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Green Housekeeping: 6 Tips For Running An Eco-Friendly Home

Running an eco-friendly home benefits the environment as well as the homeowner. In making energy efficient decisions around the house, you will be doing your bit to preserve the environment for present and future generations. As far as the homeowner is concerned, energy saving methods at home are usually the most thrifty option. For example, reducing energy consumption and reusing household items are both green and frugal practices. So, if you want to help the environment and save money, here are Read more [...]

What To Consider When Hiring A Housekeeper

Whether you are a young couple working long hours or a large family who need support, hiring a housekeeper can make a really positive change to your home. They will be an integral member of your household so make sure you invest some time and pick the perfect person for the job. Work Load   Consider realistically how much work you will need your housekeeper to take on. Will they be responsible for childcare and cooking or just cleaning the house? Will they be cleaning clothes and running Read more [...]

Ultimate Guide To Getting More Natural Light Into Your Home

If you are feeling a bit blue this winter, it may be due to there being less light at this time of year. If your home lacks lots of natural light, this may exacerbate the problem. It is always good to get outside during our natural daylight hours, but in some places in winter, this just isn’t possible in the week.   There are a few ways you could bring extra light into your home to enjoy while you are there. Using natural light is environmentally friendly and can save you a fortune on Read more [...]

Handy Tips To Keep Your Home Maintenance Cost Down

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on DIY, then we’re here to help. Let’s face it, no one wants to spend a fortune on DIY or house maintenance. We all have a little savings fund in case anything goes wrong. But, we’d much rather spend it on a holiday or a new car! Avoiding big problems can be easily achieved. You just need to take care of the small things around the house.   When something needs to be replaced, look for an option to reuse something Read more [...]

Hot Tips to Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home

One of the worst things that can happen when you buy a new home is realizing that it doesn't get much natural light. You might have viewed it at times where the light was at its best or in the evening when you couldn't assess the level of light at all. And now you have a home that seems like a dark cave, unless you have all your electric lights on all day. You certainly don't want to run up a huge electricity bill having the lights turned on all the time, and it's not as good as natural light anyway. Read more [...]

The Pros And Cons Of Replacing Your Home’s Carpets With Cement Tiles

For most people, carpet is the flooring of choice to complement the style and decor of each room in their homes. You can buy carpets in a wide range of styles, colors, and thickness levels.   Today I’m going to suggest you do something a little different with your home! Instead of buying carpets when you’re redecorating, fit some cement tiles instead! OK, this might sound like a wacky idea to you. But cement tiles work well in any home, regardless of how you have styled the interior!   Of Read more [...]

Has Your Home Been Storm Damaged?

With all the bad weather in the last 18 months, most of us grateful for a little respite. Rain, snow, wind and even a short-lived heat burst have made our lives unbearable. Being indoors to escape it has become a bit of a habit. For us, the protection of our houses is essential. But who is protecting the exterior of your home through all these weather systems?   In high winds, you may notice your curtains moving a little. Most of us have vents in the window frame to allow air to come in. Read more [...]

Need To Decorate? Why You Should Move House Instead

Are you about to decorate your home? Stop! Wouldn’t you rather just move house? You may laugh, but many of us are choosing to leave the decorating until after we have moved to a new house. In recent years, the number of house moves has increased. This is for many reasons, and not just out of financial desperation. Some people would genuinely rather move house than bother with the decorating the one they are already in.   This could be for several reasons. The most obvious is the realizing Read more [...]

Make Your Driveway Beautiful Again With This Brilliant Maintenance And Cleaning Guide

Driveways are an important feature of any home. Not only do they provide an added, functional use for our homes, but they also raise the value of our homes too. They look smart, attractive and modern when we first get them installed.   The only trouble is; if they don’t get maintained they soon look it! Weeds, moss, oil stains and even algae can all attack driveways. The good news is you can make sure your driveway always looks as awesome as the day you got it! Want to know how? Keep Read more [...]

How to Fly-Proof Your Home

There a few little buzzing insects that are quite as annoying as flies, but their problems do not end with the buzz. Flies are capable of spreading serious diseases from one source to another, such as tuberculosis, malaria, and salmonella. Not only that, but they lay eggs directly on the surface of your food, and in the case of small fruit flies, they can deposit as much as 500 eggs! Once you reach for your fly swatter it may already be too late, which is why it is important to learn how to prevent Read more [...]