Moving Out of Home: Practical and Legal Resources for Young Australians in First Homes.

Moving Out of Home: Practical and Legal Resources for Young Australians in First Homes.

Articles, Moving Out of Home
Setting up a new home for the first time can be confusing and expensive. Here are some books and websites that can offer advice to young Australian people moving out. Moving out of home for the first time is a lot more involved than just throwing a few belongings into the back of a borrowed truck. There are several Australian books and websites specifically aimed at young people, helping to ensure a smooth transition from living at home with their parents. Finding Share Accommodation Online If living alone or with friends is not an option, young people can turn to the internet to find potential flatmates. Flatmates.com.au is Australia's biggest site for finding flatmates, room mates and shared accommodation. Free to use, it provides information for most major Australian cities.…
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Most Dangerous Mistakes Homeowners Make: Tips for a Safe, Secure Home

Most Dangerous Mistakes Homeowners Make: Tips for a Safe, Secure Home

Articles, Secure Home
More than large gestures, neglect and small actions every day put homes at greater risk than anyone thinks, says Marvcus Williams, an insurance consultant and former claims investigator and adjustor based in St. Louis, MO. “The things people do and they way they live put them more at risk than they think,” says Williams. “Just being aware of the dangers that could arise can prevent many claims.” No new home inspections. “You’d be surprised how many people don’t get an inspector to come when they’re buying a new home,” Williams says. While the first inclination may be that new homes don’t require the thorough once-over accepted on older homes, think again. Inspectors can uncover otherwise unapparent items such as furnaces that aren’t vented properly or slow-leaking plumbing. [caption id="attachment_598" align="aligncenter"…
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How to Make a Bed Using a Quilt and a Bedskirt: Try this Easy Method for Beds with Comforters and Dust Ruffles

How to Make a Bed Using a Quilt and a Bedskirt: Try this Easy Method for Beds with Comforters and Dust Ruffles

Articles, Bed
Making a bed with a bedspread is easy. Just pull the spread over the linens and pillows and it’s done. All the sheets and blankets are hidden underneath. Making a bed that has a quilt or comforter over a bed skirt, however, can be maddening. All the tucking in of bedding on the sides can mean broken or split fingernails or rings hooking on the linens. If the quilt or comforter isn’t quite wide enough to adequately cover the sides, as is often the case of a bed in a bag, or if the mattress is extra thick and the quilt or comforter isn’t, the task becomes an ordeal of pulling the bedding on one side, then the other and tucking everything in between the mattress and box springs. [caption…
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How to Keep a Bedroom Clean: Tips for Speed Cleaning

How to Keep a Bedroom Clean: Tips for Speed Cleaning

Articles, Cleaning
Once your room is cleaned, it is easy to maintain it in ten minutes or less, Taking the time to do small things each day can help you to benefit from your five to ten minutes of daily cleaning. Having an uncluttered room to escape to at the end of each busy day is very important. Having a retreat after facing the world is an excellent way to prepare for the next day. Imagine returning home from work. You are ready to shower, eat dinner and go to bed. You may want to relax and simply lounge a bit before turning in for the evening. This task may be impossible for you, if your room is full of clutter. Spend time each day to clean this area. Spend ten minutes…
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Guide to Effectively Using a Fire Extinguisher: When to Use It, Where to Store It, and How to Discharge Its Contents

Guide to Effectively Using a Fire Extinguisher: When to Use It, Where to Store It, and How to Discharge Its Contents

Articles, Fire Extinguisher
When it comes to making a decision about whether or not to fight a fire, it is important to evaluate the situation quickly and keep in mind that every fire must be treated with extreme caution. Although no two fires are exactly alike in the circumstances that cause them or the location in which they appear, some generalizations can still be made about their nature. Depending on the type of combustible material that is involved, fires are generally separated into four groups: Class A, B, C, and D fires. Fires caused by wood or paper, for example, usually fall into Class A while fires caused by appliances or electronics fall into Class C. As a result of these varying classifications, there are also varying types of fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher…
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Multi-Purpose Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater Room Designs

