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Ensure You’re Not Ripped Off During The Christmas Period

Ensure You’re Not Ripped Off During The Christmas Period

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Christmas is known for its lavish spending. It’s quite interesting to reflect on just how the progression of holidays go at this time of year. Thanksgiving as celebrated in the United States is often followed immediately by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. An event around gratitude is immediately followed by rampant materialism and trying to get the best deal. Christmas, while wonderful of course, is a grouping of these two attitudes. We appreciate that we have while trying to impress one another with the most expensive or thoughtful gifts. Of course, there’s no need to follow this tradition, but if you’re in a family unit you likely will.

 

However, even with the progression of spending and gathering items to gift, it’s important to keep aware so you’re not ripped off this holiday season. If there’s anything companies like doing this time of year, it’s marketing hard, and if you’re not careful you can fall for well-choreographed efforts to part you from your money. With these simple tips, only the best purchasing decisions will be made in your household this year. Consider:

 

Don’t Fall For The Marketing Hype

 

The marketing hype can often make us all struggle to figure out what might actually be holding value each and every Christmas. Each and every firm offers Christmas specials, secret sales, and mammoth promotions. Or so they would have you believe. It can sometimes be that these promotions, despite the fancy packaging, generally aren’t worth the mediocre savings being offered. It might be that annual subscriptions to services, access to products and a general range of ‘immediate offers’ sound appealing, but that with a little diligence and research, you realize that you might not have considered this purchase outside of the holiday season.

 

For that reason, trying to prioritize that which you might actually need can help you make these frivolous purchases because you can, not because you are fooled into doing so. This might sound like an insult to your intelligence, but even the smartest people can be susceptible to the emotional excitement of Christmas, and companies know that. They are banking to use it in order to promote themselves. This is why most firms come out with the famous ‘Christmas Advertisement’ each year. By staying wise, taking a little time to verify the value of a purchase, and looking through all of the marketing hype, we might save hundreds in wasted spending this Christmas. This prideful feeling might be the cherry on top for your entire vacation.

 

Be Careful With Extra Funding

 

It can be extremely easy to consider taking extra funding in our stride at this time of year. We’re all familiar with how bills can pile up, how the gifting season can drain our wallets, let alone the other plans you might have. Sometimes you might be cooking Christmas dinner for friends and family, or it might be you have to travel across the country to spend thanksgiving with your parents. Overall, Christmas can be costly, so any boost in our finances is surely looked on with welcoming eyes.

 

You may consider looking for a quick loan, easy to repay, but one in which you can become paid now and start using soon. After all, Christmas is very close to the current date. This is a perfectly valid thing to do, and many people decide to use one of these loans because they know they’ll be receiving a payday on or after the Christmas period. However, you need to know which payday loans are appropriate and which aren’t. Thankfully, payday loan comparison resources online, as linked previously, can give you a real picture as to the quality and reliability with each loan online. Be suspicious of overly long payback dates, interest too high or low, or a provider with very little customer feedback available online. However, if you find a trustworthy option, you might be able to fund your Christmas exactly the way you want without worry.

 

Stay Patient With Vacation Deals

 

It can be extremely exciting for some people to consider the vacation deals they might like to take part in. We might consider enjoying a winter wonderland abroad, or in a highly prestigious theme park such as Disneyland. We might hope to visit family, or potentially head on a sporting activity such as Skiing in the alps now our children have grown. While it can be wonderful to do this before or on the Christmas day itself, it can also be extremely cost-efficient to simply wait a month or two before heading out.

 

Planning a vacation in January will usually mean you are faced with the least populated time in resorts, winter vacation spots and many official places of stay around the world. This means slashed prices, quicker wait times, and much less of a sense of overpopulation at the busiest times. This means more vacation spending more, more bang for your buck, perhaps the ability to extend your vacation or upgrade to a nicer accommodation suite. Stay patient with vacation deals. After the new year rolls around, travel agents will be absolutely desperate to sell some of the unsold package deals they have, and accommodations will often be booking rooms for cheap. There’s no reason why you can’t celebrate a ‘second Christmas’ if you’re willing to push this forward a little bit. Just be sure to save your workdays to extend your vacation a little. You’ll be sure to appreciate it in time.

