Keep smartphones away from your children and teach them DIY skills

Keep smartphones away from your children and teach them DIY skills!Hands-on skills get short shrift in schools in this hi-tech world, where computer classes seem to take precedence over crafts. Most of us would like to see our kids taking pleasure from DIY and getting tools into young hands early and often is the key to building skills. Encouraging an interest, and hopefully grooming a workshop assistant, is easy when you know how. Here are our tips for training children in the art of DIY.The safety rules1. Make a habit of wearing safety glasses and gloves2. Tie up long hair3. Wear closed-toe shoes4. Clean up the work area after each project5. When using a saw, clamp the timber or secure it in a vice. Have the child hold the saw with both hands or put one hand behind their back t..

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How To Crate Train Your Dog - Beginner Guide

Crate training your dog may take some time and effort but can be useful in a variety of situations. If you have a new dog or puppy, you can use the crate to limit his access to the house until he learns all the house rules - like what he can and can't chew on and where he can and can't eliminate. A crate is also a safe way of transporting your dog in the car, as well as a way of taking him places where he may not be welcome to run freely. If you properly train your dog to use the crate, he'll think of it as his safe place and will be happy to spend time there when needed. Selecting a crate Crates will be plastic, (often called flight kennels or Vari-Kennels) or collapsible, metal pens. They come in different sizes and can be purchased at most pet supply stores. Your dog's crate shou..

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Hercules Store now offers OXIPAY as a payment option!

Hercules Store now offers OXIPAY as a payment option!Oxipay lets you get the online purchases right now and you can spread the cost of your purchase over 4 easy payments#, instead of paying the whole lot up front.  To complete your purchase via Oxipay, please follow a few simple steps as follows:1. Simply select to make payment via Oxipay during checkout, then hit the button"CONFIRM ORDER", 2. New customers must register for Oxipay, or returning customers can simply sign in to complete your purchase in seconds,3. Your payment schedule is established. Pay your first 25% right away from your debit or credit card, and the rest is split over 3 x fortnightly automatic payments.4. Receive your purchase NOW! (We will contact you once your order is ready to ship or collect..

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