World TVWhen thinking about television, we often think about endless channels of soaps, sport and reality TV mixed in with documentaries and news. In reality, whilst all of these are encompassed by TV, television’s importance in society runs much deeper than this.

In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly recognised the importance of the television within society and proclaimed November 21st as World Television Day. As part of the day, the United Nations encourage all member states to exchange television programmes which focus on issues such as peace, security and cultural change enhancements.

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limescale.jpgAre you aware of how much limescale in everyday household appliances could be costing you on an annual basis? According to the British Water Authority, as little as 1.66mm of a limescale coating within your appliance can reduce the appliances effectiveness by 12 percent, which can add as much as £200 to your annual energy bills.

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Red WineIf you look around your home it’s likely that you’ll spot one or two small stains, which whilst no-one else visiting will notice, because you’re aware of them, they always stand out as you pass. Getting rid of stains without the right stain removal products can often be a laborious and prolonged task, which still doesn’t bring about perfect results.

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Fridge CleaningThe fridge is an appliance which we all trust and rely on, and one of only a few appliances within the home which is used continuously during the day. To celebrate the fridge, today (November 14th is Clean Your Refrigerator Day – a day when we should all take the time to give our fridges the thorough clean that they not only deserve, but are most likely calling out for.

Rumours suggest that Clean Your Refrigerator Day was started by one of the big manufacturers, however the origin of the event has blurred overtime. But this doesn’t mean that the meaning behind the day is any less valid.

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In the second part of our “Winter Survival Kit”, we bring you the remaining seven items which are essential to keep your home warm over the cold winter months.

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Wellco-pro-pageHave a quick look around your kitchen, chances are you’ve not only got a cooker, cooker hood, fridge and freezer on show; but there’s also likely to be other kitchen appliances from microwaves and kettles, through to toasters and coffee makers. Each of these appliances are, in their own special way, vital to helping you produce the culinary delights and hot beverages you and your family enjoy.

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The weather may be unseasonably warm at the moment, but winter is fast approaching. To help prepare your home for the colder months, at BuySpares we’ve compiled the essential “Winter Survival Kit”.

Find out the first eight items in the infographic below.

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tumble2Winter may be upon us, the skies may be grey and the rain falling on a daily basis; but we all need to make sure that our clothes are dried after being washed. Having clothes left to dry on radiators is not ideal, as the moisture contained will be drawn into the room which can lead to condensation and in some cases damp forming. Drying clothes on radiators can also hinder the performance of your heating and cost you money.

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lampBrightening up your home can be done in a number of ways, from changing the decor to a lighter paint colour and reducing the amount of furniture within your rooms, through to putting up more mirrors to reflect natural light, and using light bulbs which not only offer a bright light but reflect it throughout the room.

In times gone by a light bulb would be a traditional incandescent bulb; but over recent years these have been phased out, not only across the UK but also across Europe; with their replacements coming in one of three forms – halogen, LED or CFL.

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BS_Contest_PortableSpeakersWe are delighted to announce a new opportunity for all of our Facebook fans. BuySpares is running a competition, where three lucky fans will win a Universal Portable Speaker System.

The competition will run for 2 weeks starting on Saturday 1st November 2014 and is planned to end on 14th November 2014.

To enter the competition, participants simply have to like the “Win 1 of 3 Portable Speaker Systems” post. Three winners will be chosen at random by BuySpares. All entries must be submitted before 14th November 2014 in the name of an individual person. The prizes can only be awarded to these people whose name is on the winning entry.

To enable free delivery by our courier the winners must provide their full name, a UK mainland delivery address with postal code and a mobile number. The prize must be claimed within 20 days of the announcement of the winners.

The prizes of the competition is a Universal Portable Speaker System.

There’s no cash alternative – it’s a fun competition! Enter now!

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