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How To Get Rid of Ants with Three Ingredients

April 1, 2019

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Ant control can be a nuisance as once one ventures inside your home in search of food, and scores something yummy, he’ll send a message home to call in all the troops. Never fear, as you can get ready for battle with these three ingredients: Sugar Water Borax How to create a homemade ant trap: In […]

7 Tips For Storing Your Off Season Clothing

April 1, 2019

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As the season starts to change, it’s time to start thinking about opening up your closet space by moving your off season clothing out of – or to the rear of – your main wardrobe areas. HERE are seven tips to see you through the transition of hot summer weather to cool, rainy, perhaps ice-cold […]

How To Remove The Top 4 Carpet Stains

March 1, 2019

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Anyone with a penchant for red wine will know the feeling of horror as you watch a glass of it tip, seemingly in slow motion, and go splashing onto your pristine carpet below. HOUSEHOLD cleaning guru Shannon Lush feels a similar sense of horror when she hears of what most people do next. “Unfortunately most people’s instinct […]

Top 10 Scented Plants For Your Garden

March 1, 2019

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A palette of perfumed plants can transform even the smallest of gardens into a sensory delight. SCENT adds an extra dimension to a garden, turning it into a place where you linger, indulging your senses rather than rushing through to the front door or garden shed. With the wide range of temperatures in Australia, there […]

Complete Guide To Growing Fruit Trees In Pots

March 1, 2019

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Freshly picked fruits aren’t just a luxury for those with a garden at home. If you’ve got the know-how, you too can grow your own delicious varieties on your balcony, and even indoors. YOU may be short on garden space, but that doesn’t mean you need to rule yourself out of the fruit-growing game. Gisele […]

The Most Common Mistakes Home Owners Make With Their Lawns

March 1, 2019

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You don’t need to give up your day job to have a nice lawn but, with a few tips and regular maintenance, a nice lawn can be achieved by anyone. ONE of the most common gardening mistakes people make is watering the grass in the early morning or late afternoon, which slows evaporation. Matthew Parker […]

The Hot List: 13 Interior Trends That Will Define 2019

March 1, 2019

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Paris recently hosted the leading home decor fair connecting the interior design and lifestyle community, Maison et Objet. The design world has returned home with hot-off-the-press news on what trends are appearing, continuing and coming to the fore globally, with a few standouts for 2019. Here are the key take-outs … Rich colours Whether it’s […]

How Do I... Make My House Feel Like a Home?

January 30, 2019

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So you’ve moved in, but it still doesn’t feel like home? An expert shares some smart styling fixes for a soulless scheme. Here, Christine Gough, interior design leader at Ikea, shares her top tips for cosying up a home and making it feel like your own. According to the 2018 Ikea Life at Home report, there are five fundamental […]

Peter Walsh’s Ultimate Guide To Decluttering

January 30, 2019

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I’m commonly told: ‘I know I need to declutter, but I just don’t know where to start’. This is a totally understandable feeling if everywhere you look is cluttered. WONDERING where to begin? Look no further. These are my top five tips on how to get any space decluttered – keep these in mind anytime […]

How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances In 8 Easy Ways

January 30, 2019

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Sick and tired of the grease that’s strewn all over your oven and rangehood? Here are eight easy ways to clean those stubborn stains off your stainless-steel appliances. THESE tried-and-tested ideas from decluttering and cleaning expert Chelsea Smith from The Organising Platform will surely help you bring your stainless steel appliances back to life. 1. Use baby […]

5 Hottest Paint Colour Trends for 2019

January 30, 2019

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The paint experts have spoken – these are the five palettes we’ll be wanting in our homes in the coming year. IF you’re itching to pick up a paint brush and give your home a fresh look for the new year, you won’t want to miss this – five industry experts have shared their predictions […]

10 Tips to Help You Grow All the Herbs You’ll Ever Need

January 30, 2019

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If being a green thumb doesn’t come naturally, this is the only herb-growing guide you will need. 1. Group the herbs Group herbs according to their drought-tolerance level. Mediterranean stalwarts rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano don’t need as much water as leafy herbs such as coriander, mint and basil. Annual herbs need more water, so […]

10 Healthy Home Jobs for December

December 3, 2018

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Quick tips for getting your home in the best shape for the holiday season. SUMMER is the perfect time to open up the windows and let light in, welcome guests over, play with colour and enjoy a healthy meal with friends and family outside. There’s so much to celebrate in December – the end of […]

How To Create A Funky Christmas Light Sign

December 3, 2018

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Ready for some crafty DIY fun this weekend? Get your craft glue and paint at the ready, because we’ve got the inside word on how to make a funky Christmas light sign that will make your neighbours envious. “CHRISTMAS is all about mood lighting,” says stylist and installation artist, Adam Powell. We concur: From candles on […]

How To Clean A Mirror

November 1, 2018

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Mirror mirror on the wall, how do I keep you clean forevermore? Here’s your go-to guide on how to clean mirrors without streaks. FINGERPRINTS, splashed water droplets and toothpaste splotches sound harmless, yet all leave your mirror looking unsightly. Plus, the reflection creates an effect that makes the entire room appear dirty. The good news […]

8 Hottest Outdoor Design Trends for 2019

November 1, 2018

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Summer is right around the corner – a time of year that’s all about enjoying time outdoors. SUMMER is right around the corner – a time of year that’s all about enjoying time outdoors. Whether you have barbecues with friends and family on your mind, or chilling with a good book on a sun lounger […]

15 Things to Do on Lazy Sunday Afternoons at Home

November 1, 2018

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Enjoyable, relaxing and good for the soul, these lazy-day activities will see you finish off the weekend with a smile on your face. HOW do you normally spend your Sunday afternoons? Do you like to potter around your home and do a quick tidy up as you meander from room to room? Find a quiet […]

Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden During November

November 1, 2018

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A checklist of all those important garden tasks for spring and early summer. PRUNING, potting, planting, mulching and watering; the list of things to do in the garden at this time of year can seem overwhelming. With all large projects, making a list helps break down the task into manageable bits and this strategy is […]

10 Tasks to Get Out of the Way Before Christmas

November 1, 2018

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Making lists, keeping things tidy and getting yourself organised will go a long way toward making this holiday season a little less silly. DURING the Christmas holiday season there’s just so much to enjoy and do, that keeping up with the gifting, baking and general revelry can be somewhat overwhelming. Before you know it, it’s December 24, […]

Top 4 Australian Interior Design Trends For 2019

September 28, 2018

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You heard it here first: these are the interior design trends set to hit your homes in 2019, from glazed square handmade tiles to coloured glass objects. AS we look over the yearbook of trends that were for 2018, we counted industrial style, pastels and marble among the favourites. For 2019, however, the interior genii […]