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Weekly Round-Up #290: Pets, Learning Guitar & Stop Worrying

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Weekly Round-Up #290: Pets, Learning Guitar & Stop Worrying

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a safe, fun and productive week.

This week we take a look at some pet tips: A guide to moving with your furry friends (which can be a very stressful situation) and some tips on how you can hide your cat’s litter tray but still allow them to use it freely.

We also have a great article on how you can learn to play the guitar (something I’ve been trying to do for the past year so this is super handy!) and 9 hacks on how you can stop worrying and start to enjoy yourself again.

Guide To Moving With Pets: Tips For Relocating Furry, Feathered, Scaly Friends – moveBuddha

In honour of National Pet Day on April 11th, moveBuddha put together a resource for pets of every kind! Whatever kind of pet you have, when moving into a new home, it’s important to consider how to love and care for your pet throughout the process.

The thing is, different kinds of pets have different needs. So, this guide breaks down the entire process and includes a collection of handy infographics uniquely suited to your pet relocation situation.

15 Clever Ways To Hide A Litter Box – CatPet

Pet parents ask two central questions when adopting a new cat: “How to potty-train her” and “where to place a litter box so it wouldn’t look bulky but neat”. And while the how doesn’t seem a problem (most kittens learn how to use a box from their mums), the where often makes us stuck.

With so many cat litter box ideas available, it’s super easy to get lost. In this post, catpet.club have gathered 15 creative ways to hide a litter box so it would be comfortable for both your kitty to use and easy for you to clean it.

How To Clean An Oven: The Best Oven Cleaning Hacks – Calibre Cleaning – Calibre Cleaning

Have you been using your oven more than usual to practise your lockdown baking projects? Hate oven cleaning? Want to know the easiest and simplest way to clean an oven?

The experts at Calibre Cleaning know all the secrets to oven cleaning and they have put together an article outlining the best ways to clean your oven with things you have around the house like baking soda, vinegar or lemons.

8 Surprising Health Benefits Of Stationary Bike Workout – Fitness Rhythm

Whether you are already using a stationary bike or planning to purchase one or just want to know the potential health benefits of stationary bike workout then read on as in this article Fitness Rhythm have listed the top 8 health benefits of exercise bike workout that will help you take an informed decision be it on on purchasing a an exercise bike or setting up a regular workout schedule.

Easy Tips To Help You Stay Productive While Working From Home – Porch

Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or direct employee, working from home is a fantastic way to avoid some common office headaches.

You won’t have to sit in traffic every day, and there’s no more water cooler gossip and office drama to contend with. But working from home also presents unique challenges, especially if it’s new to you. Thankfully, with a few simple adjustments, you’ll be able to stay productive, happy and avoid fatigue while working remotely. So if you’re wondering how to maintain — or improve — your productivity at home, check out this article.

Learning How To Play The Guitar: A Beginner’s Guide – Musicaroo

Learning a new skill is an incredibly rewarding experience. But do you know what’s even more rewarding? Learning to play an instrument.

And if you’re looking to learn an instrument, the guitar is a fantastic choice. With your guitar in hand, you can impress your friends with some of your favorite covers, or maybe even some songs of your own. But you don’t just want to be able to play Wonderwall by Oasis, you want to play it the best. Of course, it’s not like you pick up a guitar and instantly know how to play it.

No – there are a lot of things to learn first.

Learning to play the guitar is a complicated journey at first. But with the right knowledge, you’re sure to be a master in no time. With that being said, Musicaroo have put together and article listing everything that you need to know about learning to play the guitar.

How To Craft A Winning SEO Strategy For 2021 – Guerrilla Agency

Whether your company is fully online or has an online component to it, you want to employ good SEO strategies to stay afloat in increasingly competitive affiliate or ecommerce industries.

No one’s buying what you’re selling if they can’t even find you in the ocean of companies floating through the internet, so getting a viable SEO strategy can be a sure-fire way to generate traffic, clicks, and sales from your website.

This guide from Guerrilla should be your one-stop-shop for some of the most useful SEO tips for beginners and seasoned marketers alike.

