5 Tips Before Buying A Safe

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Everybody loves to have valuable possessions that mean something to you. Whether you had saved up and spent a lot of money to buy them or had them passed down generations to you, you want to keep them as safe as you can. It’s sad to think that these days keeping such items in your house isn’t secure enough but that is the truth. If you try to insure valuable items you’ll most likely be asked if you’re keeping them in a safe and if not should consider doing so, not only is it safer but often brings down the cost of insurance too.

Before running and buying the first safe you see though here are 5 simple things you should consider when looking.

  1. Insurance

Make sure you check with your insurance company what grade safe you are covered for before purchasing. Eurograde safes come in numerous different grades each one covering you for a different value of cash and objects

  1. Contents

You will need to consider what you are planning on keeping in your safe, its total value will contribute to deciding what grade of safe you buy just like the insurance. Common things that are kept in home safes often include jewellery, passports, and expensive gadgets. Once you have worked out what you are planning on storing in it, you will know what grade you need.

  1. Location

Location is an important factor that you will need to consider when buying a domestic safe. The location of your safe plays a contributing factor in which safe you need to purchase. It is quite often advised that heavy safes are not stored upstairs as their weight can sometimes do damage to the flooring. All safes should always be bolted down through the base or towards the back of them in order to provide full security for your valuables. Bolts need to go in to a wooden floor joist or a concrete floor or wall so if your desired location doesn’t have any of these then you will need to find a more suitable position for it.

  1. Budget

As with anything you buy the cost will always be important. It is a good idea to set a rough budget before you start looking at safes as a lot of websites let you choose settings to either narrow your search by budget or list products in price order. This makes it quicker for you to narrow down safes that fit within your budget.

  1. Locking Options

If you haven’t bought a safe before you probably won’t realise how many different locking options are available. From key locks to electronic locks, each locking option offers different benefits. Before you choose your locking option you should take these things into consideration so you can open your safe using the best method for you.

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How to Find the Perfect Property

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Whether looking to move house or purchase your first property, there is no doubt that you probably already have a slight idea of what you are looking for. However, it is incredibly important that you don’t rush into anything, or purchase the first properly that you like without conducting thorough research first. Finding the most suitable property could be slightly more complex than you first anticipated, but don’t let this phase you, take your time and your efforts will be worth it in the end.

Here are some of the things that you need to consider:

Your ideal property

  • Think about how many bedrooms you are going to need. Do you really need a spare bedroom, or would a sofa bed in the lounge work fine?
  • Do you want a new build or an older house with lots of ‘character’? Remember that if you are considering a house that requires a lot of work, you need to budget for this accordingly.

Your budget

  • Before you even start to look at properties, you should work out how much you can realistically spend without making yourself struggle.
  • In plenty of advance start shopping around for the best mortgage deals to suit your individual needs and requirements.

Location, location, location

  • Think about not only locations that you would like to live, but also locations that you are going to need to visit and ensure that the houses that you look at are within reasonable travelling distance.
  • Visit an area a few times before deciding whether it is for you or not, check out local amenities and neighbourhoods to get a feel for a place.
  • If you are thinking about starting a family, take a look at local schools and admissions criteria.
  • If you are thinking about moving further afield and after researching it seems like the best option, do not worry about transporting your belongings as a Removals London company will be more than happy to assist you.

Where to look

  • Zoopla, Rightmove and Prime Location are just three online property website, where you can easily view properties for sale. Be sure to check these on a regular basis as they are constantly being updated with new properties
  • Register with multiple estate agents and provide them with a list of requirements that you are looking for in a house. They will then be able to let you know as soon as new houses become available.
  • Consider buying a house at auction – this can save you a lot of money and get people the best deals.

These are of course only some of the available tips for those looking to purchase a house. The main thing to remember is to take your time, and research scrupulously. Good luck!

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Why ‘Less is More’ When in the Shooting Field

When it comes to a lot of activities and things in life, the saying ‘less is more’ arises. More often than not however, we find this hard to accept – but when in the shooting field, this advice is the best that you could possible receive. If you have been running about like a headless chicken after taking a shot, quickly looking for your next shot, you have been doing it all wrong. If you do this, it can be detrimental for a number of reasons, but especially because this scares targets away.

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When shooting using airgun bbs, because animals have amazing senses and are able to detect huge distances, if you move to quickly, they will rapidly burrow before you take your shot. Not only this but, when rushing to take shots, the chances of actually hitting your target is decreased phenomenally. Therefore when shooting in the field, it is vital that you take your time, stand still, shut up, listen and look around you, carefully planning and executing your shots.

