A new move might not seem like a fresh start to begin with, but it sure is one when you’re finally settled down and happy in your new home. The actual process of moving is pretty rough, especially if it is your first time and you’re moving with a partner. Partners just seem to make everything worse all the time. But, if you’re looking for a fresh start then hassle is the last thing that you’re going to need. So, we’ve got a few tips for you that should make the whole process easier, and will allow you to have that happy fresh start that you need.
Just a vent really. Since looking to buy a house, which seems to have been forever, we have had many dealings with estate agents. Some are just processes that really frustrate me and some are personality traits. These people, some of these people, are just autobots I am sure of it. This is my little rant, I had to get it off my chest. The annoying things that estate agents do:
If you are a savvy shopper, aside from considering the cost of an appliance solely, you’ll also keep in mind the additional costs of keeping your appliances in the best condition, such as maintenance time. Therefore, you’ll understand, the better maintenance you apply to your appliances the longer they’ll last and the more you’ll get out of your purchase.
We are in the process of looking for our first family home, to buy and it is really hard work. They are either too small, wrong layout, bedrooms all on different floors or the garden is tiny. I feel like we are being incredibly fussy, but I want to get this right. We do not have the cash to move after we have got our mortgage. Who does? It’s made me think about things for when we do move, that will make it less stressful like: removals, storage, decorating, cleaning and getting family to help us out. We have moved house 4 times in the past 10 years, so you would think I am a pro at this moving malarkey.
We are, still, looking for our first family home. That place to call our own. It seems a constant struggle: deposits, stamp duty and solicitors fees. It seems to be a never ending list of things to pay out for. All whilst trying to raise a family and be comfortable. The Autumn budget sees that stamp duty is being dropped for properties under £300,000. What does this mean though?
Many home owners accidentally waste money on their homes year after year. However, there are many ways you can be savvy and cut back on your expenditure, which will boost your bank balance. Read the six money saving tips for your home.
If you are currently living on quite a tight budget, finding the money to keep your home up to date can be tricky. Most people can just about afford the smaller items like soft furnishings and ornaments and are able to re-paint every couple of years. Fortunately, you can do a lot by changing these items regularly. However, at some point, you will need to re-furnish, which is when it gets difficult because furniture costs a lot of money. Luckily, there are ways to keep that cost down. Here are my favourites.
Now is the time of year when we face up to the reality that the time that we’ve spent out and about over summer has meant that we’ve neglected our household chores, and why not? Summer is the time to enjoy the milder weather, the longer days and the sunshine; however, Autumn is the time that we can prepare our homes for the Winter ahead. Here are 4 ways to freshen up our homes in preparation for the colder months ahead.
Many homeowners often want to tackle all household problems themselves, which is usually due to pride or to save money. However, there are some tasks that can pose a risk to both your health and home, which is why you must hire a professional. Read about the five household problems you should never fix yourself.
A dull, dark space can often impact your mood, even on the brightest days. Fortunately, there are many clever tricks you can use to create a lighter, brighter space. Find out how to add some much-needed light into a dark room.