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Ways to Maximise Space in Smaller Homes

If you live in a small house or apartment, maximising the space you have is absolutely essential. The way you use your space can be the difference between your home feeling cramped or feeling cosy, so it’s important to put a little thought into your interior design choices. Decorating a small home in the same way you would a larger home is likely to exaggerate its small size, so don’t be afraid to look for new ideas on how to make your home look and feel bigger. Luckily there are plenty of tricks you can use to maximise space and banish that cramped feeling for good. Continue reading “Ways to Maximise Space in Smaller Homes”

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How I am Planning on Brightening up my Kitchen

We’ve been living in our current home for almost 7 years now and I have decided it is time for some changes. When we moved in, it was a blank canvas. It had previously been a showhome and the owner before us only lived here for 2 years before choosing to move on. She hadn’t touched the standard magnolia walls or cream carpets so even though it was completely liveable it lacked personality.

Now, I’m a doer. I will look at something, make a decision and jump in and just get on with it. Hubby is the opposite. Continue reading “How I am Planning on Brightening up my Kitchen”

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Your Ultimate Home Move Checklist

Are you about to move house? If so, it’s time to start preparing for that. If you don’t, you will only leave yourself open to the kinds of problems that so often arise when people are moving house. To help you out, we’ve put together the ultimate home move checklist, so make the most of it. Continue reading “Your Ultimate Home Move Checklist”

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Turning Any House Into A Family Home

There are few things more exciting in this life than finding out that you’re going to be a parent. The sheer excitement and euphoria of it is something that nothing else really compares to. Of course, there’s also a fair amount of fear and worry that comes with the news that your family is about to get a little bit bigger. One of the most common worries that a lot of people have is how they’re going to be able to make their home work with the new arrival. After all, the kind of home that’s perfect for a couple isn’t necessarily going to cut it when there’s a little one running around. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when trying to turn any house into a family home. Continue reading “Turning Any House Into A Family Home”

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Preparing Our New Guest Room

One of the reasons we bought a 4-bed house six years ago was because we knew we wouldn’t have to move for years to come- if at all- and we could grow into each room as our family grew. We have been very lucky to be able to use one room as an office and one as the laundry room but with the impending arrival of our second child, we are going to have to make some big changes to both of these remaining rooms. We have already decided that the smaller room will be the nursery leaving us to alter the office room Continue reading “Preparing Our New Guest Room”

the best cleaning hacks and tips for busy parents

The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents

It’s hard to keep on top of the housework when you are a parent and even harder when you have more than one to clean up after, to make meals for, to entertain not to mention all those extra toys. Cleaning is one of those jobs that we all have to do but it can feel as though it takes up so much of our time… time which should be spent with our little ones. With this in mind, I have asked fellow parents for their top tips so we can share some of the wisdom and lighten our loads. Continue reading “The Best Cleaning Hacks and Tips For Busy Parents”

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The Intensity of Parenthood

There are some days where we just have to stay in. Yep, on some days the house does need a good clean, on some days I have a delivery coming or some/most days the weather is yet again trying to flood us all so there just seems no point in attempting to leave the house with a wriggly toddler who is now almost as fast as Usain Bolt!

These days are rarely fun. Why can kids not just be at home and play with their millions of toys, Continue reading “The Intensity of Parenthood”