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Posted March 24, 2015 by

First Apartment Necessities

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Sarah Landrum

If you’re just moving in to your first ever apartment or home of your own, you’re probably pretty psyched right now. All of that newfound independence to do what you want when you want it: what could be better than that? If you’re used to your parents picking up the groceries and other house necessities, or if your old college roommates always reminded you when you were getting low on toilet paper, being on your own might come as a bit of a shock.

There’s a lot you’re going to need to take care of on your own, so get organized. Keep one of those notepads on your fridge so you can scribble down when you’re out of eggs. Nobody likes getting back from the store only to realize they’ve forgotten something. And keep a calendar. Seriously. This will keep you on track and remind you to do all of the things on time. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2013 by

Women in Plumbing and Construction

plumbing-electrical-careerThe world of construction trades is full of urban myths that really need debunking. Plumbers don’t, in the main earn more than £100k, although they can earn a respectable living, the electrician’s world is swamped by cheap labour from Eastern Europe, there is a shortfall of skilled plumbers estimated to be about 30,000 for plumbers alone. Finally, women cannot become electricians or plumbers is simply not true. With these urban myths fully debunked it is worth considering the issue of women in construction trades such as plumbing and electrical work in more details. (more…)