 

Eating Great Foods

 

It can be very tempting to head out for Christmas lunch with your family members. We are in no way suggesting you shouldn’t, because who would we be to tell you that? However, if cost-saving is an important factor, it can always be that hosting remains much much cheaper, and purchasing ingredients in wholesale now could help you find food for this event, for the Christmas day itself, and for long term leftover consumption. To us, that sounds pretty important and wonderful to do, especially for the financially conscious.

 

With these tips, ensuring you’re not ripped off during the Christmas period should lead to more money in your wallet.

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Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

 

You might think that only people who spend the holidays alone are susceptible to holiday depression. That’s not the case. Depression doesn’t really care if you’re alone or surrounded by loved ones. Depression and anxiety can hit hard during the holidays. There plenty of factors around this time of year to push your mind to its limits.

First off, it’s cold

Seasonal depression is real! Lack of warmth and sun can cause any flower to wilt. So make sure you get your daily dose of vitamin D through your diet. Also, if the sun is shining, bundle up and get outside for a few minutes. This will help boost your mood.

Spending money

It’s true that some folks love to spend money, but there’s usually a pang of guilt in doing so. Especially, if it was a frivolous purchase. Other people feel a lot of pressure when spending money around the holiday season. Do they have enough money for presents? Is it a good enough present? How can I afford that? For parents, the largest concern is, I want to make sure they have a great Christmas… All of these thoughts put unnecessary pressure on yourself. Anxiety heightens, and that’s when depression can also slip into the party. Take the pressure off. Put a cap on your budget. Ask your kids if they could only have one thing, what would it be? This allows you to find out where their priorities lie. With friends and relatives, suggest a white elephant exchange or a Pollyanna. And do you still feel like you need to get something for everyone? Do a cookie bake or make homemade bath bombs and scrubs. Homemade gifts are always treasured.

Family drama, not made for TV

During holidays, lots of family drama can surface. It May sound too simple, but shake it off. Who cares that aunt so-n-so doesn’t think that’s a proper desert for the holiday dinner or grandparents think you’re in the wrong line of work? If you’re spending the holidays with them, the only answer should be you love them. Love them for who they are, even if you feel they can’t love you for who you are. If you can’t, then you should consider who you are spending your time with. This is the time of year to spend with LOVED ones.

It’s the end of the year and you still haven’t accomplished that

Every year, millions, if not billions, make New Year resolutions for their life. 12 months later, they didn’t accomplish what they set out to do. Take the pressure off yourself and try a five-year plan instead. Having goals is important. But having deadlines can cause anxiety. Give yourself a break. And remember, if it’s part of your destiny, you’ll eventually get there.

Which brings me to my final point, …Therapy

This is the time of year for giving, more than receiving. Therapy comes in many forms. So if depression hits, try volunteering your time. Donate gifts, food or clothing to the less fortunate. Helping others can pull you out of your own depression.

Mental health is important all year round. But there’s certain times throughout the year, the mind can be tested. We miss loved ones or ended-relationships during certain periods of life. Around the holidays, we are reminded this is a time to be spent with loved ones. And it’s alright to miss them, but we must remember to celebrate these times as well. If you can’t shake the blues or you feel them coming on perhaps it’s best to talk with a therapist. Remember, there are people that can help if you need to talk. If you or someone you know is suffering with depression this holiday season, please seek help.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!

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5 Things You Should Never Borrow Money For

5 Things You Should Never Borrow Money For

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There are times when borrowing money is a wise decision. Most people wouldn’t be able to go to university or buy property without a loan. Meanwhile, when it comes to emergencies such as pet treatment or fixing plumbing leaks, loans can also be an option for those that wouldn’t otherwise have the funds.

 

Unfortunately, there are also many times when borrowing money isn’t so wise. Here are just a few examples of things you should never get into debt for.

 

Clothes shopping

 

Personal treats such as clothes aren’t worth getting into debt for – and yet many people are all too willing to go on a shopping spree the moment they get a credit card. As soon as you start having to pay back your debts, you’ll immediately regret spending money on these clothes. Only buy personal treats with your own money so that you feel as if you’ve earnt them.

