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Exercising the Brain Can Help to Keep You Mentally Sharp Posted: 22nd May 2019

Word and number games, such as Sudoku and crossword puzzles, have been found to improve brain function and keep the mind sharp. A new study completed by the University of Exeter and King’s College London, which interviewed over 19,000 participants over the age of 50, found that those who regularly challenge themselves with these types […]read more>>

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Where Do You Begin When It Comes to Decluttering? Posted: 16th May 2019

Springtime is synonymous with giving your home a deep clean, having a clear out and organising your belongings. An annual review usually takes place around now and this can really boost your mental wellbeing and reduce stress. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to decluttering your home, here are some tips: […]read more>>

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Blending Your Home’s Interior with the Exterior Posted: 10th May 2019

By seamlessly connecting the inside of your house with your outside space, you can ensure that your home feels and looks bigger and thoughtfully designed. By having a home that is connected to the garden at any time of year can lift your spirits and make your home a more enjoyable space in which to […]read more>>

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Tending to Your Garden in May Posted: 28th April 2019

May is the busiest month in the garden with so much to do to keep on top of your outside space. Here’s what you need to do in your garden this month: Shrubs Once your spring flowering shrubs have bloomed it’s important to cut them back. When you’re confident that the frost has finished until […]read more>>

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10 Most Valuable Trees in UK Gardens – Is One of Them in Your Garden? Posted: 18th April 2019

You may not realise it, but the trees in your garden could actually be quite valuable! With well-kept gardens adding a potential 20% on your home’s value, it’s worth checking which varieties you have before you get carried away with the pruners! Certain varieties can be worth a lot, in effect turning your garden into […]read more>>

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How Much Value Will Home Improvements Add to My Home? Posted: 14th March 2019

According to Anglian Home Improvements, creating more open plan living spaces in your home and converting your loft will add the most value to your home. However, when surveyed, only 2% of respondents believed that open plan living would add the most value to their home. Here’s a breakdown of the home improvements that will add […]read more>>

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Is it Time to Upsize? Posted: 4th March 2019

Moving, and upsizing especially, can be an equally exciting and daunting prospect. There is the logistics of selling up and moving for one, but also trying to decide whether now is the right time to move to a larger home both personally and financially. If you can identify with any of the points below, it […]read more>>

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Teaching Your Children about Finance Posted: 27th February 2019

Unlike reading, writing, arithmetic (and now coding!), children don’t tend to study money management in the classroom, leaving this important life skill to be taught by the parents, care givers or simply through life experience.  Getting your child into good habits of controlling and managing their money can really set them up for life. As […]read more>>

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February Garden Jobs   Posted: 20th February 2019

The weather may be cold, wet and windy at the moment but February is actually a really good time to start planning and prepping in the garden for spring and summer. Wildlife will start to make more of an appearance in your garden and the days are longer – and with February being such a […]read more>>

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Will We See a Rise in Online-Only Estate Agents?  Posted: 29th January 2019

Selling a house can be a stressful experience, not to mention costly. In the past, people had to rely on their local high street agents to manage the process, but in recent years technology has made it possible to engage an online-only agent. The popularity of this way of selling a home has been on […]read more>>