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Tips for Keeping your Van Secure over Winter
As winter starts to take hold and the nights get darker, crime will start to increase. This is a particular issue for van drivers, whose potential valuable assets make their vehicles a prime target for break ins and theft. On average, 30 vans are stolen every day and those figures are only increasing.
DIY Van Cleaning and Repair Tips
As a tradesman, you’ll know that every penny counts and as repairs and maintenance can be a costly way to repair small problems with your van, you’ll want to know cost effective and easy quick fixes to get your van in working order without having to take it off the road, costing you time and money and maybe even work.
Tips to keep Scaffolding secure
Modern scaffolding is everywhere as building projects become larger and more frequent throughout towns and cities. Jobs are also becoming more complex and the height of scaffolding often requires strict safety measures to be put in place. What are some of the best tips to make scaffolding as secure as possible and keep your staff safe? Whether these be behavioural, structural or personal, there are things you can do to keep yourself as safe as possible and things you can think about to keep others safe and prevent accidents before they occur. These range from proper PPE to temporary edge protection. A construction site can be a complex and dangerous place with often changing weather conditions so keeping your structure as secure as you can goes along to keeping risk down and making sure your staff are safe.
What do Funeral Directors Do?
Unfortunately, at one point or another in our lives, we will most likely have to deal with the process of setting up or discussing a funeral with a funeral director. The role of funeral director is often seen as quite vague and can be misleading so this post hopes to clarify what a funeral director does, what their role is and how they can support you during your time of need.
Pros and Cons of House Plants in Property Staging
Staging your property for sale has never been more important in the current market with increased competition and industry professionals constantly warning of a potential market crash. The need to make your property stand out as well as be immediately welcoming to potential buyers has increased and with that so has speculation of the best ways to stage your home. A recent article in Homes & Garden (https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/houseplant-staging-is-the-secret-to-selling-your-home) discussed the simple house plant as being the secret to selling your home quickly and while house plants certainly add a lot to a property, are they all they’re cracked up to be? This piece will look at the usefulness of the house plant in the property staging process as well as potentially the limitations and pitfalls of house plants. We will also take a brief look at how to style them.
Avoiding Ski Knee Injuries
With the winter olympics just finishing up and ski season still with a few months to go, many will be tempted to get out on the snow and give the frost conditions a run out. It is worth remembering that skiing is an ‘extreme sport’ and this means that the potential for injury or an accident is high.
Working From Home Interior Design Tips and Common Mistakes
With the world changed forever by the impact of the 2020 pandemic, one of the biggest changes came in the form of work from home. Most office jobs were moved to a remote working environment with zoom calls becoming more of a reliance for business communication. While offices have reopened and businesses are heading back to a sense of normality, the work from home experience has stuck for a majority of people.
Tips for Property Staging Your Home For Sale in 2022
It’s no secret that currently the housing market is booming. House prices are on the rise and houses are being sold at record speeds. With this current environment, the temptation comes to sell while the going is good and with the market predicted to level off in late 2022, it’s more important than ever to make your property attractive to potential buyers to incentivise higher bids and make yourself stand out from the noise.
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans : The Pros and Cons
Organising a funeral is one of the most difficult and emotional things you can face. A funeral for a loved one is obviously a painful time but it can also prove to be an expensive one. This is why a pre-paid funeral plan has become an increasingly popular solution. Freezing the price while allowing the loved one to plan their day how they want it provides an intriguing alternative but is it all too good to be true? This article will endeavour to weigh up the pros and cons of pre-paid funeral plans to provide further perspective and help you with what will be a hard choice.
What Causes Prickly Heat and Solutions
Prickly Heat is a common skin rash condition that results in an itchy rash. Often referred to as sweat rash or heat rash, it’s proper name is miliaria rubra. It’s more common in children but it’s a regular occurrence across the warmer months and even in the later colder seasons. This piece aims to talk about the causes of the rash as well as some of the solutions. Like with all rashes, it’s difficult to fully prevent the rash but understanding why it happens and how to treat it can be very useful in reducing the uncomfortability and providing quicker relief.
What is a septic tank? How does a septic tank work?
It’s not something we enjoy thinking or talking about but effective drainage is increasingly important in the age of growing households and water shortages. Septic tanks have been popular as a water treatment solution for many years. A septic tank, if properly maintained, can last decades, making it a good money saver. This is reliant on you actually knowing what a septic tank is and how best to manage it, however. A poorly maintained septic tank may need replacing after only a few years. Do not fret however as this article will lay out what a septic tank is and how it works as well as how to maintain it.