Home & Garden

There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Be prepared before you go shopping! A little planning goes a long way.

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How To Take Cuttings

Taking cuttings is a simple, quick way to propagate plants so that you can multiply all sorts of species in...

Top Tips for Sewing Your own Curtains

1. Measure windows carefully. To work out how much fabric you need, measure the height between the curtain rod and

How to Hang a Mirror

Hanging a mirror doesn't present any particular difficulties, apart from the fragility and weight of the object. Make it an...

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How to Choose the Best Backup Tools

Follow these simple tips to protect your files so you never have to worry about losing important information. 

How to Encourage Good Behaviour from your Pet

Loving your four-legged companion is easy. Getting them to learn the rules? Not so much. Here's what you need to...

Tricks for Keeping your Kitchen Clean

Long-term dirt and grime can take days to clean up, whereas just a few minutes' cleaning every day will save...

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5 Tips for Buying from Catalogues & Online

Some people love shopping, but for others it's a chore. If you're in the latter group, you'll be happy to...

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Easy Clean Surfaces to Cut Cleaning Time at Home

Choosing surfaces that are shock-resistant, easy to maintain and that can withstand heat and moisture is an investment in time...

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How To Use Herbicides Safely

Herbicides are chemicals used to kill weeds. Some are selective, specially formulated to kill a particular weed, whereas others are...

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What Are Environmental Weeds & How To Use Them

An environmental weed is a plant that is capable of invading, out-competing and preventing the regeneration of native vegetation. 

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A Guide to Harvesting & Storing Vegetables for all Seasons

See our guide below for vital informaiton on harvesting and storing vegetables: 

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6 Tips for Growing Orchards in Larger Gardens

If you have enough room, dedicate an area of the garden to the orchard. A well-drained position in...

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Six Guidelines for Organic Gardening

Going organic is as much an attitude as a practice. The idea is to respect life in all its forms,...

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How To Build a No Dig Garden

A no-dig garden can be built on soil, over existing lawn or even on hard, barren ground. It's a great...

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How to Build Your own Worm Farm

A worm farm is small enough to be kept on a balcony, so if you have a limited amount of

Feeling at Home with Your Pet

Whether you're a new pet owner or simply thinking of inviting one into your family, there are a lot of...

Tips for Affordable Pet Owning

No matter the animal, owning a pet can quickly become a financial burden. To save money while still being a...

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Pets: The Most Loving Allergen Source

If you are allergic to your pet, don't blame the animal's hair or fur. What you're really allergic to are...

Playtime for Your Pet

DIY toy solutions for dog owners looking to save a buck or to get crafty with their animals.

Choose a Pet for Children

Pets give children a valuable sense of responsibility and an outlet for affection. They need looking after, though, and you...

Teach a Cat the House Rules

Housebreaking a cat can be a difficult process. Follow these tips to keep your home intact while breaking in the...

Does Catnip “Work” on Big Cats Like Lions and Tigers?

Catnip (or Nepeta cataria, as scientists so eloquently call it) is a perennial herb that drives many house cats wild

Trouble-free Animals

Buying a pet can be a huge investment--financially, but also emotionally. Make sure you're getting the right pet for you,...

Unbelievable Dog Tricks

Every dog owner believes their pet to be miraculous in their own way--these pups have mastered tricks known only to...

Why Are Whiskers So Important?

Ask any bald man and he will tell you that he bumps his head more often than he did when...

Favourite Dog Memories

I've shared my life with many dogs. We raised most of them from pups. Some were mutts. Others were purebreds.