Author: Julie Lord

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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Why your flooring matters – no matter what house you live in

When it comes to the design of our homes, one of the things we tend to overlook is the flooring. We spend ages choosing soft furnishings and picking a colour for the walls, but choosing flooring can often be a rushed decision. However, it is a decision that should actually be considered very carefully, as the flooring you choose will have a massive impact on your home. Read on to discover more about why your flooring matters. Where to start There is only one place to begin, and this is with the impression that your flooring makes. If you...

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SMEs need to get project management right from the off

You may be mistaken for believing that project management is just for big companies, and that project management training is simply for those that work at big firms. However, this could not be further from the truth. Project management is just as important for small businesses, and it is something they need to get right from the very beginning. Read on to discover everything you need to know. There are many benefits associated with adopting a project management solution in the beginning. This includes the fact that you will find it much easier to collaborate and to manually track...

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Top 7 Fun Storage Hacks for Kids Bedrooms

Organising your kids’ bedroom can be a massive task, especially when they have more toys then you can manage or when siblings are sharing a room. Arranging your kids’ bedroom can be made much easier however with some sort of storage system or self storage units. Below, I have outlined the top ten most fun, ingenious hacks that will make a real difference to your child’s room, and your sanity!   1. Organised Lego Storage If you have boys, well, if you have kids really, you most likely have Lego! And as fun as it is for your kids,...

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Discover some top tips for managing project costs

Budget management is something that all project managers need to master if they are going to be effective in their role. There is nothing worse than finding out that you have spent more than you should have. And, if it is one thing that stakeholders hate, it is spending more than they had bargained for. Below, we are going to reveal some top tips for managing project costs to give you a helping hand.   Plan for future resources – It is vital to keep track of the resources you use. For example, if you use contractors throughout the...

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