Clean your house in 30 minutes

There's a trick to keeping your house spotless and it doesn't involve spending the day with your mop and bucket.

Laundry mistakes most people make

Some of us have dirty laundry to air. Well, in the washing machine at least.

How to declutter your home

School terms fly by in a flurry of forms, artwork and bill that pile up into mounds that I ignore until my school holidays declutter rampage.

Having a clear out

It sounds like a free-for-all, but as they say 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' and it's amazing what goes.

The intervention

The other day my mum staged an intervention. Not because of drugs or alcohol - because of my messy house.


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How clean is your kitchen?

From tea towels to chopping boards and pantyhose, banish the bugs with these tips.

Home decor

Home - no place like it

I realised I had a problem when I almost spent $100 on an hourglass.


Tame your housework

Have you ever managed to fold a fitted sheet properly? Read on for tips on how to conquer annoying household chores.

Christmas countdown

Your best Christmas tips

Here are some of your top tips for a stress free Christmas, if you are feeling overwhelmed at the moment, remember these for next year.


Home porn & self esteem

Design blogs are to 30-something women what fashion mags are to teen girls.


Win: Nature Clean cleaning products

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herb garden

Grow your own herbs

They're the unassuming superfoods that we can all be eating for free.


App helps furniture choices

Adam Hutchinson wants to revolutionise the way we shop for furniture with his new app.


Ready for an open-plan loo?

It sounds like the sort of design disaster you'd see on The Block, but open-plan bathrooms are a thing.


Growing herbs

Whether you like to line them up in pots on the kitchen windowsill or hang them up in pockets on the wall, fresh herbs can look amazing.

DIY painting

Decor tips for family living

Do you need tips for storing kids' toys? Decorating a 5 year-old' room in a way they won't outgrow in a year or two? Read on.

DIY pothole repairers

DIY disasters spark warning

Tradesmen called to fix botch-ups are warning the DIY dream can turn to a nightmare.


Operation spring clean

Spring cleaning might seem like a massive chore, but it's hugely satisfying to have a clean, organised home. Here are some tips.


Keeping on top of your laundry

Short of paying someone else to do it there are a few clever ideas to help you get on top of your laundry pile.

BNZ Building quake damage

Checking for quake-damage

What you should look for immediately after a quake.

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