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    Comments (0) Choosing Beds and Base Sets

    Choosing Beds and Base Sets: The Basics

    A bed is more than just a comfortable surface we sleep on – it’s where we rest to recover from illness, it’s where we go to hide from the world when things get heavy, and it’s where we end off every day. We spend an inordinate amount of time in our beds (between 26 and 33 years by some estimates, depending on how much of that time is spent sleeping or falling asleep). So, it’s important to our health (and for our sanity) that the beds and base sets we choose offer maximum comfort and durability.

    There is no telling how many beds and base sets we may go through in each of our lifetimes, but we should nonetheless try to choose the best option whenever we are given the chance. Sometimes we don’t get to choose, such as when we go to the hospital or when we go on vacation, but when the choice is ours to make, it must be an informed choice.

    How To Choose The Right Mattress (And Base)

    There are many kinds of mattresses and bases out there. Besides the more well-known innerspring and foam mattress types (both of which we at Mega Warehouse have in stock), there are also latex mattresses, air mattresses, and hybrid mattresses. Each mattress type has its own pros and cons, but the three main criteria we should consider when shopping for beds and base sets are back support, preferred sleeping position, and body weight. For example, softer mattresses aren’t very suitable for people with back problems, but they can benefit people who sleep on their sides. Conversely, firm mattresses tend to be better for heftier people and people who sleep on their backs. Affordability may also determine the kinds of beds and base sets we consider, but luckily Mega Warehouse stocks a range of highly affordable beds and base sets for various types of sleepers!

    Did you know that the base of your bed also plays a role in how comfortable it is overall, as well as the longevity of your mattress? A good base is supposed to support both the mattress itself and the person or people sleeping on it. Even if you have the best mattress in the world, a poorly constructed base will start giving you problems sooner rather than later and may lead to you spending more money to address a problem that was actually very easy to fix.

    If you experience chronic pain or health problems as a result of your mattress, or if you have a history of sleep disorders, consult with a medical health professional before you make the final decision.

    Good Night, Sleep Tight

    Shopping for beds and base sets can be a pain in the back, literally. The wrong choice can cause trouble for years and you may not suspect your bed at first – after all, your bed is supposed to be the one place where you can feel comfortable and relax. That’s why you can rest easy when choosing your next bed at Mega Warehouse – we know your health depends on it.

    Get your next bed and base set here.

    Comments (0) Gas Geysers are Must-Haves

    Why Gas Geysers are Must-Haves for South Africans in 2021

    Few things are as comforting as a hot bath or a warm shower. The feeling of warm water pouring over your skin is second-to-none. It’s one of the many benefits of living on Earth in 2021 (as opposed to living in the Middle Ages when a plague was ravaging the world’s population, civil unrests were common, and economic uncertainty was the norm). Warm water is a luxury, which makes us appreciate it even more when we don’t have access to it.

    That’s where gas geysers come in – whether you’re faced with the prospect of a cold shower due to load shedding, or whether you’re willingly (albeit temporarily) rejecting the amenities of modern life on a camping trip, you’d be surprised at the relief some hot water can bring. Taking a warm shower feels good and you shouldn’t be ashamed for admitting it.

    Why You Feel Better After a Shower

    Cleanliness gives us a sense of control. When we feel in control, we feel relaxed. This feeling stems from the immediate benefits of good personal hygiene – taking a bath or shower and giving yourself a good scrub with soap is a great way to get rid of accumulated dirt and bacteria. The urge to bathe is coupled with the desire to stay clean and free of disease (there is a reason why the life expectancy of the average human skyrocketed when we made regular bathing a social norm). Bathing in warm water can also help relieve tension and provide some relief for sore muscles by increasing circulation. This benefit forms the basis of hydrotherapy, a form of physical therapy where a person is exposed to either high-temperature or high-pressure water (sometimes a combination of both) for a sustained period of time and under the supervision of a professional.

    Gas geysers are excellent for helping us retain that sense of control we long for and helping us feel like we are still living in the 21st Century. Nobody likes load shedding and not everyone likes to “rough it” in the wilderness, so having the option to still take a warm bath or shower can work wonders for our self-esteem and our sense of control over the world around us. Man didn’t learn to wield fire for nothing! Gas geysers are thus somewhat like the “modern” version of fire – a tool to be used for our own benefit.

    Gas Geysers Offer Utility Without Sacrificing Safety

    When shopping for gas geysers, you aren’t limited by a single model or choice, especially at Mega Warehouse. We have a big range available, from our smallest 5L unit (perfect for camping – it’s portable and even comes with its own hose and showerhead) to our massive 20L model (a great backup for when the power goes out). Whatever your hot water needs are, we can help you find the perfect match.

    Note that all our gas geysers come with advanced safety features such as anti-frost functionality, overheating prevention, safety sensors, and water pressure detection. After all – you don’t want your desire to reconnect with civilisation to blow up in your face!

    Browse our range here.

    Comments (0) Keeping It Cool

    Since 1913, culinary life at home has been made exponentially easier by not having food go off as quickly as it once did. Reducing the temperature of food slows down the production and progression of bacteria that causes food to spoil, whilst freezing products stops bacteria altogether for longer preservation. Essentially, we enjoy fresher food for longer, less wastage and money saving perks all because of this glorious appliance.

    Time for a New Fridge?

    If your fridge spontaneously defrosts, is hot to the touch, lined with unnatural amounts of condensation or is gurgling and grunting like a living thing of ill-health; it’s time. Sure, fridges aren’t cheap appliances, but if you’ve lived without one or lived with one that has stopped doing its job, you know how difficult it can make life and how this is a worthwhile and necessary investment.

