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  1. Making The Most Of Your Garden

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      Maximising the use of our outdoor space and gardening can be a scary prospect at first. We might fear using the wrong type of soil, or creating somewhat disorganised flower beds, or neglecting to maintain our gardens in the right way. We might fear pests, the issues that can occur when growing vegetables, or simply wasting too much time for very little result. And yet, anytime you can spend within your garden is time well spent, because it’s thoroughly restorative to your mind and body. This  means that while we’re embracing plants and trowels, taking a healthier mindset towards gardening can be worthwhile. So what if you’re not quite keeping up with the Joneses, or you wish to take a few chances? This is how we...
  2. Simple ways to update your garden

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    Now that our British summer is finally here, we can look forward to our strawberries and Pimms, enjoy our Wimbledon fix, and finally enjoy time in the garden with a good book and a glass of rose. Keeping on top of that outside space can however add additional stress when you live a busy life – and want to enjoy your outside space.  But don’t despair, you can still have a well-groomed outside space without it taking an excessive amount of time.  There are even few simple and easy summer gardening tips that you can follow now that will also set you up for next spring. So here are a few gardening and landscaping tips to get you through the summer. Lush Lawn Keeping that lawn looking lush takes...
  3. Redefining your space: Updating your home needn’t cost a fortune

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    Transforming your home needn’t cost a fortune. While everyone else tuned in to watch Marie Kondo declutter on Netflix, I came across the Great British Design Challenge – which originally aired on BBC2. It is a competition where each episode two amateur interior designers are given a budget, and a room (or two) to transform over two days. They achieve great results while spending relatively little Little projects can transform an entire room. I have several little projects I have thought about doing in the house, and re-watching this programme made me realise that if these designers could transform an entire room in two days, I should take the plunge and start on my own far less ambitious projects. I love being creative – and am quite happy...
  4. Storage hacks for an organised home

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      An organised home not only ensures you can find everything you need, when you need it, but with less clutter and confusion you can relax a little easier too. If your home is need of a declutter and a little organisation, take a look at these storage hacks for every room.   Start by decluttering Work room by room and remove any items you don’t have a home for, no longer need or want to donate to a charity shop nearby.   Where to store things you want to sell later In a storage unit – Whether you need self-storage in Southampton or a small lock up in London, there is a huge range of storage solutions up and down the country where you can...
  5. Could harmless clutter be holding you back?

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    Tips from Helen Sanderson Many of us have items in our homes that we don’t, and probably never will, use. But we keep them ‘just in case’.  Harmless clutter? Maybe. But for some, they are actually causing more problems than just getting in the way. Helen Sanderson, the author of the Home Declutter Kit: The mindful method to a stress-free home, understands that holding on to too many old memories and items we no longer use could actually be doing us more psychological damage than we thought. Clutter can be symptomatic of constantly looking back and either being ruled by fear or living in the past. It’s only when they’ve got rid of it, that many people realise their clutter had been holding them back from...
  6. How to make your kitchen the heart of your home

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      The kitchen – what it looks like and how it functions – is one of the main considerations for anyone looking to buy a new home. This is because it serves so many different purposes and has now become the showpiece of many people’s properties. Once predominantly used for only cooking, modern kitchens are now multi-purpose areas that we don’t just want for cooking, but to also to eat, work and socialise in. This is why you need to make your kitchen the ‘heart’ of your home. But, for this to work successfully , it will require some time, effort and planning. It’s amazing how much a difference some simple changes will make, such as changing your colour scheme making it...
  7. Finding my renewed passion for upcycling and arts and crafts

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am planning to ‘upcycle’ an old pine wardrobe and chest of drawers, so when an invitation popped into my inbox  from French Chic Paint to go to an  introductory upcycling workshop/media day I thought I would go along – and get a few tips. I hadn’t expected one afternoon to have such an effect on me. I am so pleased that I went, not just for the tips, but I rekindled my passion for arts and crafts as a result of the afternoon. Many years ago I used to go ceramic classes – until the local studio closed down, and with running a previous business that involved lots of travel, maintaining relationships, and life in general, somehow I never got...
  8. Revolutionary pillow design is helping thousands of people sleep better…

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    When Alexander Miles was looking to help his daughter Georgia recover from a horrendous accident it was impossible to find a pillow that supported her head and neck to keep her comfortable all through the night. Having purchased and dissected every pillow known to man, Alex, a furniture and domestic product designer, decided to engineer his own solution and the Gx Suspension PillowTM was born. A pillow that supports and does not flatten The breakthrough came when Alex realised that pillows, whether hollow fibre, foam, or feather and down, all spread out and flatten down as the weight of the head rests on them. This flattening progresses through the night, leaving the head and neck poorly supported and leading to the unfortunately familiar routine...
  9. Are Baby Boomers to Blame for the Crisis in the Housing Market?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Is Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid right to blame Baby Boomers for the housing crisis, and describe us as selfish? (See the article in today’s Mailonline ) We all know that is hard for young people to get onto the property ladder – depending on where they live in the UK , but how can that blame be placed on the shoulders of our generation. Can we be blamed for the shortage of homes? House prices are higher but so are interest rates I appreciate that house prices are far higher today than they were when I bought my first home but interest rates were also significantly higher – in the region of 10%. My monthly repayment in 1989 for my first home in the UK, a...
  10. A fabulous day out at the House and Garden Festival- one to add to the list!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There are certain events in the year that I go to with friends – they have become annual  traditions – although sadly we were unlucky with our Wimbledon tickets this year! Usually we go to the Ideal Home Show, but as we were disappointed last year,so  decided to give it a miss this year – which is why I was happy to discover that there was a new show at Olympia, the House and Garden Festival, which combined the Spirit of Summer with the House Fair and Grow London, and was launched this year to coincide with the 70th anniversary of House and Garden magazine. Planned our day around the talks We had a fabulous day out.  We planned our day around the talks. We thoroughly enjoyed...
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