5 Ways to Eliminate Stress When Moving

Moving to a new house can be an extremely stressful process, even if you use the services of professional removalists. There are a lot of things to think about, and it can become overwhelming if you’re not well organised.

Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to make the entire process less stressful for you and your family. We’ve outlined our top five de-stressing strategies below.

  1. Plan Everything Properly

The first, and arguably most important stress reduction strategy on our list is to make sure that everything is well planned. Spend some time in the months leading up to your move getting things organised.

If you’re not confident in your own ability to organise your move, we’d highly recommend speaking with your local removalists. They will be able to work along side you to develop a clear moving strategy that meets your needs.

  1. Get an Early Start

When it actually comes to moving, you need to be aware that things can take longer than you might expect. And trust us, there’s really nothing worse than trying to finish your move in the dark.

You can reduce time related stress by making sure you get a bright, early start on the big day. Get to bed early the night before, set an alarm and start your day with a healthy breakfast to keep you going.

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How Do I Keep My Lawn Looking Good Over Summer?

Lawn

Summertime in Australia can be extremely hot and dry, and this can cause all sorts of problems when it comes to your garden. Many people simply let their lawn die off during the summer, thinking that it is too much work to keep it healthy. However, it isn’t! As long as you use decent turf when you lay your lawn, you shouldn’t have any problems keeping it green and lush throughout the year.

Some of the most important things to do when it comes to keeping your lawn looking good over summer include:

  1. Give it plenty of fertiliser:

Plenty of fertiliser is important for your lawn throughout the year, but it is super important during summer. Many people think that because it is hot and dry, they don’t need to fertilise their lawn regularly. However, the truth is just the opposite. Since it is hot and dry during summer, fertiliser is consumed extremely quickly by both plants and microbes. It is important to put more on every six to eight weeks to make sure that your grass has enough food to grow.

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Finding A Way To Offset The Cost Of Custom Made Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets

Making a choice

There are many reasons people choose to install custom kitchen cabinets. Maybe their kitchen is an odd shape, or they want to do something about optimising kitchen space. The kitchen is the centre of the home for many families. If that’s the case, then you have already been trying to fit all your things and those of the family into the existing cabinets that came installed with the home. It’s a hassle, for sure.

The extra cost

There is no doubt that custom cabinets either made or fitted by a cabinet maker are going to cost a lot more than stock kitchen cabinets. That’s because there is an additional cost that pays for the hours that go into building them. Plus, of course, the cost of the materials used. A cabinet maker does not work for free. There is an installation cost as well if you just had the cabinets made without having them fitted. The cabinet maker is the person that should be fitting the cabinets because it’s a job that’s usually trickier than installing stock cabinetry.

What are the ways you can offset the costs of having custom kitchen cabinets designed for you?

  1. Limit the number of custom made pieces to just one or two.

Most people can manage if a cabinet maker can build them some kitchen storage that will hold all the funny shaped items, or a pantry style storage area. By doing that, it clears up a lot of storage space for many other items. Obviously, one or two custom build cabinets will cost a lot less than a full set built and installed from scratch.

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