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Claiming after a natural disaster: do it the right way

Published on: 12 October 2017
Claiming after a natural disaster: do it the right way

Disaster can strike at any minute and there are only so many precautionary measures one can take to minimise the loss or damage. Having home insurance means added security for you in your unexpected time of need. When mother nature strikes, you will have a shoulder to turn to without financially crippling yourself. Here are guidelines to help you claim in times of need: Contact your service provider...

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12 October 2017

5 ways to get your home ready for the hail season

Published on: 03 October 2017
5 ways to get your home ready for the hail season

Now that spring has settled in, we can expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. Extreme weather conditions over the years have caused extensive damage to property, forcing us to take precautionary measures more often than usual. As we approach the hail season, we can’t ignore the lurking damage that comes with it. Avoiding a hailstorm may not always be possible, however there are...

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03 October 2017

5 ways to increase the value of your home

Published on: 29 September 2017
5 ways to increase the value of your home

The real-estate market is one that is ever growing and building a home is one of the greatest investments you can make. Having a home that is well maintained and in good condition is not only good on the eyes, it is also positive when the time to sell or rent comes. While you are still in the spirit of spring cleaning your home and prepping it for the new season’s festivities, why not take...

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29 September 2017

Is your home ready for the fun times?

Published on: 26 September 2017
Is your home ready for the fun times?

Spring is an exciting season to feel alive, more so with the flowers blooming and the sun shining warmer and brighter. What better way to enjoy the warmer days and feel alive than by entertaining and showing off your lovely home? With the first few weeks of spring already behind us and the first rains having fallen, why not ready your home for entertaining times with loved ones… While giving...

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26 September 2017

3 steps to rain proofing your home for the summer

Published on: 13 September 2017
3 steps to rain proofing your home for the summer

With the days getting longer and warmer, very soon the spring fever will be making way for the summer rains. As soothing as the summer rains can be, they can leave you drenched in problems if your home is not ready. Having home insurance in place is a good start to ensuring your home is covered for the storms, but a little housekeeping and maintenance won’t hurt to keep your home in a good...

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13 September 2017

5 things to do after your home has been broken into

Published on: 11 September 2017
5 things to do after your home has been broken into

Spring has sprung and the days are getting longer. The warmer weather means more outdoor fun and less time at home. As exciting as this may sound, it doesn’t go without risks – a vacant home is an easy target for thieves. The last thing you want after a good day out with loved ones is to discover that your home has been broken into, the shock and financial loss is enough to cripple you...

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11 September 2017

Roles you didn’t expect to take on as a landlord

Published on: 18 July 2017
Roles you didn’t expect to take on as a landlord

With the rising price of property and the ever-increasing demand for space in South Africa’s major cities, the prospect of becoming a landlord can be a financially enticing one – especially considering the comfort of an additional income or a property investment paying itself off from the monthly rent. Now that’s a benefit everyone would love to enjoy! But while it might offer...

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18 July 2017

Don’t leave your home out in the cold…

Published on: 06 June 2017
Don’t leave your home out in the cold…

It’s that time of the year when the days are cooler and the nights longer. We’ve already brought out our coats and scarves to keep us warm, but how much attention has been given to our homes? Don’t wait until it’s too late before taking the necessary steps to make your home the place for warmth and comfort this winter Winter comes with icy-cold temperatures across the country,...

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06 June 2017

Home assistance with MiWay

Published on: 13 April 2017
Home assistance with MiWay

There's nothing like a long weekend to sneak in some down time or to catch up with your favourite TV programme! With this upcoming one being an extra-long weekend, you can finally get to those things you just haven’t had the time to do – be it some reading, DIYing or simply being lazy. Unfortunately, life happens – your geyser could burst or you could find yourself locked out of...

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13 April 2017

Stay-cation like a boss!

Published on: 15 December 2016

The festive season has finally come our way, meaning many people will be flocking off to the beach and other destinations for the holidays. As fun as travelling sounds, if you’ve travelled away from home during this time then you will know that it isn’t always as relaxing as you thought it would be. If you would much rather trade in the crowded beaches, lengthy queues and under-stocked...

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15 December 2016

#WhateverTheWeather… be prepared!

Published on: 22 November 2016

With all this weird weather we’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks, we’ve been triggered to do as much as possible to secure our homes, cars and our valuables. Images of all the damage incurred by motorists have gone viral, but we can’t push aside property damage – more so now that we have random tornados lurking about! After the tough, dry years of El Nino, we’re...

