Credit cards can indeed help you financially, but how?

Credit cards can indeed help you financially, but how

What everybody is talking about are the downsides of the credit cards – the debt, the interests, the more money you spend in this way and so on. But if they were indeed so evil and the bad hero in every story, why do they still exist and why do so many people have such cards and why are they using them on a daily basis? Yeah, these questions lead to the logical answer that the credit card, though we rarely admit, have an upside, too, and even several pros we rarely mention. But it is about time to honor them and talk about their obvious (or not so) advantages.  

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What do you need guest blogging for?

What do you need guest blogging for

When someone starts talking about guest blogging, you feel confident and believe you know pretty well, what this thing is. Right, you have a blog and you follow other people, who have such web spaces, where they share about everything that moves them as well, and when you ask one of them to write an article or post for your own site, he is guest blogging. Thus everybody wins – the guest – new and wider audience, you – new and unknown content. However, this is the simple, traditional and uncommercial side of the so called guest blogging. The other side is known as the best marketing method of our time, the one that can improve the SEO (search engine optimization) of every start-up and company, the one with miraculous effect. This one is the guest blogging they are all talking about and for a reason. 

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What you should surely know about guest blogging

What you should surely know about guest blogging

The most useful marketing trend for this decade, the best and most successful SEO tool used ever, this is what they call it. All these high-sounding statements are indeed absolutely true. Guest blogging is not dead and Matt Cutt turns out to be wrong. It is alive, it grows, it spreads and it is more and more successful with the time. However, it is somehow believed that it is one of the easiest marketing methods online as well and this is unfortunately totally untrue.

Well, it is not so damn hard, but you need some preparation, knowledge, time or differently said in most of the cases you need some professional help. 

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The reality of being your own boss


You believe it’s freedom, independence, a chance to be your true and real self, to do what you love (even to let it kill you), being your own boss is perfection. There is nothing like working hours and a boss, who requires far too much, or is unjust, simply annoying or evil in nature. There is no salary and no promotions, no competition and no one lending a back. Not being an employee, is the dream of almost every employee. But what does the entrepreneur think about it?  

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Can the guest blogging improve your SEO?


It’s all about guest blogging these days. Since Matt Cutt declared that it is dead, many people have been trying to convince us that it is so alive, useful and successful that it is for now absolutely immortal and in fact to some extent they all are completely right. Till blogs exist and there are people who like sharing their emotions and inviting other people in their little online spaces where these other people may share their emotions and their experience as well, the guest blogging won’t be killed with any means.

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To buy or to rent in Halkidiki?


There is a country that is the eternal symbol of tranquility, the perfect calmness itself. There is a country where you can be completely at ease, where your soul finds a home, your body is relieved, your happiness –flawless. Greece. Today the economic crisis is something this country is well-known with, you are reading articles and you are watching TV, seeing too many people on the squares shouting and raising slogans, you may be somehow confused, you may be impressed, but there is something mystical and old that makes this country so attractive and it is not the beautiful endless beaches only or the perfectly azure sea, it is not the nature or the wonderful cuisine whose tastes are to be remembered, but the whole atmosphere.

The salty and hot air is full of emotions, the temperament Greeks are always laughing and screaming happily, not fighting, but lying on the beach for hours, being so careless and free.

There is something hidden in the calm sea, with no waves, something hidden in that place where years, thousands of years ago, the ancient people lived, there is something that attracts you, makes you never leave or at least come back again and again, forever. Halkidiki, the magical peninsula, the charming northern part of the country that is still a little bit wild, being able to offer everything you may possibly want. Halkidiki is the place to be, for sure, your summer home, your winter rescue, your tranquility and joy. Go there and … stay there!

