Save, Not Skimp: Frugal Money Tips for Moms

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If you are like most moms, you enjoy the nicer things in life, but may not be able to afford as many luxuries as you’d like. This doesn’t mean you can’t find all sorts of wonderful things to share with your kids and enrich your life. If you’re frugal and know how and where to shop, you can save without skimping on the stuff that makes your family happy. Planet-friendly, budget-friendly lifestyle Protect the Earth and your wallet, too, when… Continue Reading “Save, Not Skimp: Frugal Money Tips for Moms”

How to photograph your property for a private sale

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Writing a great listing for your property may seem quick and easy work, but taking professional-looking photographs is another matter entirely. Photographs are a crucial element of marketing your house for sale: they’re the new curb appeal now that so many listings begin online. When you’re selling property, don’t resort to using your camera phone and hoping for the best. Follow our top tips, and take photos that will sell your house online in a flash. Style your home properly… Continue Reading “How to photograph your property for a private sale”

No Room to Spare: Tips for Transforming Your Living Room Into a Guest Bedroom

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Your best friend is coming into town for a few days and wants to know if he can stay at your place. You haven’t seen him in ages so of course he can stay. You’ll both have a great time. But wait, you have a one bedroom apartment. Where is he going to sleep? Before you start to panic, this situation does not have to turn into a disaster. You might be surprised to know that with a few simple… Continue Reading “No Room to Spare: Tips for Transforming Your Living Room Into a Guest Bedroom”

Space Savers: Great Ways to Have Overnight Guests in a Small Home or Apartment

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You may find yourself hosting a guest in your home for a night or two which is all well and good if you have a guest room, but if you live in a small house or an apartment, it can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you welcome guests graciously with the minimum of disruption. Find a bed: Making a comfortable place for your guest to sleep is a top priority.  The most convenient options are a… Continue Reading “Space Savers: Great Ways to Have Overnight Guests in a Small Home or Apartment”

A pre-spring clean clear out

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I had a massive declutter before Christmas, but with a mass of new toys arriving thanks to Mr S. Claus we are falling over stuff again and it is only going to get worse with all Eliza’s birthday presents. In a bid to make some more room, I have already emptied and sorted the craft drawers, throwing out old pens and pencils and making sure that everything is organised, unlike the normal ‘shove it in and hope the drawer will… Continue Reading “A pre-spring clean clear out”