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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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Home

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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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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