Buying Extra Equipment at Low Prices

People who want to save money on everyday equipment for their homes know that they can get what they need when they buy discounted surplus goods. Businesses that have an overstock of inventory or need to get rid of goods that did not sell in their stores often liquidate these items to websites that turn around and sell the items at a discount. It is these websites that attract buyers who are on the lookout for significant savings. When you are shopping on a limited budget or you just like to score big savings, you can go online and search for shops where you can get household goods and other items like hose crimping equipment at low prices.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /

Used and Reconditioned Equipment

Used and reconditioned goods are often just as reliable and valuable as their brand new counterparts. They give you the performance that you need and also last for years. However, because they are used and reconditioned, they often are sold at deep discounts. These lower prices let you save money while getting items that you need and want for your home.

New Equipment at Low Prices

If you insist on buying new equipment, you can find brand new items for sale on the website as well. These items are still sold at a discount because they are surplus inventory. You can use the links on the page to shop for what you need. You can also click on the pictures on the website to get a better idea of what each item looks like and is capable of after you buy it.

Raise Cash, Sell Your Equipment

Alternatively, if you have something to sell, the website also gives you a way to liquidate goods that you no longer need or cannot sell elsewhere. You can find the link for selling surplus to the company on the right side of the page. This option could let you raise cash that you need for another business venture.

Email and Contact Options

Surplus retailers always have a revolving stock of inventory. What is available today may not be there tomorrow. You can stay up on the changing goods for sale and also company news by signing up for emails from the company.

You can also use the number listed online to contact the business. The number and the company’ s mailing address can be found under the contact us link.

While it is important to make sure that you have the proper equipment you need at home, you really need not spend an arm and a leg for them.  Surplus goods are sold at deep discounts and are reliable enough for your home needs. You definitely can save money by shopping for surplus goods online today.

Everyday Living: Choosing Cookware for Your Kitchen

Your favorite cooking show on television may have inspired you to get hold of trendy cookware sets endorsed by celebrity chefs. But don’t get carried away. Evaluate the pots and pans you currently own, inspect their condition, and then go from there. Purchase only what you need and only those that work with your cooktop. If you are using an induction cooktop, for example, you’ll need a pan bottom that’s made of magnetic stainless steel. And when choosing which cookware to buy, it helps to know beforehand the many different types of pots and pans available in the market, as well as the materials used to manufacture them. Safety considerations such as these from the Government of Canada and the Environmental Working Group should also factor in deciding which cookware to get for your kitchen.

To prevent overbuying cookware that will just end up cluttering your kitchen cabinets, consider investing on a single versatile set such as this from A durable cookware set eliminates mismatched pieces. In addition, you’ll find the following list handy because it details the different types of cookware, as well as their pros and cons.

  • Stainless steel cookware is corrosion resistant and oven safe. It does not react with alkaline and acidic foods. It also resists scratching and pitting. Opt for high-grade stainless steel. This is indicated as 18/10 on the base of the pan.
  • Cast-iron cookware is remarkably durable and retains heat well. Cooking food evenly, cast-iron cookware heats slowly and is great for frying and browning foods. The cons: it reacts with acidic foods and needs seasoning to prevent rusting. The latter should be explained in the manufacturer’s manual.
  • Nonstick cookware, which is ideal for frying pancakes and eggs, lends convenience because the coated surface makes clean up easier. You also won’t have to use too much fat and oil since food just slides on the pan. Nonstick cookware is ideal for pancakes and eggs. The cons: susceptibility to thermal shock (when the hot pan is placed in cold water), overheating and release of toxic fumes when temperatures go over the medium heat level, and scratching (when metal utensils are used).
  • Enamel cookware is an excellent alternative to nonstick cookware. Instead of Teflon and the like as in the case of nonstick pans, the insides of either steel or cast-iron are coated with a thin layer of durable glass. Corrosion resistant and non-reactive to acidic and alkaline foodstuff, enamel cookware can also be used with induction cooktops.
  • Aluminum cookware is durable, relatively inexpensive, and most compatible with electric or gas ranges. Aluminum stockpots and other large cookware are much easier to handle because they are relatively lightweight compared to their stainless steel and cast-iron counterparts.
  • Carbon steel cookware is generally the go-to material for woks. It is perfect for cooking crepes and omelettes. Like cast-iron pans, carbon steel requires seasoning to present rusting. To clean, simply wipe with a paper towel.
  • Copper cookware has excellent heat conduction, so it heats up food quickly. It also cools down fast once the heat is turned off. The cons: it is not dishwasher safe and cannot be used for induction cooktops.



