The Art of Packing: Streamlining Your Belongings for a Move

The Art of Packing: Streamlining Your Belongings for a Move

Packing for a move is critical, demanding finesse and strategy to ensure a smooth transition. It significantly impacts the move’s quality, from safeguarding belongings to optimising space and ensuring superior organisation. Whether a local or long-distance move, employing the best packing practices, from utilising high-quality packaging materials to meticulous labeling and proper sealing of boxes, sets the tone for a successful relocation. The article explores the art of packing, emphasising its role in streamlining the process and making relocations more efficient and manageable.

1. Adaptability and Creativity

When packing for a move, adaptability and creativity are crucial in adjusting to the specific circumstances and constraints you may encounter during packing while finding resourceful and unconventional ways to pack belongings securely and efficiently. For example, flexibility and creatively optimising packing solutions are crucial when facing space constraints.

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5 Must-Have Black Antique Hardware Pieces for Your Home


5 Must-Have Black Antique Hardware Pieces for Your Home

In the vast realm of home decor, black antique hardware stands out as a timeless choice, seamlessly blending elegance with functionality. The dark allure and vintage charm of these pieces add a layer of sophistication and uniqueness to any space. Here are five must-have black antique hardware pieces that can elevate the aesthetic of your home, making every corner speak volumes about your distinctive style.

1. Black Antique Door Knobs:

A door is the first interaction one has with any room, and what better way to make a lasting impression than with exquisite black antique door knobs? These pieces, often adorned with intricate designs and a rich, dark finish, add a touch of elegance and history to your doors. The contrast of the black hardware against the door, whether it’s painted a light hue or a dark tone, makes a bold statement, welcoming guests with a blend of luxury Read the rest

The Best Ways to Grow Your Spa Business

The Best Ways to Grow Your Spa Business

With all the daily tension and stress, many people like treating themselves to self-care. With over 20k global spa businesses, you must have great strategies to take your business to the next level. Some of the strategies you can use are:

1. Use Natural Enzymes

Natural enzymes are important for treating and eliminating organic waste, such as urine, debris, and leaves. Enzymes can also help with regular maintenance of your hot tub and pool in several ways.

One way is to increase filter run cycles. With hot tub enzymes, filters will be more effective and need less cleaning because non-living wastes will be broken down before they accumulate. Other ways may include the following:

  • Superior water clarity
  • Reducing scum lines

2. Host Events

The best spa promotion ideas won’t just generate more traffic to your door. They will as well forge a stronger industry relationship. Attending and hosting events Read the rest

Bed Bath & Beyond to cut jobs, close stores amid weak Q2 results

New Jersey, Sept. 1, (dpa/GNA) - Facing weak quarterly results, US home improvement retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc plans to introduce cost-cutting measures. 

The struggling firm announced on Wednesday various measures to meet demand, drive growth and profitability, and improve its balance sheet and cash flows. 

These include 20% job reduction plans and plan to exit a third of its Owned Brands, and to close 150 lower-producing banner stores. 

The company also sees weak comparable sales in the second quarter and fiscal 2022. 

In pre-market activity on the Nasdaq, the shares were losing around 24% to trade at $9.23. 

For the second quarter, the company now expects net sales of approximately $1.45 billion and comparable sales decline of approximately 26%. 

Further, for fiscal 2022, the company now expects comparable sales decline in the 20% range. 

In its strategic and business update focused on changes, the company said cost optimization

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In pictures: Trio of special guests make for a colourful day at Limerick hardware store – Page 1 of 12

HUNDREDS of Limerick hurling fans lined up to greet their captain and hero at a busy hardware store in the county.

Adare man Declan Hannon spent his day meeting and greeting families from West Limerick at the Tadhg O’Connor Hardware store in Newcastle West.

The event, which was organised to celebrate two new renovations at the business in Desmond Business Park, saw the Liam MacCarthy Cup brought to the sounds of cheers on a splendid sunny Saturday afternoon.

Mike Kelly, of Tadhg O’Connor Hardware, said there was a great turnout in what was a wonderful opportunity to give back to the local community in Newcastle West.

