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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

How You Can Improve Security For Yourself And Your Home


Security is one thing some of us don’t think about as much as we should. You only have to think about the last time you updated or thought about security in your home, as well as things such as how you live your life and protecting yourself. We can all be guilty of putting it to the back of our minds until something goes wrong and forces us to rethink our actions. Don’t let it be too late. With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can improve security for yourself and your home.

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Alarm systems and cameras

One of the first things is obvious when it comes to security and that is your alarm system for your home. When was it last updated? These days a new system can be linked to your phone or even local law enforcement, so there are a lot of improvements you could be taking advantage of. You could also think about things such as cameras. Outdoor cameras can not only be a deterrent because they are physically on view, but also allow you to keep an eye on your home. Again these can be linked to an application on your phone, so you will always feel in control.

Changing the locks

There is something that many of us might not consider, but certain scenarios where we should, and that is changing the locks. Moving to a new place should be the first point of call of changing the locks as you can never be too sure as to who may still have a key. A local locksmith could do this for you. Other situations might be if you had a housemate that you no longer live with, or an ex partner. Changing the locks is just an added extra security measure to help you feel secure in your home.

Privacy settings on social media

Many of us will use social media for fun and a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Sharing what you have been doing with pictures and memories. But it can also be the perfect place for prying eyes to find out your whereabouts and to take advantage of a situation, such as when you are on holiday. Announcing what you are doing on platforms like Facebook and Instagram seems to be the norm these days, but check your privacy settings and who follows you or who you have on your friends list. Increasing your privacy means that you can share with knowledge that the information isn’t going to cause you upset.

Small habits can make a big difference  

Last of all, small habits that you develop can make a big difference to your security, at home and while you are out and about. Ensuring you lock the doors correctly, keeping all windows shut and locked when you are out, and even locking the doors as you drive off in your car. The more things we do to check, the better position we are in when it comes to keeping safe.

Let’s hope these tops help you to improve security for yourself and your home.

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Thursday, 31 December 2020

How To Make Your Home Suitable For Someone With Cerebral Palsy

If you, your child, or someone that you care about has cerebral palsy, it’s of course absolutely essential that your home is comfortable, safe and accessible to them.

However, it can be pretty tough to anticipate what the best alterations to make might be and how you would go about funding them.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Home Renovations To Consider That Won't Break The Bank

Most loan companies choose to lend money for a variety of reasons, one of the top ones being for home improvements. Renovations for your pad tend to be costly especially if you are going big in terms of your scheme of work. New kitchens, extensions, roofs, skylights, and electrical rewiring can cost a small fortune because you tend to need tradespeople to do the work for you. Labour costs can be extortionate and you may not have the cash available to undertake the work that you dream of doing.

Home renovations are no longer the sole realm of those with deep pockets. There are plenty of YouTube channels and vlogs out there with hints and tips to help you create stylish showhome looks on a shoestring budget. While there are plenty of poor tutorials out there, some do have merit. There are ways that you can carry out home renovations that won’t break the bank but that will give your home the inspiring new look that you crave.



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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Special Days You Can Celebrate for the First 5 Months of Every Year

After the big holiday celebrations of December, it’s easy to feel the blues creeping in. As you head into January, it’s easy to lose track of all the great reasons you might have to celebrate with parties and gifts for friends and loved ones. Sure, you might have an upcoming birthday in mind, but what if you want to make sure that you have something amazing to enjoy every month?

The good news is that there are tons of great reasons to celebrate out there and UKGifts.co.uk has some great gift ideas to get you started. To help you plan your year in style, we’ve created this list of the top events to celebrate in the first five months of the year. 


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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Time-Saving Hacks For Busy Families

Parenting is hard work; there’s no getting away from that fact. Of course, while parenting is extremely hard work, it’s also exceedingly rewarding. Being a parent is an incredible thing, but it’s also one that can be rather difficult to cope with at times, especially when family life seems a little overwhelming.

A lot of parents worry about family life becoming overwhelming, and when that happens struggle to manage things, often ending up feeling like a failure as a result of being unable to cope. However, struggling to get everything done that needs doing does not mean that you’re failing, it simply means that you lack time to get everything done.

The good news is that if a simple lack of time is the problem, there are plenty of ways that you can save yourself time. It’s just a case of thinking about what steps you can take to make managing family life a more efficient affair.




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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

How to Make Your Garden Fun For All the Family

If you’re going to spend a significant amount of time, energy, and money on your property, then you’ll want to ensure that it’s as cosy, well-decorated, and as fun as possible. Most people are good at taking care of the first two things, but fun? That’s something that’s easy to overlook. However, it’s well worth making the effort. Having a home that allows you to have a good time will ensure you create plenty of fun memories with your loved ones! One of the best ways to improve your home’s fun-factor is to focus on the garden, which is often an underrated and overlooked area of the home. In this blog, we’re going to look at a few key tips for ensuring this part of your property is as fun as can be.




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