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22 November 2016

You have 24 hours…

Published on: 29 September 2016

Moving from one home to another can be both exciting and stressful at the same time – no matter how many times you’ve done it before. Yes, you can outsource the packing – and most people use moving companies to get their boxes from A to B – but the one thing you can’t run away from once you’ve started the process of moving is what to do once you’ve made that...

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29 September 2016

Here’s how you can save water

Published on: 14 September 2016
Here’s how you can save water

With water restrictions now a reality in most areas, it has become more and more important for all of us to chip in and play our part in saving water. It may seem like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be so. There are practical day-to-day things that you can do to aid you in saving water and watching your water consumption. Here’s how you can start saving water today! Showering...

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14 September 2016

Give your home that extra spring in its step!

Published on: 01 September 2016
Give your home that extra spring in its step!

The time has come to pack away the heaters, swop your electric blankets for picnic blankets and start soaking up the fresh air... but is your home ready? During the last few months you have probably avoided certain areas of your home and opted to huddle up in the warmer areas (like your cosy lounge), and neglected other areas (for example, your patio or garden) because you would much rather stay...

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01 September 2016

4 ways you could be wasting money

Published on: 25 August 2016
4 ways you could be wasting money

There’s nothing like the excitement of moving into a new pozzie to inspire the decorator in you. If you’re a first time home owner, the excitement is increased tenfold! You’ve just moved into a space that is ALL YOURS and you want to fill it immediately with your own personality, and you don’t even know where to begin with all your ideas - so you go on a crazy shopping spree. Besides...

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25 August 2016

Look after your home’s health this winter!

Published on: 21 July 2016

The trees are bare and there’s still a chill in the air. Winter’s not yet over. But, just because you feel like hibernating, doesn’t mean that home maintenance should take a back seat! Here are a few things that you should do around the house which could save you time, money and hassle later. Roof maintenance If you live in a province with summer rains gone, winter is a good time...

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21 July 2016

Tips for keeping your home secure whilst on holiday

Published on: 20 June 2016
Tips for keeping your home secure whilst on holiday

Can you imagine your relaxed holiday feeling and calm soul being shattered by the shock of getting back to a ransacked home? Unoccupied homes make for easy targets with criminals over the holidays, so we advise that you do your best to secure yours before heading off on your mid-year break. Not all is lost, there is hope – you can protect your home from unwanted guests (or at least make it...

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20 June 2016

Chemical burns and how to prevent them

Published on: 27 May 2016

While we may not all be stockpiling liquid nitrogen in our homes, our families (especially children) are always at a very real risk of chemical burns. From drain cleaner to acetone, there are a variety of household products that put our families at risk of chemical burns and the nasty side effects thereof. It is important to ensure that you know how to go about treating chemical burns just in case....

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27 May 2016

How to prevent burns, scrapes and scratches around the home

Published on: 26 May 2016

While it may seem impossible to completely protect your family from burns, scrapes and scratches, there are ways in which to minimise or prevent the incidence of injury without placing them in a protective bubble! In the kitchen: Hot water, steam and heat burns are often the cause of much calamity, especially when the burn victim is a child. However, burns are very often preventable when parents...

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26 May 2016

How to get back inside if your child locks you out of your own house

Published on: 25 May 2016
How to get back inside if your child locks you out of your own house

Whether you are dealing with a sulky teenager who purposely locked the front door while you were outside hanging up the washing, and now sits inside with his / her earphones strategically in place; or whether the entire disaster has happened purely by accident, here is MiWay’s guide to getting back inside when your child is still inside your house. The first step would be to attempt to communicate...

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25 May 2016

The different types of house moulds

Published on: 24 May 2016
The different types of house moulds

Chances are that you have had to deal with the presence of a bit of damp and mould in your home at some point or another. While removing already existing mould is relatively straightforward, ensuring that it doesn’t come back is a real challenge. Different types of mould need to be dealt with in different ways if you are to ensure both cure and future prevention. Here is a list of the variety...

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24 May 2016

Locked out... and locked up: arrested for breaking into their own homes!

Published on: 23 May 2016
Locked out... and locked up: arrested for breaking into their own homes!

We all know that dreaded feeling – realising that you have locked yourself out of your own home. Unless you are prepared to foot the bill for a professional locksmith, there really is only one other option available to you… breaking in! Unfortunately, this might not go according to plan. Here are two true stories about people who have done exactly that – and been arrested for...

