Guide To Winterizing A Boat

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Shortly before winter arrives, you must follow a few steps to protect your boat. By winterizing your vessel, it will operate more efficiently when spring arrives the following year.

Winterizing Procedures

In the winter, a boat should not be stored on the water. It should be placed in a dry storage area that is designed for a boat. If you don’t have access to a storage space, simply cover your boat with shrink-wrap. Although using shrink-wrap can be a bit expensive, the material can provide efficient protection throughout the winter.

The boat’s fuel tank should be slightly below its maximum capacity. The extra space is important because the tank will expand.

Inspect the boat’s hub and propeller thoroughly. If a component is dented or damaged, replace it or perform the repairs.

If there is dirt or grime on the boat, remove it with a soft sponge or washcloth. Typically, you can clean a boat with soap while it is docked at a local marina. However, because different states have different rules, check with the proper authorities before beginning the cleaning process.

A boat must be prepped for the winter season. By implement the proper procedures, the vessel will run smoothly in the spring. For more information about boat maintenance products, click here.

Online Shopping for Home and Art

There are two things that kept me busy this week: home and art. My house is undergoing repair. Torrential rains early this year have resulted to leaks in the roof. Plus, termites have infested us. For the past year, we get an occasional swarm of termites hovering around a light source.  Lately, the frequency of the such swarm have increased and we have decided to tackle the problem now. The carpenter has gone through every possible termite infestation and found a lot of areas that need to be stripped down and repaired. Thus, the house is still a mess as the repair is the not yet complete.

To cheer myself up with the sorry state of my place, I visualize the repaired space and I think of ways to decorate it anew. I turn to online shopping sites for ideas. With Pinterest, it is easy to pin those ideas to a board and review what I have gathered.  There are a lot of online shopping sites for home and great deals abound.  You do not have to be physically in the store. With just a click of the mouse, you will know what is available for purchase.

I am loving this style right now.

Source: Wayfair.com

Source: Wayfair.com

Another hobby of mine that had me busy for the past two months is watercolor art. I am now thinking of using other media. This hyper realistic art is quite impressive that I am looking for online shops where I can purchase the materials used to create this awesome art.

I am also thinking of venturing into using acrylic and oil paints on my art. Right now, I am comparing prices from different online shops.

I know it can be tempting to just go, click and order whatever catches my fancy. However, I always spend with caution. Online shopping is very convenient that it is easy to lose control. One of the tips I learned over years is to look for coupons before hitting the buy button. For home coupons and other discount deals, I check out AntiRetailHome.com. Right now, they offer a lot of Wayfair.com coupons. You can now redecorate you home at a fraction of the original price. Happy shopping!

Tractor shipping and the moving of similar machinery to destinations around the world

You can now easily have all of your construction equipment and machinery like tractors and bulldozers shipped overseas, allowing you to easily take on work and projects abroad. This is a simple process when you use the right shipping company which will be able to do all of the difficult work for you at affordable rates.

 

In this day and age the world has really opened up and become accessible to everyone, meaning that lots of people are now able to take on work and projects in countries overseas. This is true of construction companies as well – they may find that there is more work in certain areas of the world and taking on that work would be a good opportunity to make some money. Lots of these companies and other similar ones will want to use all of their own equipment and machinery, though – it would otherwise be very expensive for them to use new equipment, like tractors and excavators, whilst abroad. The best solution to this problem is to have the machinery shipped overseas – this is now something that can easily be achieved.

 It may seem like a huge task that would be expensive at first due to the size of these vehicles and equipment, but with the right company it can be affordable and also stress-free. Some of these shipping companies have expertise in delivering plant machinery and more to destinations all around the world – when you contact them they will soon alleviate any stress or concern that you might be feeling with regard to your shipment.  They will even do all of the difficult work for you as well, and can even come to you to collect the items for shipment if you wish.

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Before all of this can happen, though, you will need to provide the shipping company with the exact weight and dimensions of everything that you want to load onto the vessel. This is so that they can calculate the space needed for storage and come up with a quote for you, as you will only be paying for the amount of space your equipment takes up on board. Generally with tractor shipping and any other similar equipment they will use a “roll on roll off” method because these items are too large to be loaded into their own containers. This method is simple, cost-effective, secure and fast, so it won’t be too long until it has been successfully delivered and is ready to be picked up in the new country.

 With these shipping companies taking care of all the hard work for you and making it a simple process you can clearly see why so many businesses are now opting for this service. Shipments can be made to almost anywhere around the world, so no matter where you are thinking of doing some work and shipping this equipment and machinery they will be able to help you to do so. You can start the process today by getting the exact dimensions and weight of everything that you want to be shipped overseas before contact one of these companies to discuss what your options are and to obtain a quote. You’ll be glad you did!

Business Opportunity: Sell Your Products through Lazada Marketplace

Ever thought of selling your products online? Why not sell your products through Lazada’s Marketplace?

This is how their merchant system works.

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To join Lazada’s marketplace, you may contact merchantpartnerships@lazada.com.ph.

Business Idea: Cozy Cafe

In 1999, there was this movie called ‘Simply Irresistible’ which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery.  In that movie, Sarah inherited their family restaurant business. The restaurant was in the ground floor of the building while she lived in the second floor. Back then, I thought it was nice to have that kind of business- a restaurant with a cozy atmosphere with regular patrons who feel like family.

When we went a trip to Cagayan de Oro last May, my cousin introduced us to a small cafe called Chingkeetea. It is a Taiwanese milk tea place. What caught our fancy is the decor. The cafe is so pretty.

This is the entrance.

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This is where you order the tea. Nice idea: Instead of letting your collection of knickknacks gather dust in the cupboard, why not create a statement wall and arrange them accordingly? IMG_8708

Do you have those fake plastic flowers in your home? I admit I do. Why not arrange them into a ball and hang it like this. IMG_8701

They also have a nice space where you can arrange for a small get-together with friends. The place is an ideal venue for baby shower or a tween’s birthday. You can actually replicate this at home. If you have those patio chairs and crocheted doilies, you can arrange them like this. IMG_8723

This is their milk tea. I love the wintermelon flavor. IMG_8724

People who visited their place left notes and they are displayed under the glass tops of the tables. Sweet. IMG_8729

Another place we visited in Cagayan de Oro is Missy Bon Bon. They sell baked goodies and gelato. This cafe is full so I was not able to take a lot of photos. I love the walls and the light fixtures. IMG_8752

This is what we ordered. I love the typography in their packaging.  The gelato we ordered cost Php90 each. I told my aunt about the price after she took a few spoonfuls. I thought she would gasp at the amount because she does not normally spend this much on a dessert this small. Surprisingly, she  said it was worth the price.  The gelato is aunt-approved! Look at our spoons! There were five of us sharing this order. IMG_8740

In Butuan City, we have a similar food place with cozy atmosphere. This is Margie’s.

IMG_8996 Margie’s started as a home business where Butuanons order specialty cakes to go. Now, they have this cozy cafe in Butuan and several branches in Davao. They now have meals. In fact, I did not order cake when I took these photos. I ordered this. Yummy! I am sorry I forgot what this is called. IMG_9004

The wall in the cafe is filled with vandalisms names of those who visited the cafe. The walls also adorned old photos of the family and other memorabilia. IMG_8997

I love this little nook. It must be nice to read here while sipping coffee and eating cake. The ripped upholstery distressed chair adds charm. However, there is teeny-tiny part of me who wants to washi it. Ha! IMG_9003

How about you? What business idea caught your attention recently?

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