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What if you stumbled upon an article that says you could lead a luxurious lifestyle without breaking the bank? Well, think no more. You found it. One often ignored fact is that the definition of luxurious living varies with individuals. Person A could define luxurious living as living a peaceful and comfortable life whereas Person B may interpret it as traveling across the globe, wearing designers, spending the weekend at the spa, visiting expensive restaurants, etc.
Whatever your definition may be, this carefully curated article shows you five simple ways you can live luxuriously without throwing your budget out the door.
- Leverage the Benefits that Come with Being a Product Tester. Here is a fun fact – you don't necessarily have to put out lots of cash to wear or use trendy stuff. Product testing allows you to use trendy items such as clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, beauty products, etc. without paying a dime. You register with the company and test these products for free. Simple!
- Make Restaurant-Quality Meals at Home. Visiting the restaurant is not a bad idea, but you could ‘bring the restaurant home.’ Okay, don’t get it twisted. ‘Bringing the restaurant home’ by no means indicates ordering for home deliveries, rather It means making the same quality of the meal at home. Yay, you got it! Search over the internet for special ingredients. Put out a few bucks to get a ‘restaurant’ meal of your own.
- Consignment Shops are the Perfect Marketplace. A trick very few lucky ones know, you could buy costly items at budget-friendly prices at consignment shops. Yes, you read right. What's more? They still retain their quality and look brand new. Visit a consignment shop today, and you will be glad you did.
- Find Simple Ways to Cut Back on Travel Cost. To many out there, traveling is a sure way of living a luxurious life. Well, that's indisputable because traveling costs can quickly add up. To enjoy luxury without breaking your budget, leverage cash-back apps that give you back a few bucks for using their app. Traveling in groups also help to reduce the ridiculous travel cost. You get to share the bill with your travel partners and share beautiful moments with them too. You should totally check it out.
- Leverage Deals on Wellness Centers. It is no news that spa treatment and trendy fitness classes can cost a fortune. But, like every other thing in life, there is a way around it. Coupon sites usually feature deals from local spas and fitness centers. Be sure to leverage on these deals to get you into a wellness center. Who cares how got there?
If you’re ready to use all these savings to upgrade your lifestyle, talk to your knowledgeable real estate professional about a new home with a gourmet kitchen or special upgrades that fit in your budget.
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In a not-so-distant future, American homeowners may not have to worry about blackouts any longer. Tesla’s giant battery recently powered up Australia’s grid after a power outage in just milliseconds. And, with new, green technologies, constantly being pursued, it could be within reach to say goodbye to blackouts once and for all.
However, we’re not quite there yet. And, if you live in the colder areas of the country, you’re also at the beginning of the worst season for snow and ice that can wreak havoc on power lines.
So, to help get you prepared, I’ve written this list of things you can do to start preparing yourself, your family, and your home for your next power outage.
Read on for the list.
1. Emergency supplies list
It’s vital to have the supplies on hand before a power outage hits so that you don’t have to be wandering around your home in the dark fishing for things you might not even have.
To avoid this, it’s a good idea to keep a supplies bag packed and tucked away somewhere safe. It’s also important that your family knows where this bag is located in case you’re away when the power goes out.
Now, let’s make your list:
Flashlights and batteries - Two quality flashlights with batteries should be on everyone’s emergency list. Make sure your batteries were recently bought and that they are of high quality that won’t run out of juice in just a few minutes. Also, consider including a wind-up flashlight that doesn’t require batteries for use in case you forget to replace your old batteries.
Radio - Most of us keep our cell phones charged up, but we’ve all been guilty of letting them get too low on charge. In these situations, it’s good to have a battery-powered radio to listen to the news.
Power bank - Speaking of cell phones and their poor battery life, consider buying a power bank and keeping an extra charging cord in your bag. Make a note to charge up your power bank every few weeks to ensure it will be charged when you need it most.
Cash - If the blackout effects more than just your neighborhood, many stores’ ATM and credit card machines may be down. It’s a good idea to have a stash of cash for emergencies.
Optional: generator - while you don’t need to buy a generator for your average power outage, it can help if you live in an area that experiences them frequently.
2. Familiarize yourself with your home
Find out where the shutoff valves for water are, learn the layout of your circuit breaker, and learn how to use the manual release on your garage door.
If you have an electric stove, consider purchasing and learning how to use a small propane grill for emergencies.
3. Best practices during a blackout
If you have children, make sure they know what to do if the power goes out when you’re not home. Especially during the winter months, it gets dark out early enough that many parents haven’t even arrived home from work yet. So, be sure your kids know not to start lighting candles in dangerous places and keeping the refrigerator open for extended periods.
Finally, it’s a good idea to turn off power strips and unplug appliances that were turned on when the power went out. This can stop surges from damaging your appliances and save you money.
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