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23 May 2016

How to prevent and treat damp and mould

Published on: 20 May 2016
How to prevent and treat damp and mould

Most common in the areas of your home that are exposed to a lot of moisture – particularly the bathrooms and the kitchen, damp and mould can also be the cause of leaking pipes. Before you take action in an effort to treat the problem, you need to identify its source in order to prevent re-occurrence. Once you have done so, you can proceed to remove the mould yourself  - as long as it...

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20 May 2016

Chemical vs natural drain cleaners

Published on: 19 May 2016
Chemical vs natural drain cleaners

When it comes to keeping your drains clean and free-flowing, there really is no exception: natural drain cleaners will not only be better for your health, but they will also help to maintain the quality of your pipes in the long run. Going chemical Chemical drain cleaners can be incredibly harsh, eventually leading to extensive pipe corrosion over time. Chemical drain cleaners that are acid-based...

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19 May 2016

Environmentally-friendly ways in which to unclog drains

Published on: 18 May 2016
Environmentally-friendly ways in which to unclog drains

There is nothing worse than a blocked drain! Besides having an unpleasant smell that wafts through your house, there is the chance that your blocked drain could cause a ripple effect and result in a garden or paved area that is covered in waste and putrid water. Drain cleaners can leave a pungent (albeit better) smell within your home, can be dangerous to children and pets, and leave the environment...

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18 May 2016

What to expect from a home cleansing ritual

Published on: 17 May 2016
What to expect from a home cleansing ritual

Do you already engage in home cleansing rituals in accordance to your belief system, or are you simply curious about the different types of rituals that are performed around the world? Whatever your reason for clicking on this article, be sure to take a look at what you can expect if you ever find yourself in participation of a home cleansing ritual: What is a home cleansing ritual? A home cleansing...

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17 May 2016

How to claim from your insurance after a natural disaster

Published on: 16 May 2016
How to claim from your insurance after a natural disaster

By taking out home insurance, you indemnify your house and your possessions so that, in the event of a natural disaster, you will not have to worry about the subsequent financial implications. The question is, if you have indeed been unfortunate enough to experience a natural disaster, and your home or its contents have been damaged as a result, how do you go about making a claim? Here is a breakdown...

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16 May 2016

Can you avoid mudslides?

Published on: 13 May 2016
Can you avoid mudslides?

When it comes to natural disasters, floods, draughts, tsunamis and fires are the often first types of tragedies that come to mind. However, we often forget about the possibility of mudslides - and the way in which they affect the communities in which they occur. Not only do mudslides pose a disastrous threat to homes and communities, they are often the result of torrential rains or flooding. If...

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13 May 2016

So you think that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice? Think again!

Published on: 10 May 2016
So you think that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice? Think again!

We are all familiar with the idiom ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’. Well, myth busted! The truth is that lightning can strike one place more than 50 times, and can cause severe damage in the event that it does.  Not only does this disprove the idiom, it also alerts us to the fact that when it comes to Mother Nature, we can never pre-empt the weather conditions. If...

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10 May 2016

The worst pest infestations ever recorded

Published on: 09 May 2016
The worst pest infestations ever recorded

We have all seen cockroaches scampering from one side of a room to the next at some point or another, and some of us have even been unlucky enough to play host to an unwelcome guest in the form of a mouse or a rat. Most of us will do everything in our power to prevent pests from infiltrating our homes. However, not all people are as pest-conscious as one might hope, as the following videos clearly...

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09 May 2016

Download the MiWay 'Household Emergencies' handbook today!

Published on: 28 April 2016
Download the MiWay 'Household Emergencies' handbook today!

Coping with household emergencies – from panic-inducing pest infestations to nasty, unexpected injuries – can prove stressful if one is not properly prepared in order to deal with them swiftly and effectively. Luckily, the new MiWay eBook, entitled ‘The Household Emergencies Handbook’, provides you with all of the information that you need in order to maintain the upper hand,...

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28 April 2016

Are you making these common pest control mistakes?

Published on: 21 April 2016
Are you making these common pest control mistakes?

If you notice invasive pests entering your home and want to try to get rid of them on your own, be sure to avoid these five common DIY mistakes: 1. Not addressing the cause Before you treat an infestation, do your best to discover its cause. Spraying ants with ant killer will kill the ants that you see, but you need to ask why you’ve got ants in the first place. Figure out whether your home’s...

