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10 hand tools for your garden

Gardening is easier and more fun when you have the right garden tools. Here are 10 hand garden tools no gardener should be without. Hand trowels A garden trowel is designed for small jobs such as transplanting young plants, digging holes and …

5 tips for a beautiful bathroom

For me, bathrooms used to be utilitarian spaces one visits to perform a specific task and then leaves as soon as possible. Then I found myself in one magical bathroom. It was big and the walls, the floor and the ceiling were covered with black tiles, and …

Should hot food go into the fridge?

It is fine to store your hot food in a fridge, but there are some considerations you should bear in mind. I admit it. I am one of those people who insisted on cooling hot food to room temperature before putting it into the fridge. Then I found that …

Back to school survival guide for parents

After the Christmas festivities, the New Year celebrations, the away-from-home summer vacations, South African parents face one more big drain on their pockets. At the beginning of each and every year, they have to fork out on the back-to-school supplies …

Decorating with clocks

Beautiful or unusual clocks can be an effective focal point in your interior design. As clocks come in many shapes and sizes, they can work wonderfully with any style: classic, rustic, vintage or ultra-modern. When choosing a decorative timepiece, have …

How to wash dishes

Sooner or later, you will have to do it. You’ll have to wash that pile of dirty dishes. Read on to learn how to go about it the right way... and then just do it! Tip: Read on even if you have a dishwasher, because some dishes do not take to machine …

How to deal with life’s small problems

Very often, it is the tiniest problems that baffle us the most and give rise to the biggest discussions. No wonder. “Trifles make the sum of life’, said one English writer (Charles Dickens). A Scottish poet (Alexander Smith) said the same thing a little …

The many uses of baking soda

Baking soda deserves our respect. Also known as bicarbonate of soda and sodium bicarbonate, this white powder is amazingly versatile. Read on to discover some of the tried and tested uses of baking soda for health, grooming, cleaning, and …

How to buy dinnerware

Food looks better when served on nice plates; some claim it tastes better too. There’s your reason to take this subject seriously! Although dinnerware can be made from glass, wood, plastic or metal, ceramic is by far the most popular material. That is …

Carpets for your home

Carpets and rugs provide warmth and comfort, reduce slips and falls, absorb noises and add a beauty and style. This blog post will help you choose the right carpet for every room. Living room Depending on the arrangement of your furniture and on …