Mass Home Ideas

Mass Home Ideas -

Getting Good Sleep with Air Mattress


The secret to getting a good night’s sleep may just be hidden in choosing the ideal air mattress. I realized this when I had to relocate and settle on my own for the first time. The heavy sleeper that I am, it comes as no surprise that I would invest in getting a proper air mattress. Who does not love a good night’s sleep? The first place I looked to get more information on this type of mattresses was the internet. Going through reviews on which air mattress is the best air mattress 2016 gave incredible insight.

The similarity between the mattresses regardless of the brand is that the air is adjusted within the mattress, thus adjusting the firmness of the same depending on one’s requirements. I prefer to have a firm mattress, not those sloppy mattresses that feel like resting in a hammock (although resting in a hammock on the pristine beaches of Bahamas certainly sounds like a good idea at this point).

The type of pump in use also plays a key role if the numerous reviews are anything to go by. Typically, there are two types of pumps: built-in pumps and manual pumps. I settled for a mattress with a built-in pump for the sheer convenience of inflation at the press of a button. When I get home from work, having had a crazy day, the last thing I want to do is to have to pump air to inflate the mattress.

It is interesting to note that queen inflatable mattresses available in the market today have the option of dual chambers for those whose partners prefer firmness to a varying degree. For now, this will have to wait as ‘my Adam’ is yet to awake from deep slumber. Lastly, it is always important to check the warranty of the mattress: you never know when it will come in handy as I learned when my mattress started leaking. All in all, this is a great bargain for anyone who loves comfort and would not mind spending a little more.

Additional information: Tips buying a new mattress

Would elliptical machine be good exercise machine for me?

I have been gaining weight and menopausal belly. At this age, nobody in our group really goes to gym. So I am not going either. My husband suggested elliptical machine. But the costs are scaring me. Most of them cost more than $1,000. That means I might have to be very strict with my regimen after spending that much.

My sister in law maintains herself and in comparison I look dowdy. I do suffer with a bit of inferiority complex when she is around. God has blessed me with decent features and many other things. This belly is essentially my creation and honestly something I can do and need to do about it.

I have gone through some of the best elliptical machine reviews 2015 on the net. Funnily, there are many such lists. Sophisticated elliptical machines have many new features that you would not associate with an exercise machine such as Wi-Fi compatibility, cooling fan, and tablet holder. But what I did not understand is why I would need locking safety mechanism in an equipment that is not going anywhere. Or for that matter plug for MP3 player. If I have to buy one, surely I would place it in a room that already has the required music system. But then, even a fan is present in that room, right?

I guess, I have to select from the features from this list of best elliptical machine reviews 2015, and then search for the elliptical machine that meets my requirements rather than pay for something that I don’t really need. I am willing to pay for features like handles with swinging arms, quick start, and adjustable sitting. I also need that interval, cardio, and fat burning feature. Most of the machines also have warm as well as cooling down exercises apart from hill climbing and cross training.

So I am fine with such features. But I am not going to spend on machines with book holders, and water bottle holders. I am working at home, and if the machine expects me to exercise, then it should allow me to walk up to the refrigerator to fetch me some water. The cooling fan perhaps is the only additional accessory I need apart from other basic feature. I guess, I have to search some more for finding the best bargain. I, however, find nothing mentioned about suitability of the equipment for my age group.

Elliptical & Health
8 Elliptical Workouts

Attractive Choices for Perodua Cars

About Perodua

From the largest car manufacturer in South East Asia comes a range of attractive compact automobile options that meet the need for style, cost and mobility. The Malaysian company, Perodua has surprised many, regardless of poor market responses in some region, buy succeeding in every venture of innovation since their inception in 1992. It has since sold more than a million Perodua Cars, and sells more than a quarter of a million of them in its home country.

About the Cars

The Alza is one of the Perodua Cars that has six variations to the series, a kerb weight of 1.5 tonnes and a spacious interior, it is indeed an advancement in compact vehicles. The car fits seven people all together, and with a stylish aerofoil mini-SUV look, it competes with some of the top brands.

The Myvi is one of the most popular cars in South East Asia and Europe, a beautifully finished exterior for the five seater compact Perodua Car. It weighs about the same as the Alza, making it arguably more stable on the road.

The Viva have five seats, and brings a conservative look to style and convenience, being the lightest of the other variations, it is arguably the most efficient.

Taking Advantage of a Perodua Promotion

There are a number of promotions the company currently has, which offer a broad range of benefits from periodic price discounts to maintenance. The offers direct one to act on delivering the vehicles to approved service centers and getting genuine parts. One Perodua promotion actually targets graduates and offers great discounts with every purchase.

It can be a great way of saving on the short and long term. Using company promotions can also significantly add value in terms of warranty, and even free offers and after sales service. It is one of the company strategies that have made Perodua Cars a popular selection in South East Asia.

Why Facebook advertising is a go for all

Over the years the number of social media sites has tremendously increased. Sites that allowed people to share photos and engage in conversations socially have proved to be popular especially among the youth. Owing to this, I gave up on the traditional advertising platforms like TV and radio to embark on an intrusive social media campaign to advertise and promote my business. Facebook is no doubt among the most popular of the sites worldwide. With over 1.6 active users, I saw a big opportunity to reach a wider range of people. Facebook with no doubt proved to me that it is the best place for firms and business people looking to sell products and services.

Facebook advertising was of great interest to me as I have always wanted to know how effective it is over a given target audience. Facebook offers various means of advertising to their clients depending on the size of the business and the choice of the clients. Ranging from facilitating you with a call to action button on your page to images and videos compelling the audience to take a look at your services, Facebook gives you the most appropriate means to reach your target audience.

