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Budget Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, you’re preparing to sell your home, or you’re just needing a refresh, it’s time to make your house look presentable and feel good. You’ll be pleased to know that you can achieve a luxurious and expensive look without blowing the bank – you can actually keep costs […]

5 Fabrics to Keep You Warm this Winter

It’s getting colder out there and we’re not close to spring yet, so you may still be on the hunt for warm apparel. Most winter gear is on special offer mid-winter so it’s worth investing in a few pieces for the remainder of this year and the years to come. Some fabrics work wonders when […]

Benefits of Having a Laundry Room

Benefits of Having a Laundry Room

It’s normal to have a love hate relationship with doing laundry – dealing with the dirty pile can be unpleasant while dealing with the clean pile can be relaxing. But there’s one way to make laundry easier and that’s organisation, which will prevent the task from being overwhelming. For this reason, we strongly recommend having […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Home

5 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Home

If you’ve been dreaming of your ideal home then you may want to consider building. Building a home allows you to bring your dream to fruition as you start from scratch and custom design every nook and cranny. While it may be challenging, building your dream house will also end up being the most satisfying […]

5 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Designer

5 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Designer

Whether you are building a home or renovating your current property, your outdoor space is just as important as the indoors. You may think designing your front yard & back yard is a simple task that you can do on your own, but if you want to make the most of these spaces especially if […]

The Various Types of Clothes Pegs

It’s said that the clothes peg or clothespin was invented in the 1800s – first by English gypsies who carved one piece wooden pegs and then 50 or so years later came the two piece with spring peg created by an American inventor. Over the centuries, the peg has evolved from the standard one or […]

5 Ways to Redecorate Without Shopping

5 Ways to Redecorate Without Shopping

With the nation staying at home this month without the ability to shop for non essentials, we need things to keep us productive and active. Most importantly, we need to feel comfortable and happy in our homes. We tend to associate any home improvements with spending money, but with patience & creativity improving your home […]

How to Care for Your Fabrics

How to Care for Your Fabrics

Not all of your clothing can be washed the same way – each fabric is unique and should be handled with care to prevent any damage. This also includes drying and as a general rule of thumb, you’re best to stick with air drying on a clothesline for all fabrics (you know how we feel […]

Eco Friendly Ways to do Laundry

We’re sure you are aware that doing laundry has a negative effect on the planet as it consumes heaps of energy and uses heaps of water. Washing machines can use tens of thousands of litres of water per household annually while a dryer sucks up the most amount of energy in a home after the […]

TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLOTHESLINE COVERS

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Clothesline Covers

The main reason why you purchased a clothesline in the first place is so that you can take advantage of all the free sunlight and fresh breeze to dry your laundry naturally and without electric consumption. So why would anyone want to cover it up? Is a clothesline cover – especially one that comes from […]

History of Clotheslines

Is There More to Clotheslines than Meets the Eye?

It is claimed that in the early 1900’s the first clothesline was invented. Gilbert Toyne of Melbourne Australia who was a farrier, blacksmith and wheelwright, patented his first Aeroplane Rotatory clothes hoist. Launched in 1911, the design proved to be popular, but somewhat clumsy and incredibly basic. All it was, was a galvanised metal frame […]

Clothes line wire types – Whats the preference and why?

I’m sure you’d agree the wire you hang your washing on is the most important part of your clothesline, right? We ran a poll to understand what people like best, and why. Read the comments and replies on the Neighborly site here; www.nbly.nz/m/64741229 We’ve decided to use coated wire on our clotheslines because it is […]

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Winter is nearly over, but for some of us winter shopping has just begun with all of the great sales on. At the moment, you can score a winter jacket for up to 60% off! For these prices you may as well go for the best and warmest on the market. The best winter jackets […]

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Hanging your clothes to dry isn’t as simple as it seems. To dry your clothes effectively, there are some methods that will save you time and effort – you can actually avoid wrinkles, fading, and dampness.    Prevent Wrinkles Ironing is just another chore that we can do without. Before line drying, give your clothing […]

Tips for Folding Your Clothes

Following our last blog post, tidying up isn’t just about putting your clothes away – it’s also about putting them away properly. Washing clothes is simple since our machine does all the work, but we tend to dread what comes after..hanging to dry and then our favourite job of folding. Marie Kondo has shown us […]

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

Many people are raving about Marie Kondo’s Netflix series The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and with good reason. Tidying up is about creating space for more than just cleanliness, it’s also for joy. Clutter, whether it be on the desk, in the closet or drawer, or on the kitchen countertop is unsettling and may […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Silk

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Silk

Silk is one of the most elegant fabrics in regards to its look and feel, but not so much in its unvegan production. Interestingly, silk is produced from the cocoon of a silkworm caterpillar, which is boiled and then unraveled into silk thread. This fibre normally comes with a hefty price tag so it’s best […]

New Year, New Household Habits

New Year, New Household Habits

With the new year comes a fresh start, whether it be eating healthier or just simplifying your life, the change you make is always a positive one. The littlest change make a big difference especially with housekeeping chores in your own home because you want to feel good when you wake up in the morning […]

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

The never ending laundry pile can be so overwhelming…and monotonous.  Even though you can finish your piles of laundry in a day, the job is never really completed since your family constantly dirties clothes. If your laundry piles are stressing you out, here are 6 ways to reduce the amount of clothing that you wash […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Linen

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Linen

Linen is one of the most ancient textiles made from the stems of the flax plant. There have been discoveries of flax fibres in Georgia proving that the plant was already used by humans from as early as 30,000 B.C. Flax originally flourished in the Middle East, and is now widely cultivated.   Known as […]

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