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TipsWill your mature trees survive a storm?

Storm season has definitely arrived, so now is a great time to check your trees and make sure they are going to make it through the winter.

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RecipesEasy Peasy Berry Crumble

A super easy crumble that makes use of frozen berries and pantry staples. Just add ice cream for a dessert the whole family will love.

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TipsHow to make moving house less stressful

Moving house is considered one of the most stressful things you can do. Here are some helpful tips to keep the stress levels down.

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Fun With KidsDIY air-dry clay - 3 ingredients, hours of fun!

From dinosaurs and jewellery, to aliens and 3-D art, this homemade air-dry clay lets kids (big and small) create just about anything!

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Health and FitnessSimple ways to better bone health

From aged 30 onwards, our bones gradually lose their density as a natural part of ageing. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to help maintain them.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleSmall changes, big impact!

Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task, but even the tiniest actions can make a difference. Here are 3 small changes that will make a real difference.

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TipsWhat is an Advance Health Directive?

An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document that lets you make decisions now about the treatment and care you do or do not want to receive in future.

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Money Saving HacksSave money with a bit of savvy gift shopping

Whether it’s a birthday, a special time of year, or one of those wonderful ‘just-because’ surprises, the cost of buying presents can quickly add up. Here's how you can stay well within your budget.

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PetsThe benefits of adopting an older dog or cat

While the cuteness of a puppy or kitten is very appealing, there are many good reasons why you might want to think about adopting an older animal instead.

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TechFrom average to awesome. Smartphone photography tips

Now that we've all got a camera in our pockets or bags most of the time, here are some tips to get the most out of your smartphone photography.

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TipsWhy mindfulness is good for you

Have you ever driven somewhere and when you've arrived you have no memory of getting there? That's because you were on auto pilot. The opposite of this is mindfulness and here is why it's good for you.

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TipsWatch out for hidden tooth hazards

When we think about foods that are bad for our teeth, sugary snacks and fizzy drinks are usually the first culprits that come to mind. But did you know that some seemingly harmless foods can also be less than friendly to your pearly whites?

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GardeningSmall garden – big impact!

Creating a beautiful small garden is all about choosing the right plants that fit your space and style. With dwarf varieties and compact growers, you can enjoy a lush, vibrant garden without overwhelming the space.

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Time Saving HacksMore fast and fabulous soups ready in 30 minutes

Last year we brought you some speedy soup ideas for when it’s cold outside. This year we’ve found some new ones for you to enjoy.

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Handy Home HintsWhich quilt/doona/duvet is best for you?

Whatever you prefer to call them, when it comes to creating a cosy and comfortable bed, choosing the right quilt/doona/duvet is the key!

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RecipesMoroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine

Experience the taste of Morocco with this delicious,one pot, lamb meatball tagine. Tasty, aromatic and perfect for an easy dinner.

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Community TipsWhen should you call the SES? A quick guide

With storm season just around the corner, we have a few tips about the do’s and don’ts of calling the State Emergency Service to help out.

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Tips7 easy ways to get ahead with your mortgage repayments

By paying off your home loan ahead of schedule, you can save thousands off your total interest bill. Take a look to see how you can save - and become mortgage-free faster.

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Fun With KidsGet cracking with cress egg heads!

This simple and engaging craft allows kids to explore their creativity while learning a bit about growing food.

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TipsLost your hairdresser? Don’t panic!

Finding a new hairdresser can feel a bit like a matchmaking adventure—it's all about finding that perfect person who just gets you and your hair.

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Money Saving HacksStay snuggly warm this winter

Here in Perth, we have relatively mild winters, but it can still get a bit chilly, especially in the evening. Here are a few tips to keep warm without sending your power bills through the roof!

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Reduce Reuse RecycleBin tagging explained!

When we talk about ‘bin tagging’ we’re not talking about graffiti – we’re talking about local councils helping residents to get it right when recycling!

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Health and FitnessQuick ways to start your day full of energy

Some people leap out of bed ready to start their day, others not so much! Here are some simple ways to start your day with a bit more energy (without having 3 cups of coffee!)

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TipsGranny flats - not just for grannies!

If your house is bursting at the seams, but no one is leaving home any time soon, consider a granny flat to make the most of the land you already own.

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GardeningGarden wars – which plants don’t get along!

Companion planting (putting together plants that help each other grow) can work wonders, but what about the flip side? Here are some plants that don’t make the best neighbours.

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Handy Home HintsPrepare your gas barbie for winter hibernation

We have some simple steps to prepare your barbecue for winter storage, and make sure it’s ready to shine once spring rolls around.

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PetsTips for new cat parents

Welcoming a new kitten or cat is an exciting time filled with joy and curiosity (for you both!). To help ensure your furry friend's smooth transition, here are a few tips about caring for your new bestie.