9 Hacks To Stop Worrying And Start Enjoying Life Again – UpriseHigh

Do you also find yourselves thinking in circles, worrying about every little thing, and stretching all those little things to see just the adverse outcomes?

Then, my friend, we have got to stop this worrying of yours.
And don’t worry, you aren’t alone in this. Around 5 – 6% of the total population suffer from this dangerous habit.

Worrying is a habit, and you may form a habit in 21 days, but getting rid of it takes a bit longer.

However, with a few hacks and constant efforts, you’ll break right through it and Uprise High is here with 9 steps to help ease your worries and get you back on track.

6 Ways To Help Your Aging Parents With Their Investments – Bankrate

Talking about finances is rarely easy, and it can be even more difficult when you need to have this conversation with your aging parents. Regardless of whether they’ve shown signs of mental decline, if you don’t know what they’ve done with their money, you won’t be able to help them manage their affairs when it’s needed. Like everything that causes seniors to lose their independence, this talk must be handled tactfully.

You need to understand that ceding control of personal finances – even a little bit – can be a momentous step for individuals who have been managing their money for many years. Some parents may not have considered the issue, but others may be actively trying to avoid a conversation that forces them to even think about their own mortality. So it’s important to tread carefully.

In this article, Bankrate gives you some steps you can take to successfully help your ageing parents with their investments.

How To Decorate Your Garden: A Guide – Power Tools Ninja

Decorating your garden, however big or small, is a fun and worthwhile task. Of course, it often involves some hard, physical work, and it can be very time-consuming. For this reason, it’s good to have a plan of attack for your garden! By this, we mean that you should plan in detail what you want to do before you move forward and begin. Having a vision in mind is very important.

Gardening, and the mere act of sitting in a garden, can have a wonderful benefit on your mental and physical well-being. In this article, Power Tools Ninja takes you through all the steps you need to get your garden looking (and smelling) great.

70 Positive Affirmations To Start Your Day – Daably

Affirmations are positive statements or beliefs meant to challenge, counteract or negate unwanted and unhelpful thoughts, refocusing your mind on those that are helpful and wanted. Whether you say it in the mirror as your brush your teeth or write it down at the top of your to-do list each day, the more you repeat it, the more real it will feel and eventually become.

Choosing to start your day off by feeding yourself positive affirmations and motivational thoughts is a sure way to lead to happiness. In this article, daably gives you 70 affirmations you can say to yourself each morning to get your day off to the right start.

“Revenge Porn” Ruins Lives. Call It What It Is: Sexual Abuse – Bolt Burdon Kemp

“Revenge porn”: an ought-to-be-outdated term popularly used to describe image-based sexual abuse.

Put simply, image-based sexual abuse occurs when one individual takes another individual’s private or intimate photos or videos and shares them publicly without their consent. So why do perpetrators so regularly get away with as little as a slap on the wrist?

For a video series about the issue, Solicitors Bolt Burdon Kemp invited four experts to delve into the details. Under the guidance of award-winning journalist Michelle Rawlins, they covered everything from present laws and legislation, the misnomer that is “revenge porn”, and ways we can help survivors.

How To Quickly Increase Your FICO Score – Possible Finance

If you’ve ever applied for a credit card or a loan, you’re probably familiar with your FICO Score. Over 90% of top lenders use your FICO Score as part of their lending decision, according to its creators, the Fair Isaac Corporation. That’s a big percentage. So why is your FICO Score so important to them and how do you improve it? Read this article from Possible to better understand FICO scores, what goes into them, and how you can increase yours.

Fire Safety Guide And Fire Prevention Tips – Choose Energy

House fires are among the most common disasters in the country. In fact, about 27 percent of all fires in the U.S. occur in residential homes. And according to the National Fire Protection Association, residential fires are the leading cause of fire-related deaths each year.

There are many ways to ensure your home is protected from a fire. Practising prevention methods and following the fire safety procedures in this article from Choose Energy can help you keep your home safe and fire-free.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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