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21 April 2016

Basic roof maintenance

Published on: 14 April 2016
Basic roof maintenance

From high winds, to torrential downpours and the blazing sun – your roof protects you and your belongings from the elements. Loose or broken tiles, slipped ridge caps, blocked gutters and failed waterproofing – amongst other factors - could potentially cause damage to the structure of your home. Therefore, it’s important that these problems are attended to as quickly as possible...

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14 April 2016

What every homeowner should know about home insurance

Published on: 11 April 2016
What every homeowner should know about home insurance

From contents to all-risk and building insurance; here are the top things you should know about your home insurance policy: What does your home insurance policy cover? Each insurance policy is designed to cover certain types of losses.  For example: contents insurance covers belongings that are kept in the house, while all-risk insurance covers items that leave the home. Buildings insurance...

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11 April 2016

Get your mind into the gutter!

Published on: 07 April 2016
Get your mind into the gutter!

For most people, cleaning out gutters is not exactly their idea of fun. But, if done often enough, there is absolutely no need to dread it. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't realise just how much damage can be caused by clogged, leaking or broken gutters. Make sure your gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, especially after autumn and again in the spring before the summer rains start. Keep...

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07 April 2016

Don't make these new homeowner mistakes

Published on: 04 April 2016
Don't make these new homeowner mistakes

Owning your first home is a huge milestone and something to be proud of. Apart from paying the mortgage, there are lots of other responsibilities that come with being a homeowner. Whether your dream home is brand new or needs a bit of work done, here are some common mistakes that you don’t want to make. Rushing interior decorInjecting your personality into your space is a fun aspect that...

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04 April 2016

Tips to burglar-proof your home

Published on: 14 March 2016
Tips to burglar-proof your home

Unfortunately, crime and house burglaries are a reality in South Africa. Safety experts agree that the best way to deal with crime in the home is to take every step possible to prevent it from happening to you. Every person should know - at the very least - these basic yet important home security tips that will keep you, your family, and your home more safe and secure. Read through the tips and...

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14 March 2016

The ultimate home maintenance checklist

Published on: 07 March 2016
The ultimate home maintenance checklist

Whether it’s doing small touch-ups around the house or major renovations, regular inspections (coupled with maintenance) is the best way to protect your home. This will not only save you time and money in the long-run, but will also limit you from possible insurance claims, and the associated cost of paying the excess or having your claim rejected. Here’s a checklist of the things you...

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07 March 2016

How hard can it be? DIY projects you should avoid

Published on: 25 February 2016
How hard can it be? DIY projects you should avoid

There are some home projects that you can do yourself, and some that are best left to a professional – no matter how many YouTube tutorials you’ve watched!  Attempting certain repairs can not only be dangerous, but you could make the problem much worse – costing you more money and time to fix.  Here’s a list of five repair projects you should never do yourself. Plumbing...

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25 February 2016

Ka-ching! Increase your home’s value with these 5 tips

Published on: 08 February 2016
Ka-ching! Increase your home’s value with these 5 tips

Whether it's upgrading your kitchen space or just sprucing-up the garden, there are a number of things you can do add value to your home. With that in mind, here are a few tips you can use to grow your investment. Before you begin Before deciding to do any major upgrades, make sure you do an inspection of both the inside and outside of your home. A thorough examination will help you determine...

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08 February 2016

How to create a household inventory

Published on: 14 January 2016
How to create a household inventory

Here’s a simple question: do you know how many belongings you have? Chances are very good that the answer is ‘no’, as a mental record of every item within your household would require sublime cognitive skills. After all, remembering every piece of furniture, every painting, clothing item, electronic devices, sporting goods and general knick knacks is a very big ask. Remembering...

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14 January 2016

Tips for saving water in your home

Published on: 06 November 2015
Tips for saving water in your home

By this time of year, the northern part of the country is usually well into its rainy season. However, this year, we’re experiencing a drought – and there may be water restrictions in place in your city. Here are some tips to ensure that your household does not waste water. Get into the habit today! Check taps and pipes for leaks. A small drip from a worn tap washer can waste 75 litres...

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06 November 2015

Easy ways to get your home ready for summer entertaining

Published on: 24 September 2015
Easy ways to get your home ready for summer entertaining

Outdoor living is part of the South African way of life, and with the first weeks of spring already behind us, now is the time to get your outdoor entertaining area ready for the summer! Give Furniture a Good Scrub If your metal and plastic outdoor furniture needs cleaning, wash the surfaces with a mixture of dish washing liquid with warm water in a bucket. Then spray the furniture down with a...

