4 Pro Tips on Hiring a Handyman

A skilled handyman is a very valuable person to have on hand to help you take care of small maintenance tasks around your home. Handymen can perform anything from small paint jobs around your home to large home renovations. Choose the wrong handyman, and you might end up paying too much for shoddy work. On the other hand, picking the right person can ensure that you can get needed repairs completed on your house by someone that provides high-quality work at a fair price. Handymen have different skills, expertise and licenses. Therefore, it is best to determine what work you…

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Could You Install Your Own Bathroom?

Most people enjoy doing what they can to decorate and maintain their home. Many homeowners regularly take on tasks like wallpapering, tiling, laying new floors and painting, but when it comes to big projects; many people simply pick up the phone, and call a professional. This is understandable, but is not always necessary. Take for example, the task of installing a new bathroom. Many homeowners are pleasantly surprised to learn that they have the necessary skills to be able to handle this major project themselves. At least if they buy good quality materials from somewhere like Better Bathrooms, and follow…

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Commonly-asked Questions About the Leyland Cypress

How many trees does it take to build a hedge? Ideally, Leylandii need to be planted at three feet apart, especially if you’re planning a tall hedge. You need to measure the length of the planned hedge and work it out from there. If you want that hedge fast, then don’t worry so much about height and plant the trees two feet apart to develop a thicker barrier. You may need to keep the tops trimmed, though, as this will encourage the higher parts of the tree to spread out more. Is there a particular time of year I need…

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How to Enjoy the Playground as a Parent

CAPTION: Be as interested in other people’s children as you’d like them to be in yours. Credit: Pixabay  When you go back to school as a parent, it can bring back memories of your own first days at a new school, when you wanted to fit in and for everyone to like you. Although you’re the grown-up now, settling in at a new school community can be a daunting experience.  Recent research from money-saving website Voucherbox has shown that even a primary school playground has the potential to be a toxic environment, with one in three parents saying they disliked some…

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Why I do not like santa..

Ok so with that title I sound like the most scrooge and horrid parent ever but I just don’t like this whole father christmas thing – I never have. I don’t ever remember a time from my own childhood that I believed in father christmas, I had older siblings and I guess they cracked the lie before I knew any different. I remember being younger and hearing the other kids in my class like ‘oh santa bought me this’ and I just sat there thinking do they really believe in this? I get people like the whole magic of christmas,…

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