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How to find your perfect Flatshare in Liverpool

With rent being what it is these days, finding a perfect flatshare (low rent, easy commute, and great flatmates) is like looking for the Tao. In a bog city like Liverpool, you can count yourself extremely lucky if the flatshare matches your checklist by 80%.  However, the simple fact is that if you have to live in the city for one reason or another, a flatshare is probably your best bet for affordable rent. There are several tips you can use in your search for the perfect flatshare Liverpool that will guarantee you a higher degree of success.

Flatmate first

It would make your flatshare search much easier if it is a combined effort. If you have someone in mind who is also open to a flatshare arrangement, ask them to be flatmates then divide the area to search between yourselves such that it is faster and more coordinated.

Filtering

Use the available tools online to make your search faster. You can filter by area, rent and types of people. Good filtering ensures that you are looking at what you really need and not a wish list. Good filtering techniques will leave you with very limited choices but it is highly likely that you will find a very good flatshare Liverpool arrangement.

Learn to compromise

The perfect flatshare hardly exists. What looks good for the commute might not be pleasing for the neighborhood, or rent might be out of range. If you are doing a joint search, finding a flat that works well for all parties is very hard. Learn to compromise. Using a mapping tool would be very helpful.

Set alerts

Available rooms are quickly grabbed.  Luckily, you can set up your smartphone to receive alerts from sites like Room Hunters UK.  Alternatively, you can subscribe for early alerts which will cost you a few pounds, but you will be ahead of the pack.

Follow the herd

If you are a student, hanging out with the student crowd will give good leads on flatshare opportunities, and you will flatmates with compatible interests. Join the numerous groups on Facebook discussing accommodation and you might get Flatshare Liverpool arrangements that are not listed on the major websites.

Go for larger flatshares

Being in a larger flatshare with 4-6 flatmates has several advantages. There are more friends to make, and the bills are lower.

Be particular about the people

It would be very hard to live with incompatible people no matter how cheap the rent is. If you can’t stand being woken up at 3 a.m. by drunks stay away from that type of crowd. Watch out for creeps too.

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Going through fishing gear these days can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many brands touting different outfits that will leave you with more questions than answers. What you really need is a fishing rod that feels right in your hands. But you have to know what type of fishing rod works best in what situation.

Types of fishing rods

There are three main types of fishing rods:

  • Fiberglass rods

These types of rods are of average weight but are highly durable. A fiberglass rod is suitable for a beginner as it requires little maintenance and knowledge in handling. This rod is also good for handling fighting fish like pike, muskies and walleyes.

  • Bamboo fishing rods

This type of fishing rod is preferred for its smooth backcast. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced anglers.

  • Graphite fishing rods

Graphite is a lightweight material of high strength. A graphite fishing rod is very effective in the hands of an advanced angler as its superior strength gives a match for the heavier fighting fish.

Choosing fishing rod lengths

Fishing rod lengths range from 6-12 feet. You should pick a fishing rod according to your height and the place where you are going fishing. Pick a short rod for a child. A beginner should go for an 8-9 feet rod which is easier to control and still gives good casting distance.  A shorter stronger rod is also suitable if you are going after larger fighting fish.  Catfish, walleyes, and bass are best caught with 5 ½ -6 feet rods of medium weight. If you are fishing in a wide open space like a lake, choose a longer rod that will allow you to fly the fish.

Consider the degree of tapering which affects the degree to which the rod can flex. Rods with minimal flexing are easier to cast.

Spinning or casting?

There are two kinds of handles on fishing rods.  A spinning rod has a straight handle and no finger hooks. The guides are at the bottom of the handle. A spinning reel will hang below the rod. Spinning rods are typically shorter at 5-8 feet. A casting rod has a handle that is slightly tipped down. The guides are at the top of the rod while the finger hook is at the bottom for easy wrapping around the index finger when casting.  A casting reel is set at the top of the rod for more accurate casting. These rods are suitable for long fishing hours where hundreds of casts are expected.

