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One way we love to unwind and live life to the fullest is by attending festivals. Be it a beer festival, music festival, or Bulgarian festival, they all have the keys to helping us live life like we have no worries.

However, a long-awaited festival can turn sour, if as an attendee, you don’t get to figure out your complete checklist. To avoid such a situation, here is all you’ll be needing to enjoy your festivity to the brim.

Before finding out, please keep the following in mind:

Bring Just the Important Stuff

Usually, you wouldn’t transport directly to where you’ll be camping. You’ll have to walk some distance along with your luggage first. Therefore, we advise you to bring just the important stuff to avoid stressing yourself while going or leaving the festival venue.

Bring Small Quantity to Make a Quick Entrance

Bringing a small number of goods affords you a timely entrance. Coming with huge traveling bags will keep you longer in the queue due to the search procedure. So the lighter you go, the faster you’ll move into the arena.

Label Your Belongings

Endeavor to tag each of your belongings with your name and phone number to recognize or retrieve them if they go missing. 

Don’t Wrap Your Luggage

We advise that you don’t wrap your luggage so that officials can search them easily. Moreover, using plastic wraps would leave debris in the festival area.

Be Eco-Conscious

As an attendee, you have to support the environment by being eco-conscious. Thus, use only reusable items.

Essentials

In this category, you’ll find the must-have items in a festival ground. See below:

Your Ticket

Purchase your ticket and go along with it. Ensure it’s not from a third party who may have stolen or forge them. Buy it from the official website, or from the stand where tickets are sold directly.

Means of Identity

In festivals, identity cards are necessary to ascertain the age of attendees and ensure that underage participants don’t drink alcohol. Mind you; you wouldn’t have to identify with your ID at all times cause they’ll typically present you with a wristband to show that you’re above 18 years old.

Have Your Money With You

We don’t advise you to go with your credit card alone. Instead, ensure you have enough cash at hand. This way, you wouldn’t have to join the long queue before withdrawing money to make any transaction on the festival ground.

Camping

Camping is an integral part of a festival. So to have a good camping experience, you’d be needing the following:

Tent

A 2-man tent may be suitable for just you alone. However, ensure your tent will create enough space for yourself and your belongings.

Sleeping Bag and Camping Pillows

Get a sleeping bag and a blow-up pillow to conserve space and give you convenience.

Roll Mat/Inflatable Mattress

You need something to lie or sit on occasionally on the festival site, so accompany yourself with a roll mat if an inflatable mattress is too heavy for you.

Tissue Paper

Get enough tissue paper to help with your hygiene.

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The fun of festivity can make you thirsty occasionally, so get a reusable water bottle that you can fill with cold water or liquid at any time.

Lamp and Torch

You need a lamp to provide light inside your tent, while a torch would help you locate your camp after a good day of festivity.

Clothes

You can’t tell what the weather will be like during the festival. So you must bring a bit of everything:

  • Go with a jumper cause it may not be chilly in the day, but at night, you never can tell
  • Get some flat shoes to help you stand during the festival. It will afford you comfort
  • Get clothes that you’ll be wearing to and fro the journey. Also, get clothes you’ll be wearing during the festival, and even extra for unforeseen circumstances
  • A hat is useful to shield you from the sun
  • A little bag to keep your miscellaneous and personal effects

Other vital items to go with include:

Ensure you have all of these with you so that it’ll be a festival of your dreams.


Water softeners can ease a lot of your festive chores. Find out how!

You use your water softener for your needs on a daily basis. But it is during the festivals when you may realize its real value. A lot of people will be frequenting your house before, during, and after the celebrations. It is not only your close family members that you have to entertain but also your friends and colleagues. You need your water softener to perform consistently for all your needs.

This is the perfect time to check how your water softener is doing before your massive festival entourage arrives horn. You are better off carrying out the inspection tasks beforehand, rather than wait for your guests to visit and the watch your water softener starts to act up. Anyone can take on the antics of a water softener in the luxury of having a lesser number of users. All we need to do is heat some water for the day until the softener is fixed. But it is a different ball game when you have enough people to start a football league waiting for water.

