Sports Holdall, Pest Repeller, Smoke Alarm

 

It’s  vibrant pink bag this – you won’t lose it! Its a robust fabric, and feels like it would stand up well to the rough treatment gym/swim bags get. Thrown in back or boot of car, set down on damp floors, scuffed by feet on public transport, crammed into school/college/uni lockers.

Its a sensible size for a weekend.gym bag, and has in large inner compartment, accessed via  dual zip across top to open out for easy access. It has a small zipped part for phone, keys, cash etc inside here. There’s a waterproof pocket accessed from a separate side zip for wet/dirty clothes that has a mesh section to keep them fresh. When you’re away for a few days you don’t want to put dirty clothes in with clean do you, so that’s a useful function in my view. There’s a mesh open pouch on the other end for maybe a couple bottles drink, spare shoes, books or whatever you want to access quickly ( kindle for me!) The third outer pocket runs across one side, zip fastened and handy for anything you want to keep safe but separate.

The bag itself has a semi rigid rectangular base in a robust faux leather effect, with four small feet that will hold it off damp gym/swim floors. Its got straps for shoulder use with a movable padded section, with plastic clips to remove strap if wanted, and two handles for carrying by hand if preferred with a padded Velcro section for carrying to aid comfort.

Product supplied for review 

Stars: Five, a spacious, attractive and versatile holdall.  
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I wanted this for my art shed as living in the country we get lots of wildlife, and while mice look cute in those pictures of them perched on the top of a stalk of wheat, its not so good when they find their way into house and sheds. We do have a few rats and mice outside, but the foxes take care of most of them thankfully.

I don’t paint much now due to health issues, but my studio is still packed with paints, paper and canvas, and the mice of course seem to see it as a ready dry food/nest source ….thats not so good if I have a sale and find a nibbled corner 😦 so this is well worth trying. I’ve used (reluctantly) poison when I’ve found them in the shed but I’d rather keep them out and let them live ( and die) naturally.

This device is unobtrusive in appearance, the nightlight is a neat function and can be used on or off as required. What’s really essential for me is the pet friendly setting – when my daughters dogs visit I don’t want them upset by something like this. IBM worth remembering you have one if your kids bring home the class rabbit, gerbil, hamster for the holidays and switch it off for the duration of their stay. It’ll act on them the same as their wild cousins.

I’ve had a similar one of these in my conservatory for several months now and there did seem to be a decline in fly numbers during the summer and since using it we’ve not had any mice or rats sneak in – previously we’ve had the odd few mice come in and rats around the rear of the conservatory. It could be co-incidence but the downtunr from that in previous years has coincided with the time I’ve been using a repeller.

Stars: Five, its easy to use, and well worth trying.

NB: Product supplied for review purpose

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I think every home should have at least one of these, they really can save lives. In fact I’ve copied below some stats from fireservice.co.uk/safety/smoke-alarms that show you are twice as likely to die in a fire if you have no smoke alarm. We’ve now got three, one in upstairs hall, one in downstairs hall, and this one is now in our living room where we have a woodburner.

They all look very much the same, and this one has all the fittings needed to fix where wanted. It’s easy to do, just a couple of screws. What I like is the ten year built in battery, its so annoying when the batteries get low and do that irritating little “chirp” sounds, usually at 2 am….. We tested this for sound and its loud, very loud as it needs to be. It’s as simple as pressing a button to test, and something that should be done regularly with all alarms. I like too that there’s a low battery warning, and a fault indicator. Our current ones don’t have that, and as I said they usually just go off beeping insistenly in the early hours with no prior warning.,…and stupidly our upstair one is set over the stairs – only my 6ft 3in brother can reach it safely. Think about that when siting yours.

Smoke Alarm Advice

Every year the Fire and Rescue Service is called to over 600,000 fires which result in over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries.

About 50,000 (140 a day) of these are in the home and kill nearly 500 and injure over 11,000, many which could have been prevented if people had an early warning and were able to get out in time. In fact you are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does.

Buying a smoke alarm could help save your home and the lives of you and your family.

Stars: Five, easy to use, full instructions and battery included.

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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