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How to make your life easier, safer & securer

How to make your life easier, safer & securer

Life is busy so when products come along which make your life easier we just have to share them! Bristan, the UK’s number 1 shower and tap manufacturer, have come up with a simple solution to fitting new taps with their Easyfit technology.   Image credit Their unique Easyfit system can be fitted as easy as 1,2,3 and come in ranges for both the bathroom and kitchen. You could even swap taps de... »

Savvy Laundry tips

Savvy Laundry tips

I’m sure we all need some extra help at times with our laundry, whether it’s trying to cut back on chemicals, rejuvenating old clothes or getting rid of the evidence when a rogue red sock goes in with the whites!!   Some savvy laundry tips to you to try:   White Vinegar I’m sure most of you have heard of using vinegar around the house in our chores for adding sparkle to those windows but in our wa... »

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Be price savvy and barter on the high street!

Bartering on the high street is something that many of us wouldn’t even consider, as many think the price you see is the price you pay. Well this isn’t necessarily the case because if you don’t ask, you won’t get… and what’s the worst that can happen? They say “no”!   By law, until money’s changed hands on a product or service, no contract has been agreed. What you need is a bit of ‘chutzpah’... »

Superb Savvy BBQ Tricks

Superb Savvy BBQ Tricks

Tasty fruits to grill on the BBQ. If you want to receive the title of ‘Master in BBQ’ it means you should be able to use it to prepare more than just sausages and burgers. Get creative and throw some fruit on there, too. Thanks to the heat, the natural sugars will caramelise and enhance the flavour. The trick is to use fruits with firm flesh that hold up well to the heat of the BBQ without getting... »

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Taking your mobile on holiday?

Travelling to Europe this summer? Will you be using your mobile phone? Don’t get caught out with hefty call charges. If you can’t leave your mobile phone at home then you can expect to pay. This is a brief guide of what to consider and look out for… Roaming Roaming is when you connect to an overseas network and calls are routed via that network provider – normally at a substantially increased cost... »

How To Break In Your Shoes

How To Break In Your Shoes

A new pair of shoes can initially be a pleasant experience but can quickly become a painful one whilst you break them in. Tight fits & blisters can be common and so here are some ways you can break in your next pair of shoes. Use Heat If you need to stretch a section of a new pair of shoes then put on a thick pair of socks and squeeze in your foot. Then get a hairdryer and apply some heat for ... »

7 Ways To Get Yourself Organised

7 Ways To Get Yourself Organised

Because it’s actually easier than you think! Being organised is a skill that is learned, not natural, and is based on simple habits. Here’s some to consider; Reduce the burden Many to-do lists contain tasks that are just not possible to achieve, so get rid of them before you start. Be more realistic when setting goals both in terms of number of tasks, but what those tasks are. Write it down Aside ... »

Top Tips For Keeping Warm This Winter

Top Tips For Keeping Warm This Winter

With the recent snow and forecasted low temperatures this week why not take a look at some of our top tips to keeping warm when it gets cold.   Get Yourself Warm First OK, so this sounds like the obvious answer to all chilly conundrums. Essentially though before you start thinking about turning up the heating or putting the fire on, remember that an extra layer is going to warm you up faster ... »

How To: Deal With Unwanted Christmas Presents

How To: Deal With Unwanted Christmas Presents

OK, so it’s been a few days now since your long lost Aunt sent you that underwear, and your younger sibling thought it would be funny to buy you the latest Cliff Richard calendar. Here are some nifty ideas as to how to get rid of those unwanted gifts…   Sell It According to the auctioning site ebay, by the end of Christmas Day 2013 there were over 300,000 listings with ‘Unwanted Christmas Pre... »

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to all our Savvy readers. We’ll be back after the festivities to provide with more ways to save you time, effort and money!   From all of the team we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!   The Savvy Elfs   Header Image Credit »

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