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Wiseguys Mattress Experts talk about Mattress Myths


Wiseguys Mattresses Saskatoon offer incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in their decision to buy, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep on their best SASKATOON MATTRESS.

Mattress Myths Explained by Experts at Wiseguys Mattresses

Mark Stevens, owner of Saskatoon’s Wiseguys Mattresses, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. It’s Stevens’ goal to make sure the people of this city achieve quality rest, and that starts with a quality mattress. Each person is unique and has different considerations when choosing the right mattress, and he’s heard many assumptions people make about the selection process. I mean after all Wiseguys Mattresses is a Trusted Saskatoon Mattress Expert! Here, our sleep expert sets the record straight.

1.     A firmer mattress is better

Often people purchase a firmer mattress in hopes of getting a better back support. The truth is that the best mattress for your back is the one that feels the best to you. All mattresses provide pressure relief in the top portion of the mattress and back support in the bottom part. The best combination of the two and how they feel to you is what you should look for in a mattress. Ultimately, the best bed is the one that is most comfortable to you.

2.      High coil count is critical for support

Mattress support is much more than simply the amount of coils. The coils do not make the difference. Characteristics such as type, gauge and tempering are far more critical and important. High coil count alone in no way means you have a better bed and should not have a huge impact on your purchase decision.

3.      Silk, cashmere and wool make a bed more comfortable

When used on a mattress, only small amounts of these materials are in the upper padding. This only makes a bed more expensive. When you cover your mattress with a pad and sheets, you do not directly feel the surface anyway.


4.      Stores sell the same mattress under different names.

Retailers often claim that a particular mattress they sell is comparable to a competitor’s mattress. Though you may find beds that are alike, most “comparables” have little in common. They may look exactly the same on the outside, but will likely have different amounts and grades of foam. Unless it is the same manufacturer and the bed has the same name at both locations, there will be a difference.

5.      I save a lot of money when mattresses are 50% off.

Be wary of retailers with frequent half price sales. It can be a tell-tale sign that they have regularly inflated prices. These sales only give you the illusion that you are saving big.

6.      A quality mattress costs more.

Firstly, the fifth piece of advice above debunks this myth. Secondly, price differences can reflect the price of the foam. Foams with higher grades and densities cost more. Yet, expensive foam does not necessarily mean more comfort. Again, purchase what you find comfortable, not what is more expensive.

7.     Salespeople are always objective.

In a perfect world, this would be true. However, manufacturers offer financial incentives known as SPIFs (salesperson incentive funds) to push various brands and models. Always keep in mind that only you can know what is best for you.

If nothing else remember these simple rules: The only thing that matters in a mattress is comfort and durability. Nobody knows what is right for you, except you. Everybody has different comfort levels. Let your body tell you what is right.



Find Wiseguys Mattress, Circle Dr. E. Saskatoon, fan them on Facebook or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon Furniture Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON MATTRESS Experts!



Saskatoon Home Building Experts Decora Homes Named Number 7 in Top 25 Room Design 2017

DISTINCTIVE, CONTEMPORARY...DECORA HOMES. They build to reflect your personality, they design to meet your needs...They build relationships, DECORA HOMES...it's ALL in the details. 

Decora Homes are your Trusted SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS on the Saskatoon Directory. 


Decora Recognized as Number 7 of 25 Room Design in 2017


WHAT AN HONOR! Decora Homes was recognized as Number 7 in the Top 25 Room Design in the 2017 Builder & Design Challenge with Metrie! The amount of entries submitted for this challenge was extremely high throughout Canada & United States. For Decora to be acknowledged in the top 25 is truly an honor! Decora Homes Ltd. are a Trusted Saskatoon Homebuilder.





Decora Thanks Design Team 


Their design team Whitney Romero & Kristi Katsiris worked hand in hand with the clients to create this stunning Majestic Theatre. These ladies truly represent Decora Homes remarkably well with their design inspirations and creativity. Proud moment for all of the Decora Team!

Decora is truly blessed to have clients that share a vision with them and allow them to be creative and design such beautiful spaces!!




Find Decora Homes online HERE , or check out their listing under SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS on the Saskatoon directory of Excellence they are a TRUSTED SASKATOON HOMEBUILDER!!




Trusted Saskatoon Movers Rays Moving & Storage Move The Trusted Team to their new office!