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Moving house or an office is not the easiest of the jobs to do if you opt for DIY. You have to struggle with disassembly, packing, loading, and rearrangement in the new destination. The nerve-cracking task can be a lot easier with the help of trained man and van London staff.

Here is why you should not move without them for the next house and office moving

It is one stop shop

Man and Van London is a one-stop shop for all your moving needs. A professional team takes care of every task in the moving process from disassembly to packing, loading, transport, unloading and arranging the items in the new home or office premises. The team is trained to handle different items at home or office. They have specialized skills such as electricians to handle any disconnections. You do not need to hire any other person to handle your relocation.

Assorted packing for your items

Different items require different modes of packing to keep the safe when in transit. The professional team comes with the right packaging wrapper and foam for your fragile items. In addition, there are special vans to take care of fragile items and electrical appliances such as deep freezers, washing machines, and so forth. The extra care reduces damage when on transit thereby reducing the cost of repair and replacement.

Fair charges at the best service           

You do not have to break your bank to get quality service. Man and Van London provides quality moving service at fair prices. The company offers the best communication n every stage of relocation, and you do not have to go to the office when you need some clarification or to know something about your moving.

The results of a quality and smooth relocation service are the peace of mind and fast settling in your destination. If you are moving your business, you can open the next day because you will not be worked up from the relocation process. In contrast, the mental and physical strain of doing it on your own may make you unproductive for next week after relocation.

Prompt and fast service

Time is money. The more you lose, the more money flows under the bridge, especially for the business. Man and Van London offer speedy services to get you back on track as fast as possible. The company also handles urgent relations where you have to move with short notice. You can always rely on the company to deliver.

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Summer’s end is near but you can keep catching fish till the season ends.  There is plenty of bass, bluegills, cats, walleyes and trout to catch if you have the right tricks. Try out these tricks and you will never go home empty-handed.

Catch trout

Ponds, lakes and springs where the water is moving slowly are perfect for trout catching. However, it is far from easy getting the trout to bite. The fish have plenty of choice in the bugs dropping on the water. The fish will go for easy picks on the surface rather than follow bait in the water. The best thing to do is change the pattern of your bug. Use a cripple pattern which you can see but which has a sizeable section under the water. The best cripples to use are Green Drakes, Caddis and Hendricksons. The dry is tied normally but the hackle is wrapped at 45 degrees such that tail end of the fly drags in the water even as the hackle is riding flat on the water.

Catch smallies

Nearing the end of the summer, the heated water makes it easier for smallies to feed at night especially when the river has lots of shad and herring fry.  You can get the fish to bite by leaning on bugs tied with synthetic fur, for example, Angel hair which gives the bug a wider profile.  When in the water, these bugs will look like dying baitfish which is just what the bass will be watching out for.

Catch pickerels

Pickerels will be found in ponds during the summer. Stickbait is the best for getting the pickerel’s attention. The good thing is that pickerels are aggressive and will quickly investigate commotion on the pond’s surface.  Picks will go for a lure that is moving steadily. Use stick-bait like the Zara puppy which is 3 inches long.  Lure the pickerel to more clear water by using a 6-foot outfit riding a 6-pound mono. There is the risk of the hook pulling out of the pick’s bony mouth if the swing is hard, so take care to swing gently.

Catch landlocked stripers

Stripers will retreat to deep river holes on hot days. The bait has to ride at the bottom for this fish to bite. Cut bait into small chunks or fillets and thread them on the hook. Use a stout bait casting outfit with 20- to 40-pound mono. You will then thread a 1- to 3-ounce egg sinker onto the line and tie a big barrel swivel to the tag end. The opposite end of the swivel should have a 3-foot mono leader and have a 6/0 to 9/0 circle or octopus bait hook.

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Why You need End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist?

