3 Easy and Affordable Home Improvement Project Ideas

Do you want to make some improvements to your house this season? If yes, then why not do it yourself to save some money to buy some extra gadgets for kids?

This is a good idea to save some amount of money with these easy and affordable DIY home improvement projects to utilize the money on some other things.

Try any of these 3 easy DIY home improvement projects to renovate your room or home:

Wallpaper One Wall to Give a New Look

The demand of the wallpapers is increasing so there are more variety and designs available now. You couldn’t find those beautiful wallpapers before at any retailer store.

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So, the first thing you should do is to visit a few retailers or online shops who sell wallpapers.

Do not worry about the budget, you can start with just one wall of your room. It is not necessary to cover all the walls of your room with wallpaper. If you have a low budget, you can select one wall that needs the wallpaper at most.

Also, make your choice for the best wall which is suitable for the wallpaper. A wall which already has some decoration objects is not suitable for a wallpaper. A wall which is plain could be the best choice for installing wallpaper.

It is not necessary to buy a costly wallpaper for your room renovation. You can get the wallpaper from $150 to $250 for a modest wall.

Then, you can save a lot of money by installing that wallpaper yourself. But you should do this only if you are an experienced DIY guy. If you don’t have experience then don’t try this yourself as it will be more costly.

Halogen Track Lighting

While you are working in a storeroom where you store different things, you might need more light in different areas, or while working in the kitchen, you might need some extra light to do your work easily.

A tracking light can easily solve your problem as it allows you to set it to throw light at a specific area. A halogen bulb is a great fit for this as it illuminates the colors.

Halogen Tracking Light

Pic is taken from Familyhandyman.com

You can see in the picture that the rail system will hold the spotlight and the pendants and you can adjust the light anywhere you want on this 4 or 8 feet long rail. For a more decorative appearance, you can bend the rail a bit as well.

You don’t need to install any extra transformer for the tracking light. Most of the track lights you find will work on the household voltages.

All this will cost you just around $100 if you already have the electrical box in the ceiling.

Kitchen Rollouts

Kitchen renovations are the most important part of any home improvement project. For the basic job, you need to hire a professional general contractor in Vancouver (assuming that you are living in Vancouver).

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While you can do the small things yourself, like the kitchen rollouts. In the deep kitchen cabinets, there is a lot of storage space which is just wasted because you can access that space easily.

Rollouts solve this problem and it increases your storage space in the deep kitchen cabinets with no extra effort.

Though you can create your own rollouts as well, but if you are not interested then you can order one from any online store. Just fix that with four screws in the cabinet and you have much extra storage space in your deep kitchen cabinets.

You can easily get one rollout in $30 to $50 easily and it takes only 15 to 20 minutes to install one rollout.

Final words:

These are the 3 simple, easy and affordable DIY home improvement project ideas that can really help you to improve the look of your room, give you extra storage space, and good light for darker areas.

If you like these ideas, let us know and you can also share your ideas with us.

Polaris Blue Samsung Galaxy S9 will go on sale in time for the holidays

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The Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy S9 will be launched in Germany in the Polaris Blue color. The Samsung’s flagship models in the Polaris blue colors are already available in Chinese and South Korean markets. But now, Samsung has decided to launch it in other countries as well.

Originally, both colors were announced for China and South Koria as Ice Blue, and now both the models will be available for sale in early December. The estimated price will be  €849 for Galaxy S9 and €949 for Galaxy S9+.

There will be a difference of Storage space in both the models of Ice Blue model for China/Korea and the Polaris Blue model announced for Germany. The Ice Blue color was available with 128GB of internal storage, while the Polaris blue model, which will be available in Germany, will be available in 64GB internal memory.

Samsung’s users will be expecting the Polaris Blue color for Note 9 as well, but unfortunately, there is no announcement for such a version.

Top Things To Do To Celebrate New Year’s Night 2019

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The New Year 2019 is not far away. Youngsters from around the world started planning to celebrate their New Year’s Night of 2019 with their buddies. They are looking for the best places around them to celebrate the new year’s eve. Here I will guide you where you should spend your New Year’s Eve around the world and what are the top things you can do to make the first night of 2019 memorable.

