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How to Furnish a Baby’s Room on a Budget

When we found out my wife was pregnant, we decided that she would give up work for a while and become a stay-at-home mum. While we could afford to do this, it did mean that we had to keep a close eye on our spending. Our first job was to furnish our baby’s room on a budget. Luckily, we have a few friends who’ve done the same thing and they were an invaluable source of tips and advice. For example, we learned when it’s safe to buy furniture second-hand and when you really need to buy new; we also got some tips on renovating furniture and sourcing stuff for the room more cheaply. This saved us a bundle of cash and I thought other parents might find this kind of information useful.


Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Bedroom Furniture

6 July 2018
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Your bedroom furniture is as important as any other furniture in the home, since you probably spend many hours of the day in the bedroom either sleeping, dressing or otherwise using that furniture! While bedroom furniture may need to have lots of storage for clothes and linens, you also want to ensure you create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom so you feel welcomed every time you walk through the door. Read More …

Two things to consider before purchasing outdoor furniture

2 February 2017
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Investing in some outdoor furniture for your garden is a great way to enhance its appearance as well as its functionality. If you're thinking about purchasing a few pieces for your outdoor space, here are two factors you should take into consideration before parting with your hard-earned cash. Your personal requirements Rather than selecting the first outdoor furniture set that catches your eye, think carefully about what you want to achieve by buying this type of product. Read More …

Outdoor Furniture: Considerations When Purchasing a Patio Set

3 January 2017
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If you have patio, you have the flexibly of entertaining guests or spending some relaxing time outdoors. However, to do this comfortably, you would need outdoor furniture. Investing in a patio set can be quite expensive; therefore, it would be crucial to ensure that you are purchasing furniture that will serve you for a significant amount of time. Nevertheless, the considerations to keep in mind when buying outdoor furniture will differ from what you would have to bear in mind when buying indoor furniture. Read More …

Repair or Replace? 3 Things You Shouldn’t Throw Away

20 December 2016
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In our ever-busier lives, it can be tempting to react to a broken household item, be it furniture or an appliance, by simply throwing it away.  It's true that in many cases, replacing your broken things can sometimes make more financial sense than repairing them, especially if they're old.  However, that's not a universal rule.  Not only is it bad for the environment to discard everything instead of trying to work with it, but it can also put us out of pocket. Read More …

4 Inexpensive Ways to Refresh Your Decor

12 December 2016
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Especially if you're the kind of homeowner who likes to follow trends and keep your home design up to date, decorating can be an expensive business. In our efforts to keep our homes looking fresh and continue to enjoy the spaces we live in, it can be tempting to make big, costly changes that really take a chunk out of our budgets. However, it's entirely possible to refresh the look of a room without completely replacing everything in it. Read More …