How to Find Your Dream Flat and Stay Sane

Okay, so we can’t promise your sanity won’t be put to the test but can promise we’ll try to stop you losing your mind the next time you need to find a flat. There’s no preamble to this guide, so take a deep breath because we’re going in. 1. Get good at Google – The flats you want aren’t on agency websites. …

Eight Ways to Reduce Household Waste

We’re the smart generation, the e-generation, the I-generation. We’re the generation that looks at Star Trek the Next Generation and pats ourselves on the back for everything they do in the ‘future’, that we can now… and after last week, we’re officially ahead of the future, from Back to the Future. So why do we still keep throwing stuff out? Sure …

The 10 Most Intricate Painting and Decorating Jobs of All Time

Sometimes a painting and decorating job can be a little bit more complicated than ‘magnolia all over’; sometimes painter and decorators have to go way over the extra mile. To recognise these brave souls who spent years of their lives on some of these elaborate projects to remind others that beauty knows no vertical or horizontal boundaries, we’re featuring the 10 …

The Style Wars: A Couples Move In Survival Guide

I remember the first time my husband decided he’d like a say in how we decorated the house, shortly after we moved in together. I must admit I didn’t handle it too well. I’m supposed to be the creative one in the partnership and have always enjoyed full control over the decoration. In previous relationships partners were happy to let me …

Before They Were Famous: 11 Celebrities Who Used To Be Tradesmen

The arts can be an unreliable career choice, there are millions of actors and budding musicians who spend their entire lives waiting for their big break. This means actors and musicians have often had a whole host of careers before they started acting or before they hit the big time. Having a trade is a reliable skill and something that …

9 Easy Care House Plants That Won’t Die On You

No matter where you live, a sprawling mansion, a log cabin, a terrace or a bedsit, house plants can really bring a room alive. Not only do they look great, they also refresh the air with oxygen which is the best odour neutraliser you can have. Many take some looking after in order not to wither and die, which puts people …

IKEA Hack FTW: Dad Builds the ‘Most Awesome Kids Bed’

Hands up if you have browsed Pinterest boards for hours, only to scoff at the sheer amount of work involved. They say that it’s best to start small and learn basic skills and improve upon them. Yet for some of us, following simple assembly instructions can be a huge headache. Have you heard of an IKEA hack? That’s what this amazing dad made for …

Make the Most of a Small Kitchen – 9 Exciting Tips

No one wants a small kitchen. The more space you have to cook each meal, the better. Especially when you’re battling with dishes, gadgets and utensils. But for plenty of people, a lack of space in the kitchen is a simple day-to-day reality. If you’re stuck with a small kitchen, there are loads of ways to make the most of what …

Six DIY Ideas for Your Dorm Room Decoration

Moving into a new place at university is one of the biggest steps in a young adult’s life and when you’re staying away from your family for the first time, it’s extremely important to make yourself feel at home as quickly as possible. There are plenty of ways to put your own stamp on your new room and create impressive …

5 Great Reasons to Hire a Pro for Your Flat Pack Assembly

You have just gotten home from IKEA and now you face the daunting task of flat pack assembly. Flat pack furniture is cheaper to buy and much more convenient to transport. If you do not have much experience with furniture assembly, it can be a huge challenge. A flat pack assembly service can be a big help if you are in a …