Here are a few things that you should do to celebrate the New Year’s Night 2019:

Send Happy New Year Wishes to Friends

Sending the best wishes and greetings to your loved ones for any occasion is a must. So how could you miss the happy new year 2019 wishes from your loved ones? Obviously, you are looking to receive the new year’s wishes from your friends and family members. So, you should do the same.

You should also send the Happy New Year Wishes for Friends and family members. You can send the new year wishes via SMS or you can send the text messages using WhatsApp as well. Sending or tagging your friends on Facebook in Happy New Year 2019 images is also a good idea that you should do so that your friends know you take care of them.

Host a New Year Night Party

If you have a good social circle and you have a lot of friends, or if you have a big lawn where you can invite guests then you should host a new year party. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors to your new year night BBQ party.

When you have a lot of people at your home and you are hosting a party, that would be fun. You can buy the fireworks in advance and can use the fireworks with your guests as soon as the celebration of the new year starts.

Go Out to Attend a Local Concert

If you don’t want to arrange a party, then you should search for a local concert around you. You can find a lot of concert and events in UAE, Melbourn, Perth, New York City, and other famous places around the world.

You can book your place for that concert in advance so that you can get the seats for you and for your buddies without any problem. It would be fun to enjoy the new year’s night by attending a concert that will go late at midnight.

Go and Watch FireWorks Show

In many areas of different countries, different organizations and companies arrange the fireworks show. You can go out without spending a single penny on buying a ticket and can enjoy the fireworks show.

You can find a lot of other people there and it is also possible that you meet some of your old friends at such fireworks show. You will feel happy if you find your old friends there if you didn’t meet him for a long time.

How to Recover Deleted Photos & Pictures From Android Mobile

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Capturing the special moments using a mobile camera is a craze these days and people loves to take selfies. This craze can be found in both men and women. Usually, friends also capture their parties and trips in the mobile. Then they watch the pictures together when they meet again after years.

No one wants to lose these precious moments which are saved in form of pictures. But sometimes it happens that mobile photos and pictures accidentally get deleted. It could be done either due to a software issue or someone might delete the pictures when in hurry.

So, the question is that is it possible to get data back again on your Android device? The answer to the question is simple and good for such people. Yes, you can easily recover deleted photos and pictures on your Android mobile device.

There are different android photo recovery applications available and most of the applications are free to use. The process to recover the deleted photos is quite simple.

Best Android Photo Recovery App

If you ask us about which is the best photo recovery app for Android devices, then we recommend the Disk Digger Photo Recovery app which is specially designed for the Android mobiles. It is a free application which can be used to get your deleted photos back.

In a few easy steps, you can recover your deleted photos from any android mobile. The application is not heavy and it won’t take much space on your mobile.

How to Recover Deleted Photos?

To recover deleted photos from the Android device just install the Disk Digger Photo Recovery application from the play store. After installation lunch the application and scan your device. From settings, you can change the minimum size of the file that your device scan. It is better to set it 1MB so that only high-resolution pictures are scanned and recovered.

You can also select a date range and this photo recovery app will scan only those pictures which were deleted during that date. After you get the scanned pictures, select the pictures that you want to recover by checking the checkboxes.

Once you have selected the scanned pictures, now click on recover button and the app will ask to select the storage space where you want to get the pictures stored after recovery.

It is preferred that you select the local storage and recover deleted photos on mobile storage. When you select the storage, this application will recover the deleted images and store those images again on your Android device.

The best thing about this application is that you don’t need to root your device.

Can I Recover Deleted Videos and Documents?

Yes, you can also recover deleted videos and other documents or even audio files using this free Android photo recovery app. But for that, you need to root your Android device.

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Why Zong 4G Internet is Best Option in Pakistan?

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When we talk about the cellular internet services in Pakistan, then four names came into mind. There are four different networks are providing cellular services in Pakistan, Zong 4G internet is one of them. The names of these services are provided below:

  • Jazz/Warid
  • Telenor
  • Zong
  • UFone

Jazz and Warid were two different providers, but now they are the same after a contract of a merger between both the companies.

Basically, Jazz and Zong are the two largest networks of Pakistan. Jazz is the number one network of Pakistan based on the largest subscribers. Its subscribers increased dramatically after the merger of Warid with Jazz. So, now if we look on the basis of the number of subscribers, or even for the coverage area, Jazz is the largest cellular network of Pakistan.