“We are very lucky to have Declan with the Liam MacCarthy here as we have great local support as always,” he told Limerick Live.

The builders’ providers and home improvement store was first established in Rathkeale by Tadgh O’Connor Senior, then a teacher, in

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Midlands store closures at their lowest rate since 2018

Net store closures in the Midlands are at their lowest rate since 2018, according to new data from PwC and the Local Data Company.

In the first half of the year, 266 shops opened across the West Midlands, compared to 516 closures, creating a net decline of 250, down from 566 in H1 2021. The East Midlands saw 223 openings, with 359 closures, creating a net closure of 136.

With the overall reduction at -1.4%, the West Midlands closure rate has improved and is in line with other regions in the UK, with the spread of closures across Great Britain at its lowest for over seven years.

A boost for leisure

One segment that has seen an improvement has been leisure, with operators making up three of the four fastest growing categories in GB.

Takeaways have been boosted by the growth of home delivery and their ability to operate throughout

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Proudly Made in the Philippines home improvement products in Mr.DIY showcase

Philippines  Mr.DIY showcase
These Filipino products are being promoted by the Asian retailer this September. Mr.DIY photo.

Proudly Made in the Philippines home improvement products are on showcase this September during the month-long campaign by Asian retailer MR.DIY to recognize and celebrate Filipino brands, support their businesses, and encourage Filipinos to do the same.

The campaign which started on September 1 and until the end of the month features deals and discounts of up to 30% for customers in MR.DIY stores nationwide.

These local products and essentials are perfect for everyday needs:

Must-have household cleaning essentials

Keeping the house safe and clean is one of the top priorities during these times to stay protected against possible germs and viruses.  MR.DIY offers sanitation and disinfecting products from local brands such as:

  • Guardian alcohols
  • Kleen-It dishwashing liquids & hand soaps
  • Sanicare wet wipes
  • Cheers garbage bags

Do-it-yourself car cleaning essentials

For car owners, finding the

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Will Business Momentum Aid Home Depot (HD) Amid Cost Woes?

Home Depot Inc. HD has been gaining from strong demand for home improvement projects, robust housing market trends and ongoing investments. The company has been benefitting from continued strength in both Pro and DIY categories, as well as digital momentum. Its interconnected retail strategy and underlying technology infrastructure have helped consistently boost web traffic for the past few quarters, aiding digital sales.

The investments and endeavors have helped deliver consistently strong earnings performances. The company reported sales and earnings beat for the ninth straight quarter in second-quarter fiscal 2022. The top and bottom lines also improved year over year. The company’s results represented the highest-ever sales and earnings in its history.

However, Home Depot reported a soft gross margin in the fiscal second quarter, driven by higher supply-chain investments. Higher inventory levels and interest expenses also remain concerning.

Shares of Home Depot have lost 4% in the past three months

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Home Hardware and FlipGive Launch Fall Grant Program to Help Keep Kids in the Game

ST. JACOBS, ON, Sept. 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Home Hardware, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, has teamed up with FlipGive, North America’s leading shopping rewards app for teams, to help keep kids playing the games they love. Launching September 6, the Play More Matching Grant will provide $50,000 in grants to youth sports teams across the country. The fall program builds on the $25,000 handed out to young Canadian athletes this past spring.

Play More Matching Grant (CNW Group/Home Hardware Stores Limited)

Play More Matching Grant (CNW Group/Home Hardware Stores Limited)

“Home Hardware’s Dealer-Owners have a long-standing history of supporting local youth-sport in the communities they serve,” said Kevin Macnab, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “The Play More Matching Grant continues that legacy and reinforces our efforts to remove financial barriers so kids can participate in the sports and games they love. We are pleased to continue

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Interval Partners LP Makes New Investment in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)

Interval Partners LP purchased a new position in shares of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HDGet Rating) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 3,190 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $955,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HD. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot in the fourth quarter worth about $4,325,629,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot in the first quarter worth about $563,524,000. Parnassus Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot in the first quarter worth about $542,084,000. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Home Depot by 14.5% in the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc.

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