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The ultimate Spring Cleaning guide for 2021

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning guide for 2021

Sunshine, longer days and blooming flowers means one thing, Spring is on the way! It’s time to bust open your windows and prepare for the big spring clean. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore, it can actually be therapeutic and rewarding. Research suggests a decluttered home can have a number of health benefits, it can reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, increase productivity and help you avoid illnesses, According to a study, 70% of people say cleaning their home gives them a sense of accomplishment and 61% of people say it makes them feel de-stressed.


If you’ve been forced inside due to Coronavirus what better time to indulge in a deep clean than now. If this is your first spring clean it can be easy to feel overwhelmed no matter how many lists you’ve read. Our simple and quick spring cleaning list will help you get your spring clean finished in one weekend.

Invest in some good quality cleaning supplies First off every spring cleaning list needs supplies, Investing in some quality cleaning products is key. supplies don’t have to be costly, there’s a wide range of cleaning supplies to suit everyone’s budget. Here at Epoints we have you covered, a few essentials to add to your list include:

Get in the zone

Now you’ve got a few spring cleaning essentials on the list, it’s time to get motivated, to ‘get in the zone’  you might choose to turn on your favourite playlist, light a candle and set out all your spring cleaning products in one place, this will make it easier to stay productive and get the job done and dusted quickly. 



Declutter and organise

To make the most of your spring clean, declutter by donating your old clothes, books, toys or shoes, the extra time at home is a great opportunity to decide what you have lying around the house that you may want to get rid of.  Start off with smaller areas like wardrobes, kitchen cabinets and bathrooms, get these out the way so the hard spots are finished first, then work your way to bigger cluttered areas.

Done with it? Donate!

Charity shops may be closed throughout lockdown but that doesn’t mean you can’t donate your clutter. There are various different charities you can donate to, British Heart Foundation is asking for donors to use its Freepost service, another alternative to donating during lockdown is through clothing banks, take time to research and find out if your local area has any organizations or donation points.

 

Reward yourself after


Rewards have been proven to increase motivation. A brilliant way to encourage yourself to get your spring cleaning done is to treat yourself with rewards afterwards, research suggests you are 30% more likely to stick to a task if you know there is a reward waiting for you on the other side. More research suggests that immediate rewards are more beneficial, so treat yourself to a tasty takeaway or a nice glass of wine after the job is done, after all, you deserve it!

Check out our EachPerson rewards and recognition blog page to learn about how you can make recognition simple by rewarding employee vouchers and show appreciation in the workplace https://www.eachperson.com/blog/

 

 

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6 gift ideas for pet lovers on #NationalLoveYourPetDay

6 gift ideas for pet lovers on #NationalLoveYourPetDay

February is known as the month of love but it doesn’t stop at Valentines, February 20th marks #NationalLoveYourPetDay, a great day to remind pet lovers to spend some time with their furry friends and show them the love and attention they deserve.

According to Statista, there are around 51 million pets in the UK. With 45% of all UK households having at least a cat or dog. Pets offer us unconditional love and instantly put a smile on everyone’s faces, apart from the love and company that being a pet lover can provide, research suggests that pets can also reduce stress and anxiety, provide us with comfort when feeling lonely or sad, make us laugh, and can even encourage us to be more social and interactive when out walking and socialising with others!


So why not treat your beloved friend to something special this year?
Here at Epoints we have the paw-fect range of products to choose from!

Petface House Cat Scratcher

The puuurfect present for pet lovers and their cats. This cat house scratcher gives your fur friend a chance to exercise whilst also exploring and having fun at the same time. It features 3 different locations for them to relax in including a house and a ladder, a brilliant product to keep cats happy and occupied!

Snoooz Orthopaedic Dog Bed

Your dog will love you forever when you buy him this Snoooz antibacterial orthopaedic donut bed. With a luxurious filling  and removable cover this is the ultimutt gift for your 4 legged friend to get the best night’s sleep. 

Cat Scratcher with Hammock

Pet lovers will love this luxurious cat hammock, the perfect spot for your cat to laze around in and relax. Designed with a soft plush material between 2 scratching posts that are ideal for clearing their claws. This hammock is a cosy area for your cat to snuggle up in and chill out. 

Nina Ottoson Dog Treat Maze Dog Toy

Hide & seek with treats! Mental stimulation is just as important as physical exercise for dogs. Pet lovers will love this international best seller, The Treat Maze dog toy, it’s the perfect way to keep your dog engaged and active. By releasing treats from both sides of the saucer your four legged friend will have hours of fun whilst also keeping active and healthy!

Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Stomper Dog Toy

The Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Stomper is a best seller for pet lovers, One stomp is all it takes to launch a ball 75 feet! Your fur friend will go crazy for this fun, interactive game, a great form of exercise that all dogs need. Its foot-activated so perfect if you suffer from back or shoulder issues and can’t throw balls!

Petface Cat Toy Bundle

 It has never been easier for pet lovers to interact and play with their fur friends! Here we have a fun and engaging bundle of cat toys and treats, the Laser chaser toy is a fun and engaging form of exercise for your cat, the bundle includes  Catkins Sisal Mouse with CatNip and a packet of delicious Cat Cafe treats, nutritious baked biscuits with a soft flavoured filling. Perfect for spoiling your cat!

Check out our EachPerson rewards and recognition blog to learn about how to show appreciation in the workplace https://www.eachperson.com/blog/

Revamp your home office space in 2021

Revamp your home office space in 2021

As more and more of us are working from home this year since COVID-19 it is important our home office space is a comfortable and inviting area to spend time and get work done efficiently. It has been proven that working in a relaxed atmosphere plays a huge role on our mood and productivity. To help you consider the essentials, we’ve put together a quick guide to building your perfect home office space this 2021.

Choosing the best space is important in setting up your home office, you want to find a space with the least amount of distractions. Think about what you will be doing there, do you need a place for storage? Will you be making team calls? Your best ideas will usually come from your desk, try to find a space that is ideally away from your day to day space,this way you are encouraging your brain to separate work life from home life, it will be easier to stay productive and positive whilst working in the day and easier to switch off later in the evening. 

Having a separate office space doesn’t have to mean a completely separate room, you could consider a quiet corner of your house, as long as you are comfortable and productive there, after all it is where you will be spending most of your time.

We’ve put together a list of items to consider when revamping your home office space this year!

  Habitat Malibu 3 Drawer Office Desk

This stylish desk has all the benefits to keep you focused and productive whilst working from home. Plenty of surface space for a laptop or desktop, 3-shelf open unit with handy reach and 3 easy glide drawers perfect for all office storage. The Malibu desk is the perfect addition to your home office space. Add a chair underneath and your all set to go!

John Lewis & Partners Gerard Office Chair, Black

 

Sit back and relax in this Gerald back office space chair from John Lewis. The perfect addition to your home office this year. Plastic castors, suitable for all floors ensure it’s easy to move around your home office space, with adjustable height and a curved backrest ideal to maintain a healthy posture. This simple piece is a must have when revamping your new office space this year.

 

 

 

 Artificial House Plant in Textured Pot

Why not invest in some house plants for your office space? Not only are they beautiful they also bring the outdoors in too. House plants have been proven to help clean the air making your office space even more of a productive area for you to focus in. Having a small plant on your office desk is a great way to revamp your home office space this year.

 

Talos 3 Drawer Filing Cabinet White

 

Making sure plenty of storage is available is essential in keeping your office a productive and efficient space. You may need to have important documents, notes, files and other bits and pieces that are easy to grab hold of when you need them. This 3 drawer filing cabinet is ideal in keeping your home office space tidy and organized, you never have to worry about losing important work files again!

 

 

 

Cashback with Epoints

Get more and Pay less with Epoints cash back. When you find the product you’re after you can simply pay the difference. When you buy this way we give you an extra 5-10% Epoints Cashback to spend next time!

Epoints can be exchanged for an almost limitless range of fantastic products from all the best online retailers for the perfect way to show employee recognition. From big-name brands like Amazon to John Lewis, Epoints allows you to compare prices from all of your favourite retailers all in one place!

 

The ultimate guide to flippin’ awesome pancake toppings

The ultimate guide to flippin’ awesome pancake toppings

Pancake Day seems to have crêped up on us this year. So here is your ultimate guide to flippin’ awesome pancake toppings. With everyone still in lockdown, it is a perfect opportunity to do something with the whole household! 

–   Lemon and sugar

Starting with a classic. A simple sweet topping that everyone has in the cupboards. Lemon and sugar work well with crêpes or English pancakes for that traditional pancake feel.

–     Lotus Biscoff Spread

You’ve heard of the legendary Biscoff biscuits, right?  Well, it’s levelled up with a delicious spread version, which is also vegan, making it a win for the whole household. In both crunchy and smooth edition, you can spread it straight onto your pancakes.

–     Chocolate

Chocolate is a go-to for comfort, and the possibilities are endless. Use chocolate chips in the batter, sprinkle them on top, or spread between each pancake to create an indulgent choice.

