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Key Questions for Spring-Cleaning Your Wardrobe

Image by Prim via Wikimedia Commons Almost every girl has that uneasy moment when she opens her wardrobe and thinks “hmm, maybe it’s time for a spring cleaning.” The problem is, it’s way easier said than done. How could you possibly throw out any of those cute dresses or that jean skirt you’ve had with you for the last five years? Look, it’s never going to be easy, but sometimes it just has to be done. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to make spring-cleaning your wardrobe that much easier. How often do you wear it? The first question you should ask is how often you’re actually wearing each item of clothing you own. Of course, there’ll be some things like winter jackets or sundresses which you’ll only ever wear in certain seasons, but you’re likely to find that there are also those things that you pretty much never wear but keep around anyway. That’s the first red flag to look out for. If you’re keeping something in eternal storage and never taking it out, i

Keep Your Children In Mind When Moving

Pexels Moving is always a difficult and stressful period, no matter how well prepared you are for it. With all the best planning in the world, you’ll still need to keep on top of every important decision to finally consider the entire operation a success. If you do this right, you’re much more likely to enjoy the process, and the new opportunities and call to adventure the move will bring with it. Often, your best choice to get everything moved properly, is hiring the best interstate furniture removals firm. This way you can have all of the necessary items in the new home set up ready for you to use as soon as you turn the key in the lock. You will need to keep your children in mind. Moving is a stressful time for them, even more than for an adult. If your family used to move around often as a child, you'd be aware of how turbulent it can feel for a child. Even if you know you are moving for all of the right reasons, it can take children much longer to acclimate to

Cheering Up A Loved One: Give Them A Surprise To Remember

You already hold your loved-ones dear; however, have you ever thought about throwing them a surprise get-together? You might want to show a family member how much you appreciate all their help over the years, or perhaps one of your closest friends is going through a difficult time and could use the distraction. Whatever the reason is to organize something special; there’s no time like the present to make them feel truly special and appreciated. You don’t have to spend a fortune, or create a major event; your nearest and dearest will appreciate any effort you put into making them feel better. The following are some ideas for those who are keen to show someone just how much they mean and that you want to give them a day to remember. Image source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/adult-birthday-birthday-gift-box-360624/ A Venue No matter how big or small the guest list will be; you’ll need to find a suitable venue that can fit everyone inside comfortably. Bear in mind who’s c

Simplay3 Super Coupe Pedal Trike Giveaway!

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Keeping Calm Through New Pet Mayhem

No matter how long you’ve been talking about getting a new pet, the moment your new pup or kitten arrives, mayhem inevitably ensues! It might be the kids, it might be your other pets, but somehow everything becomes chaotic, and your poor new pet doesn’t know where to run and hide! Chances are you’re fretting over that forgotten bowl or collar. The kids want cuddles, and there is so much noise you can’t think straight. Stop The first thing to do is just stop. If you’re fretting and worrying, then your animals and your kids are going to pick up on that. If you’re calm and still with a smile on your face, then everyone else in the room will soon follow suit. Hushed voices aren’t ideal, but a quieter soothing tone can help everyone calm things down. It gives you time to think, and it gives your new pet a chance to smell around the room without the distraction of loud noises. Photo origin One At A Time Don’t worry about the forgotten pet bowl, or the missing collar just yet.

Give Your Home A Little Comfort

Comfort means different things to different people. To some, being comfortable includes being cozy and warm in front of the fire. To others, comfort comes from being able to escape extreme temperatures outside and cool off in the shade of the house. Making your home comfortable is important, as you need to be able to come home from your place of work and relax. However, there is no point in spending your day counting down the hours until you can relax and enjoy your evening if your home isn’t the fort of comfort you want it to be. Making your home a place of relaxation should be a huge priority for you, and we’ve got the tips you need to make that happen. Image Source Windows. First, windows are so much more than eyes to the home. They are your shield to the elements and the outside wind and rain. There’s nothing more satisfying than being indoors and hearing the heavy rains batter against the windows and knowing you are untouchable! Upgrading windows from single pane to

Which Flooring Choice Is Right For You?

Choosing flooring should be simple. Unless you are particularly aesthetically-minded, you probably give little thought to the flooring in your home. It’s just the thing you step on and occasionally have to clean. You barely even notice it’s there unless there’s a problem with it. It’s this usually-dismissive attitude that can make choosing flooring so difficult. You might need to change your floor due to wear and tear, or want to try something new as you renovate the rest of the room -- but the conundrum remains the same. Flooring isn’t easy to just replace if you get tired of it in six months time, so you have to try and make the right decision from the start. To try and aid in this, below, let’s consider the three most popular flooring options and how they might work in your home. Tile [img] Good For: Tile is often used for areas that are prone to wetness, such as the kitchen or bathroom. This makes sense, as tile is waterproof. Any spills will just sit on the surfa

Health Advice For New Cat Owners

Cats are the perfect pets for busy people; they don’t require a lot of fussing, and for the most part the look after themselves. However, this doesn’t mean that you should leave them to their own devices once you bring them home. Even though it might take a while for your cat to warm up to you and let you start showering them with love, you can still express your devotion by keeping them healthy. In doing so, you might be able to achieve the impossible; a happy cat . Image Source Spay or neuter them This might sound a bit harsh, but this is actually one of the best things you can do for your cat in the long run, especially if they are female because going into heat is very uncomfortable for them. Don’t try to put it off by saying it wouldn’t be fair to deprive them of the chance to have kittens; firstly, that’s a human value and cats lead very happy lives without offspring. Secondly, hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats have to be euthanized every year to prevent the populat

DIY SOS!

Photo: Pixabay When we carry out any decorating or DIY jobs in our homes, we always imagine perfect results. After all, how hard can painting, wallpapering, or doing some small maintenance jobs actually be? Well, if you aren’t very experienced, you will find that they can actually be a lot more difficult than you could imagine! So, what happens when something goes wrong? If you do ever end up having a major DIY SOS moment, you will definitely need to follow these useful steps… Make Sure You Are Safe First and foremost, you have to make sure that your mistake or accident doesn’t put you or anyone else in any danger. If your SOS is just that you have knocked over a tin of paint, then this, of course, won’t be a problem. However, if you have somehow damaged the property and made it unsafe, you might want to get out of the house. Similarly, if you have been working on your plumbing system and something goes wrong, make sure you turn off your water . Or else your home might f