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Free Dry Cleaning this Weekend

How do you like the sound of some free laundry? I know I need that desperately. My washing machine is forever running, and I still always have loads of washing to get done. It is like a never-ending cycle when it comes to laundry in my house. With my two little toddlers on the crazy potty training adventure, we have heaps and heaps of dirty clothes to be washed and dried. The joys of parenting eh?

I know some families make use of the Launderettes, to get their most of their laundry done, but for many of us with busy lives, that is not even an option. Sparing the time to get to the Launderettes can’t be done in my house.

If your life sounds like mine, than you are in for a nice treat. Laundrapp – the on-demand, on-your-doorstep, laundry and dry cleaning service is offering my followers £15 off their first order, using the code LAUNDRAPPSTELLA.

 

Laundrapp is an app that lets users collect, dry clean and have the clothes delivered in pristine, freshly pressed condition.  With just a tap of a phone, tablet or laptop, you can can book a free collection and return delivery at a time that suits you best. The app is completely on demand, allowing you track your order and see the location of your driver. I think it is the best invention ever, especially for busy parents and professionals.

Laundrapp is available in over 100 UK towns and cities, and works with local drivers to offer on–demand technology for your laundry.  To book your free collection and delivery download the app or visit www.laundrapp.com, using the code – LAUNDRAPPSTELLA, to get your £15. The code is valid until midnight 30th April.

You can also follow Laundrapp on social media for more offers –

Twitter: @laundrapp

Instagram: @laundrapp

Facebook: Laundrapp

 

Good luck everyone!

 

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Home Furnishing Ideas for Spring/Summer

The Spring/Summer season makes me feel like spring cleaning my home, and adding some bright home furnishing extras, to brighten my home. As you should all know by now, I enjoy making a house a home, and as a homebody, making sure my house looks pretty is very important to me. This season, I am currently working on sorting the home office, the children’s room and sorting out some window blinds and curtains for the house. We also need a bed set for each room as well, so there is a bit to get done.

I recently came across a Home Space Direct, an online home furnishing store, which stocks stylish and luxury bedding, children’s bedding, duvet covers, curtains, cushions and towels, and it has been keeping me very busy. I am loving the stylish duvet covers with matching curtains, and the cute kid’s bedding sets on the website.

Since I am working with a very small budget, I would need to get the needed home furnishing items as cheap as possible, so I am very pleased with the price range on Home Space Direct.

Here are a few items I am currently checking out –

 

Cupcakes Duvet Cover Set – Single

 

This Cupcakes Duvet Cover Set is really pretty. I love the polka dots themed design, and I know my daughter would love it too. It is also very affordable at £11.95 only. I think this is a fabulous cheap bedding set for girls.

 

Disney Sofia The First Amulet Single Duvet Cover Set

 

For a fancier design, this Disney Sofia The First Amulet Single Duvet Cover Set is a great option. My little diva is a Sofia The First fan, and I know she would love this duvet cover on her bed.

 

Disney Mickey Mouse ‘Play’ Single Duvet Cover Set

 

We are Disney fans in our house, so this Disney Mickey Mouse ‘Play’ Single Duvet Cover Set would be a great choice for my little boy’s bed. At £13.99 only, it is a bargain!

 

Camouflage Single Duvet Quilt Cover & Pillowcase Set – Green

This Camouflage Single Duvet Quilt Cover & Pillowcase Set is another option for my boy’s bed. He has a sleeping bag in a similar camouflage design, and I know he would love this bedding set a lot. And it is just £11!

 

Arlington Natural Curtains

 

A good curtain has the power to change a room for the better, which is great, as I need a few urgently. I am in need of some cheap curtains for the home office, and I like my curtains eyelet, so this Arlington Natural Curtains, naturally caught my eye. I love the chic and simple design. It would suit our existing home decor so well.

 

I could go on and on listing the amazing items I found on Home Space Direct, and we will be here all day. The website is a great place to shop for cheap bedding sets and curtains. They also offer free UK delivery which means you save even more money.

What do you think of these items? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

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The Ugly Side of Freelancing

Hey friends. It feels like it’s been ages I wrote a post straight from heart, and it feels great writing this. Believe it or not, I drafted this post on my iPhone whilst feeding my kids dinner and listening to my African playlist on Spotify. Yes I like to multitask like that!
Life has been busy. From dealing with endless cold symptoms, stress, annoying clients, and everything else in between. These last 3 months has been one hell of a rollercoaster in the dark. I have hardly had the time to write as much I would love to. If you have noticed, I have only been managing to post once a day which is unlike my usual schedule, but what can I say, life happened.
I have now decided to get rid of anything and anyone that would put me under unnecessary stress, I don’t have to deal with. Life is too short to spend the time stressing. The first quarter of 2017 is almost over, and I feel like it has just passed me by, which is kind of frustrating. I have spent more time sorting other people’s business, and I let mine to fall behind.
One thing I have discovered is that there is definitely a very thin line between love and hate, and I am crazy in love with my life and working conditions, I won’t let anyone make me hate it. Which is clearly what I see happening if I continue dealing with some of the clients I am working with. Some of them are just impossible to please.
Without giving too much away, the main issue I have with these people is that I manage their expectations a bit too much. So I won’t let them build castles in the air, or let their expectations exceed their reality, or allow them to expect to get more than they should, if that makes sense, and that is where our worlds collide. Some people are happy leaving in a fantasy world, and expecting everything for nothing, but I am unable to function that way.
However when it comes down to it, the ball is in my court. I have to decide who I am happy to work with and what conditions I am willing to accept, and stick to it. I also need to avoid using certain websites to source for jobs. The crazies all seem to be on certain platforms, so they are best avoided.
I guess that is the ugly side of freelancing no one tells you about. The great expectations from clients looking to pay the bare minimum for the job that needs doing. The chasing of invoice is another annoying part of being a freelancer but I think it all comes down to the client. Some clients are just very difficult to work with, and are best avoided, while some are truly amazing!
My advice to any newbie freelancer would be to try as much as possible to cut out the middleman websites. The cuts they take are a lot and the clients you find on there are usually not worth the hassle. You could get lucky but I am yet to see any good in them. Instead, make the most of social media, word of mouth and offline recommendations if possible.
Do you freelance? How are you finding it?