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What makes your home a home?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 149 replies

A recent study released by IKEA revealed that homes don't always feel like home, and some people reported feeling more at home in their cars. Does your home feel like home? What makes it like that?...

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Home

  • By benben
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For me, my home feels like the home because of family members staying together.

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matress toppers

  • By jillidee
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  • 12 replies

I am interested in buying a matress topper for my bed, but don't know much about them....can anyone help me with some info?

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Assembly woes!

  • By Nefertari
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Recently I took advantage of an online offer that had a fairly light and inexpensive vacuum cleaner for sale but when it came I found that I had to assemble it myself. Sure it came with an...

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gardens and plants

  • By gatesy45
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do you put a lot of work into your garden in order to keep it nice i do i love my garden and potter around out there each day i love planting new flowers and plant is it a watse of water to keep...

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Mould smells on carpet

  • By mandy34
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Could anyone please let me know how to get rid of mould smells in carpet.....

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How good is your insurance company when it comes to making a claim?

  • By looklively
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  • 46 replies

I assume most of us have had to make that dreaded call to the insurance company at some point to let them know we have either had a crash, been burgled, or there has been damage to our property due...

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ants in my garden

  • By dens
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i have big trouble with ants in my garden and they love eating my strawberrys tried alot of things but still can't get rid of ants.

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Easy Way To Get Rid Of Pesti Weeds

  • By 3lions
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Hiya fellow cafestudy members, Just a tip I'd thought I'd pass on. Tis the season for Weeds! especially if they are growing in between concrete gaps just put pour some good old table salt on...

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Dept. of Housing in Suburbia

  • By Jen
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I didn't quite know where to post this topic. I really wanted to know why it is that so many people who live in Government housing have a problem keeping their lawns mowed? This is not applicable...

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The Block

  • By aedna
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  • 6 replies

I this program needs a lot of upgrading. There is no need for contestants to be over pressured just for the sake of ratings. I would have thought the main emphasis would be on good standards and...

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The beauty of Garden ...Any good tips?!

  • By beachhut
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  • 12 replies

Hi, Do you love your own garden? small or big? How do you maintain now? getting cold? - What's the best plant for protect privacy ?

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possums

  • By Di
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I am looking for ecofriendly ways to discourage possums from sharing the produce of my small vege patch. I also still want to be able to eat leafy greens myself so toxic suggestions will not help.

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Gift giving

  • By Miss Prim
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I would like to know what to give a friend as a Christmas gift who owns a gift shop. It is very difficult to think of something when she sells lots of Christmas gifts. Any ideas would be welcome...

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How to rid rust marks on outside tiles

  • By Miss Prim
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I would like to know how to rid rust on outside tiles in our enterteinment area. I am not sure how to go about it. Any suggestins would be most helpful.

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Kitchen Renovation

  • By Roz
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It took 15 years, but finally I saved the money. Couldn't get builder interested as it was a reno not a totally new building. Finally after 6 months of living with a tarp as a wall in my kitchen...

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flat gardens

  • By Volcano
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I have a tiny garden out the back of my flat - little more than an access walkway really. I'd love to put this to use growing veggies. Any suggestions on what's the best type of veggies to grow...

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redecorate a bedroom on a limited income

  • By cooki
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how to or where is the best place to get ideas on how to redcorate a bedroom on a limited income

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The best plants for your garden

  • By mermaid
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I'm in the process of developing a new garden, with annual water restrictions am thinking I should be choosing plants that require minimal water but lack the knowledge in this area. Any advice is...

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YUCCA PLANT

  • By volcanogirl
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I have a very big yuuca plant in my backyard. Is slowly turning yellow. Have fed it and watered it but nothing is changing. Can anyone tell me what im doing wrong. I dont want it to die. It is...

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Which is your favourite flower.

  • By flyingace
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My favourite flower's are , Rose's, Tulip's and Singapore Orchid's they are the best looking flowers to have in your garden.

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green tomato chutney keeping times

  • By Volcano
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I made green tomato chutney last may to use up all of my green tomatos. I opened one up a week ago and all the liquid has evaporated? I was wondering it it is still safe to eat or weather this...

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growing grass

  • By robsmow
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I have put grass seed down on the whole of my front yard. The new grass have come threw but there are Patches where the grass is not growing. How can l fix this problem

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applying for accomodation

  • By speki
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applying for and getting a property to rent is hard

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Propagationn

  • By grajac
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My hobby is propagation of any plants. I am reasonably successful in most areas but have found that fruit trees (including citrus) and roses have me beaten because I cannot find which base plant...

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how to get mandarin tree to get fruit

  • By neleker
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i have a small mandarin tree but it hasn't had fruit yet only flowers. has anyone any suggestion what to do?

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Is it Moss?

  • By 3lions
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Hi Everyone, I have a certain spot on my cement in the back yard, as its uneven the water gathers there, then after you get this, slimy and VERY slippery. I'm guessing it's moss? I have used the...

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Telephone salespeople

  • By Nina
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I have had numerous phone calls from a company who install and maintain heat recovery systems. I bought a house which had one of these already installed. The last chap told me that if I didn't...

