Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter-Proof Your Home Today

Now that the biting cold of winter is just around the corner, the time has come to prepare your home so it is all ready to give you the shelter and protection you need during the following months. This way, you will always have a pleasant sort of a place you can return to, no matter what the weather is like outside. Check out some of these tips to help you turn your home into a warm fortress, equipped to tackle the cold that is coming in the not-too-distant future.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

11 DIY Musts That All Homeowners Should Know

One of the biggest downsides to owning a property, is that when things need repairing it’s now solely down to you to make the necessary repairs. If you’re not particularly a DIY diva, then it can be difficult and extremely expensive to carry out repairs on your property. While not all costs can be avoided, there are some easy repair hacks that all homeowners should know, so that if and when something goes wrong, you’ve got more of a chance of making the repairs yourself for less money, time and stress.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Becoming a Landlord: Getting to Grips with the Basics


The current housing market has seen increasing numbers of people opting to rent privately from independent landlords. So this is a better time than ever to invest in a property to let. There are more people searching, meaning that you can easily fill an empty property in next to no time.  Becoming a landlord is an extremely rewarding experience. It’s a great way to earn some money on the side of your usual income, as well as your usual line of work. It also means that you can help an individual, friends, a couple, or a family to settle down in a comfortable, well-maintained home. However, all of this does come with its fair share of hard work at the same time. When you provide someone with housing, you have certain responsibilities to uphold. So, to help you along the way, here are a few things to bear in mind. Remember that it’s always better to get to grips with the basics sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Are You On A Space-Saving Mission? Incredible Ideas For Bijou Homes

Space is a luxury for many of us. If your home is more snug than spacious, you may be on the lookout for ideas that could save space and make your rooms feel a little larger and lighter. If you’re short on room, here are some top tips to help you make the most of compact spaces.

Storage solutions
Nothing makes rooms look cramped quite like clutter. If you’ve got stuff everywhere, this can make even the brightest, airiest rooms look small and stuffy. Investing in storage is a brilliant idea. It enables you to keep floors clear, and you can take advantage of more natural light. Storage solutions also make tidying and cleaning much easier. Make use of the space you have available. If you have small rooms with high ceilings, use the walls. Hang shelves to display vases, candleholders, plant pots and frames in the living room or add wall-mounted units and rails to keep clothes tidy in the bedroom. If you’re short on storage and you don’t want to spend a fortune on chests or wardrobes, consider using vacant spaces that aren’t suitable for other purposes. You could turn a redundant under the stairs area into a cupboard or an attractive display unit or add some shelves to an alcove in the kitchen to store jars, tins, and utensils. For inspiration, check out

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Winter is Coming: How To Keep The Family Nice and Warm

The chill is well and truly beginning to set in here in the UK, and you know what that means: it’s time to start thinking about how we’re able to keep our family nice and toasty during the next few months. Remember, you can’t have those cosy nights in if you’re all uncomfortably cold! Below, we take a look at five ways you can ensure that you can enjoy all the simple pleasures of the season.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Cycle Of Stuff: Keeping Up As Trends Change

At times, being a parent often feels like simply cycling through product after product, discarding old ones as you go. Along with all the gear you need to raise them, children themselves also have an appetite for materialism. Of course, the toys you give them and the items they enjoy are good, as they often help with learning. The issue is, there just isn’t the space for it. So, to help you out, this post will be exploring some of the ways you can solve this issue, along with some of its primary causes.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Environmentally-Friendly Money Savers

If you’re looking for ways to save money for your family, one of the first things you should do is look to your household habits. There’s a surprising amount of things that you can do around the home that will not only help you save money but help the environment too. We can all do our bit to help the planet, so why not try using some of these simple suggestions to make your home greener and save money on your monthly bills?

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Family Day Out - Farmer Copley's

A few weeks ago we planned to have a family day out, and found an event on at Farmer Copleys that looked fun. We visited the farm last year to see the pumpkins and had a lovely day out then. But unfortunately Tommy had been poorly so we didn't head out as early as planned. We still headed to the farm, but didn't bother going into the event because it was late in the afternoon. But the farm has a lovely shop and a few animals to look at. There was also a tractor that Tommy absolutely loved. It was the first time he'd really smiled in days after being so poorly.

Here are some photos from our trip out.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Key Questions To Ask Before Building A Loft Conversion

When you’ve got a young family, having the kids share a room isn’t a problem. As they start to get a bit older, they may not want to do that anymore. By the time they’re teenagers, it becomes more and more ideal to be able to give them their own space. For a lot of families, that means moving into a bigger house. But when your family has grown up together in that house, you may not like the idea of leaving it behind, so, what can you do? A simple solution is to convert your loft into another bedroom. It’s perfect for teenagers when they want to hide away at the top of the house and not be bothered, and it’ll give you the space that you need. If you think that a loft conversion might be for you, don’t do anything without answering these questions first.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Keeping Your Cool When Taking Care Of Elderly Relatives

There may come a time in your life where you have no choice but to care for an elderly relative or parent. It can feel like you are stepping into a grey area when it comes to caring for someone who once cared for you and at times it can be emotionally charged, given the nature of the situation. There is much to think about and consider during this time, but the things any one of us should try and do is to keep our cool and remain level-headed. I thought I would share with you some of the things you can start to think about with some tips to help you stay sane during a very difficult time.


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