Get the best photo booths in town

Apr 03

Photos are more than what they look like. Yes, photos are just colors on a paper, but the images they project are more than just colors and the paper. They bring back memories, and most of them are happy memories. They make people feel nostalgic. One look at a photo can bring back so many memories. Don’t you just love having a glimpse of the past by seeing your photos? Remembering all the happy times you had, all the challenges you have overcame, and all the things that made you who you are today? Indeed, photos mean so much to everyone. People should be thankful that taking photos now-a-days is way easier than the times before. They should also be more thankful that photo booths have been invented by people with amazing minds.

Photo booth is a kind of free vending machine service a photo company offers to its clients. Usually, they cater to different kinds of events such as weddings, birthdays or corporate parties. They will bring their own camera that has high quality lenses to take better pictures, their own backdrop that would match the event theme, and some props people could use for the photo. Also, they would immediately print your photos right after you take them! This means you can immediately see your pictures without having to wait long! There are some kinds of photo booths that cater to specific events, and there are also others that cater to all kinds of events. So before you get one, make sure that they can cater to the event you are planning to have.

Yes, you can keep memories of certain events with you in a picture captured by yourself. Why the need photo booths when we can take pictures ourselves? This is one of the common questions among people who are organizing an event. However, there are many reasons why having a photo booth is better than taking pictures on one’s own. Some of these include the fact that photo booths are more fun than ordinary pictures! Imagine all the wacky photos you can take with a background that matches your theme, and the props you can play with. Also, they provide another kind of entertainment to the guests. Since photos taken in photo booths are printed instantly, they can be used as a souvenir for the event.

So if you are planning to organize any kind of event soon, make sure you hire a photo booth for the event. Through this way, everyone can be included in the group picture for usually, there is always that one person who takes the picture and is not included in the photo. By having photo booths, everyone can be included in the picture, and everyone can have fun. So what are you waiting for? There are already many photo booths for hire in Melbourne, and you can choose one that will cater to the theme of your event. Make your event memorable and fun with these cute photos from photo booths.

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Why Do You Need Tall Shipping Boxes?

Mar 12

Some customers may need to ship items that have very long height measurements, relative to base dimensions.

Common examples include fishing rods, golf clubs, maps, posters, carpet rolls, telescopes, musical instruments, etc.

In such cases, tall shipping boxes will be required to provide adequate containment for these types of items.

Shown here is a typical model, which illustrates some key features that you should be looking for.

This box has a RSC (regular slotted carton) design to it. We highly recommend using this design as it is the easiest to setup. It’s a single piece of folded cardboard, with both ends secured together by adhesives / staples. Slits are cut along the corners to create flaps, which form the bottom and top walls. So it will ship flat to you almost fully assembled. To put it together, all that is needed is to unfold it and line the walls up at ninety degree angles. Then put the flaps together and secure it with tape.

When shipping really tall items, long shipping boxes with flaps on the shorter side are generally preferred over cartons that have their flaps on the longer side. We make this recommendation for two reasons.

First, since the flaps are shorter, it takes less time and less materials to seal them. Second, this configuration allows for greater structural integrity across the long side of the box, as there are no cuts or slits that will compromise its strength. That way, as the package is being handled there is less chance of the contents breaking through the seams and seals by its shear weight. Third, if the parcel is laid flat under other packages, the solid cardboard walls will resist the weight bearing down on it.

Most tall shipping boxes will be made out of corrugated cardboard. That is, they will have wavy, or fluted, middle layers (usually one fluted layer in standard models) sandwhich in between alternating layers of flat, solid surfaced cardboard paper. This type of configuration allows the walls of the box to resist tearing, punctures, and crumpling. The size of these flutes will vary in size based on the different types of corrugations ranging from A through F, where A would be the smallest and F would be the largest. While A type will offer the best stacking strength, F type will provide superior cushioning. Perhaps the best type of flute to use in tall shipping boxes is C, as it provides the best combination of cushion and rigidity, so the box will hold up well against all sorts of abuse. If the box falls, or is dropped, or struck by another object while in freight, the cardboard will do a good job at absorbing impact thus protecting the items inside the box. Furthermore, you can stack a great deal of weight on the box, whether you lay it flat or upright.