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TechSqueeze more juice from your laptop battery

Whether you're working from home, writing that novel at a coffee shop, or binge-watching your favourite shows, your laptop it's a vital part of your digital life. But have you ever felt that sinking feeling when the battery percentage drops faster than you'd like?

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TipsWinter paving cleaning? Great idea!

Autumn’s beautiful leaves may look picturesque on your driveway or patio, but they also leave behind dirt, stains, and, sometimes, mould.

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TipsHow to get your rental bond back!

When you move out of a rental property, you must leave it in the same condition as when you moved in. The most common disagreements between tenants and landlords happen because of cleaning - and you could lose your bond as a result. Here's how you can avoid this from happening.

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Money Saving HacksEasy ways to save $50 a week

There are lots of small, easy ways to save money - and if you implement just a few, you could save $50 or more a week!

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RecipesApple Raspberry Custard Parcels

With 5 ingredients and baked in the air fryer, this yummy treat will be ready to eat in no time!

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Reduce Reuse RecycleWhat to do with clothes that aren't good enough to donate

Charities can only resell donated clothes that are clean and in good condition. So, what do you do with them if they're not?

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TipsHow to pass your rental inspection

Rental Inspection. Two words that throw tenants into a flurry of cleaning and tidying. No need to panic! Here are some helpful tips to make sure you pass with flying colours!

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Fun With KidsHow to make a calming glitter jar

Creating a calming glitter jar with your children isn't just a fun craft project - it can be a great method for helping kids (and adults!) calm down during moments of stress or when they are feeling overwhelmed.

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Community TipsHow you can help to stop the scammers

Unfortunately, scams and frauds are becoming increasingly common. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method to combat this ever-increasing problem. Here’s how you can help.

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TipsHire a handyman - the smart way to DIY!

Whether it’s assembling that new garden shed, or getting all your artwork up on the walls just right, a handyman can save you time, money, and quite a few headaches.

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TipsWinter is coming: Is your roof ready?

As winter approaches, it's always a good idea to make sure that any problems with your tiled roof are fixed. Here's why.

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Handy Home HintsRun out of thyme? Here's what you can use instead

Ever found yourself in the middle of a cooking session only to realise you're missing an important herb or spice? No need to panic - there’s often a substitute that can save the day and your dinner!

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Time Saving HacksLow maintenance shrubs for a time-saving garden

Who said a fabulous garden has to take up hours of your time? Not us! Here’s a quick rundown of some laid-back shrubs that’ll make your garden glow without all the extra work.

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PetsDoes your dog suffer from storm stress?

Many dogs exhibit fear of storms, and it can range from mild discomfort to outright panic. Here’s a closer look at the reasons behind this fear and what you can do to help.

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TipsDon't forget your flu vaccination!

Western Australians can get their influenza vaccine for free in May and June to help prevent severe illness during winter 2024. Here are some great reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated against the flu this autumn.

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TechKeep it clean!

We’re talking about our mobile phones and why (and how) we should give them a regular clean!

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GardeningWinter work in the garden

Winter in Perth might seem like a slow time for your garden, but there are still plenty of things to keep you busy and set the stage for a spectacular spring!

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Community TipsStuck for Mother's Day ideas? Give Mum the gift of time

Some mums would love to spend more time with their loved ones on Mother's Day, others might prefer to have some time to themselves! Either way, here's how you can give the priceless gift of time.

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TipsThink you need new blinds? Think again!

If your blinds are looking a bit grotty, don't rush into replacing them. They may just need a good clean!

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Money Saving HacksSmart ways to save on daily travel

Whether you're commuting to work, running errands, or just trying to get around town, the cost of being out and about can add up quickly. But don't worry! By following a few smart tips, you can significantly cut down those costs.

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TipsSo, what exactly is a bunion?

Do you ever feel discomfort around your big toe or notice a bony bump at its base? You might be dealing with a bunion.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleAvoid the soft plastics problem

A life without soft plastic packaging may seem a bit daunting, but there are some simple things you can do to reduce the amount you use (especially since they can no longer be recycled).

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RecipesQuick & easy Chicken Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a tasty weeknight dinner that is quick and easy. If you can, cook the rice the night before and leave it to cool in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

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Health and FitnessWinter virus? No thank you!

The peak flu season in Australia usually starts around April and lasts until October - but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a winter virus.

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TipsCaring for snuggly woollens

Whether it's your favourite sweater or a chic scarf you splurged on, wool clothing can be like a big hug on a chilly day. But they do need a bit of extra TLC to keep them looking their best.

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TechWhat is a Password Manager?

So, you’ve just created another account online, and now you're faced with the daunting task of coming up with a new password that's both unique and complex (and that you’ll remember!) This is where a password manager can help.

