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Did you know that indoor house plants have many health benefits, as well as having the ability to brighten up a room? They increase oxygen levels throughout the day, remove pollutants, and apparently can even increase memory retention by 20%, making them perfect for studying or working at your desk! If you’re lost about where to get started, check out our top 10 indoor house plants below for inspiration. Let us know if we missed your favourite one out – we’d love to hear about it! Top 5 Indoor House Plants 5 – Peace Lily Despite their beauty, these plants are very easy to take care of which is why they are popular office and home plants. All they ask for is medium to low light, and not to be over watered. Check the top of the soil weekly and water when dry. Remember that they are more tolerant of under…

We’re sticking by you in this article! We know that there is nothing more frustrating than wanting to do a quick DIY job at home but not being sure on which glue to use- especially when there are so many types of glue out there. That’s why we’ve done our research and put a clear guide together, so you can get yourself out of that sticky DIY situation quickly! Furniture When repairing a wobbly piece of furniture, always use a PVA adhesive. It is simple to use, doesn’t need mixing, and can be sanded down easily. Also, it dries clear so you don’t have to worry about mess! PVA can be used on almost any surface, including timber, metal and masonry. It is known as the best glue to use on wood, however, make sure that you get rid of any ‘old’ glue between the joints, and put a firm…

Winter has set in, and with shorter days and longer nights comes an unfortunate increase in home burglaries. In fact, there’s normally a 25% spike in the number of home burglaries during autumn and winter. People go on holiday, homes are left empty, and the wet, windy weather can wreck havoc on loose panels and fences, leaving spots open for burglars to take advantage of. Never fear though – steps can certainly be taken to keep your home safe, and we’ve put together our best advice! Secure your french door You can buy fancy tools to do this, but a tension rod also works very well! Just extend the rod to ensure it’s pushing against your french door, keeping it from being forced open. Be alarmed Inexpensive alarms can be added to your doors and windows. Even a small noise could be enough to deter a burglar, and will signal…

We all have those objects in our house that we hide at the bottom of the cupboard, objects with stains so ingrained we start to think maybe it’s always been that way, objects we don’t even try to fully clean anymore. Well, it’s time for a change. These 10 cleaning tips will have your things sparkling new again, and loads of them can be accomplished with simple household items! 1. Chopping boards Lemon and salt works wonders on chopping boards. You can either mix the two together in a bowl, and rub this solution on with a wet sponge, or you can place salt directly onto the board and rub the lemon over it until the juice comes out. Once done, rinse, dry, and voila! 2. Copper pots Copper pots looking more brown? Sprinkle salt on the surface, add vinegar, and rub with a wet sponge until the original colour returns. 3.…

As the weather gets colder and colder, it’s a good idea to take another look at what you can do to optimise your heating. Heating your house can account for a huge percentage of your energy bill, and there’s nothing worse than paying for heat you never feel! This checklist should have you getting the most from your heating, and will keep your house warm in winter. 1. Stop the drafts A draught excluder by the door, a chimney balloon, or even covers for your keyhole and letterbox can have a huge impact on stopping heat from escaping, and keeping you cosier! Draught excluders can be very easily DIYed with some fabric or blanket and a little insulation (or even rice!) 2. Insulate your windows Windows are a major source of heat loss. If you have single pane windows, consider installing storm windows. Newer storm windows open and close and…