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Thursday, May 25, 2017

How To Properly Prepare Your Car For A Sale

Whether you plan on selling your car, leasing it out to someone to someone planning to go on a road trip, part-exchanging at a local dealership or auctioning the vehicle, your one true aim is to maximize the value of it, so the highest profit can be made. To achieve this, you’ll have to give your car a thorough health test, an aesthetic revitalization, and modernizing it to fit into the market. You’ll look to minimize any flaws which will drive the price down and with a little effort your car can look and feel as good as new.

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Expunge the interior and exterior

The immediate interest of any buyer will the factored on how much they are attracted to the car. Nothing grabs someone’s attention like a clean glistening paint job. A simple car wash will remove the dirt and help it look presentable, but the real secret to adding value to the car before the interior and drive quality have been assessed, is to use professional cleaning products rather than the simple soap and water. If the paint has faded over time in certain areas, using a high-quality wax to polish the exterior would create a sheen that bounces light off in a pleasant manner, making it look more desirable. If you own a sports car or a supercar, it’s best if you enlist the services of professional cleaners that specialize in fine car restoration.

What different methods offer

By selling your car online, you’ll be judged by individual buyers who’ll be buying for mainly personal reasons. Their first interaction with you will be via email or telephone, so have a polite, patient and informative telephone manner when you speak to them.

A local dealership will pay special attention to the photos you take of your car. Make sure you give them every possible angle, from the roof, side, rear, front, interior front and back, dashboard, gear stick, cup holders, glove box, door panels, sunroof, leg room, tyres, wheel wells, brake discs, and engine. They want it to be immaculate because if they choose to buy and then sell it at their establishment, their reputation is on the line. The same goes for auctioning your vehicle.
However, if you don’t want to sell the car, but you want a loan which isn’t linked to a bank, seek to apply for an online approval for a title loan.

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What buyers will typically look for

The car with the basics intact will jump over the first hurdle cleanly, and one which doesn’t will create a reputation that all comers will stay away from. Make sure the tyres a properly inflated and there aren’t any nails or gashes in the tread. Equally important is the tread depth; it should be in between 2mm and 1.6mm. The basic electronics should be in full working order. E.g. headlights, indicators, brake lights, reverse light etc. A few minor repairs would go a long way. Simply buying some cheap car mats would smarten the interior vibe up. Replace any damaged alloy wheel rather than hoping no one notices; they will. Consider painting over little chips and cracks in the body work by buying the factory paint, in the exact color. Small flicks and hairline fractures in the windscreen can usually be prepared pretty easily with modern technology as rather than replacing it whole; companies will execute a vacuum over the area and fill it in with a clear binding gel.


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Start Your Day The Right Way

As the weather is picking up, our mornings are becoming brighter, and many of us feel less inclined to stay in bed. Unless, of course, we start our day the wrong way. We all know that getting up on the wrong side of the bed can have a huge knock-on effect when it comes to the rest of the day. Summer is a great time of year to really work on your mindset and outlook on life, if the weather is good, we can instantly let that have a positive effect on our mood. So I thought I would share with you some of the best ways you can start your day the right way.
Choose your outfit the night before
This may sound like you are super organized, but getting rid of major choices in the morning is a much better way to have a relaxed approach to the start of your day. So if you can, it might be worth choosing the outfit you will be wearing for the day the night before. We all have applications on our phone that will tell us the immediate weather forecast, so it shouldn't be a huge dilemma to undertake. It may present the perfect opportunity to reorganize your wardrobe, giving you a choice of comfortable dresses for every occasion or even a capsule wardrobe for things like work or casual days.
Don’t be an alarm dodger
If you have no choice but to wake at the same time each morning, it can be difficult to accept when your alarm begins to chime. Especially if you don’t find yourself to be a morning person. However, once you hear that alarm begin your morning routine there and then. Snoozing the alarm can only have a negative effect as you continuously put yourself back into that wake-up state every ten minutes. What is the point?
Stretch your muscles as you wake up
Stretching can have a huge positive effect on your body as you slowly wake up for the day, it helps realign muscles to avoid aches and pains. Slowly doing this as you wake up ensures you engage your brain and your body to be on the same page.
Avoid coffee or tea as your first drink of the day
Our bodies will be dehydrated from the night before, having had no new fluid since you going to bed, so it’s important that you hydrate your body with water as one of the first drinks in the morning. It may be tempted to reach for the strong stuff, but having a pint of water before hand will help your body wake up much quicker than any caffeine hit.
Ignore your phone until after breakfast
It may be tempting to check in on your social media or respond to emails, but try and avoid any contact with this kind of technology first thing. It’s important to relax and enjoy the start of your day, rather than be hassled or gain those feeling of stress from emails and the pressure social media can bring.
I hope these tips help you have a better start to your day.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Outfit of the Day: Maxi & Denim

I am loving the LuLaRoe Maxi Skirt. Not only can you wear it as a strapless dress, but as a skirt you can do so many things.   I have seen people knot it at the bottom which I was going to try but I figured I'd just wear it loose since I already knotted the Classic T I'm wearing.

And yes, LuLaRoe has stuff OTHER THAN LEGGINGS!   Including adorable skirts and dresses which is what I'm really in love with.  Then I added a denim jacket to help give it a layered look but I also love the fact that it's cute even if I take it off!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 Tips for Dog Owners in May

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 It's Spring and that means many many MANY things for your little pooch.   So I wanted to put together a brief blog post with some Spring tips!  From ticks to bad breath... let's get it started!

1. Treat Your Dog for Fleas and Ticks
This is a very very very important thing year round but espeically during the nicer months where your dog is outside more.   Whether it's a flea and tick treatment, a collar, or putting your dog in a bubble, I don't care - just make sure you are safeguarding your pooch!

2. Allergies
Allergies are a very real thing even for dogs.   Mine have been sneezing more after they hang out on the screened in porch.  So I make sure I'm vacuuming very often, keeping the house dust free, and on days when the pollen count is super high, I make sure to keep Rocky inside as much as possible since he has a heart issue.

3. Oral Hygiene
So this is the perfect time of year to keep your pup's oral hygiene in tip top shape because there's going to be a lot of panting with the warmer weather.   I always advise dog owners to brush their dog's teeth at least once a week and in between, make sure you supply them with a fun treat like Greenies from Chewy. They are the perfect size for a variety of dogs and they not only keep dogs occupied but they   help fight plaque and tartar build up and they freshen breath.  It's also a great way to maintain healthier teeth and gums.   They come in a lovely mint flavor and are made from soluble natural ingredients.

4. Water
Make sure your pooch is always provided fresh drinking wter especially on hot days or when coming in from playing in the yard.   Dehydration is a serious thing for both people and pets.

5. Vaccines
If you're one of those people that brings your dog to the park a lot, make sure they are up to date on the vaccines and they are properly registered with their tags.   Anytime dogs are around other dogs, there's the potential for a transfer of germs, fleas, ticks, and more.

What's your favorite tip for dog owners this month?

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Outfit of the Day: Floral Skirt

So I tried a new piece from the LuLaRoe line and it's the Lucy skirt and OMG am I ever in love.  It's got two layers to it - the bottom one being a silky black material, and then the top is a lace overlay with a print.

I paired it with a purple Classic T and knotted it towards the bottom.  This skirt is amazing for warm weather because it's flowy and lets the breeze in.  I seriously need 100 more of these! Have you tried any of the LuLaRoe skirts yet?

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