This is a guest post by Kevin George. He works in kitchen design and enjoys being able to share his insights on how to choose the right accessories and equipment you might need. He writes for a number of consumer lifestyle websites.


Barbie I Can Be to Li’l Girls – #YouCanBeAnything You Want To Be!

Have you heard of the new Barbie body types?  It has been all over my FB newsfeed the past week. Mattel has released new Barbie dolls that are curvy, petite, and tall.  These new dolls also come in various ethnicity. Well, well, well…Barbie just keeps on evolving!

Barbie evolves

A few years back, Barbie also released a new line of dolls to show that girls can be so much more than pretty little princesses.  All kids have very wild imaginations.  Many have very lofty dreams of becoming astronauts, superheroes, pilots, engineers, etc. However, for many girls, these dreams are dashed when they enter adulthood. Sadly, in our modern age, there are still those with stone-aged beliefs that some careers are not for women at all.

Well now, little girls have a new champion to inspire them to dream big and to believe that they can be anything they dream to be. ANYTHING!

Barbie you can dream it

The Barbie I Can Be dolls empowers children to discover and harness their limitless potentials.  I saw this video of little girls being given a chance to be what they want to be and it’s just too cute not to share. Watch this!


If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It

The Barbie I Can Be dolls encourage young girls to break free from conventional careers for women.  Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a fashion designer, a tour guide, or a flight attendant.  I don’t even see anything wrong with little girls dreaming of becoming princesses or mermaids. But Barbie I Can Be helps them discover all their potentials and encourages them to be whatever they want to be – that includes having careers that used to be viewed as for men only.

With Barbie I Can Be dolls, little girls can be space explorers, pilots, secret agents, computer engineers, athletes, and so many others.  They do not have to conform to the typical careers for women and can be anything they absolutely want to be.

Barbie Careers


Jade Can Be a Dessert Chef

A couple of weeks ago, Richprime sent our little girl a wonderful surprise – a Barbie I Can Be Dessert Chef Playset!  My daughter isn’t too keen about dolls but this was an exception as she loves to bake too.  The first thing she said when she opened the brown bag was, “Ohhhh! How did they know I want to be a pastry chef?!”

What’s Inside?

The Barbie I Can Be Dessert Chef Playset comes with a Barbie doll with an apron and a chef’s hat, Blissa the cat with her own little chef’s hat, a stove top oven that “cooks” cake, baked and unbaked cakes, a cupcake that Barbie “bites” into, a fish cake for Blissa, a mixing bowl, a spatula, and a pink mitten.

Barbie playset

The oven tray flips when the door is closed.  Put the baked cake inside first and close the door. Open it again and place the pan with light brown “batter” inside. Close the door and …Voila! The perfectly “baked” cake is ready.

To make sure that her treats are delicious, Barbie takes a bite out of a cupcake.  Attach the cupcake Barbie’s hand, press the lever on her back and watch her take a bite of her delicious cuppycake. Of course, Blissa should also have a share of the treats with her very own fish cake.

My little Jade loves this playset because it allows her to pretend to be a chef.  She says it’s like magic and she wants to be a dessert chef too.

Barbie playset with friend

Jade Reviews I Can Be Dessert Chef

Want to know what else Jade has to say about her I Can Be A Dessert Chef Barbie?  Watch the video below. (forgive the very amateurish vid!!! I know grade schoolers who do better. tee-hee!)

I know our video’s so crude! That’s the fault of a non-techie mom who had just tried her hand at taking and editing videos on her smartphone. 😛 But, as Barbie says, we all can be anything we want to be so I believe that our next video will be so much better. :-)

Well, back to Barbie I Can Be, unlike her other dolls, this one has not been stashed inside the toy cabinet.  She’s had it for a week already and still plays with it every day.  That’s already a record for her considering that her dolls usually go straight to the toy cabinet after just a day. :-)

Now, she’s asking me to get her the I Can Be Professor and I Can Be Vet. Look’s like my daughter now has a liking for dolls. 😉

Barbie playset surprise

Barbie You Can Be Anything


Barbie is exclusively distributed by Richprime Global Inc. Like Barbie Philippines on Facebook to get brand updates, promo, and schedules.

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7 Boat Safety Tips

Don’t play around with the safety of your kids. Before you take that family trip on the water, consider these seven boat safety tips.

