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Great Home and Garden Improvement Tips

Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Five Hazardous Materials in Your Home That Should Not Go In the Skip Bin

In many countries, it is illegal to dispose of certain hazardous materials in waste bins intended for domestic waste. The reason for this prohibition is to avoid endangering the health of people and animals. Therefore, do not think that dumping all your waste in a disposal bin implies that you are playing your part to enhance the protection of the environment. When you hire a bin for domestic waste disposal, you should consider all the types of hazardous materials prohibited from being disposed of in skip bins.

Four Things Your Sun Porch Needs

A sun porch is a great place to enjoy your garden and get fresh air without having to be subjected to bugs and extreme heat. Here are some things to be sure you have in your sun porch to add to its aesthetic appeal and functionality. Comfortable and Stylish Furniture Since your sun porch is a little more protected than a traditional patio or deck, you can choose furniture that is a bit more stylish.

Selecting Air Purifiers Depending On Your Needs

Over the years, more and more homeowners are looking toward air cleaners as they become aware of the different health issues contributed by contaminants in the home such as second hand smoke, allergens, pollutants and more. However, the increase in demand for air purifiers also means there is a wide array to choose from in the market. This can make selection of the right air purifier seem daunting for someone who has no experience with these gadgets.

Washing Machine Walking Away? Learn How to Fix It

If you're experiencing a washing machine that looks and sounds like it's trying to take a stroll across the room during the spin cycle, one of two things are wrong. You're first thought might be that the load inside the machine is off-balance. If lifting the lid and moving the clothes around doesn't work, then you'll need to perform a minor repair once that load is finished. This guide demonstrates the steps to fix a washing machine that won't stand still.

Five Tips For Restoring And Replacing The Antique Locks And Hardware In Your Old Home

Small touches add to the magnificence of an old home, and original antique hardware and locks can be a big part of that effect. If you want your doors, cabinets and built-ins to feature hardware that looks original, take a look at these five ideas: 1. Restore the Original Hardware If the original hardware is still in your home, keep it. Even if it is caked in paint or dirt, you can restore it.

How To Organise Your Filing Cabinet

Buying a filing cabinet is a great first step to becoming organised, but you have a few more steps to complete before it will actually help you stay organised. Use the following tips to prepare your filing cabinet so that each paper and document that you put in it has a home. What You Need: A filing cabinet Different coloured file folders Labels Box bottom hanging folders Two small baskets Categorise Your Files:

Do you have a wasp nest?

There are two types of wasp in Australia: the European wasp and the English wasp, both of which have been introduced to the country. The English wasp is found mostly in Victoria but the European wasp can be found in Victoria, Tasmania, Sydney and some parts of New South Wales. It can be scary to discover you have a wasp nest in your house or garden. Each nest can contain thousands of wasps and they can be aggressive during the spring and summer.

The Different Types Of Ice Machines

Ice machines are widely used and are generally expected in bars and restaurants. They're used in a variety of ways from the traditional drinks cooling, displays and cooling of raw meats. Deciding to buy an ice machine can be confusing because of the different configurations of ice machines.   There are currently three main types of ice machines. These are modular, countertop dispenses and under the counter. Each has its own specific uses and attributes that make it more suitable for certain environments.