DIY & Home Improvement

LED LightBulbs

Earlier this year, it was suggested the average dual fuel customer is paying £1,265 per year. However, there are steps you can take to bring your energy prices down – such as switching to LED light bulbs.

LED bulbs are considered to be one of the most efficient ways of illuminating your home, and over recent years have become available in a number of formats, including GU10, B22 and E27 – with each LED bulb offering a number of benefits, compared to their counterparts.

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Save Money in the Home & Garden
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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Spring Clean with the Power of SteamWith spring already here, now is the perfect time to consider giving your home a spring clean and one of the best ways to provide a deep clean of your home, is to utilise the power of steam.

Steam cleaning is suitable for any home, including those with pets and young children as it relies on the power and heat of steam, rather than cleaning chemicals. What’s more, using steam to clean will also enable you to effectively remove stubborn dirt in areas which other cleaning methods cannot reach.

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Spring Cleaning TipsWith spring here, it’s time for us to consider spring cleaning. But before we pull out our arsenal of cleaning products from the cupboard, we need to decide what our overall aim of the annual spring clean is, is it to clean or declutter?
Whatever your goal, achieving it needn’t be hard work – if you have a plan of action.

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Find out what hard water is, how it can damage your appliances and how you can protect your appliances from hard water and the build up of limescale, within the infographic below.

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Remove Stains From Your FloorsOur flooring can become stained for various reasons from general wear and tear to spillages. In an ideal situation, the stains will be cleaned the moment they occur. But when this isn’t possible it doesn’t mean the floor needs to remain stained forever.

Instead, with the right care and attention, you can bring your floor back to its former glory. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the following tips for three of the most common flooring surfaces.

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Save Space in Your HomeSpace within many homes is at a premium, no matter how we decorate and manoeuvre furniture. But there are various accessories which can be used to help us utilise the space we have available. At BuySpares we’ve outlined some of the products which we would recommend you consider purchasing for various rooms within your home.

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How to Remove Coffee StainsWe’ve previously discussed within our blog how to get the perfect cup of coffee at home, and how to maintain your coffee machine. And whilst we are as much a fan of coffee as the next person, we appreciate that it can cause stains on carpets.

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks, with roughly 500g of coffee consumed per person each year, it is no surprise that on a regular basis homeowners the length and breadth of the UK are fighting with spilt coffee on their carpets.

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New Year Resolutions for Around the HomeAt the start of each year many of us will compile a list of resolutions, from kicking a dirty habit to exercising more. Despite sounding good when making such resolutions, it’s highly likely for some of us that within a couple of weeks of the New Year they’ll all have been broken.

With the new year just around the corner, why not consider making some which will a) save you money, b) keep your appliances running to their full capability for longer, and c) are easier to keep than attending the gym three times a week.

Some New Year resolutions which we here at BuySpares think you should all be considering, include:

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Save Money on Your Utility BillsHow much do you think you spend on your heating bills at present? According to the Energy Saving Trust, on average half the money spent on utility bills in the UK goes towards heating and hot water.

Is it therefore any surprise that come the first sign of winter, many households have the same debate rumbling on, whether to put the heating on.

But, did you know that by taking precautionary steps, you can reduce your energy bills at the same time as keeping your home warm. Five top tips we recommend at BuySpares are…..

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