But when we talk about the 4G internet provider, then Zong is the largest company in Pakistan. Zong is a part of China Mobile company which is the world’s largest mobile company. In Pakistan, most of the mobile users are using Zong 4G internet for the internet service.

The main purpose of this is the amazing and cheap Zong 4G internet packages. Moreover, they provide a wide range of packages from which you can choose, Daily, Weekly or Monthly 4G internet packages. The rates are very low, while the internet browsing speed, downloading and uploading speed is also very impressive and far better than other cellular companies of Pakistan.

Other than mobile users, Zong 4G internet is also used in different companies as well as home users. They use the wifi router provided by ZONG, mostly of Huawei,  and also use a Zong Data SIM with that router. On the data SIM, Zong providers even much better packages with more volume data limits.

So, this is the main reason that Zong is considered the best 4G internet provider in Pakistan and also a reliable internet service. You can get special offers if you have not activated your ZONG sim for a long time.

If you don’t remember your SIM number of inactive Zong sim, no need to worry. You can easily check Zong SIM number without balance. Just keep an eye on the advertisement on the mainstream media or the official Facebook page of Zong and activate your Zong Sim when they give a new offer for the SIM activation.

After activation, check your Zong sim number and load a little balance and enjoy any new Zong offer for free.

Al-Madina Public School Offering Scholarships to its Students

There are only a few educational institutes in Pakistan which are offering scholarships to its students at their own. The Al-Madina Public School is one of them who is offering very good scholarships to its own students for further studies.

In Pakistan, there are many institutes offering scholarships but those are funded either by the Government of Pakistan or by any other Non-Government Organization (NGO). Most of these scholarships are offered by the universities who are getting a very high fee from other students.

Al-Madina Public School (AMPS) is not a university level or college level institute, it’s a small middle school in District Jhang. School is offering different types of scholarships to the students of different classes like the free education for needy students.

They also offer position or marks based fee concession as a scholarship. And not only this, if the students of Matric class get good mark school will also sponsor the student for further studies in any good college of Pakistan.

These are the details of scholarships offered by the school:

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You can check the fee structure as well here:

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Increase your Online Magento 2 Store Sales using Gift Cards

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There are various strategies to attract more and more customers to increase your sales. Offering discount coupons, a fixed or a percentage amount off while shopping is some of the widely used strategies.

Using gift cards for your customers is another good way to increase your sales by sending the cards to your valuable customers. You can either send these gifts cards from the backend of your Magento 2 store to your returning customers, or you can also offer the customers to buy a gift card from your store to send that to their loved ones as a gift.

Sending a gift card to the customer just like a promo code is quite a simple thing but many people don’t understand what is the purpose of providing an option to purchase gift cards of your online store?

Let me explain this with a simple example. Let’s suppose you want to send a gift to your girlfriend on her birthday, but you don’t have any idea what should you send. You know her birth date and you want to give her a good surprise gift which she likes. In this case, when you have no idea what should be the surprise gift for your girlfriend, you can buy a gift card from any store.

For example, if you wanted to send her a beautiful dress but you don’t know what kind of dress she would like, you can go to a clothing store and buy their gift card for $100 or any other amount which you want to use to buy the dress. Then the store owner will send that gift card to the email address of your girlfriend or you can get the physical card delivered to your girl friend’s home.

Now when your girlfriend has the gift card of $100, she can buy any dress of her own choice from that same store. So in this way, by offering a gift card, the store owner has made a sale which would not be possible if there is no option of the gift card as you don’t have any idea what kind of dress you should send to your girlfriend.

Now, if you have an online store based on Magento 2, you can also use the gift card option using Magento 2 Gift Card extension and you can easily set it up for offering gift cards to your customers and you can increase your sales.

This extension of gift cards for Magento to have also different useful options. Such as your customer will be able to use any custom message text on the gift card and you can either send the gift card virtually to an email address or you can get the gift card printed and then send it physically.

The buyer of the gift card will also have an option to select a design of his/her own choice and can also select a date on which this card should be delivered to his girlfriend.

How To Create First WordPress Website: Beginners Guide

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If we go back 6 to 7 years back, creating a website was considered very costly as most of the developers develop the website using core languages like PHP or ASP.NET where many expertise were required. A person who doesn’t know the programming he needs to contact with a web developer who charges $200 to $300 for a static website of up to 5 to 6 pages. Whereas for the dynamic website they charge from $500 to $5000 or even more depending on the requirements of the client. But now with the introduction of Content Management System, web development becomes very easy and even a layman who doesn’t know the ABC of programming language can develop a good dynamic website without spending much amount on that.

