Simple Steps to Fix a Noisy Washing Machine

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146211210_7579d07c99When home appliances go wrong, it’s tempting to hit the shops and buy replacements. However, you can save yourself cash and help the planet if you get stuck into some DIY and fix the items instead. For example, if you have a noisy washing machine that seems to be on its last legs, you may be able to get it working like new by following these simple steps.

Safety first

Before you attempt anyappliance repair, it’s really important that you think about safety. This means you should turn your washing machine off and unplug it to avoid any danger of electrocution. If the appliance is in the middle of a cycle, stop and drain it according to the instructions provided by your manufacturer.

Unbalanced loads

Rather than being a technical fault, the alarming or annoying noises being made by your washer may be the result of the way you load it. Putting one heavy item, like a large bath towel, into the drum by itself or with light garments can cause issues. When items such as towels are soaking wet, they are much weightier than they are when dry. When they stick to the drum during the spin cycle, they can therefore unbalance the machine and cause it to shake.

To avoid this, make sure you always put balanced loads into the drum. Placing several heavy items like towels or bedding into the machine at the same time should achieve this.

A firm footing

If it’s not the load causing the problems, it may be the feet of your washer. All of the feet should be in firm contact with the floor. If they’re not, you might have to adjust them. You can usually do this by unlocking the nuts and then unscrewing the feet. Always remember to tighten them properly after you’ve made any adjustments.

Ideally, your washer should be completely level. To check if it is, use a spirit level. Simply alter the feet until you’ve achieved the desired result.

Bearing failures

If the previous steps don’t address the issue, your appliance might have a failure of its bearings. To check this, turn the drum while it’s empty. If you feel resistance, it’s likely that bearings will need to be replaced. Another indication that your bearings have gone is that the drum has fallen slightly and isn’t in line with the rubber seal around the door any more.

Unless you really know your stuff when it comes to DIY, you’ll probably need to get an expert in to fix this problem.

Use the web

If you’re ever unsure of anything when it comes to appliance repair, it’s worth taking a look on the internet. There’s plenty of advice and information available online and technical problems are often easy to resolve yourself. You can order any spare parts you need and follow simple procedures to fix your appliances.

If this fails, you can always get a professional in to take a look at your machines instead. Unless your appliances are past the point of no return, this is much better than simply purchasing brand new versions.

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How To Keep Your Family Safe During Your Next Trip Abroad

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Have you recently booked a family holiday for next year? Do you have all the basics covered? In this short article, we’re going to highlight some of the things you might like to consider with regards to safety. Nobody wants something bad to happen while they’re in a foreign country, especially if you are taking the kids along. For that reason, you should spend the next few minutes carefully reading through our suggestions. The advice below should help to guarantee your holiday goes off without a hitch.

At the end of the day, most of the points we’re about to make a pretty obvious. However, thousands of people overlook them each and every year. That is because planning a vacation involves a lot of work, and so it is easy to forget the essentials. Considering that, our first recommendation is that you check everyone’s passports as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to arrive at the airport and find a member of your group is unable to travel.

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Get suitable insurance

When it comes to insurance, you might need a couple of different policies. Standard travel insurance will cover you if there is a problem with your accommodation, and it will also cover you if anything is lost or stolen during your trip. On top of that though, you might like to buy some specialist sports insurance. That is especially useful if you plan to go scuba diving or something similar. Diving insurance is very cheap these days, so there is no excuse for not going prepared.

Keep the kids close by

You could find yourself in huge crowds of thousands of people during your trip abroad. For that reason, you need to keep your children close by at all times. If you’re traveling with kids under the age of four, it will make sense for you to tether them. While you might not like the idea of keeping your little one on a lead, it is by far the best way of guaranteeing they don’t get lost in the crowds. Also, it will help you to make it through the airports a bit more quickly.

Check hotel security

Before you travel, you might like to call your hotel and find out about the security they offer. Most will employ doormen to ensure only guests can gain access to their establishment. However, some of them don’t, and it would be handy if you knew the facts in advance. So long as your hotel employs security staff, there should be no issues with leaving your kids to their own devices at certain points during your stay. Even so, you still need to be careful. There are lots more tips and tricks for traveling with children online.

We hope you are now in a better position to ensure everyone in your party is kept safe during your next vacation. If you need more advice, there are lots of articles you can read. Just search Google for “travel safety advice.”