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24 September 2015

Avoid this one mistake when trying to get rid of carpet stains

Published on: 10 September 2015
Avoid this one mistake when trying to get rid of carpet stains

The biggest mistake most people make when trying to remove a spill from their carpet is rubbing on the spot with a rag or paper towel. To remove a stain, simply blot the spot and dry working from the outside in, rinse thoroughly with clean water, then blot again. Rubbing any spot or spill will only push the spill further down into the carpet and may actually penetrate the fibre itself, getting into...

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10 September 2015

Clear a Blocked Drain Like a Boss!

Published on: 08 September 2015
Clear a Blocked Drain Like a Boss!

Blocked drain? No need to panic! With a few inexpensive tools and a bit of practice you can clear up most clogged drains in less than an hour... Simple home remedies to clear a blocked drain Pour half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar into the drain. After a few minutes, flush with boiling water. Baking soda and vinegar breaks down fat residue and freshens your drain of unpleasant...

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08 September 2015

Easy steps to get your pool sparkling for summer

Published on: 04 September 2015
Easy steps to get your pool sparkling for summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to make sure that your pool is sparkling clean. Here are a few basic pointers on how to care for your pool. Back to basics Keep your pool covered when it’s not in use so that leaves cannot drop into it and so that evaporation is reduced. Buy a good chemical test kit in order to test the pH of your swimming pool water. Test the pH daily...

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04 September 2015

Had a break-in? Here’s what to do in six steps

Published on: 01 September 2015

Getting home to discover that a break-in has taken place ranks as one of the worst possible shocks you can encounter. However, by having your wits about you and taking the appropriate actions, you can minimise any further risk to person and property while getting the necessary assistance to resolve the problem. Immediately contact your armed response company (if you have one) and contact the...

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01 September 2015

How to declutter your home in 5 stress-free steps

Published on: 25 August 2015

Albert Einstein said: “Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Whether it’s due to bad habits, a hoarder of a spouse or a busy lifestyle, ‘stuff’ just seems to pile up no matter how hard we try to stay organised. If you are fortunate to have a big home, you might not notice it immediately...

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25 August 2015

How to Keep your Lawn Looking Great

Published on: 21 August 2015

A healthy lawn is probably the most important feature in many South African gardens. With that said, lawn care requires constant effort, and a lot of know-how. Keep reading for some helpful tips that will ensure that your garden is the envy of your neighbours. Watering Don’t over-water your lawn or water too frequently. Depending on where you live in the country, you’re probably looking...

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21 August 2015

Household budget hacks

Published on: 28 July 2015
Household budget hacks

With the cost of living increasing every year, and the recent increase in the prime lending rate, most households are under pressure to keep up with additional expenses. Here are some tips that will hopefully take the pressure off consumers. 1. Buy quality appliances that will last It’s worth the time to do a bit of research when you buy a new appliance. A reliable, energy-efficient appliance...

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28 July 2015

Brighten up your life with solar outdoor lighting

Published on: 16 July 2015
Brighten up your life with solar outdoor lighting

Outdoor solar lighting provides a great option to pep up a garden while providing added security. These are also great at keeping lighting costs down, reducing your home’s carbon footprint and keeping things bright even when the electricity supply goes down. Benefits of using solar lighting Solar outdoor lights are cost-efficient as they do not need to be connected to the national grid....

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16 July 2015

The ultimate guide to stress-free moving

Published on: 29 June 2015
The ultimate guide to stress-free moving

Moving house is usually a chaotic experience that is notoriously stressful – it’s hard to know where to start and there are so many things to consider. Packing is just a small part of the process - but with a plan of attack and some preparation you can make it easier.   Take the pain out of your move with the following tips: Get rid of the clutterMoving is a chance for a fresh...

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29 June 2015

Renovating your home? Call your insurer!

Published on: 25 June 2015
Renovating your home? Call your insurer!

Planning a home renovation or alteration can be a lot of fun – and a lot of work. Before you knock a hole in the wall, start picking fixtures, choosing colour schemes or gutting your kitchen to create the home of your dreams – consider how these renovations will affect your insurance needs, both during and after renovations. Increasing the value of your home A renovation may affect...

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25 June 2015

10 Ways to Live a Greener Life

Published on: 25 February 2015
10 Ways to Live a Greener Life

Going green isn't as tough as you think. Slowly make the switch with these easy steps:    Recycle This may seem like a no-brainer, but by making recycling a priority, you can help cut down on what ends up in landfills. Make this easy by creating a recycling station in your home and teach the kids how to recycle. Look for energy efficiencyWhen buying new appliances, make sure that these...

