Do you remember Parkinson’s Law? It says that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. The same applies to the drawers we keep our socks in and the garages where we used to park our cars. We can move from a cluttered studio flat to a spacious four-bedroom spread but the clutter catches up with us sooner than we think, and it’s time to think about self storage.
Self Storage, Not the Same as Warehousing
A decent self storage unit is a separate, individually-alarmed garage with a tip-up door you can drive right up to. It should be in a complex with onsite manager, 24-hour video surveillance and automatic lighting.… continue reading
Choosing a painter to do the job can be a wise move even though painting is relaxing. This is despite the fact you may be able to do it cheaper. While DIY may save money, it does take time away from other things you would rather do. Besides, a professional painter works faster which means less disruption for people living in the house. You also do not have to buy expensive brushes and rollers and clean them afterwards. Here is how to go about choosing a painter to do the job.
Get Recommendations from Clients before Contracting a Painter
The best way to start choosing a painter is to ask for recommendations from previous clients.… continue reading
Moving in the Rain
Rain is great under the right circumstances. Tucking up in bed and hearing it on a tin roof is special. It is not the same when you locked your date in, tomorrow is your move day, the clouds are dark and the rain is threatening.
It’s best to be prepared ahead of time – here’s our relocation tips in case it’s raining on your move day.
Rainy Relocation Tip # 1 – Keep Things Dry When Moving in the Rain
Clearly, you need to moisture-proof your stuff. This means you need quality packaging that is rain resistant (not recycled paper) and a team that works quickly so the damp does not have time to seep through to the contents.… continue reading
There are many reasons to hand your car to a mobile auto electrician for specialized servicing or repair. The easiest way to remember what auto electricians do, is if it requires power to run, then one can help fix it. By comparison, a mechanic may not have the qualifications, training and experience to do this kind of specialist work.
With assistance from Julz Auto Electrix in Melbourne we describe a few of the typical problems a mobile auto electrician attends to in the course of a busy day.
Problems Starting your car
There are a myriad of electrical reasons why your car might not start (that doesn’t include leaving it in drive, running out fuel or other simple mistakes).… continue reading
Choosing a mechanic to maintain our vehicles is crucial to our lives, particularly in Australia given the state of our roads and the distances that we travel to get to places. It’s important that we keep them in good working order. It can be a pretty sickly feeling when you are running late for a meeting, and you find your car won’t start. If you pack your vehicle to the hilt ready for that big holiday journey to Ayres Rock and you don’t even make it up the first hill, you may regret not choosing a mechanic more carefully.
Choosing a Mechanic Can Be a Challenge
Choosing a mechanic may not be easy.… continue reading
It’s important when you drop your vehicle off that you’re very specific about what car problems you want fixed and what issues there might be with your car. Don’t assume that your mechanic will be able to find and solve all car problems without your help because cars don’t talk. Remember, you’re driving the car more often and under all kinds of conditions. The mechanic might only take it for a quick test drive, so it’s not surprising that they won’t identify all of the issues. Quite often you can make it quicker and easier for them if you help to identify the problems with the car.… continue reading
You shouldn’t really have too much to do with smash repairers in general, and choosing one. If you’re going through your insurance company they will normally sort things out for you. It’s only if you’re looking to get work done that isn’t covered by insurance, that you need to think about which smash repairers you should take your car to for a quote.
That said – and regardless of which situation you find yourself in there are handy tips towards the end of this article about what to do when you get your car back and how to keep the detail looking smart.… continue reading
There are three main types of pure carpet fibres available in Australia, namely Nylon, Polypropylene, and Wool. There is also a fourth variety being a blend of these. This may turn out more effective depending on the circumstances.
Nylon Carpet Fibres
Nylon is by far the most popular carpet fibre used today. It’s durable, versatile, and well priced. It can also be dyed to create a wide variety of colours and designs. Because Nylon is so easy to dye, it can be prone to stains.
To minimize this effect it’s advisable to have the carpet treated with a stain resistant product.… continue reading
There are so many carpet styles to choose from these days that it’s hard to make heads or tails of it all. Each one has its benefits and its downside. Lets take a look at each in detail to see what’s best for you
Cut pile is created by taking loop pile and trimming the top. This results in a trimmed carpet that has a dense yet soft look and feel. This is one of the most popular carpet styles used in residential housing.
Saxony cut pile carpet is made from two or more fibres and heatset straight.… continue reading
There are many choices when it comes to types of flooring. Not only are there different kinds. There are also different designs, materials, and colours. Each type of flooring has it’s own characteristics, with it’s own attendant benefits and disadvantages.
Choosing Among Types of Flooring
The main types of flooring are Timber, Laminate, Carpet, Vinyl, Concrete, and Cork. Within each of these materials are unique colours, designs and styles that all have their own applications. When it comes to choosing what flooring type you’re after you need to think about:
How heavy will the traffic flow be?
Will it be used in an area that gets wet?… continue reading