the top. It can also sleep two small kids in the bottom and one at the top. If the users are small, whether adults or kids, two can sleep at the bottom and one at the top. Top Sites to Buy a Twin over Queen Bunk Bed Thinking of where to buy bunk beds twin over queen? A convenient option is to shop online, and below are some of the top websites worth checking out. Amazon Perhaps, this is the most popular place to buy a bunk bed with twin over queen configuration, especially for those who are from the United States. Their website offers a plethora of choices from different sellers. For those who want to save money, there are even options for used bunks. However, make sure to read the reviews to be sure that the seller can be trusted and that your money won’t end up going to waste. eBay It is also a popular online shop for bunk beds, although, the product selection is not as varied as those that are available at Amazon. Like the latter, you will have the opportunity to filter down the search results, such as through the ratings and the price. Walmart One of the best things about buying bunk beds from Walmart is that they have a product filter option wherein you can narrow down the choices not only based on materials and finish but also on the basis of the maximum capacity that the bed will be able to support. If you want to save on the twin over queen bunk beds from Walmart, you can choose the free pickup option. Wayfair Whether you prefer modern or traditional bunk beds, Wayfair has got you covered. They have free shipping offers on some of their products, so be sure to take advantage of that. Twin over queen bunk bed is quite big, so shipping can be costly, which is why it is a good thing if you can get it for free.
Apr 02, 2019
Round Beds Buying Guide
Remember the huge spinning bed from the movie Austin Powers? Would you want that in your home? It will cost some fortune. But if you have space in your house and would want a different kind of bed, it is probably worth it. What is a Round Bed? A round bed is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a bed shaped like a circle instead of the usual rectangular or square shapes. The mattress can be circular or rectangular, but the bed has to be circular. So, why buy a round bed? They are luxurious. No one buys a round bed because it’s the cheapest bed around. An average round bed can cost in the upwards of $1000. The cheapest good-quality round beds cost $500-600, and they are also small in sizes. Because they are circular shaped, the only space where you can sleep comfortably is at the center. Where you would place a conventional bed and have plenty of space in the room, round beds eats up a lot of space. As you would expect, not everyone thinks round beds are worth buying. They are expensive. They take up a lot of space and are impractical for most families. But as we already mentioned, people buy round beds for their exquisite designs. Top Sites to Buy Round Beds If you have the space to accommodate a round bed, find a good bed. Pick an elegantly designed bed that rhymes with your interior décor seamlessly. Here’s where to find the best circle beds. Wayfair Few shopping sites offer better deals than Wayfair. While others charge in excess of $1500 for a regular queen-sized bed, you can find great deals from $700 on Wayfair. Shipping is free of charge throughout the US, and the bed is delivered within two days. Most of Wayfair’s round beds are accompanied by rectangular mattresses for practicality reasons. So, if you want a round bed for your master bedroom, you don’t have to feel afraid it may be uncomfortable for two people. Besides free shipping, Wayfair’s progressive return policies ensure you can return your round bed if it’s faulty upon arrival. You also don’t have to pay the full amount up front. Simply register for the company’s 12-month pay program and pay in installments. Amazon Amazon has a wider variety of round beds than Wayfair. Make sure you view their avalanche of outdoor and indoor circle beds before you make a buying decision. Their prices for round beds are slightly higher than Wayfair’s, but with round beds, it’s never about the price. Lavishness comes first when buying a circle bed. Comfort and space come second. Like Wayfair, Amazon allows you to return the bed if you are not satisfied. They also do free shipping, meaning the price you see on their site is all you pay. eBay eBay is the biggest competitor of Amazon in almost all areas. From service delivery to prices, everything you see on Amazon can be found on eBay. Their prices are near similar, but they have an even wider variety. eBay lists round beds sold by companies from all around the world. If you have a preference for European manufacturers, scroll through the website’s catalogs. Like Amazon, eBay’s round beds cost a tad bit higher than Wayfair. But then again, there is more variety. When it comes to shipping, be prepared to pay shipping fees that range from $30 to $100. Some companies do offer free shipping though. Walmart If saving money is in your plans as you shop for a round bed, Walmart is a great website to shop. The platform doesn’t have a wide variety of round beds, but the few you find are all priced below $1000. Shipping is done free of charge, and their return policy ensures you get a new bed if you receive a damaged one. Keep in mind that Walmart alternates its online prices compared to in-store prices all the time. If you visit the company's stores regularly, make sure to visit their furniture category. Compare those prices with what they offer online and make the right decision. Ikea Ikea is a global brand when it comes to selling furniture. Any kind of beds you need can be found on the website. Unlike many sellers, Ikea is one of the cheapest places for furniture. Whether you are after round beds or sofas, be certain to find great deals on the Swedish store.