How to prevent lost and found at festivals

Concerts and festivals are all about enjoying yourself and the music but as all avid festival-goers know, safety and security are crucial to making sure your festival experience ends up being a good one. There are plenty of important tips and tricks which cover personal safety but today we want to focus on Tips to ensure the safety of your belongings.

It’s important to pack lightly when going to a music festival. But that does not mean most people don’t take their valuables there. Many phones, tablets, cameras and other valuables frequently get lost in festivals and while organizers try to take precautionary measures often it’s up to the festival-goers to ensure the safety of their belongings. 

Most festivals have a lost and found area however these aren’t very effective. Unfortunately, theft is common and people with malicious intent can try to steal valuable items from the lost and found. If the item you lost is a Wallet or an ID card, it would be easy enough to prove that it’s yours, however, if you lose electronics especially and those electronics run out of battery, it may be difficult to prove that they belong to you. People in lost and found areas typically try to validate that an item belongs to the person who is claiming it by asking them simple questions about the phone case, the background, or any other identifiable properties, however, these aren’t always present in everyday electronics. This puts you at risk of getting your valuable electronics claimed by someone else.

One great way of avoiding the risk of your valuables getting claimed by someone else at a lost and found is to place identifying labels on them.  But, a simple sticker with your name on it may not do the trick. This is where return ID tags come in. We offer custom labels for all of our customers for many items that they want.  This way not only do you get to prove that the items you value actually belong to you, but you also get an opportunity to skip the hassle of going through lost and found altogether.

With our Custom labels and worldwide service, anyone who finds your valuables will see the sticker on the back and can get directly in touch with our expert call center team. This way you can rest easy knowing your valuables will be sent back to you and you will be able to enjoy the festival without spending hours weeding through lost and found booths.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIND A LOST AND FOUND ITEM

Have you ever found a lost item and not known what to do with it? Whether it be on public transportation, in class, at an office, or in a park, if we come across a lost item, our first instinct is to be a good samaritan and return it to its owner. If we are lucky, the owner is only a few steps away and we can safely return the item. In other cases, however, we might be lost as to what to do…. 

Some universities and major parks have lost and found sections if they are organizing the festival or concert, but if you’re on moving subway cart, it will be very difficult to a certain where you should return the lost item. This is why many people post on social media to try to find the owner of the item. But that is also like finding a needle in a haystack and it is a lot of effort for you. This is one of the many reasons lost and found ID tags make your life easier.

The best thing I lost and found in my life

People say that to be happy you need health, family, friends, a nice house, enough money to get by and to enjoy a holiday every now and then, a job that keeps you satisfied and challenged.

I agree to all of the above. There is one thing, though, which we cannot avoid but have if we genuinely want to be happy: being happy with ourselves. As long as we keep trying to be different, are jealous or what others have that we do not, or simply avoid thinking that we are not pleased with ourselves… we will not be happy with our friends, family, jobs, houses. All these things will help us go through the day, and sometimes make us honestly happy, but for happiness to be always at reach we really need to accept who we are.

I used to be a person constantly trying to be different, I thought I was just trying to be better, for me and for the others. I came to realise and accept I was just unhappy of myself. And the day I realised it, I felt so sad: how can I not like myself? How am I supposed to live with myself if I do not like who I am? It turns out, luckily for me, that I am not alone in this since most people feel the same. Knowing this I lost and found the right way for me to achieve acceptance: meditation worked wonders and since I do that regularly, I am just a happier person. The best thing I lost and found in life, is me!

Backpacks for school

School is almost over, once again. This year, in many countries though, it will be different: children and teenagers will not exit their classroom on their last day, all together, relieved after their yearly effort holding their backpacks full of books and materials to take home. For many kids, it will simply mean turning off their computers once and for all.

Even so, because we are naturally inclined towards positivity and hope, we want to get ready for a proper new school year in August (or September, depending on the country). And so, we, as parents, will soon begin to visit shops to provide our children with all the materials they will need to happily begin again: stationery, folders, ring binders, paper, notebooks, and backpacks for school, of course, which are maybe the most important items among all. Important in the way that they need some extra care when being bought.

Backpacks for school (but this is true for backpacks in general) must be well built. It is a duty of us parents to ensure that we buy a product that we can trust will cause no harm to our kids. Therefore, we should check for quality of materials, design and durability. This means that the backpack we are going to buy should have ergonomic, padded and adjustable shoulder straps so that our child does not suffer while carrying his bag. It also implies that it should be waterproof and scratch resistant in order to protect your child’s belongings, and it should last long. It basically means considering investing some money on it, because you want your son or daughter to be safe (and not develop back problems) and because you want the bag to last over the years.

If you have young children, it is advisable to buy backpacks for schools that have wheels. These are a sort of suitcase, a trolley with a long handle that the child can easily pull around, releasing him or her from the weight on their shoulder and back. They are a very good idea, in my opinion, and they consent children to have bigger backpacks, in case the school requires that a large number of books are moved on a daily basis to and from home. These backpacks for school are also interesting because they have many pockets and departments that allow for a better organisation of the materials. Plus their bottom is strong enough so that it can resist far more than a normal bag. 

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A computer chair is way more important that you think!

The computer chair is a valuable item to people who work sitting, at a desk, in front of their laptops. If you do not have such a job, you may wonder, why is a chair that important? Well, the answer is simple: have you ever tried sitting long hours? You will soon feel that it is hard and uncomfortable. Not only, it poses risks to our health.

It is conceptually wrong to believe that an office work causes no physical damage to a person. Certainly, the risks are inferior compared to those that the life of a builder, carpenter or pilot involve. Still, we can ruin our lives if we do not take care of ourselves. By that I mean you can underestimate the chair you sit on every day.

We are not meant as sedentary creatures and our muscles are designed for a certain amount of daily physical activity. The fact that in many of our societies (Occidental, at least) we have a problem with obesity, should have us think! It is not okay, it is not “normal” for our body to have to deal with extra weight, and in fact when our body weight is not optimal, we incur in increased risks of serious diseases. Similarly, when we sit too much (and this is not necessarily  only a work-related issue) we are not using our muscles properly so that they end up losing their tone; we do not help our blood circulation, resulting in risks of cardiovascular problems; we are not keeping a correct posture, which will cause serious back, shoulder and neck problems; we are not considering that our lungs suffer because we do not let them work fully.

This is why a good computer chair is needed. The computer chair is thought exactly for people that can’t move enough, due to their jobs: it is designed so that it offers a very comfortable seat for long periods and it ensures that all our body rests nicely. It is adjustable, as well, so that no matter our height, we can always sit in the correct position.

It may not be necessary to say this, but a computer chair is not a substitute of walking, jogging, or even simply standing up and stretching every now and then. And, of course, it is best to try and move around regularly during our day at the office. Yet, the computer chair is a great help to ensure we stay away from some health issues that would otherwise trouble our life!

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