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. With this being said, it isn’t just homeowners who want to save money on equipment. It is business too. Even if it means for companies to buy second-hand equipment, this can make such a big difference in how much is spent and how much is saved. You can find out more from if this is something that interests you. 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.

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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. Check out this review on stainless steel cookware for more infomation.
  • 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.


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

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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 We’ve heard that sexy women at websites similar to frankfurt are some fine examples of these kinds of surgeries working their intended magic.

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. Saying this though, if a breast lift or tummy tuck is something you want to get done for yourself and no one else, then you should have the right to do just that! If your partner loves you, they will see that for themselves. 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.

Join Our Fight Against Wound Infection – Say #NoToStaphy

I seldom attend events especially when they are set on weekdays but one Wednesday morning last year had me getting ready to go out right after the kids hopped onto their school service. What had me waking up extra early and braving the morning traffic? An invitation from LEO Pharma™ and their digital partner PurpleBug® to a Mommy Bloggers Meet and Greet Event featuring talks about wound care by Dr. Kristine Guitierrez and Dr. Irene Gardiner, both experts in the field of medicine. Yes, I didn’t mind traveling from my little abode in the East all the way to Sofitel Manila and back because I believe that every mom like me SHOULD know proper wound care.

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Dr. Irene Gardiner, Dr. Kristine Gutierrez, and Mr. Lars Olen (VP Leo Pharma Global)



What’s the first thing you do when your child comes running to you with a wound? I bet the first thing you do is grab that bottle of hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound and to immediately kill the germs. The more bubbles there are the better, right? I’ll be bursting your bubble but that is SO NOT TRUE! Hydrogen Peroxide may kill some of the germs (I say MAY because it doesn’t always do) but it also destroys the cells that help repair the wound. The same thing goes for alcohol. Next time, your child has a minor wound, just wash it with soap and water.

Myth #1: Wounds should be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide.

Myth Debunked: Hydrogen Peroxide destroys other cells. Use soap and water instead.

You check your child’s wound and see that there’s no foul odor coming from it and there’s no drainage. You breathe a sigh of relief that there’s no infection. Uh-oh! Better put some medicine on that wound because ALL wounds are susceptible to infection. Even if there’s no foul odor or visible pus, your child’s wound could still be infected.

Myth #2: All infected wounds have foul odor and drainage.

Myth Debunked: All wounds are susceptible to infection.


After you have cleansed your child’s wound, you keep it dry and uncovered for it to heal faster. You could even use a wound healing tool like Woundvite. After all, you have always been told that bacteria will flourish under a wound dressing. Wrong! First, cells need moisture to grow, so keeping your wounds moist will help it heal faster with less scarring. Second, bacteria will only flourish if you don’t change the dressing regularly.

Myth #3: Keep wounds dry.

Myth #4: Bacteria will flourish under a wound bandage.

Myths Debunked: Wounds heal faster if kept moist.


Now that we have debunked some of the most common wound care myths, the next thing we moms absolutely need to know is how to properly treat wounds.

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Dr. Kristine Guitierrez says #NoToStaphy with Fucidin!



After finding out that wound should not be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, I’m sure you’re now at a loss what to do when someone in the family has a wound. Here are the 7 steps to proper wound care I learned during the event:


  1. STOP the bleeding by applying steady but gentle pressure. If necessary, elevate the wounded area.
  2. CLEAN the wound and the area around it with soap and water. Remember, no hydrogen peroxide or alcohol please.
  3. PROTECT against wound infection by using topical medicine such as Fucidin®
  4. COVER big wounds with bandage to decrease chances of infection and to aid in faster healing.
  5. CHANGE the dressings when the bandage becomes dirty or wet.
  6. OBSERVE for signs of infection such as redness, increasing pain, warmth or swelling around the area, and pus oozing out.
  7. CONSULT your doctor if infection does not heal, if the wound needs stitching, if the bleeding does not stop, or if the wound is from animal bites.


During the event, I not only learned more about wound care but also received my very own wound care kit. Inside my first aid kit were sterile cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs, gauze pads, plastic strips, surgical scissors, medical tape, antiseptic (for sterilizing hands not the wound!), and, of course, my partner in wound care, Fucidin® Ointment.

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Have you met Staphy? I have met Staphy the mascot and found him cute instead of scary. BUT the real Staphy (staphylococcus aureus) is nowhere near cute. Staphy lives in our skin and in mucous membranes such as inside the nose. He isn’t considered harmful on ordinary days but this naughty bacteria wrecks havoc when there’s a break in the skin surface. Staphy finds its way underneath the skin, multiplies, and infects the skin and underlying tissues in the wound. Naughty Staphy causes nasty wound infections!

