Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Really Useful Guide

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Really Useful Guide

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Byline: ALISON CORK

Alison Cork redesigns her interior - and the storage to go in it - gets into the Christmas spirit, and wins the perfect 'surround-sound' music system

Get rid of unwelcome guests

Having escaped my bedroom after spotting a mouse, the importance of pest control has taken on a new significance.

Albany Pest Control deals with moths, rodents and all manner of creepy crawlies.

It has a three-week pest-eradication package that costs from [pounds sterling]180 and deals decisively with unwelcome visitors.

All baits are child- and animal-resistant.

For further details, call 020 7287 8845, or visit www.albanypestcontrol.co.uk.

Win tickets to festive fair

If thoughts of Christmas shopping are already filling you with dread, why not take a trip to The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair at The Business Design Centre, Islington.

The fair runs from 8 to 12 November and, with more than 400 exhibitors, will have lots of inspiring gift and decoration ideas.

Country Living Magazine is offering 10 Homes & Property readers a pair of tickets each. Simply email your contact details to rcox@trickerpr.com before Friday.

The winners will be picked at random and sent the tickets by 7 November. For more details, visit www.countrylivingfair.com.

Design your own storage

A storage system that you can design online was launched at the recent Autumn Ideal Home Show. The firm behind it, Custom-Stor provides a solution when conventional ideas won't fit or are expensive.

Just design your ideal storage online and email it to Custom-Stor for evaluation. It will then send back a quote with a colour illustration of your unit. Prices start from [pounds sterling]250 for a small shelving system.

For more details, call 01487 831177, or visit www.custom-stor.com.

Freebie of the week

Here's one for music lovers. The Sonos Digital Music System not only looks slick, it can play different music in up to 32 rooms from one wireless, handheld controller.

Sonos is offering one Homes & Property reader its ZP100 Speaker Bundle. This includes two ZonePlayers - the kit that allows you to play different songs in different rooms - both of which have builtin amplifiers, plus two sets of Sonos speakers, worth [pounds sterling]1,159. …

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