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Selling Your Home? Prep It Ready!

Selling your home is a long process, one that’s going to take a lot of energy from you, and one that will definitely take a lot of your finances. The whole process is going to be long and drawn out, whether you like it or not. The one thing you can do to try and make the whole process easier is to make sure you’re prepping your home ready for the sale. The more you prep, the more time you’re going to save, and the more money you could potentially make. There’s a few things that we’re going to walk you through today that’ll mean you have the best sale that you possibly can. Have a read on to find out more.


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Sort The Faults


If you’re coming up to the stage of needing to sell your home, you need to make sure you’re getting rid of any faults that you might have. Your home is going to be filled with more than you’re going to want to believe, so make sure you do your checking. The main fault that people seem to have is a problem with their plumbing, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the week before your viewing starts you’ll have something go majorly wrong with your plumbing. If this happens, just deal with the problem as and when. The more you stress, the more things will go wrong. The quicker you sort, the quicker you can make money. Even the little things that you might have problems with, such as a sink that refuses to drain, they all need be sorted. If by any chance at all the people viewing your house try something like that and it doesn’t work, it could only put them off your home. If you have problems such as mold, they definitely need to be sorted rather than covered up. The people viewing the house can bring people in to make sure there are no signs of things like mold, so you don’t want them finding that!


Add Some Value


Add some value to your home by adding space. Space is the best way to do it, even if it means you’re going to be spending a fortune doing a little bit of renovation work. For example, you could look at adding a conservatory. These are a great little addition that everyone loves. It gives potential buyers that extra bit of space to turn into whatever they want, or just as a little chill out room.


Viewing Ready


To be viewing ready, you just need to make sure everywhere is clean and presentable. The more time you put in to make sure the house is spotless, the more buyers you’re going to attract. Clean every nook and cranny and find all of the bits you might usually miss, that potential buyers wouldn’t. Another good selling point is to make sure the house smells nice when you have people around. Light a candle, spray a bit of air freshener, and make sure you get rid of any unwanted smells.

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Plan Like A Pro: Throwing The Best Bachelorette Party In History

Are you a blushing bride to be or a maid of honor who has been charged with the incredibly important task of organizing a bachelorette party? Whether you’re planning your own celebration or you’re taking on the challenge for a friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some top tips to help you throw the best bachelorette party ever!


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Creating a guest list

This is the best place to start, as it will give you an indication of numbers. The size of the party may affect the budget and the location, so it’s best to get a rough idea of who is invited first. If you’re planning a party for your best friend or your sister, ask them to provide a list, rather than trying to guess, as you may miss people out or invite people the bride didn’t intend to include. Once you’ve got a list of names and numbers, you can set up a social media group or event or send out some save the date cards. It’s wise to ask people to give you a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ by a certain date so that you can start planning.


Choosing a location

These days, anything goes when it comes to locations and destinations. Parties range from a low-key meal at a local restaurant to all-out luxury vacations and foreign city breaks. It’s a good idea to gauge the kind of event the bride is expecting and to liaise with the guests before you make a decision. Ask people how much they’d be willing to spend, and float a few ideas around and see what kind of reaction you get. It’s a good idea to do some sums and give the bridal tribe an estimate. If you’re going to London for a few days, for example, look at flights and the cost of splitting accommodation between the group. Once you know how many people are interested and you’ve got a budget in mind, consider the kinds of activities your friend or relative would like to do. If they love shopping, drinking cocktails and partying in clubs and bars, a city break would be ideal. If they’d rather spend their time at the beach, riding horses or kayaking in the sea, a beach vacation would be a better bet. If you need some inspiration, here are some of the most popular bachelorette destinations


Designing your itinerary

You’ve got a guest list and a location. Now, it’s time to plan the itinerary. Include activities and excursions that you know the bride would love, and then make the weekend extra special by planning a few little surprises and adding a personal touch. Greet the bride at the airport in a party bus like those available at, design some custom party bags for the group and reserve a VIP area in restaurants or clubs. Ask everyone to send in a song that reminds them of the bride and create a bespoke playlist and make a scrapbook full of photos from years gone by. Leave a few pages in the back, so that the bride to be can add some snaps from the bachelorette party.


