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Protect your possessions when moving home

The spring and summer months have always proved a popular time of year to move home, when traditionally demand for properties outstrips supply. This could be because people aren’t away on summer holidays or busy preparing and saving for Christmas celebrations. Also, during spring, homes look more alluring with the gardens beginning to bloom and sunshine filling properties with natural light. Relocating is a ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – The Spring Clean

Spring is the most wonderful time of the year with the lambs leaping in the fields and the flowers starting to bloom in the hedgerows – but better still, it also marks the annual big clean. There is however some question around whether the spring clean actually exists anymore? After all, how many people focus on cleaning just once a year? It’s more that there has been an evolution of the occasion. People cl ...

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Brush up on your home security this spring

March is home to National Spring Cleaning Week, a UK initiative designed to inspire, inform and educate homeowners on the benefits of cleaning, taking place 14th – 20th March. While you’re contemplating climbing the stepladder to reach those awkward cobwebs, scrubbing the bathroom tiles, or rearranging the kitchen cupboards, the annual spring clean provides the ideal opportunity to brush up on your home sec ...

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Love your home this Valentine’s

Unfortunately it’s not just hearts that will be stolen this Valentine’s Day, as research from Aviva reveals February 14th as the worst day of the month for domestic burglaries, with claims rocketing by 9% compared to the daily average. Amidst the flurry of gift giving and grand gestures, opportunistic thieves will take advantage as couples head out for a romance-filled evening, leaving their properties unoc ...

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Make home security your New Years priority

It’s that time of year again when you start assessing what changes you want to make and goals we’d like to achieve. Whether it’s losing weight, travelling or saving money, approximately 63% of Brits will make some form of New Years resolution for 2016*. However, statistics show that by the end of January, roughly 32% of us will fail**. So why not make a resolution you can keep and consider improving your ho ...

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Top tips for the Christmas clean up

It’s not long now, you can almost hear those sleigh bells ringing, but don’t panic, if you haven’t had time to get round to the Christmas clean then we have some top tips from Astonish, the British manufacturer of cruelty free cleaning products, that will have your home ship shape and ready for family and friends. Have fun Cleaning can be fun… no really, the first thing you need to do is put on some classic ...

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Countdown to the big day with Astonish

It’s that time of year again – the adverts are featuring on the TV and children up and down the country are putting the finishing touches to their wish lists, in the hope that they have been good enough this year. Yes, it’s the countdown to Christmas! It’s that time of year when everything looks bright, exciting and clean! Keeping in line with the festive spirit, Astonish, the British manufacturer of cruelt ...

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Be aware of burglars this Christmas season

The Christmas season is officially here. Advent calendars are lining the supermarket shelves, the John Lewis advert has tugged at our heartstrings and the classic festive film, Home Alone is back on TV. But do you ever really think about leaving your home alone at Christmas? Amidst the shopping trips, school plays and festive parties, it’s easy to let home security become an afterthought in the build-up to ...

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Ask Sarah

Need inspiration for decorating? Want advice on selling your house or choosing the right furniture? Let our property and interiors guru help… ...

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Six ways to declutter your home

Clutter is one of the biggest issues homeowners have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. If you can relate to this then check out our top tips on how to create an organised living space… ...

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