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Sleigh Beds Buying Guide
We spend a third of our lives sleeping. Choosing the right bed can feel like learning a new language. The tons of options and materials can leave you feeling drained and overwhelmed. The bed is the focal point of your bedroom. Getting it right is the most crucial step to have you functioning as a power horse. Want to feel like royalty? Get yourself a sleigh bed. This guide takes you through what a sleigh bed is, where to buy your ideal sleigh bed and the key features to consider when shopping for your best sleigh bed. What is a Sleigh Bed? As the name suggests, a sleigh bed initially known as a French bed is a bed that resembles a sled or a sleigh. What makes it stand out from the other beds? It's curved or scrolled foot and headboards which are slightly raised than regular beds. The original concept of the sleigh bed was by the French and American Empire period in the early 19th century. The headboard is larger than the footboard giving it a cosy feel — both pieces curve upwards and outwards like a sleigh. The curved design provides greater space to snooze off, and there is minimal chance to bump your head against the bed frame. Most sleigh beds are made of wood and are quite heavy. You can have either solid or panelled boards with traditional or contemporary designs. Thumbs up: Versatile- Comes in a variety of unique and elegant designs Cozy feel- The high footboard and headboard creates an enclosed space providing a snug and cozy atmosphere Thumbs down: Expensive-The beds are made of luxurious heavy duty materials Bulky size and weight- The wooden frame makes it quite difficult to manoeuvre Fixed leg room- not suitable for tall people due to its limited space Top Sites to Buy Sleigh Bed Online There are a few websites you should go for the best prices and quality: Wayfair Wayfair offers a vibrant selection of sleigh beds you’ll absolutely fall in love with. The best part is that you enjoy free shipping when you get to buy the best sleigh beds on their site. Amazon Amazon is arguably the largest online shopping store with a wide variety of highly-rated sleigh beds. Get elegant top-quality designs at suitable prices with tons of brands offering single, twin, king and queen size sleigh beds. eBay Shop a huge variety of sleigh beds at eBay. If you have a taste for vintage or antique designs eBay is your best go-to site. You get a rich variety of sleigh beds at affordable prices. You also get to bid on second-hand beds for as low as $30. Walmart You get to shop a great selection of different sleigh beds designs from leather to upholstery and wooden bed frames from top quality brands. Walmart also has sleigh beds fit for your little one at reduced prices.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Pull Out Beds Buying Guide
Some call it a sleeper sofa, others know it as a sofa bed. A pull out bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture for people who host guest often. If you don’t have one and you are tired of spreading air mattresses for your guests, learn how to find the right pull out bed below. What is a Pullout Bed? A pull out bed is a roll out mattress and frame that acts as a sofa during the day and as a bed at night. Sofa beds were once the ‘in thing’ many decades ago. With people opting to live in smaller houses to keep up with increasing costs of living, sleepers are back in fashion. You can use these beds for almost anything. A good sleeper can be your go-to sofa for watching TV or relaxing in the evenings. You can turn it in your preferred reading chair in the day and as your friends' bed when they visit. Top Sites to Buy a Pull out Bed As with any products these days, don't buy a sofa bed before you are convinced it meets all your needs. Also, don't make a purchase in just about any place. Here are the best places to find a rollout bed. Wayfair In 2017, Wayfair initiated a journey it aimed would help it become one of the biggest online stores in the world. Where companies like Amazon charged customers $100 plus to ship furniture, Wayfair introduced free shipping for all furniture No matter the price of your favorite sofa bed, Wayfair delivers it to your doorstep within five days. If you don’t like the bed or it’s faulty, you have several days to ask for a replacement. You are not charged any extra fees for the trouble Wayfair caused