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The homify guide to creating a stress-free home

There’s a lot to be said for stress, apart from the fact that most of us seem to have it these days! For one thing, the right type and amount of stress can actually be a good thing, like worrying about meeting a deadline at work can propel you to put…

The room-by-room guide on how to declutter your home

It’s no joke decluttering an entire home, whether it’s a ground-floor flat or a two-storey house. But how do you eat an elephant? Little by little! And, thus, there you have the easy answer on how to declutter your home: by separating the living room…

How to clean laminate floors

We’ve all been there… rightfully enjoying newly laid floors in the living room (or anywhere in the home) when the unexpected happens, like the dog tracking mud everywhere or a child spilling juice.

13 January, 2019

How to declutter your home before the new year

Most of us tend to accumulate stuff, but it’s usually around this time of year that we discover how much we actually collect – and if your house faces a state of clutter, then it’s time for action.

23 December, 2018

15 tips on ​how to save water in South Africa

One look at a world map or globe quickly reinforces the fact that about 70% of Earth is covered with water. But did you know that only about 1% of that water is easily accessible for drinking? This scary fact becomes even scarier once we take into ac…

13 October, 2018

Tips from the pros: ​The house maintenance checklist you need in Pretoria

Living in a house comes with responsibility – just like your car requires regular oil changes, so does your home need regular maintenance to avoid future headaches. The good news is that you can undertake the majority of these house maintenance tasks…

22 August, 2018

How to design the perfect indoor braai area

There is no quick fix to decide on the perfect indoor braai as it rather a subjective reflection of character, personality and overall choice. However, once determining whether there is space for this additional luxury, it is also best to determine w…

10 June, 2018

7 habits to make sure your home is always clean

Keeping a house looking and feeling fresh and clean is sometimes a challenge, especially in a busy household that doesn't always freely offer a lot of assistance. However, there are some simple techniques that you can employ to stay on top of the cho…

How to apply for a housing subsidy in South Africa

The housing problem in South Africa hit crisis levels, and although there are plans to aid the current situation through government intervention, there are still countless people living in abject poverty.