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February 14

Money Saving Health Checks to Complete on your Roof

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 8:28 AM

If you don’t live in a new build then it can pay to check the health of your roof at least once a year for any damages. Global warming has been the result of adverse weather conditions and may cause your roof some damage over time.

Money Saving Health Checks to Complete on your Roof

Today we are going to look at some of the roof checks you can do yourself in efforts to save money on hiring roofing professionals. If you have any stories to share, please feel free to use the comments section at the end of the blog to let us know.

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December 1

Cheap DIY Home Improvement Ideas for under $50

Posted by on December 1, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Summer is on its way and being Australians we generally love to entertain at some point or another, but if those tired parts of your house are holding you back here are some cheap DIY improvements you can implement immediately.

Cheap DIY Home Improvement Ideas for under $50

The aim here today is to find affordably simple ways of improving our homes so we can feel proud of inviting our friends over anytime. Scroll through the list of DIY home improvement ideas and pick whichever cheap facelift idea is suitable for you. No big investments or large jobs found here, only ideas costing less than $50.

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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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October 13

Budget Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Entertainment Space

Posted by on October 13, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Summer is right around the corner and you may be looking into your garden thinking about how to get better use of it either with the family or when entertaining. However, there is no need to go spending ridiculous amounts on overpriced false Masters’ closing down sale items because you can get the job done cheaper with the following money saving tips.

Budget Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Entertainment Space

In some instances you may not need to buy new furniture or décor at all, but simply re-use items from indoors on those special evenings of entertainment. Additionally, if you’re planning outdoors entertainment, find out some of the most natural ways to deter mosquitoes and flies without layering each guest with repellent.

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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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August 12

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Adhesive on Different Materials at Home

Posted by on August 12, 2016 at 8:32 AM

We apologise for the absence of the hacks post last week, everything is back on track from today and you can expect more useful tips and tricks to continue as normal. The topic of our post this week will be on DIY around the house with a focus on how to use adhesive type products to aid these activities. If you have a bunch of odd jobs around the house that you have left to be sorted then today is the day you complete them.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: DIY Adhesive on Different Materials at Home

The type of work you can expect to receive assistance on this week will be things like bonding common materials such as wood, treated wood and hardwood. If there are jobs in the kitchen or bathrooms then you can also learn how to bond flooring, marble, tiles, slate and ceramic as well as a host of other odd tasks that may require some professional DIY bonding experience applied.

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May 14

Money Saving Planning Advice When Renovating an Old Home

Posted by on May 14, 2016 at 8:53 AM

There is no doubt that older homes have more character. They were designed and built in a time when things were different, a time when its features were new technology which unfortunately no longer are. Items such as solid plaster walls and architectural windows are less common in newer buildings today, so when it comes to renovating, older houses can present higher costs and challenges.

Money Saving Planning Advice When Renovating an Old Home

The following article will highlight some of the more costly elements to renovating an older house and hopefully by using this information it will help you plan your renovation with a more savvy approach. Saving money on simple tasks can be the difference between sticking to or breaking a budget. So use the following advice to help you set more realistic budgets which in return will help you spend less money as well as prepare yourself for the worst case scenario.

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May 13

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Not Your Average Cleaning Hacks

Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Those of you who have been putting doing a proper clean (I’m talking all corners and crevices) of the house for far too long, then you’ll want to read this post. Today I have compiled a list of some of the best cleaning hacks out there to help get every inch of your home squeaky clean.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Not Your Average Cleaning Hacks

These hacks will save you both time and money by avoiding having to spend extra on those ultra-specific cleaning products, yet still being able to achieve amazing cleaning results in all the various areas of our homes that we never seem to get around to attacking. In the lineup today you can expect to find great tips on how to effectively get rid of mould, mildew and other grubbiness around the house.

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April 23

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving DIY

Posted by on April 23, 2016 at 8:25 AM

In light of the good response we had last week from the weekly scoop of top life hacks I thought I would revisit it with a more DIY focused approach this week. Below you will find some of the most interesting DIY hacks that I managed to come across doing some research from the digital expanse of the Internet.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving DIY

The focus today is not going to be as specific as last week, it’s simply going to be on things you can do or use around the house to replace costly shop bought items. All of these tips should hopefully help you save money by doing things yourself rather paying retail prices them elsewhere.

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April 5

DIY Home Improvements to Increase Your Property’s Value Before Selling

Posted by on April 5, 2016 at 8:49 AM

There comes a time when a different property is required for your current circumstances, perhaps your family has grown too large or maybe you need to downsize. Whatever the eventuality, if you are looking to sell your residence then one of the smartest things you can do is to ensure you have the greatest chance of increasing its value prior to sale.

DIY Home Improvements to Increase Your Propertys Value Before Selling

Moving house can be stressful enough without having to think about how to increase the value of your property. Luckily, there are methodical processes you can go through to give yourself the highest possible chance of increasing the price. If you or anyone you know is looking to sell their home, this is a list of the things that can be done add as much value as possible before the viewings begin.

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January 19

Valuable DIY Skills That Are Easy to Learn and Will save You Big Bucks

Posted by on January 19, 2016 at 8:38 AM

The general consensus for many when it comes to DIY and saving money is that it simply isn’t worth the hassle to do the job yourself. The time and effort, let alone the frustration associated with DIY tasks are enough to drive even the most patient person crazy sometimes. Ultimately, saving money on DIY tasks boils down to weighing up the difficulty of the project against the cost of hiring a professional.

Valuable DIY Skills That Are Easy to Learn and Will save You Big Bucks

Within this article we are going to look at the highest paid trades in Australia and the DIY projects that have the lowest barriers to entry. Basically we are going to show you the easiest DIY tasks to complete if you have no DIY experience, as well as how much money you’re likely to save by doing these tasks yourself.

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February 23

Incredibly Clever Household Cleaning Hacks That You’d Wish You’d Known about Years Ago

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Household cleaning is a chore no matter which way you look at it. It has to be done and it has to be efficient so that it takes up as little time as possible. Most of us work so the less free time spent on cleaning the house the better in my opinion. So whilst scouring the man made universe of the Internet I started to think about how the hell could I keep my place clean in the most cost and time efficient manner possible.

The more I began to dig around the more I found some marvellous tips and tricks that would help me accomplish just that. During my search I compiled a list of some of the best techniques that I could find to help me. But, because Im a nice guy, I thought I’d share them with you to help claw back both money as well as precious free time to be spent on the things in life that you love instead.

 

[Related: Check out my previous post covering awesome ways to save money and avoid toxins with Buckscoop's A-Z Guide of cleaning using 7 ordinary household products]

 

Remove hard water stains with vinegar and paper towels

Incredibly Clever Household Cleaning Hacks That Youd Wish Youd Known about Years Ago

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December 24

New Year DIY Renovations to Add Value to Your Home for Less

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM

2015 is almost here and for most of us it brings a new leaf and a chance for change. With the majority of the westernised world potentially looking back at an ever-distant economic crash, maybe its time to begin moving onto greener pastures.

New Year DIY Renovations to Add Value to Your Home for Less

This may mean a new job, a new venture or possibly a change in your own home. Aussies reportedly spend close to $30 billion a year on DIY renovations. So if you’re one of those feeling inspired to make some home improvements, be sure to check out these tips to help with your planning, before you vent your New Years Eve bill’s anger on that dry wall.

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