Bidvine – doing the research for you 

By | June 14, 2017

I’m the sort of person who likes to plan, as much as I can, this is not only necessary for my two autistic children but it makes it easier for me if I make lists of “to do’s”,  not only for myself as a blogger but, as I come up to the first of two operations this year that will take me off my feet, I need to plan for all those little jobs that need to be done in advance of/during my post-op recovery.  

I’m also thinking ahead to the fact I won’t be able to pop into my local salon and get my nails shellac-ed every few weeks, if you’ve read my post about how damaged my nails were, you’ll be aware that I want to keep them healthy.

In addition, I know I’m going to get frustrated that I won’t be able to just leap up and go outside and mow the lawn.

So, where to start in searching for someone who can assist? Well, this is where Bidvine can help.  

Bidvine is a UK-based local services tech startup and the easiest way to find professionals from event photographers to painter and decorators.”

 

Sounds great doesn’t it? Local social  media groups can be good for recommendations but you still have to do most of the legwork, with ringing around, waiting for a call and all the while, time is ticking on (or in my case, the grass would be getting higher).

So, how does it work

Start off by telling Bidvine which service you’re looking for.


You are then guided through a series of questions, gauging exactly what you want or don’t want, this process took less than three minutes.


And then, pop in your email address and wait for the bids to come in.  

Very simple and much easier than ploughing through a directory, not knowing if your proposed work is not small enough that you won’t get any return calls.

 

Overall I found the Bidvine website very easy to use with its drop-down options enabling me to specify exactly what I needed.  The fact that prospective suppliers then email with their bids means that the price is specific to your request, there isn’t any doubt as to what is required and what can be supplied.

There are so many ways I can think of that this service would be useful for me, one thing I have always wanted to trial is yoga, I feel it would be so beneficial to my wellbeing but I know that this is something for when I’m post-op and recovered, Bidvine will be ideal for me to source when and where and tell any prospective teacher about my feet ops beforehand so we both know exactly where we stand, albeit in yoga pose or not.

What would you use Bidvine for? 

Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.

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Emily Nellist on June 15, 2017 at 11:11 am.

We love bidvine, I’m a planner too and it helped us find a gardener and window cleaner on there!
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Jeannette on June 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm.

That’s brilliant that it’s worked so well for you 🙂

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wendy hirst on June 15, 2017 at 11:35 am.

what a great idea perfect for someone who is housebound

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Jeannette on June 15, 2017 at 8:55 pm.

Absolutely agree 🙂

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Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... on June 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm.

I think local knowledge is so important when choosing services. I much prefer local opinions and recommendations rather than trusting providers’ websites
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Jeannette on June 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm.

Thanks for the comment, me too 🙂

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Emma on June 15, 2017 at 9:07 pm.

This is a brilliant idea! I love the idea of being upfront and honest from the start and cutting out all the hassle with scrolling through search engines yourself x
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Jeannette on June 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm.

Absolutely and waiting for phone calls back that don’t materialise

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Mummy Cat on June 16, 2017 at 8:21 am.

What a clever idea, ill have to add this to a list of things i need to try out 🙂

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Deb on June 16, 2017 at 11:34 am.

What an interesting website. Really helpful for some people.

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Jeannette on June 16, 2017 at 11:40 am.

Thank you 🙂

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