 

Going on holiday

 

Holidays can cost some families hundreds if not thousands. Few people have this money stashed away, which may make it seem like a suitable time to borrow money. However, a holiday is still a treat and you could similarly regret it afterwards once you start paying back the debt rather than looking back on it fondly. Always try to save up money for holidays rather than paying for them with a loan – look into the best online banks to find the highest interest rates and you may be able to save up more quickly. The only time you may want to borrow money for a holiday is if an emergency comes up and you’ve already paid your deposit and would have otherwise been able to afford it.

 

Funding a gambling habit

 

You should never gamble with borrowed money. If you lose, you’ll have got yourself into debt for no reason at all. Borrowing to fund a gambling habit could be a sign that you can no longer gamble responsibly and that should probably quit gambling altogether. Borrowed money should similarly never be used to fund other bad habits such as smoking, drinking or buying drugs.

 

Taking out a loan for someone else

 

If somebody else asks you to take out a loan for them, it’s probably because their credit score is so low that they can’t get accepted for a loan themselves. A poor credit score is usually the result of not being able to make payments on time – whilst this person may promise to pay back the debt, there’s no guarantee that they will keep to this if they’ve previously struggled with making payments on time. Don’t let other people drag you into debt and potentially ruin your credit score too.

 

Paying off debts with more debts

Taking out a loan to pay off existing debts can be done strategically – you may be able to consolidate lots of small debts with one big loan or you may be able to refinance a debt so that you pay lower interest. However, most people simply aren’t savvy enough to do this and so instead end up getting into a vicious cycle of paying off debts with debts and then trying to pay these debts off with more debts until eventually the overall amount due is huge. You’re best only paying off debts with loans under the guidance of a debt advisor.

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Relationship Milestones That You Should Document

Relationship Milestones That You Should Document

When you are in a relationship, there are certain events that are going to be worth documenting. While you know they are a big deal when they happen, some couples don’t take the time to really document these milestones with pictures, or even little notes. But, this is something that you should definitely do so that in those years to come, you can look back and see how far you have traveled from that moment. You might be wondering what some of these milestones are, and we would be happy to share them with you.

 

First Kiss

 

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The first kiss in a relationship is something that you and your partner are going to remember for the rest of your lives. But, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make some sort of commemorative thing anyway. Once you’ve had your first kiss, one thing that you can do is to write each other a little note about how you felt. You can keep this to look back on as the years go by, and as you share many more kisses.

 

The First Time They Say ‘I Love You’

 

It is a big step to tell someone that you love them and that is why a lot of people feel like they need to make sure the time is right. The truth is, there is never really a set time for this, it is just when you feel it and know it’s true. It’s going to be weird if you start trying to take a picture while someone is telling you that they love you, but after they have done this, you can take a quick picture to remember the event. If you want to start keeping a scrapbook of all of these events, that’s a good idea.

 

Moving In Together

 

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Whether you are moving into a place that your partner already lives, or if you are both moving to somewhere completely new, you need to make sure that you have something to remember this. We know that you are going to have this day in your memory for a long time, but a picture of your first home together is always going to be important. You don’t even have to be in the photo if you don’t want to, just a photo of the house/apartment door would do here. We’re not talking anything fancy, just something to remember the first place that you two lived together.

 

Your Engagement

 

The day that your partner proposes to you is likely to be one of the happiest days of your life, but sometimes you get so wrapped up in the moment, that you can forget to document it. If you don’t think you are going to have time, you should get your partner to make sure someone is there to capture the beautiful moment for you.

 

One last piece of advice is to try to make sure that your partner knows what kind of ring you would like before the event, we don’t want you to look at it as something you would rather forget. So, if you like the flashy rings, you could get your partner to take inspiration from celebrity engagement ring trends 2018 has thus far provided.

 

We hope that you find this article helpful and know some of the important milestones that you should be documenting in your relationship.

 

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Can You Use Your Home To See The World?

Can You Use Your Home To See The World?

The world is a big place. There’s so much to see, and so little time to do so.