We’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time!

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Beautiful Bathroom Ideas For Families With Children

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Bathrooms are often the cause of arguments in families with children. It seems like everybody needs one to themselves, particularly when the kids reach school age. The morning battles for that priceless piece of real estate play out in households all over the country. It has been that way for several decades and is not likely to change anytime soon.

If you are about to install a new bathroom in your home, introduce some features that will make your life easy. Some people will cringe at them, but as a working mom of three boys I can testify that they work.

I refitted my bathroom as a DIY project and it turned out well. As long as you are willing to have a bash at plumbing and tiling, you can do it too. An electrician must alter the wiring in the room, but the rest is down to you. Here are some beautiful bathroom ideas for families with children.

Bath Or Shower?

Many bathrooms don’t have the space for a bath and a shower cubicle, so most of them feature a shower over the bath. It can be unsafe to stand in a standard unit, so think about fitting an L shaped shower bath instead. They reduce the risk of accident. The base is level at one end so that you can stand safely without the risk of slipping. Because they are wider at the shower end, you have plenty of space to move about. I installed a clear glass screen instead of shower curtains, and it looks fabulous.

Toilet(s)

Are you forever reminding the men in the house to lift the toilet seat before they use it and to put it down again afterwards? It drives women up the wall when it isn’t clean and ready to use. I installed a urinal, and it has changed my life. The guys are happy to use it, and they never miss! They aren’t only for commercial applications; you can have one too. I cannot recommend this feature highly enough.

Wash Basins

The range of unique double vanities is vast, and they are a vital part of my bathroom design. Two people can now brush their teeth at the same time in the mornings, and I can get the kids to school on time and without shouting as much as I used to. How we ever managed with one sink, I will never know. The new unit has plenty of storage space, and it helps me to keep the bathroom clean and tidy. Nothing is on view that doesn’t need to be an it makes the room look and feel more spacious than it did before.

Wall And Floor

You can learn to decorate the walls and floor in about an hour. You must learn to cut straight lines and intricate shapes in the tiles. There are electric cutters available for under twenty pounds these days, and they do an incredible job. They might not last forever, but at that price they are almost disposable.

I achieved a professional finish to my room because I used the best quality fixtures and fittings. It cost more than I anticipated, but the result is worth it. The room is a luxurious place to spend time in the evenings and a functional place in the mornings. The men in my house look cleaner than they did before. Is it because they have new girlfriends or just that they enjoy spending time in the new bathroom? We will have to wait and see.

 

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Divorce: A Simple Guide To Telling Your Children

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Once you and your partner have decided that it’s time to get a divorce, your lives will change forever. When you have a family, you have to figure out how to break the news to your children. If you have shielded your children from your arguments until now, the news of your divorce will come as a surprise to them. Before you tell your children, you should make sure you’re ready. If there is any chance that you won’t get divorced, you shouldn’t tell your children. Only tell your children when you’re sure that you will go through with the divorce. Here is a simple guide to telling your children.

Choose the right time to tell your children

Telling your children that you’re getting a divorce is hard. You need to pick the best time to tell your children about your divorce. Springing the news on them is never a good idea. Instead, sit them down in a calm environment and talk to them about the situation. You should make sure that you talk to your children together. The news will be difficult, but it needs to come from both of you. Be honest and tell your children it’s not their fault.

Plan what you’re going to say

Before you talk to your children, you need to plan what you’re going to say to them. You might not know where to begin when telling them about divorce. It is important not to babble. You need to be straightforward about the situation. Explain that you are going to remain friends after the divorce and reassure your children that you still care. Make sure you know what you’re going to tell your children before you sit them down.

Allow your children to ask questions

When you tell your children, you need to give them a chance to ask questions too. Parents who think that their children will be quick to accept divorce will be in for a shock. Your children will have many questions about your divorce, and you need to prepare yourself to answer them. It might be best if you plan out your answers before talking to your children. Some of the main questions your children will ask include whether you’ll get back together and whether one of you cheated. The latter question can be the most-hurtful. When your children ask you these questions, prepare what you’re going to say and stay calm.

