Securing Your Home While You Are Away

Traveling away for some time is a good way to unwind, but your home may be susceptible to burglary and theft while you are away. You need the peace of mind wherever you are in the world that your house is secured for you to truly enjoy your travel time as nothing could be more disappointing than returning to find your most valuable possessions are missing and your property damaged.

There is, therefore, the need to secure your home while you are away. Follow the tips below to keep your house safe while you are away.

Lock the house It might seem pretty obvious, but a good number of people forget to secure all the entry points into their houses. Locking the house is the simplest way of protecting your house while on vacation. Lock all the windows and doors to your house properly. This keeps away opportunistic thieves who may take advantage of your laxity to gain easy entry into your house while you away. You should invest in a pickproof and strong padlock and reinforce the doors and windows further with grills to make it more difficult for burglars to break in.

Continue Reading

Common Things You Don’t Actually Need In Your House

What is the exciting thing that comes after buying your own house? Yep, it’s shopping! It’s now time to fill in your house with items that will officially brand it as your home. But, don’t get too carried away with the shopping. You wouldn’t want your freshly bought townhouse filled with random items, right? If you’re confused as to what NOT to buy, worry no more! We present to you these items that you may want to ask yourself, “Do I really need these?”

{Image source here}

Special surface cleaning agent Is it necessary to use 5 different cleaning agents just to make the kitchen squeaky clean? Even just one should be enough. You can even be creative and use natural ingredients in your pantry like lemon and vinegar to clean and sanitize.

Special knife set Sure, it’s nice to pattern your kitchen from those cooking shows with a professional chef. But, do you need 20 knives in your kitchen? For items like these, quality should be considered over quantity. The idea is to only have several various pieces that will last for years. 

Continue Reading

Garden Tranquility

People often associate the house with relaxation. But we do they always shove the garden aside?! The garden can be the ultimate place of tranquility if you let it. Yes, there might be some times of the year where it might not be the best to in. The cold and the rain doesn’t really sound like tranquility, does it? But when the sun is shining, and the birds are singing, there’s no end to the amount of relaxation you can have. If you’re struggling for inspiration, we’ve got some inspiring tips on how you can turn your garden into a place of tranquility by awakening your senses. Read on to find out more.

Image Source

Sight is one of the most important sense when it comes to tranquility. The things around you need to be calm and gentle if you want to feel relaxed. A lot of the things that you can put in your garden will achieve this. First, let’s start with the plants and trees you can place around to brighten the place up. The darker a place, the darker the mood. The more colours you see, the happier you’re going to be. One thing that really does symbol relaxation is palm trees. Palm trees transport you to that relaxing beach environment that we all crave, but most of the time can’t have. This one kind of couples in with the sound section of the article. With the beautiful green palm trees swaying in the wind, and the sun beating down on you, it truly will feel bliss. To fill the garden with an array of colours, we recommend you chose from tulips, daffodils, crocus, as well as much more than you can find on the internet!

Continue Reading

5 Signs You Need to Remove That Tree Today

Image source here

Are you a nature lover that hates the idea of cutting down trees? I also feel upset when I see deforestation. But I had to ignore this instinct when I started tending my own garden. As a homeowner, I was unaware of some of the responsibilities that came with the title. And it almost cost me my home.

In our garden, it was a fungus that got the better of our favorite shade giver. When I called in an expert he saw the tree was rotten and on the point of falling over.

And there are many reasons tree removal is a necessity. Will you heed these warnings before it’s too late?

A Dead Tree is Dangerous You won’t know it’s going to fall until you hear everything breaking. A dead tree’s roots no longer anchor it in the ground so even light wind can blow it over. And if the roots hold fast the brittle trunk and branches can easily keel over in a storm. 

Continue Reading

How to Create a No-Fuss Garden

Image Credit: Flickr

If you are the kind of person who just has to glance at a cactus for it to inexplicable wilt and die, then you are probably looking at your garden with some sense of trepidation. How is it that plants seem able to grow anywhere as long as they are nowhere near you?

Well, green-fingered or not, gardening doesn’t have to be such a disaster and there are ways that you can create a stunning garden without scaring off any of the plants. All you need a few simple tricks up your sleeve and you’re away.

Continue Reading
1 2 3 23