Winter is finally here. So what's the best way to keep your house - and your family - warm? We ask the experts.
Good curtains may be expensive, but they can transform a room from drab to fab instantly. Here's how.
Are you swimming in a sea of clutter, unfiled paperwork, laundry, kids' toys? Break down jobs into small chunks, with time limits.
To say it's exciting to load piles of clothes into a washing machine and iron countless collared shirts would be a bit of an overstatement.
A little housekeeping when you're painting can save hours of hassle, not to mention expense, later.
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The mess will return again tomorrow, yet we clean up every night. Not simply out of duty, but because it makes us feel good.
Decorate for the way you really live, not to impress the neighbours.
I am not a natural born cleaner. I was the flatmate who rarely cleaned, avoided my duties, and disappeared instead of mopping the kitchen floor.
This is a good time of the year to do a bit of maintenance on your citrus trees. Here's how.
Oh. This again. The dreaded question. After the birth of my son, one friend offered me a hard drive full of movies to help pass the time. Another, who came to visit when my son was six weeks old, said she couldn't wait to be relaxing at home with a baby.
Rather than getting overwhelmed at the sight of a huge pile of mess, set aside a few minutes at a time to make a dent.
As with other resolutions, most people start out strong and then lose their motivation when they don't see immediate results or because they are trying to do too much at once.
Putting aside the irritating assumption that grown women will only purchase power tools in a colour associated with toddler girls, the trend speaks to an economic reality.
It's possibly one of the most exciting shopping days of the years, but if you are venturing out to the mall today, make sure you are prepared.
Totally forgot to send out Christmas cards? Don't panic- we found a quick easy way for you to get it done right now!
The electrician's got the 'flu' and the plumber is at his grandmother's funeral - again. How to find a good tradesperson?
Work around the house is a big source of accidents and injuries, so think twice before picking up that mop.
Parents 'don't want to compromise their home's sophistication just because there are children in it', according to an interior designer.
Kitchen sponges are havens for faecal bacteria, the kitchen sink has more germs than a toilet seat and the dirtiest surface in your house is the chopping board, a microbiologist says.
OPINION: For mothers the decision to work or stay home is a financial one and it isn't made alone.
Home DIY is something many Kiwis like to think comes naturally, but last year it cost us $300m.
At some point most of us dream of updating or renovating the family home. If you are considering replacing your flooring you may wonder what's the most suitable flooring to withstand a family.
Is your linen cupboard filled with perfectly folded, crisp white sheets and fluffy white towels, or has it become the proverbial black hole?
Should you go for the cream, the bone, the off-white, the white, the ivory or the beige?
You can sow tomato seeds now for an early start.
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