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The intervention

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

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.

How clean is your kitchen?

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

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.

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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.

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Home porn & self esteem

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

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Grow your own herbs

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

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App helps furniture choices

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DIY disasters spark warning

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

HOUSEWORK

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.

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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.

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Checking for quake-damage

What you should look for immediately after a quake.

DOMESTIC BLISS

Guide to domestic bliss

This is a modern woman's guide to life, offering slices of good advice on practically everything to do with running a household.

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Keeping home heating costs down

Heating is a big problem in NZ, caused by substandard houses, moisture, and power's high retail cost.

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Home show empowering

The ethos behind house do-up show Kirstie's Vintage Home is that old doesn't mean bad.

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