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September 2018

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Quick and easy ways to refresh your home

September 28, 2018

So, you want to refresh and revamp your home? But you don’t know where to start, and you don’t have the time do it? There are quick, easy and effective ways that you can use to make your home look fresh and exciting, without having to spend hours planning and coming up with ideas. If you want to refresh your home easily, read on for some top tips and tricks to make the process fun, exciting and simple. Rearrange your…

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Signs that it’s time for a new couch

September 28, 2018
Signs that it’s time for a new couch

Bigger homes usually allow you to have two lounges or entertainment sections. This means that you can keep one lounge exclusively for your guests and the other for your own relaxation. But, unfortunately, smaller homes don’t offer such convenience, therefore you need to look after your furniture as best you can. The average life cycle of a couch should be between 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality, but if your couch seems to be playing up because of…

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Health

Why medical aid is an important expense to keep on your budget

September 27, 2018

As much as we consume vitamins, live a relatively healthy lifestyle and always wash our hands, our health is one of the most unpredictable aspects of our lives. You never know when you’ll need a visit to the doctor or hospital for that matter. You can’t be sure when your hereditary genes will kick in and leave you with a chronic condition or illness that requires extensive treatment and chronic medication. And if you have a family, those are more…

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How to make the transition from the crib to the bed as smooth as possible

September 26, 2018
How to make the transition from the crib to the bed as smooth as possible

Moving your child from the crib to the bed is a milestone moment in your baby’s, and your, life. While some babies grow faster than others, you shouldn’t follow a timeframe from a book you’re reading or online research. Focus on your baby’s growth and let them show you when they’re ready to take their next leap. Don’t rush. Over time, he or she will give you the go-ahead in their actions. Pay attention to actions such as your baby…

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Family Life

Tips when shopping for baby and toddler bedding

September 25, 2018
Tips when shopping for baby and toddler bedding

Shopping for baby or toddler bedding might seem like the simplest task, but think again. When a child is small, they spend several hours on their backs, dreaming of their next nap. So, in this case, the type of bedding they’re wrapped in will play a role in their ability to sleep soundly without disrupting you. Much like any bedroom for children or adults, the bed can make or break the atmosphere you experience in a bedroom. Bedding shopping for…

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Scandi-chic: how to achieve a minimal Scandinavian-style bedroom

September 25, 2018

We have all heard the phrase “Scandinavian design”, but we might not all be sure what, exactly, it is. Scandinavian design is a form of minimalist interior decor that embraces the idea of “hygge”, a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cosy, charming or special. Scandinavian design uses a blend of textures, contrasts and soft hues to make sleek, modern furniture feel cosy and inviting. Think of contrasting cement table lamps with cushions with soft pastel…

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Car

Common mistakes first-time car buyers make

September 13, 2018

Buying your first car is exciting. You are finally able to get the freedom and independence you have been craving, and you can find it in any colour you like. But there are some common mistakes that almost everyone makes as a first-time car buyer. You might not shop around enough to find the best deal for used cars for sale in Gauteng or you might not have budgeted for the entire cost of owning a car. If you are…

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Home Life

Cohabiting tips: how to decorate after moving in with your partner

September 7, 2018

So the time has come for you to move in together. You have spoken about it and considered carefully where you will be living, and the excitement is building. But, you are concerned about how you will decorate your new home or apartment. This can be a tricky subject to broach with your partner, especially if you both have very different styles. You should set aside time to speak about how you both want your home to look and spend…

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Car Family

Trading in for a family car? Here’s what to look for

September 4, 2018

Starting a family is an exciting (and expensive) journey that many couples look forward to. It’s also a journey that leads to changes. Your time and money is no longer your own, your world revolves around tiny human beings who rely on you for everything, all your bags have diapers and a change of clothes (for you and the baby), sleep is a luxury of the past, and you’re likely going to need a new car.      Your parents and…

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Tips for getting your lounge show-ready

September 3, 2018

Showing your home can be a stressful time. You have to ensure that it looks perfect in order to entice buyers, which can be difficult. One of the main rooms that a buyer will look at when viewing your home is the lounge. So, you will need to ensure that it is spotless, stylish and uncluttered on the day of the viewing. Most importantly, you will need to ensure that your furniture is clean and not damaged. An effective way…

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