Home design, decor and DIY

Are We being Too Clean

Are We Too Clean?

Earlier this month researchers in Belgium suggested that the use of bleach as a cleaning product could actually cause more harm to children’s health than it prevents. In a study involving more than 9,000 schoolchildren from Spain, the Netherlands and Finland, researchers concluded that a 20% increase in risk of flu and a 35% higher

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how to be a budget gardener

How to be a budget gardener

Sprucing up your outside space and making it earn its keep need not cost the earth. And, what could be better than having a lovely view of happy plants from your window and outside your door? If you’re strapped for cash but keen to be green, read on for some tips on how to make

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Declutter for your own sanity

Declutter for your own sanity

You don’t have to be secret hoarder for your home to feel cluttered. Sometimes it’s simply the day-to-day accumulation of stuff that creeps up on you. Before you know it, your living space has shrunk; you are surrounded by clutter that invades your mind at every turn. Clearing your home and sorting through your belongings

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Dogs and new babies

Dogs and new babies

Up until now, your pet dog may have been your ‘baby’ but if you will soon be bringing a new son or daughter home then your pooch may start to feel a little put out. Dogs can find new babies very puzzling and often aren’t quite sure what to make of them, especially if they

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Creating a peaceful home

Creating A Peaceful Home

Ah! Peace and quiet! For parents this dream is about as far from reality as you can get. From crying babies to the thud of music from a teenager’s bedroom, the family home is rarely a haven of peace. But fear not poor parents – there are ways to promote a sense of tranquillity in

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room makeover on a budget

Room makeover on a budget

You can’t turn the telly on these days without seeing a lifestyle programme about houses. Do Up Your House, Sell Your House, Redecorate Your House. While we all know these are not real shows, you get the point I’m trying to make. I love nothing more than a fix of home improvement TV, but it

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