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Smart House Evolution: New Homes Keep Getting More Intelligent

It’s the year 2025, and you wake up to a warm, sun-lit room. Or at…

Packing tips: How to organise before your big move

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. As for all the preparation involved,…

Sort through contents: Declutter your home, organise your life

There’s no time like retirement to really show you how much stuff you’ve accumulated over…

Small Ways to Maintain Your Property Value

For better or worse, the current Australian home real estate market really is a minefield….

8 Uses for Your Spare Bedroom

A spare bedroom seems like a nice idea in theory, but do you really need…

Budget-Friendly Moving Tips

With today’s increasingly mobile lifestyles, it is rare that you will live in the same…

Post-Remodel Property Valuation: When to Have Your Home Reappraised

Many homeowners suddenly find themselves with energy and enthusiasm to embark on improvements and renovations…

The Rise of Urban Garden Design

While you may not know it yet, the private gardens and streets of local neighbourhoods…

A Checklist for House Sitting: Australia Edition

Going on holiday is ironically, often fraught with stress in the lead up to departure….

Fire Safety: Parts of Your Home Most Likely to Start a Fire

Australia is definitely a country that will always be a strong contender for the bush…

Take Proper Inventory for Your Home and Contents Insurance Claims

No one wants to focus on the bad or destructive events that could happen to…

A Look At Energy Efficiency: Do Appliances Make A Difference?

Climate change, the greenhouse effect, carbon footprint, carbon tax, global warming, eco friendly — these…

How to Prepare Your Family for an Emergency Evacuation

The age old adage, ‘it will never happen to me’ is not much use to…

Smart Homes: Geeky Gadgets For Your House

We all love a little bit of ‘geek’, but sometimes fear of the unknown keeps…

How to Prepare for a Storm?

As the mercury rises, so too does the likelihood of a severe storm. In the…

House Auction – First Time Guide

Buying a home is arguably one of the most exciting decisions you can make, but…

Barbecue Maintenance & Home Safety

Outdoor barbecues are an iconic part of Australian culture – but how safe is the…

Christmas Decorations and Fire Safety

How to keep your home safe from fire this holiday season Christmas should be a…

The How-Tos Of Renting Out Your Property

With housing prices in Australia ever on the rise — by a median of 6.9…

Child Safety 101: Tips to Childproof Your Home & Yard

While parental supervision is always the best safety measure to have in place, introducing safety…

The Great Housing Debate: Should You Rent or Buy?

According to a recent Census, around 67 per cent of Australian households are owner-occupied. It’s…

Tips for Laying Turf

Our DIY guide to creating a great-looking home lawn by laying turf There are three…

10 Ways to Settle in as a New Landlord

Wouldn’t it be great if becoming a landlord meant all you had to do was…

Tips for Growing Grass by Seed

Creating a lush, immaculate lawn from seed isn’t as easy as it sounds, but with…

Guide To Avoiding Risky Situations: Storms

For as long as we’ve been keeping records, Australians have been menaced by intense storms….

Simple Spring Cleaning Ideas That Can Transform Your Home

When you get serious about sprucing up and decluttering your living space, great things can…

How Australian Housing has Changed over the Years

Australia is a nation in transition, especially when it comes to our homes and how…

Captain Risky Father’s Day Card Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner and picking the perfect gift can be hard….

The State of Home Burglaries in Australia

How likely is it that you’ll have your home broken into this year? Well, over…

What Comes Next?

What does the future hold for Australia and its residents? We’ve looked at the history…

Are You Taking Risks? Not Maintaining Your Electrical Home Appliances

Our homes are filled with electrical appliances designed to make our lives easier and more…

Are you taking Risks? DIY Home Maintenance

It can be tempting to do your own home repairs, especially if it seems like…

Winter Fire Safety – Is Your Home Safe Enough?

When the temperature drops, fire danger increases around our homes. We pull out our old…

Guide To Avoiding Risky Situations: Home Theft

By the time you finish reading this article; approximately five homes will have been broken…

Hidden Dangers in the Home

Most of us like to think of our homes as places of safety and comfort—a…

A Comprehensive House Buying Checklist

Buying a home is a huge decision and a serious financial investment – and for…

Planning to buy your first home? 5 things you need to know

When you’re making plans to buy your first home, there’s so much to think about…

Tips for Renovating your Home

Have you noticed how many home renovation shows are on television these days? Unfortunately, they…

Guide To Risky Decisions: Bush Fire Mistakes

Bushfires are a natural part of the Australian environment. In fact, certain species of plant…

Tips to Protect Your Home from Break-ins

Your home should be your sanctuary against the dangers and uncertainties of the world. However,…

How to Keep your Kids Safe

For parents everywhere, keeping kids safe is priority #1. You want your children to enjoy…

How Safe is your Home?

