Tag archives for: DIY
Maybe he taught you to tie your shoelaces. Or came to pick you up when you missed the last train home. Or even let you have the last biscuit in the packet. There’s no doubt dads work hard to keep their kids happy so Father’s Day is your chance to express your gratitude!
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?
At eSpares we are inundated with customer questions through our social media accounts, as well as our blog and we love to answer these questions as we know our answers help our customers fix their appliances for less.
To celebrate Fix It Week, we’ve randomly picked three customer questions we’ve been asked since the start of the year – along with the answers we’ve provided, in the hope that these questions will help you fix your appliance.
Adding value to your home doesn’t need to be difficult. In this infographic, we explain how by carrying out some DIY you can increase the value of your home.
Over the weekend, we hit (and then surpassed) 25 million views on our YouTube channel, so to celebrate we thought we would share the 12 top videos on the channel – some of which have required us to delve into our back catalogue.
As we all know today (October 31st) is Halloween, a time when children dress up as devils, witches, ghouls and ghosts, before going around the neighbourhood shouting “trick or treat”.
Trick or Treat is a phrase which is not only applicable to Halloween, but also for some DIY tasks. Earlier this year incahootscotland.com reported that British residents spend over £3,000 fixing DIY mistakes; whilst 250,000 people are seriously injured carrying out simple DIY tasks.
Have a look around your kitchen, how many appliances can you see? There will be your cooker, hob and cooker, no doubt a microwave too; not to mention a washing machine and in a large proportion of homes a tumble dryer too.
In your cupboards you may also have a blender, toaster and steamer. These are all from one room, when you consider the other appliances dotted around your home there will be a vast number. Now, imagine if you will for a moment that a couple of these appliances (the bigger ones such as your cooker and washing machine) stop working. Frustrating right? Not to mention costly.
As you pull up onto your driveway after a hard day at work, are you happy with the sight which greets you? Does the outside of your house do you justice? Now, at eSpares, we know that during the spring and summer months, many of you will have spent time mowing the lawn, weeding flowerbeds and trimming hedges to ensure that your garden (and invariably your home) looks neat and tidy, but what about the outside of the house itself?
Today, September 10th may not mean a lot to you, unless it’s a) your birthday – in which case happy birthday or b) you’re a huge Duran Duran fan and you’re excited about the nationwide release of their concert film which comes out today.
For us at eSpares neither of the above are applicable, but today is still important to us, because today is officially “swap ideas day”, and to join in with the festivities of such a day, we’ve compiled five ideas which we think all homeowners should be aware of – we’ve made sure they are cost-effective, and for those of you interested in “upcycling”, products you are likely to already have within your home.