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Saving Money On Furniture – How Hard Can It Be?

When moving to a new house, some items of furniture are among the most expensive things anyone could possibly buy. A three-piece suite, for example, would typically set you back several hundred pounds, while a set of chairs and dining table would cost a similar amount. For that reason alone, it’s worth trying to save a little, especially if you have a budget to stick to. To stay within your means, it makes...

Avoid (Very) Expensive Mistakes when buying your new home

Finding and buying the perfect home is serious business – there are choices that need to be carefully considered and options that need to be weighed up before any offer is made. Getting to know the seller and your agent can really help with the situation. Regretting an expensive decision is one of the worst feelings in the world, and in a recent Telegraph article, surveys say that 1 in 5 Britons have been...

Simple Water Saving Tips – From The Sink To The Shower

We’re always on the lookout to help save energy – and money – when it comes to everyday routines, and saving on the amount of water we use is certainly no exception. On average, people in the UK use 150 litres of water each day – including: 80 litres every time you run a bath, 50-100 litres for a full load in the washing machine, 12-20 litres to use the dishwasher, and as much as 45 litres for a brief...

Winter and Energy Bills – Not a Good MIX!

Take The Headache Out Of Your Energy Bills! Energy bills have always been one of the biggest costs for any household every month, but in winter the cost gets even higher. Understandably, a lot of bill payers will be worried about how they’re going to keep up to date with the bills this winter as many of us start to turn up the heat. However, you can make things a lot easier for yourself with a bit of...

Three insurance tips for buy-to-let landlords

Entering the property market can be daunting at the best of times, so for those considering becoming a landlord – be prepared. However, whilst it’s strongly advised to be aware of any potential mishaps, joining the buy-to-let game can prove profitable – especially during these tough economic times. Eddie Hooker from  Total Landlord Insurance offers three simple tips on what to look for when organising...

How to fix a smelly washing machine

There are many who delight in the smell of clean laundry, and that’s why it’s frustrating when a pungent smell comes from the washer. While an unpleasant smell can stem from a simple maintenance issue that you can fix yourself, certain washer issues are best left to the professionals. What’s...