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Outdoor Living Space – Mend, make do and Recycle

It’s not to late to still get that outdoor living space sorted for the remaining summer months. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Whether you mend and make do, recycle or get creative, the need to be thrifty doesn’t have to impact on style – here’s our top tips for saving money on furnishing outdoor space. Annual Stock Take Unless you’re completely starting from scratch, ask friends...

7 Quick Tips to Cut your Energy Bills by hundreds of pounds a year

Energy bills now account for roughly 5% of a UK household’s income. This is up a staggering 60% from average spending in 2002. As a nation we are using significantly less energy but paying considerably more for it. Whilst the government and business experts claim we are out of the recession the reality is that most of us are still feeling the need to tighten our purse strings. With that in mind we decided...

Sprinkle some magic in your garden

Summer, the months where many people enjoy spending time in their garden. A beautifully tended garden can be a source of colour, light, pleasant scents and can also add a little bit of wellness in to your life! Even those on a budget will find it easier than they think to get their garden looking wonderful. Coloured Pots Clay pots are often objects people place on giveaways websites like ‘Freecycle’ or...

Buyers Beware: Beds in a Van Scam On the Rise

Most people probably know that if someone is trying to sell them something out of the back of a van, the seller is probably not running a legitimate business. These items are often stolen, cheap forgeries of high-end products or used items being passed off as new. There has been a recent rise in the latter around the UK and as I got approached myself in Worthing, West Sussex. I thought I would let my followers,...

Reduce the cost of your house insurance

In the current financial climate, it is more important than ever to have suitable home insurance, giving you the correct cover whilst at the same time being cost effective. Despite the fact that the average buildings and contents policy has increased over the last few years, home insurance should be considered a necessity. Just a leak from your washing machine can do a lot of damage to your home. There are...

Should You Consider Solar PV Panels?

We all know that traditional sources of energy have their drawbacks. Coal, oil, and natural gas are in limited supply and the scarcer they become the more they cost. In addition, the carbon dioxide they produce has an adverse effect on the environment. Nuclear power is a tempting alternative due to its nearly inexhaustible nature, but as recent events in Japan have shown it comes at a great risk. Those of us...