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7 Ways to Make Moving Home Easier

Posted on February 20, 2018

Finding the right home for your needs, arranging finance and transferring all of your possessions can mean that moving home can be a stressful time. But there are ways to make it easier... Pack Essentials Separately Pack essentials such as your kettle, milk, snacks, toilet paper, cutlery or medication separately. Once you've brought all of your belongings to your new home, the last thing you want is to have to search through dozens of boxes to find your kettle to...

Create Your Own Emergency Car Kit

Posted on January 29, 2018

If your car unexpectedly breaks down, it's important that you have the appropriate equipment to get your car back on the road as safely and quickly as possible. Many auto stores around Ireland now sell compact emergency car kits. But if you want to make sure that you're fully covered in the event of an breakdown or accident, it might be worth putting together your own kit.  Here's a list of items that you can include in your emergency car...

Child Safety on Driveways

Posted on January 22, 2018

Reversing your Car on Driveways The majority of child fatalities in Ireland occur in built up areas. One area in particular where many injuries or fatalities occur is on residential driveways. Most accidents on driveways occur where the driver is reversing and is unable to see a child behind the car. Reversing a car on a driveway can be difficult due to it being on a sloped or narrow surface.  Tips for Driveway Safety Walk around the back of the...

Tips To Protect Your Home From A Burglary

Posted on January 19, 2018

A burglary in your own home can be a frightening and frustrating time for you and your family. The loss of your possessions and goods is not the only negative impact of a burglary in your home. It can also leave you feeling vulnerable and frightened that it will happen again. But there are ways that you can reduce your chances of being burgled.  Don't Store Your Spare Key Outside  No matter how good you think your hiding place is,...

Downsizing Your Home

Posted on January 16, 2018

Why downsizing your home is a good idea Whether you're looking to cut down on utility bills, move to a smaller home or receive additional income from a property sale, downsizing your home may be an option for you. Many home owners decide to downsize their home when their children move out or when they want a house that requires less maintenance as they get older. Downsizing your home will usually have a positive impact on your finances. Utility bills will be...

How To Pet Proof Your Home

Posted on January 4, 2018

Pet Proof Your Home to Keep Your House Clean and Your Pet Safe If you're welcoming a new pet into your home, it's important that you take the necessary steps to pet-proof your home before they arrive. As you can expect, some pets require more home proofing than others. Unsurprisingly, bringing home a new goldfish, for example, shouldn't require as half as much preparation compared to a new puppy. Today we're going to focus on the most two common house...

Tips for Driving Your Car in Low Sunlight

Posted on December 5, 2017

Low sunlight or glare can be a dangerous hazard when driving your car.  Drivers have a lot more to contend with on Irish roads during the winter months as there's an increase in the likelihood of ice, snow or wet road conditions. But there's another hazard on Irish roads that results in hundreds of accidents every year that may not spring to mind: low sunlight. Glare from low sunlight can dramatically reduce visibility. We've compiled a list of ways to...

Child Seat Safety in Cars

Posted on November 16, 2017

One third of car fatalities involving a child occur where the child is not in a child seat or properly restrained.  Children rely on adults to ensure that the necessary safety precautions are in place, so it's up to you to know how to implement this.  Otherwise you're putting their lives at risk.  Do you have the Correct Child Seat? The type of car seat you need changes depending on the size of your child. Every child under a height...

Ways to Prevent Mould in your Home

Posted on November 6, 2017

Checking for mould in your Home The chance of mould growing in your home increases during the winter months. This is due to extra moisture in the air and reduced ventilation in your home due to windows being kept shut for the cooler months. Having mould in your home doesn't just have a negative effect in terms of aesthetics; it can also be harmful to you and your family's health. If there is mould in your home, respiratory problems can...

Tips for Driving in a City

Posted on October 31, 2017

Do you get stressed when driving in a city? Driving in a city can be a daunting experience for many drivers. There is usually more traffic and one-way streets to contend with and you need to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists crossing your path. But there are ways to make your car journey easier... Plan your route before you depart Driving in an unfamiliar area can be difficult for some drivers. This may cause you to miss your turn...