July 13, 2015 | Fun Tips  |  Money Saving Tips |
Soon thousands of British motorists will be heading down to Dover to catch a ferry across to France, before spending two weeks on the Languedoc coast, exploring Bordeaux or basking in the cosmopolitan aura of Paris as part of their summer holidays.
If you are one of those, before heading off on your holidays it’s important to make sure you are fully aware of the legal requirements when driving in France, as this will make all the difference to you enjoying your two-weeks away or facing a hefty on the spot fine – and potential penalty points on your licence.Read more
July 8, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning your home is often seen as a chore, and with the multitude of cleaning products available it can also be costly. But, there are a number of steps you can take to cut the cost of cleaning your home – without compromising on the quality of the clean.
Previously, in “Spring Clean with the Power of Steam” we’ve discussed how steam cleaners can be used as a chemical free way of cleaning your home, but did you know there are a range of everyday household products you can also use to clean your home?Read more
July 3, 2015 | Appliances and Appliance Care  |  Repair, Re-use & Recycle |
There’s no easy way to tell you this, but the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 which you’ve just spent over £300 on, and the washing machine which you rely on each week to clean the school uniforms, towels and bedding, aren’t going to last forever without regular care and maintenance.Read more
June 29, 2015 | Money Saving Tips  |  Washing Machines |
Come rain or shine, the washing machine is one appliance in the home which is in almost constant use, so it may come as no surprise that it accounts for roughly 7% of your energy bill. But, there are ways you can save money when using yours – without hindering the overall performance of the appliance.Read more
June 8, 2015 | Appliances and Appliance Care  |  Cooking & Kitchen |
Did you know the cost of running your fridge and freezer equates to roughly 7% of your annual electricity bill? Thankfully, there are a number of ways in which you can reduce the energy consumption, by making sure your appliance is energy efficient.Read more
May 22, 2015 | Gardening Tips & Advice  |  Money Saving Tips |
A survey conducted in 2014 revealed Brits on average spend £30,000 on gardening during their lifetimes. And whilst we can understand the importance of turning our gardens into a wall of colour we also know there are ways to achieve this for a fraction of the cost.
This is why, below, we’ve compiled a list of 22 easy ways to save money in your garden.Read more
May 8, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
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
May 6, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Gardening Tips & Advice  |  Money Saving Tips |
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.Read more
December 23, 2014 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Money Saving Tips |
How 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
February 5, 2013 | Money Saving Tips |
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