There is a wide selection of sizes available. Below we’ve provided a quick reference guide that shows the sizes in which these boxes are typically available, as well as general pricing. Sizes are listed by base dimensions, then height range. Prices shown are based on a bundle of 25 units, as the majority of merchants will require a minimum order quantity of 25 units per order. In general, the bigger the postage box the higher the price.

Base Available Height Price Per Box
4 x 4 inches 12 – 74 inches $.55 – $2.25
5 x 5 inches 10 – 60 inches $.50 – $2.20
6 x 6 inches 12 – 72 inches $.45 – $3.25
8 x 8 inches 17 – 60 inches $.85 – $3.00
9 x 9 inches 18 – 30 inches $1.05 – $1.45
10 x 10 inches 24 – 60 inches $1.30 – $3.60
12 x 12 inches 24 – 72 inches $1.55 – $4.60
14 x 14 inches 30 – 48 inches $2.10 – $2.95
15 x 15 inches 24 – 48 inches $2.10 – $3.20
16 x 16 inches 36 – 48 inches $3.20 – $3.75
18 x 18 inches 28 – 36 inches $2.70 – $3.60
20 x 20 inches 48 inches $4.55
24 x 24 inches 48 inches $5.85


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Electrical Submersible Pumps

Mar 10

are pumps powered by electricity. They are submerged in fluids having the primary purpose of pushing fluid or liquid matter.
How Electrical Submersible Pumps Work
An electrical submersible pump or otherwise known as ESP uses a hermetically sealed motor. This means that the motor and pump are encased in an airtight container. Air or water does not pass in or out of the container. This is necessary because the whole assembly is placed underwater. Any leak, small as it may be, can cause the electrical components to have a short circuit causing the destruction of the pump and motor.
The condition of being air tightly sealed prevents the formation of air bubbles. Bubbles in a liquid disturb the pressure balance, thus when a bubble collapses or bursts it produces a shock wave causing a displacement of pressure within the pump. This will then create an irregularity that causes a malfunction in the pump.
Electrical submersible high pressure pumps produce an even and regular pump action. It is therefore more stable. It can also be said that the absence of air bubbles prolongs the usage life of the pump. The hermetically sealed motor is completely immersed in liquid and is normally placed in the lowest level of a tank, pond or pit. Determining the exact location is of great importance since the electrical submersible pump can better do its job of pushing the water when it is placed in the lowest part of the liquid tank or pit.
Advantages Of Electrical Submersible Pumps
Electrical submersible pumps perform more efficiently at pushing water up to the surface as opposed to external pumps like jet pumps that pull water upwards to the surface. The force exerted in pushing the liquid is lower than the force needed to haul or pull the water to the surface. Thus electrical submersible pumps are able to push the liquid with less opposing force that can cause wreckage or damage to the pump. Maintenance costs are thus kept to the minimum and longevity of use is further extended.
Aside from dependability and efficiency in performance, the electrical submersible pumps are made to be durable to last for long periods of use without repairs and part replacements. The reason for making these pumps highly durable is because the pump is submerged in fluid, making repairs and replacements difficult to do and labor intensive. Manufacturing companies thus spend a lot of money on research and design to ensure the continued development at strengthening parts and the capacity of these pumps. In addition, the harsh environment and varying degrees of pressure to which these electrical submersible pumps are subjected to necessitates such research.
Aside from the stability of pressure, strength of parts, capacity of pump and motor, another reason why companies prefer electrical submersible pumps is the fact that it runs on electricity. Electricity is in relatively constant supply. Furthermore, the power or charge rarely fluctuates hence the pump can run smoothly and powerfully. Admittedly there are alternative sources of energy available compatible to pumps, such as the solar submersible pumps, but they sometimes do not deliver the stability, reliability and power as electrical pumps do. It is for all these reasons that the electrical submersible pumps are preferred for use in big construction, agricultural and industrial projects.

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Why you should opt for BAS services?