To rent 

greece-430327_1280If you have never been in Greece before (oh, what a shame!), buy a ticket to Thessaloniki, the northern capital of Greece, a magnificent city with history, spirit and something more and only in a couple of hours you will be in the heart of Halkidiki. And yes, I believe that you should rent one of the loveliest little houses with white walls and blue roofs, with a small garden in the back and a really old olive tree. Rent a house and stay there for a week, walk through the small lumpy streets, meet the natives, who will not be able to talk with you in English, but will so passionately tell you so much in Greek that their expressions would be more than enough for you to fall in love with them, their lifestyles, their wisdom and their country.

To buy 

After your one week holiday, you will leave with the desire to come back, you will be counting the days till the next summer, you will be keeping your memories fresh, your swimsuit ready and your heart full of joy. And then eventually you will clearly understand that buying a house here, in Halkidiki, is like buying an eternal ticket to happiness. So, don’t wait for so long, contact a real estate agent, find your house, the one that makes you feel safe and delighted, the stunning one which will be your home. And I guarantee you that there is no moment for buying a house better than this one.



Easy solutions for removing crayons from walls


Our kids are cutie pies and sweethearts and we totally adore them, or at least most of the time. Well, when your rent agreement is coming to an end and you have already planned your move out, you have hired one of the London’s professionals for an end of tenancy cleaning and you have an appointment with the landlord for an inspection, the fact that your kid just drew a masterpiece with crayons on the wall does not make you happy at all. However, when you called the nice people from the cleaning company, they advised you to try removing the stains now, because it would be much easier than if you wait until they arrive two weeks from today. So here are some simple solutions:

Baking soda

You need only a damp rug and some baking soda. Scrub all the drawings and they should vanish with not so much efforts of yours.

Pencil eraser

crayons-390763_1280Well, this sounds logical, but may as well end up tragically. Use a pencil eraser only after you are completely sure that it won’t leave any more color on the wall. If you have a white one, then you don’t have to worry. But trying to clean the crayons with a red eraser, for instance, may make your wall red at the end and then you will have some more trouble.

Non-gel toothpaste

Ok, you may not have baking soda or erasers at home, but you definitely have toothpaste. Have a little of it and scrub the area carefully. As we know the toothpaste is meant to make your teeth shine, and hopefully the walls, too.

Wet clout

This is the easiest one, but unfortunately not always working, because some crayons are far too stubborn and cannot be washed off so easily.


Five things to get rid of during the end of tenancy cleaning

You are one of the many people around the world who are not keen on the idea of throwing some of their belongings at all, ever. You go to a concert or to a movie, and you like it, you enjoy it so damn much, that the memories you’ve made are simply not enough and you decide to keep your ticket too. You received a wonderful perfume as a gift for your birthday from a nice friend, you haven’t seen in ages. It’s all gone now, but your heart breaks, when you try to get rid of it. You have millions of photos from your childhood, from your trip to Spain last month, from the time spent with your beloved, from your sister’s wedding. You have that one dress your mom bought you when you were 14, that was your first real dress and that is too old-fashioned now, but not enough retro, and you move it from place to place every time you rearrange your wardrobe, but never throw it away. Yeah, we convince ourselves that we are not dependent of some things, while in reality most of our belongings have too high sentimental value. And I won’t try to convince you to leave them before you move out, but give you some useful tips.

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The medicines

You had the flu last winter and you bought tons of medicines, because you have to be 100% healthy in a week for your ski holiday. Remember most of the drugs are not efficient for a long time and their expiration date is often too soon. So sort them out and get rid of all the useless ones.

clothes-166848_640The old clothes

We all buy clothes far too often and we have more than we will ever need. And for sure as we change and grow up, we start not to like some of them. And not all have some sentimental value, so get rid of them by recycling them or giving them for charity.

The past you belongings

You liked diving and you bought all the equipment you needed, you went in Greece and used it for a week, but then you somehow forgot this hobby and you haven’t done it in years. You then decided to learn Spanish, you got a teach-yourself book, a dictionary and even a Spanish cookbook, but your enthusiasm died right after your trip to Barcelona. Don’t collect this stuff, but offer them to some of your friends or leave them before you move out.