–     Fresh fruit

If you’re opting for a healthier option, fresh fruit of any kind is delicious! It doesn’t matter what fruit you pick either. Bananas or strawberries are an obvious choice, while peaches and oranges are also perfect pancake toppings.

–     Whipped cream

Whether you whip up some fresh cream or use squirty cream from a can, you create a not too sweet, creamy taste, making whipped cream a great addition. 

–     Banana and chocolate chip

Banana and chocolate chips are a slightly healthier pancake topping. You create a perfect duo of fruit and chocolate by folding the chips into the batter before you bake! 

–     Ice cream

Ice cream is great for that hot and cold pudding duo. With piping hot pancakes and slightly melting ice cream, you are sure to win everyone over. Vanilla flavour is a classic choice, and strawberry gives a fruity twist. 

–     Maple syrup

Great on fluffy American pancakes. Drizzle all over allowing the syrup to sinks right into the middle! The addition of walnuts or fruit gives your pancakes an added texture!

–     Fruit compote

Any flavour of fruit compote or jam is delicious on pancakes and super easy to do! Just spread or dollop your flavour of choice onto the pancake, and you’re done.

–     Peanut butter

Crunchy or smooth is the real question here! But, no matter how you answer the peanut butter debate, you’re sure to have the perfect sweet and savoury accompany to your pancakes.

Make sure you reward yourself this Pancake Day with the perfect pancake toppings. Seen as we can’t see everyone we want to this Pancake Day, you should try sending ecards for employees to brighten their day using Epoints Pancake Day ecard!

You could even treat yourself to some new kitchenware over at epoints.com!

Top gifts for Him and Her this Valentines day

Top gifts for Him and Her this Valentines Day

In a year where we couldn’t all be together in person, it’s important to show your loved ones just how much they mean to you. It’s been a challenging year for everyone and what better way to show your loved ones just how special they are than by surprising them with a thoughtful gift this Valentines Day.

 

Woo your partner with the perfect gift, with so many different gift ideas already out there it can be a headache sometimes to find the right one, of course there’s always chocolates and flowers, but why not make this year special and treat your significant other to a more personal gift? 

 

If you’re still recovering from Christmas spending, don’t worry we’ve got a selection of different gifts fit for everyone’s budget.

Gifts for Her

Limited edition 4 piece Fortune favours the fabulous Benefit gift set

Treat your partner to our range of luxury Makeup gift sets from Benefit to Bobbi Brown. The limited edition 4 piece Fortune favours fabulous Benefit gift set includes full-size baby-pink blush, perfect for all skin tones, moisturising lip balm, pore primer and a precision brow pencil, a perfect addition to her dressing table this Valentines Day! 




 

Clinique Power Lashes Trio Makeup set

A less pricey alternative is the luxury Clinique Power Lashes Trio Makeup set! This trio set is bound to make her eyes pop, a powerful look that stays put…The moisture eye cream is guaranteed to brighten and hydrate leaving skin looking fresh and glowy all day long. The set also includes long wear lash power mascara, which vows to stay put for 24 hours with no smears or smudges! Lastly the precision brow pencil, easy to use and perfect for everyday makeup looks. This affordable gift set is the perfect surprise this Valentines Day! 

 

A Tiny Kiss Necklace

For a more significant personal gift check out this stunning timeless sterling silver ‘Tiny Kiss’ necklace. It is the perfect gift this Valentines Day, with an elegant, delicate chain and tiny Swarovski stone-embellished kiss. £20 from each sale will go to #ChangeAGirlLifeCampaign, a fantastic campaign that helps young women facing difficult challenges receive a brighter future. This lovely necklace is a thoughtful gift for a loved one that can be treasured for years to come.

 

Gifts For Him

The men deserve to be spoilt too… Finding the right romantic gift for him isn’t always easy but don’t lose hope, we’ve got some great ideas to help you find the perfect gift for him this Valentine’s Day!

Calvin Klein Obsession Aftershave  

Calvin Klein has been a best-selling brands of aftershaves for decades. Treat him this Valentine’s Day to the Calvin Klein Obsession aftershave, a unique masculine fragrance at an affordable price, a radiating refreshing scent that the both of you are bound to love.


Vegan friendly ManCave Survival Gift

Pamper your loved ones this Valentines with our range of mens grooming kits! The Vegan friendly ManCave Survival Gift includes 6 essential grooming products, it is the perfect gift to have your partner looking and feeling great this Valentine’s Day.

