If you live in an apartment building in Australia, there is a good chance that your mailbox may eventually become a target for mail thieves. Because of the poor design standards for apartment mailboxes, there is little to stop mail thieves from breaking into them. The fact that these mailboxes are all located in one area, usually in the lobby, further increases the risk.
Mailbox Locks are Poorly Designed
Even if your mailbox, and in fact the mailboxes of your neighbors, have yet to be targeted, it may only be a matter of time.
In Australian homes, outbuildings are often left in a relatively unprotected state, unlike the parts that are lived in. Although the number one item stolen from homes in the country is money – and few people would keep cash in an outbuilding – all sorts of goodies stored in a shed, a summerhouse or a garage can attract the unwanted attention of thieves. Belongings that can be sold on quickly are frequently targeted by criminals.
A pergola outside your home can make your property's exterior space more welcoming and inviting, and provide a bit of shade against hot summertime sun. The pergola structure itself can add style to your patio area, but you can also add a few simple touches for even more personality and comfort in this space. Note a few tips on how to do this so you can create a backyard oasis that you and your whole family will love.
If your current bathroom is looking a bit worse for wear, it might be worth having it renovated. Read on to find out why.
It could make it easier for you to sell your home in the future
If you ever intend to sell your home, renovating the bathroom could be a very prudent financial decision.
Most prospective buyers want a property that comes with an attractive, functional bathroom that features high-quality fixtures and fittings.
Uh-oh, Fido has done it again — left a urine stain on the carpeting. Before panicking or relegating the dog to living outdoors, take some deep breaths and get ready to work on that stain. How you handle a urine stain depends on whether the area is "old," meaning it's already dried, or "fresh" and still wet. Here's how to approach de-staining the carpet in each case.
Fresh Urine on Carpeting