Category: House & Home

Time to give your bedroom a Spring makeover

Spring is almost here (it officially begins on the 20th March!) so what better time to give your home a makeover and put some colour into your life?

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You don’t have to spend a lot of time or blow the budget on a complete overhaul – just choosing a few new items will brighten up any room. We are bringing you some ideas to inject some colour into your bedroom, in partnership with Yorkshire Linen.

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8 steps to decluttering and organising your home

Any flat surface in our home seems to be a magnet for clutter. Those annoying piles of junk build up – sometimes they get moved from one surface to another, in a half-hearted attempt to tackle them, or sometimes they are just there so long we just accept them as part of the furniture. But having stuff all over the house not only looks messy, it makes it harder to clean and means we waste lots of time looking for things. When things have a home, it makes tidying up a lot less painful!
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So began the big sort out. An attempt to get rid of the excess and better organise everything else. We still have far more stuff than we need (of course we do, with two kids there are tons of toys and other child-related paraphernalia littering our house), but as with most things in life I’m going for an ‘every little helps’ mentality. (more…)

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8 Storage Solutions for Toys and Books

Toys and books just seem to take over our house. It doesn’t matter how often we go through them and relegate things that are no longer played with to the loft, charity shop or rubbish tip, the collection just continues to grow. Christmas, and Izzy’s birthday right afterwards, brought a whole new influx of exciting toys and games, all which needed homes. I also committed to giving the whole house a good sort out during January, getting rid of things we no longer need and reorganising everything else, so having some good storage systems in place for toys is a key part of this. Of course we still have toys strewn all over the house, some which are too big to ever really be tidied away, but at least most things have a home!

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National Storytelling Week: Creating a cosy reading corner

Yesterday marked the start of National Storytelling Week (31st January to 7th February). My 4 year old loves books, to the point where she can recite her favourites almost word for word.

When we decorated her bedroom, we were keen to have plenty of storage for all her books, that she could easily reach herself. We also wanted somewhere comfy for her to sit and look at the books herself (and read once she is at that stage).
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