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Could You Be Owed Money You Didn’t Know About?

Isn’t it great when you put on a coat that you haven’t worn for a while and find that there is some money in the pocket? Even though it’s not much, it’s enough for you to feel like you’ve got lucky and won the lottery! Well, imagine if you tried a bit harder to look for some lost or forgotten cash. You’ll be surprised by the amounts you find!

In fact, there are quite a few different places where you might find some money. You need to put in the hard work to find it all – it’s not going to come looking for you! Here are some of the best places to start the hunt for potential stashes of money.

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Home, Home Improvement

What’s Cooking In Your Kitchen Remodel?

Sometimes you know that you want a change, but you don’t really know what it should be. When it comes to renovating a room in the house, that can be particularly pertinent. For some rooms especially, the question of what to change and what to keep the same can be difficult to master. If you are thinking of changing up the kitchen, you might find yourself in this predicament already. Exactly because there is so much going on in any kitchen, it can be a challenge to know what to do to turn it into a much more liveable and enjoyable space. Fortunately, there are a few key places where you can and should begin, and those are what we are going to take a brief look at here.

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Cleaning, Home, Home Improvement

Easy Ways To Make Any Room Feel More Spacious

Small spaces are both challenging and charming. When designed correctly, they can feel warm, cozy, and safe, but all too often this isn’t the case. Instead, they’re designed in a way that leaves you feeling cramped and claustrophobic, which is the opposite of the calm and relaxed state you would want to be in. Making a small space seem larger might seem like a difficult and near impossible task, but it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Keeping that in mind, here are four easy ways you can make any room in your home feel much more spacious.

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3 Conscious Decisions You Can Make To Reduce Your Spending

If you are always worried about money, then it might be that you need to root down and discover what the genuine underlying problem is. It can be surprising how many underlying issues there can be, but the good news is that there is at least always something you can do about them. In this post, we are going to take a look at the role of spending within your financial decision making. If you can manage to keep a tight lead on your spending, you should be able to end up improving your financial decisions hugely as well. To look at that, we are going to discuss three conscious decisions which you can make to drastically reduce your spending – and therefore start to get your money back on track much sooner.

 

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Financial Troubles? Don’t Panic!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that money is one of the biggest sources of stress for a lot of people. Unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s rare that you’ll ever be in a position where you’ll never have to worry about money. People often find themselves getting into a serious panic when they find themselves in any sort of financial troubles.

There are a lot of things that cause your finances to take a hit, and panicking is never going to solve your problems. You can’t always predict what’s going to happen in your life or what kind of impact it will have on your finances, but you do have control over exactly what you’re going to do when something does happen. Here are some of the most common sources of financial panic, and how to avoid letting them get to you.

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11 Demure Decor Ideas To Make Your Home Dazzle

You have always described yourself as house proud; you are the type of person who starts cleaning hurriedly as soon as you hear someone is due to pop round for a cup of tea. You always want your home to look the best it can ever be no matter what time of year it is. Looking for new ways to make your home gorgeous is always at the very top of your agenda. You have never been someone who does things by half measures, so when you give your home a makeover, you do it in style!

Being the happy host that you are, it’s imperative that your house is warm and welcoming through from top to bottom. You absolutely love taking on a new project and finally the time has come for you give your home a little added glitz and glamour. You want to completely transform your tired looking home into a perfectly pristine palace. It is time to get your creative flair flowing with a tonne of innovative and awe-inspiring ideas to brighten up even the darkest of dwellings. Although your home is just lovely how it is; give it this little extra sprinkle of pizzazz to really bring it back to life.

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What Do You Need To Do To Get Your Home Gorgeous?

We all want our homes to look their best. But sometimes, it’s not always easy to know what you need to do to make that happen. Whether you’ve just moved into somewhere new, or you’ve been in the same place for a while, you can often lose your vision. Maybe you know what you want to achieve with your decor, but you’re not too sure about how you’re going to do it? When this is the case, you often need a few pointers to help you out. Because working to create a gorgeous home doesn’t have to be hard. But it does have to be something that you work at. So let’s take a look at some options you have to ensure everything looks gorgeous.

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Gardening / Landscaping, Home, Maintenance

Get Neighbors As Green As Your New Lawn With Killer Curb Appeal

You may not realize it, but you are constantly in a secret competition with your neighbors. It’s an unspoken, private war and the only evidence of it will be a subtle side glance at your home. Or, a comment such as ‘oh, new flowers I see?’ Loosely translated this actually means: ‘your flowers may be colorful but the water fountain we just ordered is better.’ It’s a friendly game although when it comes time to sell, it can become more than that. Particularly, if more than one home goes on sale at the same time. You see then you’ll be in competition trying to win buyer interest to get that perfect sale. So, curb appeal isn’t just about turning your neighbors green with envy. But what can you do to improve your home and the way it looks from the curb.

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Building an Inviting Wetroom

One of the most common bathroom designs of the modern age is creating your own wetroom. On the surface, you may think that this is a simple concept to create. You simply need to tile all the walls and floors and put a drain in the centre. However, one of the biggest challenges comes from trying to make this kind of space inviting. In this blog post, we are going to aim to help you out with this challenge by talking you through a few top tips which you can put into practice yourself.

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