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Things to do in case of an emergency

When you start to put together that list of items needed for your emergency kit, typically we focus on what would happen if we needed to stay home for a while and couldn’t venture out. Whether you live in a part of the country that gets earthquakes, tornados, blizzards, hurricanes, or just uninvited in-laws, having an emergency kit will make any disaster more manageable. It’s also a good idea to have such a kit in your vehicle, something that goes beyond having just the spare tire and jumper Read more [...]

6 Super Tips For Keeping A Busy House Clean All Week

When you run a busy family household, and you’re trying to juggle your career with family life, it is all too easy to leave the cleaning to the weekend. The trouble is, if you have been working all week, you really want to spend quality time with the kids at the weekend, and get the dog out for a really long walk. Our contemporary busy lives mean it is hard to make sure our homes are squeaky clean all week long. In winter, you may not even get to open the windows until the weekend!   Eventually, Read more [...]

How To Keep Your Home Healthy

You may not have noticed, but there are all kinds of hazards and dangers in your house. They could be hazardous to your physical well being or your entire health. If you’ve got children, you’re all too aware of tripping over toys and electronics! However, the health problems in the home go much deeper than that. Our houses are breeding grounds for bacteria, mould and and chemicals.   These problems seem harmless at first, but can cause serious problems. Mould, for example, can lead Read more [...]

What To Consider When Hiring A Housekeeper

Whether you are a young couple working long hours or a large family who need support, hiring a housekeeper can make a really positive change to your home. They will be an integral member of your household so make sure you invest some time and pick the perfect person for the job. Work Load   Consider realistically how much work you will need your housekeeper to take on. Will they be responsible for childcare and cooking or just cleaning the house? Will they be cleaning clothes and running Read more [...]

Handy Tips To Keep Your Home Maintenance Cost Down

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on DIY, then we’re here to help. Let’s face it, no one wants to spend a fortune on DIY or house maintenance. We all have a little savings fund in case anything goes wrong. But, we’d much rather spend it on a holiday or a new car! Avoiding big problems can be easily achieved. You just need to take care of the small things around the house.   When something needs to be replaced, look for an option to reuse something Read more [...]

Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

One of the last things you want to be if something unexpected happens in your life is unprepared. With so much uncertainty around you, you need to make sure that you and your family have everything you need to survive safely and comfortably. Preparing for the end of the world or a time when you are not able to provide for your family can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know what to expect or how to prepare. One thing to keep in mind as you start to make your emergency preparedness plans Read more [...]

Home is Where the Heat Is: Keeping Warm This Winter

With the winter firmly on its way, it is now time to consider your heating matters. The glamorous world of heating is in full swing. But, while it may seem like something of a dull subject, knowing how to heat your home more efficiently is vital. With the price hikes on gas, it can be an expensive time of year for the average homeowner.   Now, it’s time to make sure that your home is heated throughout the winter. After all, you want to do this cheaply and efficiently. Here is how:   Insulation   Trapping Read more [...]

Energy Saving Tips At Home You Need To Know

Times are hard, and many of us can no longer afford to waste energy at home. The income of a sizeable proportion of the population reduced in real terms and fuel prices have gone through the roof. Lots of people face the dilemma of whether to be cold or hungry on any given day. It is a shameful situation in which to find yourself in such a rich country.   What can you do about it? There are many measures you can take at home, but some of them cost a lot of money. Your first port of call Read more [...]

Cool DIY Project: Make a Wooden Table with Stainless Steel Legs

If you love DIY, one of the best things you can do yourself is making furniture. Good quality furniture can be extremely expensive, and cheaper items don't see to last very long. When you make your own furniture you can use recycled or cheap materials, and you know just how well it's been made, because you put it together. People often think of making furniture as something that you need years of experience and expertise to do. But there are lots of simple projects you can complete, such as this Read more [...]

Brilliant Ideas To Reduce The Running Costs Of Your Home Overnight

Are you struggling to keep up with the soaring cost of energy these days? You are not alone. Many people have to economise in every area of their lives in order to meet the monthly expense for what has become a necessity rather than a luxury. We also have to come to terms with the fact that the planet seems to be experiencing a climate shift. It isn’t happening the way the experts predicted, and whether it is a result of our actions is still debatable. The good news is that if we lower our bills Read more [...]