End of tenancy cleaning is a fertile ground for landlord-tenant disputes. This usually arises when the landlord is not satisfied with the job done. These disputes will sometimes arise because the tenant is not knowledgeable on what to work on. While the landlord uses the moving in inventory report to compare the state of the house at the end of the tenancy with what it was when the tenant moved in, the tenant can work with a checklist on the areas to work with. End of tenancy cleaning London services usually work with such a checklist to ensure the job is thoroughly done.A typical end of tenancy cleaning checklist that goes room by room looks like below:

Living room furniture

  • All wooden units wiped and polished
  • Sofa cushions removed, dusted and vacuumed
  • The sofa vacuumed, all fingerprints and stains removed
  • Countertops and other furniture surfaces wiped and polished
  • All stains on upholstery and curtains removed
  • Living room carpets should be thoroughly vacuumed on the edges. Steam cleaning or hand-washing done if necessary

Kitchen

  • Clear out and defrost the fridge/freezer a day before the cleaning
  • Clean the insides including sanitizing the mildew with a bleach
  • Dismantle grills and shelves to wash and rinse
  • Clean the rubber seal
  • Wipe and polish the exterior and the handles

Other kitchen appliances should be cleaned as well.

  • The dishwasher should be free of food and soap scum. Clear all dirt and mildew inspect the filters and clean, remove marks and stains then wipe the soap dispenser, and wipe down the handles and rubber seal.
  • The ovens and microwave should be cleaned and degreased,
  • Clean and degrease the hob and grill, and the extractor fan
  • Scrub the grill pan and oven racks
  • Cleanse the exterior, removing the stains and marks, as well as inspect and wipe the rubber seals
  • The toaster should be cleaned, food deposits and bread crumbs cleared, grime cleared, and handles degreased.

Bedrooms

  • Wipe and dust all surfaces including shelving, cupboards, wardrobes, and picture frames
  • Clean curtain rails, wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • Clear cobwebs off the ceilings and corners
  • Vacuum mattress, carpets and rugs
  • Clear stains and marks off the walls
  • Clean and mop hard floors and laminate

Bathrooms

  • Scrub lime scale and hard water stains
  • Clean and polish taps and fittings
  • Polish and remove stains from  the toilet bowl
  • Clear lime scale from taps, showerheads and the bathroom walls
  • Clear drains
  • Remove the makeup table and the toothbrush area
  • Wipe and polish the mirrors

The best way to go about end of tenancy cleaning is by engaging a professional end of tenancy cleaning London service.

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As a landlord or real estate agency in London, you no doubt know the importance of proper cleaning for rental units. You know that the first sight makes a huge impression on any prospective client. A properly cleaned house will even fetch higher rents as more tenants are willing to move in. The question then emerges whether it is better to keep your own cleaning crew or hire a cleaning service whenever you need to do tenancy cleaning? There are strong points for hiring a London tenancy cleaning service.

Free your time

As a business owner, you have tens of tasks to do in a day. There are potential clients to show around, maintenance to take care of and general desk duties. Hassling about cleaning would be a waste of time. Handing over this responsibility to a cleaning crew frees you up.

Lower cleaning costs

If you ran your own cleaning crew, it would come with costs. You will have to take on staff for a cleaning crew. This then means you will have to start processing a payroll, social security benefits and other HR headaches. In addition, you will have to acquire the equipment needed including heavy duty items like hoovers. Lastly, you will have to go shopping for cleaning materials. All this costs money. Any financial manager will tell you it would be good to put this money in your business and hire cleaning services when you need them.

Better resources

With more resources at their disposal, cleaning crews are able to do more thorough jobs than the simple mop and bucket in-house crew. They can capably handle hard-to-do tasks like cleaning stained tile walls, clearing ink spills off the carpet and polishing dull chrome surfaces. Tenancy cleaning requires a top to bottom cleaning job which can be more capably handled by a cleaning crew.

More reliable services

A hired cleaning crew is more reliable and requires less supervision. This is unlike an in-house crew who could be more complacent as they are more secure in their jobs. A hired cleaning crew will do a good job every time because the next contract depends on how well they do the one you hire them to do.