Multi-Purpose Media Room vs. Dedicated Home Theater Room Designs

Articles, Designs Room
Differences between Home Theater Rooms and Home Media Rooms The major distinction between a room designed for home theater and a room designed for a home media enjoyment is the flexibility of the space. A home theater room is designed specifically for watching movies on a big screen and cannot be adapted for other uses. On the other hand, a home media room is typically designed for multiple media or family room applications. [caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Differences between Home Theater Rooms and Home Media Rooms By Ecstasymodels & Love Home Designs & Homedecored[/caption] Typical design features of a dedicated home theater room include A big theater or projection screen in a fixed position Stadium style seating Full sound proofing and surround sound systems Dark or soothing colour scheme with…
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How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron

How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron

Articles, Cleaning
How to Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth: Get Rid of Wax Stains Using an Iron It happens to the best of hosts—right in the middle of a dinner party, an elegant candle becomes a drippy, waxy mess, staining the tablecloth in a matter of seconds. The first rule is not to let a little spill ruin the party. Laugh it off, remove any objects near the stain, and enjoy your dinner. Then follow these simple steps in the morning: [caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Dinner Party By splendidsass.blogspot & Style Me Pretty[/caption] Materials Needed for Removing Wax Stained fabric Iron Ironing board or other flat surface Unprinted paper bags [caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Remove Candle Wax from a Tablecloth By nicolegibbonsstyle[/caption] Instructions for Removing Wax Be sure that the candle…
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Dorm Room Decor: How to Maximize Space

Dorm Room Decor: How to Maximize Space

Articles, Dorm Room Decor
1. Get Rid of Stuff You may have all kinds of extra junk that you really don’t need. Pare down on anything you have more than one of (do you really need three packsacks, two French dictionaries and an extra toaster!? No). Try selling old textbooks, shoes you never wear, get rid of your TV and radio (you have a computer, right?). Organize or take part in a clothing swap to exchange the many things you are tired of for a few new items. Consider renting a storage space with a couple other students to store larger things you don’t need, but can’t part with (Aunt Martha’s grandfather clock, for example). Practice –yes, it does take practice – paring down your belongings regularly, and you’ll find that you won’t accumulate…
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A Guide to Buying a Pool Table for the Home or the Dining Room

A Guide to Buying a Pool Table for the Home or the Dining Room

Articles, Furniture
How Big are Pool Tables & What Size Room Do They Need Pool tables are twice as long as they are wide and usually come in lengths of 6 foot, 7 foot or 8 foot, these being the external measurements, not the playing area. The first thing to consider is where the playing of pool will take place. You need enough space to walk all around the table and to use the pool cue in any direction, which is almost the length of the pool cue. Cues are available in different lengths, Children use shorter cues and they will also be used with smaller tables. Cues are usually 48", 54", or 57". A 6-foot pool table will require a room at least 4 x 3.3 metres or 160" x 130"…
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Renting or Buying Pressure Washers: Powerful Washers Often Needed After Floods, Other Natural Disasters

Renting or Buying Pressure Washers: Powerful Washers Often Needed After Floods, Other Natural Disasters

Articles, Cleaning, Pressure washer
Natural disasters such as floods, mud slides, tornadoes and storms often leave behind volumes of grime, mould, oil stains and dirt that can best be cleaned with pressure washers. That’s all in addition to the normal grime that accumulates and requires periodic special cleaning around a residence or business. Consumers have several options for handling these cleanings. They can: •  Hire a firm to do the cleaning; •  Rent a pressure washer for a one time or occasional use; •  Purchase a pressure washer for long-term use. Please take a look at this video for pressure washers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iLYp-EeVWs Hiring a firm to do the cleaning makes sense if money is not an issue, if pressure washers are not available to rent or buy, or if age, skill or safety might…
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