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Nicole Barratt

How Often Should You Launder Items in Your Home?

Posted by July 2nd 2020

We may just throw in a load of washing when the basket is full enough, but have you ever wondered about how frequently to launder your dish towels, pillow covers, sheets or shower curtains? Canstar …


For the Best Fridge, Chill With a Samsung!

Posted by July 1st 2020

These days, a refrigerator is no longer just a refrigerator. It’s amazing what a fridge can do! Features don’t stop at built-in water and ice dispensers, auto defrosting and climate monitoring settings, there are models …


Fisher and Paykel | Winner of NZ’s Best Washing Machine

Posted by July 1st 2020

Laundry is one of those monotonous household tasks that we have to perform every day or so, and a decent washing machine can be the difference between time-saving and time-wasting.  The vast majority of New Zealand …



Understanding Electrical Safety: A Simple Guide

Posted by June 25th 2020

A loose wire or broken electrical component can cause a catastrophe at any time, even when you’re not home. The best way to protect yourself and your property from electrical malfunctions is to take the …



Hot Water: The Best Heating Systems for Your Home

Posted by June 19th 2020

Nothing beats a hot shower in the depths of winter, but the costs can add up fast. Hot water heating makes up approximately 30% of an average household's energy bill, according to the Energy Efficiency …



New Zealand’s Favourite Service Station Revealed

Posted by June 10th 2020

Kiwis are a nation of drivers: according to the AA, 97% of adult New Zealanders have a driver licence, and we have one of the highest rates of light vehicle ownership in the world. Naturally, …


Top Tricks to Save Money in the Kitchen

Posted by June 19th 2020

It’s not uncommon for our energy bills to spike over the winter months. Household costs increase particularly due to our heating use and clothes dryers. Dryers are energy-hungry; an average dryer cycle costs about $1 …