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March 2012

  • 23rd March 2012
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Creating a home library

Are you an avid reader? Do you want a space to get away from the world and delve into a good magazine or classic book? A home library could be just what you are looking for and you don’t need a mansion for this dream to come true. We have put together some top tips on how to get started. Location: The ideal space is quiet, preferably with doors. This could be a guest bedroom or loft if you have one. If you are not blessed with this much space, look at combining a room such as a sitting area. Your library can be a perfect space to entertain guests too. Shelves: Take a look at the size of your space and the amount of books you currently own. Try and use all possible space with shelving, this can be […]

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  • 22nd March 2012
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Where to keep your favourite pair…

Do you have a mountain of shoes at your front door? With a smaller mountain at the back door? And a large, unorganised mound at the bottom of your wardrobe? Then now is the time to sort out your shoe collection. Whether you have a million pairs of trainers, or heels you forgot you even owned, check out our top tips for storing your shoes, and put an end to shoe mounds and odd shoes. Removing the clutter from the front door: First of all, decide what shoes are allowed to stay at the front door. Be strict! Every day work shoes are fine, but high heels you throw on once a month should not be left lying next to the front door. Once you have been ruthless, stay ruthless. Ask all household members to only keep one or two […]

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  • 8th March 2012
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Room makeovers

We’ve all moved into a property with best intentions of giving the interior an overhaul and adding our own touch. But, by the time you’ve paid all the moving costs and bought all the essentials, the reality is most of us don’t have enough money to crack on with that winning makeover. There are ways to give your rooms a spruce without spending a fortune. Simple things like getting rid of that stain on the carpet, having another look at that comfy old armchair you’ve been hiding away because it’s so worn and spending a bit of time rolling your sleeves up for a quick revamp. 1. Stain removal – tips from FB. Thanks for letting us know all your top stain removers. We’ve put together a blog about getting rid of anything, from that red wine stain to grass […]

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Spring clean your office!

Spring clean your office!

Are you drowning under a mountain of paperwork, do you struggle to find things you need in a hurry, is your desk looking like the base of a bonfire? Fear not, help is at hand with our top tips for spring cleaning your home office and organising your desk. Follow these and you could save time hunting for that missing file you were after and improve creativity at the same time! Starting out: First off, spend a day getting organised and de-clutter. Arm yourself with a roll of bin liners, some archive storage boxes (from as little as £3.74) and handy tidy trays. Decide what you need daily, once a week, occassionally or never (but need to keep) and put them to one side, everything else – chuck! Be ruthless, what do you really need, old bus tickets, flyers, invitations […]

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  • 2nd March 2012
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CREATING A POOL ROOM

CREATING A POOL ROOM

Is your shed or basement full of clutter and looking for a real purpose in life? Then why not turn it into an amazing pool room! Fun for all ages and a cool design piece for your home, what more would you want for your abode? A pool table is a great addition to the household, but it is a big item, so how do you make room for it? Big Yellow is here to help. The Table: Pool tables come in a range of sizes. English pool tables can come in diminutive 6 footers, whereas the American pool tables range from 7-9ft. So before you dive straight into your pocket, take a minute to assess where you can realistically house your table. First, check out what exterior space you have available. Do you have a shed or garage full […]

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