Cleaning Up Your Home After a Disaster

Cleaning Up Your Home After a Disaster

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When disaster strikes, we tend to go in a state of panic and unfortunately this state renders us unable to take the immediate action required to prevent further damage and undertake the repair work necessary to get things back on track.

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7 Steps To Jump Into Spring

7 Steps To Jump Into Spring

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Christmas is over, the new year has begun and Valentines Day and Easter have taken over the shelves already, but with climate change and global warming, winter might not yet be over for a while. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for Spring. It’s possible that Winter could have been harsh on your house and garden so before spring you’ll have some cleaning up to do. On a good, clear day, take a walk around your house and inspect the garden and the exterior of your home. How is the roof looking? Are the gutters full? Has anything broken? Are there leaves all over your lawn? Take a look at these top tips to get your home ready for Spring.

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Preparing the Perfect Garden for 2019

Preparing the Perfect Garden for 2019

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We may well be in the midst of the winter months and you may well wince at the thought of heading outdoors, but Spring will be here in the blink of an eye and you’ll quickly turn your mind to spending more and more time out back in your outdoor space. Now, you can wait until the weather improves before you get green fingered and start work on your garden. But generally speaking, there’s no time like the present and using the upcoming months to plan, primp, and prep your garden will spread the hard work out and leave you with a beautiful blooming space as soon as the weather improves and temperature begins to rise. Here are a few steps that you can take to get the ball rolling in the right direction!

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Cluttered Home? Not For Much Longer

Cluttered Home? Not For Much Longer

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Once you start to grow your family, you will notice that the house can get extremely cluttered indeed. You will not only have you and your partner’s belongings to deal with, but you will also need to find storage for your children’s possessions as well. In fact, you might start to wonder how young children can have so many clothes and toys! Many families can quickly find that clutter is a big issue in their home.

Do you think it’s time you got to work on your home and sorted out all the mess and clutter once and for all? Here are a few tips that can help you get the job done.

 

Use Hidden Storage In Furniture Units

Lots of parents find that hidden storage units in furniture can be a huge help indeed. These are items of furniture, such as beds or sofas, that have large drawers or cupboards built into the base. So, you will be able to store a lot of clutter in the base of the furniture piece. This should save you needing to buy extra cupboards and chests of drawers that could end up taking up a lot of floor space in your rooms.

Look For Storage Elsewhere

Don’t worry if you find that hidden storage doesn’t seem to solve your clutter problem. There is one further storage solution that you might want to try – personal self storage in a specialist storage unit. You will just need to find a local company that offers this and then rent out however large a storage unit you need for all your items. This is a great way to store items that you rarely use but will need at some point in the future.

Sell Or Donate Old Items

If you have a lot of old items that you no longer use so much, you might want to try to sell them or donate them to a local charity shop. Generally speaking, anything that is still in good condition and is in working order can be sold. You might not be able to get what you paid back for it, but it’s still a good way to make a bit of extra pocket money. If you aren’t too bothered about making any money from your old things, you could simply take them to your local charity shop and give to a good cause.

 

 

 

Treating Wildlife on Your Land With Due Respect

Treating Wildlife on Your Land With Due Respect

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If you own a lot of land, chances are that you’re going to come into contact with a lot more wildlife than your average homeowner. After all, there’s more space for these animals to traverse that falls under the title of “your property”. Remember that a lot of the time, animals will avoid contact with humans unless absolutely necessary and chances are that you have built on the home of whatever animals are now stepping onto “your land”.  It is extremely important that you treat these animals with due respect and do your best to live alongside them peacefully. Here are just a few different way that you can treat and live with them in a positive manner.

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Benefits Of Using Firewood To Heat Your Home

Benefits Of Using Firewood To Heat Your Home

There is a trend in the US, and this is the increasing use of firewood. More and more people are opting to burn wood in order to heat their homes, as opposed to the other methods that are at their disposal, such as using their expensive central heating systems. Because of this, the firewood supply is literally burning up! You should definitely consider buying wood in bulk amounts in order to ensure you are kept warm for the cold and icy months that are head. Taking this all into account, read on to discover all of the reasons why firewood is in such high demand…

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6 Steps To Take Before You Sell Your Home

6 Steps To Take Before You Sell Your Home

Selling a house is almost as big of a deal as buying one. In a perfect world, selling a house would be easy, but until then, you have to plan carefully and get an understanding of the process as a whole. There’s a lot of paperwork, and there are six defined steps that you have to take to make your whole home selling process to go a little smoother. We’ve put these together to show you how easy the process can be.

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Brighten Up The Bedroom With 5 Brilliant Buys

Brighten Up The Bedroom With 5 Brilliant Buys

The bedroom is the one place in the home that you should be able to kick back, relax and enjoy some serene time for yourself without the noise and interference of everyday life. It’s a place of calm; the place you settle down in each evening and relax.

You have to make the most of such a space, as there aren’t many places where you can fall asleep in total comfort and luxury. Your bedroom should be full of warm and comforting things that make you feel secure. This means that you should shop as smartly as possible to fulfil your needs, your tastes, and making your bedroom look fantastic. With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the five brilliant guys to make your bedroom stand out

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Getting Your Home Through Winter

Getting Your Home Through Winter

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It always seems necessary to make sure that your mom is really in the best possible condition before winter comes in its fullest, so that you can be sure it is going to make it out the other side easily enough. Of course, this is much easier said than done, but as long as you are fully aware of the kinds of things you need to take care of, you should find that you can pretty easily get your home through winter without trying too hard. In this post, we are going to take a look at just a few of the essential things that you might want to look into if you are keen to make absolutely sure that your home is going to be as ready for winter as possible. As long as you have taken care of these things, you should find it much easier to keep your home going strong throughout the colder months.

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Life on Essexshire: Meet Brittany

So I met Brittany @brittanyhenryblog a few months ago and we were instabuddies. This girl is my spirit sister. She amazes me at every turn and I could not wait to share her with my tribe. We have so much in the works behind the scene that we are truly busting at the seems to share with you. So I figured I should introduce you to her before we kick off 2019 with a bang!

Brittany is Christian, wife, home decor enthusiast, LipSense lover, rescue animal advocate, Physical Therapist, and blogger! She started her blog to create her own little corner of the internet to share with her readers. On her blog you will find home decor steals and deals, DIY ideas, and inspiration to help you make your house a home! Her love for decor lies with farmhouse and industrial style but you will definitely see many pieces that fit a multitude of styles there. Check out Brittany’s blog Life on Essexshire!

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