Leave your emotions out of it

It can be tricky to leave your emotions out of the situation. The last thing your children want is to see you get angry or cry. If they see that, the entire experience will be traumatic. Save the minor details for your family lawyer in Perth, and keep things simple. Your kids don’t need to know everything about your divorce. For now, you need to be direct. Tell your children the situation and let them have some time to consider it. Your children will likely be in a state of shock when you tell them so don’t let their words hurt you. Kids tend to lash out when they are sad. Comfort them rather than getting into an argument.

Talk to them more than once

You need to talk to your children throughout the divorce process. Make sure that your children are up to date with how things are progressing. When you first tell your children, they might be in shock and not ask anything of you. In a few days, they might want to talk to you again and ask about the divorce. You need to allow time to talk to your children whenever they need you to. You shouldn’t think that once you’ve told them, you can keep them out of the divorce. Instead, talk them through the process.

 

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The 10 Best Places to Visit in Australia For Family Fun

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Australia is a vast country with a diverse landscape and colorful culture. It’s an amazing place to visit, especially when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and Australia is at the height of summer. It’s also a great place to take the kids, and the whole family can enjoy the excitement, from sports to unique wildlife. So if you’re feeling a little chilly this winter, perhaps it’s time to take a trip Down Under to warm up. Here are the ten best places to visit in the country and the brilliant things you can do with your family there.

Sydney

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Sydney is often mistaken as the capital of Australia (it’s actually Canberra), and it’s easy to see why. This iconic city is vibrant and ideal for a family vacation. If your family only visits one place in Australia, make it Sydney. You’ll all get a thrill out of standing by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and visiting the famous Sydney Opera House. You can’t come to Australia without seeing some of their unusual animals, so don’t miss Taronga Zoo. The kids will love the koalas, kangaroos and wombats.

Melbourne

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Melbourne might not be quite as famous as Sydney, but it’s no less interesting a city. It’s well-known as being the filming place of long-running Australian soap ‘Neighbours’. But there’s a lot more going on in the capital of Victoria. Considered the country’s cultural capital, there’s plenty to see. From shopping to restaurants and sports, you’ll find something for everyone. Give the kids a thrill at spooky Old Melbourne Gaol. Or visit the medieval-themed Kryal Castle Adventure Park and Resort. Culture vultures will love the National Gallery of Victoria. And Melbourne Zoo will amaze the whole family with their Wild Encounters tours.

Perth

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The capital of Western Australia is isolated from other Australian cities and has developed its own unique culture. This is yet another city with a zoo, so if your family loves wildlife Perth Zoo is the perfect day trip. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to run around in the sunshine or have a picnic. And astronomy lovers will love Australia’s largest planetarium, Scitech Discovery Centre. Explore dinosaurs or Australia’s indigenous people at the Museum of WA. Or take a thrilling roller coaster ride at Adventure World.

Brisbane

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The third largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, the capital of Queensland has a warm climate all year and amazing scenery. Brisbane is the fastest growing city in Australia and attracts lots of visitors. There’s no shortage of zoos, museums, parks and theme parks for families and children. Try whale watching from Brisbane for an extra special experience.

Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef lies in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland. It’s the largest barrier reef system in the world, with more than 2,900 reefs and hundreds of islands. The reef is one of the world’s most diverse eco-systems and an amazing place to visit. Snorkeling or diving around the reef is a popular activity and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll see fish, rays and maybe even larger animals, as well as a huge range of coral species and plants.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs differs from most of the other places in this list. It isn’t on the coast – in fact, it’s 900 miles from the nearest major city. Alice Springs is a great place to stay if you want to go on hikes and other adventures, visiting sites in the region. You can visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and King’s Canyon. The area is full of gorges, desert landscapes and Aboriginal communities.

Cairns

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Find Cairns in Queensland, in the northwest corner of Australia. It’s near the Great Barrier Reef, so an ideal place to stay if you want to experience it. The tropical climate is perfect for this easygoing town. It’s not as big as some other destinations, but it has an extremely diverse wildlife. It’s a beautiful city and stylish city, and despite its smaller size there’s still plenty for the family to do. Sporty families will love all the opportunities to go walking, biking or engaging in water sports.

Hobart

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Venture out to the island of Tasmania to experience its capital of Hobart. You take a cruise from Melbourne to make the trip even more fun. Hobart is an intimate city and is Australia’s second oldest. Tasmania has some amazing opportunities for hiking and a rich history. Visit http://www.traveller.com.au/ for some inspiration on where else to visit on the island. If you’re looking for a quieter vacation, Hobart could be just the place for you.

