Home LED lighting
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LED Light Revolution: How to Save on Your Bills

If you are looking to save money on your household bills, there a number of choices you can make to do so. You can switch to more energy efficient appliances, turn off the lights when you are not in a room, use hot water sparingly and cut down on how …

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Growing veggies at home
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A guide to self-sufficiency: Growing your own food

Imagine stepping out into your own garden to pick fresh fruits and vegetables for an evening feast. This, the dream of many hopeful horticulturalists as healthy eaters alike is a trend that seemingly fell away for several decades, but is now coming back in a big way. This fulfilling hobby …

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Tips to light your home for cheap
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Simple Switches and Other Home Lighting Hacks

The lighting in your home can speak volumes about your space.  Whether you are looking to bring in a sense of warmth, or want to highlight certain features, using light strategically can take a room from okay to inspiring.  Here are some tips to make the most of your space …

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How apps can help with home inspections
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How Property Inspection Apps Help With Investing in a New Home

Purchasing a new home is quite an investment. There are several things to consider you’re your family size and location among other things. Moreover, getting a new house will cost you big money so don’t forget to consider your budget as well. Hence, it is important that you inspect properties …

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Removing rodents from your home
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6 Myths About Rodents and Your Home

How much of what we know about rodents is true? When scouring the internet and asking around, it can be nearly impossible to make a distinction between fact and fiction, so in the hope that we can shed some light on the situation, here’s just a few of the urban …

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Saving money on aplumber
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How to Save Money with a Reputable Mechanical Plumber

Many new homeowners assume that plumbers and gas fitters are two entirely different entities. After all, one deals with water and pipework and the other deals with a key energy supply. Nevertheless, we can’t be without either of them for long, so regular maintenance is essential. If you develop any …

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eco friendly home office
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Eco-Friendly Practices You Should Adopt in Your Home Office

Since the late 1990’s, more Australians are choosing to work from home. The advancement of the internet and web communications means employees can choose to work remotely from home or hot desk from their favourite café, restaurant or coworking space. However, many people that work from home start to adopt …

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Save on your energy bill this winter
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Saving on Your Energy Bill This Winter

With every season comes a different set of costs. Electricity is one of the biggest for summer and winter months with air conditioners or heaters working overtime. Each year Simple Living Australia provides tips on different creative ways to save on energy costs. This year we were invited by EnergyAustralia …

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Costs for a first home
Around the HomeInvesting

Your First Mortgage: How Much Can I Borrow?

You’ve decided that you’d like to buy a home. Congratulations! But before you start browsing property listings and gathering moving boxes, you need to ask a big question: “How much can I borrow?” Chances are, if you’re a first-time homebuyer then you will, in fact, need to borrow money for …

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Small welding jobs around the home
Around the Home

How to Be the Perfect Weekend Handyman

We could all benefit from skills that help save money on household repairs. There is something satisfying about solving a problem with your own DIY solution. Instead of calling in the pros, why not build up your handyman repertoire and work your way through some common household repair tasks? Read …

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