The return of winter means you’ll be spending more time in your home, but chances are, you won’t be the only one seeking shelter.
As temperatures drop, some of our most despised house guests – rats and mice – are busy searching for a warmer spot to sleep, and many will find it in a wall cavity, snuggled up in ceiling insulation or curled up behind a fridge. This can be a matter of concern, but there are ways of coping with them other than putting down anti-coagulant poisons, which can harm pets that ingest the poison or the poisoned vermin. Continue reading Unwanted winter houseguests – rats and mice →
Now that it’s time for your swimming pool to close shop for the winter, most people simply throw the cover over and forget about it. When the weather warms up, you’re then faced with getting that browny-green pool crystal clear again so the kids stop badgering to get back in!
The most economical way to maintain your pool is to:
CONTINUE TO LOOK AFTER YOUR POOL Continue reading How to maintain your swimming pool over winter →
Oh to live in Darwin at this time of the year! Temperatures in that city this week are expected to average 32 degrees, with overnight lows of 21.
For the rest of us, the pre-winter chill is certainly starting to bite. As we move into the colder months, here are 10 ways to warm up your home. Continue reading How to warm your home →
With the mercury in every Australian city except Perth, and Darwin expected to dip to a single digit during the nights this week, it feels like winter has finally blown in – full of cloudy days and toe-freezing evenings.
If you want to avoid feeling like you’re living in a tent, now is the time to get your house sorted for winter. Continue reading Top winter heating tips →