Friday, 15 February 2019

How To Settle Into Your New Home

When you move into a new home, there are so many things that you need to think about. From putting your name on the bills, to unpacking all of your stuff, to exploring the area… the list is endless, but it can take you a little while to really get a feel for the place. For a while, it can seem like you’re not really at home yet, but you will soon relax, especially if you make an effort to settle in as well as you can. We’ve put down some simple tips here, for those looking to feel right at home!

Make an effort to unpack
When you first move into your new home, it can feel as though you just have so much stuff, that you don’t want to unpack. This can especially be an issue if you’re renovating your home and you’re not really ready to expose your belongings to all of the dust and paint. However, unpacking some of your things can really make you feel a little more at home, and this is especially true of any personal items that you have. For example, putting up pictures of your family will make you feel more comfortable straight away, and you may even feel a little better if you’re surrounded by some of your familiar furniture.

Sort out your home security
Sometimes, the first few days (or weeks) in your home are a little bit weird, because you feel like you’re sleeping in somebody else’s house. You have no idea what that noise was outside, because you are not yet used to these things, and you don’t really feel quite relaxed about the security yet. However, looking into some alarm systems, and CCTV camera system installation, could help to solve those sleepless nights. It’s best to get these things sorted out yourself, so you know exactly how they work, which gives you a little more control over your safety. This is certainly a wise investment, early on in your new home.

Explore your local area
If it is feeling a little foreign inside your home right now, then it can be good to work on making sure that your neighbourhood is a little more familiar. This allows you to talk to your neighbours, see where all of the local amenities are, and you can also just get your bearings for your area. It’s quite difficult when you first move into a new community, but the more you put yourself out there, the better you will feel. Why not explore some of the local restaurants, or the attractions near you? It may be at the bottom of your list right now, but taking a day out could be pretty good for you, too, so make sure to do this!

So, if you’re looking for ways to settle into your new home, why not try out some of these simple tips? From unpacking your belongings and sorting out your home security, to exploring your local area, there are many ways to really make your house a home. Good luck!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

How To Renovate The Rooms In Your Home On A Budget

If you’re considering renovating some of the rooms in your home, you may not know where to begin, especially if you’re on a limited budget. Is there any way that you can improve your spaces without splashing the cash, or are you destined to look at those dull rooms in your home forevermore? However, there are some ways that you can do home renovations, without the detrimental effect to your bank account, so read on if you’re looking for some useful (and cheap) decor tips to make your home perfect again.

Friday, 8 February 2019

DIY For Dummies

DIY. DIY is something you never actually want to get used to. It’s something you don’t want to face, and it’s something you think you’ll never actually have to deal with. Because the most our imagination stretches to with DIY is with a bit of decorating. Perhaps doing the wallpaper, learning how to paint, or maybe even stretching to having some wall art put up with careful instructions. But we think that DIY is so much more than that. There’s so many different things you can do to your home that would class as DIY, and so many different ways that you can make it 10x better. But we’ve called this article DIY for dummies, because we really do understand that DIY can be super hard to try and master. It all depends on what you’re trying to do, and how much experience you have doing it. But for those of you who are a bit of a dummies when it comes to DIY, keep on reading and see if we can give you a few tips that should stop you feeling like a dummies when it comes to DIY.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

"Write" Of Passage: The Importance Of Teaching Our Kids How To Hand Write

There are things our kids can do in life that feel like nice little rites of passage. Maybe it's something little, like getting them into crafts, so they are able to keep themselves occupied without television or video games, but at the same time, we can feel that we're fighting the battle against the digital world. One notable example is handwriting. It might not be something you'd have considered to be a problem a few years ago, but if you are the parents of children who are just learning how to write, the fact that children are more adept at using smartphones and tablets can spark concern. And as a result, because of the increasing use of computers, it can be a skill that goes by the wayside, especially as they get older. And while there are many parents that may think we've just got to go “with the times”, there are many benefits of our children learning to write properly and not just rely on devices. So, what are these benefits, and how do they help our children develop more in a computer-dominated world?

Friday, 1 February 2019

Trading Up

When your house is groaning at the sides and no matter how much decluttering you do, you just can’t seem to contain everything it might be time to consider trading up your home.
Moving from your family home can be a really tough decision, you’re used to its funny ways, its nooks and crannies and more importantly it’s the place you’ve been raising your family. But when you’re living on top of each other and those children are only going to grow and grow, moving is simply a practical decision.
But, besides size, what else should you be looking for in your new property? Our brief guide to choosing a new home will give you some ideas.
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