You Just need:

  1. Domain Name
  2. Hosting Account
  3. CMS Setup

And That is all, you can create your first WordPress website in just a few minutes. Here you can check out my detailed article about creating first WordPress website in less than 30 minutes.

How to Register Domain and Buy Hosting

You can buy a good domain name that suits your online presence from Godaddy.com where you can register cheap domain names even in $2 for the first year. Or if you don’t want to $2 on your domain name, you can even get Free domain name registration when you buy the hosting plan for you.

Hosting is actually a server where you host your website’s data. You can buy cheap shared hosting in as low as $20 for the first year from NameCheap or you can get a better hosting in $45 to $50 for the first year from Fatcow.com, Hostgator.com, BlueHost.com, SiteGround.com or any other good host which you want for your website. While you buy the hosting plan for one year, you will get the free domain name registration with it. So you should search for your domain name through Godaddy but don’t buy from there, get that same domain for free at the time of purchasing a hosting plan.

Installation of WordPress

All the hosting providers (almost) provides the free 1 click installer for many CMS. Whichever hosting you get you will get a C-Panel or vDeck Panel with that and both of these will support 1 Click WordPress installation. You will just need to provide the admin email, site title, admin username, and the password. Within few seconds 1 click installer will install the WordPress on your host with your domain name, and your first WordPress website is ready.

You can watch the video tutorial below about how you can install WordPress on your domain in just 1 click:

How to Install WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are used for adding extra functionality to your website. Different users have different requirements so WordPress doesn’t add all the functionality. Instead, it provides the option to add the plugin as per your requirement. Some of the important plugins are mentioned below:

  • All in One SEO Pack (Used for the On-Page SEO of your Website)
  • Yoast (Used for On Page SEO. You can use Yoast or All in One SEO Pack)
  • Contact Form 7 ( Used to create quote forms and contact us forms)
  • AdSense Manager (Used to place Adsense codes on your pages and posts)
  • Google XML Sitemaps (To create the XML sitemap of your WordPress Website)

There are many other plugins that you can install on your WordPress website. Watch the video below to learn how to install WordPress plugins.

Create Posts and Pages on your WordPress Website

Now you have to create your first post and the first page on your new WordPress website. The process is very simple and described in the video provided below. Just watch that and start creating content on your WordPress Website.

 

Create Menu for WordPress Website

Creating menus is very important for your website. From Appearance > Menus you can create your menu to navigate to different pages or categories on your website. You can add different categories, pages, posts or custom links in your menus. The video will be provided soon for creating a menu for WordPress website.

Setting Widgets on your Website

Widgets are small modules used to show different options or content on the right or left side widget area. Widgets can also be used in Footer or Header area of the website. It depends on the nature of your WordPress theme and the Widget you want to use. From Appearance > Widgets you can easily drag and drop available widgets on your desired location easily. I will provide the video for this soon.

Note: You should also promote your website on top of Google page in order to get the organic traffic. You can find simple WordPress SEO tips from the internet which you can use to get higher rankings, or if you don’t know how to increase blog traffic then you can also hire an SEO Freelancer who can help you in getting your website on top of your competitors.

Setup Your WordPress Theme

Selecting a good looking WordPress theme can attract your visitors. So always select the best theme for your website that should be good looking and attractive. It should be mobile friendly and responsive as well because more than 50% traffic comes from mobile devices these days. You can find free domains from WordPress.org or you can buy premium themes from different WordPress Theme providers.

The last thing you need to do is to create the sitemap, index your website in Google, submit your website and sitemap in Google Webmaster’s tool, add analytics code. Your first WordPress website is ready, you can use it for selling your products, or you can monetize your content.

Why Social Media is important and how to manage your Social accounts

As we all know that there are about 3.7 billion internet users so every business in the world is transforming itself on digital technology. This is about 50% of total world’s population which is about 7.5 billion. Out of these 3.7 billion internet users, about 2.8 billion users are active social media users which are almost 74% of total internet users. It means for any business that is seeking customers from the internet, social media users are very important. According to We Are Social, there are 4.92 billion unique mobile users in the world and out of these 2.55 users are active on social sites as well.

