Thursday, 8 November 2018
Checking Your Car
Before you set out on a long journey, make sure you check things like oil and water to ensure that you have enough. It's also a sensible idea to check that you have enough petrol and that all of the lights around your car work. The last thing you want to do is run out of petrol or have a silly problem with the car cause you an unnecessary delay. By checking these things beforehand, you can avoid larger problems later down the line.
One thing that many people overlook in the winter months is their air conditioning. It is easy to assume that the air conditioning for your car is about keeping the car cool, however, it also used for heating - so you'll want to get this checked to make sure your car is kept cosy throughout the colder months.
Calling In The Experts
It is really important that your car is serviced by an expert on a regular basis too. Getting things like wheel tracking, engine performance and general running of your car helps to ensure your car is healthy and will continue to run efficiently for as long as possible. Maintain your vehicle for better and safer performance by availing car servicing in Northampton from Calmac Tyres Autocentre. Make sure they check the health of any spare tyres you have too!
You can do all of the preparation possible, but you should also ensure that you're well equipped should things not go to plan. It's a good idea to ensure that you have some essential items in your car boot - a bottle of water, blankets, a warning triangle and a spare can of petrol are the minimum items I would recommend. You could also pack some cereal bars and other food items if you're driving through somewhere rural.
Ask yourself, is your car ready for winter? If not, it's a good idea to get it serviced and looked at now- so you can be sure you're as ready as possible for the driving conditions the harsh winter months can bring!
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
If there is one piece of information I can give you when it comes to moving house, it is to ensure that you are as organised as possible. I am a massive fan of writing lists, and a list of tasks can be a really good place to start. Even a basic list of what needs to be done when moving house is a good place to start. That way, you get a sense of achievement when you're able to tick these off too - great for motivation!
Preparation is Key
It is all well and good being organised, but it is also a good idea to make sure you know what you are dealing with. Get things like removal quotes, broadband prices and your utilities sorted out well in advance. This will mean that you have less to worry about when things get hectic as moving day approaches.
Just remember, that whatever you do - things are likely to get hectic. You can be really organised and get everything prepped in advance, but you can almost guarantee that something will come along and put a spanner in the works. Just remind yourself that in the end it'll all be worth it and you'll soon be in your brand new house, enjoying a cup of tea on your sofa - heaven!
What tips would you share with someone who wants to move house?
Sunday, 4 November 2018
When I moved house earlier this year, I got all the help I could to make life easier. Many people might see this as lazy, but I had so much going on and only a few days to move house so I wanted to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible. The flat I moved into had been empty for a few months so one of the first things I did was look up a garden service. Yes, truth be told I could have got out the lawnmower and done it all myself but I opted to hire a gardener and I don't regret it for a second.
It's Okay To Say No
Many of us are guilty of taking on too much and this can lead to feelings of stress and often makes life much harder than it needs to be. It's essential that you consider saying no to things that you feel are just going to be too much. It really is okay to say no to stuff that is just not possible. It's easy to fall into the trap of wanting to please everyone, but in reality, this is just not possible, so keep this in mind!
We're lucky to live in an age where things can be made much easier for us if we want. For example, I don't drive so I tend to get food shopping delivered as this just makes life easier for when it comes to taking the shopping home - now if only they'd put it away for me too!
What do you do to make your life easier?
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Friday, 2 November 2018
It is a really good idea to ensure that your boiler and heating system is serviced at least every couple of years. A broken boiler is not a fun experience and can be costly, simple maintenance before this can help to avoid this problem. Look up a local plumber or heating expert as they'll likely offer affordable heating servicing packages.
We don't tend to give much thought to our windows, but they're really important! For example, if they haven't been checked in a few years they could be letting in cold air - which will cost you big on your heating bill! Give them a check over before winter approached and ensure they seem secure and draught free! Don't forget to check glass in doors and your conservatory if you have one too.
There's no harm in checking over appliances every now and then too! For example, give your washing machine a clean with one of those sachets that are designed to clean the drum of the machine. You'll find it runs much more efficiently once you have. It's also a good idea to give your freezer a defrost every now and then too - you'll be surprised and how icy these can get!
In general, we all think to service things such as a car on a regular basis, so why not our house too?
Monday, 29 October 2018
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