Money Saving Tree
Benjamin Franklin once said “a penny saved is a penny earned” and to help you save more than a few pennies around the home and garden, below are 25 money saving tips – many of which require minimal effort on your part.

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Chainsaw Cutting

A dull chain will make your chainsaw dangerous to use, partly because it’ll increase the wear and tear on other components. Yet, there are a number of reasons why the chain on your chainsaw can become blunt, such as cutting “dirty” sleepers through to placing it on the ground whilst it is still spinning.

If you have noticed the chain is no longer at its best, replacing it can keep you safe, save you money and what’s more it isn’t as time consuming as you may think.

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Chainsaw Storage

So you’ve cut down the tree in your garden and trimmed the top of your conifers off. Now what’s left for your chainsaw? Unlike other garden appliances, the chainsaw isn’t one which will be used on a regular basis – meaning it is likely to be stored away for longer periods of time.

As such, it’s important to make sure when storing your chainsaw you do so correctly, as this will ensure it is ready for action the next time you need it – and to make sure you store yours correctly, we recommend you follow the guidance below.

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Chainsaws

Spring is in the air and many of us are looking to get out into the garden to give it a much needed tidy. Part of this is likely to involve cutting the tops of your conifers off to help get as much sun as possible into the garden.

To carry out such a task, you’ll need a fully working chainsaw, with a sharp chain. If your chainsaw was used excessively last year, the latter could be an issue. Thankfully, bringing your chain back up to sharpness doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or costly.

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dirty stove when
When it comes to cleaning your cooker, it is possible to clean it using products you’re likely to find in your kitchen cupboard. But the best option is to use a specialist cleaner.

Such a cleaner will leave your cooker sparkling and remove any unpleasant odours. Choosing the right cleaner for the task is only part of cleaning your cooker. It’s also important to make sure that you clean every element of the cooker to keep it running at its optimum performance.

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Dishwasher
The dishwasher is for many households a great appliance, which dramatically cuts down the amount of time spent clearing up after enjoying a meal.

Unfortunately, from time to time the dishwasher may let you down, resulting in dishes coming out dirty or streaky. But this doesn’t automatically mean your appliance is broken and needs replacing. Instead there are steps which if taken, could significantly improve the performance of your dishwasher.

Below we’ve compiled six tips for a better cleaning dishwasher.

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Leaking Washing Machine
According to an article published last year, those within the 16-24 year old category are the most likely not to know how to use a washing machine. To help those who are unsure how to use their washing machine, we offer advice below.

Before washing any clothes within your washing machine, it’s important to make sure that you keep the following “Do’s” and “Don’ts” in mind.

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Cooker Switches
Have you been in that situation where you’re in the middle of cooking a family meal, when your cooker decides to give up the ghost and stops working completely? It can be extremely frustrating, but by loving your cooker it can also be prevented, and this doesn’t have to cost the earth.

The cooking unit can often be split down into three key parts, the cooker hood, cooker itself and then the hob. By keeping each of these components well maintained, your cooker will continue to perform to the best of its ability for a long time to come.

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Vacuuming

In the daily fight of keeping your home tidy, the vacuum cleaner is an invaluable appliance to have in your cleaning arsenal. Previously, we have looked at “How to Pick the Right Vacuum Cleaner”, the “4 Must Have Vacuum Cleaner Tools” and “How to Change a Vacuum Drive Belt”, enabling you to make the most out of the appliance.

In addition to following the advice outlined within these posts, there are other steps we recommend you take if you want to ensure you keep your vacuum cleaner working to its full potential. These include:

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Dishwasher
It is estimated that a dishwasher can save up to three weeks a year on washing up. However, as with all household appliances, from time to time, dishwashers can gain faults. To help limit the risk of faults occurring with yours, we’ve answered 7 of the most common questions below.

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