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Ways to Take Care of Your Washing Machine

fully automatic washing machine and a semi-automatic washing machine. Depending on the settings of your washing machine, you need to set the right mode for washing different fabrics. By taking care of these factors, you can enjoy the advanced features of your washing machine for a long time.

“>All those who grew up in the 80’s and the 90’s would be vividly familiar with the sight of their mothers spending grueling hours in the bathroom beating dirt out of clothes with a wooden shaped bat, which sometimes also doubled up as a cricket bat while playing in the gully. But what we would not remember is that the hours our mothers spent washing clothes left her hands rough and her back permanently in pain. Then just like a Christmas miracle, her prayers were answered and the washing machine made an entry. Washing machines changed the entire look and feel of the Indian Middle class. The mothers also experienced a complete overnight transformation. From the sad and distressed Nirupa Roy, she became the fun-loving and friendly Farida Jalal. That is the power of washing machine, but we all know that with great power comes great responsibility. Hence, to ensure that our washing machines work seamlessly to their best capacity, we must take care of them responsibly. Here are a few tips I have seen my mother following to keep her Samsung washing machine running well for the last 7-8 years without a single glitch. Keep the Machine dry: Always ensure to wipe dry the washing machine after use. This will protect the machine from rusting and keep it running for long. Also, do not keep your washing machine in the bathroom where the floor is always wet. But, if you do not have any other option, keep the machine on a stand to avoid direct contact with the floor. Don’t overload your Washing Machine: Read the owner’s manual for appropriate instructions. When you overload the machine, clothes do not get washed properly. Also, this throws the machine off balance and can lead to a lot of problems later. Keep the Washing machine on a level: It’s abnormal for washing machines to vibrate intensely while washing clothes. If your washing machine is not exactly leveled, with all four legs on the floor, it may rock back and forth and vibrate strongly. This will damage the washing machine.

About world-class venue, right on your doorstep

Croydon welcomes all manner of people into its arms; those who love to shop, food and drink lovers, music fans, history enthusiasts… the list continues. One aspect of Croydon that many people tend to overlook, however, is its strong sporting dimension.

If you’re a sports fan searching for apartments for sale in Croydon, you’re in luck. Here are just a few reasons why ISLAND would make the ideal London home for you.

A world-class venue, right on your doorstep

One of London’s – if not the UK’s – best-known and most loved football clubs can be found in Croydon.

The Premier League team Crystal Palace F.C. is based at Selhurst Park, a stadium with a capacity of over 26,000. It’s the perfect place to take in ‘The Beautiful Game’, with matches here being frequent and easy to enjoy, as the ground is a mere 10-minute drive or half-hour walk from ISLAND.

In addition to playing host to a Premier League team, Croydon has a semi-professional football club, Croydon F.C. As well as playing frequent matches at the Croydon Sports Arena, the club runs a youth programme catering to children of a range of ages. You never know, your child may very well be the next sporting star to graduate from there.

Croydon is home to sports personalities galore

Croydon is or has been home to many familiar faces from the worlds of music, television and comedy, but surprisingly few people are aware of the fair share of famous sportspeople to have graced its streets as well.

Martyn Rooney, for example, has won a dozen medals in total across various athletics events, specialising in the 400-metre sprint. Also hailing from the town is Tasha Danvers, who gained a bronze medal in the 400-metre hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Other Croydon-born sportspeople have made their mark in such wide-ranging disciplines as multi-national football, English Test cricket and even NBA basketball.

Whether you plan to be a punter or a player, we truly believe that Croydon is a hub for all things sport – so why wait any longer to contact us about securing one of the few remaining available ISLAND apartments?

Appliances You Have to Invest In When Setting Up Your Home

Setting up a new house for the first time can be daunting as well as exciting. Right from upholstery to kitchen appliances and bathroom setting, everything will call for your attention. In the moment of excitement, do not just end up buying whatever looks fancy and upmarket. The key to setting up your home smartly lies in planning, so that whatever you buy is useful for the family and is a total value for money. As it is rightly said, “failing to plan is definitely planning to fail”. Firstly, you must create a list of essential appliances and items you would need every day, such as, a washing machine that’s fully automatic and a TV. Secondly, visit a nearby store to have an idea of what all home appliances you should have in your new home from the perspective of urgency. Once you have shortlisted all that you need on priority, do a detailed comparative study of brands for appliances. For instance, Samsung promises an array of quality appliances that would make your life easy and hassle-free.

