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A Bright Idea For Saving Money

Energy efficiency is a hot topic and one thing that is sure to be mentioned is lighting. This post aims to answer some common questions including: How much can energy efficient light bulbs save the average household? How do energy saving bulbs compare to traditional light bulbs? And what types of energy saving light bulbs are available?Read more

How Warm Should Your Home Be in Winter?

Model House With A Scarf

Over recent months, many of us will have been discussing with loved ones a) when the heating should go on and b) at what temperature the heating should be set at. The latter of these discussions is likely to cause many debates as various members of the family will undoubtedly want the heating at a higher temperature than others.

But is there a correct temperature your home should be during the winter?Read more

10 Top Tips to Get Your Money’s Worth When Buying a New Appliance

Woman Choosing New Washing Machine

Most of the advice we give focuses on repairing your appliances rather than replacing them so it may come as a shock to see us talking about buying new appliances. There are sadly times however when appliances are broken beyond repair, or are so old so that it’s actually costing you more to run them than it is to buy a brand new machine.

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16 Frugal New Year Resolutions for the Home

16 Frugal New Year Resolutions for the Home

The time has came where many of us are looking to make New Year Resolutions, and it’s estimated that throughout our lifetimes we spend £21,000 on attempting to achieve such resolutions for them to be broken come February. [source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brits-spend-21000-in-their-lifetime-on-new-years-resolutions-9951139.html]

Resolutions, however, shouldn’t just be about getting fit, cutting back on certain vices or resolving to see family / friends more. They should also be about looking to be happier in everything you do, and to help we’ve shared 16 (frugal) New Year resolutions for the home.Read more

Save Money By Switching to LED Bulbs

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.Read more

10 Creative Ways You Can Recycle Household Items

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.Read more