Mar 05

Doing your books by yourself will consume a lot of time and as your company increases its revenue and investments, the complexity of managing it’s financial situation increases.  As your business grows and thrives through hard economic times, you will eventually need to hire a person to handle bookkeeping accounting services.  Your business will reach a critical point where you will no longer be able to or no longer have the time to complete all the bookkeeping alone.  That’s where outsourcing comes into the picture.  Outsourcing is simply a process where you contract an external firm, individual, or company to provide you with a service.  The following are some of the benefits you will enjoy by outsourcing bookkeeping accounting services to BAS Melbourne:

Save money & time

By outsourcing you are essentially hiring an expert to do the job for you as if he or she is your employee.  However, because the worker is not actually your employee; you are not responsible for social benefits such as sick time, health insurance, payroll taxes and retirement benefits.  Your contractor simply bills you for professional services and the worker’s time.  Outsourcing bookkeeping accounting services to financial experts will also ensure that you are getting the most out of your business from a financial aspect.  It is not unusual for accounting services to not only pay for themselves, but to generate additional income that was otherwise left sitting on the table.


Outsourcing will give you more time to pursue other business opportunities rather being bogged down with accounting tasks.  Recent studies have shown that outsourcing is the cheapest way to have your bookkeeping services kept up to date.  By contracting experts, you are assured of only paying for what you need and never more. Getting someone to do this in-house is comparatively more expensive, largely because of the additional benefits given to employees.

Focus on business growth

Outsourcing bookkeeping accounting services will also relieve you of the effort and time spent in ensuring your financial records are kept up to date.  Financial management is imperative for any business or company, no matter what size.  However, as your business continues to grow,  it is paramount for your company to outsource the often repetitive administrative tasks such as accounting and bookkeeping in order to focus on growing your business.

Skilled workers

Staffing agencies, bookkeeping firms, and accounting firms screen their employees.  In addition, they provide training on modern technologies to their employees to ensure they provide skilled workers.  As accounting is a skilled profession, it is much easier to outsource such services than find your own employee to do it for you.


If it doesn’t already, in the near future your business may begin to hire additional staff.  Outsourcing bookkeeping accounting services is a great option when it comes to handling the payroll needs or organisations with multiple staff members.  They will create payments for you to approve and manage payroll in general which can often be a nightmare.  I believe outsourcing payroll is also good for the employees, because it gives them an objective party to discuss any pay errors with rather than them having to come to the employer.


It is unfortunate that most small business owners do not understand the true financial state of their business. If you fail to analyze your business finances, you will not be able to stay on top and this will ultimately result in the failure of your business.  It is important to have access to the objective and critical financial reports and analysis, and this type of information can only be supplied by a financial expert.  Bookkeepers can prepare reports for your business with ease, and this will allow you to truly see where you business stands.  Not only may this allow you to see where you are going wrong, but it may even save your business altogether.

Accounting software

Outsourcing your bookkeeping accounting services to financial experts will also give you access to small business accounting software that you may have not previously used.  Peachtree and Quickbooks Pro are some of the examples of the small business accounting programs which your outsourcing group may use.  These programs allow a deeper analysis of your businesses financial position and can even track multiple income sources.  Many of these programs are now designed for remote access, and this will allow the bookkeeper to access and use the database from his or her home or office.

Contractual obligation

Outsourcing your bookkeeping accounting services to the professionals also comes with reassurance that you will be following all laws as set out by the IRS.  An accountant not only has an obligation to you and your company to ensure they get the best returns, but also to do so within the laws set out by the local taxation department.  Let’s face it, taxation laws are complicated, plentiful and regularly changed.  There is now way you can follow the taxation laws and therefore act within them unless you are spending all your time on it, and this is exactly what an accountant does.

I hope that this article has convinced you that outsourcing bookkeeping accounting services is the only way to go when it comes to managing your accounting.  I would like to leave you with the channel 9 interview below which further discusses the benefits of outsourcing these services.  Stay tuned for more informative posts on all things accounting.

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Choosing an Agent to Help Find Your Dream Home

Feb 26

Choosing an Agent to Help Find Your Dream Home

A good real estate agent is key when you are looking for that perfect home. An agent will be able to show you houses in your price range, in your chosen neighborhoods, and with the amenities you need, and will be able to point out important factors when you are choosing between different potential homes. There are a lot of real estate agents in Madison, so it’s important that you pick the one that will be the most helpful to you. Here are some areas to consider when looking for an agent:For more information visit how to buy an investment property.

Referrals. Probably the most important factor when it comes to choosing an agent is the impression they’ve left with those they’ve helped before. If you have friends or family who have bought a home recently in Madison, ask whom they used and what they thought about the service they received. References from people you trust are by far the most reliable way to evaluate an agent; you may end up working with a younger agent who is relatively unknown but who is a super server, or a seasoned agent who really knows her way around the market. Either way, referrals are the best starting point when you are looking to choose an agent.