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If you’re throwing a bachelorette party, take these tips on board to plan a night or a weekend to remember!

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Outside Space: Creating Another Room For Your Home

When there’s great weather; there’s nothing nicer than spending time outside with your family. Even when it’s chilly out there; a morning stroll with a cup of coffee in hand, can be a great way to spend ten minutes in the morning; nothing beats the sound of everything waking up and plenty of fresh air. It’s the warmer months where the garden comes into its own though; there’s potential for family BBQs, sunny brunches with friends, and inviting your kid’s friends over to play outside. However, many garden spaces are an afterthought, and they become an underutilized environment. Therefore, homeowners are missing out on the potential of the space, when they could have another room as part of their home.


Creating an area at the back of your house where you can relax, eat and drink, and enjoy the weather, is just like adding an extra usable room. It’ll just be one you share with nature. Aside from potentially adding value to your property and making it more appealing to potential buyers; sprucing-up your garden environment will enrich the lives of each family member. It will encourage everyone to get outdoors more, whatever the occasion (or the weather). The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those considering a little renovation project outside of their home, and who want to make the most of their backyard and outside space.


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A Patio To Put Your Feet Up


A patio area is a great way to bring the outside-in and vice-versa. A paved, cobbled, or tiled area before you reach the grass on the lawn, is the ideal place for your garden furniture and your BBQ. Pop a skillion roof over the area, and you’ll have somewhere you can enjoy a drink, or reading a book in the fresh air, come rain or shine. A roof will also make the space feel more like a room, and eating meals with friends in the evening will feel intimate and cozy. Grab some cushions, throws, and outdoor lighting, and you’ll have an outside haven to spend and enjoy your time.


Decorate The Low-Maintenance Way


The best way to decorate your garden is with plants. However, not everyone is blessed with green fingers. But, don’t worry; there are an array of low-maintenance plants that will live happily in a pot. You will then have the flexibility to move the pot plants around your patio and lawn space so that you feel it looks its best. You can also use pebbles, slate, or bark to cover unruly and soiled areas, or to make the transition from your patio to your lawn less abrupt. Garden lights are another way to ensure you have a pretty house exterior on those nights you spend outside enjoying time with friends and family; there are plenty of solar-powered ones available, so you don’t need to worry about your energy bill.


Whatever you choose to do to improve your outside space; make sure it becomes a place you want to spend more time, as it will benefit you and your family alike.

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Almost Effortless Ways to Make Your Home More Organized

It’s so easy for your home to get messy and disorganized. One day when you can’t be bothered to do anything, and it’s like the whole house turns into chaos. It feels like you spend a huge amount of your time trying to stay on top of everything, and that’s in between your other commitments. Fortunately, there are things you can do to get more organized at home. It doesn’t necessarily mean you can do less work around the house, but you can do some things to become more efficient. Here are some of the things you might for if you want an (almost) effortless way to improve your home.


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Pre-separate Your Laundry


Doing the laundry might be something you need to do every day, or it could be something you do once a week. Whether you choose to dedicate a whole day to it or just do it whenever you can, it can be very time consuming. One of the annoying tasks that you have to do is separating out different colors so that you don’t accidentally dye any lighter colors. If you find this annoying, try using different laundry baskets so that you can put different colors in each one. When it’s laundry time, everything will already be separated.


Get Someone Else to Take Over the Cleaning


Cleaning your home can take up a huge amount of your time. And some people aren’t even particularly good at it. If you think your home could be cleaner or you just want to get some of your time back, you can request cleaning services today. Once you’ve made the decision to hire a cleaner, why put it off? It’s not a totally effortless solution, because a cleaner isn’t going to completely manage your home. They’ll still expect things to be relatively tidy when they arrive so that they have space to clean.