Needless to say, unless you’re living a backpack lifestyle with your family, you’ll be lucky to explore many of the magical spots on the planet. Traveling is, after all, expensive. More importantly, it can be tricky to organize when you’ve got young children in tow. If you’re like most parents, you know that you’ve made a conscious choice when to decided to have children to put your travel desire on hold – or to slow down the travel frenzy a little. Indeed, school terms add a layer of limitations, forcing parents to book their holidays when the travel costs are at their peak – and, quite honestly, nobody is ready to spend that much money on a handful of days abroad.

However, you can find tips and tricks to cut down your travel expenses and challenges by using your home as a strategic starting point.

 

A alpine holiday hut in Bavaria, Germany

 

Nothing like a holiday home somewhere nice

Investing in a new property when you are already a homeowner can seem unnecessary, at first, but it is, in reality, an excellent investment strategy. Indeed, the property market is likely to deliver a regular source of income from rental activities. You can maximize your rental revenue by picking a popular destination for your holiday home with a specialist realtor with international properties such as Sotheby’s Realty. A holiday home has not only the potential to pay for itself through rental income, but it also provides a destination for your next vacation. If you’ve fallen in love with the south of France or a cozy chalet in Bavaria, why not invest in a holiday home in the region?

 

Have you considered a home swap?

If you’re new to the principles of home swapping, you’ve been missing out on a fantastic travel option. Home swapping websites https://www.lovehomeswap.com/  let you exchange your home with another traveler. Imagine looking for a holiday in Tuscany. You could swap your home with a Tuscan family for the duration of the holiday. You can save a lot of money during school holiday breaks, for instance! More importantly, swapping sites ensure high security, so that you only engage with trustworthy homeowners. If you are planning to list your home, make sure to proceed to all the necessary improvement works. Additionally, childproof properties are preferred to guarantee family-friendly vacations.

 

Rent out and explore the world

Finally, if you can afford to homeschool your kids, why not embrace a new adventure and travel the world? You can easily rent out your place on a site such as Airbnb to secure regular income while you travel. You will need to check your local rental rules, as in some areas, it might be illegal to rent out your home for short-term periods only! Once you’ve arranged for the legal aspect, you can rely on a host management company to take care of your property while you’re away. Ultimately, you can finance your travels using your home; surely that’s the most cost-effective solution for someone with itchy feet?!

 

The bottom line is that it’s time to stop saying you can’t travel. Traveling is expensive, no doubt about that. But you can make it more accessible with the right approach.

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Winter skin feeling chapped?

Winter skin feeling chapped?

 

Staying hydrated during winter months is a necessity. Seriously, doing these simple things will help improve your skin drastically.

 

Drinking water like its hot is the start to great skin. Indoor heat can deplete your system quickly causing you to dry out.

 

You aren’t the only thing losing moisture. With the heater running during a lot during the winter nights, it’s sucking the water out of the air. To replace the water vapors in the air, you should place a vase of clean water near the heater to replenish water back into the air. It’s like an instant humidifier.

 

Adding oils into your diet like, olive, coconut or sunflower with also keep skin hydrated when the cold tries to zap all your moisture. Be sure to cook with nourishing oils instead of plain vegetable oil when you can.

 

For rough skin surfaces, I suggest trying oils on the skin as well. Putting coconut on the lips can keep them plump and soft. However, coconut oil or olive oil on the hands can leave a slippery surface until it is soaked in. Some folks however, feel it doesn’t penetrate as deeply as needed in the winter.

 

If that’s the case, for sever chapped skin that isn’t broken, talk to your doctor or pharmacy about trying a heavy duty cream like Biafine. This product is great for all types of issues like, diaper rash, burns and especially restoring moisture into the skin.

 

An extra added bonus… In France, Biafine has even been known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles! Honestly, don’t let the price scare you away. Remember, most times, you get what you pay for. And just a small amount goes along way, whether it’s on a baby’s bum or on the fine lines of mum… (Yeah, I couldn’t help myself.)

 

So if you’re combating the harsh results of winter, remember, hydrate is key. If you need an extra layer of moisture, talk to your doc or pharmacist about creams like Biafine to keep your skin feeling supple this season. 

 

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What Exactly is Bone Broth?

What Exactly is Bone Broth?

It seems like every couple of years some health supplement or food becomes all the rage. It’s like you can’t even watch a show without hearing it referenced.