Experience. When you lack a network of previous home buyers in the area, the next best thing to consider is the experience of the realtor with whom you are thinking about working. The recent boom in Madison has led many, many people to give realty a shot as a career. Honestly, many of these people see being a real estate agent as a chance at some easy money. They don’t know the ropes of the business; they have not seen everything a veteran agent has come across through the years. All other things being equal, if it comes down to an agent who has just started out in the field or one who has been active in the industry for five years or more, go with experience.

Attention. Some real estate agents will take on too many clients at once, in order to sell to a few. What you want is an agent who will make you a priority, and who can work with you one on one until you find your dream home. This is where a more experienced realtor might not actually be the best choice; new agents are eager to make a good impression and sometimes offer the best service in terms of attentiveness. Ask a potential agent if they truly feel they have the capacity to make the time for you in your quest for the perfect Madison home.

Contacts. Apart from all of these things, a really great agent will bring an extensive network into the process of buying your dream home. There are people involved well beyond you and the realtor when you are buying a home; lawyers, lenders, inspectors, surveyors, staging experts and handymen may all be needed on your side before the purchase of your home is truly complete. An agent who has solid connections around Madison in a lot of fields will be a tremendous help to you.

Compatibility. Bear in mind that you may be spending a lot of time with this individual, and dealing with some very stressful and critical life decisions. Do not sign a contract with someone until you get the warm and fuzzy feeling that you’ll make a good team.


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Acne Treatment Products for Combination Skin

Feb 24

Combination is one of the trickier skin types to clean and keep healthy. Combination skin occurs when you have 2 or more skin types present at the same time. Normally combination skin is dry on the cheeks with the t-zone (chin, nose and forehead) being extremely oily. Combination skin can be hard to clean, and you may need to use different cleansers on the different areas of your face. The most important thing is to find well balanced facial products. When you have acne and combination skin you may have to treat the acne areas differently than the other areas. You will have to experiment in order to find the right facial routine. Alternatively, you can go for product from skeyndor skin care as they offer a wide variety of products from combination skin.

skeyndor skin care

Home Acne Treatment for Combination Skin

Not all combination skin is oily and dry. Some combination shin can be dry and sensitive. There is a great homemade cleanser that helps to cleanse dry and sensitive skin. This easy at home cleanser is made by placing 4 tablespoons of cream, 4 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers in a double boiler. Let it sit over heat for 30 minutes, making sure that it does not boil. After 30 minutes, let it cool for 3 hours and then strain. The mixture can be kept in the fridge for several days.

Exfoliating your skin is also a great task to add to your facial cleansing routine. Many facial scrubs can easily be made at home and help keep the skin healthy in order to reduce occurrences of acne. One very simple facial scrub for combination skin is made with yogurt and walnuts. To make this homemade scrub mix equal parts plain yogurt and ground walnuts. To apply the scrub it is best to place the scrub directly on your face with your fingertips in a circular motion. When washing off the scrub use alternating warm and cool water. Using a toner and moisturizer after using this scrub will provide ultimate results.

Best Acne Treatment for Combination Skin

The best thing to utilize when you have combination skin is a gentle facial cleanser that is water-soluble. Those with a combination of oily and dry skin will benefit from a foaming cleanser or a gel-based cleanser. Remember to avoid bar soaps as they will cause dryness and clog pores making you more prone to acne.

Toners are often a great way to clean the skin and reduce your risk of acne. Due to the different skin types it is best to use a toner that is free of any harsh ingredients, especially alcohol.

Using products with beta hydroxy acid is a great way to reduce blemishes. This is because these products not only work on the surface but get down deep into your skin to reduce pore size and eliminate the bacteria that causes acne. It is important to find the form (gel or lotion) that works best for you. Just remember that different sections of your skin may need a different form of cleanser.

For acne specific treatment it is best to spot treat the areas where you have acne. This will allow you to clear up acne with various products depending on the skin type. Lotion based acne treatments should not be used on your T-zone and other oily areas.

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How to Beat Resistance To Practice Inspried Practice

Feb 23

The other day, I had planned to do my usual practice but when the time came I found myself making all kinds of distractions and activities for myself in order not to have to sit down in the practice room.

When I really thought about what was going on, I was perplexed.

