The 3 home improvement events I’ll be attending this year

The best way to learn on some of the latest home improvement techniques, I always make sure that a take part in some of the home improvement events and seminars. During these seminars I get a chance to learn from some of the best individuals in the business. It is great way of learning a lot in a short period of time.

The fact that you get the chance to meet with other people who share a passion in construction allows you to share ideas. This year, there are several events and several seminars all over the world. Some of the main events that I will attend this year are;

Burlington Garden Center


Having a passion in gardening, this is one of the main events that I will attend this year. They mainly have three events in April that deal with gardening. During the event there will be several open workshops and seminars that talk about lawn management. The best part about the venue is that it is usually open all year round but mainly holds events each April. You can get more information on this by visiting

MediaMax events


Being one of the oldest home improvement events in the world, it has been able to hold 100 events since 1979. The best part about the event is the fact that they address several areas of home improvements. Many home improvement fanatics tend to attend this event mainly due to its fame and size. By having home and design expos, one can be able to learn a lot from the event. MediaMax holds several events all year round mainly in April and order to learn more about the event visit

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Mainly known for variety, they have over 50 garden sculptures to take a look at. With the event one will be able to attend several classes and tours across parks to take a look at some other sculptures. This is a really fun event and one gets to travel as well. These are just some of the main events that I will be attending this year.


3 tips to save money on travelling insurance

When travelling, we all have two main objectives which are to spend less and have fun. There are several ways of saving money when travelling. One of these methods is by saving money on travelling insurance. Travel insurance can be costly this is why it is necessary to know some of the tips that will help you cut down on these costs. Some of the main tips to try out include;

1.     Know what you want to covered

Most people make a mistake of going directly to the site before making a decision on what they want to be covered. This leads to confusion and finally leads to high costs. The best way of getting the right price is by knowing exactly what you want before going to the comparison sites.

This allows you to have a direct estimate on the best price allowing you to save some extra money. Most importantly ensure that you avoid using travel agents when choosing an insurance deal. They always end up charging extra making it cost you more.

2.     Take note on what is already covered

In most cases, home insurance covers all possessions even when traveling. If this is available you can opt out from choosing this form of travel insurance cover and save some money.

You may get surprised that you are already covered by your insurance company for most of the items. This is why it is highly important to ensure that you check what is already covered.

3.     Avoid car rental coverage

If possible ensure that you avoid taking coverage for car rentals unless it is absolutely necessary. The reason behind this is that the rental company already has a cover. Apart from this, if you pay for the rental using your credit card it may already be covered.

The reason behind this is that most credit companies have car rental coverage. This is why it is highly advisable to rent your car using your credit card or auto insurance.

These are some of the simple tips that you should take into consideration in order to save on travel insurance.


How to make sure your house is safe when you’re travelling

One of the most stressful parts of travelling is knowing whether your house is safe when you are away or not. There are several ways that you can ensure that you keep your house safe when away.

Some of these tips are simple while some require some costs. It is however advisable to choose the cheapest option available so as to be able to cut down on some costs. Some of the simple tips you can try out include;

1.     Call a relative

This is actually the cheapest and safest method to ensure that the house remains safe when you are gone. You can contact your nephew or niece to come and stay at your house when you are away.

The only cost involved in this method is probably maintenance costs. You can leave him or her some money so as to be able to sustain them during the period. It is however important to ensure that you choose a responsible person for this job. Apart from this, it is usually helpful to ensure that you lock some of the private rooms.

2.     Avoid publicizing your trip

Most people make a mistake of telling everybody about their trip. It is important to take note that thieves may get access to this information and wait for you to leave. This includes posting on social media and the web as a whole.

This is why it is highly advisable to avoid publicizing your trip. Furthermore, it is better to alert the local police that you will not be present for certain duration of time. This will allow them to patrol around the area more.

3.     Curtains and light timers

When leaving ensure that the curtains appear the same as they would in the case that you were home. The main reason behind this is that in the case that you leave them closed neighbors will not be able to alert the police when they view suspicious activity around your house.

For the case of lighting, most people make mistake of leaving the light on so as appear as if someone is home. This should not be the case since the bill will be high. The best way is to use a light timer so that it may appear as though someone is switching the lights on and off.