 

We’ve heard it about avocados, turmeric, coconut, and now …bone broth? 

 

All these things are great, and I would recommend them all, depending upon the individual. But so many people are asking, what exactly is bone broth?

 

It might not have the most pleasant name, but first off, that’s how it’s made. Broths are made from the juices of meats. Bone broth goes a little deeper into the marrow of the bone. But I think the most important thing is what bone broth can do for an individual. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients as well as collagen being the most sought after.

 

How to make bone broth

Getting bones from a butcher is one way to get the main ingredient, but they must be broiled first before making the broth. Another easy way is saving the scraps from a previous meal. They freeze just fine.

 

Add bones along with carrots, celery, salt, garlic, Apple cider vinegar and water into a pot or slow cooker. Cook on low for several hours to achieve delicious broth.

 

The benefits are amazing. Packed with collagen, it’s a boost to your skin, hair and nails. The other benefits include boosting the immune system and overall function of the body.

 

Another way to get bone broth outside your kitchen 

Now, if you don’t have 8 hours to dedicate to making bone broth, lot’s of stores have premade bone broth in stock. Another way to get the benefits of the broth without the broth is a product called Naked Collagen that’s made with bovine bones. It’s a great supplement! This powder is packed with essential amino acids to boost not only immune function and restore collagen, but also ramp up brain power. Amino acids curb anxiety and depression, not only stopping misfires in the brain, but also correcting them! (Naked Nutrition has many supplements and proteins to choose from)

 

Adding two scoops of powder to your morning coffee or juice is all you need to get your daily dose. Some folks just mix it with water! It’s that easy. You’ll start to feel the results right away. To see results, well just give it a little bit of time since collagen takes time to build back up.

 

So is bone broth just hype or is it the real deal?

It’s definitely the real deal. Our ancestors have been doing it forever. And they didn’t have the processed food issues we have today. So talk to your doctor about giving your system a treat as well as restoring your youth inside and out by adding some bone broth or naked collagen into your life.

 

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Easy Ways to Try and Deal with Exhaustion after a Major Health Operation

Easy Ways to Try and Deal with Exhaustion after a Major Health Operation

Being exhausted all the time can have a profound impact on your health. You may feel as though nothing you do helps and that things are never going to change. This is not the case at all, and you would be surprised at how much a few small lifestyle tweaks can make all the difference to your health.

 

Protect Yourself

 

Try and eat vegetables that are very dark in colour. This can include broccoli or even spinach.

There are even power food supplements out there that can boost your energy and your immune system as well. This is especially useful if you have just undergone a major operation or even health treatment because it can help your body to make the most out of the energy that it has while also helping you to fight off any potential infections. If you have undergone chemotherapy or cancer treatment then eating healthily can also help you to stay more focused in the day, and at times it can help with nausea. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, it’s also worth considering looking into any groups you can join, such as the Inspire Lung Cancer support group.

 

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Carpool

 

Carpooling is a great way for you to save fuel, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about driving when you are so tired. So many accidents happen every single year because people fall asleep at the wheel and this is the last thing that you need to worry about when you have already gone through so much. You may be thinking that you have had enough sleep and that this can’t possibly happen to you. When the body is exhausted however, whether it’s through lack of sleep or due to recovery, it can shut down and enter microsleep. This is a 3-4 second sleep that you may not even be aware you’ve had, and it can be very dangerous if you are out and on the road.

 

 

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Get Out in the Sun

 

Just half an hour in the sun can really increase your levels of Vitamin D. This is responsible for fighting fatigue, and it can also boost your mood as well. If you have just undergone a major operation, then you may spend most of your time indoors recovering and this is completely normal. If you can however, you should try and get outside as soon as you are able. You don’t have to plan any activities either. In fact, just sitting out in the sun can really help you to give your body the boost it needs.

 

Eat a Lot of Small Meals

 

Your body will most likely be in a state of shock for quite some time. For this reason, you need to try and eat smaller meals throughout the day. When you do this, you can easily increase your appetite and you can also avoid overwhelming yourself as well. Eating small meals throughout the day is also the best way for you to combat nausea if this is an issue.

