We’ve all seen how crazy the queues outside the Apple store get. Nowadays we don’t just get replacement electronics when the old ones break, we upgrade to get the latest tech. If new and exciting features are making you want to scrap your appliance, these eye-watering stats might make you think twice.
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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.
Got a vacuum that’s just not cleaning? A cooker that’s not cooking? A coffee machine that’s not coffeeing (I know that’s definitely a real word so don’t worry about getting a dictionary because I’ve already looked and it’s totally in there)?
Spares aren’t particularly exciting. No matter which way you cut it. I mean you wouldn’t take the family or a loved on one a “spares” shopping spree at the weekend or treat them to a voucher for a new oven thermostat on their next birthday. Nonetheless they are great and are essential to keep our appliances working properly. Not to mention they will save you time and money vs buying new.
Some alternative uses for everyday items found in and around your home.
Use this as an alternative to shaving cream. It protects and moisturises, not to mention will leave you smelling good enough to eat?
Ok so everyone is always harping on about how important it is to eat your fruit and veg and get your 5 a day – with good reason!! Fruit and veg provide us with loads of nutrients that are good for mind, body and soul. Ok, not sure about the ‘soul’ factor but look, they’re healthy and taste great. However, fresh produce is not the cheapest of things to buy in the supermarket, so storing it properly to maximise its shelf life is essential.Read more
Ok, so you’ve done a good thing here by finding a spare, fixing your appliance and saving yourself some time and dosh. So why not go ahead and pamper yourself. Fix it yourself, fix yourself. After all you deserve it. Right, so you’re at home a little tired from your appliance repairs and not entirely keen on the idea of going out for anything……..surely there are some things in your home you can make use of?
An article featured in The Metro this week about a survey conducted by the University of Manchester, stated 85% of microwaves that people throw away are actually fixable. Replacing parts on them could save you pounds not to mention keep the landfill free of waste that is potentially useful. It’s particularly relevant when considering that not only is the country battling a recession but the earth is also battling the destruction of its wildlife, eco-systems and natural resources. Now is a good a time as any to look at what you can do in and around your home with regard to fixing your appliances (other than just your microwave) to save money as well as reduce your waste.
So you’re back at your desk, back at work. Sleeping in on a Tuesday is now but a distant dream, gone for another year. Morale can tend to be quite low this week; apparently yesterday 2million people called in sick.Read more