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Fun With KidsMake a stress ball from a balloon (and it's not at all stressful!)

Here's a great, fun activity to do with the kids. You only need a couple of ingredients and about half an hour!

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GardeningCreate a stunning display with spring bulbs

Planting bulbs in autumn sets the stage for a colourful surprise in spring. Plus, the care and attention you give them now means they will be more likely to bloom again the year after!

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Time Saving HacksGrab and go breakfast ideas

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day if you’re busy or in a rush to get out of the house. Here are some speedy breakfasts solutions for when you’re short on time.

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Handy Home HintsAvoid a washing machine disaster

Ever opened your washing machine to pull out your favourite shirt only to find a mysterious stain that wasn’t there before it went in? Welcome to the world of laundry! If you're like most people, your washing machine is one of your home's unsung heroes, tirelessly cleaning your clothes, bedding, and sometimes, items that frankly shouldn't be there. Here's what not to throw into your washing machine and why.

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Health and FitnessSneak more movement into your busy day (without too much effort!)

The benefits of exercise are well-documented, but you don't have to join a gym or run a marathon to reap the benefits.

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PetsA quick guide to kitty dental care

Just like us, our feline friends need a bit of help to keep their smiles healthy. Here are a few things to look out for and what to do to make sure their gnashers stay healthy.  

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TipsHow to avoid a blocked drain

Want to avoid blocked drains? Obviously, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes!’ So here are some of the most common culprits to keep away from your pipes.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleEvery little bit helps!

If you think your recycling efforts aren’t having much of an impact, have we got news for you! Here are a few facts about how small efforts can make a big difference.

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TipsTidy tech: Simple ways to organise your computer folders and files

If you spend way too much time trawling through files and folders looking for something on your computer (and could have sworn you put it ‘there’!) we have some simple tips to get everything organised.

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Time Saving HacksGreat looking hair in less time

Having great-looking hair doesn't mean you have to spend hours in front of the mirror every morning. With the right tips and tricks, you can cut down on your hair care routine and still step out with your locks looking fabulous.

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Community TipsANZAC Day events 2024

On ANZAC Day, all Australians are encouraged to reflect on contributions all service men and women have made for more than a century since the First World War. Here are some of the events taking place in Perth.

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Handy Home HintsUnleash the potential of your muffin trays!

You can use your muffin trays for more than just baking. The handy, individual compartments make them ideal for many alternative uses around your home.

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Fun With KidsHave a 'Pull Apart' day and see how stuff works

This activity shows kids that the stuff we use every day isn't magic! If you have items that are old, broken and about to get thrown away, take them apart and see what is happening behind the scenes.

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TipsWhy DIY carpentry might not be a great idea!

Thinking of taking on a DIY carpentry job this weekend? After all, it can't be that difficult, right? Well, you could be very wrong. Here's why you should rethink those DIY projects.

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GardeningHellebores: A pop of winter colour for your garden

When winter rolls around, there's a secret hero ready to sprinkle some colourful magic around your garden: Hellebores, often affectionately dubbed 'winter roses'. Here's how to grow them.

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TechBuying a new laptop?

Choosing a new laptop is a bit like finding a new friend who's going to hang out with you for a few years (so you want to make sure you're compatible!). Here are a few things to think about.

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TipsSave cleaning time with a glass splashback

Do you want to style up your kitchen, while cutting down your cleaning time? If the answer is a resounding 'Yes!' we have the perfect solution!

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TipsTurn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat

Bathrooms used to be a place to go to have a quick bath or a shower to get clean! Now it’s more about creating a private retreat, for chilling out and washing away any stresses you’ve picked up during the day!

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Money Saving HacksThe best way to store fruit and save money

According to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water, food waste costs Australian households up to $2,500 a year - and fruit is one of the five most wasted food groups. Here’s how you can store it to make it last longer.

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TipsGive your air con some post-summer TLC

After a long, hot summer, getting your air conditioner serviced is a smart move. Here’s why.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleDon't bin it - reuse it!

By choosing to reuse/repurpose, we can reduce waste and discover the joy and satisfaction that comes from giving the old a new lease on life. So, grab that bag of shredded paper you thought was destined for the bin, and let’s look at different ways to reuse stuff!

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RecipesRaspberry Coconut Slice

Another delicious slice recipe, perfect for afternoon tea with friends, or just sitting at home with a cuppa! You can try it with marmalade instead of raspberry jam for a different flavour.

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Health and FitnessFrom Aloe to Zanzibar – health boosting bathroom plants

Bringing a touch of greenery into your bathroom is not just about adding a splash of colour it's can also be about boosting your health and wellbeing. Plants are known to purify the air, reduce stress, and even improve your mood.

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PetsWhy cats should be fit, not fat!

Ever think about portion sizes when feeding your cat? It should be about the size of a mouse (not a lot) so there’s a good chance you are over feeding them without even realising.