Better results

A professional cleaning crew is always a better bet in doing a thorough job. They will handle dust on the ceiling as well as clean the outside walls if you need it done.

Using an End of Tenancy Cleaning North London will see your rental units get more sight visits and higher occupancy rates than your competitors.

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Let’s face it. Not everyone who loves fishing enjoys spending hours on a boat with limited mobility. Freshwater water fishing on the banks of a river or lake is quite as exciting if not more exciting than fishing in the deep sea or lake. Many people mistakenly think freshwater fishing will always yield less fish than sea fishing. While this is partially true (the sea a lot bigger than any river), it also depends on the skill of the fisherman. There are some few tips you can use to hook more fish when doing freshwater fishing.

Know the depths

Different fish prefer different depths. It is always good to have a topographical map so that you can spot where the fish are. Some maps are detailed enough to show the fish cribs sunk by other fishermen so that you don’t snag your hook on them.

Know your bait

Different fish have different preferences for bait including size, scents and colors. Generally, freshwater fish will bite insect bait like worms, minnows, and grasshoppers. These regularly fall into the water. Bigger fish will bite bigger bait including leeches and frogs. Research the appropriate bait for your fish and buy online.

Discover the slip bobber

You need to dangle the bait at the appropriate depth where the fish are. A slip bobber is very useful in dangling your hook at different depths without bothering your casting.  The bobber allows a thread through and stops it with a knot on the upper side. The bobber floats on the water keeping the length of line in the water at the preferred depth.

Wash your bait and hands

Fish have a good sense of smell.  Any scent on your hands will go onto the bait and repel the fish. Wash your hands, hook and bait.

Cast further out

Sound travels well in water. This means the fish will hear you approaching the water. The best thing is to do the first few casts at a good distance from the water. This way you can catch the fish unaware. You can then move closer to the water is there is no catch and have better casting angles.

Check out the surroundings

In shallow water, fish will gravitate to water that is under shade. Cast in water under trees and other natural shadows like an overhang bank. If it is windy, lighter critters in the water get blown along by the wind which pulls along the bigger fish feeding on them.  Cast from the windswept bank for better luck.

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Fishing game is one of those experience where anyone can join and stand good chances of being a skilled player. If you are beginning on this enticing sport, there are a few tips that can have you angling with the pros in a short time. These will set the base for you to develop your skill and technique to becoming a better fisher.

Learn all you can about fishing

Fishing is a wide sport. There is a lot to cover on techniques, equipment, fishing spots, types of fish and so on. There are many fishing sites, eBooks, paper books and fishing fan forums where you can get all this info. Learn as much as you can and make it a habit.

Get the proper gear

The next stop should be at the hunting shop. Ask the owner for recommendations for the gear you need as a beginner. He will probably recommend a specific fishing rod and reel. Open faced reels will come later with experience.

Practice the techniques

You have to muster the basics before moving on to anything else. These include fixing bait, tying the knots and casting lines. Work on getting these skills right and you have covered quarter of the learning process.

Be prepared to put in the effort. You will be rewarded as the more time you spend in the water luring fish to your hook the more likely it is that you will become successful.

Know your fish and the bait they respond best to. Catfish will readily take chicken liver for example while bream fish will take crickets. The right bait is likely to pull in your fish faster.

Know your location

It goes without saying that you will hook more fish where they are in plenty. Learn about the spawning periods and locations of the fish. Following the fish upstream or downstream is part of the thrill.

Timing goes with location. You will realize that fish don’t keep your time. You will have to be in the water at odd times like sunrise, moonset, and midnight and so on. Some successful fishermen claim that an overcast sky is the best for fishing. Do your research and work out what works best for you.

Be ready to learn

Look at what the more successful anglers are doing and copy what they do. You will learn fast by improving on what works.

Positive attitude

As a beginner, it is very likely you will go home empty-handed from time to time. Learn to be patient and have a positive attitude that success will come with time.

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