How To Repoint Natural Stone Patio Slabs

No matter how well-built your natural stone patio is, over time it may become affected by the movement of the ground beneath it, resulting in damage to the cement joints between the slabs.  This can make the slabs uneven and wobbly, presenting a dangerous trip-hazard to users and spoiling the look of the patio.  To correct the damage, you'll need to 'repoint' the slabs.  If you have good basic DIY skills, you can do the job yourself. Read More 

What You Should Know About Protecting Outdoor Teak Furniture

Outdoor teak furniture is a very good choice for any homeowner, as teak is very durable yet lightweight and goes well with any type of décor or style. When you shop for outdoor teak furniture you may notice that it's often a bit pricier than other materials, and this is typically because it's so durable and long-lasting. Before you shop, however, you may have some questions about protecting the material and those furniture pieces. Read More 

The Best (and Worst) Items for Safe Storage

Whether downsizing, moving, or simply realizing you have too much junk, renting a self-storage unit at a place like All Purpose Self Storage can be a great stress-reliever if you want to keep your stuff but don't have adequate room for it; however, before embarking on your self-storage journey, make sure to familiarize yourself with storage do's and don'ts.  Vehicles As long as your vehicle has proper documentation and registration, a storage unit can be the perfect place to keep vintage cars awaiting restoration or a storage area for your car during a move overseas. Read More 

How To Fix A Broken Roller Blind Chain

A common problem with roller blinds is a broken chain.  Sometimes a chain will simply snap due to wear and tear or because the blind has been fitted too tightly inside the brackets, causing the linking pin to come loose and drop out.  If your blind has a continuous loop chain, you'll need to replace it with a new one, as the chain will be too short for repair.  However, if your blind has a standard chain, you will be able to repair it simply by using a joining link, obtainable from good DIY stores. Read More 

How To Degrease Your Wooden Kitchen Cabinet Fronts Without Using Harsh Chemicals

Your wooden kitchen cabinet fronts might look clean from a distance, but on closer inspection you may find them less than pristine.  That's because cooking releases a mist of grease into the air, this settles on your cabinets, trapping dust and other airborne particles of debris.  Add to that a few grubby fingerprints around the door handles, and you have decidedly gunky cabinet fronts without even realising it. So, how do you get your wooden kitchen cabinets beautifully clean again without using bleach and other harsh chemicals? Read More