Professional, professional, professional...is the feedback we have heard about Rays Moving and storage Saskatoon from their clients over the last 5 years! In life, few events match the stress of moving. In this busy time of new beginnings and an office move for our Trusted Saskatoon Team, Rays Moving and Storage was one of our first calls. We wanted to ensure that everything from our office was moved carefully and nothing was damaged, especially with the awards and computers!

Rays are your Trusted SASKATOON MOVERS & STORAGE EXPERTS for a reason! They truly are movers that you can TRUST!


"They were prompt ( early in fact, as they called to confirm and we mentioned we were ready for them anytime - so they came earlier than booked!! ), the team were polite, quick and extremely helpful. Not one issue from beginning to end.
All of the team agree - they get the thumbs up from us!" - Sara Wheelwright (Trusted Saskatoon & Trusted Marketing Services Owner)




Thank you Rays Moving & Storage ..you have proved AGAIN, that you deserve the PROMOTION, ENDORSEMENT and KUDOS that we love to give you ..Great businesses like you deserve the promotion...You definitely understand what good Customer Service is!


Saskatoon Cleaning Experts at Fresh Living Speak About the Psychology of Cleaning

You know those spotless, clutter-free, amazing looking rooms you see in magazines? That can be your home. Seriously! Fresh Living’s founder, Chantal Hounjet, created the company out of her combined love and talent for interior decorating and home improvement which paved the way to a career in Home Staging and Interior Redesign. Chantal is an International Staging and Redesign Professional, bringing her talents directly to your door! Fresh Living is a Trusted Saskatoon Cleaning Service & Trusted Saskatoon Interior decorators and staging professionals 


The Psychology of Clean

 



A full day’s work can leave many of us drained, and for those that are rife with energy, the plans following a day at the office usually involve a quick-change into something more comfortable and a quicker turnaround to get out for the next social. But the work bag stays put on the couch. The dish in the sink from a speedy meal the night before continues to soak. Perhaps you rushed out the door in the morning and didn’t have time to make the bed. How long have those pajama pants been in the corner?






It can be funny to think about, eliciting a self-inflicted eye roll, but items out of place, even minor clutter, can have consequences.


Neuroscience tells us that a cluttered workspace can have a direct, negative impact on the amount of work that gets done by pulling the brain in different directions, inhibiting both creativity and productivity. I should probably find a drawer for my multicoloured Post-Its, and I haven’t the faintest as to how the painter’s tape got out here.


New paragraph, less stuff on desk. I think it’s working!



Aside from focus, the mind can often parrot the state of the environment; that is to say, chaos in the home, even organized chaos, can have an impact on our focus and mindset.

 

The space we live in should be comfortable – the creature comfort of familiarity, even with a mess, can be the norm for some – but does that make it okay to do? Within reason, yes, but adding clutter to the environment can have a lasting effect by making it harder to relax through a created sense of guilt: “I need to clean this.” It can also produce anxiety, especially as the work needed to alleviate the situation grows larger and further beyond your control.


Organizational psychology has shown us that in most environments in our lives, even classrooms, orderliness becomes a metric for an individual’s enjoyment of the space.


So what’s the answer, then?

It starts with self-discipline. We all crave structure, but it can be hard after a long day to maintain that structure. Done with that tea mug? Put it in the dishwasher, or give it a quick rinse in the sink. Take the extra minute and make the bed in the morning. In fact, if a task takes less than 5 minutes, get it done – see if that doesn’t improve your day! Alas, the problem can sometimes come back to time. Maybe you get home at 5, and have dinner plans at 6. Maybe you just want to spend the weekend kicking back, after a stressful stint at the office. 



If You Don't Have Time to Clean Fresh Living is Here To Help


We get that time is money. The more time you get to spend in a positive, clean environment, the happier you often get to be. So, let us assist in providing that relief. Here’s what some of our clients have had to say:




Whether by the academics or word of mouth, the proof is there: a clean home is a happy home for your mind. When cleaning doesn’t fit into your schedule, we here at Fresh Living are more than up to the task!




Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Two-


Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!  

Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Two- Dealing With Temptations 


Week two was very tricky to keep on track as I was so busy, I knew it was going to be challenging, so I was concerned that it would affect my results. 
 
