Harold's Home and Garden Advice Blog

Hello, my name is Harold. I am quite new to using the internet. My granddaughter taught me how to use this computer so I decided to start a blog. I didn't have an idea for what I should base my blog on. My wife suggested that I start a home and garden blog. I should make it clear that I am not a home and garden expert so all this advice consists of things I have learnt myself or been taught by others when I have been working on my own property. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it useful.

Why Add Motorization to Your Blinds and Shades?

16 October 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Motorized blinds and shades may be much more affordable than you realize, and they are obviously very convenient, as you can add a remote to your system and then adjust the window treatments without ever getting off the sofa! While convenience is an obvious advantage to having your window treatments motorized, there are many other advantages to consider; note a few of those here, so you can see why this is a good investment for your home. Read More …

You May Have More Options for Air Conditioning Than You Realize!

9 October 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Air conditioning is very important, not just for your overall comfort, but even for your health. It's easy to get overly fatigued if your home isn't properly cooled during hot summer months, and to suffer heat stroke, even when indoors! This is especially true for someone who exercises indoors, as this also raises body temperature, sometimes to a dangerous degree. However, if you've hesitated to have air conditioning installed in any part of your home, perhaps because you're concerned with the expense of central air conditioning, you may have more choices for interior cooling than you realize. Read More …

What to Look Out for When You Are Choosing Your First Embroidery Machine

6 October 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you love sewing, you may have been dreaming about buying an embroidery machine. Yet you know that this is a step up from what you already have and may not be certain what you should be looking for. If you're in this position, what do you need to know? Capability First of all, you will want to know what you can achieve when you invest in a machine like this. Read More …

5 Ways to Avoid Home Lockouts

2 October 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Locking yourself out of the house is extremely common no matter how careful you are. Apart from being frustrating, you can waste a lot of time trying to get into the house or waiting for someone to let you in. Fortunately, there are ways you can make sure that a home lockout never happens to you. Here are some of the most effective ones: Go Keyless If you are in the habit of losing or forgetting your keys, it might be best to change to keyless locks. Read More …

5 Reasons Your Home’s External Blinds Should Be Motorized

28 September 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

External blinds are becoming more and more popular all across Australia, and it isn't particularly hard to see why. They make the interior of your home less cluttered while still covering your windows, and there are plenty of styles and designs from which to choose. You can also choose between manual external blinds and motorized external blinds. Each option comes with its own set of benefits and drawbacks, but most homeowners will find themselves better off with motorized external blinds. Read More …