 

 

 

Amazon Echo Dot

Why not treat your partner to a smart speaker this Valentines Day? The Amazon Echo Dot is a great gift for that special someone, a savvy high tech voice controlled speaker, making calls, catching up on the latest news, listening to music and much more is now easier than ever. This gift is guaranteed to make life easier and put a smile on your loved ones faces this Valentines day!

Get ready for university!

Get ready for university with Epoints

university

Going to university for the first time is daunting, to say the least. It’s easy to overpack and overspend on kitting our your university room. Hopefully, through Epoints we can help you save the cash whilst making your uni room as homely as possible!

Heart Fairy Lights – 40 Blubs

Stackers Quartz Face Hanger

MICROSOFT 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 – 128 GB

3 Piece Aluminium Non-Stick Pan Set

Habitat Bobby Desk Lamp – Steel

New Year’s Resolutions made easier with epoints

New Year's Resolutions made easier with epoints

Is exercise on top of your New Year’s resolution year? But this gym feel so, so far away? Don’t worry, your resolution has just been made a whole lot easier! With epoints, you can show thousands of sports accessories to make working out at home a breeze. 

Reebok 5kg Dumbbell, Grey

 Tone your muscles, get fit and burn calories with some dumbbell assisted exercise routines. Coming in a vibrant, contemporary design you can enjoy a grip-friendly comfort that’s gentle on your hands.

Pilates Core Set: Ring, Band & Ball Kit with Exercise Poster, Purple

You’ll have everything you need for your Pilates workout with this handy kit. This Pilates kit includes a double handle Pilate resistance ring, a medium latex resistance band (1.2m x 15cm) and a 9″ (23cm) Exer-Soft Ball (also known as a soft over ball).

Yoga Mad Studio Yoga Mat Standard – Orange

 The Yoga Mad Studio yoga mat comes in the most popular thickness (4.5mm), which provides optimum cushioning, slip-resistance and durability and makes it suitable for both studio and intensive home use. This standard mat is made from Phthalate free PVC and was the first yoga mat to be tested as free of harmful substances for skin to Oeko-Tex Level 1. It is machine washable.

Dual Exercise Resistance Band

Add something a little different to your exercise routine with this Dual Resistance Band. Strengthen and tone your abs, back and waist and more whether you go to the gym or enjoy a workout at home. 

Includes: Soft Padded Dual Handle Band Perfect for core training, yoga.

Lush is now live on epoints!

Lush is now live on epoints!

Lush has now launched on epoints. Choose from your favourite bath bombs, beauty products and makeup and enjoy 10% off with epoints. We’ve done all the hard work for you and picked our top five favourite Lush products. 

Yog Nog Shower Gel

If you love warm, winter smells – you will love this one. When all the festivities are over and done, and your belly is full of great food, there is only one thing left – pudding! To get your sweet fix, hop in the shower with this toffee-scented sensation reminiscent of caramel and custard. You’ll love this if you like: – Sweet scents of maple syrup and clove bud oil.

Rehab Shampoo

Nothing damages is your more than low winter temperatures and wind. Here’s your winter haircare hero. The cleansing enzymes in freshly squeezed pineapple, kiwi and papaya juices will be your friend and put your hair back on the mend all in the time it takes to belt out a classic tune. A herbal helping of stimulating peppermint, rosemary and lavender oils calm and refresh your hair and scalp, leaving hair so shiny you’ll never say No! No! No! to rehab again.

Cup O' Coffee Face Mask

For anyone who struggles to wake up in the morning, this face mask will help. If you like it strong, dark and stimulating, take a shot of this face mask to the skin and feel invigorated with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Roasted cocoa extract, vetivert and coriander oil combine to create an addictive fragrance. It’s so enticing you’ll want to use it all over.

Ultrabalm

Your next winter favourite. This is a very simple but effective formula, with just three moisturising ingredients. Pop this anywhere that feels really dry for instant relief: chapped lips or hard skin such as elbows, or use to tame lashes and eyebrows, brighten up tattoos, or to protect your skin when you’re dyeing your hair. Perfect for carrying in your bag or on your holidays.

Slap Stick Foundation

A new foundation on the block. Completely vegan made from all natural ingredients. Say hello to post-facial radiance – skin so dewy you could have just hit the spa and ingredients so luxurious they hydrate, soften and rejuvenate with every application. With 40 shades available (also with warm and cool undertones) to cater for every complexion, your skin’s never had it this good before.

