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Finding hidden gems in charity shops

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If you are a natural bargain hunter, enjoy having a rummage to find a worthy treasure, or love the chase, a charity shop can be a goldmine of fun and winning finds. Labels, designed clothing and as-good-as-new gifts – once you start looking, you might just get addicted. If there is one thing London has plenty of, it’s charity shops – and plenty of people who have finished their spring clean, donating clothes that are as good as new. Remember, charity shops…

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Top ways to enjoy the summer in London on a budget

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The sun has been shining, we’ve had a glimpse of the summer ahead and we want to make the most of it. What better way than to visit our beautiful capital city and explore. If you are visiting London this summer, the last thing you want to do is spend your time underground, travelling the tube to your destinations. Luckily, you don’t have to. Sometimes the best way to find places you didn’t know existed is to put down maps and sat…

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Simple and natural cleaning tips for your home

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It’s that time of the year to start spring cleaning, and it’s a task many of us dread. There are plenty of great ways to reduce the effort though, so we thought we’d save you some time and scour the internet for the best in cleaning tips using some natural home ingredients. Sparkling windows  You can buy all sorts of cleaners that work specifically on the glass in your house. Or you can save some pennies, and use a simple…

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How to prepare your home for Airbnb guests

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We assume by now that most people have heard of Airbnb. It’s a simple room letting website that is growing in popularity very quickly. In fact, there are 640,000 hosts on the website, offering short or long term rentals. Over 25,000 of these are in London, so if you are considering offering a room or your flat out, you’ll need prepare your home in advance to get great reviews and stand out. Plenty of Airbnb hosts live in their home,…

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Four businesses that can be run from self storage units

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Have you every considered setting up your own business, but been stumped at one of the first hurdles – affordable premises? Whether you need a whole workroom, space for piling stock and boxes, or just a safe, secure locker for items that can’t be left in the house, self storage is the answer. Low cost, flexible contracts and secure access – everything you need to get your new business up and running. Not sure what you could do with the…

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How to avoid decluttering regrets in 2018.

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As we head into 2018 and clear away all those decorations, it’s the traditional time to start thinking about decluttering. New year, fresh starts, clean outlooks – it all speaks to our need for space. How often, though, do you start January with great intentions just to find all that enthusiasm has disappeared by February? Join the gym for a year, only to find that by March you no longer go? You don’t want to get rid of your shoe…

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