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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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4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE DURING LOAD SHEDDING

4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE DURING LOAD SHEDDING

Given that most of our safety and security features are technology-based, load shedding has the potential to leave your home unprotected while the power is out. To help you prevent that from happening, below are a few ways to keep your home safe during load shedding: 1. Have back-up security systems Having a security system in your home has become more important than ever before. However, now...

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UPGRADE YOUR PARENTS’ HOME, OR BUILD ONTO YOUR OWN?

UPGRADE YOUR PARENTS’ HOME, OR BUILD ONTO YOUR OWN?

If you’re grappling with the question of whether to upgrade your parents existing property or to build onto your own home to accommodate them, you’re not alone. Many South Africans find themselves grappling with this same complex issue. This decision is not purely financially based, which makes it one of the hardest to make. Before making your decision, you’ll need to examine...

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6 LOCKDOWN-FRIENDLY DATE NIGHT IDEAS TO ENJOY AT HOME

6 LOCKDOWN-FRIENDLY DATE NIGHT IDEAS TO ENJOY AT HOME

Although the lockdown has turned most of us into homebodies, the monotony of lockdown living might be slowly killing the spark between you and your partner. However, an at-home date night doesn’t have to be dull and depressing just because it is lockdown-friendly. For those who are choosing to stay in for date night, below are some fun date night ideas you can enjoy from the comfort of your...

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3 EASY WAYS TO PET-PROOF YOUR GARDEN

3 EASY WAYS TO PET-PROOF YOUR GARDEN

With the average plot size of new properties shrinking, having a beautiful back garden is a big attraction for potential buyers. But, if you’re a pet parent, maintaining a back-garden might be easier said than done. To pet-proof your garden, you need a double-sided approach: on the one side, you’ll need to protect your garden against your pet; on the other, you’ll need to protect...

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