Many people make New Year’s resolutions about themselves, but what about making a New Year’s resolution for your home? Some of the changes you make in your home can actually help you with your personal New Year’s resolutions too. By the same token your New Year’s resolutions can help get your home into shape by setting goals for new additions, modifications, design changes, or just setting a schedule to keep up with the cleaning and chores. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions to consider for your home: Continue reading

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Last week we gave you a cleaning checklist to do before you move into your new home. This week, we have a list of 5 things to do before you move into your new home. With all the things to keep you busy, it is a good idea to keep lists for everything so that nothing gets left out. Continue reading

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Gold Coast is a city in Queensland that is right on the coast (as the name indicates). It is a popular tourist destination, but it is also a great and exciting place to live. In the centre of the Gold Coast’s beachside skyline is Surfer’s Paradise. It features a wide stretch of beach and the tallest residential skyscraper in the world known as Q1. It is the 2nd most populated city in Queensland and the 6th most populous city in Australia. Gold Coast is just 94 km south of Brisbane. Since Gold Coast is so close to the capital city, it is often considered a combined urban centre and together has a population of over 3 million. The other unique thing about Gold Coast is that the Tweeds Head portion of the city crosses over into New South Wales. Continue reading

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Whether you are preparing your current home for sale or designing your new home, there are some simple DIY home design hacks that you can put into place to impress new buyers or your new house guests without spending a lot of money. When you are planning to move, we know that money is tight before, during, and after the process. These DIY design ideas are all thrifty money savers in addition to being great ideas to make your home unique, presentable, and more organized. You can choose the design that best suit your taste and your design needs; or maybe these designs will give you a different idea to implement in your own home. Photo credits from Diplo. Continue reading

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There are many tips and tricks for traveling or moving that can help you enjoy the experience more and be more relaxed and organised while doing it. Do you hate jet lag when traveling? Did you know that exercising the day before you travel can help you beat jet lag? Try it on your next trip! In part one of tips and tricks for packing and traveling we covered packing and travel hacks for your jewellery and toiletries. For this post today, we are focusing on travel hacks for the car and for your suitcases. Images credit: Diplo. Continue reading

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Whether you are moving to a new home or just traveling, these packing and travel hacks will help get you through it with ease. These ideas can show you that with a little ingenuity (or web searches) and planning ahead, your move or trip can go smoother, especially when you have less luggage or bags to carry around. In part one of this two part blog series on travel hacks, we will talk about traveling and packing tips for your jewellery, hair accessories, and toiletries. Stay tuned for part two, where we will cover travel hacks for packing your suitcase and packing tips for road trips and traveling in the car. Images credit: Diplo. Continue reading

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Since moving can often be stressful and emotional, there are many different tips about moving from all over the world. We previously wrote about using Feng Shui to help you move. Feng Shui is an ancient practice of placing items around you to improve the flow of “chi” or your life force. This has been practiced for 1,000’s of years and has been proven to help people and families find balance in their lives and highlight goals. Many of the world’s top companies use Feng Shui to set up their corporate offices and retail locations. If you subscribe to this ancient way of design and organisation, you can follow these 12 tips to help; these are a traditional Chinese way of moving into a new home: Continue reading

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When you are moving into a new home, think of the walls as a blank canvas just waiting for colours or wall paper designs. Plan ahead for a colour theme and style for each room and you will be able to coordinate all of the elements of each room to fit into your colour scheme. Colour can be one of the most important aspects of each room because colour affects mood and even behaviours. It can play a part on how you feel in each room, how guests feel, and even can determine your We turned to the home design experts and compiled a list of tips on how to choose the right colour for each room of your new home. Continue reading

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Melbourne is the most populous city in Victoria and is the 2nd most populated city in all of Australia. Melbourne is a popular city to be moving to. It is a metropolitan hub and the Melbourne City Centre is one of the top financial centres in the Asia-Pacific region and is the top financial centre in Australia. It has consistently been ranked the world’s most liveable city and is rated highly in many areas including education, entertainment, healthcare, research and development, sports, and tourism. It also boasts a very strong infrastructure and public transport system. Chances are a new job in one of those industries is what could be bringing you to Melbourne. Continue reading

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