Darwin

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Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin is an international city, close to many other countries in the Indian Ocean. As well as being a great place to experience a wide range of cultures, it’s the ideal transport hub if you want to venture outside of Australia. Explore the region’s mangrove forest on a cruise or learn about the local Aboriginal culture through the markets, art centers and galleries. If you want to leave Australia, you could cruise to Hong Kong via the Philippines.

Adelaide

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More than three-quarters of the inhabitants of South Australia live in its capital of Adelaide. Wine enthusiasts will love Adelaide, which is surrounded by some of the country’s most famous wine regions. The city brims with culture too and hosts the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival in March each year. Visit some pandas at Adelaide Zoo or go to Cleland Wildlife Park to cuddle a koala. For a leisurely trip down the River Torrens, hire a paddle boat at Elder Park.

If you want to visit Australia, remember that it’s a big country and different cities have their own climates. Don’t expect it always to be hot and sunny wherever and whenever you go! Whichever city you choose to visit with your family, you’ll find beaches aplenty. Even if you don’t feel like doing much, there’s always the beach to relax on (or for the kids to play on).

 

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5 Top Tips to Help You Transform Your Bedroom

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If you think your bedroom is looking a little drab, now’s the time to take action. You certainly won’t be alone in making changes to your home. Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Americans are spending big to upgrade their homes. It pointed to figures produced by the U.S. Census Bureau that suggested consumers spent $130 billion on remodeling projects last year. This was up by 3.1 percent compared with 2012.

Embarking on a bedroom revamp can be a little daunting, but the following top tips should help you achieve your aims.

1) Time for a change of flooring?

There’s plenty of information and advice available online when it comes toflooring, and it’s important that you’re 100 percent satisfied with yours. If your carpet’s looking a little bedraggled or you’re sick of the color or pattern, rip it up and start again. Perhaps stripped wooden flooring would better suit your tastes. If you’re going for this look, it’s a good idea to add a rug for extra comfort.

2) Rethink your furniture

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to furniture. Even if you don’t like your bed, closet, shelving and so on, you might be so used to seeing the items that you hardly notice them. However, it’s now easy to buy top-qualityfurniture online, meaning there’s no need to compromise.

You can take your pick from a selection of attractive discount bedroom furniture items in a host of styles and colors. It’s amazing how much of a difference the addition of some new furniture can make to your bedroom.

3) Clear the clutter

On a related point, make sure you invest in enough storage products. No matter how much effort you put into designing your bedroom, it’ll look a mess if there are too many items on display in there. By investing in the right bedside tables, drawers, bookcases and other products, you can ensure you’re able to clear the clutter.

Having a tidy bedroom is much more relaxing and it may even help you sleep more soundly.

4) Get creative with color

Your bedroom is the one room in your home in which you can feel completely free when it comes to color. After all, it’s your space and it’s important that you put your own stamp on it. For the best results, it’s a good idea to aim for a balanced look. For example, you may want to create an accent wall in a bright, bold hue. To blend this look, you can echo the color with details such as cushions and artwork.

5) Layer your lighting

As well as overhead lighting, it’s important to have bedside lamps. Also, you might want to consider picture lights and wall lights. So that you have total flexibility when it comes to the brightness of your boudoir, you can install dimmer switches too.

By focusing on key design elements like these, you should be able to create the bedroom of your dreams, and you needn’t splash too much cash in the process.

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Celebrity Fashion Inspiration for Regular Girls

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We all look to celebrities for fashion inspiration from time to time. However, celebrities can usually get away with wearing more outrageous things than we’d dare to step out in. We can still use their look for inspiration though, although in some cases you might like to tone it down a little to make it more suitable for a night out. You may even like to play it up more, if that’s the kind of dresser you are. The following fashion trends are loved by celebrities and will look great on the most regular ‘girl next door’:

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The Long Gown

If you’ve got a party or a night out, you can’t go wrong wearing a classy long gown. If you’re going out dancing, you can tweak this look a little by making your dress midi – that way it won’t drag on the floor and get dirty as you dance. If you’re going to a bit of an up market event, make like Miranda Kerr, Mila Kunis, and Blake Lively and wear a stunning floor length gown.

