DIY Home Winterizing

With winter and cold temperatures knocking on your door, it is a good idea to start preparations now, while the temperatures are still bearable. Winters can be rough, seeing how everywhere around the globe countries are experiencing snow and cold weather earlier or more severe than ever before. Make sure your home is ready for any such unforeseen contingency. Winter preparations often times do not require a great deal of time investment, only some knowledge and know-how on how to perform them. Much like house cleaning, preparing for winter is best done with a good to-do list and proper tools for the job.Start with insulation. It is one of the most effective solutions when it comes to preparing for the winter. You can insulate the attic and walls, as these are areas that heat escapes from. Warm air is light, and will easily escape through your attic, if there is no insulation there. Another problematic area of the house is windows and doors. Holes, cracks and other openings…
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DIY Painting

If your budget is thinned after buying a new house and interior, it might be a good idea to consider a do-it-yourself approach on some of the jobs around the new home. By far the most popular activity for home improvement is painting. It is one of the things that do not require special training or skills, nor does it require that much of preparation. What you need to do is arm yourself with patience and see some general advice on how to do the job properly. It will not only save you money but also cause less disruption to your home as it allows you to be flexible. And let’s not forget how fun it can be.The first thing you have to do is properly select the paint you want. Navigate the paint aisle with caution and bring samples to your home to best determine if what you are going after looks good on your wall.Consider what equipment you will need. The last thing you want is to start the painting job and discover you are missing something. This will delay your work and spoil y…
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End of tenancy cleaning – the DIY route

Has your tenancy lease come to an end and is it time to pack up and move to new accommodation? The stress of moving can be overwhelming along with check out fees that you may have agreed to in your contract with your landlord or estate agent. The terms of nearly every contract will include an end of tenancy cleaning, which when using professional cleaners can be really expensive! Appreciating everyone’s need to save a penny here or there, we’ve compiled a Do-It-Yourself guide so you can take care of your own end of lease cleaning. If you follow every step you can be sure to leave your old rented accommodation spotless!An end of tenancy cleaning is by no means a simple task, which is why so many tenants forfeit doing the job themselves and just agree to pay a cleaning agency. You’ll need to consider all aspects that must be properly cleaned, from the skirting boards, to the microwave and even the blinds, window frames and lighting fixtures! When handing over your keys you mu…
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