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How to Make Money from Your Spare Space

If you are a homeowner who is feeling the squeeze, and struggling to pay your bills, renting out your spare space could be the ideal solution. Many of us have parts of our homes that we do not really use. Perhaps you have a garage full of junk, a loft that is just a dusty empty shell, or a small bedroom, that is being used for storage.

This post is all about quick, easy and relatively inexpensive ways for you to take those spaces, and get them earning money for you.

How to Make Money from Your Spare Space | UK Lifestyle Blog

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Rent out your garage

There are plenty of people who are looking for somewhere to store their stuff. It is not difficult to reach out to them via social media or adverts in the paper and lease out any spare garage space you have. Naturally, you have to be a bit careful when doing this. The last thing you need is to be paid a month’s rent, and be left with a garage full of worthless junk that you eventually have to dispose of.

A better deal would be someone with a hobby that needs somewhere secure to store expensive equipment like a jet ski. You are less likely to be left with this kind of stuff when the owner decides they do not want it anymore. However, you are going to store this kind of equipment take the time to check out what the situation would be should it be stolen from your garage.

Rent out space on your drive

A less complicated option is renting out a parking space on your drive. In most places, there are websites, like this one, that serve as an intermediary to help those who need a parking space to find people with spare space.

Rent out your spare room

If you are lucky enough to have a spare room, there are many ways to make money from it. One of the simplest ways to do it is to join Airbnb and rent the space out to holidaymakers, and other travellers. If you live in an area that is not a big tourist area, there are other options. For example, you can rent your room out to a tenant. If the idea of someone else living in your home 24/7 does not appeal you could try targeting the professionals market instead.

Many people have to commute for two hours, or more. Something that is very expensive, and time-consuming. As a result, a growing number of people are deciding to rent a room close to where they work on workdays, and live in their own home at weekends. It is a great way to rent out your room, and still have your privacy on Saturdays and Sundays when you are not working.

If you are not sure that there is a market for the type of accommodation you have you do not have to spend a fortune on doing up your room. You just need to give it a lick of paint, buy a couple of rugs, and use a furniture hire firm to furnish the room. This gives you the chance to try renting out your spare room. If you decide it is worth doing long-term, you can then spend more money, and buy new furniture.

2018-01-08T03:33:45+00:00 September 30, 2016|Home Decor|

3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Winter Break

Now that summer is officially over, the winter clothes seem to be stocking up in the clothing shops, and not forgetting those christmas gift boxes which are most definitely starting to make appearances! So what better way to shake those summer blues away than to get planning for the perfect winter break (I’ve already booked FOUR – Oops!)!

Whether it be a week away in the beautiful alps with an adventure filled skiing getaway, or something a little more relaxing like some Christmas shopping in London, here I’ve put together some of my best tips for planning that perfect, well deserved break.

3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Winter Break | UK Lifestyle Blog

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Get in early!

It goes without saying that winter breaks, and city breaks in specific get booked up pretty fast! That’s not to say that once everyone has snapped them up that’s it, but some of the best prices and deals will be made now and in the next couple of weeks. So getting your booking in early is key to a successful and money saving break!

When it comes to booking a hotel, think outside the box, some of the most well known options will most likely be the priciest, but with the rise of things like Air BnB make sure you do your research. Getting a fully serviced apartment as opposed to a commercially well known and popular hotel could be a great option.

Plan your trips

Whether it’s a few days in London, or a week in Paris, planning your trips is crucial. City breaks are so popular during the winter which means that tours and attractions can get booked up pretty quickly. Take Winter Wonderland as an example, if you’re wanting to do some of the biggest attractions there and you’ll be going in peak Christmas season you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your tickets booked to avoid disappointment.

Compare

It goes without saying, but if you’re looking into deals around winter, the best thing you can do is compare. Compare hotel/apartments on different websites and check to make sure that there aren’t any additional voucher codes you could get your hands on. If you’re going further a field, check whether it would be cheaper to do your flights and hotel separately, or whether a package works out a much better deal.

Wherever you plan on going, make sure you plan! City breaks across the winter period are popular, but they’re also one of my favourite things about this season. Where do you plan on going this year?

2018-01-08T03:33:45+00:00 September 29, 2016|Travel|

The Best Places to See a Tiger in India

India is one of the most amazing countries in the world to explore. From the bustling streets of New Delhi to the Bollywood Capital that is Mumbai, India’s versatility is what makes it such an exciting place to travel to. But, as well as busy cities, India offers its visitors some amazing opportunities to spot wildlife, including endangered tigers. Here’s a guide to the best places to spot a tiger in India at India’s many tiger reserves:

The Best Places to See a Tiger in India | UK Lifestyle Blog

Tadoba National Park

In the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra state, the incredible Tadoba national park is situated. With a tropical dry forest, the climate is perfect for tigers and it is one of Indian’s 43 Project Tiger, Tiger Reserves. There’s a great chance of spotting tigers here thanks to the vast number of them living there.

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is an amazing place to see tigers and a great place for experiencing some traditional Indian culture with stunning temples and 10th century shrines nestled within the tropical forests. Boasting a healthy tiger population of around 63 at present, plenty of different species of wild birds and the opportunity to spot bears and sloths, it’s a great place to head if you’re wanting to spot tigers.

Satpura Tiger Reserve

The Satpura Tiger Reserve is a new nature park with plenty of opportunities for walking and kayaking, as well as spotting tigers and a whole host of other animals. Known for sightings of leopards and sloths, the scenic reserve is a great place to head for an active day out looking for wildlife in India.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

The Kanha Tiger Reserve is one of India’s oldest parks and has an amazing range of different animals living there. The large grasslands offer plenty of opportunity to deer’s, leopards and tigers with amazing viewing opportunities and the chance to see what’s left of India’s great forests.

Poaching and deforestation have put huge pressures on the wildlife in India’s outdoor spaces, hence the number of wildlife reserves to try and conserve the tigers that are left. Visiting the country as soon as possible is recommended before these creatures become ever more endangered. By booking a trip with Exodus, you’ll be able to visit all the amazing nature reserves and get the chance to see the incredible animals up close whilst enjoying a holiday to India.

2018-01-08T03:33:45+00:00 September 26, 2016|Travel|
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