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Picture credit: We Are Social

According to a MOZ study, the blogs which are focusing on Social accounts they also get better organic traffic because they get great social signals and referrals from social media. So Google ranks these social media blogs higher in search results as well. Considering all these facts it is very important for every business to have a strong appearance on Social sites to attract these 2.8 billion active social media users. Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are best sources to chose as your social partners and other than these, Google Plus and LinkedIn are also worth to consider.

Just in case you want to learn why SEO and content work better together.

But it is not easy to handle all these social accounts for your social media blogs professionally and regularly.  Just creating accounts on social media is not enough, it needs a lot of followers, likes, comments and last but not the least, you need fresh content to engage the people on social media.

Many people hire an expert for these activities but that ends up with great costs and no good results. Because the way a person can understand his own business, no other can. Here you need a good social media management tool that can do all your tasks related to social media management with just a few clicks and that should work for all your social media accounts.

If you search on the internet, you can find many social media poster tools for your but Jarvee is the one which you should try because of its effectiveness. With my own experience, I can say without any doubt that Jarvee is one of the best Social media poster tools; that is good enough to provide you desired results. This is easy to use and friendly tool which is responsible for all your social media activities on all the accounts.

The best thing about Jarvee, you can use this as a trial for five days without paying a single penny and you can watch the video tutorials as well to understand the working of this beautiful tool. One video is provided below more you can watch on YouTube.

Lionshead Film Festival is here to Revive your Passion for Independent Film Making

The Lionshead Film Festival is a progressive opportunity, provided at a large scale via this platform by the recognized film makers for the budding film makers. A screening program is conducted via FilmFreeWay and the best films are selected in different categories and showcased for the audience of Dallas, Taxes. The submission process for your created movies to Freeway is 100% free. This is now running as a fantastic and reputable annual festival; undoubtedly, the deserving talent does not have to return disappointed anymore and none of their worthy pennies become a waste.

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Non-English foreign movies are also accepted, but with subtitles. Film making studios that have already become a big name now are not eligible to enter the screening program. Only the struggling candidates are welcome to participate in this online selection of their films. You can submit your productions for different category of jury awards, including; Featured films, short films, music videos, screenplays, photography, and student script. Different categories demand fulfillment of different criteria and a variable pay scale for submission.

Lionshead Film Festival is an outclass facility for the independent film makers, who only need their support now for the honest upgrading of their films instead of a lot of financial support from different sponsors to get their films on screen.

Requirements for Different Categories

Featured Films

All movies of more than an hour need to be submitted for this category. Much early submission costs the least that is $25. For regular date submission, you have to pay $35 and if you exceed the regular date, then you will pay $5 extra.

Short Film

Any film having a duration of ten to less than 60 minutes fall in this category. Earlier than the regular date will cost you $20, while an extra $8 has to be paid if the submission is made on the scheduled date. You have to pay another $7 as late fee.

The 2018 indie film festival will be held from 22 to 24th June. August 5, 2017, is the commencement date of the next year festival. You can start making the Earlybird submission up to September 4, 2017. Regular submissions must be made by January 5th, 2018; you have a maximum of four months that is up to May 21 for submitting your indie movie for the festival of 2018.

This film festival is a communication channel between the experienced film makers and the fresher. The jury members have the sound expertise of reviewing and analyzing all the scripts gathered; screening and finally displaying them to a very big audience and the film makers of Dallas. Therefore, the Lionshead Festival is a gateway to success for the passionate movie producers who have scarce financial support for promoting their films via expensive channels. Keeping this in mind, they welcome all inexpensive and even free of cost resources for the marketing of your movies and screenplays.

The new additions to the Lionshead festival of 2018 are the categories of open and student photography, and screenplays. Special award categories that would truly boost excitement and motivate the participants are the ‘Spirit’ and ‘Audience Choice’ Awards; rest jury awards will be presented to the winning members from each category like any big scale stage awards.

The film makers whose films are selected to be a part of the award competition of the Lionshead Film Festival will be granted two free VIP passes for a two days entry; additional passes have to be purchased. Entry charges for your film submission are nonrefundable in case your entry is rejected or you wish to withdraw later. Access FilmFreeWay website and submit your entry for this indie film competition via the Online Screener on this website.