Gerber: Centre-Drive Multi-Tool Review #ad

I’m a painter and decorator, and also do many handyman jobs, so I am always on the lookout for new tools which quite honestly, does it all, and that will make my job easier. So when Gerber asked me if I would like to review the new Centre-Drive multi -tool, I thought yes, I would love to put it to the test! My initial thoughts when I held the Centre-Drive, was wow! This is an awesome bit of kit. It is total quality and I was hoping that when I started to use that it would live up to my… [Read More]

5 Simple Steps To Get Rid Of Termites For Good

Out of all the household pests, termites are, without doubt, the most formidable. They can ruin and destroy the foundations of your home in a matter of a few years and can often reoccur again and again, much to the distress of the home owner. Here are 5 simple steps on how to locate a termite infestation, take effective extermination action and then preventative precautions, all while saving money on professional help. 1. Find the infestation The first thing you must do if you are worried about termites is hunt for an infestation. The most common warning signs are holes,… [Read More]

Tips for Decorating After Experiencing Different Types of Floods

There are several types of floods that many home and property owners may experience at some point throughout their lifetime. While those that live in designated flood areas may be more prepared for these natural disasters or otherwise more caught up on actions that one can take afterwards to restore and redecorate properties, flooding may also occur in non-designated areas as well. No matter how prepared a property owner may be, however, not all damage is or can always be expected. It can be important for individuals to be equipped with informed guidance on how to redecorate and restore property,… [Read More]

Protect Your Oil from Theft this Winter

Home heating oil is more vulnerable to theft in the winter months. Of course, the main reason for this is that it’s colder, so there’s more demand for it. If thieves are selling it on they’ll get a better price per litre or if they’re using it for themselves, they’ll be “saving” even more. Thankfully, increased awareness and security in recent years has meant a significant drop in the numbers of oil thefts, but it does still happen. Here’s what you can do to make your tank and its precious contents fresh from Emo Oil safer over the colder months…. [Read More]

Why changing your AC Filter Matters

The air conditioning unit is something most of us don’t notice until it stops working. We take it for granted, and we seldom think about the machine that creates a livable environment in our homes during those scorching summer days. Luckily, modern air conditioners are quite reliable and sturdy; they can work with minimal maintenance for extended periods of time. You only need to perform the most basic maintenance work on your AC unit, and that’s cleaning or replacing air filters. That’s about everything you’ll need to do to ensure your unit works properly. Of course, for other issues, such… [Read More]

Four signs that the pipes in your home may need replacing

It’s very easy to just take the water pipes in your home for granted. Most people just assume that they will always work as they should. But, water pipes are just the same as most things in the home; they can wear out over time. Once this happens, it’s important that the pipes are repaired or replaced. If you do not have this work carried out you could end up with a serious burst to deal with, or the quality of your water supply could be adversely affected. But, how can you tell if the pipes in your home need… [Read More]

JYSK Feel the Happiness Campaign #ad

I have recently teamed up with JYSK, the Scandinavian store group that sells everything for the home. Our partnership is to celebrate JYSK’s 2,500th international store which opens in October and I’m delighted to support the Danish store group with its ‘Feel the Happiness’ campaign. Even better, I have a fabulous JYSK VEDDE three door, mirrored wardrobe to give away. I know it’s excellent, I’ve just had one delivered at home and assembled it easily and in short order. The delivery was smooth, packages in perfect condition, everything was good quality and the instructions were well laid out. The first… [Read More]

Invest in Tools and Save Money for Life

Taking on DIY jobs can be tough and they take up valuable time, but the enhanced pleasure you get from completing the work, along with knowing that you have saved a considerable amount of money into the bargain, is the source of immense satisfaction. The satisfaction, of course, is also dependent on seeing fantastic results and these are only achievable if you have the right tools for the job. Here we take a look at some of the tools that are essential for taking on DIY jobs successfully. Cordless Drill Possibly the most useful bit of kit in any DIY… [Read More]

Stylish ways to renovate your home

Being a home owner, I am always looking for inspiration on how I would like my home to look, to add something that gives it that look of being very special, and a very unique look every time you walk though the door. One of the great things about being a painter and decorator is that I get the opportunity to visit my customers in their homes. This means, as well as offering advice and tips on home decor, I can also take inspiration from my customers homes. One customer may have a specific wall paper that I like, whilst… [Read More]

5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Trustworthy Plumber

The difference between a good plumber and a bad plumber is the one who puts a minimal fix on the leak to get paid today and the one who troubleshoots the root cause and finds all the places the corroded plumbing joints need to be replaced. A trustworthy plumber saves you money by fixing things right the first time and never replacing things that don’t need to be replaced. Here are five signs you’re dealing with a trustworthy plumber. Their Reputation A trustworthy plumber has a long history in the community and a good reputation. An untrustworthy plumber closes up… [Read More]