Make Mother’s Day Extra Special this year

Mother’s Day is the time of year we get to show mum just how much we appreciate and love her. Whilst every single day deserves to be Mother’s Day, you can make this Mother’s Day extra special even if you’re apart. We know celebrating Mother’s Day this year will be a little different with social distancing front of mind. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t show your mother just how much she means to you, and Bing Lee has amazing ways to help you discover new and inventive ways of sharing your Mother’s Day love with her this year.

Book a virtual catch-up

If you have loved ones scattered around the country (or the world), arranging an on-line video chat is ideal for everyone to stay in touch and spend the day together virtually. Make it easy with a new laptop or portable tablet device for mum.  Book in a time that works for everyone and help brighten your mum’s special day.

The perfect gift

You’ll also need to arrange a thoughtful, and more importantly, useful gift for mum. This is often made harder if you have a mother who already seems to have everything she needs, so why not consider the latest in health and wellness technology? Your mother might have been responsible for telling you to ‘sit up straight’ as a child, but with more of us working from home at varying office configurations, posture has become an area worth bearing in mind. It is also an area many of us want to improve as we get older. Upright posture strengthens your core, boosts your confidence, and relieves stress from your back and neck. Posture conscious mums will love the UPRIGHT GO 2 – Posture trainer and coach device. It is the simplest, fastest and most natural way to improve your posture in just 2 weeks. The lightweight device adheres comfortably aligned with the spine and is so small you’ll hardly know you are wearing it.

Share a meal

Cooking is about inspiration and creativity, just as much as the end result. The idea of creating homemade food for your family is the motivation behind many culinary adventures. Either arrange for a virtual cooking lesson together or plan to cook a meal and share it with mum either together or deliver it to her as a thoughtful surprise. The Kenwood Chef XL Elite is the perfect companion for many of your cooking adventures. Make Mother’s Day even more special with the current special offer of bonus attachments.

A coffee shop in the home

Bring the coffee shop to mum every single day. Here are two styles of coffee machines to choose from depending on how your mum prefers to make her coffee.

Pod coffee machines might be the easiest way to brew a tasty cup of coffee at the touch of a button. The DELONGHI NESPRESSO CITIZ & MILK SYSTEM includes a super easy milk frothing attachment as well.

Fully automated and freshly ground beans might be as close as you’ll get to real barista-made coffee in your kitchen. The BREVILLE – Barista Touch delivers quality performance with a new intuitive touchscreen display with pre-programmed café drinks menu and automatic milk texturing. All within a compact footprint so it won’t take up too much bench space. This machine also currently has a Mother’s Day bonus gift pack.

Relax and breathe easy

Finally, let mum have some down-time and relax with some peace and quiet and a breath of fresh air. Breville’s Easy Air Purifier helps to reduce 99.97% of particles down to 0.3ʮ with true HEPA filter, dust with pre-filter, smoke and odours with carbon filter, bacteria and viruses with Microbe Shield™ light.

Working from Home Essentials

Working from home essentials

More Australians are working from home this year. Whilst it can be a big adjustment for many, it can also be an opportunity to properly set up your home office. We’ve put together a list of all the essentials you’ll need to consider when setting up a working-from-home environment.

A good computer

This is the key item you’ll need – a good workhorse of a computer. Whether it’s a desktop, laptop or a more portable all-in-one, the computer you choose will make a massive difference to your home office experience. Whatever you’re looking for, Bing Lee has a huge range of options to choose from.

A widescreen

If you’re used to working with a multi-monitor workspace it might be an idea to invest in a larger widescreen monitor to mimic your usual working conditions. You’ll also be able to team it up with a laptop screen to expand your desktop real estate.

Extra storage

Depending on how you’re accessing content and files you may need to store more files at home than you normally would. This is certainly the case if you’re trying to access work documents over virtual private networks and have unstable or slow home internet access. An external terabyte storage drive could be your best friend for the ever-growing collection of work files. With an external drive you can add space for more files instantly, consolidate all your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive for improved performance. Set-up is straightforward, simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go.

Workable software

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. The massive revamp of the subscription packages still provides the usual Office products and includes options for individuals, families and businesses. Some interesting new additions include the Microsoft Teams phone app to chat and plan with family and friends. Plus, the Microsoft Family Safety app, allowing family members to keep in touch with location sharing, insights on how everyone is doing while on the road, content filters and screen time limits.

Wireless combo

If you’re mounting your laptop at eye-level to be ergonomically correct at home, you’ll need to also set up a keyboard and mouse combo. Wireless combos like the Logitech MK345 make the whole set-up simple and will keep the desk area clear of cords, allowing ease of movement when transporting your laptop to other work areas.

Headphones

If you’re whole household is working from home, the last thing you’ll want to do every day is to talk over multiple Zoom sessions. Make the transition smooth by ensuring everyone has their own set of headphones. Bing Lee has a great selection of choices from simple earbuds that can be removed quickly, to wireless overhead earphones for comfort and moveability.

The real office essential

Ok, this is the one item worth investing in if you love your coffee. A good coffee machine for the home office is a great motivator and the perfect reason to get up and have a break. It is best to go with a full automated one like the DELONGHI DINAMICA ECAM to save on time and hassle. Tell the boss it will boost productivity.