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Jul 02, 2018

How Much Have Australian Homes Shrunk In The Last 20 Years?

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and according to our national anthem, we have boundless plains to share. So with all this extra space, why are Aussies... read more
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and according to our national anthem, we have boundless plains to share. So with all this extra space, why are Aussies choosing to build smaller homes? According to research commissioned by CommSec from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the average floor size of an Australian home (houses and apartments) has... read more
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Jun 07, 2018

Are Energy-Efficient Appliances Worth It?

The power bill: it's something we all dread. It always arrives on time, despite our irrational hope that maybe they'll forget to send it, or at least undercharge us by... read more
The power bill: it's something we all dread. It always arrives on time, despite our irrational hope that maybe they'll forget to send it, or at least undercharge us by mistake. As we skim over the usage figures and look for the big red number, our palms become sweaty. We brace ourselves. Knees get weak. Arms feel heavy. And then... read more
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May 02, 2018

Is A Sandwich Maker The Only Appliance You Really Need?

In our previous article, You Don’t Need These Things In Your Home, we suggested giving your sandwich maker the boot. Well, our dear readers had something to say about it.... read more
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Apr 30, 2018

Your Guide To Public Rubbish Tips

Whether you’re taking on an overgrown tree or finally clearing the clutter from your garage, there are some jobs that can only be completed with a trip to the tip.... read more
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Apr 25, 2018

What To Do With Your Outdoor Furniture In Winter

And so comes that time of year again. The leaves change shade, the days become shorter, and your creepy nudist neighbour Gavin at least puts some boxers on to take... read more
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Mar 24, 2018

How To Bring Hygge Into Your Home

The minimalism trend has hogged the spotlight for long enough. Now it’s time to turn our attention to minimalism’s cosy cousin, Hygge. Say it with me: hoo-ga. Hygge is a... read more
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Feb 11, 2018

The Ultimate Guide To “Adulting”

So you’ve flown the coop, set up a new nest, and now getting a taste of what real independence feels like. And hey, some days feel pretty damn good. Not... read more
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Jan 05, 2018

5 Furniture Upcycling Hacks

Feel like a little DIY fun this weekend? You don’t have to be a handyman or woman to transform your old furniture into stylish one-of-a-kind pieces. You don’t have to... read more
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Dec 21, 2017

Surprising Spots In Australia To Add To Your Bucket List

Sure, everyone has the XXXX brewery Uluru on their bucket list. We’ve all heard of the Barrier Reef and the Twelve Apostles. But there are plenty of other destinations to... read more
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Dec 13, 2017

How To Reduce Waste This Christmas

Ah, Christmas. It’s a time for spreading cheer, spending time with family, and, unfortunately, producing more waste than any other time of year. Cut back on the waste this festive... read more
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Nov 30, 2017

How To Deep Clean An Espresso Machine

We Aussies love a good drop of beer, wine, coffee; according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 46% of us are coffee drinkers. Canstar reports that we each spend an... read more
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Nov 26, 2017

How To Clean Your Garage

OK, we admit it: we’re all guilty of letting clutter accumulate in the garage. This is often the go-to resting place for excess things we’re not quite sure where to... read more