One of the best things about being at home is that feeling of security. But…

4 Red Flags When Looking To Buy A Home

Buying a house can be a dream come true; a place to call home, express…

Easy Improvements to Make Before You Sell Your House

You don’t need to spend lots of money or undertake major renovations to make your…

Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Our homes use a lot of energy. It’s essential for cooking, lighting, running appliances, heating…

Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

Cooking for a family can sometimes feel like you’re producing, directing, and starring in your…

Digital Safety: Staying Safe Online

The Internet has made our lives easier in many ways. We now shop online, keep…

Safety for Seniors at Home

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their own home, and seniors are no…

How to secure your home when going away for Christmas

The Christmas holiday season is a great opportunity to see distant relatives, enjoy a break…

Celebrity Homes: See how many families could comfortably live in these houses

Celebrities! Even while they’re flaunting their obscene amounts of money, we can’t help but love…

How to Celebrate Christmas on a Budget

In tight financial times, Christmas can be a serious drain on your budget. You always…

How Christmas is celebrated around the World

As Australians, we know that once the Christmas season begins, it’s time to bust out…

5 Tips To Improve Your Home Security Outdoors

We live in a world full of amazing people capable of great charity and goodness,…

5 Truths Every Renter Should Know

Renting out a property is a big commitment. After all, this isn’t like running down…

Moving House Checklist

Even if you’re excited about starting your new life in a new area, there’s a…

Tips to make your Kitchen look better than new

Sure, you probably spend more hours of the day in your bedroom, and the living…

Home Fire Safety Tips

There is only one type of fire emergency, the unexpected type. That’s why fire safety…

Definitive Guide to Roommate Etiquette

Roommate etiquette boils down to a basic respect for the privacy, property, and personal dignity…

Tips To Make Your Apartment Feel Bigger

Sometimes, living in a small apartment can be a bit rough. Sure, you can deal…

Making The Most Of Your Spare Room

There are a number of reasons why you may suddenly find yourself with a spare…

Simply Smarter Tips For Finding A New Roommate

Moving out or getting a roommate often sounds like a great idea, and it definitely…

Winter Is Coming – How To Prepare Your Garden For The Colder Months

While the rest of the planet is starting to feel the promise of spring around…

Tips For Moving Interstate

People move for a variety of different reasons. The most common being investment or financial…

Simply Smarter Tips To Protect Your Home While Travelling

With all the Public Holidays around Easter coinciding with the school holidays – it makes…

Simply Smarter DIY Easter Craft Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and with the kids being at home on school…

Mouse In The House? Common Household Pests & How To Deal With Them.

Australia has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire world. The continent’s natural…

5 Simply Smarter Tips for Setting Up a Home Office

According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority, 5.64 million Australians use the internet to…

The February Bill Shock

How are you going with your bills this month? I thought I was ok, but…

Simply Smarter DIY Valentine’s Gifts

he true history of Saint Valentine’s Day is obscure, and whilst many of us see…

Simply Smarter Kitchen Tips Part 2

Following the success of Kitchen Tips Part 1, we’ve created a sequel. In Kitchen Tips…

Beyond the House: 5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Home

Finding the perfect home is an exciting yet complicated process, and many of us get…

Preparing your home for your new puppy

Getting a dog is a big responsibility, and it will alter your life in many…

Simply Smarter Urban Gardening Tips

Tips for Gardening in a Small Space Living in an apartment can seem to limit…

Santa’s Insurance Needs

Santa has made his list, he’s checked it twice – and he is on his…

Simply Smarter DIY Christmas Ideas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to relax and spend time with your friends…

Keeping cool this summer without using the airconditioning

Aussies really do live in the lucky country, with our enviable summer seasons where we…

4 Rules Of Thumb For Buying A Home

It’s commonly said that buying a home can be one of the most stressful things…

How to make your food last longer with improved storage solutions

People often think fresh produce and high-quality food won’t last anywhere near as long as…

Commonly overlooked health hazards

The home should be a place of sanctuary from the outside world. However, the truth…

Awesome home care tips

As much as we like our homes to look and smell fantastic, who has the…

7 Tips for new landlords

So, you’ve decided to become a landlord and make a living off… well, living. You…

7 Tips to Make Your Money Last Longer

In theory, managing your money should be simple. Just work out how much money you…

How will home automation affect your home’s value?

One of the trending selling points in real estate today is technology, and how much…

3 tips to living smarter at home

It’s amazing how simple some things can be once you know the trick. In “How…

7 tips for your summer barbecue

Summer is fast approaching, which means we’ll soon be enjoying one of our favourite pastimes:…

7 Tips for New Renters

Renting a place and getting out on your own is exciting, but like most things,…

5 ways to increase your home’s equity

Like most home owners, you may be thinking about doing some home improvement projects to…

13 Tips To Help You Out In The Kitchen

With so many different utensils, ingredients, containers, and appliances all clamouring for attention, getting things…

13 steps to childproofing your home

From the moment your baby first learns to roll over, they become an insatiable explorer….

5 Smarter Home Cooking Tips

Find out five of our favourite home cooking tips in just two minutes. Chocolate bowls,…

How El Niño & La Niña affects you

We’ve seen some incredible weather in Australia over the last couple of years. How much…

Comforts of the home–then and now

Back in the 1700s the average family size was 7-10 kids. Today the average size…

Protect your family this Christmas

Don’t get caught up in the excitement of Christmas without making sure you have assessed…

How to bag a Christmas bargain and beat the crowds

Do you hate having to get out of the car to move abandoned trolleys, just…

Get the facts on Australia’s severe weather

With 80% of residents living near the coast, Australians & New Zealanders are no strangers…

Start spring cleaning with a clean sweep

Spring has well and truly sprung and what better way to welcome more light into…

Top five tips for holiday house swapping

Top five tips for holiday house swapping If you’re open minded and tired of treading…