How to Find the Best Deals on Home Appliances

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Home appliances make a mum’s life a lot more easier and although most of these brilliant house-helpers may be expensive, you do not really have to break the bank to get them for your homes. Are you looking for a new microwave? A brand new iron? Instead of heading to the high street, there are a number of alternative ways you could save money on these household items. Here are four you need to know about.

Shop from a catalogue

Shopping from a UK catalogue lets you spread the cost of home appliances and you can make repayments in instalments. You could save money by using a promotion code or taking advantage of a catalogue company’s introductory offer where you might be entitled to money off your order.

Check second-hand auction websites

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Auction websites are a great place to find pre-owned appliances for the home. From kettles to toasters to consumer electronics, you can find a wealth of products at a reduced price. Remember, always check the reputation of a seller before you order from a second-hand auction site and check photos of the item for any possible damage. If there are no photos of the product, contact the seller directly to find out more information. You might also want to check whether there is a warranty available with the item.

Buy refurbished products

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ParentTown: A New Parenting App On The Block

Mums nowadays are fortunate to have a number of resources for parenting and motherhood available online. Back in the days, I do not have regular access to the internet while pregnant with the little man so I relied mostly on books and publications that tackle pregnancy and parenting. I was also fortunate to have fellow pregnant mum friends whom I can talk to about my concerns and worries as a newbie mum when I finally gave birth to my little bundle of joy. Later on, I also discovered this wonderful online community of mums, which is a treasure trove of awesome ideas and clever parenting and mummyhood tips.

ParentTown App Menu

The online mum community I signed up for years ago was an avenue to meet other mums who have similar concerns and issues. I have learned a lot of nifty tips about planning my son’s first birthday party, children allergies, as well as where to get the most fad yet affordable clothes for children or one of those 12ax7 tubes for your musically-inclined kids , from other mums who’ve been there before me. It has really been very helpful in my motherhood journey that is why I am delighted to share with you today a new parenting app that I am sure you will find most interesting.

ParentTown is a new and free app especially made with parents in mind. Here is a brief description from their website:

ParentTown is a platform for mums and dads for anything parenting. Ask a question, and the growing community of experts, parents and parents-to-be will share their experiences. If you have a sensitive question post anonymously. Have a cute baby picture, use our Photo Booth feature and share with our closely knit community.

We also host live sessions with some of the best parenting experts around you. We aim to make your journey from pregnancy to parenting a smooth ride.

To start your ParentTown experience, you may download it from Google Play {for android} and from the App Store {for iOS}. You may also access the ParentTown website using your Facebook or Gmail accounts.

The app is pretty straight-forward and the interface is easy to use. A parent can conveniently access all the information he might need or require from the app with its very organized and systematic menu.

I’ve downloaded the app recently and here are 3 things I love about it: 

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Every Print Matters: Get HP Original Inks For Ink That Outperforms

Having an HP Printer is one of the best decisions any mum can make {if you need more convincing you may check out my review}. It makes printing projects and homework for our school-aged children very convenient and we can do it anytime in the comfort of our home. Doing fun and creative DIY projects like birthday buntings and banners, among others, is also easier to do when you have a reliable printer on standby. Of course, it is also a must, to invest on HP Original Inks to ensure the quality of your print outs. Read on to know more about the advantages of choosing Original HP Inks.

Whether for work reports and school projects, or important photos and letters, reliable and accurate printing is a must to ensure the professional quality of important documents. When it comes to getting more value out of prints, those in the know trust only HP Original Ink.

HP Original Ink proves that every print matters in a series of YouTube videos called Reinventing Ink with Rob and Thom, starring HP Head of Marketing and Design Rob Le Bras-Brown and Chief Inkologist Thom Brown. Equal parts funny and informative, the series highlights how HP continuously innovates its products, making sure that they get the job done right the first time, every time.The online videos showcase how HP Original Inks are designed to outperform, as it is more reliable and accurate than competing brands, especially compared with refill ink. Delivering superior quality every time, HP inks ease the worry of users and makes sure that they will not have to deal with printing problems anymore.  Prints look as good as the day they were printed, even decades after, while special moments captured in photos last a lifetime for generations to treasure.

Proving its reliability further, HP Original Ink and Paper also resists water, making sure that prints and photos survive and are protected from accidental spills. The brand also makes magic happen as it prints twice as many pages compared to refill ink. What’s more, HP thinks beyond the tried and true, including an anti-curling additive to its original inks to ensure that output always lays flat.

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