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December 2

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Christmas and More

Posted by on December 2, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Now that December has arrived the shops will be shoving Christmas down your throats until you’re fed up with it. This year, eradicate the stress of Christmas by learning some money saving hacks and time saving tricks from the following Christmas videos.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Christmas and More

Learn how to wrap presents in under 15 seconds with a new technique or how you could save money on decorations by utilising household leftovers to bulk out your displays. If the idea of Christmas seems like a waste of money then there are also some tips you can use to create the idea of the festive season in your home without having to buy e.g. an expensive tree you only see for 31 days of the year.

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November 25

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Home Improvement

Posted by on November 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This week’s hack post has been inspired by the closing down sale of DIY hardware store Masters. There is plenty of money saving opportunities to be had if you know what products to look for and with only a few weeks remaining, it’s something we should all be taking advantage of.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Home Improvement

If you want to get your house ready for summer but feel it needs a little improvement here and there before you feel proud to have guests over, then the following home DIY hacks will give you that much needed push. The following tips will help you save money rather than spending it on tradesmen.

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November 18

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Posted by on November 18, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This time next week we will be in full swing of the Black Friday sales leading into the retail fuelled weekend, followed by Cyber Monday too. If you plan on being out shopping for the best discounts and bargains or sitting at home hunting for top online deals, then a these online shopping tips and tricks will certainly help you save more money.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Whether you prefer shopping online or in-store the following videos will help you get the most out of the sales next week. The videos I hope will help you sniff out the true deals, what retailer tricks to look out for and when you should or shouldn’t buy what you are looking at.

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November 15

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

Posted by on November 15, 2016 at 8:34 AM

LED lights are undoubtedly better value for money because they last considerably longer than standard light bulbs, plus they consume far less energy which can save money. However, their cost can deter people from buying them and this goes for household items too such as lamps.

Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

If you would like to embrace the LED world of lighting by having an LED light in your home office for example to help reduce your energy bills then we are going to look at how to build a wooden DIY LED light. All instructions, materials and a video are included.

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November 11

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Singles Day

Posted by on November 11, 2016 at 8:57 AM

People who are single will more likely be aware that it’s ‘Singles Day’ today, but for those of you more fortunate to have someone should still spare a moment for your single friends and family. Originally started in China, it’s known as singles day because of the four 1’s the date has within it i.e. 11/11/2016.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Singles Day

Therefore those of you who are a one on ‘Singles Day’ today can find out some better ways to deal with being alone, or simply enjoy it in a happier, smarter way. Whether you are a single mum, dad or bachelor/ bachelorette, we have some fun ways for you to celebrate singularity with this weeks hack post.

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October 28

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Posted by on October 28, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Everywhere you go this weekend will likely be filled with the Halloween theme all around both for adults and kids. If you are feeling a little lost on how to prepare yours or your kids costumes or even your house for the invasion of kids in search of candy, then these last minute hacks should give you a push in the right direction.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Learn last minute costume hacks to save money on having to buy expensive pre-made ones. Grab a few spooky decoration tips to improve your house for less, plus many other Halloween ideas to get everybody into the spooky spirit.

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October 24

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

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October 21

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Back to School Tips & Tricks

Posted by on October 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

If your kids’ school roughly follows the term times stated on the Australia government website then they would have gone back to school this week for their final term 4 which will take them through to December. If you want the end of the year to be a breeze because the majority of this year has been a troublesome time getting the kids back to school, these hacks will certainly help you.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Back to School Tips & Tricks

The following hacks will help you and your kids adjust back to term time either by preparing themselves correctly, ensuring they have everything or saving money in the process. Find out tricks and tips for students of all ages going back for their final term of the year.

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October 14

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Halloween Tips and Tricks

Posted by on October 14, 2016 at 8:01 AM

You may have noticed the stores already being filled with Halloween costumes and other types of scary products to get us into the mood and if this has got your ideas spinning, this week’s hack post will prepare you for the gruelling event. Creating a fun night for the kids or even an adult themed evening with friends can be a great way to do something different from the usual.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Halloween Tips and Tricks

Today we’re going to look at costume hacks, Halloween games and a variety of other useful tips to ensure you have the most fun possible this year. Even those of you who don’t enjoy this time of year or specifically this event can learn a few tricks to play on your pesky doorbell ringers.

