When you move to a new house, you spend an awful lot of money. It’s not just the cost of packing the boxes, it’s hiring the movers, hiring cleaners to do thoroughly clean the house, it’s the deposit and first month of rent if you’re renting – the list goes on. A house move is not a cheap endeavour and if you’re moving to an unfurnished property, you face the bigger challenge of finding the money to furnish the house. Read more
Pests are every homeowner’s nightmare, but something that most of us will come up against at one time or another. Termites, roaches, fleas, rodents, even birds can invade our home, and cause all kinds of damage. Not only are pests unpleasant to live alongside but they can also be a hazard to our health too. On top of this, they can multiply so quickly that it doesn’t take long for a small problem to become a large (and potentially expensive) one. For example pigeons corrosive droppings can cause severe damage to buildings, rodents can chew through electric cables and termites can massively compromise the structure of a property. Here are a few things to bear in mind to keep them at bay. Read more
Driving a Disaster – 5 Signs That You Should Trade in Your Car
Imagine for a moment you have the car all packed, cruising down the highway for that long awaited weekend away at the beach. When all of a sudden, black smoke starts billowing out from underneath your bonnet and you are forced to pull over. Suddenly, a beach weekend away with your partner turns into a night with Bobby from Jimbo’s Quick Tows. Read more
These days, being a teenager is harder than ever so it’s pretty important they can invite their mates over without being embarrassed by their old My Little Pony, or worse Hello Kitty duvet cover. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to transform your daughter’s bedroom into something out of Teen Vogue, just a dollop of inspiration, a spark of creativity and a little mom and daughter shopping trip to your local hobbycraft store!
Overcoming injury is not an easy task, but it’s especially difficult without the help of a loved one. Support of family and friends during this time can make a significant difference to someone who has sustained a serious injury. It can be seriously immobilizing, isolating, and painful, so having someone there to hold their hand along the way can really ease some of the distress. It can be very taxing on you, too. Selflessness and worry can be exhausting, so it’s essential that you use your time effectively, but also take time for yourself. If you’ve got a loved one who is currently suffering from an injury, here are a few ways you can help and reassure them. Read more
Date night is a concept that has been around for many years. Dinner and drinks, a movie or a trip to the theatre are all popular ideas but once you become a parent, it gets a little difficult. You could have the best intentions, but date nights and time just the two of you gets left behind for a little while. It doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong, it’s just that life as a twosome goes on pause until the kids are a little older! Read more
If you want to buy a home this year, you’re going to face a lot of hurdles that you’ll need to jump right over. The property market has changed in recent years and it’s definitely not as easy as it used to be to buy a home. Most people are outpriced before they even begin and this is just one of the problems. How can you possibly afford to buy a home worth over one hundred thousand when you barely have a hundred dollars to your name. You can’t. You won’t even be able to do this with a mortgage. That’s why your first issue is saving up enough to buy. Read more
How often do you get your eyesight tested? It is critical, even if you don’t have glasses, to keep your eyes maintained by regular check ups.
If you can’t see effectively then you shouldn’t be driving, at least that is what the experts say. Many drivers whose eyesight has deteriorated to dangerous levels have done nothing about it. While you may not think to move the menu a little further away in restaurants or to squint a small bit to check road sign, is any major issue it could lead to your insurance being void. If you speak to experts such as David & Philpot, P.L. you will hear there have been plenty of insurance companies who refuse to pay out if the driver has a sight issue. Read more
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While it may be a dog’s life, training up your new puppy won’t be plain sailing let alone a walk in the park! You can both expect to end up in the doghouse from time to time. Dogs are wonderful lifelong companions, but lost of time, patience and effort goes into rearing your pet from an excitable youngster to a mature, caring adult.
Let’s be honest: hands up if you have a blender in your kitchen – or in a box in storage – that doesn’t get used much?
It’s the unfortunate rule of health equipment in houses up and down the land. The item will be used for a few weeks, your exercise bike becomes a clothes horse, your spiralizer goes down as a good idea – but one that takes more effort than it’s worth. Your juicer therefore goes into a storage closet, because supermarkets sell juice in cartons and it’s just easier. The product might not be as fresh, but it’s easy – right? Read more