you. A good sleeper bed on Wayfair starts at $250 and can go in the upwards of $500. If you don’t have the money, you can still get the bed. Simply accept Wayfair’s monthly-installment plan that allows you to divide the payments in six months. Amazon Amazon is the biggest website for shopping for things online. Expect to find your dream sofa bed here. If you are after saving, Amazon is also a great place to find cheap deals. You can easily find a good roll out bed for $180. Like Wayfair, Amazon no longer charges you to deliver large items like furniture. Sofa beds don’t qualify for Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping, but their return policy is highly progressive. If the sofa bed comes with any defaults, you can always return it. eBay eBay works in a different way to Amazon, but it’s still one of the best shopping sites in the world. Anyone can become a buyer or a seller. That means there are sellers from all parts of the world, each selling a unique type of sofa bed. eBay's list of sofa beds ranges from massage-chair kind of pullouts to bean bags and chaise lounges. The good thing, most eBay products are shipped worldwide irrespective of where the seller is based. Unfortunately, you also have to pay shipping fees that range from $7 to $100. On the upside, eBay's sofa beds are a mix of extremely cheap beds to mediums and expensive sleepers. The cheap beds cost as low as $45 while stylish sleepers cost up to $2,500. Walmart You’ve probably shopped on Walmart before and know about their low prices. The same budget-friendliness is extended to their website, where a four-person pull-out bed costs $99. Shipping is done free of charge for most sofa beds, especially those priced above $100. Most of Walmart's sleepers are your regular sofas turned into beds. A chaise lounge, an armchair, and a reading chair are all turned into beds if you pick the right roll out beds. Besides low prices and elegant sofa beds, Walmart also prides itself in customer friendly return policies and overall good customer services. Ikea Shopping on Ikea is as simple as selecting your country of origin and searching for what you want. Their sofa beds aren’t your average three-seat couches. Ikea caters to families looking for loveseats, chaise lounges and corner sofas that can be converted into beds at night. As such, their lowest sleeper sofas start at $150 and can go as high as $300. Keep in mind the sofas are high-end sofas that support up to seven persons. The seats are stylishly designed and comfortable. They are easy to convert into beds and come in all sizes and shapes.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Low Loft Beds Buying Guide
Small homes can be spacious depending on the furniture placed in various rooms within the home. It is essential to select furniture for significant rooms such as the living room, bedroom and kitchen carefully to ensure that everything fits well and can function effectively. Achieving this delicate balance can sometimes mean buying unique but practical furniture that matches your style. One such piece of furniture is a low loft bed, which can be placed in your bedroom or that of your child to make it look spacious and add value to its overall look. What is a Low Loft Bed? Low Loft Beds are designed to have the bed at the top and space left beneath it that can act as a storage area. It is an excellent addition to a home, making it the best choice for those looking to save space but still enjoy the use of modern furniture. The presence of space underneath the bed, which is often sixty inches or less makes the loft bed different from regular beds. Even so, the beds are usually targeted towards children but can also be used by adults looking to save space in the home. Top sites to Buy Low Loft Beds online Finding Low Loft Beds for Adults is easier because of the many online stores that high-quality home furniture. The e-commerce sites offer a wide variety of beds at affordable rates, with the most popular ones being: Overstock Overstock offers both adult and toddler low loft beds in many colors and designs making it an ideal place to shop. You can find both single and twin options that are perfect for one or more children that would like to share the same space without the room feeling cramped. Amazon Amazon allows online shoppers to browse through different types of loft beds that vary in size and weight. You can read through reviews on each bed making it easier to select the best bed for your home. Also, the low loft beds on the site are made from different materials, allowing you to choose the most suitable one. eBay Always start with eBay when looking for a used or new Low Loft Bed for your home. The site has both small and large beds that can fit into most small bedrooms. The beds are often in good condition and can be bought at a reasonable cost from the previous owner. Walmart Walmart is the best place to find low loft beds that are made of metal, wood or even a mix of the two. The site has an extensive range of these beds which makes it the perfect place to purchase furniture for your bedroom and that of your children at a reasonable price.
