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5 DIY Trick or Treats

5 DIY Trick or Treats

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 neighborhood 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.

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Fix it With Tools

eSpares Joins National Fix It Week

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.

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wooden Window With Lamp

Small Fixes for Big Savings – Wooden Window Frames

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?

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5 Great Ideas to Celebrate Swap Ideas Day

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.

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Hack things better with Sugru

Sugru is a really cool new product that I’ve been boring my colleagues about for a couple of months now. It’s a silicone molding clay/glue that you can shape to fit more or less anything. It sticks to most things, cures overnight and is flexible, durable and heat resistant. It’s one of those things that you can’t quite believe hadn’t already been invented.

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