While you’re out at work earning money to keep your appliances ticking along, they could be eating up all the energy in your home! According to The Energy Saving Trust, an average household will spend £80 a year on powering appliances that are left on standby and not in use – scary stuff!
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What do you buy for that person who has everything? Or that person who has very particular tastes. Or even that person you don’t know too well, like your brother’s new girlfriend or the co-worker that always insists on buying you something. Don’t panic, don’t stress, we’ve got Christmas gift ideas for them all.
What do you do if your appliance doesn’t suit your decor? It’d be a shame to blow your hard-earned money on brand new appliances if your old ones are working perfectly well. Luckily there are a whole host of low-cost ways to make boring appliances look amazing without having to replace them!
There are two ways to be richer. You can make more money by badgering your boss for a promotion or selling your old DVDs on eBay. But if your finances are still stretched there’s no option but to face up to the dreaded alternative – save money by cutting back.
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.
Why is fixing your appliance yourself such a good call? You’ll often hear us proclaim that a DIY fix is so much better than hiring a tradesperson or buying a new machine. But can we back up our declarations? Yes siree! We have here not one but five reasons why it’s better to fix your appliance yourself and you don’t just have to take our word for it, our customers have a say in the matter too.
Your home is full of them, TV adverts are always reminding us of the latest ones…but do you know how much your household appliances, both big and small, are costing you each year to run?
According to the Department of Energy & Climate Change, in 2014 the average electricity bill in the UK was over £590. But do you know how much your appliances are costing you?
We all do it, on January 1st as the haze begins to clear and the cleaning up from the night before commences, New Year resolutions are made – whether it’s swearing to get fit by joining a gym, kicking a vice or taking up a hobby.
But, to flip things on their head we’ve decided to share our top 17 New Year resolutions for the home we think you should make – especially as they can help you save money.
We’ve all seen the John Lewis #manonthemoon Christmas advert and the Coca-Cola truck has made its annual appearance meaning one thing – Christmas is just around the corner.
Stress levels are likely to be rising as you run around the shops looking for the must-have toy for your children or the chestnuts for your stuffing, and this is all before you get your home ready for visitors.Read more
Over recent weeks the UK has endured Storm Abigail and Storm Barney, with the latter bringing gusts of winds of up to 85mph, which left thousands throughout the UK without power. Whilst Abigail and Barney may have eased off, the winter weather is likely to tighten its grip over the coming months.
To make sure you’re ready for any big freeze, we’ve compiled 9 top tips to help you stay warm in winter.