The Tailored Suit

Many women will have felt intense fear reading the sub heading here. Women don’t wear suits; they wear pretty dresses…right? Wrong! If Blake Lively can step out in a tailored red suit looking gorgeous, then we can too! All you have to do is make sure yours fits properly. A suit that’s shapeless or too loose will make it look as if you’ve rifled through your boyfriend’s wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to try this celebrity fashion trend…you’ll look unique while everybody else wears a dress!

Floaty Blouse and Short Shorts

This is a gorgeous look that you really can’t get wrong. Choose a sheer, floaty blouse in any colour you like. Then pair with a nice fitted pair of short shorts! Tuck in your blouse, throw on some stilettos, and you’ll look amazing. Perfect for a night out with the girls.

All Black Everything

Celebrities love ‘all black everything’. There has even been mention of this trend in rap/hip hop songs. Not only is black flattering, it can look fierce if you do it properly. Feel free to go for different shapes and textures – just make sure everything is black. Lauren Conrad recently stepped out wearing leather trousers, a black asymmetrical jumper, and black stilettos. She killed it!

Printed Trousers

Printed trousers add a fun element to any outfit, and you can dress them up or down – whichever you prefer. Go for flowers, animal print, or something even crazier to grab attention. You can wear them with a blouse, a t-shirt, or a jumper depending on the weather.

Leather Skirts

Leather skirts are hot…you can’t deny it. Kate Hudson knows it. She’s stepped out in one of these beauties multiple times, pairing it with something new each time!

You can find more useful fashion posts here. You’ll soon have a celebrity inspired wardrobe to be proud of. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things, and have fun with it!

 

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Thoughtful Gifts for Just About Anyone

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Buying gifts can be a lot of fun. There’s nothing quite like handing somebody you care about a gift that you’re sure they’ll cherish. However, the kind of gift you buy will depend on what they are to you, among other factors. Let’s take a look at some thoughtful gifts suitable for most people:

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Nice Bath and Shower Products

Who doesn’t love a good bath or shower? You can find some great bath/shower sets out there, whether you’re buying them for a male or female. Many people like bath and shower sets that compliment a certain aftershave or perfume. You can often buy sets that include a small bottle of scent, shower gel/bath soap, and moisturiser. Although they aren’t the most creative of gifts, they get used no matter what!

A Foot Spa

Most people will tell you how they are rushed off their feet on a daily basis. For these kinds of people, a foot spa is the perfect present. By adding warm water and a bit of foot softener, they’ll relax the aching muscles in their feet and feel much better as they move around. Taking care of our feet as early on as possible will prevent problems later on.

A Great Book

A great book is a wonderful gift for any age recipient. Reading is one of the best hobbies you can have, as it teaches us so much. It can quench a thirst for knowledge, make us think, and even help to develop our own writing skills. Whether you’re buying a gift for a child or an adult, this could be perfect. A site like www.whositfor.co.uk, for example, has all kinds of books on offer, both fiction and non fiction. I love receiving books as gifts!

A Nice Candle

Nice smelling candles often look great on display, and get rid of any nasty scents in the home too. Even if there are no nasty scents to get rid of, you can’t go wrong with a candle. Choose the scent depending on whether the recipient is male or female.

A Piece of Jewelry

Jewelry is a lovely keepsake to receive, especially if you have a good idea of the recipient’s tastes. If you don’t, it can be an expensive mistake to make. This shouldn’t deter you though; all you need to do is do your research. Check out their current jewelry collection to get started!

A Fun Game

Games can be made to suit both adults and children. Mr & Mrs is a fun game for the adults, while Mouse Trap is a game children enjoy playing. People of all ages enjoy Monopoly. Struggling to think of a good game? Check out some reviews to help you. Perfect for someone who could do with a little more fun in their life.

A Nice Home Accessory

Buying a gift for somebody who is fairly houseproud? They might love a nice home accessory to display on their mantelpiece. You could start off a collection of great figurines, for example.

These gift ideas should suit most people down to the ground. Now, get shopping!

 

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Giving Your Dog the Best Start: Essential Items Your Dog Needs

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Before you embark on your quest to own a puppy or dog, you need to think about the basic requirements that your pet will need. Aside from a robust training program, there are also a multitude of things that your dog will need. This is so that they are comfortable and happy in their new home. Dog accessories and equipment is a must. But, with so much choice it can be difficult to know what to buy. There is so much choice that all of it may seem essential.

