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THE UPS TO DOWNSIZING

It can be difficult to adjust to a smaller home. But, if it’s any consolation, most South Africans who have bought new properties are living in much smaller homes than the ones they grew up in. According to data from FNB, the average size of a ... Read more

RULES FOR UPSTAIRS LIVING

Though there are no legal requirements governing behaviour for upstairs neighbours (though there really ought to be), we encourage you not to be that neighbour everyone loves to hate. Life has a funny way of returning what you put into it. You will h... Read more

HOW TO SURVIVE THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The third term break is upon us and, whether you’ve planned for it or not, your children are going to be at home for the next week. Why not take a few days leave and enjoy a mini staycation with them? Treating yourself to a short ‘staycat... Read more

HOW TO HELP PETS ADJUST TO A NEW HOME

  Picture how anxious you might feel if, without warning or explanation, you were taken to an unknown destination where you discovered all of your belongings unpacked into this unfamiliar space. The anxiety builds as evening draws near and no... Read more

DIPLOMATIC GUIDE TO NEIGHBOUR DISPUTES

You’re immersed in a dream in which you are about to be handed a cheque for R100 million. As the tips of your fingers are about to connect with the fantasy cheque, the shrill sound of a power tool drills into your subconscious and hurtles you b... Read more

HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING PETS IN SA

The amount of views a cat video on Youtube racks up helps us realise how much we love our animals. But, as much as we might love them, there are certain laws by which we need to abide if they want to avoid running into trouble with the authorities. T... Read more

4 WAYS YOUR HOME COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK

If you stand any chance of defeating the odds and remaining healthy in face of the onslaught of runny noses and phlegmy coughs that await you beyond your boundary walls this flu season, then you need to be aware of the many hidden germs loitering aro... Read more

HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR PET-SITTERS

The bags are packed and the tickets are booked. But, what happens to your beloved pets while you’re away? An empty home is easy enough to leave behind when you are travelling: simply switch off all appliances, shut all taps, lock up and leave. ... Read more

PET-PROOF YOUR PLACE

Bringing a pet home for the first time is an exhilarating experience. But, responsible pet owners will need to ready themselves for the arrival of the furry new addition to their family in the same way they might prepare a home for a newborn. Puppies... Read more