Ensure that you check the salt levels in the water softener and maybe even stock up more salt in the machine for the entire festival season. It is wise to do so, or else you might end up running errands to shops that are closed during the festival. Check if the salt level is full up to the brim and your water softener is ready to function for a longer time without any hiccups. You should also check if your water softener system has any salt blockages or bridges formed in the pipes. Clear out all the salt or sludge that may have settled at the bottom of the tank. It is worth running one whole cycle to ensure that the conduits are clean and the water flow is smooth before your guests arrive. Having a functional water softener is helpful for your needs while preparing for the festival. Washing long-stored cutlery and crystal glasses with soft water will ensure that no smudges or spots are left on them. Your guests and family members will not be distracted throughout the festival due to lack of soft water. They will be able to use the shower, use the kettle, and help you wash up after dinner seamlessly without suffering the aftermath of hard water.

The festivals bring a lot of additional work in terms of washing, cooking, and cleaning. So make sure that your water softener is working smoothly. This would mean that your washing machine will remove all the tough stains from everyone’s clothes quickly, and your dishwasher will handle the load of dirty crockery.

On the other hand, you can do what you do best, entertaining your guest like a role model host. Soft water is not just a tool to have cleanliness around your house. Having a seamless supply of soft water also means that you have the perfect ice cubes forming in your freezer. You won’t see anyone contorting their face because they felt the bitter metallic taste in their mouth from the ice formed by hard water. Drinks at your house will be delicious and refreshing as ever. The time before, during, and after the festivals can put a lot of strain on you just because of the grandeur of the occasion, but who would’ve thought that all you need is a functional water softener for your needs.

Soft water gives you the perfect sheen on your china, glasses, and cutlery, the very picturesque ice-cubes, and the most impeccable dish-washing services post dinner. A well-maintained water softener system ensures that your power bills won’t be very high as they run in its most optimized conditions; thanks to you! All that is left for you to do is to enjoy the festival in the company of your loving friends and family.


While your body is having a massage, a lot of good things are happening. First, your stress levels are lowered and you are able to feel calm and happy. This is because a good massage will affect your endocrine function, influencing the hormones positively. This way, the stress hormone cortisol is curtailed. The health benefits of massages are endless. Your nervous system will also be boosted this way. The tension in the muscles will be reduced; discouraging headaches from affecting you. Many health facts state that the need for painkillers can be reduced by up to 30% when you get a regular massage.

Other interesting health facts about massages have to do with cardiovascular health. Your heart function is enhanced leading to better cardiovascular health. When you are having a massage, your gastrointestinal system is further supported. This is because your relaxation will send positive signals that have the power to improve your entire digestive system. This means that how your body processes food can be greatly improved this way. A good massage will, therefore, help improve your mood in the short term. If you are dealing with stress and anxiety, this is a noted natural method to mitigate these problems.

If you are suffering from fatigue and back pains, studies have shown that a massage will help manage these issues. Those who suffer from insomnia owing to a variety of reasons, a massage will help induce relaxation; this can bolster natural sleep triggers. There are so many other health benefits to talk about. However, for you to enjoy the full merits of a good massage, it must be done in the right way. For those who are looking to enjoy back massages at home courtesy of loved ones, there is a need for effective back massage tips.
Professionals need comprehensive training and years of experience to perfect the art.

This does not mean that you cannot get some tips that will help improve your skill. Below is a look at some of the top massage tips for you to incorporate them accordingly. The first tip is that any massage should never feel painful. If the process induces any kind of pain, there is something wrong with the technique. A massage should actually feel good and relaxing. A massage should also be done on soft tissue and never on bone. Bones do not have any need for relaxation. Also, bones tend to be highly sensitive to pain. Only soft tissue in your body should be massaged.

For people who need a therapeutic massage for rehabilitation or after injury, getting a professional massage is the way to go. This is because you do not want to aggregate the injury or interfere with the healing process. Overall, getting a message should be calming to your body and senses. If you have issues with back pain, this process should slowly restore your muscles so that the pain can be alleviated. When you are able to keep stress at bay this way, you will be safeguarding your health in a major way.

With all these benefits to your body, reading while having a massage is definitely a great way of relaxing both your body and your mind. Reading is a good exercise for the brain as it adds knowledge while massage is good for the body because of the above mentioned benefits. If you are looking for a stress-reliever just grab a book and get a massage.

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