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Do Something Small When You Leave the Room


When you get up to leave a room, making sure that you do one necessary task can make a big difference. If there’s something that you need to put away, take it with you. If you’re in a room that you need to vacuum, get out the vacuum cleaner before you do anything else. However, make sure you only do this after being in a room for a while. If you do it every time you leave a room, you could spend the whole day walking in and out of different rooms as you tidy things away.


Put Away Anything You’re Not Using


When you get home with anything you’ve bought or taken out of the house with you, put it away as soon as you can. Don’t leave it lying around to contribute to your clutter. The same goes for when you’re at home too. It can be tempting to leave things out because you tell yourself that you’re still using them, like a book or a sweater, but if you put it away, you can always get it out again later. Put lots of storage around your home so that every room has places to store things.


You can get more organized at home by changing just a few of your habits. It can save you time and effort.

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How to take care of your leather furniture?

How to take care of your leather furniture?


Reason to love leather furniture is endless. These products are durable, need little maintenance, and make our houses look fantastic. Keeping Wellington’s Fine Leather Furniture clean is easy, but different upholstery needs different ways to go about it. You need to first figure out what leather you want to buy to identify how to clean it.

Caring for Leather Upholstery

You need to keep it simple and not stress about the process. Don’t go for the DIY remedies because in reality things like vinegar and mayonnaise go well in salads, but are not good for your cleaning menu. You can even lose out on the warranty of the product if you use cleaners and conditioners to clean the furniture. The right cleaning materials are:

  1. Vacuum cleaner that come with a brush
  2. Distilled water
  3. Neutral-pH liquid soap that are non-detergent or leather cleaners
  4. Soft microfiber cloths
  5. Drop cloth or tarp

How to clean unprotected leather?

Most furniture manufacturers recommend you to only dust the unprotected leather furniture with a dry and clean cloth. You can vacuum it regularly with a brush attachment. Other people advise you to gently wipe the surface with cloth or have it slightly moistened with water. An accepted leather cleaner can also be an alternative to this. The original look of the product is sensitive so make sure it doesn’t stain.

How to clean protected leather?

The semi-aniline and pigmented leather might stand up to stronger cleaning, unlike aniline leather. However, you must avoid products that have ammonia and alkalies, as they damage the leather and are often irreversible. You should also don’t use saddle soap, oils, detergents, abrasive materials, furniture polishes, and other cleaners that have caustic ingredients. There are some commercial cleaning brands that can work out well for your product if recommended.

Steps to clean

Following steps will help you clean protected leathers. Note that you need to use a drop cloth for catching water drops.

  • You need to remove dirt with the vacuum cleaner and use a brush attachment for that.
  • Add drops of non-detergent soap to the distilled water for making your cleaning solution. Dampen the microfiber cloth with it for use.
  • Test the unnoticeable spot with your cloth for making sure that there’s no discoloration from cleaning mix.
  • Start working from the top of the furniture and then slowly go down as you wipe it all through.
  • Moisten another cloth by using distilled water only and then wipe the piece again.
  • Dry it by using a clean towel.

How to clean spills or stains?

Leather products are sensitive to liquid spills and you need to remove it as soon as it gets on. The stains can soak quickly and are usually tough to remove. For spills and stains on your pure aniline leather, you need to blot the substances as soon as you can. Use a clean white cloth to make sure that it has been absorbed. You need to ask a furniture maker or a cleaning expert before you do anything more.

The water-based spills like juice and soda can be wiped off with a clean and white cloth from protected leather. You can dampen it with distilled water and leave it for air-dry. For stubborn stains, you can use a non-detergent soap mixed with lukewarm water. Take a sponge to clean it off or blot it till it dries up. Use another cloth to see how well it has come out. Never use air driers on original leather. If the stains are oil-based, you can blot it with a white cloth.

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