Quick wins to help your car pass its MOT

Running a car is an expensive business. Even though I’m not a fan of driving myself I help my husband with contributions towards his car. The main reason for this is because he drives me around, anywhere I want to go, and I never have to pay towards petrol or insurance. Recently our car had £750 of repairs (ouch!) and in just a few months we have the MOT coming up again! Today I want to talk to you about quick wins to help your car pass its MOT. These are little things that you can do yourself or have done cheaply elsewhere, to try to help your car pass its MOT.

Now there is no guarantee that there won’t be larger work that needs doing to your car, but if you know you’re going to be forced to pay for repairs, as you can’t afford a new car, then these steps may help you reduce the overall cost of any work come MOT time.

Quick wins to help your car pass its MOT

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Prepare for Winter with Boost and the Winter Wallet (AD)

AD. The weather has been all over the place for the last few weeks hasn’t it?! We’ve been home a lot, between chicken pox and other illnesses, and I’ve been surprised by just how warm it has been in my home some days. We’re lucky to live in an energy efficient flat, at the moment, which means our home is pretty warm all year round. Despite this, and as I love a bit of financial planning, I am already thinking about saving money for our Winter energy bills. I’m someone who thinks if you’re cold then you should pop the heating on, especially if you have elderly relatives or little children at home like we do. I feel really grateful to be able to just switch the heating on anytime. Today I want to help you be able to do the same this coming Winter! Prepare for Winter with Boost and the Winter Wallet!

Prepare for winter with Boost Energy and the Winter Wallet

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Automatic enrolment pension schemes are changing (AD)

AD. When I was in my 20s my money never seemed to go far enough. I was always wanting to buy something, achieve something new or travel. Couple those things with job changes, renting a home with my husband for the first time and my pension never felt particularly important. As I reached my late 20s I started to have more available money, and think more long term about my finances. Now, as I start my 30s, I take my pension, and other savings, very seriously. I want to have money to retire and still enjoy my life. Like a lot of 30 somethings, I am looking forward to growing my family, buying our first home together and making changes to my career. I am self-employed, which means I need to make my own pension arrangements, however, I want to talk to you today about automatic enrolment, and what changes are coming this month.

Automatic enrolment pension schemes are changing

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Save money and energy while heating your home with Radbot (AD)

AD. I’m a big fan of saving money. For me, a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. I like my home to be as energy efficient as possible, as energy bills are one of our biggest household expenses. Recently the people behind Radbot got in touch with me, to ask me if I wanted to give them a whirl and see if I could save my household some money in the process. I’m always looking to reduce my energy consumption. I recently moved over to Bulb energy and now, with the addition of ffour Radbots in my home, I’ve been able to shave £10+ off my monthly energy bills. Radbot is billed as being the ‘smart radiator thermostat‘ that helps keep humans warm for less.

A look at the Radbot

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Using disinfectant around my home (AD)

AD. I first started using disinfectant around my home when I was pregnant with my daughter back in 2015. So many people seem to be using Zoflora now, partly because of a number of influencers who recommend it in their Instastories and on their feeds. I love that Zoflora is increasing in popularity as they bring out lots of lovely scents regularly and I can go on a hunt in the supermarket to find my favourites. Also, I love that disinfectant is really reasonably priced, compared to other branded cleaning products. A little goes a long way and today I want to talk to you about the ways that I use disinfectant around my home.

Staying healthy is important to me and I have found that antibacterial sprays and disinfectants are great at helping with this. I make sure not to overuse them but if I have an area of my home that needs to be free of germs, such as the bathroom or kitchen sink, then I find disinfectant fantastic for this.

Using disinfectant around my home

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