1. Check the Weather

Are there any storms on the horizon? Will there be strong winds or big waves when you’re setting off on the water? It’s important to know what the weather has in store for you and your family before you sail away in your boat.

2. Prepare Your First-Aid Kit

1,000 people will have 1,000 opinions about what makes a well-stocked first-aid kit, but how you pack it is less important than the fact that you packed it in the first place. You never know when someone will get hurt while you’re miles from civilization.

3. Count Your Flotation Devices

Personal flotation devices (PFDs) come in a variety of forms, including life jackets and inflatable rings. Make sure you have enough for every single passenger on board. Do a head count before every trip.

4. Have Emergency Supplies on Hand

Are you prepared for loose screws and broken ropes? What will you do if your boat lift winch goes overboard? Prepare for every possibility by always having back-up equipment at the ready.

5. Ensure Communication with the Coast

There are several ways to communicate with those back on land. Some people just use their smartphones; others prefer old-school gadgets like radios. Again, the what is less important than the fact that you have communication devices at all. Never be at sea without a way of contacting others on shore.

6. Share Your Plans

Let someone know where you’re going and when you plan on coming back. It can be someone as official as a coast guard or someone as informal as your cousin; just make sure that at least one person understands to sound the alarm if you go missing.

7. Make Checklists

Parents, you’re probably already familiar with the power of a checklist, so don’t be afraid to wield your wand when it comes to boat safety as well. Make checklists for pre- and post-departure, and follow them to the letter every time.

These are just a few things to keep in mind if you’re serious about boat safety. As you can see, there’s a lot to prepare before you go out on the water, but you’ll appreciate your diligence in the event of an emergency.

Mastering the Mommy – Wife Balance: Surprising Reasons He Loves Your Post-Baby Body

ID-100111555 “Hands Of Pregnant Woman And Her Husband In Heart Shape” by David Castillo Dominici

You’re excited about your new baby, but you’re also a little worried. There’s that nagging voice in the back of your head. It won’t shut up.

“Will my husband still find me attractive after the baby is born?”

It’s a common fear shared by many moms-to-be who are anxious about their post baby body. Well, here’s what your husband is thinking, but won’t ever say to your face.


“I Don’t Understand Your Pain, But I Understand The Results”

A surprising number of men “feel your pain,” even if they can never understand it. Many men had their “glory days” back in high school or college. They were the wrestling champ, the star football player. Maybe they lifted weights and tried to stay in shape. When they got serious about their career and got married, things started to change. After a baby, things start to change dramatically.

And, that’s when their bodies start to change, and not always for the better. They lose their hair, they get fatter, they start to show signs of getting older. Some men even pursue plastic surgery to “fix” what they think is “wrong” with them, according to

So, while you might think you’re husband looks at you differently, it might not be in a negative light. You may have just found a stronger partner who can relate to you (at least on some level).


“I Like Your Stretch Marks”

Some men like stretch marks. It’s a sign of maturity. For some, it’s a sign of beauty because children are beauty. It seems strange, but it’s true.


“I Hate Fakeness, And I Appreciate The “Realness Of Your Body”

Many men are just as cautious about women who try too hard to look sexy as you are about men trying to “act younger than they really are.” There’s a sort of fakeness to it – one that men sense from a mile away. Being pregnant, and having your body change, is about as authentic as it gets. Embrace it.

Some men go so far as to say that they hate plastic surgery and don’t want their wife to have her boobs done, butt lifted, and cheeks filled out. Of course, if you ask your hubby whether you look fat in your jeans, he’s unlikely to tell you the truth. The truth can hurt sometimes. And, he loves you and doesn’t want to hurt you.


“I’m A Jerk and I Know It”

Of course, not all men appreciate a postpartum body. Some husbands really won’t understand their wives, what they’re going through, or appreciate the gravity of the situation. And, those men end up single.


If your husband seems to be disconnected from you and what you’re going through, you might have a problem. Sometimes, men “tune out” and believe that depression or a change in your attitude is “all in your head.”

For these men, they have a serious empathy problem, for sure. But, what should you do? What can you do?

Sometimes, nothing. But, if you open up a conversation about it, you’re sure to find out. And, that can give you valuable information – regardless of how things turn out.



This is a guest post by Dr Kevin M. Ruhge who is an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is always keen to take the opportunity to share his views and research with an online audience. He has already written a number of articles about reconstructive surgery.