14 January 2016
Category:
The Daily News

Parenting Tips: Handling Your Young Adults When On A Trailer Road Trip

 Road Trip in Australia Feeling a little disconnected with your teenage kids? Want to give some quality time with them after long months of working for their future? If you want to take them outdoors on a trailer trip, here are some survival tips to remember when dealing with young adults.

Literally, Take Them Out

Even if your kids are introverted by nature, research suggests too much time indoors can make them more prone to sickness and have less resistance to allergies. For example, Classic Hire suggests encouraging them to step outside of the trailer when you make stops. Have barbecues and picnics instead of having your meals inside the cabin. Find something that coincides with your youngsters’ tastes and work with that.

Respect Their Opinion

Simply telling your children where you are going and what you will be doing for the summer will not do to increase relationship values with them. Ask them what they’d like to go during this trailer road trip. Find out what else they’d like to do besides camping out and watching Perth’s sunrises and sunsets. If they agreed to a hire a trailer and join you on this trip, be supportive of what they want to do during their free time. That would be the first step for them to stay open and communicative with you.

Communicate Directly

Young adults nowadays can’t wait to step out of the ‘training wheels’ stage. Having someone chaperone them might further upset them or even discourage them from opening up to their own parents. If this trip is meant to be spent within the immediate family members, avoid having a third wheel included to act as your teenager’s mediator. Personally give them the time and attention they need.

Parenting is a skill that few people automatically get. Just because you have a child doesn’t mean you’re a master at knowing what your kids require of you. Use this time out on the road to communicate and connect with them. If it’s done right, this trip will become memorable enough for them to make you their role model when they become parents too.


11 January 2016
Category:
Ride On

A Running Engine Will Take Care of Your Car Better than an Idle One

Idle CarIt is one of the simplest ways to keep your engine running while you buy some milk from the store; however, idling your car for a short while can have negative effects in the long run.

Vehicle idling occurs when the engine runs but the car does not. Drivers occasionally put their vehicles on idle when stuck in a traffic jam, but some drivers do so unnecessarily. It is a bad habit you can (and should) easily break, especially when you realise what it can do to your car.

More Wasted Fuel

One common myth among drivers is that starting your engine costs more fuel than just idling the vehicle. Technically, this is true, but for only about 5 to 10 seconds. Afterwards, idling uses more fuel than restarting your engine.

Engineers estimate that restarting the engine within the 5 to 10 seconds you turned it off is more fuel- efficient than leaving your car running. A vehicle idle for more ten minutes can actually cost you the equivalent of a quarter litres of fuel.

If it looks like you will not be away for only ten seconds or so, just turn off the engine.

Exhausts your Exhaust System

Excessive idling allows water to condense within your car’s exhaust system. According to Belair Mitsubishi Wreckers, provider of spare Mitsubishi car parts, when the condensed water infiltrates your exhaust system, it results in a lasting corrosion.

Replacement of exhaust systems is not exactly cheap. The replacement of an exhaust system can cost you up to thousands of dollars, depending on the make and model of your car.

What You Can Do

Rather than hurt your car by idling, just turn off your engine if you are waiting longer than ten seconds. As mentioned, restarting your car does not burn more fuel than leaving it running. You can also warm up your engine better by driving rather than idling. When you sit in an idle car, you inhale more of the dirty exhaust rather than remove it.

Vehicle idling will waste your money and also cause damage to your car. If you need to wait or make a quick stopover, keep your car going or turn it off rather than leaving it idle.


5 January 2016
Category:
Let's Study

Clean Offices Mean Impressive Quality of Business

Office in JandakotThe office is a reflection of the company’s products and services. Don’t give your guests the wrong impression by showing them how dirty the workplace is. They might think you don’t have a keen eye for detail, or relate your practices with your dedication to the project.

Having a dirty office will not leave a good impression. Worse, applicants may think twice about working with you. Here are some ways to keep your workplace clean and impressive.

Go green

Keeping your office clean doesn’t have to be an expensive weekly activity. Use simple items you can find at your home to clean your desk. From baking soda to lemon, you can scrub surfaces and bring back their shine.

For some serious cleaning, you may need to invest in high quality cleaning products such as microfibre cloth and spray nozzles to apply cleaning ingredients easily. In Jandakot, Kwikskips.com.au recommends hiring skip bins and scheduling a weekly clean-up of your office. Having skip bins ready may help you transport a big bulk of trash accumulated for a week.

Disinfecting your work area should also be a habit. Keep some alcohol or sanitiser on your desk.

Organise

Your desk may not be dusty, but it can still suffer from disorderliness. Things piling up on your desk are never a good sight for you or for any guest. Maximise the use of your cabinet or introduce dividers, so you can segregate your files. Look over your papers and see which ones are no longer of value to your current tasks.

Half of your paperwork may be old files you don’t need anymore. Having your very own trash bin underneath the table can make the transfer of junk easily.

Keeping the work environment clean and clutter-free promotes productivity.


5 January 2016
Category:
Let's Study

Clean Offices Mean Impressive Quality of Business

Office in JandakotThe office is a reflection of the company's products and services. Don’t give your guests the wrong impression by showing them how dirty the workplace is. They might think you don’t have a keen eye for detail, or relate your practices with your dedication to the project. 

Having a dirty office will not leave a good impression. Worse, applicants may think twice about working with you. Here are some ways to keep your workplace clean and impressive.

Go green

Keeping your office clean doesn’t have to be an expensive weekly activity. Use simple items you can find at your home to clean your desk. From baking soda to lemon, you can scrub surfaces and bring back their shine.

For some serious cleaning, you may need to invest in high quality cleaning products such as microfibre cloth and spray nozzles to apply cleaning ingredients easily. In Jandakot, Kwikskips.com.au recommends hiring skip bins and scheduling a weekly clean-up of your office. Having skip bins ready may help you transport a big bulk of trash accumulated for a week.

Disinfecting your work area should also be a habit. Keep some alcohol or sanitiser on your desk.

Organise

Your desk may not be dusty, but it can still suffer from disorderliness. Things piling up on your desk are never a good sight for you or for any guest. Maximise the use of your cabinet or introduce dividers, so you can segregate your files. Look over your papers and see which ones are no longer of value to your current tasks.

Half of your paperwork may be old files you don’t need anymore. Having your very own trash bin underneath the table can make the transfer of junk easily.

Keeping the work environment clean and clutter-free promotes productivity.