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How to avoid a double glazing disaster 22

As winter is approaching household repairs are on my mind. This house is always freezing in the winter but it improved a lot since we had new windows a few years back. What I know from shopping around is the prices vary wildly between double glazing companies, so does the quality of the product and the installation. To save you from a double glazing disaster, I thought I’d share a few tips to bear in mind when shopping for new double glazing. You get what you pay for


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Woof whiffs 1

As much as I love my hounds, ex stray dogs come with issues. Doris’ biggest flaw is so won’t tell us when she needs a pee. This means that most mornings she’s left a wet patch somewhere, obviously I’d rather like her to stop doing this, but as she’s not getting the hint I leave rugs in places she commonly pees so I can machine wash them. Sadly she goes next to the rug some nights and this is why I am happy I own a Vax. It’s not a big or powerful one, but it gets the job done eventually.


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Tumble dryers or washing lines?

As the UK is currently having a heatwave this is going to sound like a bit of a random thing to be talking about. Laundry and the usual struggle to get things washed and dry in time, with a couple of kids in the house this feels like a never ending task.     Luckily I have a tumble dryer. I used to feel bad about “wasting power” drying things but if it’s raining and the kids need clean school clothes its got to be done really. We’ve had our old tumble a fair few years now, and last winter it died on us. I felt a bit lost and the mountain of wet clothing was getting out of control. At the time it broke down we couldn’t afford a new one, so we had to take it to a local electrician for a repair job. It functions again now, […]