An automotive electrician is a bit different from a mechanic and while often people double up, you need to make sure you’re getting someone really qualified when it comes to electrics. Cars are pretty sophisticated these days and rely on electronic systems and computers for various safety features, engine monitoring and things like traction control.
I have a lot of time for Ace Auto Electrical because they have always given us the best advice and outstanding service. It’s nice when a company really seems to value your business and take pride in their work. No matter the issue we’ve had, and there have been quite a few over the years, an Ace Auto Electrical automotive electrician has been able to fix it.
I really don’t like moving house. I don’t like having to pack all my belongings into cardboard boxes, load them into a truck and then unpack them all again at the other end. If it were up to me, I’d live in the same house for the rest of my life and never have to pack or unpack another box again. Unfortunately, it’s not up to me and my landlord had other ideas. He’s decided to sell the property I’m living in which means I need to find a new one, and quick. I’ve got 60 days, in fact. I’d had no plans of moving any time soon, and it was the last thing I wanted to do but I didn’t have a say in the matter. So I began looking around at rentals in the area as I liked this side of town, and boy has the rental market grown competitive in the years it’s been since I had to find a place. Everywhere I go I seem to be beaten at the finish line by someone who can pay the bond before I can. These bonds aren’t cheap, either – I’m talking at least $4,000! A friend suggested I speak with Rent Bond Move, and it’s the smartest thing I’ve ever done. These guys specialise in bond loans QLD wide, which are short-term loans to cover the cost of a bond at a new rental. I was approved within a day and I got the property I had my eye on. Great! Now to start packing…
Furniture removalists? Check. Moving truck? Check. Packing boxes? Uh oh. I knew I’d forget something on moving day; turns out it was one of the most important things all along. It was the week before the move, and my wife asked me where the packing boxes were so she could start packing up the kitchen. I’d completely forgotten to organise some and had no idea where to start – it’s been a long time since I’ve moved anywhere. I did a search online and came across Guardian Storage. Perfect. These guys do packing boxes Melbourne wide in every size, shape and style you could imagine. Heavy duty boxes for books and bulky items, and smaller durable ones for delicate pieces such as glass and chinaware. You’re able to pack them flat once you’re done and use them again in the future, and if you buy enough of them it works out really cost effective. Armed with enough boxes, I returned home victorious and we packed everything within 48 hours. Now everything is ready to go for the removalists and I can rest easy knowing everything is safe and sound with Guardian Storage. Thanks again, guys, you really did save the day.
I work as a manager for an online marketing company and I get to liaise with many different clients each day. It’s a great way to meet a number of diverse businesses and the challenges involved in working on solutions for all of them is a lot of fun. A lot of the clients I work with decide they need new designs for their websites, and because we only specialise in the marketing and advertising side of things, we put them in touch with Splashbox Agency. They’re a fantastic web design company and I’ve been using their services for years now. Their team of designers is next level, and the ideas I’ve seen them come up with have blown my mind. I’ve never had a client say a bad word about them, and I’ll continue to engage their services as long as I’m working here. Their rates are competitive, their knowledge of the industry is unrivalled, and each and every design they come up with is completely unique – I’ve never seen the same one twice. They even do web development, so they can build you a new site from scratch. If you’re looking for web design Melbourne wide, then definitely speak to these guys.
I recently went through a breakup with my long term partner. It was relatively amicable, but nonetheless it was still a bit of a shock to the system after nearly six years together. We’d been living together for the last two, and as the apartment was his it was me that had to begin looking for a new place. I was crashing at my sister’s place in the meantime and while she was more than happy to have me on her couch, I could tell she was looking forward to having her own space back. I was in a difficult spot because I had no rental bond coming back on which I could rely – that meant I’d have to somehow pay for another and be a few thousand dollars out of pocket. My sister suggested I check out Bond Loans QLD, a company she had used for her own rental apartment in Brisbane. As their name suggests, Bond Loans QLD provide short term bond loans to cover the cost of moving apartments and all the things that go with it. I was working full time so approval was pretty quick, and had the cash in my account within a day. I genuinely don’t know how I would’ve managed without it – probably would’ve spent another month on my sister’s couch.