Here is the lowdown on the essential items that your dog needs.

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1.    Kennel

Even if you plan on having an indoors dog, you need a kennel in your yard. This is so that they have a place to retreat during their exercise regime in the garden. For many, this seems like an unnecessary expense. But, giving your dog their space in the form of a kennel is essential for their growth and development.

2.    Dog Beds

Dog beds should be brought according to size and breed. You need to think about your dog and their size before you buy a bed. Large dog beds are essential for large breeds. It’s that simple. They need a place to sleep, so invest in a good quality bed that will aid with restorative sleep. After all, dogs need to ensure that they get a good night’s sleep too.

3.    Water and Food Storage

Separate containers for clean water and food are essential. This is so that they can have a healthy diet. Mixing dry and wet dog food is critical. But, you may want to store dry dog food in a sealed container. This is so that the food does not become outdated. Stale food lacks nutrients. Plus, your dog will not get enjoyment from their meals. Having separate food containers and storage is important for your puppy. Make sure that they have clean bowls that are accessible at all times.

4.    Leash and Collar

A leash and collar are essential. When you have a dog, you need to think about walking and instilling a routine of walks. A leash and collar will assist you with this. Ensure that you get your dog fitted for a collar, so it fits them properly. An uncomfortable collar can play havoc with their health. Leather is a popular choice because it is supple and comfortable to wear. Your dog needs to have the best start in life, so provide them with comfortable leashes and collars.

5.    Travel Accessories

Moving your dog is necessary. Whether it is to the park or to the vets, you need to have a robust hard wearing carrier. Ensure that you buy a dog crate or carrier that is suitable for their needs. Smaller, plastic containers are great for smaller breeds. But, if your dog is a large breed, a metal type cage for travelling is a must. After all, you don’t want them to chew through it. What is more, you want them to be safe when you are travelling in your vehicle.

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Killer Ways to Make Matching Your Kid Cute

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Tabloid newspapers and gossip magazines love to point out when celebrity moms have matched their outfit to their daughter’s. And it can be pretty cute if you do it in the right way. Thee important thing is to dress both of you appropriately for your age, which means not matching completely. Wearing the same outfit isn’t a good idea. But if you color coordinate or have matching accents or accessories, it can look super cute. Just as long as you still look like an adult and your daughter still looks like a little girl! There are lots of cute ways you can match your outfit with your little girl’s (or your little boy’s). You can use similar colors and patterns, wear similar styles and more.

Color Coordination

Matching colors is one of the most subtle ways of matching you and your kid. You don’t have to wear exactly the same color, and you can use different shades of the same color instead. For example, maybe you will wear navy blue, and your little one will wear baby blue. If you do choose to wear the same shade, it’s better to stick with smaller amounts of color. Match accent colors, instead of dressing the both of you in hot pink from head to toe.

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Pattern Matching

Pattern matching can look incredibly cute too. Coordinate your stripy top with your child’s striped dress, trousers or t-shirt. Or put together outfits for both of you that feature spots. Floral patterns are pretty for summer. Choose similar patterns in different colours, rather than exact matches. Stripes can be different widths, for example, as well as different colours. Just like with color matching, don’t go overboard.

Matching Items

Another in the list of chic fashion options for matching your kid is combining adult and child rompers or playsuits. They don’t have to match in any other way, except to be a similar items of clothing. A romper or playsuit is a cute option for both mom and child, and they can also be comfortable. Comfortable clothes are great for both moms and kids who are running around and have important play dates to attend. You can match other items too. Maybe both you and your daughter can wear a cute summer dress and sandals. Just spice your outfit up with a few more grown-up accessories.

Accents and Accessories

Instead of going all-out on matching your clothes, choose elements of your outfits that compliment each other. This is a more subtle way of matching your outfits, instead of looking too similar. Using accents and accessories helps you to avoid dressing too much like a child and focus on adult fashion choices. You can pick something in your little one’s outfit to focus on and extrapolate for your own clothes. Maybe they have a cool print on their t-shirt that you can incorporate into your outfit. For example, a rabbit picture for them could turn into a rabbit ring for you. The key is to coordinate but not match completely.

 

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