How to Select the Perfect FreezerAlthough the freezer is one of the household appliances which uses the most electricity, due to being left on around the clock, it’s also one of the most invaluable appliances. As such, when it comes to purchasing a freezer, it’s important to make sure you’re selecting one which not only meets your needs and requirements, but is also energy efficient.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the following guide.

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Don't Let Your Lawnmower Ruin SpringWith the spring equinox just around the corner, many of us will be considering getting out into the garden to tackle the overgrown lawn. Unfortunately, if after the last cut last year, you failed to give your lawnmower a once over – as explained in our “Essential Garden Appliance Maintenance Ahead of Winter” post – there’s a good chance you’ll run into some difficulties.

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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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How to Choose the Right ChainsawChainsaws aren’t a necessity in every garden, but if you’re tree felling, taking the tops of your conifers off or cutting logs for your log burner, they are often the best garden appliance for the job. But how do you know which chainsaw is right for you and your requirements?

Before going out and purchasing a chainsaw, we recommend you carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages each model offers, especially as using such a garden appliance can be dangerous and cause serious injury.

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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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Prepare Your Lawn For Its First CutIt may seem like an age since you were last able to get out into your garden. But with spring now here, it’ll soon be time to begin seriously thinking about your lawn’s first cut of the year.

When it comes to the first cut, it isn’t as simple as getting the lawnmower out of your shed and getting on with it. Instead, to ensure your lawn remains a luscious green there are a few steps which you need to take, and these include:

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Prolong the Life of Your IronWhen it comes to ironing, there are two types of people, those who do it all in one go and those who only iron when they need the garment. Whichever category you fall into, as with all your household appliances it is important to make sure that you maintain and regularly clean your iron.

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10 Items to Recycle in the HomeOver recent years many of us have been looking to get thrifty with our money. One way many of us have been doing this is by recycling a range of household items and appliances and therefore giving them a new lease of life.

At BuySpares we are keen advocates of the repair rather than replace culture, and where others may see rubbish, we see inventive, quirky and unique household items which will brighten up your home and garden. To help you on your quest of recycling items within your home, we’ve compiled the following list of 10 creative ways to recycle household items.

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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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Why Won't Your Dishwasher DrainWithin the first two of our “customer questions” posts, we’ve looked at “How to Change a Vacuum Drive Belt” and “How to Change a Cooker Hinge”. Now, in the final part we look at why your dishwasher won’t drain.

If your dishwasher won’t drain water during the cycle it doesn’t mean your appliance is destined for the scrap heap. Instead, there are a few quick and easy checks you can make to repair your appliance and bring it back to its former glory.

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