Your eyes are as useful as your feet when out shooting. For every minute that you walk, you should stand still and look around for four minutes, as opposed to walking a while, having a quick look and setting off again. Study your entire are, from every branch to every trunk, don’t leave any area uncovered as animals are often hiding in places where you will not see them straight away.

Basically, if you move less, you will bag more. Think that this sounds like a load of codswallop? Give it a go and let us know what the results are. We look forward to hearing from you all. We bet that you will be pleasantly surprised.


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5 Reasons Why Hydroponic Growing Beats Traditional Soil Growing

If you are thinking about switching from traditional soil growing to hydroponic growing, you definitely should!

And here are five reasons why

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  1. You will be granted to opportunity to grow more produce in a smaller space, allowing you to grow not only a greater amount of produce, but also a greater variety. This is because plants no longer need huge root systems to search for nutrients; instead they get all of their needed nutrients directed straight to their roots using nutrient rich solutions.
  2. Hydroponic growing helps to save water and instead of the majority of water being wasted, hydroponics systems reuse the same water over and over again resulting in up to 90% of water being saved.
  3. There’s a lower chance of pests and diseases as the majority of these issues when growing come from the soil, which is no longer needed.
  4. You are provided with ultimate, total control. You become the master of your plants and get to control nutrient intake, temperature, humidity and much more.
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Spring-piston Airguns

Cheap to buy and easy to use spring-piston airguns are probably the most popular type of airgun, and are definitely the option that all beginners head right for. To charge these guns all that you have to do is with one hand hold the stock and with the other break the airgun open at the breech. When fired, the piston uses the power of the spring, pushing air in a forward direction and, propelling the pellet through the barrel.

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These guns, like all others, come in a wide variety for example some have fixed barrels which allows for alignment to be constant, providing great accuracy for all shooters. Self-contained, spring-piston air guns do not require pumps or divers in order to charge, this really does make them an ideal choice, not only for beginners, but also hunters who spend long periods of time out in fields. Another benefit of this type of gun is that they are easy to service, with many people even being able to service themselves from their house with very little equipment.

If you are interested in air pistols and are looking to purchase one for yourself, whether it be an spring-piston airgun or anything else, one company that could assist you is Solware. Solware offer an incredibly wide range of air pistols and are the UK’s largest online store. To view all of their available options, visit their website here: www.solware.co.uk

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Top 10 BB gun safety tips

When it comes to using airsoft or a bb gun, it is most important that you put safety before anything else in order to experience the most enjoyable time possible. With these carefully selected top ten safety tips we hope that we can enable you to have lots of not only fun.

Safe fun

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  1. Always treat guns as if they are loaded – the worst mistake that you could make is assuming that a gun is not. Be cautious at all times
  2. Before shooting at a target ensure that the surrounding area is completely clear – take your time to check and do not rush
  3. Keep your finger well away from the trigger of your gun until you know it’s safe to fire.
  4. Protect your eyes! This can be done using a mask or a pair of goggles (Available from most airsoft and BB gun stores)
  5. Be aware of the surface that you are shooting as some surfaces make BB pellets bounce more easily. Also watch your angle so you know where your pellet will land
  6. Don’t carry your BB gun in any public place as others may mistake it for a real gun
  7. When climbing or jumping do not carry a loaded gun as it could lead to it going off without any warning
  8. Look after your gun and if it gets dirty, clean it. A damaged or dirty gun is likely to cause worse injury if an accident should happen
  9. Only use new ammo  in your BB guns, it isn’t expensive and doing so will ensure that they last the longest period of time possible
  10. Keep your bb gun in a safe place

If after reading these tips you are excited to get started, the first thing that you may need to do is to purchase your equipment. One website that holds a whole array of equipment including everything you need to stay safe is www.justbbguns.com

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Sensible Packing Tips for Moving House

Moving house can be a very stressful experience and without proper planning and execution, things can go wrong very easily. Here are some handy tips to ensure the whole process is as stress free as possible.

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Forward planning

It is essential you leave plenty of time to prepare for the move and to pack your belongings accordingly. Many people leave packing until the last minute and as a result, items can get lost or damaged. Take the time to make a priority packing list, calculate how many boxes you will need and get them in good time.

Packing supplies

Make sure you consider different sizes of boxes to accommodate smaller items such as ornaments, as it is easy to forget and buy one large size. You will also need bubble wrap, tape and a permanent marker. Clearly label boxes with fragile contents and perhaps consider writing the room the items belong to on the box. This makes it much quicker to identify where they should be upon arrival.


It is important to bear in mind when packing large boxes that they can be very difficult to move if they are completely full.  Ensure the box is sturdy and properly secured with tape to ensure they don’t burst open and damage your items.


