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Plumbing problems: DIY or call a professional?

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..

Your Guide to Creating a Healthier Home Office

There are so many benefits to working from home. You get to have the freedom of being your own boss, and even the clichéd idea of working in your pyjamas is a real plus. But in truth, your working life at home can only ever be as good as your home office, and so many at-home business owners or freelancers get the home office totally wrong, from home office furniture to lighting choices. Here are some of the ways that you can make your home office, a healthy, happy and productive place to work. ..

Why you should consider LED lighting for your home

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..

7 Home Improvement Ideas to Increase Your House Value

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..

8 Crucial Ways to Avoid Wedding Day Beauty Disasters

Congratulations. Your wedding day is pending, and it will be the culmination of your dreams. Could you ever forget the first tentative kiss, meeting each other’s folks, and those special weekends away? Memories are for treasuring. You have been following a bridal beauty timeline for the last six months. Tomorrow you are set to be a wedding day beauty as the planning finally all comes together. But wait: You are not there just yet. There is the night before you - your final night before ..

Choosing A Mechanic: The Ultimate Guide

Choosing a mechanic to maintain our vehicles is crucial to our lives, particularly in Australia given the state of our roads and the distances that we travel to get to places. It’s important that we keep them in good working order. It can be a pretty sickly feeling when you are running late for a meeting, and you find your car won’t start. If you pack your vehicle to the hilt ready for that big holiday journey to Ayres Rock and you don’t even make it up the first hill, you may regret n..

How Professionals Make Their Paintbrushes Last Longer

[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 ..

Packing for Moving: 7 Mistakes to Avoid

[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...

Declutter Your Home with Self Storage

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 ..