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How Our Utility Room Makeover Is Going

I confessed to my utility room of doom a while back. We’ve been slowly but surely working on our utility room makeover. It’s not finished yet but it’s useable. After over a week with no washing machine, I can’t tell you how happy I am with our utility room makeover.

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Plans for a Fresh New Utility Room

Do you have a Monica from Friends style junk cupboard? We do. It’s also known as our utility room. It’s the place where we put all of the random bits and bobs that don’t have a home. THE RANDOM STUFF IN OUR UTILITY ROOM There is a lot of stuff in there, including: One comedy Australian hat, complete with corks A buggy we haven’t used for well over a year Bits of high chair that we will need when we sell the chairs in about ten years Spare car seat covers Bottles of  ...

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Simple Home Security Improvements You Can Fit Yourself

There has been a spate of burglaries on our estate over the last few months, and at first, it didn’t really worry me, as we don’t have anything worth stealing, and our home security is good. But then a few things have happened to make me change my mind, and think we ought to get a burglar alarm. Ryan pointed out that burglars don’t know we don’t have anything of value, though a quick look at our ancient cars would be a tip off! He also quite right said that we  ...

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The Finishing Touches to my Home Office Shelf

My home office has been a long labour of love. It started life as a junk room when we moved, as we just had so much stuff. Then when I went freelance 18 months ago, I needed to turn it into a workspace. We managed to squeeze two desks into the tiny room, and put up an IKEA picture shelf above the second smaller desk. I’ve been trying out different arrangements of pictures and bits and bobs on the shelf, but it didn’t ever feel quite right. But I think I *might* have cracked it.  ...

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