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HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING PETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING PETS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The number of views a cat video on YouTube racks up helps us realise how much we love our animals. But, as much as we might love them, there are certain laws by which we need to abide if we want to avoid running into trouble with the authorities. The Animal Protection Act of 1962 sets out regulations for all South African pet owners. Those who choose not to follow these rules will receive a penalt...

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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR IN & AROUND THE HOME

FATHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR IN & AROUND THE HOME

We all know that finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be tricky. Although you want to ensure that you get him something that he’ll actually use, you’d probably also like to get him a unique gift too – something meaningful or funny, maybe even a little bit of both. Whether your dad’s the next Gordan Ramsey, a wicked MacGyver or training like he’s in the Olym...

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5 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WINTER ELECTRIC BILL

5 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WINTER ELECTRIC BILL

When the weather outside turns frightful most of us find staying inside far more delightful; but, with the combination of spending more time indoors and the recent increase in electricity tariffs, you may want to prepare for your electric bill to skyrocket this winter. Most of us already live according to strict budgets, so finding ways to reduce our electricity consumption during Winter would be...

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4 FIRE SAFETY MEASURES TO IMPLEMENT AT HOME

4 FIRE SAFETY MEASURES TO IMPLEMENT AT HOME

It is impossible to predict if and when a disaster might strike, which makes it all the more important to have all the necessary safety precautions in place to minimise the potential harm. Below are four fire safety precautions to help you become better prepared against an unexpected fire outbreak at home: 1) Install fire detectors If a fire is not handled correctly, it can have a devastating...

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THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOUSE-PROUD MOM

THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOUSE-PROUD MOM

Although no gift in the world could adequately express the gratitude you have for your mom, there are a few things you could get her to make her everyday life sweeter. Moms are known for being the best homemakers and take pride in the spaces they have created. If you have a house-proud mom, below is the ultimate gift guide to help you spoil her just in time for Mother’s Day: Gifts for the...

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HOME SAFETY MEASURES ALL CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW

HOME SAFETY MEASURES ALL CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW

There’s only so much you can do to ensure your home is safe and secure for your children. It is impossible to watch your children 24/7, so part of keeping them safe is informing them of all possible risks and how to deal with situations responsibly. To help you keep your children safe, we’ve created a list of a few home safety measures that all children should know: No roughhousing...

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WAYS TO INTRODUCE GREEN ELEMENTS INTO YOUR HOME

WAYS TO INTRODUCE GREEN ELEMENTS INTO YOUR HOME

With the ongoing occurrence of droughts, unreliable electricity supplies, and a stream of documentaries outlining our planet’s demise, thinking green is fast becoming the new normal – so much so that many buyers are now considering energy efficiency as a fundamental factor when searching for property. If you’re ready to step into a greener tomorrow, below are a few ways to introd...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING WATER IN WINTER

THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING WATER IN WINTER

With an abundance of rainfall during Winter, it’s difficult to imagine water scarcity in the following Summer months. The necessary precautions must be taken to ensure that this essential resource is not used carelessly. There are several ways that homeowners or tenants can be saving water in Winter in and around the home, which will bring down monthly water bills and more importantly, reduc...

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PROS & CONS OF SMART SECURITY SYSTEMS

PROS & CONS OF SMART SECURITY SYSTEMS

There’s no denying that the era of smart homes is upon us. Although home security has become synonymous with smart technology in most first world countries, this may not be the case for developing countries such as SA. We may be progressing towards smart homes, but South Africa still has a long way to go before smart security systems become the norm. Below are a few pros and cons you should...

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BEST EASTER EGG HIDING SPOTS

BEST EASTER EGG HIDING SPOTS

Nothing beats the fun to be had during an Easter Egg Hunt. But, after years of tucking mallow eggs behind couch cushions and stuffing them into sock drawers, finding new spots to hide Easter Eggs in your home might become tricky. For a few new ideas, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots to hide Easter eggs in each room of your home… The best bedroom hiding spots It may...

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SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO FURNISH & FINISH YOUR HOME

SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO FURNISH & FINISH YOUR HOME

If you’re someone who’s trying to transition into an environmentally friendly lifestyle, you may be wondering how to make your home greener. One of the ways you can live an eco-friendlier lifestyle is by incorporating sustainable furniture and features into your home. For those who aren’t sure what this means or where to start, below are a few ideas around sustainable ways to fur...

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LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BEFORE ESKOM PRICE HIKES

LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BEFORE ESKOM PRICE HIKES

Eskom’s expected hefty rise in the price of electricity set for the 1st of April combined with that fact that most of us are housebound as we try to lessen the spread of the novel coronavirus makes right now the perfect time to start reducing your electricity consumption. Not only will this lower your electric bill, but it’ll also help minimise the occurrence of load shedding. Below...

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