Top New Year’s resolutions to have about the home

With New Year’s falling in the midst of winter, it’s highly likely that you’ve been putting off some important home maintenance jobs, whether they’re DIY projects or things that require you to call in the experts.

Here are five of the top New Year’s resolutions to have about the home, so you can start the year in comfortable and safe surroundings and make some early headway on your DIY to-do list for the next 12 months.

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Top New Year’s resolutions that can save you money

Let’s be honest, we all love making New Year’s resolutions, although we’re not always so good at sticking to them. Here are some that you can hopefully make a long-term part of your life, and how they can save you money month after month.

1. Shop smarter

If you always buy everything from one shop or supermarket, take the time to try some of the others near you – you’ll be amazed at the differences in price for identical items, especially in discount stores and £1 shops.

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How to have an eco-friendly bonfire night

At a time when we’re all trying to do more to protect the environment, a national celebration of burning things and sending explosions skywards is probably not the most eco-friendly date on the calendar – in fact, November 5th is one of the worst nights of the year for air pollution.

However, there are steps you can take to reduce your personal impact on the amount of harmful smoke released into the atmosphere, without having to abandon the festivities completely – here are a few ideas.

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Gardening tips for November

It’s easy to neglect the garden when the nights draw in, but with the worst weather of the year likely still to come, November is a crucial time to do some last-minute planting for spring, tidy up errant shrubberies, and generally prepare things for the depths of winter.

Here are just some of the top gardening tips for November to help your outdoor space withstand the wind, rain, frost and snow, so that it can emerge in springtime in tiptop condition.

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