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25 February 2015

Home Maintenance: Top Tips

Published on: 10 February 2015
Home Maintenance: Top Tips

Home maintenance is one of those things that we often put off until the last minute. However, if you’re not careful, what could have been a small fix could turn into large and costly repairs. To avoid future headaches and expenses, it is vital to keep up with regular home maintenance tasks. Below are some basic home maintenance tips. Kitchen and bathrooms Replace or clean the grout between...

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10 February 2015

How to dispose of your old appliances

Published on: 27 January 2015
How to dispose of your old appliances

As the rate of technology continues to grow at a rapid pace, electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is now one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. To make matters worse, some e-waste components contain hazardous materials electronics and gases, including mercury, which can damage the environment.  What is e-waste? E-Waste is the term used for electronic goods that came to the...

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27 January 2015

How to survive load shedding - Part 2

Published on: 23 January 2015
How to survive load shedding - Part 2

In Part 1 on How to survive load shedding, we looked at ways to cope during load shedding. In the second part of this series, we would like to share some home security tips that will hopefully keep you safe during load shedding. Home security Alarm Batteries: Ensure that you have a sufficiently sized back up battery on your alarm system, to ensure uninterrupted power to your security system during...

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23 January 2015

How to survive load shedding - Part 1

Published on: 21 January 2015
How to survive load shedding - Part 1

Power outages can be a real pain, but it doesn’t have to be boring. A little preparation and forward thinking you can make it easier to cope while you wait for the lights to turn back on. What to do during a power cut Lighting: Make sure you have a few torches or lanterns ready to light up the house and ensure that you have a sufficient supply of batteries on hand. Have a few candles and...

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21 January 2015

Quick fixes before your guests arrive

Published on: 04 December 2014
Quick fixes before your guests arrive

Your home is spotless and beautifully decorated – the stage is set for the perfect festive meal for your friends and family. Guest will be arriving in a few hours but, as Murphy’s Law would have it, something has gone wrong. From squeaky doors to broken ovens - check out these quick fixes for common household problems: 1 - The doors squeak Squeaky doors are annoying and they may be...

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04 December 2014

Get ready for the holidays!

Published on: 25 November 2014
Get ready for the holidays!

For most of us, the month of December is the sunlight at the end of the long working-year tunnel that beckons with fun and relaxation. Before you pack up your bags and trailer for that long-awaited holiday, click the thumbnails to see our infographics filled with tips to help to keep your loved ones and property safe. Planning the Journey Plan your route in advance using a GPS or a road atlas...

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25 November 2014

How to protect your thatch roof from fire hazards

Published on: 27 October 2014

With its charming aesthetic appeal combined with great insulation properties, the thatched roof has formed an integral component of the South African architectural landscape since the arrival of the first settlers in the Cape. But, as beautiful as a thatched roof is, it can also be a fire hazard if appropriate safety measures are not observed.  Common ignition sources for thatch fires include...

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27 October 2014

How to protect your home from falling trees

Published on: 10 October 2014

For most parts of the country, summer brings heavy rain storms that can be destructive at times. Lightning, strong winds and fires can cause trees or large branches to fall on your home and cause extensive damage to your property. You can’t control the weather, but you can at least know what to look out for to keep you and your home safe. What are the warning signs? The first step is to pay...

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10 October 2014

Get your home ready for the summer rains

Published on: 17 September 2014

The days are getting longer and warmer – all signs that summer is just around the corner! Summer also means rain for most parts of the country. For your home, a couple of days of continuous hard rain can lead to problems if you are not prepared. Follow these simple steps and minimise any damages to your home that often arise when the rainy season hits. Gutters With all the damage that stagnant...

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17 September 2014

How to create the perfect garden for summer

Published on: 01 September 2014

With spring in the air, now is a good time to work on creating that stunning garden that you want. Garden maintenance should be all year-round but if you have neglected your garden over the winter months, it’s time to get cracking before the warm weather and the first spring rains activate new growth in your garden.   Soil preparation Spring is an important season in the renewal of your...

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01 September 2014

What to do when your geyser bursts

Published on: 13 August 2014

Few things come close to that sinking feeling when you are woken up in the early hours of the morning by a dripping sound coming from the ceiling, especially when you realise that you are not dreaming! Statistically, most geysers burst in the early hours of the morning during colder winter months. Be prepared for when it happens to you, by following these tips: Step 1: Switch off the water supply This...

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13 August 2014