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Simple Ways To Cash In Around The Home

When you love to live a frugal life, it’s safe to say that you’ll always be looking to find new ways to make money, save money, and just maximize your financial situation overall. Of source, you’re going to have your own tried and tested ways that work, but you could also look at trying new things to bump up your savings. With work, you’re probably looking to earn as much as possible. And when it comes to your expenditure, you’ve probably got budgeting down. But did you know that you could also look to your home to make some extra cash? To make sure that you’re exhausting all of the avenues open to you, let’s take a look at what you can do to cash in around the house. Read the rest of this entry »

Making Your Quirky Home Baby-Proof

Years ago, when you first set eyes on that fixer-upper in the nice street you’ve always admired, you probably didn’t think about the future too much. The house that you bought needed a lot of work and overtime – with a lot of savings – you have made your fixer-upper into the most beautifully modern home while still retaining a lot of the original features. The thing is, that old, eighteenth century home that you fell in love with at the start still has the original odd-sized doors. It still has the sweeping staircase that is wooden from top to bottom. It still has tall floor lamps to accommodate for the high ceilings and even taller windows. These original features that you spent time carefully looking after during renovations suddenly look like death traps the moment that you find out you are pregnant.

Having a baby is like lobbing a small, squishy pink hand grenade into your life. One minute you’re happy and comfortable with your newly renovated house and the next you are seeing danger at every hallway and disaster in every room. You don’t have to panic though. The whole baby-proofing thing is one of the biggest milestones for parents and the freak-out you are feeling about your house being a death trap is a common one! Generally, the advice is to get yourself down to the level of a baby and see from their point of view where the dangers are. The problem with that is there is every chance you’re going to get more than you bargained for, finding issues with the house you thought was perfect from structural issues to insulation issues. If you do find issues with the house during your hunt for dangers, you should look here for details on how you can fix it up again and make it right before you get down to the proper business of baby-proofing. The problem with the earlier advice we mentioned about getting down to the level of your toddler is that seeing things from the perspective of a small person can make you panic even further. Stairs look scary through the eyes of a toddler; they’re a mountain to be conquered, not a giant death trap that could cause hospital visits. Sockets in the house look like handy places to store toys and you see the corners of the cabinets as eye-pokers that can cause serious damage.

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Finding The Perfect Home for Your Family

When you’re starting a family there’s nothing more important than keeping a roof over their heads. Taking that first big step onto the property ladder is scary but extremely exciting. Having a space of your own to take care of your family allows you to run things on your own terms. Home is where the heart is they say but your heart lies within your home. It’s the place where you reunite with your loved ones and spend that all too important quality time with one another. So what should you look out for to provide that perfect home you’ve been dreaming of.

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