I love playing music and I enjoy my practice so why didn’t I want to do it?

Was I too tired to do it?  No.

Was I bored of my practice routine?  No.

Did I not know how to practice or motivate myself?  No.

Was I just feeling too lazy?  Maybe…

I’m still not sure what it was but I do go through this from time to time, which is why I am writing this article.

I want to explore with you what may cause resistance to practice, and although it could be related to any of the above questions, I think that often there is a deeper reason.

Before I go on, however, let me tell you what happened.

I remembered that practice makes me feel more positive and energized and I didn’t put any pressure on myself and I just made the effort to sit down at the piano.  From there on, everything else was easy and I did feel better afterward, just for having made the effort.

In fact, I felt a lot better than I would have had I given in to the feeling of resistance.

So there’s a good point to remember in the first place.  Even if you don’t feel like doing it, what will make you feel better in the end, doing it or not doing it? For more details check out bands in Melbourne.

Whether you are an experienced musician or a beginner, feeling resistant to practicing music can be a problem for all of us from time to time.

In this article, I want to explore my particular situation so that you may use this method as way to explore your own.

What is Resistance?

Resistance is a reaction to change and the reason we feel it is because when change occurs we are forced to step into the unknown and therefore feel challenged.

Challenge and the unknown are uncomfortable.

Many of us don’t like feeling uncomfortable and so resistance helps us to stay where we are in the safety of our comfort zone.

“Emotional resistance is the force that drives you to keep your unhealthy habits firmly in place. This force is often hidden and goes undetected, for example:

  • Avoidance of feelings (e.g., drink alcohol to reduce social anxiety)
  • Unconscious emotions (e.g., overeat in self-destructive ways to suppress anger, to avoid interpersonal conflicts and to comfort oneself)

You can be motivated to change and emotionally resist it at the same time …”

To illustrate, consider this statement for example:

“I think that I should practice but I really don’t feel like it”.

If you do not understand and lower your resistance, you’ll stand still, even though you are trying to move forward.”

Identifying Resistance

In order to overcome the effects of resistant behaviour the first thing you have to do is to identify when you are feeling resistant.

If you are too tired and just need a break, you will know that and be fine about not practicing.

However, if you recognise that you are avoiding practice or that you should practice but just don’t feel like it, or if the thought of practicing and not practicing both make you feel uncomfortable, then you are experiencing resistance.

If you are resisting practice, you are resisting change.

Then you have to ask yourself, how is practice going to change you or your circumstances?

For me, practice makes me feel good, I like the challenge of it and it takes me further toward my goal of becoming a masterful musician.

What’s so uncomfortable about that?

Well, to be honest, I don’t know what life would be like for me if I was to become the musician I want to be.

I have only ever felt like I am chasing that goal and that’s what I am comfortable with.

What will I do if I become a great musician?

Oh, and now I have the answer…

I am scared that if I do become the musician I want to be I won’t be able to do the things I want to do and have the “musician’s life” of gigs and touring because I have a family, I am a mother and I may have to choose between two different lives:  One life, I have dreamed about having since I was a child and the life I have made for myself (which I am very happy with).

I feel a clash here.  I really don’t like not being able to do what I want to do, so better I remain in the situation I am used to.

I realise that this “fear” isn’t rational but something I have learned is that feelings and fears have their own way of existing and often don’t match up to rational thought and it doesn’t change the fact that they are real.  Therefore, you just have to accept them just the way they present themselves.

Well, there you have it.

I honestly hadn’t thought about my music that way until right now, writing this article for you.

Now, I have brought this fear of mine into the light of consciousness I can make some choices.

I can make the choice to become the musician I want to be instead of being a slave to my resistance because now I know what I am scared of and so, I can choose just to acknowledge that fear and keep on working on my masterfulness.

I think it is important for me, and others who may be in a similar position, to realise that we can always find a way to accommodate change.  That’s what makes us such a successful species after all – we are adaptable.

But what I hope is that you now understand the process you have to go through to overcome resistance.

  1. Know when you are feeling resistant.
  2. Ask yourself what is going to change when you practice and what feels uncomfortable about that.  (You have to be honest and you have to think deeply.)
  3. When you have the answer, simply be aware of your realisation and make a choice either to continue with your music or not.

This has been a very interesting article for me to write for you and now I will go away and think about this realisation I have made.

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