Preparing your home for Christmas

The festive season can be a busy time and, if you’re like most people, you’ll probably have a to-do list as long as your arm to tick off before the 25th December rolls around. Whether preparing your home for Christmas is on that list or not, it’s a worthwhile job to tackle before the Christmas period gets fully underway.

Read on to find our top tips for preparing your home for Christmas.

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Five Halloween costumes for kids on budget

Halloween is just around the corner so, unless you’re already prepared, you may be wondering what sort of costumes your children will need for their trick or treating adventures.

If the idea of going out and buying a brand-new costume has you tightening your purse strings, help is at hand. We’ve put together a list of five Halloween costumes that you can DIY with things you already have at home!

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How to upcycle – Upcycling ideas

Upcycling can be the perfect way to update and renovate an older piece of furniture, or a home accessory, that might have seen better days. However, it can seem like quite a daunting DIY project to undertake if you don’t know the tips and tricks of the trade.

Not to worry though, it looks far more complicated than it is and, if you know what to do and how to do it, you should have no problem. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to upcycle and get creating!

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Your children have flown the nest – what next?

The day your children leave home for either university or to move out into their own place can bring an overwhelming variety of emotions. There will be pride for their independence, their achievements and successes. There will be worry about how well they’ll look after themselves. And, there may well be grief for the shift in your life and the change of situation from that comfortable normalcy that has existed for many years.

Once they’ve been dropped off and moved in, it is often the case that parents can feel a little disjointed and adrift. At this point, it may be hard to think about what to do now that you don’t have to cater to your children, but the time of the empty nest can actually become a really positive opportunity for self-growth and exploration.

Read on to find out what you can do to enrich your time and rediscover yourself.

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To renovate or not to renovate?

Whether you’re thinking about buying a property with the intention of doing it up and either moving into it or reselling it, or you’re wondering about making some changes to your current property, renovation can be both a fun and interesting project to get stuck into.

Here’s what you should consider if renovation is something you’re thinking about.

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