Trusted was in the process of moving offices, so chaos was the norm! Moving day was Friday, but there were lots of things to do before and after. I had so many deadlines that needed to be met before the move and many work meetings, not to mention kids activities, dentists appointments and other family commitments.  Also, I was going out with the girls on Saturday night - dinner plans followed by dancing at Buds On Broadway...I know that EQUALS temptation!! 

In the past, this kind of week has derailed my previous fitness/ diet attempts, so I was a bit worried I'd repeat my pattern and blame being busy for failing to keep on track.  

I'll be honest...it was not a perfect week by any means! 

I saw my trainer Denise at Fitness Focus on Wednesday at 7 am and again Saturday at Noon. She took me through 2 more of my (unique to me and my goals) weight training work out sessions that are making up the final plan. 
Her goal is to have me doing this myself,  and as such, she is creating a 2 week ( 5 days a week ) program for me to follow. I do 10-15 min cardio before our session and at least 20 mins after. In addition, I  am trying to get at least 20-30m mins of cardio a day on the days I don't train with Denise- that can be jogging, walking fast, swimming, biking, group fitness, jumping on a trampoline or cardio machines etc.. whatever I can do to move!  

The conclusion of a weights session with Denise always end with 3 sets of ab exercises. On Wednesday I found my new least favourite exercise. Swiss Ball Transfers - This medieval torture training move is where you squeeze a Swiss exercise ball between your feet and switch from feet to hands while crunching- just to make it even more friggin painful, Denise likes to keep feet off the floor at all times and insisted the ball has to go all the way over your head and touch the floor behind you. So you lay almost flat with the ball above your head - transfer in the crunch back to laying flat when the ball goes down to the floor between your feet. I told Denise I'd rather sign up to run a Tough Mudder Obstacle course than do 3 more sets of those again!
 
Check out my attempts at rope pulldown crunches at the end of Saturday's gym session- OUCH 
 

When Denise did my initial assessment she said I was eating too little and too infrequently during the workday. This meant I was essentially starving myself then feasting, which is not good for the metabolism. I think LOTS of us working Mums/entrepreneurs do this to ourselves, we get busy and simply don't stop to eat.  
I eat pretty well at home as I like to cook, so I just decided to make extra portions of healthy suppers and take leftovers to work, along with fruit and nuts to snack on.  I am trying to keep away from carbs and to drink lots more water, specifically water with lemon in it. 
                                                                      
Some tasty food from last week. 

 
I have never been a huge fan of protein shakes, but I have found a great Vanilla flavoured one by Forever Living, it's so tasty!  Shakes are a must because I struggle to eat early in the morning, it is my go-to breakfast, especially before training or I'd pass out. My favourite breakfast shake is 2 scoops Vanilla, almond milk and 2 shots of espresso with ice ...It is DELIGHTFUL!




BBQ vegetables and kebab / Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps with beet slaw 

10,000 steps a day goal. 

 

I have also been trying to get in the ' recommended 10,000 steps a day' as part of my lifestyle change.  Last week I missed the mark on Monday and Thursday - with just 8400 between both days. However, on the Trusted moving day I did over 25,400 ...moving IS a workout. 

All in all, I did over 81,300 steps last week!!

Consider this, prior to this challenge, my average number of steps in a week was around the 25,000 mark!! 



ROUNDUP

Postive of week 2 

  • I  have now lost 1.5LB total. 
  • I feel lighter in my clothes.
  • I am enjoying moving more.
  • My resting heart rate has dropped from 79 to 72BPM this is very encouraging.  
  • I can see some definition starting to show! 
Negatives from week 1

  • I overindulged on Saturday night and was hungover on Sunday, so was lazy AND we had Chinese takeout ( NOT good) 
  • Stiffness and soreness STILL.
  • I feel like I should have lost more than 1.5lb by now- then I remember Saturday and Sunday. 
  • STILL Not getting enough sleep. 
  • I really look like crap when I am working out - 💪 ( see above picture for proof ) and I hate how the tight work out clothes look. 
Week 3 goals

1. Eat better and drink less ( I see a theme here )
2. Take the 5 flights of stairs to the office instead of the elevator.
3. Park further away so I walk to work.
4. Increase Cardio on all days - I need to speed up the fat burn. 
5. Go to bed earlier!   

 Wish me luck. 

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