Achieving Little Things While Watching TV

Watching TV can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day, as well as being an excellent way to spend time with the family. It’s easy, however, to spend a lot of time lost in your TV set and not really achieving much. Learning to multitask, however, can be a good way to make some improvements to your health, well-being and more without missing out on your favorite shows.

Put your multitasking skills to good use with these simple things you can do while watching TV to achieve something great with your day.

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Start a blog

Ever wanted to start your own blog? What’s holding you back? There are plenty of blogging tips you can follow to get started and help you enjoy writing your own blog. Blogging can be a fun and creative outlet for you to discuss the things that you’re interested in, and it can be easy to get writing while you’ve got the TV on in the background. Choose a niche, start jotting down some ideas and get writing to get your blog off the ground to embrace a fantastic new hobby.

Earn money from surveys

Want an easy way to earn money? Getting paid to do surveys can be a quick and easy money earner that you can do in front of the TV, while travelling or while you’re out walking. Websites like Surveyjunkie can provide you with short and simple surveys that can help you boost your income or help you earn funds to treat yourself with. Make sure you review your chosen platform carefully to ensure it’s legitimate and won’t leave you wasting hours of your time for nothing.  

Do some exercise

Working out while watching TV is a great way to multitask. By doing short 30-minute workouts, you can improve your fitness, reduce your stress levels and won’t have to eat into the rest of your day to fit in exercise. Mix up your workouts with a range of cardio, strength and stretching moves to help you become fit and strong.

Pamper yourself

We all need some time to relax, and pampering yourself in front of the TV can be an enjoyable way to spend your evening. Give yourself a facial, use a face or hair mask or a DIY mani-pedi as a little treat that can help you unwind and ease the stresses of the day.

Write letters

Instead of writing emails or texts to loved ones, why not spend time writing some old-school correspondence and sending some letters instead? A little note in a card or a longer letter to family and friends can brighten someone’s day, and can also be relaxing for you too. We spend so much time on our phones or online that some classic correspondence can help you break out of the tech bubble for a little while.

There are so many great ways you can kill two birds with one stone and enjoy doing something a little different when you’re watching TV. Why not start tonight by settling down in front of the TV and achieving something great with your evening?

Five Useful Tips That Can Help You Take Care of Your Restaurant’s Refrigerators Efficiently

My aunt just had her 70th birthday. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this post.  This is the dessert I made for her. I mixed cubed gelatin, cubed mangoes, colored tapioca balls and seaweed strips.  Condensed milk, cream and evaporated milk were added afterwards. This dessert is best enjoyed when chilled. I remember wishing there was more space in the refrigerator. I was able to find a way to allot space for the dessert but I wish I had the refrigerator that restaurants use. We could have made more desserts.  Sometimes, this problem can be fixed by knowing how to care for your refrigerator.

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Many people who use a refrigerator used in restaurants wonder how they can care for their refrigerators. This is understandable because most restaurant refrigerators need to be cared for on a regular basis in order to maintain their functionality.

Here are five useful tips that can help you take care of your restaurant’s refrigerators that are easy to use:

Clean Your Refrigerator Regularly
Cleaning your refrigerator on a regular basis is worthwhile because it can prevent unwanted mold, bacteria and debris from accumulating inside. Moreover, cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can also help you avoid smelly odors from developing on your food.

Defrost Your Refrigerator Regularly
Defrosting your refrigerator on a regular basis is a great idea because it can prevent unwanted ice and condensation from collecting on your refrigerators’ condensers and coils. Defrosting your restaurant refrigerators should be easy because most modern refrigerators have trays, racks and food compartments that are easy to remove in advance.

Examine Your Refrigerators’ Vital Parts
Most restaurant refrigerators have condensers, heat valves, motors, coils and other vital parts that are prone to wear and tear. Examining these parts on a regular basis can help your bottom line because it can help you prevent mechanical problems that are costly to fix.

Tune Your Refrigerator’s Vital Parts Occasionally
Tuning your refrigerator’s vital parts on an occasional basis is a great way to keep your refrigerator running at peak efficiency. This should not be surprising because most refrigerators run more efficiently when their motors, coils, heat valves and condensers operate efficiently.

Change Your Refrigerator’s Air Filter
Most restaurant refrigerators have air filters that are designed to keep unwanted dirt and debris from accumulating inside your refrigerators’ motors, coils and condensers. Changing these air filters on a regular basis is recommended because it can help you save on your electricity bill by reducing how much energy your refrigerator needs to operate.

As you may have noticed, maintaining your restaurant’s refrigerators is simple if you remember to clean and maintain their vital parts on a regular basis. Feel free to use the suggestions we’ve outlined above to create a sensible way to maintain your restaurant’s refrigerators that is easy for your employees to use.

Getting a good bargain

I am a wise-spender. (Ahem. kuripot!!!) When I am in a grocery, I am always on the lookout for a good bargain. My arithmetic skill comes in handy.  I always calculate how much I save if I get brand #1 instead of brand #2. However, I do not buy every buy one-take scheme being offered. I follow my own bargain rules. Besides, my budget is often limited since I follow the “live within your means” lifestyle.

Rule 1: Always be on the lookout for a good bargain

I often scour the bargain rack and find promotional items that are sold half its price.  It is tempting to buy those items but I have to remind myself to buy only what I need. When this offer came up, it was too good to pass up.  The 200ml Head and Shoulders costs around P118. I paid P118 for this box. I get the Olay soap for free so I get to save P40!

I saw a Pantene pack of a large bottle of conditioner with a free small conditioner bottle. It was a good deal. However, my scalp and Pantene are not compatible so I ignored the deal.

Rule 2: Know what products work for you (and you actually use)

I am not sensitive when it comes to soaps so whenever there is a good deal and it fits my budget, I buy. Soaps do not expire. I think.  (do they?)  I store as many as I can.

I am a low-maintenance kind of person. With just a daily shower with shampoo and soap, I am good to go. I admit I tend to spend a lot of time in the shower. I make up for it by dressing up fast.

Rule 3: Buy in bulk

We found a product warehouse that sells toilet paper in bulk. They supply toilet paper to hotels and other commercial establishments. For 48 rolls, it costs P292 which is P6.08/roll. For the same quality, the toilet paper brand we buy from the grocery costs P7.50/ roll.

The downside in bulk-buying is that we tend to use the product more because we know we still have a lot of them in storage. I heard my aunt complain about a family-member-I-will-not-name for using too much toilet paper. I have to be aware of our consumption, too.  There are two of us in the house and three of them in my aunt’s house but our toilet paper consumption are the same. (Theory: We drink too much water. 😀 )

I saw 6 packs of 8-in-a-pack sanitary napkins for a bargain price and it is the brand I use. I am still thinking about allotting a budget for it.  I remember what Sheldon Cooper said on buying in bulk.

Sheldon: Are you sure. There are a lot of advantages to buying in bulk. For example, I noticed that you purchase your tampons one month’s supply at a time.
Penny: What?
Sheldon: Well think about it, it’s a product that doesn’t spoil, and you’re going to be needing them for at least the next thirty years.

HAHA! Here’s the clip:

Care to share your saving tips?

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