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SUCCESSFUL CHECKLIST FOR SPRING CLEANING

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After a long and cold winter, it’s finally April and the weather is getting a little bit warmer. The trees are blossoming, and the sun is shining. When the air is not so cold, you want to open the windows and let the warm air into your house. But to really refresh your house, opening a window isn’t enough. Therefore, we’ve put together a successful checklist for spring cleaning to help you prepare your house for the warm weather. First,…

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HOW TO STORE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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Shopping for Christmas decorations is very exciting. You want new baubles for your tree, and you have decided on a specific colour palette. You want the tree to match your new garland, and you can’t get enough of LED fairy lights and Christmas candles to give your house that extra cosiness. It’s a lot of fun to set everything up, and it’s very rewarding too. If you’re a family, maybe there’s a couple of arguments about how to set up…

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How to set up your home office

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Over the last few months, many of us have had a taste of working from home, and it seems a large portion of us would like to carry on. Researchers say that the majority of us want to continue working from home more often than we were before lockdown, with the option of combining a part week in the office. The current crisis has meant many of us creating temporary home working spaces. However, if you were planning on making…

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Top tips for moving day

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Moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life, or so we are told. So, how can you make moving day just a little easier? With a little bit of pre-planning, we’ll help you take the pain out of packing and help your first day in your new home happen without a hitch. Label your boxes It sounds obvious, but labelling the outside of your box with basic information makes moving a little bit simpler. Write down…

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What to keep when you leave home

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  You’re moving out of your parent’s house and into your first home of your own. You’ve ordered your sofa, found a bed and even remembered the saucepans. But what are you going to do with the rest of your things? You might be thinking about all the new things you can get for your home, but you’ll soon find your parents on the doorstep with a car full of your childhood toys and teenage clutter. You might not see…

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Survive the festive season with self-storage

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  We all love a family Christmas, and plenty of homes will fill up this year with grandparents and guests joining us for the day. But with so many people squeezed into one space for a day or two, we can start to feel a little stifled. Make things easier this year, and avoid the traditional family row over the sprouts, by giving everyone a little extra room. Make way for the tree What is Christmas without a tree? Sparkly…

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Keep your valuables – and your secrets – safe with us.

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We all have a secret or two that we would prefer that no one found out about it. Mine, I’m not ashamed to say, is books. Stacks and stacks of books of all ages, many genres, and of varying value – but to me they are all priceless. I’ve had this bookworm ‘habit’ since I was at school. I do own a Kindle, but there is still nothing more enjoyable than sinking onto the sofa or lying in on a…

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Top five collectables – collecting, and keeping, treasures of the future

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  Collecting, for some, might be just a fad that goes away as you grow out of your childhood. Remember the buzz you felt getting those football stickers, POGS, trolls, beanie bears or Top Trump cards from the 80s and early 90s. Each time we’d beg our parents or stumble through household chores for some extra pocket money to buy more – and then trade them with friends or keep them as something to treasure. Until the next collectable fad…

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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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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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Top five tips to a successful spring clean

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Top five tips to a successful spring clean The sun is shining, the days are getting lighter and the daffodils are out in force. Spring is finally here and that means one thing – it’s time for the annual spring clean. Throw the windows open, turn up your favourite music and get the gloves on – it’s time to start scrubbing. The entire family can get involved as you face down the winter clutter. But don’t just rush in –…

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Looking to move house? How self storage can help you grab a bargain.

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Looking to move house? How self storage can help you grab a bargain. There’s no doubt about it, moving home really is the most stressful occasion in anyone’s life. From advertising your property, getting viewers and trying to find you next property to the nightmare of ‘the chain’ and all of the hiccups and occurrences that can happen before completion, it’s a real headache. However, it doesn’t have to be this way and if you’re prepared to put up with…

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Is cloud storage right for you?

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One of the marvels of the internet communication network is its ability to literally store data in the atmosphere otherwise known as cloud storage. It is totally functional, scalable, remotely controlled and therefore cheap. Against these pluses are also arrayed several drawbacks such as latency problems and data transfer to third parties. But is it beneficial? From what experts have to say about it, it appears so but even then, there are also drawbacks. The benefits Scalability is king with…

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How to store wine correctly

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Wine, especially expensive wine shouldn’t just sit in a cupboard until it is ready to drink. Some wine benefits from long-term aging whilst others should be drunk within a few years of being bottled. If you are looking to wine storage in the long-term then there are some things to remember when laying it down. Keeping the temperature right If you keep wine that you are maturing above 21 degrees Celsius then it will age much more quickly than you would…

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Creating Order out of chaos with Kitchen Organisation

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Whether you have a domestic kitchen or a busy restaurant kitchen, you will know that good organisation in the kitchen is essential not only for a clean culinary environment but also for helping you to find everything that you need when you need it. There are lots of different ideas that you can get from looking through home design magazines and even from just flicking through the Argors, John Lewis, Lakeland or Ikea catalogues.However trying to fit new storage ideas…

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How to make your next home renovation a huge success.

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Most of us associate home renovation and redecoration with lots of stress, money and wasted time. However, if organized properly your next renovation project could turn into a huge success. Plan Everything Ahead The success of every home renovation or redecoration project lies in proper planning and supplying all materials needed on time to avoid delays. Furthermore, failing to select the right products on time could cause serious increase in the expenses for the entire project. Consider Maintenance and Other…

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3 Simple Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Moving Home

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Research has actually gone to prove that moving home is one of the most stress inducing events in our lives, yet sometimes it’s just one of those things that has to be done. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, moving just down the road or further afield, there is no denying that the process of moving house can be a tedious one. To make life at least a little easier for you, we have come up with three simple solutions to help…

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How to Save Space at Home

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We don’t all have a lot of spare space in our homes that we can use to store all of the personal items and furniture we collect over the years. Even those with a spare bedroom, or a couple of extra reception rooms, may find that there just isn’t enough space for all the things that we want to keep hold of. If you’re having problems storing everything in your home then this guide should help you overcome those challenges….

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5 Top Tips for Redecorating Your Home

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There is something quite enjoyable about giving the home a revamp, whether it’s because you’ve moved into a new place or just fancy updating what you have. However, some things can be time consuming and make redecorating feel far more like a chore than something to enjoy. We’ve put together 5 of the best tips we could find, to help make sprucing up your home fun and fast. 1. Small changes You don’t necessarily have to repaint the walls, buy…

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10 De-Cluttering Solutions for your home

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Even the most organised of households will need to de-clutter once in a while, whether it be once a year or every couple of months. Everybody builds up a collection of things that they don’t need; from clothes that don’t fit any more to unopened birthday presents. If you want to de-clutter your home then here are our top 10 solutions to make it easier, quicker and less of a chore. 1. Do I really need it? This is a…

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