Christmas Shopping Gift Guide for your Mum and Dad

Christmas shopping gift guide for your Mum and Dad

Are you struggling with Christmas shopping this year? Do you feel like another pricey candle is just not going to impress your Mum and another bottle of gin won’t surprise your Dad? We’re here to help! With epoints, you can find plenty of great affordable products that will make a perfect gift for your parents. 

ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ​

Are your parents still using their old CD player that’s been in the living room for the last 10 years? Why not give them an upgrade with this wireless UE Wonderboom Portable Speaker? This small device provides powerful sound with a battery lasting up to 10 hours. It’s ultra-compact but packs a punch with two tweeters and two bass drivers for fat, crisp and satisfying sound whatever you’re listening to. Drop the old Christmas CD and play your favourite Christmas carols from your phone!

Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetiere Coffee Press

This is something for all the coffee lovers. If your parents like to use a french coffee press, why not gift them this stylish Le Creuset Cafetiere press? You can pair with a set of two stoneware cups to create a full set. The durable enamelled surface of these stoneware ceramics resists staining, chipping and cracking, and is easy to clean. Providing a totally hygienic surface, it will not absorb odours or flavours. Add to basket

If you are getting bored of all the candles, aroma diffuser is a great addition to every home. Providing wonderful smells, completely smoke-free. This Ultrasonic Diffuser releases a fine mist of natural essential oil aromas to help you relax and take care of your body and soul. Winter evenings just got cosier.

Crock-Pot CSC026 DuraCeramic™ Sauté 5L Slow Cooker

Make cooking easier for the whole family with this Crock-Pot. No more burnt meals and having to stir every 2 minutes! Create delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals with ease using the Crock-Pot CSC026. Rustle up a variety of hearty dishes from soups and casseroles to tasty tagines. Try out this amazing device and cook your Christmas turkey to get the perfect meal!

eve Sleep Original Memory Foam Mattress

This present most likely won’t fit under your Christmas tree but it for sure is worth it! If your parents keep complaining about their back backs and poor quality of sleep, this might be just the right thing to gift them. The pressure-relieving comfort foam helps improve sleep efficiency by eliminating pressure points. It aids the high-density foam to conform to your body so your bones and joints sink into softness. Sweet dreams!

Create a smart home with epoints this Black Friday

Create a smart home with epoints this Black Friday

How many times did you wish to turn the lights off without getting up? Or switching from one TV series to another without using your TV remote? With Black Friday approaching this week, it’s easy to get lost in the overwhelming amount of discounts and promotions. We’re here to help you find the best deals in order to create your smart home.

Google Home Mini

Getting a small, smart speaker is the perfect start in creating your smart home. Don’t be deceived by the size of this device. Although small – it’s pretty powerful and will make some of the most draining tasks really easy! From checking the weather forecast in the morning to playing music from your favourite radio station – Google Home Mini can do it all. Google Assistant will help you with your tasks and when paired with other smart home devices like Chrome Cast – it can even control your TV without a remote!

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD with Alexa Voice Remote

For all the Alexa fans – this is an absolute must-have. This powerful streaming media stick with a new Wi-Fi antenna design is optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming. And the best part? You can enjoy all the benefits of it without even moving from your sofa! With this device, you can launch and control your favourite shows with the Alexa Voice Remote. Alexa, put this in the basket!

Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Thermostat Without Professional Installation - Works with Amazon Alexa

As the temperatures are going down this winter, our heating bills are going up! You will never have to worry about heating an empty home with this Hive Thermostat.  With Hive you’ll never need to heat an empty home again so you could save up to £130 a year on your heating bills. You can easily keep track of how you’re using your heating through the temperature graphs on the Hive app and receive heating alerts when you leave or return home. This is a winter must-have!

Philips Wake-Up Light

Have you recently been setting five alarms, all one minute apart, to make sure that this time, you definitely get up for work on time? With the little amount of light we get every morning, it’s impossible to wake up feeling refreshed. Philips is here to help. Wake up with light, feeling more refreshed with a Wake-up Light that wakes you up naturally Wake up with light 2 natural sounds FM radio and Bedside lamp Choice of 2 different natural wake-up sounds At your set wake up time a natural sound will play to complete the wake-up experience and ensure you are awake.

Amazon Echo Flex + Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Twin Pack LED

To complete your smart home, you can synchronise the lighting in your house with these Philips Hue smart bulbs. You can control the lights with your voice, just ask, “Alexa, turn on the living room light”. These lights will also allow you to dim or brighten the light. Make any space a little smarter: Echo Flex lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home. Ready to help: ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.