STAPHY 1There’s no need to fret though ‘cause LEO PharmaTM has been providing us the best weapon against wound infection – Fucidin®. I remember Fucidin as one of the medicines we always had in our medicine kit when I was young. Yes, Fucidin has been in the market for many years now (And, yes, I am old! :D). It has been proven to effectively fight against wound infection without minimal side effects and risk of sensitization. It’s safe enough to be used by babies and pregnant women.

Fucidin® comes in two formulations – Fucidin® Ointment and Fucidin® Cream. Dr. Guiterrez shared an easy to remember mnemonic to help us decide which formulation to use:

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If the wound is MOIST, use CREAM.
If the wound is DRY, use OINTMENT



As moms, one of our duties is to keep our kids LEO Pharmahealthy and happy. That also includes making sure that they are well-protected against wound infections. With partners like LEO PharmaTM whose mission is to help people achieve healthy skin, we moms can go full force against infection.

Join us in our fight and say #NoToStaphy! Check out the following social media sites to know more about proper care for wound infection and Fucidin®:


Fucidin Team



Teen Tooth Trends: Understanding the Horrors of Homemade Braces

Some trends turn out to be a good idea and others are the complete opposite, which is certainly the case when it comes to the idea of homemade braces.

You only have to spend a few minutes talking to a teen orthodontist in NYC or anywhere else for that matter, to understand that anyone contemplating the idea of making a homemade brace should think very carefully about the potential consequences of trying to save some money.

The risk to your teeth

A quick search of the internet will most likely reveal someone offering to sell a DIY brace and fix your teeth so that they become nice and straight.

The reality of what could actually happen to your teeth is alarming and rather than fixing your wonky teeth, dental surgeons everywhere are warning that there is just as much chance of losing your teeth altogether rather than turning them into a perfect smile, so if you want to try braces it might be worth looking at someone similar to Babiner Dental if you are interested in getting braces, and get it done by a professional.

The practice being advertised online is referred to as gap band and there is every chance that applying a gap band by following one of the numerous YouTube instructional videos will result in permanent damage to your gums.

No need to go to the dentist

The selling point of this homemade “solution” is that you can straighten your teeth without having any need to visit the dentist. This doesn’t sound like something you should try, as I can just picture all that can go wrong with this. Dentists are here for a specific reason, so it makes sense to use the services they offer, rather than taking things into your own hands. It’s easier to search something like Dentist Frederick than it is to try and become a dentist in your own home, no matter how good you think you are.

Whilst this would obviously be a cheaper option it is clearly a terrible idea and if you view a wide offering cheap easy braces the clue is in the dialogue about the dangers, as the demonstrator advises that wearing the bands but it will be worth it in the end.

There is every chance that these homemade braces are going to be the complete opposite of worth it and although the cost comparison between proper dental care and the online DIY kit makes it tempting, there is every reason to resist the urge to cut corners when it comes to your teeth and your oral health in general. You really shouldn’t try to cut corners when it comes to your teeth (or health for that matter), so if you want to get your teeth checked, then you should take a look at someone like Orthodontex to give you an idea of what to do next and what is on offer to you.

What you could do to your gums

Using these homemade elastic bands is almost certainly going to give you some problems with your gums and any money you save will seem very insignificant when you have to visit your dentist and try and resolve whatever issues you have inflicted on yourself.

What you need to consider is that dentists and orthodontists such as Grand Family Dentistry in Mandeville or someone equally qualified and professionally trained knows how to apply braces correctly. So if you attempt to use these cheaper online brands as an alternative, there is a good chance that too much pressure will be applied to your gums and the blood supply can get cut off. It would thus, be a wise option to consider getting your teeth checked by specialists, rather than doing it yourself.

When this happens, this will change the shape of your gums and cause a severe inflammation and subsequent infection.

Not all of us have dental cover in place to cover the cost of orthodontics but teenagers and anyone for that matter who is considering the DIY route, should think long and hard about buying a homemade alternative to visiting your orthodontist for proper treatment, especially when the ultimate result could be losing their teeth altogether.

This is a guest post by Shannon Cross who is studying orthodontics at dentistry school. She became interested in orthodontics as a career after having braces fitted at 13. She shares industry news and what she is learning through her writing for health related blogs.