I used to be skeptical about the costs but later discovered that you can actually set your advertising plan. It really depends on your budget. Facebook offers a range of pricing because of the diverse nature of businesses worldwide. You can choose your budget from as low as €5. The client is then supposed to choose whether he wants to be charged per day or over a lifetime. Facebook never overcharges its clients. All of my Facebook advertising is really effective because Facebook optimizes my ads by ensuring the target audience is reached. This has made it easier for me to sell my products and services.

On the flipside, since adverts on facebook are open to feedback, I found it hard to manage some feedback since some users tend to be very abusive. Nonetheless I took every negative feedback with a open hand. All in all opting to advertise on facebook is a good venture and can make your business flourish when the right audience is reached.

How The Best Sewing Machine Helped Me Beat Boredom

It has been two years since I left my job to raise my child. Like most stay at home mums who at one time were used to full-time jobs, I got bored of staying at home. A close friend of mine advised me to start a project which I could work on from home. While I was still thinking of something constructive that I could do to pass time. She hooked me up with her neighbor who sells home made sewed items that she makes with her sewing machine. since I am very innovative myself this project was going to be perfect match with my creativity.

The things I needed to start, are fabrics and a good beginner sewing machine. I didn’t know much about good sewing machines, so I searched the internet for the Best Sewing Machine Reviews 2015 and the result was a long list of machines that have great features, design and capability. My aim was to find a machine that is specifically made to sew things that I enjoy making. While still browsing I saw a machine with the capability of making storage bags, pillow case, hand bags and pajamas which was exactly what I wanted. I bought it and started making beautiful products which I gave to friends as gifts and their response made start making garments for sale after two months.

Later I decided to take basic online sewing lessons for a month and perfected my skills of making scarfs, socks and clothes, from a combination of good fabric, thread and patterns. I went on to look for another machine which I would use to make curtains. The Best Sewing Machine Reviews 2015 had this Singer brand machine which had very many positive reviews from its users because it handles heavy sewing duties. I now spend my free time sewing my favorite clothes at home and it has become my new best hobby. I now don’t get bored because I am making creative items from nice pattern and fabric, thus I don’t intend getting a full-time job even when my child is grown.

How having a virtual office helped my daughter in growing her business

When my daughter moved to New York City, she wanted to continue her business from home since she had a small child to care for now. She wanted a virtual office with a professional address, having a regular PO box number. She would need the service of a receptionist and an office assistant, and a phone answering service. She would also need to occasionally drop in at an office space, about three times a month, to hold face-to-face meetings with clients.

So she started looking for virtual offices in New York City that would be close to her apartment in case she had to have urgent meetings. She was also looking for one with reasonable monthly rentals since her business was part-time and yet to register substantial growth.

After a thorough online search, she could locate one that was quite close to her home, had a high-end address, and came with other ‘add-ons’ like open envelope scanning, broadband internet, fax facilities, conference calling, and video conferencing facilities. The best thing was that the on-site office had a kitchenette that could be used to make tea or coffee during conferences, giving it that distinctive office-type look. It also had a small lobby where clients could wait in case she was busy with something else.


She has been using her virtual office for the past six months now, and has been able to successfully blend her office and home demands together. She makes breakfast, feeds the baby, prepares a small lunch for herself, and is behind her workstation by 11 am everyday, other than during the weekends when the family either come over to our place in Jersey or drive down to her husband’s parents. Sometimes they camp out, but she carries her laptop everywhere in case she has to hold urgent meetings. Her work hours are also flexible, and she takes breaks during the afternoons and early evenings to feed the baby.

The best thing about her virtual office is she can keep expenses down to a bare minimum and avail on-demand services. For instance, she pays for the actual usage time for certain facilities like the services of an accountant or a receptionist. The virtual office people have also offered to redesign her website and maintain it at nominal annual fees. Since all related headaches of running an actual office have been taken care of by the virtual office, she is able to devote more time to expand her business (More: Foundaspace).

Moreover, she doesn’t have to worry about health care benefits, payroll, or insurance for her employees, After using the virtual office, her business has in fact registered a double digit growth and she is now looking at adding more products in her portfolio.

My Little Apartment is Now Homier

When Benson and I finally got married, it was the happiest day of my life. However, it also meant leaving my parents’ big house and moving to a much smaller house- where we have stayed for the past two years. The challenge of living in a much smaller house took a toll on me, as I was used to living in a big house. My husband and I are saving money to buy a new house, say in the next five years- when the babies start coming. In that regard, we can’t afford to pay more money in the form of rent.

In that case, I had to think of a way to create space and make our small rented apartment more organized, spacious and beautiful. I hit the internet and the number of things that one can do to improve little space is just overwhelming. I found the idea of floating shelves more appealing and attractive. My husband loved the idea and was very excited. In the same month, we bought everything that was needed and planted several shelves on the walls of our small house- including the living room. At the very least, now I have a place where I can display my valuables.
The best thing about floating shelves is that they hang beautifully on the wall. Further, they can easily be fixed anywhere. Our walls don’t look cluttered even if we have limited space. Besides, even though they appear weak, they are very strong and capable of holding heavy items. For instance, our home entertainment systems, music system and television sit comfortably on these shelves.

Apart from their functional benefits, these unique shelves have considerably improved my home décor. We had the opportunity to choose several colors and designs that give our home a modern look. I am in love with my shelves and now have no problem staying in my little apartment for the next four years, or more. This simple and inexpensive idea of the hanging shelves made our house feel even homier. If you are fed up with your small house, try this idea; believe me, you will love what you see in the end.

© 2016 Mass Home Ideas