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Karcher Pressure Washer from FFX Review

FFX sent us vouchers to purchase a Karcher K2 240v 100 bar compact pressure washer and other products for the purposes of this review. FFX is a large, independent supplier of tools, construction consumables and many other products and is based in Folkestone, Kent.

This year, I have been determined to buy a pressure washer to clean my driveway and the paths around our house. Luckily, FFX asked if I would like to choose an item from their website to review so I immediately started looking at the pressure washers on their website. FFX sells a wide range of tools, hardware and consumables, clothing and protection as well as garden and outdoors products.

Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer from FFX

Pressure Washers on the FFX Website

The FFX website has a good choice of pressure washers for several brands. I was pleased to see that there were a range of prices too.

My shed is not the largest so I looked for a more compact pressure washer. I have had a pressure washer before and it was quite bulky and very noisy. FFX have details of their products that are quite detailed Continue reading Karcher Pressure Washer from FFX Review

What to Consider When Buying a New Car

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Due to the vast choice, it can be overwhelming when buying a new car. There are so many things to consider when buying a new car. It is difficult to know which vehicles are the safest nowadays. Here are our top three things to consider when buying a new car.

Safety

It is very important to choose a car that can keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible but when you are faced with car showrooms full of different cars, how do you know which is the safest for your needs?

When buying a car, I like to know how safe it is likely to be for the driver, passengers and pedestrians. I would feel much safer knowing that a car I owned and used regularly would keep me and my family, as well as others outside the car, in the event of an accident. I have found The Safest Cars 2016-2017 interactive graphic really useful Continue reading What to Consider When Buying a New Car

5 Home Improvement Ideas You May Not Have Considered

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When you search for home improvements, you will undoubtedly have had advice such as wallpapering and investing in new furniture. The problem is that it is all a bit boring and mundane, especially when to make a house feel like a home, it needs a touch of personalisation.

That is why below we have listed five of our favourite home improvement ideas that you may not have thought of that all of the family will love. Continue reading 5 Home Improvement Ideas You May Not Have Considered

10 Things to Do in Napa, California

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California has something for everyone. There are endless possibilities of wild and fun entertainment, beautiful sightseeing opportunities, museums to reflect upon, wine to taste, and delicious food to eat. So where exactly does one start when arriving in Napa? Here are the top ten things to do in Napa, California in 2017!

Number One:

Wine. Let’s just get it out of the way first. There are a zillion places to take a wine tour and savor the wonderful wines the valley has to offer.

Number Two:

Chocolate. Obviously, this is second only to Wine in Napa. Book a tour of a local chocolatier and see how these wonderful treats are brought to life. Also, you get to eat the candy. Did you get that? Eat the candy. Continue reading 10 Things to Do in Napa, California

How to Get a Rustic Home Look on a Budget

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Home styles come and go over the years, but the one look that seems to have stuck and has appealed to many people is the rustic look. People just love a space that makes them feel like they are at the cottage or at a special weekend retreat. It’s one thing to spend a few days living amongst daisies and pine boards, but it’s a whole other thing to create it for yourself and live in it for any length of time. But the people who love this style, know it’s worth putting the effort in to get exactly that right look to exude the right feeling. And you can do it all on a budget – we promise!

Paint

The great thing about rustic homes is that most of the look can be achieved by using second hand or recycling materials, including the paint. Check out your local paint store for cans of paint that have been mixed improperly – these usually go for a reduced price because they were mistakes. Continue reading How to Get a Rustic Home Look on a Budget