Apr 02, 2019
Patio, Lawn & Garden
Swing Beds Buying Guide
Your home’s outdoor area is an excellent place to connect with family and friends or spend time alone. The experience is unmatched when you have a great set of seats or a swing bed for those moments you want to relax. What is a Swing Bed? A Swing Bed has an elongated sitting area that can accommodate several people and is often supported on the sides by chains or strong ropes. The bed is designed to make the user as comfortable as possible when sitting or lying down and is available in various designs and sizes. There are two main types of Swing Beds, with the most common one being a conventional seating area that can be stationed in any part of the home. The seats are often made up of cushions that vary in size and color which make the seating are comfy and a great place to relax. Additionally, the term “Swing Bed” is also commonly used in medical circles when referring to beds used in hospitals and similar medical facilities. The beds have wheels that enable them to quickly move along hospital corridors without causing any discomfort to the patient being transported to a new location. Also, the beds are used when transferring patients from one wing to another without leaving the facility. Top sites to Buy Swing Beds online A Bed Swing is an excellent addition to any home especially if it is the right size and complements the existing interior design of the house. Fortunately, the beds are sold at online stores which makes it possible to get good quality furniture at excellent prices. Some of the top e-commerce sites that sell Swing Beds are highlighted below. Wayfair Wayfair Swing Beds are ideal for use both indoors and outdoors in homes or recreational facilities. The beds are available in unique designs and are sold at reasonable prices throughout the year. Whether you are buying a plain swinging bed or one that has decorative cushions, you will find one within your budget. However, they also have special sale prices that they offer at different times in the year for the benefit of their clients. Amazon Majority of Swing Beds on Amazon are described as very comfortable and “must have” by reviewers on the site. The e-commerce site offers high-quality outdoor beds that are ideal for both small and large verandahs in the home. The beds are made from various types of materials, making them unique for indoor and outdoor spaces. Also, the costs of the beds on the site are quite reasonable for those buying their first piece of outdoor furniture and those looking for a deal. eBay Buying a Swing bed on eBay is easy thanks to the wide variety of furniture on the site. It is easy to find the outdoor piece of furniture by narrowing down your search to “swing beds” on the site. In most cases, you will find them displayed in various colors, construction material, and unique designs. It does not matter your taste; you will find the perfect type of outdoor seating for your home on the online store. Walmart Walmart offers a wide range of Swinging Beds that can complement any home. The beds sold on the site are made from wood and other types of materials that are comfortable to sit on. The designs are varied with one of their most popular ones being those that have a canopy to protect users from direct sunlight when outdoors.
Apr 02, 2019
Home & Kitchen
Upholstered Beds Buying Guide
Beds can be boring! That said, if you want it to add an aesthetic appeal to the room, one of the best additions would be the best upholstered bed. To know more about upholstered beds, including the styles that are available or where to buy them, read on and learn from the valuable insights we will be sharing. What is an Upholstered Bed? At its most basic, it refers to any bed frame, which includes both the headboard and the foot, which is wrapped in materials like leather, suede, or velvet, among others. It is custom-made, which means that you can have it personalized based on your exact specifications. The bottom part of the board is laid with a soft foam padding before it is wrapped, making it soft when touched. While upholstered beds can be plain, they are often embellished to give it more character. It is often added with embroidery or buttons. It can be traditional or contemporary depending on the way you like it to be. Top Sites to Buy Upholstered Bed As you look for an upholster bed, it is almost sure that you will end up being overwhelmed. There are pre-made beds that are available while there is also an option for customization. Regardless, the possibilities will be almost endless. If you are looking for the best place to buy it online, make sure to check out the following: Amazon If you like shopping online chances are, you have already used Amazon in one instance. With that, this is also an excellent place to buy an upholstered bed frame. Whether it is from big box stores or independent brands, you will be spoiled for choices. Plus, the website is designed in such a way that you can easily filter the search results, such as based on price or reviews. eBay Like Amazon, eBay has also gained a reputation for offering almost endless selections for upholstered beds. Whether you want upholstered full, king, and queen platform or headboard bed, there is a category from their website that will allow you to narrow down the choices easily. Walmart Shopping for upholstered bed at Walmart can be convenient because there is an option for free pickup if you want to save money. There are also several filters on their websites, such as based on the bed type and bed size that you will need. Wayfair This is not as popular as the three options mentioned above, but this can be an equally great choice. The collection is not as varied, but their strongest point is perhaps the fact that they offer free shipping on most orders, which is a great way to save.