I reckon anyone over the age of 25 should start to look at life insurance; anyone over the age of 30 should already have it. We all think we’re invincible, that the type of accidents we hear about on the news could never happen to us. I bought a life insurance policy as soon as I got married, and in the unlikely event that something awful happened to me at least I can rest easy knowing my wife and child are secure. I’ve always managed my own super fund, and when I started looking at life insurance policies I went straight to Insurance 4 SMSF. My self-managed super fund is able to own a life insurance policy, and they’ve got heaps of different companies and providers to choose from. The cost of the policy depends on the same criteria you’d find anywhere – age, gender, occupation, that sort of thing. If I’m ever unlucky enough to pass away suddenly or get diagnosed with a terminal disease or illness, then a lump sum will be paid out to the insured. No one likes to think about their death or leaving their loved ones behind, but if it does happen then it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Trust me, life insurance for SMSF is a great idea.
Ever heard of a green wall? Neither had I. I was redoing my garden last month and then doing it all again from scratch. Unfortunately we don’t have much in the way of space for grass or garden beds, and the ones we do have are already full. I’ve got a vegie garden with winter vegetables in the corner and then a few horizontal beds for my flowers. I wanted to get a bit more greenery in there but there just wasn’t the space. A girlfriend of mine told me I should get myself a green wall, whatever on earth that is. I had a look around and found that a company by the name of O2 Plant Walls actually designs and installs vertical garden beds, or ‘green walls’. So cool! You can basically have them put any of your favourite plants, flowers, or even herbs in there, so I went ahead and ordered two for the rear of my house near the existing garden. These green walls are the real deal, too – the guys at O2 are former landscapers and horticulturists, so they definitely know what they’re doing. These garden walls really do make a difference and everyone compliments them when they come over to visit. Check them out!
Lately my hours at uni have been pretty crazy – I’m undertaking my masters and every spare minute I get these days is dedicated to my studies. If I’m not in class or at a lecture, I’m in the library every single evening. I used to be quite good in the kitchen but when I’m getting home at 10 or 11 every night, the last thing I want to do is cook a meal from scratch.
I didn’t really want to resort to frozen meals, but I found Dineamic and you’d never guess their meals were frozen. Their food is so tasty and they’ve got heaps to choose from – beef, chicken and lamb dishes, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options.
I’ve put all of my friends at uni onto Dineamic, and it’s seriously the best thing for students who are time poor like us. It sure beats getting takeaway every night, which apart from being unhealthy also starts to add up. I finish my degree in a few months, but even when I get some more hours in the day I’ll still stick with Dineamic for sure. Tasty food, delivered to your door, at a price you can afford. What’s not to love?
I am here to pass on my praise to the incredible girls at The Designer Bridal Room for helping me to find my dream wedding dress and making me feel like I was the most important customer that they had. That is fantastic service, making every bride feel special and welcome, and it is a far cry from the less than favourable experiences when visiting other shops for Melbourne wedding dresses.
It can be very intimidating going in to appointments with shop assistants and tailors looking you up and down, and some places made me feel like they didn’t want to give me the time of day unless they were guaranteed to make a sale. The Designer Bridal Room was different. They made me feel comfortable, special, and gave me as much time as I needed to find my perfect wedding dress.
I recently moved to Melbourne to study, and obviously had to find an apartment quick smart. I found one I really liked, but of course another dozen people liked it, too. I was a little short on cash as I’d spent most of it getting my stuff down from Sydney, and the price of the bond was going to cost me big time – that was on top of my first month’s rent! I didn’t have that kind of money up front, and figured my chances at my dream apartment were gone until someone told me I should apply for a house bond loan. I did a quick search and Housing Bond Loans had exactly what I needed.
I was able to get a short term loan within 24 hours with no fuss at all, and get the bond and first month’s rent to the landlord before any of the other applicants. My references checked out and I had steady work coming up, but it was definitely that loan that made the difference – without it, I’m sure I’d still be searching for a place and crashing on my friend’s couch! There was even a little left over from the loan to buy myself a few things I needed for the kitchen, and the terms are so flexible I know I won’t have any issue paying it off even while studying. Anyone else looking to move into a new apartment, I couldn’t recommend Housing Bond Loans enough.