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30 of your best energy-saving tips
When we asked our readers for their best ever energy-saving tips, you did not disappoint! Some of them are devious, some of them are clever – and a few of them are downright hilarious. But what they all have in common is that they can definitely help...
30 top tips for saving space at home
Looking for ways to simplify, recycle, sort, declutter and save space in your everyday life? Here are the Top 30 handy space-saving tips kindly sent in by our readers. How many do you do already, and how many will you be doing from now on?!
Why it’s a good idea to give your daughter a hammer
Give a girl a hammer and she might just build you a house! Looking for something constructive for your kids for the next school holidays? Here’s something practical that could lead to bigger and better things…
How to Turn Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Room
Create additional space in your home without a full-scale renovation simply by turning your backyard into an outdoor room. In this blog, styling expert Justine Stedman shares her expert tips on how to turn your backyard into an outdoor room. Justin...
10 Of The Strangest Houses
Who says a home has to be conventional? We've scoured the web and found 10 novel homes that prove when it comes to home design, getting weird is an option. You may love the design of some of these homes, find some outright hilarious, and consider ot...
Spray fast and easy with JFLEX Spray Shelters
Sponsored Article Using a dedicated spray booth or spray shelter can turn any simple domestic spray job into one that gets professional results. A spray booth is one of those garage must-haves that pays for itself in results, time and again. A spray...
14 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother's Day is fast approaching and while some of you will already have your gifts wrapped and ready, others will not have even begun contemplating gift ideas. This blog is for the latter group, the last-minute gift buyers. Here are 14 great gift id...
20 Fun And Easy Outdoor And Garden Projects
Spruce up your outdoor areas with these fun and easy DIY projects. Each of these 20 projects can be completed in less than a day and require only a small investment. You'll be surprised at what a big difference small changes like painting a timber f...
Garage Sale Makeovers And Op Shop Hacks
Turn tatty and outdated eyesores into terrific one-of-a-kind pieces. Blogger Melissa Darr turned her hand to restoring a telephone table, a vintage desk and chair and a Queen Anne-style seat.
12 Painting Hacks Every DIYer Should Know
Many logistical issues can present themselves during a DIY paint project. Keeping paint rollers wet between coats, unclogging spray can nozzles and storing left over paint correctly are tasks that can become challenges if you don't have the right kno...
11 DIYers Who Thought They Were Electricians Until They Failed
Most of the time, DIY electrical work is no joke…but sometimes it is. These handymen made some pretty big mistakes involving electricity, but luckily they all lived to tell the tale.
28 Ways To Reuse Glass Jars
How to prepare glass jars for reuse Don’t let sticky labels and stubborn food remnants deter you from reusing glass jars. Put them in a bowl of boiling water and let them soak for a few hours or even overnight. Once done soaking, labels will be easy...
5 Ways To Cook Chicken Breast
Chicken breast is a versatile, easy-to-cook ingredient that features in dishes the world over. If you buy chicken breast regularly but find yourself cooking the same dishes over and over then keep reading. In this blog we list five different ways you...
6 Expert Space Saving Ideas
This is a guest blog by Justine Stedman, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors. With more and more of us compromising space for a vibrant inner city lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine that with a few small changes to our living quarters we c...
How To Remove 12 Common Stains
Removing stains from clothing is easy if you know what you are doing. To assist you in your laundry we created the below graphic with advice on how to remove 12 common stains using everyday household items.  Print it out and stick it up in your lau...
4 DIY Workbenches
The right workbench can transform the way you DIY. In this blog we list 4 workbenches you can build yourself. Before choosing a bench to build take note of the free space you have available and any extra requirements like mobility or added storage. H...
A Guide To Garden Paths
When it comes to creating a garden path there are plenty of options available. Read our guides to concrete, gravel, stone,  paved and bark chip paths to help you lay down a pathway that suits your skill level and budget.
5 Masking Tape Hacks That Will Make Your DIY Easier
Masking tape was invented in 1925 by a 3M employee named Richard Drew. Since then it has become a staple in households and workplaces around the world. From holding down plastic drop sheets to being used as a makeshift drill gauge, masking tape is es...
4 Space-Saving Kitchen Storage Ideas
If your kitchen is small and cramped or badly designed, make it more user-friendly and free up the bench space by stacking, packing and hanging the most commonly used items so that they’re always within easy reach. In this blog we list 4 storage idea...
6 Easy DIY Bathroom Fixes
Like any other room in the house, the bathroom needs regular maintenance to keep it in good shape and avoid expensive repairs. Taps and other metal fittings rust or wear out over time, and sometimes replacement is the best option.   Regularly maintai...
3 DIY Mirror Frames
Designer framed mirrors can cost hundreds of dollars and while some of them are well worth the price, you don't need to spend the big bucks to obtain a decorative mirror. In this blog, we share 3 DIY mirror frame projects that are simple and budget-f...
7 Uses For Bamboo You Didn't Know About
Ah bamboo! What an amazing plant. Where do we start with this wonder grass? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Certain species are known to grow up to about 91cm in one day. There are types of bamboo that can be grown in tropical as we...
9 Recipes to Make This Autumn
A great thing about trans-seasonal weather is the food! Depending on the day, the weather might be ideal for a light stir-fry or a heart-warming chicken parmi. We've compiled this list of 9 easy recipes that are perfectly suited for cooler and hotter...
Painting Fails
You'll want to avoid these 10 disasters when you paint your own home. Learn from these readers' painting mistakes and have a laugh.
Domestic Hacks You've Never Thought Of Before
Check out these 11 domestic tweaks you can make today to make your life a little easier tomorrow.
7 Plants And Trees It's Best To Avoid - iStock
A step-by-step guide to problem plants and shrubs, such as fig trees, Cocos palms, rhus trees and London plane, and what you should do if they are growing in your garden. Aborist Mark Hartley, of The Tree Doctor (www.treedoc.com.au), suggests making...
10 Tips For A Healthy Garden - iStock
Gardening is a fantastic and productive hobby that anyone can do with even the tiniest space. But with a few pointers to get you started, you can create a stunning garden in your yard that is guaranteed to succeed. Whether you’re growing your own fru...
6 Creative Centrepiece Ideas
It is well known that the ancient Romans used leaves and branches as centrepieces. Since then, tables around the world have seen different plants, foods and materials used as decorative displays. In modern times, flowers and fruit are the most popula...
Make Old New Again With These 5 Creative Projects - Flickr
You'd be surprised what you can make out of the junk in your garage. Get creative with one of these clever repurposed projects to keep your bank balance healthy and to be kind to the planet, preventing excess waste.
6 Easy Staircase Fixes
The staircase is often the grand centrepiece of a home and it’s certainly the most complicated piece of carpentry. Stairs see a lot of heavy traffic and keeping them looking good requires little more than regular dusting, cleaning and vacuuming. To k...

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