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TipsHow to clean your sliding door tracks

You should be able to open your sliding door with one finger if everything is working properly. If it's taking a lot more effort, the tracks may need a clean.

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TechOnline safety tips for savvy shoppers

While online shopping can be a great timesaver – with a seemingly endless list of sites available, it can be a bit of a minefield. Here are a few things to look out for to protect your information.

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Handy Home HintsFresh and fluffy towels? Yes please!

Remember those soft, fluffy towels that felt like you were wrapping yourself in a cloud? Now they’re more like a hug from a giant piece of sandpaper. Here’s how to turn back the clock and keep them as fresh as a daisy.

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Time Saving HacksNeed more time? Try one or more of our time-saver tips

You don't need to turn your whole routine upside down to snag some extra time for yourself. Try one or more of our small changes that can turn a sprint through the day into a cool, calm, and collected stroll!

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TipsAre your gutters ready for winter?

Before we know it, it’ll be winter, so it’s a smart idea to tick off some essential home maintenance tasks to make sure your house is ready to face the elements. A good place to start is with our ‘out of sight, out of mind’ gutters.

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GardeningDo you know the signs of citrus gall wasp?

Imagine a teeny-tiny insect with the power to destroy your beloved citrus tree. Meet the Citrus Gall Wasp.

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RecipesBaked Ricotta Tart with Chorizo, Feta and Leek

This savoury tart is good for breakfast, lunch or even dinner! You can also take it on a picnic or to work for lunch as it’s delicious eaten hot or cold.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleCan you recycle x-rays? Yes, you can!

Although digital x-rays are the norm these days, you might still have some of those old-school x-ray films lying around at home.

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Health and FitnessFood safety no-no’s

Despite 75% of people thinking they handle food safely, most cases of food poisoning happen at home. Here are some food safety hazards you can avoid to reduce the risk.

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PetsAvoid a doggy disaster this Easter

Whatever your plans for Easter – there’s a good chance chocolate will be involved. So, here are a few tips to make sure your best friend of the furry four-legged variety stays away from the choccy treats.

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TipsThinking of DIY tiling? Check out these common mistakes!

Diving into a DIY tiling project is a bit like deciding to cut your own hair after watching a couple of YouTube tutorials – not necessarily a great idea! So you know what you’re letting yourself in for, here are a few common bloopers.

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TipsAutumn cleaning - the new kid on the block!

Who says spring should have all the fun with cleaning? It’s time to buck the trend with some autumn cleaning for the cooler days ahead.

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TipsWhy you should treat your poor old feet!

Our feet have to be one of the most neglected parts of our body and they deserve a treat now and again. Here are 6 good reasons why.

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Fun With Kids3-ingredient gooey slime!

Kids of all ages love playing with slime (including really big kids like mum and dad!). It's a great sensory play experience and encourages fine motor skills. Sensory play also helps kids regulate their emotions and slime can be a great calming activity.

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TechOnline security as easy as 1, 2, 3

You may have heard the phrase ‘multi factor authentication’ (or MFA) mentioned when it comes to keeping our online world safe and secure. But what exactly is it?

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Time Saving HacksWave goodbye to wrinkles

We’re talking wrinkles of the clothing variety! The fewer wrinkles your freshly dried clothes have – the less time you’ll spend ironing. Bonus!

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GardeningFrom cluttered to calm. How to declutter your garden!

Lots of us embraced the decluttering trend for our homes, but it doesn’t have to be an indoor thing! If your garden feels a bit too jungle-like, a bit of decluttering can transform it from a wild, overgrown space into a place where you can relax.

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TipsWhich kitchen layout?

Renovating your kitchen is like giving your home a mini facelift: It’s exciting, but also a bit daunting! One of the first decisions you'll face is choosing the right layout.

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Handy Home HintsWhere do germs love to lurk?

When it comes to keeping our homes clean, some of the germiest spots are often the ones we least suspect! Here are a few of the worst culprits.

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Recipes3-ingredient Strawberry and Yoghurt Icy Poles

The warm weather is hanging around and what better way to cool down than with a super delicious home-made icy pole.

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PetsHow to stop your cat from destroying your furniture

Calling all cat lovers! If you're reading this, chances are your furry friend has turned your beloved furniture into their personal scratching post. So, here are a few tips keep your kitty's claws at bay and save your furniture from turning into a pile of fluff and threads.

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Money Saving HacksEasy ways to lower your water bill

Saving water doesn't have to be a chore. With these tips and a few changes here and there, you can easily reduce your water usage which is a big tick for the environment - and your bank balance!

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TipsHow to store clothes to make them last

From delicate silk to sturdy denim, here are some helpful hints to store your clothes properly so they last longer - which is great for your bank account, and the environment!

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