In life, there’s always a lot of different things that cost. Not only do we have to put our money into surviving, we do it to make life feel that little more comfortable too. And that we never seem to mind. When you work hard for your money, you feel good spending it on whatever you feel like. But sometimes, those costs continue to creep up and you no longer feel happy about the things that you’re money is going on. One of the biggest expenses we can ever have in life is often our home. And although you’re happy to pay to have a home that you love, you can sometimes feel like it drains every last cent that you have. Read More
For adults, birthdays are often just another day of the year. You might go for a few drinks with your friends or a nice meal with your family and, if you’re lucky, you might even get the day off work to prepare properly. But for children, birthdays are one of the most exciting days of the year. For weeks coming up to the special day, they’ll remind you and everyone else they come into contact with that it is a certain number of days until their birthday.It is an extra special occasion, and we should treat it as such. Here are a few things you can prepare in the run-up to the big day.
Okay, gifts aren’t everything. But they do play a large part in the festivities. They needn’t be extravagant or extortionately expensive. Most kids will be thrilled with near enough anything as long as it is thoughtful and wrapped up in a unique way. Half of the fun lies in opening the gifts, after all. Your kid may have hinted towards something in particular that they’d like. But if you’re struggling for ideas, there are a few failsafe presents that tend to go down a treat with little ones. Take collectible teddy bears. The teddy is an age-old classic: it is cute, soft and cuddly. Everything a child will want from a toy. High-quality, collectible teddy bears are a great investment too, as they will only accrue value over time. Another winning option could be a bicycle. Learning to ride a bike is a life skill that your child will benefit from hugely, and there’s a form of the cycle out there for most ages. Trikes are great for toddlers who are just learning how to get about. Standard bicycles with stabilizers are brilliant for beginners, and mountain bikes or BMXs tend to be top of the adventurous kid’s wish list. Read More
So, you’ve bought a fixer-upper. Congratulations!
The bad news is that there’s a lot of hard work ahead. The good news is that you stand to generate a fantastic return on your investment. Moreover, it gives you a fantastic chance to create the home that you want without wasting money. Given that you’d have probably redecorated a perfectly fine property anyway, this has to be considered good news. Read More
Any parent will tell you that there’s nothing they dread more than the sound of their child crying. We all live in fear of hearing that piercing noise coming out of the blue. Sadly, parenting is a rollercoaster ride, and it’s impossible to prevent every accident. Even if you wrap your kids up in cotton wool, there’s always a risk of accidents. Creating a safe environment at home is really important. If you’re a new parent, you’re updating or renovating your home, or you’ve moved recently, here are some tips to help you create a child-friendly haven. Read More
We are growing to be more and more susceptible to allergies. Over half of the population has allergies and the majority of them are indoor allergies, such as from dust, mold, and from the pollen that finds its way inside. Your home should be your refuge, but it doesn’t feel like that when you’re constantly stuffing your nose with tissues and living with eternally clogged sinuses. Here’s how you win back your home from the allergens.