HOME SHORT­CUTS

Here are our favourite clever tips and tricks for cre­at­ing a hap­pier, more ef­fi­cient home. You can thank us later!

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Handy hints to make life eas­ier.

TO PRE­SERVE IM­POR­TANT IN­FOR­MA­TION ON PRE­SCRIP­TION MEDICINE BOT­TLES, BRUSH OVER LA­BELS WITH CLEAR NAIL VAR­NISH. THEN THE LA­BEL WON’T BE SMUDGED BY WA­TER.

Next time you’re mak­ing muffins, mix ex­tra batches of dry in­gre­di­ents into air­tight con­tain­ers. La­bel with the type of muf­fin and what needs to be added. For ex­am­ple, “Choco­late Chip Muffins, add an egg and half a cup of milk”. They’re quick to pre­pare and great for busy morn­ings or when un­ex­pected guests pop in. Saves on clean­ing up, too!

When you’ve fin­ished dec­o­rat­ing, don’t throw away the SWATCHES you used for your soft fur­nish­ings or as colour in­spi­ra­tion. File them by room and keep them handy. When you go shop­ping for new lamp­shades, home­wares or fur­ni­ture in the fu­ture, you can take them with you and make sure your pur­chase fits per­fectly into the mix.

IF THE SMELL OF PAINT GOES FOR YOUR SINUSES, PEEL A ONIONS FEW AND LEAVE IN THE ROOM. THEY’LL AB­SORB THE CHEM­I­CAL SMELL!

HERE’S A GREAT IDEA FOR THOSE WHO ARE DIS­TURBED BY UN­WANTED HOUSE­HOLD NOISE TRAV­EL­LING INTO BED­ROOMS. SIM­PLY RE­PLACE HOL­LOW CORE IN­TER­NAL DOORS WITH EX­TER­NAL GRADE SOLID CORE DOORS. AS THESE ARE SOLID WOOD, A LOT LESS NOISE TRAV­ELS THROUGH THEM, MAK­ING BED­ROOMS MUCH MORE PEACE­FUL.

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