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Toilet paper debarcle

  • By wendel
  • Created: 11th Mar 2020
  • 27 replies

Can anyway put it into words what's going on with this stock piling of Toilet Paper? Everyone I know and have spoken to can't understand it either. The Corona virus doesn't give you the 'runs' as...

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Home insurance

  • By Cafestudy Admin
  • Created: 14th Feb 2020
  • 73 replies

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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Home

  • By benben
  • Created: 26th Apr 2019
  • 7 replies

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

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What makes your home a home?

  • By Cafestudy Manager
  • Created: 18th Apr 2019
  • 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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Assembly woes!

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 24th Dec 2017
  • 9 replies

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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Lawn seed

  • By Big Mal
  • Created: 25th Aug 2017
  • 0 replies

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.

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The block

  • By aedna
  • Created: 24th Apr 2015
  • 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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How good is your insurance company when it comes to making a claim?

  • By looklively
  • Created: 23rd Apr 2015
  • 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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The beauty of garden ...any good tips?!

  • By beachhut
  • Created: 14th Apr 2015
  • 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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Easy way to get rid of pesti weeds

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 9th May 2014
  • 13 replies

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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Gift giving

  • By Miss Prim
  • Created: 7th Sep 2013
  • 8 replies

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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Mould smells on carpet

  • By mandy34
  • Created: 24th Jul 2013
  • 5 replies

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

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Applying for accomodation

  • By speki
  • Created: 17th Apr 2013
  • 3 replies

applying for and getting a property to rent is hard

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rent rises

  • By bob
  • Created: 11th Feb 2013
  • 1 replies

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

  • By Shambles
  • Created: 23rd Jan 2013
  • 1 replies

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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Black crows eating my fruit

  • By timtam
  • Created: 14th Nov 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Flat gardens

  • By Volcano
  • Created: 5th Oct 2012
  • 7 replies

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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Do you heat your water with gas ???

  • By RWOLR8?
  • Created: 5th Aug 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Telephone salespeople

  • By Nina
  • Created: 22nd Jun 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Longest time between projects.

  • By Volcano
  • Created: 7th Jun 2012
  • 2 replies

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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Green tomato chutney keeping times

  • By Volcano
  • Created: 7th Jun 2012
  • 5 replies

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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Green tomatoes

  • By georgel
  • Created: 22nd May 2012
  • 16 replies

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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New home designs

  • By TILL
  • Created: 21st Apr 2012
  • 5 replies

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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How to rid rust marks on outside tiles

  • By Miss Prim
  • Created: 1st Apr 2012
  • 19 replies

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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Flowers

  • By ahbababoo1
  • Created: 19th Feb 2012
  • 4 replies

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

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How to get mandarin tree to get fruit

  • By neleker
  • Created: 22nd Dec 2011
  • 12 replies

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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Ants in my garden

  • By dens
  • Created: 13th Dec 2011
  • 19 replies

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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Paint or not to paint

  • By sammoy
  • Created: 27th Nov 2011
  • 15 replies

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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Selling a house

  • By Lynstar007
  • Created: 11th Nov 2011
  • 2 replies

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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Peach tree

  • By chookybo
  • Created: 1st Nov 2011
  • 9 replies

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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Propagationn

  • By grajac
  • Created: 2nd Oct 2011
  • 7 replies

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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Spiders

  • By kitekat
  • Created: 23rd Sep 2011
  • 19 replies

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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Eliminate smelly lawn

  • By mika08
  • Created: 20th Sep 2011
  • 6 replies

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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Gardens and plants

  • By gatesy45
  • Created: 11th Sep 2011
  • 28 replies

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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Garden

  • By kuun toom
  • Created: 1st Sep 2011
  • 4 replies

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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Which is your favourite flower.

  • By flyingace
  • Created: 29th Aug 2011
  • 31 replies

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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So many whites which one to choose?

  • By jonno78
  • Created: 17th Aug 2011
  • 3 replies

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 do you expect homes will be like in the year 2020

  • By CJW
  • Created: 3rd Aug 2011
  • 5 replies

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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Mould removal

  • By lisa170
  • Created: 21st Jul 2011
  • 14 replies

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?

  • By verity
  • Created: 12th Jul 2011
  • 26 replies

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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Kitchen renovation

  • By Roz
  • Created: 19th Jun 2011
  • 5 replies

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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Wombat deterrant

  • By June
  • Created: 15th Jun 2011
  • 13 replies

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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Redecorate a bedroom on a limited income

  • By cooki
  • Created: 6th Jun 2011
  • 13 replies

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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To sell or not to sell

  • By Lynstar007
  • Created: 22nd May 2011
  • 9 replies

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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Possums

  • By Di
  • Created: 15th May 2011
  • 26 replies

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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Is it moss?

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 19th Feb 2011
  • 13 replies

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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Matress toppers

  • By jillidee
  • Created: 10th Jan 2011
  • 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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Yucca plant

  • By volcanogirl
  • Created: 19th Nov 2010
  • 11 replies

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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Kiwi fruit

  • By lovie
  • Created: 10th Oct 2010
  • 19 replies

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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Lemon tree

  • By baggage
  • Created: 17th Aug 2010
  • 58 replies

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

  • By victory
  • Created: 18th Jun 2010
  • 14 replies

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

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 14th May 2010
  • 28 replies

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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The best plants for your garden

  • By mermaid
  • Created: 13th Apr 2010
  • 44 replies

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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Dept. of housing in suburbia

  • By Jen
  • Created: 4th Mar 2009
  • 41 replies

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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Gardening

  • By paradisi
  • Created: 18th Oct 2008
  • 84 replies

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...