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Home Facelift for the Holidays

Christmas in Jamaica is filled with traditions that we embrace in each new generation. We all love drinking sorrel, eating gungo peas and rice, shopping at grand market and giving our homes a facelift.  Our seasonal redecorating ritual in particular, gives the home lots of Christmas cheer whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, buying new furniture and appliances or decking the rooms with new drapes.

How to fix a leaky roof

The day after a downpour of rain you dash to get your favourite box of cereal that you store on the fridge top, only to find that the box and cereal contained is soaked because of a leaky roof...bummer!

But you can fix it!
Leaky roofs have become somewhat of an accepted long standing house repair that don’t get fixed, especially since they’re only a bother when the rain falls. But it doesn’t have to be so. So instead of getting out the bucket and pan next time rain falls, fix your leaky roof!

How to put up hurricane shutters

Hurricane shutters, also known as hurricane coverings, are structures used to protect buildings from damage during unpredictable weather. They are usually made of steel and aluminium but many people use plywood because it is less expensive.

Getting rid of oil paint spills

Trying to get rid of big drops of oil paint?  No need to worry. Even though oil paint can be difficult to clean, there is a quick and easy way to make those spots disappear.  If the oil paint is spilled on the ground, table (glass), wall, or other hard surfaces it can be easily removed by using thinner, mineral spirits or turpentine.

FX Trader launches new branch in Lane Plaza

FX Trader, part of the GraceKennedy Money Service Network, yesterday launched a new cambio in the Rapid True Value store in Lane Plaza on Constant Spring Road, Kingston.

The FX Trader branch is the fourth to be strategically positioned in a Rapid Value store, which is also part of the GraceKennedy Group. The others are located in Rapid Tru Values in Mandeville, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.

Start the New Year Right!

It’s a New Year, so don’t start off with old repairs! Cleaning house for the holidays is all well and good, but in the rush to get things done in time to entertain we often make surface changes when we really need to get rid of underlying problems. Now that you have shined the floors, painted the walls, and brightened up the kitchen, it is time to get down to the nitty gritty. Here are a few areas of the house you may have fixed partially or temporarily this Christmas, but need a second look.

Deck the Halls with Your Best Value

Tired of the same old ornaments you’ve had since the 1990’s? Rapid True Value has what  you need to make this Christmas as sophisticated as Oprah’s living room and as creative as Martha Stewart’s holiday table.

Use these exciting decorating ideas on your centrepieces, trees and wreaths this Christmas.

Rapid True Value - Christmas Cleaning

Christmas is fast approaching and it will soon be time to “fix up the house.” Others might do Spring Cleaning, but here in Jamaica we know that nothing is more extensive that the annual Christmas overhaul.

Rapid True Values knows that times have been difficult, so we have affordable ways for your home to look great for the holidays.

Rapid True Value - Christmas Cleaning

Christmas is fast approaching and it will soon be time to “fix up the house.” Others might do Spring Cleaning, but here in Jamaica we know that nothing is more extensive that the annual Christmas overhaul.

Rapid True Values knows that times have been difficult, so we have affordable ways for your home to look great for the holidays.

A Quick Change

Many of us spend extended periods of time in our homes, and more often than not we become bored with our surroundings. In the wake of Do-it-Yourself television many are guilty of allowing themselves to briefly fantasize that Tye Pennington is giving us an extreme home makeover.