Prepare your home for the spring in 7 easy steps

Our homes are often neglected in the winter, as we try to save up money or simply lack motivation in the freezing temperatures. But once the snow starts melting and the first spring rains come, it’s time to prepare your house for the new season. Start with the exterior – have a walk around your…

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Essential life skills to teach your children during the school holidays

There’s never a wrong time to start teaching your children life skills. Quite the opposite – the earlier you start, the better. Finding the spare time to do it is not as easy. Children lead a busy life, occupied with school, extra-curricula activities, homework and friends. 24 hours a day are just not enough! That’s…

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Teach kids to help with chores and housework

Practical and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for him or her

All couples celebrate Valentine’s Day differently – some prefer a quiet movie night with snacks, some go all out with enormous bouquets, expensive jewellery and big nights out. Whatever your preferences we’d always encourage you to think of the future when buying presents for your beloved one. Invest in gifts, which your partner can make…

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Valentine's Day thoughtful and practical presents

How to protect your home, if you’re going on a winter holiday

We all love a cheeky winter holiday abroad. Whether it’s lying on a sunny beach, when everyone is shivering back home, or having an adrenaline rush from skiing or snowboarding – you’re lucky and you know it. But while you’re having the time of your life, your home can be in danger of burglaries or…

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How to re-pressurise your boiler?

If you notice that your boiler’s water pressure indicator is reading below 1 bar of atmospheric pressure, your boiler needs to be re-pressurised. Causes of lost pressure can vary – it can be a sign of a leak in your boiler system, or it could have happened as a result of bleeding your radiators. There’s…

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The most common problems caused by snow

We are all excited about the possibility of a snowfall until it actually happens. Once the snowflakes start falling and it’s time to get to work in the morning, the reality of snow-covered roads and icy driveways is not quite as appealing. And the problems aren’t just confined to the outside. More often than not…

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frozen tree branch because of snow

How to help the elderly and vulnerable this winter?

The winter season is challenging in many ways: from increasing bills to unexpected breakages and lingering coughs and colds. But situations, which cause temporary discomfort for the regular person can be extremely difficult and even dangerous for the elderly and vulnerable. A beautiful snowfall, covering the city with a white blanket usually leads to a…

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Daughter helping elderly vulnerable dad to stay in touch

Is it worth investing in a household repair plan?

Repair plans can often be a saving grace in very expensive emergency situations or seem like a waste of money with other providers. If you decide to do your own research and check the popular forums you’ll probably end up more confused than when you started. Although Rightio’s Care Club home maintenance plans include unlimited…

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10 little-known energy saving secrets

Saving energy is not only great for the household bills, but it benefits the environment as well. When we dedicate to cutting down on our energy usage, we consume less natural resources and reduce pollution at the same time! Of course, we all know the major rules; choose energy saving lightbulbs, switch off plugs and…

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How to deal with a frozen condensate pipe?

Frozen condensate pipes are usually the culprit behind your malfunctioning boiler and heating system during the coldest months of the year. All new boilers, installed in the last 10 years are condensate boilers because of a change in the law regulations. These boilers are better for the environment and more cost-efficient but their condensate pipes…

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Engineer fixing boiler because of frozen condensate pipe