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October 7

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Welcome to Spring

Posted by on October 7, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Spring or vernal equinox officially starts on the 21st of September if you go by the astronomical calendar. Vernal Equinox is a Latin word meaning “time of equal days and nights,” meaning there should be 12 hours of daylight and 12 of night. A new season generally gets people excited about the weather ahead, which triggers house makeovers and improvements.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Welcome to Spring

Those of you who have the spring bug and feel like re-organising your house, improving your ability to enjoy your home or re-imagining the state of the garden may be looking for quicker and easier ways to get the job done. Today’s hacks contain tips and tricks on how to improve your feel good factor about your home.

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September 30

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM

That’s right Labour Day is upon us and its time to celebrate the first day of spring in the only way we Aussies know. If you are worried that your plans might change due to the recent bad weather and state-wide blackouts, but have decided to go ahead as normal anyway, expect to find great BBQ and camping hacks to ensure the important things still go ahead.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

It wouldn’t be a true labour day without whacking some meat on the BBQ, so if you plan on cooking steaks or burgers, we’ve got some great hacks to how to out do yourself this year. Additionally, if you need to entertain the kids either out at camp site or indoors due to bad weather we’ve got your back covered too.

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September 27

Save Money Travelling to Work – Build your own DIY Electric Mountain Bike

Posted by on September 27, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Governments and environmental enthusiasts encourage people more and more to adopt cycling as their main mode of transport. Countless businesses across the world also have schemes in place to incentivise employees to cycle to work which is a double edge sword in improving health and reducing congestion on the roads.

Save Money Travelling to Work   Build your own DIY Electric Mountain Bike

However, if the prices of some electric bicycles are deterring you from committing to cycling then we have a solution for you. Rather than fork out thousands of dollars for an electric bicycle, use your free time one weekend to build your own DIY electric bike and save over $2,000 in the process. Read on to find out how you can build your own.

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September 23

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Improvement DIY

Posted by on September 23, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Australia is getting ready for another summer and if you feel like your home needs sprucing up before you begin entertaining again, it’s a great idea to learn some hacks to make that process easier. Making adjustments to your home also couldn’t be done at a better time, because Masters are currently having a closing down sale that will continue through until 11th December.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Improvement DIY

Over the next couple of months as you decide how you will beautify your property make sure you check the Buckscoop deals board for discounted Masters’ items to save money on those DIY home improvements. Today’s range of hacks consist of standard tool tips, painting tricks and much more.

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September 16

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Posted by on September 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Australia is a large country and for many of us that means traveling further than the average European to get to work or generally in our daily lives. In todays modern society there are numerous ways to get around including, cars, bikes, trains, bicycles, boats and other forms of public transport.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Travelling Made Easier

Those of you who travel on a daily basis using any of the modes of transport mentioned above might be wondering how you can make your trip more pleasant or easier to deal with. Today we look at some of the best ways you can hack your mode of transport to make that journey a better version of what it was before.

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September 9

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Smartphone Tips and Tricks

Posted by on September 9, 2016 at 8:28 AM

The new Apple iPhone 7 has just launched and fans around the world are happy to see some exciting new colours along with a new double camera on the Plus version. Amidst the joy of the new iPhone imminently about to hit the shelves people lay stunned in the wake of the disastrous recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, therefore I thought it might be a good time to cover some smartphone hacks to get everyone back in the mood.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Smartphone Tips and Tricks

We are going to look at a variety of different hacks for all types of handsets, including Android, Apple and Nokia, plus some more generic tips and tricks you can use to improve the experience you have with your device. If you feel that you already know all the hacks possible to know on your device, then there are some more generic ones such as how to really use your camera or boost your signal in bad reception areas.

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