Are you ready for downsizing your home, but not sure where to start? Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you think clearer and work more efficiently if only you could find the space? Here are some top tips that will show you how to downsize successfully - from getting organised, to finding a secure self storage unit, to getting in touch with a reliable moving company. 1. Plan your new home This is the fun, inspiring bit! Downsizing your home means you get to come up with a brand new interi..
Whether you’re looking to move house as soon as possible, or you just want to up the sale price so you can further line your retirement nest egg, investing in home improvements can pay dividends in both the short-term and in years to come. House painting or landscaping the garden are two obvious ways to add value to your home, but how effective is house window replacement? In this article, we’re going to take a look at what a new set of house windows can do for the asking price of your h..
[caption id="attachment_1131" align="aligncenter" width="2340"] Source: hammerandhand.com[/caption] When building a house, most people are concerned with constructing and running costs. There is, however, one toll that many overlook, one that Mother Nature pays. Commercial and residential buildings account for a tremendous amount of global CO2 emissions— around 39% in the U.S. But, even if these figures do not bother you, sustainable design has much else to offer. Advancements in green tech..
So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..
When you come to think about it, in some of the world’s oldest religious texts, as well as some of the earliest legends, we can clearly see human fascination with light. It is interesting how little changed in previous dozen millennia. Even today, in almost every aspect of our lives, the issue of light and illumination reigns supreme. Here, home decoration and home remodeling are no exception. However, no longer are we concerned solely with the visual aspect of illumination, as of latel..
Home improvement protects the largest investment many of us are ever going to make. We hope to have a healthy profit someday when we sell. To make sure we do, we need to keep a hand on things and steadily improve the quality of our asset. Here are some great home improvement tips that should keep you happily occupied all summer long. Increase Your House Value With These Home Improvement Ideas Give the Garden a Makeover - We get used to the way they things are too easily. The garden lawn..
[caption id="attachment_13969" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paint Brush (Anne Swoboda, ShareAlike Generic)[/caption] Paintbrushes are like motorcars, strawberry jam, and a great deal more besides. Buy cheap and the quality is missing. Buy at the top end of price and you are probably overpaying. We recommend buying in the third quartile – that is in the 50% to 75% bracket. That way, your paintbrushes last longer, provided you look after them. Understanding Brush Design Makes Paintbrushes ..
[caption id="attachment_625" align="alignright" width="300"] Packing for moving[/caption] No matter what advertising blurbs say about removalists taking care of everything while you picnic in the park, packing for moving and storage is a serious business. Here are the six mistakes to avoid. There are more but these are the big ones to watch for. 7 Packing Mistakes and 7 Hot Tips Not Having a Plan – We hear stories each week about folk who make no attempt to prepare for their move day...
Do you remember Parkinson’s Law? It says that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. The same applies to the drawers we keep our socks in and the garages where we used to park our cars. We can move from a cluttered studio flat to a spacious four-bedroom spread but the clutter catches up with us sooner than we think, and it’s time to think about self storage. In fact there could be a number of reasons you suddenly have more stuff or less space for it such as moving in ..