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10 Autumn Cleaning Tips For Your Home

10 Tips for Autumn Cleaning

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but it has been suggested by health experts that such a deep clean should be carried out twice a year – with the second time being autumn.

Autumn is an essential time to give your home a deep clean due to the falling temperatures outside and the heating being on, combined with windows being closed, making it the perfect conditions for carpets to harbour dirt, germs and harmful allergens.

To help you clean your home, in this post we’ve compiled 10 autumn house cleaning tips.Read more

Handy Tips For Redecorating Your Home

Handy Tips for Redecorating Your Home

Like our wardrobes, from time to time our homes need a new look and whilst this can be achieved by adding some art to the walls or a new rug in the lounge, there are other times when nothing but completely redecorating a room will do.

Along with adding a new look to your home, redecorating is also a great way to increase the value of your home, with it being estimated that a redecorated home can increase in value on average by nearly 3%.Read more

5 Effective Back-To-School Cleaning Tips For Your Home

Back to School Cleaning Made Easy

This time last year we provided you with a two-part blog which looked at deep cleaning your kitchen and your floors following the school holidays. Now we’re another year older and another year wiser – and following the partial washout of the summer – we appreciate there are various other areas of your home which could do with a back-to-school clean.

As such, below you’ll find 8 effective tips to help you bring a sparkle back to your home, and each tip is designed to be quick, simple and cost-effective.Read more

How To Save Money On Your Heating Bills

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…..Read more

First Day of Winter Must Haves

Winter Must HavesThe weather may have been cold for the last few weeks, but today (December 21st) is officially the first day of winter and whilst we cannot guarantee what the weather will be like over the coming months, at BuySpares we know there are a few things for in and around the house which you need to consider, to ensure winter runs smoothly for you and your loved ones.

These include…Read more

7 Easy Ways You Can Keep The Heat In This Winter…

Heat Saving TipsThe weather is getting colder and you will soon be using the heating and make adjustments to your home in order to keep the heat in, but your utility bills down. In preparation for the big chill, we thought we would share some of the BuySpares team’s top tips for ensuring your not being wasteful with your energy or money.Read more

DIY This Spring? Try Out a Feature Wall!

DIY TipsIn our recent blog post; ‘100 Tips For Your Home & Garden’, we mentioned the idea of a feature wall. A feature wall is a fantastic way to brighten up your living space at a relatively low price.  You could use feature paint, wallpaper or removable stickers on a single wall for an extra added dimension. A feature wall is a great way to show a bit of personality in a room, and draw attention towards a certain area. Use bold colours to create a more dramatic effect.Read more

Are You Tackling Odd Jobs Around the Home This Spring?

DIY TipsWe are all familiar with the spring clean, but it is also the perfect opportunity to do some of those jobs you’ve been putting off for a while. There is never a shortage of things around the home that could benefit from a little bit of TLC, whether it’s fixing a wonky shelf or replacing a tired carpet or just about anything else – it pays to have the right tools for the job.Read more