If you’ve repainted your room a little too enthusiastically and your light switch is splattered with magnolia matt emulsion you don’t have to live with it – change it instead! Replacing a dirty, scuffed, cracked or worn light switch is surprisingly simple.
You could say the eSpares team are always game for a challenge. You could also say we’re gluttons for punishment. Either way, a group of us have decided to take on the world’s longest obstacle course, Gung-Ho, a 5k gruelling stretch of inflatable challenges in aid of our chosen charity, John Taylor Hospice. We’ve dusted off our exercise gear and ditched the pub in favour of some hardcore training for this extremely worthy cause.
Now we’re going to make a wild speculation and say you’ve got a first aid kit at home. Or at least a box with the essentials: plasters, painkillers, cough medicine, cream to soothe mosquito bites and so on. But do you also have a first aid kit to fix up your ailing appliances?
Your trusty fridge is very hard working. In fact it’s probably one of the few appliances in your household that works 24/7. It keeps your veggies crisp and stops your milk from going sour, but that’s not to say your fridge can’t be improved!
Powerful enough for all cleaning tasks around the home and garden, this Karcher kit offers up to 50% more cleaning power when removing dirt and oil from bicycles, cars, garden furniture and small areas around the house.
So you’re cooking a roast dinner and the chicken’s done before the potatoes. Or you’re cooking two tiers of a cake and one is golden whilst the other is still pale and doughy. We’ve all been there, there’s no need to hang your head and bemoan your culinary skills. Blame your oven instead!
A regular trim is good for your lawn and healthy for you too. Anyone who’s pushed a heavy lawnmower around on a hot day knows that it’s a sure fire way to get the heart rate up! But if mowing your lawn is really, really hard work you could be using the wrong lawnmower. Not all mowers are alike, so it’s worth doing your research. Especially if you’ve just moved to a house with a bigger or smaller garden, or if your current mower is on its last legs.
You’ve probably in your lifetime heard someone proclaim “I don’t need a dishwasher, I have my mum/kids/significant other” (delete as applicable). But did you know these human “dishwashers” may be inferior to machines? The myth that hand washing is cleaner, uses less water and is more energy efficient than using a dishwasher is not quite on the money. It does depend on makes and models of course, but dishwashers have the potential to beat human hands hands down! Let’s compare the two.
It’s night time. You’re tucked up in bed. It’s dark, quiet and peaceful. But unbeknownst to you vampire power is draining energy from all around your home. Sounds spooky!
Actually… it’s less exciting than it sounds. Vampire power is just a more interesting term for the power being used by your appliances when they are left on standby. And it’s not garlic or a wooden stake which will ward off this vampire, just some good habits to minimise your energy use.