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Remove Stains/Marks

  • By 3lions
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Hi There, I have a rust mark that is on my bathroom basin, I have tried Domestos to try and remove it, but no luck. I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions? Thanks for taking the...

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NEW HOME DESIGNS

  • By TILL
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WE live in a new (3 yr) home, which we downsized to, - a 3 bed 2 bath sep lounge, dining/kitchen. It is lovely, - "but " we now find the ensuite is too small, we are now in our seventies and...

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flowers

  • By ahbababoo1
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im looking for a red flower that willl last in the cold winter months any ideas

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Kiwi Fruit

  • By lovie
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I have planted 2 kiwi fruit trees a male and female as told and its been 2 years now and I still have not seen a kiwi. Anyone now what I am doing wrong?

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Eliminate smelly lawn

  • By mika08
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I guess most dog owners would come across this problem once in a while ... every now and again my lawn becomes offensive from my dog's wee. I find that this problem mainly occurs when she urinates...

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Peach Tree

  • By chookybo
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I have a peach tree which is tri-planted - that is planted with two other trees in a triangle 30 cm apart. The trees are 5 years old. Two of the trees are prolific producers but the third one has...

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selling a house

  • By Lynstar007
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Just sold my house after 14 months. The suprising part for me when I signed the contract you dont get any deposit The deposit is held with the agent or solicitor and is not released to you. ...

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Solar Energy

  • By victory
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I am trying to do the research on Solar Energy and I have been totally confused. I believe electricity is going to increase on 1st July and we are being told to go solar panels and be paid for the...

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wombat deterrant

  • By June
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Can anyone suggest a way to stop wombats using steps and paths around our house for their toilet. It is most unpleasant to have to clean up big piles of wombat poo so I can take my washing to the...

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gardening

  • By paradisi
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I grow a lot of my own food - not everything but enough to be able to pick a meal whenever I want to and to feed myself for a while if I have to. We have about 280 square metres of garden and...

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lemon tree

  • By baggage
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I have a lemon tree, won't grow lemons. Anyone have any ideas to get my plant healthier. I have tried a lot of things. baggage

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"something" eating new shoots on my small lime tree.

  • By Shambles
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Something is eating the new shoots on my lime tree that I planted a couple of months ago. I have tried spraying with insect spray but it is not working. Worried it will die. HELP!

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rent rises

  • By bob
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i moved into a unit two years ago,it is one of 20 units built on a block of land,it was classed as for low income pensioners with a disability.i was invalided from the army after 18years,i am now...

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longest time between projects.

  • By Volcano
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18 years ago when I was really young, I started knitting a jumper. It got too hard for me so I put it in a cupboard. This year, thoroughly sick of seeing it there, I pulled it out and finished...

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black crows eating my fruit

  • By timtam
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i live in coober pedy south australia i have fruit trees soon as the fruit apear the crows eat it before i can get to them. i have tried netting the crows destroy it, tried hanging dvd and other...

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Green Tomatoes

  • By georgel
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Anyone with ideas on what to do with green tomatoes. Plants recently came up in garden and producing dozens of green tomatoes. Was hoping they would ripen up before the cold wheather sets in but...

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spiders

  • By kitekat
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Has anybody got any ideas how to eradicate spiders around the eaves of a house . We have a mass infestation of cob webs and spiders. I know there gods little creatures, but they are taking over.

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Do You heat your water with gas ???

  • By RWOLR8?
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My consumption rate of gas cylinders has increased 3 times since the beginning of the year !! Do you also experience a weird increase in your consumption ? Has the quality of the gas now delivered...

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Mould Removal

  • By lisa170
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Does anyone have any tips for permanent mould removal without using straight bleach? Our roof is leaking like a sieve and its keeping the ceilings very damp and given that we're renting there is...

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Paint or not to Paint

  • By sammoy
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We are going to put our house on the market to sell should we go all out and paint inside and out to get a better price or are we wasting money ? Do we modernise the kitchen and bathrrom ? And...

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To sell or not to sell

  • By Lynstar007
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For over 10 months now I have been trying to sell my house with real estate agents and without real estate agents It is the most stressful situation I have ever been in Twice it was nearly sold...

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So many Whites which one to choose?

  • By jonno78
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We are completely renovating an old farmhouse and have decided to stay neutral throughout as we have a lot of colour with accessories. HOWEVER on choosing a shade of white we were totally blown...

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What's the one thing in your house you wish you could change?

  • By verity
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We've just gone through a year of renovations to drag our house into the 21rst century! At the end of it all I'm sure there will be something else that needs attention! If you could do anything to...

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garden

  • By kuun toom
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i am trying to change the look of my back garden, at the moment i am buying all the succulents plants, i hope when i finish, my garden will look great, easy to look after, then i will do my front...

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what do you expect homes will be like in the year 2020

  • By CJW
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how will we be living in the year 2020 what will the building requirements be & how will this affect our construction industry

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Lawn Seed

  • By Big Mal
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I'm looking for recommendations on a lawn seed variety. tolerant of full sun and some shady areas, while being low maintenance and non invasive.