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Decorating, Remodelling, Gardening, Landscaping. Share your thoughts...

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Cost of living

18th Dec 2023

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What are you doing to cope with the increase in the cost of living? Have you stared purchasing no name rather than branded products to save money?

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Christmas Trees: Real or Fake?

28th Nov 2023

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Do you prefer a faux Christmas Tree or is Yuletide not complete without the scent of real pine in your house? Do you decorate it with lights or do you prefer a pre-lit tree?

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Should we kill garden bugs or not

12th Sep 2023

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I have so many garden bugs like snails, caterpillar and other that I don't know their names. They are destroying my backyard garden. I never killed them as some people says they are good for...

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Flowers

4th Sep 2023

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What flowers are people growing? And do you have any special tips for growing them?

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Ways to save money $

9th Aug 2023

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What are some ways you save money in your house holds ? Here are a few of mine- Getting petrol when it’s cheaper Buying cleaning products when they are on special Containers for change

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Dryers

12th Jul 2023

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I have just got my first dryer (intention to only use when raining and whilst landscaping is being done). How often do you use your dryer ? Surely it costs quite a bit to run if you solely use it...

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Grout

21st Apr 2023

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What are some easy ways ( not getting on the floor and scrubbing ) to get the grout clean in the house ?

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Clutter/Decluttering - where do you start?

7th Feb 2023

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I've been in my 2-bedroom flat for almost 20 years. I always swore that my 'spare' room was exactly that but over the years I got used to putting stuff that didn't fit anywhere else or I couldn't...

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building companies

2nd Dec 2022

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I would like to know if anyone has been having problems with their builder changing contracts when it suits them & they want more money for certain things that all of are not in the original...

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fruit fly

22nd Oct 2022

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how to manage it naturally with no chemicals

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Empty nesters

20th Oct 2022

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We have just become empty nesters for first time in 35 years. Our youngest son left home who is 23. It's so quiet and so many left overs and we don't have to wash as much. We miss him for sure but...

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Upcycle

30th Sep 2022

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How do you upcycle your empty contain, such as vitamin bottles, wine bottles and lovely empty cookies containers?

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Best hand held vacuum sticks

18th Jul 2022

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I’m usually a dyson fan , however , I’m wondering if it is worth the money. Does anyone have any alternatives to the dyson brand that they can recommend?

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Indoor compost

4th Jul 2022

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Thoughts on indoor composts ??? Currently have an outdoor compost and have discovered ‘Maze’ do an indoor compost.

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do you have a washing machine?

12th May 2022

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If you have a washing machine what brand is it?

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Natural garden

18th Mar 2022

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I love gardenning. It's my best hobby. During COVID-19 pandemic, we were completely under Lock down, so I stayed at home longer time. As a result, it inspired me to do more gardenning. It's the...

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Are indoor plants becoming trendy again? What are your favourites and why?

9th Dec 2021

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Are you buying more outdoor plants also, or is it just the indoor varieties on the rise? What's the appeal for you? What are your favourites?!

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Tree-change Post Pandemic

12th Nov 2021

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Now that the pandemic is over and Australia is starting to open up are you considering moving from the city to the country? Why would you want to change now, is it because you feel safer in a...

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Are you more of a homebody due to Covid?

21st Jul 2021

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Are you more of a homebody due to Covid? or are you itching to get out of the house? Maybe a bit of both?

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Do you believe the 'Australian Dream' of home ownership is still achievable?

21st Jul 2021

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A new report by the Australian Property Institute (API) says "professional property valuers believe property prices will continue to surge, locking more Australians out of the housing...

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Plantation Shutters

24th Jun 2021

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Could someone please give me an unbiased opinion on Plantation shutters. I am moving into an independent living retirement villa and thinking of putting plantation shutters on the windows and...

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Who is Gardening more since Covid?

5th Feb 2021

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Have you always gardened? If not what got you started. Has Covid changed your attitude about growing your own food? What are you growing and why?

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Home Insurance

14th Feb 2020

73 Comments

With all the recent natural disasters around Australia, will you review your current home insurance coverage? Are you concerned insurance premiums will increase? Are you aware of what you are...

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What makes your house a home?

18th Apr 2019

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

23rd Apr 2015

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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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Tips on Green Tomatoes

22nd May 2012

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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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How to rid rust marks on outside tiles

1st Apr 2012

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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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Paint or not to Paint

27th Nov 2011

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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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Which is your favourite flower?

29th Aug 2011

33 Comments

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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Mould Removal

21st Jul 2011

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

12th Jul 2011

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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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lemon tree

17th Aug 2010

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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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Solar Energy

18th Jun 2010

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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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Remove Stains/Marks

14th May 2010

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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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