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Five home security tips you may not have considered

From simple vigilance when locking your doors and windows, to more advanced solutions such as motion-sensitive lighting and burglar alarms; when it comes to securing your home, there are plenty of solutions available. Unfortunately, no matter how security-savvy you are, thieves have found ways around...

7 relocation tips

There are plenty of reasons to up sticks and move to a new area, whether it’s to upsize, downsize, redress the all-important work/life balance, or to be closer to friends and family. Regardless of the end-purpose, the National Association of Estate Agents claims insight into an...

How much is your mobile really worth?

Since the iPhone was released in 2007, Apple Inc. has released 13 upgraded models through to 2017. While the original models may garner more attention due to nostalgia, the iPhone 3GS will now get you around £20, if you’re lucky. That’s a far cry from...

Should you insure your engagement ring?

Your significant other has popped the question and presented you with a beautiful ring for you to wear as a symbol of your commitment. But what happens if you damage your treasured ring? Or it’s lost or stolen? We take a look at the factors...

Fear of the flood? Read these top tips!

There was no sign of the white stuff last Christmas; instead, storms Eva and Desmond tore through the UK, bringing with them heavy winds and torrential downpours that made December the wettest month ever on record. At an estimated cost of over £1.5bn, many regions of...

Four home repair jobs you should never ignore

If you notice something has gone awry in your home, it can be tempting to leave it until it actually becomes an issue. However, no matter how minor a leak, or how busy your life, it’s important to deal with certain issues as soon as...

Are we building too many homes?

A slow drive through a British town or city usually reveals the construction of a whole new estate, or several in many cases. It’s the result of a crisis Britain has been going through for what feels like decades. In theory, 300,000 new homes per...

Not under the doormat! 5 of the worst places to store a spare key

Where do you keep your spare key? Some places are safer than others. Leaving it out in the open could leave your home exposed to opportunistic thieves or seasoned criminals. We take a look at some of the worst places to hide your keys. Under the...

£250bn+ worth of contents are not insured, and other stats

In today’s world, we have a better understanding of the value of our possessions, the threat of risks like fires or the weather, and are more aware when it comes to protecting our properties from would-be thieves. Yet despite all this, 28% of us don’t have...

Here are 5 of the rarest vinyl records on the market

Since their initial release in the late 40’s, vinyl records have been popular amongst both younger and older generations alike. Having thought to be a dying breed when compact discs – or CDs – came into the picture, they enjoyed a post-millennium resurgence and sales...