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Redecorating on a budget

A few months back, my two girls decided that they didn’t want to share a bedroom anymore. Having shared since they were tiny, it was time for a change. This meant that I’d lose my office, which needed a complete overhaul ready to become a bedroom. We were on a budget for decorating. I didn’t have loads of time but couldn’t afford to pay someone to do it for us. Of course, as soon as I got started I realised it was a much bigger job than anticipated. How we saved money Preparing the walls and skirting boards ended up…

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Bedroom furniture for children

As children get older, they tend to want to spend a bit more time in their room. Because my two girls share a room, they don’t have a lot of space in there. We’ve offered them the opportunity to have their own rooms, but they love being together. So instead, we have to make the room homely with things that take up minimal space. A special children’s sofa is an ideal solution. It’s just the right size for the two of them to sit on, without making the room look cluttered or small. Just4Kidz Children’s Furniture Just4Kidz sell a beautiful…

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The final move

This is a paid collaborative post.  Getting on the housing ladder these days is tough. Back in the early 2000s, it seemed easier. You could self-certify for a mortgage through a broker and that’s exactly what I did. As a first time buyer, I purchased a relatively large, detached house in a nice area. If Instagram had been around then, you’d have seen a strong young woman doing well for herself. But things are not always as they seem. Moving day I moved into my first home on my 23rd birthday. On the same day, I was accepted into a…

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