Friday, May 30, 2014

Benefits of Window Blinds over Curtains


If you use curtains as window coverings and suffer from allergy or asthma, you should consider replacing them with blinds. In fact, blinds have many advantages over curtains such as:

More Hygienic

Dust, dander and other debris become trapped in the fibers of curtains. However, the blinds that you can find at any blind store Edmonton contain no fibers that could hold on debris that can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.

Ease of Maintenance

Window blinds are fairly easy to maintain and generally only require wiping them with a damp cloth every once in a while to get rid of any dust that has built up. Blinds are also generally long lasting if you care for them properly.

Improved Privacy

Blinds actually provide a level of privacy that cannot be achieved with curtains. If you want even more privacy control, install top down window shades Edmonton. These types of window coverings allow you to lower them from the top to let natural light into your home without giving up privacy.

Available in a Wide Array of Materials

Blinds are made using a wide array of materials, which allows you to find the perfect match for your home. For example, wooden blinds will complement your wood furniture perfectly. If, however, wooden blinds are more expensive than you can afford, there are faux wood blinds that look like real wood but are made from plastic and cost a lot less. Other options include bamboo, plastic, aluminum and various other materials.

Control the Light

Blinds give you complete control over how much natural light is entering the room. They allow you to cover the entire window or just a portion of it so. They also allow you to open or close the slats when you want to fill the room with natural light or block it all out for complete darkness.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Family Bonding on Holidays





We had some family bonding last week when I was free to go with my kids because it’s a holiday.  We decided to go to nearby resorts in our place so we can really rest and not spend several hours for our travel.  Due to several work demands I got so busy that I didn’t have time to shop for my kids’ clothes needed for swimming and we just have to do with the old ones though it’s not that important as it was just a simple bonding and family outing.

I just reminded myself that next time I can do my shopping online to distress myself from finding extra time to shop in the malls.  Anyway there are plenty of summer clothes and swimwear in Zalora and some nice slippers too if there’s an urgent plan for family and friends’ outing. It’s more convenient and at times cheaper also to buy your things online especially if you get used to it.

Mom didn’t want to go out and it’s just my sister, my husband and my three kids with me on our resort trip. Anyway we’re so happy driving out and looking for the resort right on that day and luckily found one place that’s huge, clean, with 3 pools and not crowded.  Every place seems to be jam-packed with people except our newly found place and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Three Industries that Require High-Risk Merchant Accounts

High-risk merchant accounts are an unfortunate exigency for many online businesses. Having a merchant services account is required to utilize any modern payment processing service, but this can get complicated depending on what you're selling. E-commerce can be a particularly sticky challenge to overcome in this regard, as online purchases are almost always higher-risk than in-person purchases with signatures. Disputed purchases are far more common, as are applications of stolen identities, as are unbidden charge backs, all posing a much greater risk to the processor and vendor. The following are three things that require appropriate care and will usually demand a high-risk merchant account to sell.


E-cigs are at the top of the list. Finding an electronic cigarette merchant account provider can be a grand challenge. E-cigs are considered to be of questionable legality by some, and their regulation is in question as well. Things have been changing with e-cigarettes since they started being sold, and they aren't about to stop soon. This makes them high-risk products. They have also had a history of chargebacks above and beyond the usual, in no small part because of people discovering that they aren't fond of some of the flavors they have found. Until the market stabilizes, they will remain high risk.

Adult products of all kinds are other high-risk items. Because of their sometimes-embarrassing nature, many people will try to claim they didn't order them if they are discovered by individuals they don't want knowing about them. This frequently leads to a chargeback to try to deny it more thoroughly and get their money back, even if discrete shipping is available. This is coupled with, again, some potential issues with shipping in some states. All in all, adult materials are among the highest-risk products simply because so many people take issue with them.

Finally, any kind of alcohol comes with similar issues, especially when sold online. The questionable nature of alcohol being purchased online coupled with the issues associated with identification lead to higher incidences of lost products, refunds, chargebacks and so on, making them a very volatile product to sell from a financial perspective. This can require a high-risk merchant account to sell at all.

These are just three products that tend to come with higher risk. There are many others, and different circumstances related to how a business is set up can contribute further to the risk. Finding a high-risk merchant account that suits your needs may be a necessity.

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