Air Conditioning Tips to Save you $$

Summertime, and the living is easy. The living is also HOT, sweaty and can get a little uncomfortable in the land of sun and fun; so retreating to a gloriously cool air conditioned home after being in the oppressive heat of the day is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Thank goodness for a comfortable air conditioned oasis. Of course, the downside is that your air conditioning unit at home will be...

Our Top 5 Home Efficiency Life Hacks!

1. Use Power Strips Power strips (aka surge protectors) are ideal when it comes to powering off excessive devices and plugs. Some energy hogs (Like PC desktops) never really “turn off” when you turn off their switch. Plug them into a power strip, then just flip that strip off, and all those hungry devices will stop eating energy simultaneously. 2. Unplug Unused Chargers Cell phone and battery...

Dream Closets

Organise every room, it couldn’t be easier! After months of being at home, we’ve all had a lot of time to realise how great – or not so great our homes are. It’s been a time of assessing and upgrading many areas in our homes as we spend more time at home this year. For most of us, our bedroom closet is one of the main areas that we could use some organisational expertise. Perhaps this time has...

7 Packed Lunch Hacks

Expert Advice from Keelin Hankin BSc RD, Registered Dietitians at Island Nutrition Lunchtimes can be tricky from tempting meals at local restaurants or grills to readily available office treats. Packing a lunch is great way to save money as well as helping to maintain a healthy balanced diet. 1. Prepare Prep and chop some fruit and/or veggies at the beginning of the week or at the weekend so they are...

Energy Efficiency – the the new normal for Air Conditioning

As we march on past COVID 19 through the remainder of 2020, the upcoming years will be dominated once again by the onset of climate change. The planet is warming up, it only makes economic sense for homeowners to seek out the best ways to manage their home efficiency. Gone are the bulky central air conditioner systems and retro fit “window air-conditioning” units, which both are now seen as...

Get Ready! It’s Hurricane Season

Making sure you’re safe during the storm! Investing in storm protection for our homes is one of life’s necessities when living on an island. We know it can be quite expensive… but the price of NOT doing it can be far more. If you have lived in Bermuda long enough, you’ve surely experienced a storm or 2 or even the thrill of weathering out a Hurricane and know how much damage can occur. At...

Live Outdoors! 5 Amazing Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Patio!

With the weather outside being great, we can all finally enjoy the outdoors! When you don’t want to, or can’t, go anywhere, your outdoor patio could be your own mini oasis. This is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful day outside. However, it could probably use an upgrade. If it’s looking a bit long in the tooth, you will find that transforming it will make a world of difference in how much you...

Summer Entertaining

The best thing about dining outdoors in the summer is that it can be as simple as a few burgers off the grill with a large jug of swizzle or as fancy as a filet mignon served on your best china. Either way, you will find yourself dining al fresco at some point. If you are anything like us here at IPN then I am sure you are looking forward to spending time outdoors with your favorite people - and food is...

Staying Healthy – While Outdoors

Now that we have entered the beginning of summer, nothing beats going to the beach and getting that daily dose of Vitamin D. When you are ready to pack up and head to the shore make sure you pack a few of these beach snacks (along with your sunscreen of course!). Trail Mix – making your own trail mix with unsalted nuts, seeds and small amounts of dried fruit can provide you with a good source of...

YOUR PANDEMIC DIY: Potted Vegetable Garden

PROJECT: Potted Vegetable Garden by Hannah Emmerson GARDEN TYPE: The first thing I did when my job was laid off was to head to the nearest garden store and panic buy seeds to start a garden. I tried to only buy the seeds for plants that I couldn’t readily germinate from my weekly groceries. As long as you buy organic you can regrow things like tomato’s, squash, and even celery, spring onions,...

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