The too big ones

Well, this does not concern the situation, when you move out, but are going to live somewhere nearby. But if you go somewhere far away and you want to transport all the couches, armchairs, tables and so on you will have to give tons of money. However, you love your stuff so much that you don’t want to leave them, so give them to your friends, those who will appreciate them.

Easy home decoration: mason jars


You have recently moved in and now you are happy and enthusiastic and you want to make this place lovely, beautiful, and flawless. But this whole move in and out requires so much money, that you now want to make it more homey and cozy without having to spend your whole salary. And as soon as your house is a lot bigger than the place you lived in for ages, you need some little pretty things to put on the shelves, on the walls, here and there. You don’t need sofas and armchairs and tables, you need details, because they are what makes home really home. And here come the jars. Yeah, they are inexpensive and easy to find – they are literally in every supermarket. And the ways you can use them effectively making them look uniquely are numerous.

On the desk 

You can use masons jars for storing all your pens and pencils, highlighters and scissors. You can paint them in different colors; you can put on them different bows. If you buy jacac74f6bfa79af8d45d63b2f6a027c4brs in different sizes, you can put your pencils, for instance, in the bigger one, and all small things which are, otherwise, scattered on your desk like clamps, and rubbers, and sharpeners, in the smaller one.

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On the dressing table

You have too many make up brushes. Confess it, we all do. And they are all now in different make up bags, which are for their part in different drawers and you are getting mad when you are looking for one of them and you need ages. You can easily cope with this situation with the lovely mason jars. Buy a couple of them and put all the foundation brushes in one, all the blusher and bronzer brushes in other and so on. Easy and beautiful solution.


We all like candles. And we also like having them all around the house. If you put the candles, however, in good-looking mason jars, the effect is impressive. Arrange them then on the night tables, on the shelves in the hallways, in the kitchen, in the bathroom. And when you want to feel more cozy or when you have guests, for instance, light them all, and you will feel magical.


Another easy decoration are definitely the flowers. And mason jars turn easily into vases. Today online you can subscribe for getting flowers every week, and it won’t cost you too much, to have fresh-cut flowers at home any time. It will make it more special and classy.

In the kitchen

Well, as soon as the jars in principle belong to this room, here they can be widely used. You can put, for instance, coffee grains or oatmeal or brown sugar in a jar and then arrange it somewhere obvious. In this way the things you need and use in your everydayness become the perfect decoration. You can also use them as glasses and serve into mason jars, for example, mint lemonade or a smoothie. It’s cute and enthralling.



Is end of tenancy cleaning expensive?

My rental agreement is running out very soon and I am not thinking of renewing it. I have decided to move a bit closer to where I work and to find a property that would better suit my needs. I have already chosen a couple of properties to look at but what worries me is my end of tenancy cleaning which I have to perform at the end of my tenancy agreement. I have never done anything like that as this is my first rental property so I have no idea what I am supposed to do.

Luckily for me, the search engines are brilliant and all the information I need is stored there. I can also find comments made by people who have used end of tenancy cleaning services before and who have shared their experience with all those who are now needing such help.

I have realized that cleaning the property by myself is not an option as I am way too busy to spare time to do it. That is why I have decided to hire professional help and I started my research to see how much I would need to pay for my two-bedroom flat. End of tenancy cleaning prices start as low as £120 for two bed, one bath property. I had paid £700 deposit so it is well worth it spending £120 to get my deposit back. End of tenancy cleaning prices are formed depending on the clients’ needs too. I have realized that I don’t need my carpet cleaning as I don’t have one but I need my oven spotless for the inspection.

So what I did was contact several agencies and ask them for a bespoke quote that would be right for my needs. This way I was paying for the services I needed rather than for something that is included in the end of tenancy cleaning prices but is not going to be done.