Category: Home life

It’s #GrinUpNorth – Talking Mortgages with The Cumberland

Starting a family is one of the stages in your life when home becomes more important than ever. You want a happy, stable home that will suit your family lifestyle, and you might be thinking about moving to find it. Moving home when you are expanding your family is about much more than just needing extra space – although that is a big factor. You might be considering moving closer to a good school, or you might just feel like your current home isn’t really designed for life with a young family.

We are moving house in a few days and the main reason is that we have simply outgrown our current home. With two young children, we would like more space and a bigger garden for them to play out in. We had a list of criteria of things we wanted from our perfect home, and all centred on finding somewhere that is more suitable for our family life.

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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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