So here are some of the appliances that you must buy immediately after setting up your house for the first time:

• Washing machine- You can never do without a good washing machine. This is one appliance that makes life easier and leaves you free to focus on other important aspects of your life. When it comes to washing machines, you need to know about the variants available in the market because one model does not suit all. You need to consider a lot of parameters such as space, washing capacity, water consumption, and washing quality. From fully automatic to semi-automatic, the choices are huge. Fully automatic washing machines come with top load and front load features, whereas semi-automatic ones only have the top loading facility. So, before plunging in to swipe your card at an electronic store, do your bit of research regarding features and pricing. • TV Can you imagine a day without a TV? The reality is that you can’t. Watching your favourite programmes on TV after a tiring day at work is nothing but therapy. Also, if you are setting up a new house, then it is a good idea to buy a brand new television. If you are gearing up for a full HD television, then you must look at Samsung for a value buy. Also, TV is one of those things that you won’t be buying every year. A good television can hold the fort as long as 5-7 years, so do not be penny wise and pound foolish.

• Air conditioner- Surviving the sultry summers of India cannot be possible without quality air conditioners that can bring down the soaring mercury, at least, within the confines of your wall. If you explore the market for air conditioners, then you will be spoilt for choices. Further, competitive prices for air conditioners are tempting enough to lure you into buying the one that ends up being a headache than comfort in the long run. Depending upon the size and interiors of your rooms, you can also go for split air conditions that can run on inverters. You can check out Samsung’s Neo Inverter series for features that are unmatched in the industry.

• Vacuum cleaner- Vacuum cleaner is an essential home appliance for maintaining the overall hygiene of your house. Cleaning a house is no longer a cumbersome and dreaded task. With the help of a good vacuum cleaner, you can get the house cleaned in a jiffy. So, do not hesitate while buying a vacuum cleaner that’s light on weight and has accessories that can help you reach out to the toughest corners.

• Microwave-For all the cooking, baking and warming needs, a feature-loaded microwave is a solution. The market is just teeming with brands that provide microwaves with multitudinous features. And if you use them with perfection, then you can make a chef out of you.

• Refrigerator – A refrigerator is one of the most critical appliances that define the quality of your life by taking care of all your food storage concerns. So when you buy, buy the best. Now that you know which objects you must invest in, try to figure out a brand such as Samsung that manufactures all these appliances with the help of advanced technology.

The Features of hedge trimmers and some essential tips

Features & Functions of hedge trimmers

Along with ride on Mowers in Berwick, the hedge trimmer has earned a permanent position in domestic gardens. This is an affordable piece of trimming instrument that is quite essential in sculpting the hedges and bushes. These trimmers come in different shapes and sizes, and produced by many known retail brands.

How it works

The hedge trimmer looks like a chainsaw. The operating parts are at the back of the machine, while at the front are the large blades, which are primary functionary parts. Trimmers generally come in two types – single blade (non-reciprocating) and dual blades (reciprocating blades). Single blade is used to cut small amount of foliage, shrubs, hedges and others. Dual blades are used to cut large foliage. For large gardens, double blades are preferable for clean cut with a minimal effort.

  • For commercial purposes, 28 inches long blades are used. For domestic purposes, it is recommended not use more than 18 inches. You can find blades in DIY stores or professional gardening shops where you can find garden blowers, pressure cleaners in Berwick and other equipment.
  • Hedge trimmers are generally used to cut high bushes or shrubs. The telescopic hedge trimmer has extra features that are the shaft or handle can be elongated to various lengths depending on the job.
  • Blades can be aligned parallel with the top of the hedge. This will allow trimming precisely.
  • Rotating blades feature is also important as it allows you shift the angle of the blades to achieve better flexibility.
  • Electric trimmers are great for small gardens. The cord retainer is the safety feature installed in electric trimmer. The retainer prevents the cord to come out accidently from the energy source.

Hedge trimming tips

  • The hedge trimmer can add an attractive dimension to your garden design. You can add a design to your garden hedges with topiary.
  • Always keep the blade(s) parallel to the hedge and your action must be wide and sweeping. It is advisable to work from the bottom and move upward.
  • If you have high hedges, then you can opt for long reach hedge trimmers Berwick. The handle can be extended to increase the overall reach of the trimmer, and the blade can be aligned so it is positioned horizontally above the hedge.
  • The built-in safety features in hedge trimmers safeguard against any unwarranted mishaps. You need to check the working order before using it. you can use the trigger function if the lock button is on position.