    Types of Fridges to Consider

    Older top-freezer designs offer a more budget-friendly solution, whilst a more modern bottom-freezer design offers modern perks in an acceptable price range. Newer designs feature side-by-side systems where the freezer and fridge are left or right of one another and French door fridges have the same features as side-by-side fridges with the added bonus of drawers at the bottom for ultimate storage capacity. It’s all down to what suits your style, needs and budget best.

    The Collaboration of Your Kitchen and Fridge

    When choosing your fridge, don’t forget that it needs to collaborate well with your kitchen in terms of style, functionality and spatial effectiveness. Ensure that the fridge you choose will be able to fit into the space you have in mind, be easily accessible as well as flattering to the other appliances that you already have in your kitchen. Pay attention to the size of your fridge both in terms of its storage capacity as well as the amount of space it will be taking up.

    A Fridge for Every Need

    Whether you’re looking for a new fridge for your home, a bar fridge or a fridge suited for high-functioning commercial use, Megawarehouse offers a variety of cool solutions to suit your needs and wants. Contact their dedicated team or visit their website for more information.

    Comments (0) Creating a Space for Optimal Productivity

    The importance of an office space that provides comfort and functionality for optimal work performance should not be underestimated. Whether you are starting your own business or already successfully running one, being mindful of your working environment can only be beneficial.

    Sit Up Straight and Innovate

    Since a working environment should be a space that exudes productivity and efficacy, it’s important to create an environment that cultivates that. Chairs that encourage correct posture simultaneously encourage an increased flow of oxygen to the brain which allows for improved concentration as well as clear and more creative thinking. Choose chairs and desks that assist employees to sit up straight.

    Comfort is Key

    An uncomfortable environment is not one that people want to be in for very long. Make sure that you and your employees have comfortable work spaces to work in. Remember that many hours will be spent at those desks, on those chairs. Making that experience as pleasant as possible not only demonstrates that your employees are valued, but allows for increased flow and quality of work.

    Minimize clutter

    A clutter-free environment inspires clutter-free minds and lessens the feeling of being overwhelmed. Keep your office neat and as clutter-free as possible by ensuring sufficient storage space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Consider your office space and choose furniture that fits well with plenty of room for mobility whilst being light enough to relocate if necessary.

    Make it Fun

    Dull and dreary environments only make for dull and dreary work. Give your office space splashes of colour – blue has been known to increase productivity, green has a calming effect and yellow has been known to stimulate creativity. As human beings, nature is instinctually important to us, so put plenty of plants in your office space.

    Sourcing Office Furniture

    Ensure that your furniture is sourced from reputable professionals so that the quality, functionality and design all work together for an overall improvement in your environment. Contact the team at Megawarehouse, or visit their website for professional advice and quality office furniture.

    Comments (0) Packing Your RV For A Comfortable Road Trip

    From a breathtaking safari experience in the Kruger National Park to scenic views in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa has it all when you are looking for the perfect road tripping destination. There is something about hitting the road that we just can’t resist, all we know is that it brings us excitement and satisfaction. If you are seeking to explore the beauty of nature using your recreational vehicle, you need to pack smartly to fully enjoy your trip. Here is what to pack for a comfortable road trip.

    Camping furniture for maximum relaxation

    Although your RV may not fit your home’s cosy furniture, you can still have epic moments of relaxation. Camping furniture is a must-bring item when it comes to comfort when road tripping. Whether you want to bask in the sun, have your meal as you enjoy the breathtaking landscape or relax on the banks of a calm stream, camping furniture guarantees you luxury and function. To save space and to avoid overloading your RV, pack foldable and lightweight chairs and tables.

    Proper beddings for better sleep

    We all want every bit of the road trip to be exciting and full of memorable experiences. But no one wants to rest on a bed that feels like lying on a pile of stones every evening. With thin padding and pokey springs, RV beds are not always as comfortable as those in our homes. Fortunately, you can easily mimic your own bed by packing your favourite pillow, beddings and sleeping bag. You can also bring an air mattress that fits the size of the bed.

    Food to keep you full and active

    When you are thinking about how to maximise on your road trip, packing enough food may evade your radar. How you plan to eat can make or break your road trip. Just because you are away from your home’s kitchen, it doesn’t mean you can’t create some hearty meals. For your long road trip, stock foods that are easy to prepare and have a longer shelf-life such as pasta and cereal. Pack canned goods such as tomato sauce, fruits, tuna, and beans. For perishable foods such as meat and hot dogs, you can bring along a mobile refrigerator. Remember to carry the right cooking equipment including pots, pans and utensils.

    Entertainment gadgets to stay engaged

    During your road safari, not every moment will be full of spectacular sceneries. With miles and miles of the open road awaiting you, you need to keep everyone comfortable and engaged. To keep boredom at bay, pack deck cards, board games, colouring books and a musical instrument such as a guitar. Embrace digital technology and bring along a tablet installed with your favourite games or movies. Music can also help to lighten the mood during dull moments, therefore, don’t forget to pack several music CDs that contain playlists that everyone can enjoy.

    A road tripper who takes the time to plan what to pack will invariably be the one who gets the most out of the trip. When you are comfortable, you will be able to solely focus on the adventure and enjoy the safari. Start planning early, think of what you will need and focus on the essentials. Whether you are looking for thrilling game sightings or perfect coastal sceneries in the Rainbow Nation, the above tips guarantee you an unforgettable road trip.

    Written by: Jackie Edwards

    Comments (0) Why should I have a mattress protector
    Why should I have a mattress protector?