Every year most of us face the same challenges making space for Christmas visitors. Not only is the fridge overwhelmed with goodies, the spare room is filled with junk. You could buy a second fridge or a bigger house but there are easier alternatives. Don’t let Christmas storage be an obstacle this year; be prepared and follow our tips to maximise your existing space. Continue reading
A good home makeover is an exciting prospect but even simple renovating needs thorough planning. Think about how you can add value to your home and what improvements will yield the best return. It doesn’t make sense to spend a small fortune on renovating if it’s barely adding to the overall value. This is particularly important when you renovate with moving in mind. Don’t overspend on unnecessary improvements and remember to weigh up renovating costs against the increase in property value. Continue reading
Just over a week to go until the big day. Presents are bought or in the process of being bought or delivered, cards are posted and the food and drink shopping list is being made up. You may even be lucky enough to know how many you’re cooking Christmas or Boxing Day lunch for and when people are due to visit. The only thing left to do is dig out all those Christmas kitchen essentials that come out but once a year!
Extra large roasting tin, extra crockery, cutlery, glassware and general cookware, not only needs to be located but also needs somewhere to live for the next couple of weeks that will be close to hand. The chances are all those things are probably stuffed in the back or on top of a cupboard somewhere. They could be stored in the loft or garage or even away from home is a small self storage unit. Wherever they are, it’s time to dig them out. And it’s not just the additional pots and pans that will need a home, there’s the additional food and drink to think about too. Your fridge and freezer which normally cope so well are about to become overloaded! Continue reading