2016

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How to Furnish a Baby’s Room on a Budget

When we found out my wife was pregnant, we decided that she would give up work for a while and become a stay-at-home mum. While we could afford to do this, it did mean that we had to keep a close eye on our spending. Our first job was to furnish our baby’s room on a budget. Luckily, we have a few friends who’ve done the same thing and they were an invaluable source of tips and advice. For example, we learned when it’s safe to buy furniture second-hand and when you really need to buy new; we also got some tips on renovating furniture and sourcing stuff for the room more cheaply. This saved us a bundle of cash and I thought other parents might find this kind of information useful.

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Repair or Replace? 3 Things You Shouldn’t Throw Away

20 December 2016
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In our ever-busier lives, it can be tempting to react to a broken household item, be it furniture or an appliance, by simply throwing it away.  It's true that in many cases, replacing your broken things can sometimes make more financial sense than repairing them, especially if they're old.  However, that's not a universal rule.  Not only is it bad for the environment to discard everything instead of trying to work with it, but it can also put us out of pocket. Read More …

4 Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Decor

12 December 2016
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Especially if you're the kind of homeowner who likes to follow trends and keep your home design up to date, decorating can be an expensive business. In our efforts to keep our homes looking fresh and continue to enjoy the spaces we live in, it can be tempting to make big, costly changes that really take a chunk out of our budgets. However, it's entirely possible to refresh the look of a room without completely replacing everything in it. Read More …

5 Benefits of Using Wicker Outdoor Furniture for Your Cafe

23 November 2016
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Picking the right kind of cafe furniture is crucial. You need to strike the right visual note, provide comfortable seating, and find an option that remains practical. Wicker is perfect across all measures; here are just five reasons to consider using it for your outdoor furniture. 1. Solid and Light Wicker furniture tends to be quite solid, providing a more comfortable and homely feel than spindly aluminium or hard, rough wrought iron. Read More …

How to Choose a Trailer Canopy for Your Vehicle

22 November 2016
 Categories: Recreation & Sports, Blog

A trailer canopy can be just what you need to keep materials secured while being towed or when in the back of your truck. Even if you only store tools in your trailer or truck, you want to ensure you get a good canopy or cover to protect them from rust and corrosion, and even from the prying eyes of potential thieves. Note a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing a trailer canopy for your vehicle so you know you get one you'll be happy with for years to come. Read More …