Don’t Be A DIY Failure

DIY can be so fun, and it’s a great way of getting the whole family together to do something fun. But like most of us, you’re going to have had some DIY fails in your time. Sometimes, you just get too big for your boots and attempt a task way out of your hand. Leaving you red faced, and out of pocket. Everyone loves a little DIY, but knowing you limits is there difference between a job well done, and a job rather not well done. Here’s a list of what you should and shouldn’t attempt.

DIY- Painting/Wallpapering

This is a simple enough task for most people, some not so easy. But know how to do it right and you’re onto a winner. Cover the skirting board, or floor if yours goes straight down, with a thick line of tap. Make sure you’re right up to the edges. Then lay down a large pieces of material on the floor to prevent any paint drips or splatters going on the floor. You’d be surprised at how many people forget to do this, then are stuck with paint splatters all over the place. Be sure to thoroughly sand down the wall and apply multiple layers of even coats. Always finish with a top coat of gloss paint to leave a fabulous finish.

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Control Yourself… Stop Hoarding!

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It’s all too easy to keep things from when we were children, or store those old school books thinking our kids will use them one day… but storing items like this in our home can take up a lot of space and is a habit which is difficult to quit. Deciding whether you are hoarding is a hard task, but even if you don’t already hoard, here are some tips to help you prevent it. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Prepared To Be A Freelancer?

For a lot of people, the idea of being a freelancer sounds like some kind of a dream come true. After all, you’re not tied down to a single job, you get to pick your own hours, and you can work from just about anywhere, whether you’re a blogger, a designer, or anything else! However, as great as all those things are, it can also be a serious challenge. If you really want to be a freelancer, here are four things that you definitely need to get started.

A decent computer

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