It is vitally important that you consider the insurance of your items prior to moving.  If you have contents insurance, check with your insurer exactly what you are covered for. Your possessions will likely be covered in your current home for damage or breakages, but not the new one.

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3 key tips when searching for the ultimate lingerie gift

Sexy lingerie can be the absolute best Christmas present for a lady to receive from their partner – if they get it right! It can be super exciting and can even provide the chance to heat things up in the bedroom, making her feel sexy and confident.  However, it has come to our attention that many people are opting to purchase alternative Christmas gifts as they are simply too scared to get it wrong or even worse – upset their partner.

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According to marketing expert Rebecca Wright from Ultimo there are three main factors to take into consideration when seeking to purchase lingerie for your partner. If you are considering buying lingerie as a gift, ensure you know these 3 things before setting off:

  1. Know her size. This could possibly be the most important thing for you to know at this crucial time. To avoid offending and possibly embarrassing your lover, make sure you get both her cup size and brief size correct. If you don’t know these sizes, don’t worry – simply have a sneaky peak in her underwear drawer!
  2. Get the style right. Keep in mind, the gift is for her, not you – you might think that it is a good idea to choose something completely crazy but it is usually a good idea to stick to styles that you have seen  your partner wearing before as they are probably what she’s comfortable wearing.
  3. Know her colour. Similar to getting the style right, when choosing what colour lingerie to get your partner – simply think back to something she has worn before – a time when she both looked and felt great.

Another reason why men all over the UK are avoiding buying lingerie this year is because they feel uncomfortable going into lingerie stores. This is why utilising online stores such as My-Knickers can be the best idea as it will allow you to browse at your own speed, in the comfort of your own home – without feeling as though you have to rush because you’re being watched. To view their exquisite lingerie outfits visit – www.my-knickers.com

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3 Yorkshire-inspired meal ideas you need to try

When people think of Yorkshire, thoughts of rolling fields and quaint villages often come to mind. After all, it’s a county with plenty to be proud; including two National Parks, The Three Peaks, an agricultural legacy… and a fine food tradition! Yorkshire food often invites responses of delight: because it is known to be so warm and wholesome. It is the type of food you can imagine being served up in farmhouses after a hard day of work. It’s comfort food at its finest – no-nonsense, simple and definitely satisfying. That is why planning a meal with a bit of Yorkshire inspiration can be so good: as it brings in relaxation as well as something to relish.  Why not consider the following options:

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Feeling hungry?

  • A stuffed Yorkshire – Yorkshire puddings are firm favourites and relatively easy to make; all you need is some batter mix and a suitable mould. Or you can just buy pre-prepared ones. These lovelies are delicious when filled with vegetables and gravy, and make a quick meal idea too!
  • Wensleydale cheese scones – savoury scones are often much more exciting than bread and make an ideal accompaniment to soup: extra good if you are looking to impress someone. Simply make up some scone mix minus the sugar and stir in plenty of grated Wensleydale, plus some herbs to season.
  • A Hog roast – locally-reared pork is one of the prime meats you can enjoy in Yorkshire, whilst a whole roast is seen as an ancient delicacy. Fortunately there are many specialist roasting services available in order to bring this impressive meal idea to you! It makes an ideal party catering option which is sure to keep many mouths full!

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For more information on a roasting service bringing you the best in the county, The Yorkshire Pig is an expert. They extend to a range of areas including a hog roast Doncaster service, and for more information you can give them a call today on – 0113 283 9972

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How to host the perfect Christmas party

One of the most important parts of Christmas is seeing family and spending time with them. It brings people together who might not normally see each other or live distances apart. If you’re hosting a Christmas party for family and friends there is obviously going to be some anticipation over how to do it best!

3 festive tips!

Organising a party doesn’t need to be stressful, and the sooner you start the party organising the easier it will be. Follow these steps and you’ll be the host of the best Christmas party ever!


No Christmas party is complete without a Turkey, so make sure you get yours in good time before all the big ones are gone! Once you’ve got the turkey sorted, all you need then is to decide how much food and what time it will be served. Catering for a meal doesn’t need to be difficult. Just make sure you find out who the vegetarians are and create a dish for them, and have cream and custard options for dessert to keep everyone happy.

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Decoration is a personal preference. Some people go all out and change furnishing and wall decorations for the Christmas period, and others just put a Christmas tree up with some lights and be done with it. For a Christmas party it’s important to get the table right. Table runners are a fabulous way of creating a centerpiece and candles always look pretty and festive. You can even add Christmas sequins to your table for that added party sparkle!


Nobody wants to eat or chat in silence! Having background music creates a great lively atmosphere, especially if they’re Christmas songs! You could create a playlist on your device to play which is a mix of current music and both modern and traditional Christmas songs!

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