7 Cracking DIY Christmas Gifts You’ll Be Proud to Give

Making your Christmas presents is a brilliant idea in theory—it’s a lot cheaper and so much more personal. However, you don’t want to give something to your loved ones that looks like it was made by your 5 year old niece. We’ve collected some incredible DIY gift ideas that are simple to make, will look amazing and, with a little effort, …

How to Ensure You Receive Referrals from a Job Well Done

For sole traders and service providers referrals are worth more than any advertisement. Even though our technological age means there are countless promotional opportunities available, word of mouth is still one of the most effective ways to gain more work. Referrals can boost a business considerably while removing the need to constantly seek out new opportunities. With this in mind, …

Gift Your Talents for a Fun Frugal Holiday

No matter how much we save during the year, the festive season is always expensive. Whether hosting the day or visiting relatives there are many costs that are hard to budget for.  As a service professional you could use your skills to make the holidays a little more frugal but equally fun. Although your bank balance will notice the saving it’s unlikely …

Why Customers Don’t Choose the Cheapest Quote Every Time

Although every customer wants to save money, the cheapest quote is rarely chosen when deciding on a service provider. This is because people prefer value for money and understand that in the long run the cheapest quote may run quite expensive. In fact, we are such a suspicious bunch, that even if the cheapest quote does seem to offer the …

25 Things About December British People Find Slightly Annoying

People are funny creatures; we often have love-hate relationships with different seasons but we still love them at the end of the day. We collected 22 slightly annoying things about December in this small rant, so you don’t have to be the one to say them first. Hope it puts a smile on your face! 1. Slipping on ice and inadvertently …

Winter Workouts: Gym Free Exercises to Do At Home

When the wind is howling, there’s ice on the ground and the rain is beating down, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out there and stay fit. Not to mention the period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when you still have enough delicious left-overs to put you into a persistent food-coma. But think about it …

The UK’s Best Christmas Markets

December’s here and the festive fever has well and truly begun. The run-up to the holidays is a wonderful time, with friends, family and colleagues getting together to celebrate a special time of loving, giving, sharing and fun. One of the best things about this period are the Christmas markets. It might be getting colder by the day, but that doesn’t stop …

6 Proven Cleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Doing Chores

No one likes to live in a dirty home. Household chores can be a real drag, taking up precious time and energy. That’s why cleaning hacks have become such a huge trend on the internet. While you can’t escape chores completely, there are some ways in which you can make them much easier. Here are some cleaning hacks for the lazy …

Use Reviews to Get More Customers

How To Get Positive Reviews On Bidvine it’s as easy as a click of a button. We’ll always remind your clients to leave feedback on your job but first you need to mark yourself as hired. To mark yourself as hired simply login, go to the Quotes page, open the request(s) that you won and click ‘mark as hired’ at the …

Stylish Storage Inspiration

Storage is necessary: it doesn’t matter if your home is a cluttered haven of boho chic or a stark and stylish advocate of minimalism – you will need places to store your stuff. But what happens when you want something more than an Ikea wardrobe and an Argos chest of drawers? We focus on stylish storage solutions that will add …