Author: Julie Lord

The benefits of being a live-in carer

Those who choose to be a carer, be it professionally or for family members, are extraordinary people. Deciding to dedicate yourself to the needs of others is a selfless and courageous choice, and there will always be people who need help. There are many avenues open to carers in terms of job opportunities, but one of the most rewarding and valuable prospects is that of being a live-in carer. What is a live in care job? Live in care jobs, as the name suggests, require the person to move into the home of the person they are caring for,...

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4 Jobs to do before moving into a new home

Getting the keys to a new home is always going to be exciting – you have a new space to call home and make your own. But naturally it can take some time for things to get organised and feel homely. From fitting new ceramic floor tiles to getting your bills in order – these suggestions for jobs to do before you move in, will help make sure everything’s in order before you arrive Cleanliness is next to godliness Moving house can be a messy business with lots of people traipsing in and out during the move, plus you...

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How to Get a Show Home Worthy Living Room in 4 Easy Steps

Let’s face it, we have all flicked through a glossy magazine and been envious of the way the stars homes look; there’s never anything out of place and their home, no matter what room is shown, is always show home ready. Then, you have probably glanced over the top of the magazine at your own living room and thought that you could never achieve the look. Well stop, it may not be as difficult as you think to achieve the perfect show home worthy living room and here are just 4 easy steps to help you get control of...

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How spending habits differ between the UK and US

Comparisons to our transatlantic cousins can be surprising…   There are plenty of cultural differences between the UK and the US. From fundamental beliefs, like whether or not guns should be widely available to the general public or whether healthcare should be free for all, to the hard fought argument over what temperature beer should be consumed at, these are certainly two nations with plenty of contrast between then. But when it comes to what we spend, are we really so different from our friends across the pond?   Americans are more responsive to emotive advertising   Perhaps it’s...

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Top House Staging Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Quickly

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re going to be well aware that the moment your house goes up for sale, it is no longer your home – it’s a show home. Which means you’re going to become an expert at house staging. If you’ve never heard the term house staging before, it’s basically an American term that means making your house look its best for resale. In America you can even buy people who ‘stage homes’ as a profession. There’s no need to go that far, but it will pay you (literally) to learn all about the...

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How to quickly pay off your wedding debt

You don’t have to pay for the best day of your life for the rest of your days.   It’s very easy to get carried away when it comes to paying for your wedding day. Everyone wants their big day to be memorable and for many of us that means that wedding debt is now part of the process of getting hitched. After all the fuss has died down and the honeymoon tan is fading this can start to feel like a big mistake. But it doesn’t need to be – there are ways to pay off wedding debt...

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Benefits of choosing a project management apprenticeship

A career in project management is an exciting and fulfilling one. No two days are ever the same. You will work with a diverse set of people, have a lot of responsibility, and you will need to achieve goals and meet deadlines. It can be incredibly rewarding. However, one decision you need to make is how you are going to make your way up the career ladder. While there are many options available, one that you should certainly consider is a project management apprenticeship. Read on to discover the many benefits that are associated with this.   You will...

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What should you consider when building a wetroom?

If the time has come to renovate your current bathroom or perhaps you want to add an extra bathroom in the spare room that you never use, choosing a wetroom is an ever increasingly popular choice – whether for young families or aging parents. However, there are many things to consider before taking the plunge. Read on to discover our great pointers on wetrooms, to make sure you make the right choice for you.   Utilising the space The first thing to think about when designing your new wetroom is the space you are working with. Even in a...

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How to turn your garage into that much needed extra room

New baby on the way? Running a business from home but fed up of having to clear away breakfast dishes before you can start your admin? Elderly relative needing round the clock care? Can’t afford to move but desperately need more space? One relatively cheap way to gain an extra room or two is to use your garage as living space, but before you do there are a few things to bear in mind.   Clearing the Space Very few garages are used to house cars these days. Before work can begin making your garage into a living space...

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Should I Bother Saving Money With Interest Rates So Low?

Interest rates on savings are historically low so it can seem that saving money is just not worth it when the interest earned will be negligible for small amounts of savings. Many people think they might just as well live for the now and spend what spare money they have. However, saving money is a good life habit to build for the future and it doesn’t have to restrict the fun you have today if your spending and saving are properly planned. Here are some good reasons to save as much as you can even though interest rates on...

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