I think most parents will agree that student storage is certainly a topic for endless discussions. Well, it’s almost that time of year again when many terms end around May or June and the kids will arrive home with everything but the kitchen sink – or maybe they’ll bring that along too.
The thing is, do they really need to bring everything back? Maybe they don’t feel comfortable leaving their valuables unattended for 3 months. As a parent, what do you do? You could buy a bigger house or simply Continue reading →
The daffodils are out, the sun is trying to get through and the clocks go forward next weekend. So, it’s about now when we all turn our thoughts to the Spring clean. A bit of decorating, some gardening, or just a clear out of all those overfull cupboards – they are all things we promise ourselves we’ll do once the days start getting a little longer. But, it’s still a little chilly so whilst we all have good intentions, it can be a little difficult to motivate yourself to make a start.
Unless you have a pressing need to clear everything out in one go (like a house move) it’s important to do things in manageable chunks. It’s all too easy to empty drawers and cupboards only to be so overwhelmed by the volume of things to sort through that it all goes back exactly where it came from!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner on 26th March so it’s time to get together with the kids and plan those treats. You’ll see lots of adverts online, on television and in print with numerous ideas of where to take your Mum or what to buy; restaurants, flowers, chocolates all top the list. But those adverts are all being shown with one thing in mind – to get you to spend your money.
Yes, it’s nice to be taken out and spoilt on occasion but finances don’t always allow that, especially at times of the year when prices are generally inflated specifically because of the occasion. There are lots of things you can do that don’t cost huge amounts of money but will leave your Mum with that warm fuzzy feeling knowing that she’s loved and appreciated. Breakfast in bed with some flowers picked from the garden always goes down well. If Mum is going to be on the sidelines cheering you on in some sports activity, then making things easy by being prepared, packing your kit bags and making her a flask of hot tea or coffee to take will bring a smile to her face. Continue reading →
Are you looking around your living room thinking it could do with a lick of paint? Perhaps you’ve got a room that was used as a dumping ground that you now want to use again or are simply bored with your current colour schemes.
Whilst many people wait until the spring time to think about sprucing things up or decorating, for some the dark wet winter evenings are the ideal time to get some sorting out done. After all, once the warmer, dryer weather comes around wouldn’t you rather be enjoying your time outside? Gardening or going for a good walk and watching things around spring back into life seems more inviting than climbing a ladder and painting the ceiling!
If you are one of those people who wants to tackle those decorating projects in the winter evenings here are some tips to help ensure things run smoothly. Continue reading →