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These Restoration Hacks Could Save You A Fortune! [Infographic]

Do you want to add value to your home, or transform the way it looks both inside and out, but don’t quite have the budget to do so? Fear not, as we’ve got a range of useful tips for you that you can put into work on your home. They could save you thousands! Patch Plaster Cracks Many people believe that cracks represent structural problems, but this simply isn’t the case. The majority of plaster cracks are cosmetic. Materials needed: –          Jointing compound –          Plaster washers –          Masking tape –          A plastering trowel Tape around the area you wish to…

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How to Increase Home Security on a Budget

Many people would like to improve the standard of security in their home. Unfortunately, this will often cost a lot of money. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way. There are plenty of things that you can be doing to improve the level of security that you have in your home without splashing out thousands of pounds – let’s take a look… Use Security Signs Even if you don’t have CCTV installed at your home, it doesn’t maen that you can’t have stickers or signs up suggesting otherwise. If people think that you have surveillance around your home,…

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Incredible Container Creations

Shipping containers are usually used to transport large amounts of goods, but that’s not the only thing they are suitable for. These huge, strong containers are large enough to walk around in and sturdy enough to protect people from the elements. They make a cheap and easy base for a whole range of exciting projects not to mention they are super cool and environmentally friendly; upcycling at its best! Here’s a quick look at some of the most interesting uses for storage containers. 1. Shipping Container Homes A large shipping container can be turned into a small but comfortable apartment…

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Avoiding Damp Damage During Storage

Dampness is one of the worst things that furniture can be exposed to. Moist, humid environments can cause mold and mildew to take hold, seriously damaging your furniture and also creating a potential health hazard. If you need to store some furniture for a prolonged period of time, it is a good idea to take some precautions to prevent damp damage. Preventing Damp Damage Putting your furniture in self-storage can keep it safe and dry while you are decorating or moving house. However, not all self-storage units are created equal. You should choose your self-storage units carefully, and pack the…

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Finding Storage Auctions in the UK

If the popular reality-style documentaries, such as ‘Storage Hunters’ and ‘Storage Wars’ are anything to go by, then abandoned self-storage units are a treasure trove of exciting and potentially valuable items. Those TV shows follow the escapades of people who attend self-storage auctions, purchasing foreclosed storage units to see if the items kept in them have any value. A lot of the time, the units are full of junk, but every now and then antiques, collectibles or valuable pieces of jewellery are found in the foreclosed lots.  If you’d like to see if you can replicate their success, these tips…

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Decluttering your home – Resolutions for a clutter-free 2014

Every year, millions of home owners spend their weekends “spring cleaning” – throwing out unwanted junk, organizing keepsakes and trying to get on top of the clutter that they have accrued over the holiday period. This year, instead of just spring cleaning, why not make a resolution to de-clutter your home once and for all? For most people, de-cluttering is easy, but preventing the clutter from building back up is not. Instead of making a sweeping rule that you won’t let your home fill up with clutter again, try these simple, easy to stick to resolutions that will help you…

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