Australians are a pet loving lot, but we haven’t reconciled that with our love of property.
The Animal Health Alliance reports that there are an estimated 25 million pets in Australia (2 million more paws than people), with 5 million of Australia’s 7.6 million households playing home to a critter of some kind. At 63%, Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Continue reading Pet friendly properties a rare breed
A much overlooked topic when it comes to moving is kids and pets.
Mention that you’re relocating and everyone has lots of advice about the best way to pack, and tips on what to do and what to look out for.
However, kids and pets are very often the overlooked topic even though they are probably the ones most affected on the day.
Moving Day can be traumatic for kids and pets so it’s important to make sure your little ones (two legged or four) are safe and sound while the movers pack and load your belongings.
Keep these tips in mind as you prepare them for moving day. Continue reading Moving with Kids & Pets
A question that many potential first time buyers ask is “Should I buy a new build, or should I go for an older property?”
Everyone has their reasons for choosing new or older buildings when purchasing their first home.
If you are faced with this conundrum, why not read on for our top list of considerations before taking your first visit to the estate agents. Continue reading Buying a new build home vs Buying an existing home
The return of winter means you’ll be spending more time in your home, but chances are, you won’t be the only one seeking shelter.
As temperatures drop, some of our most despised house guests – rats and mice – are busy searching for a warmer spot to sleep, and many will find it in a wall cavity, snuggled up in ceiling insulation or curled up behind a fridge. This can be a matter of concern, but there are ways of coping with them other than putting down anti-coagulant poisons, which can harm pets that ingest the poison or the poisoned vermin. Continue reading Unwanted winter houseguests – rats and mice
Whether you’re 18, 21, 30, or 50 – there will probably come a time in your life when you decide to move out of home and go it alone in the big wide world. Regardless of when it happens, or why, you’ll probably feel the same excitement and nerves in equal measure.
For many, having enough storage space can be a real challenge. Almost everyone is guilty of at least one closet, cabinet or drawer crammed with stuff that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.
By adding more storage space and making a few minor improvements, you can solve a lot of problems, make your life less stressful, and actually increase the value of your home. If you search the internet, you’ll find some really creative and clever home storage solutions that anyone can take advantage of.
Here are a few ways to create more storage space and turn your presently cramped home or apartment into a spacious environment.
Continue reading Creative ways to make more storage space in your house
The most romantic day of the year is looming on the horizon, but sadly, not all of us have the bankroll to whisk our valentine off to a a five-star luxury resort in Tahiti. But before you book that sorrowful Sweetheart Package at a local motel, why not consider a classier, cheaper and trendier alternative? Continue reading Home Swap: Exchange More Than Affection on Valentine’s Day
It’s really hot out there this summer, and many homes and lives are at risk from fires.
Here’s some advice and resources to help you stay safe. Continue reading Bushfire prevention when the mercury climbs
While getting out of debt and saving money remains as one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, unfortunately it does not always work out the way people intended it to. However, with a bit of clever planning and preparation, you can easily keep your finances at a healthy state this coming year. Continue reading Debt vs Savings – Get the Best of Both Worlds in 2013
Murphy’s Law for Travellers: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you’re on vacation.
Combine this the fact that the rate of break-ins soar at Christmas time, and you really do need to take all possible precautions to make sure that Santa is the only one sneaking under the Christmas tree this year. Coming home and discovering, not only your possessions gone, but all the presents under the tree as well, can be downright devastating.
But it’s not just limited to break-ins. Basic preventative measures (which take only minutes to complete) can work wonders to help you avoid power surges, broken pipes, home invasions and more. Continue reading 9 simple ways to keep your home safe on vacation