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August 2018

Home Life

Moving house? Here are some great packing tips

August 30, 2018

People move for hundreds of different reasons. They move to be closer to work, to live with their partner, for a change of scenery or for financial reasons. It doesn’t matter why they’re moving, it only matters that “moving house” requires a great deal of packing and preparation. In that regard, every move is the same. There’s no need to make the move more stressful than it already is. So, to make it easier for yourself and to simplify the…

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Money

How to sell your pre-used car online

August 29, 2018

Selling your car is at once both exciting and daunting. You will be saying goodbye to an old, reliable vehicle and hello to a brand new, flashier model. But how do you sell your old car quickly and easily? You could trade it in to your dealer, or you could sell it online. Selling your car online is an easy and effective way to sell your car, but there are some things you will need to look out for. Pre-used…

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Money

Taking out a joint loan: everything you need to know

August 29, 2018

Making financial decisions together can be tricky. You will need to be open and honest about your finances, especially your credit history. Taking out a joint loan with your partner or with a family member might seem like a wise financial decision, but you will need to be completely certain that the other party is willing and able to pay their share. If you want to to apply for a loan with a partner, family member or business partner, there…

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Money

How to share finances in a long-term relationship

August 29, 2018

Being in a long-term relationship means that you share a lot of things. From hopes and dreams to your greatest fears. It also means that you share financial decisions. This can be anything from deciding on which used cars in South Africa will best suit your current (and future) needs, to choosing a house to buy when the time is right. Sharing finances can sound daunting, especially if you are both independent people, but it can help immensely in the…

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Home

How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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Family

5 Self-care habits to teach your kids while they’re still young

August 23, 2018

Self-care is something that many adults struggle with. We can’t find the time, aren’t sure of which products are best or simply don’t care much about what we look and feel like. But self-care is an important part of our self-confidence and comfortability in our own skin that everyone should be concerned about. Lead by example and start teaching your kids self-care habits they can learn while they’re still young, and to continue into their own adult lives. There are…

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Car

Are you prepared to finance and own a car?

August 17, 2018

Owning a car opens up so many doors for people. You finally have the freedom to go wherever you want to, whenever you want to. You can add it to your CV and apply for the better jobs that are a little further out from where you live and they’ll be more inclined to consider you for the position knowing you have your own transport and aren’t reliable on temperamental public transport systems. You can plan your day’s to the…

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Affordable ways to decorate your bathroom

August 8, 2018

Bathrooms don’t always have the best associations due to their function being both a hygienic solution and issue. But it can still be a beautiful room in your home if you spend a little time, effort and money on the interior décor aspect of it. You don’t need to remodel your entire bathroom to make it modern or give it a new look and feel. There are many affordable ways to decorate your bathroom and make it refreshing room in…

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Life

Thoughtful gifts for the art lover in your life

August 7, 2018

Giving a close friend or family member a gift for a special occasion is a fun and exciting affair. However, choosing the gift can be a difficult process. Art lovers have a more unique taste than other people, often enjoying quirky decor and unique books about obscure artists who are trying to change African art. If you have an art lover in your life and need to find a gift for them, then below are some tips for thoughtful gifts…

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Renting with your bestie: top tips to decorate your new apartment together

August 7, 2018

Renting an apartment with your best friend can be one of life’s greatest adventures. You are both on the same page when it comes to music, food, fashion, what is funny and what is last season (although you are still trying to make ‘Fetch’ happen). However, when it comes to home decor styles, you can often have very different tastes and ideas.   If you are planning on renting an apartment with your bestie, it is important to compromise on…

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