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Cloth Menstrual Pads vs Disposables: Which is Right for You?

Cloth Menstrual Pads vs Disposables: Which is Right for You?

 

Whether disposable or reusable, choosing the kind of menstrual pad you want to hold your period falls on you and the kind of lifestyle you live. However, as of recently, there has been an alarming concern for disposable pads due to their impact on the environment and harmful chemicals.

 

In all fairness though, both cloth and disposable menstrual pads have their ups and downs. So we’re going to open up on the pros and cons of both pads to find out which of them is more beneficial for you, your health and mother nature for that matter.

1.   Disposable Pads

 

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PROs:

 

  • Convenient: Some of the best parts about disposable pads is that they’re, well….disposable. Once you’re done with them, you can throw them away and that’s that. What’s also more interesting is that disposable pads can be bought from anywhere and not just health stores or online. Another great takeaway of these pads is that you virtually never run out. In fact, you can stash as much of them without having your husband or other family member run out to the drugstore to get them for you.
  • Smaller Upfront Cost: Buying disposable pads to cover one cycle is easier than buying the same amount of cloth pads to cover one cycle. What’s more is that you don’t need to buy more pads for your next period since you’ll already have a stash of them at home.

CONs:

 

  • Harmful Chemicals: Because disposable pads are whitened with chlorine bleach, a toxic byproduct called dioxin is produced. These pads also contain pesticide residue and plastic chemicals. These chemicals are dangerous due to our skin being highly permeable, especially the skin in and around the vagina.
  • Potential Environmental Impact: It is reported that around 20 billion pads, tampons and applicators end up at landfills, that too in North America alone. And because they’re made of plastic, they take centuries to biodegrade, especially if they’re packed in plastic bags.
  • Higher Cost: Since they’re known as disposable pads, it will eventually come to a point where you will have to buy some new ones. This process is apparently more expensive than buying cloth pads since the latter are reusable.

 

2.   Reusable Cloth Pads

 

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PROs:

 

  • Better For The Environment: Let’s get this out of the way first – the reason why cloth pads are much better option is due to their reusable quality. As such, it keeps them away from landfills, which is a big deal when you consider the number of feminine products that one woman uses in her entire lifetime.
  • Savings: If you buy enough cloth pads to cover an entire menstrual cycle, it could save you up on more than what a pack of disposable pads would cost you. Better yet, once you have those reusable pads with you, you won’t have to buy another tampon or pad for over five years. Hence, reusable pads can save you on plenty of money overtime than disposable pads.
  • Highly Customizable: There are plenty of customizable options available for cloth pads than you can get for disposable pads at your local drugstore. Apart from choosing the best size and absorbency for your convenience, you also get to choose the best colors and patterns that represent your personal style.
  • It’s Less Irritating: Cloth pads are less irritating because they’re made of soft, breathable fabrics that permit air flow. Due to this, women experience less chafing and sweating when using cloth pads. There are also some women whose skins are sensitive to the bleaching agent that are used to make disposable pads white – that’s why switching over to cloth pads are the best option for them. Some women even reported to have experienced less PMS and menstrual cramps upon switching to cloth pads.

CONs:

 

  • They Require Great Care: Cloth pads are not like disposable pads where you can just fling them into the trash bin after using them once. And that’s exactly why they’re known as reusable. After using, they need to be washed to avoid getting stains. Then just toss them into the washing machine like you would your laundry. Keep away from fabric softeners as it could affect the absorbency of the pads. Whether you can machine-dry the pads or not depends on the brand as well as the materials they’re made from.
  • Lots of Trial And Error To Find the Right One: Unlike clothes, you can’t try a cloth pad in a fitting room before you decide to buy it. Since there are pads of various sizes, one can only guess which one is the right fit for you. One good advice is that if you use disposable pads, you can check their size out to find the cloth pad that is of similar size. You will find that most sellers list the measurements of their pads, making your job easier in finding the one you need.

Conclusion

 

Even though they both have their shortcomings, it is ultimately reusable cloth pads that take away the trophy due to their eco-friendly and affordable nature attributes. The best cloth pads are those that are just the right size, contain less or no harmful chemicals and have a longer shelf life.

 

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