5 Ways to Enhance Your Garden

5 Ways to Enhance Your Garden

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get our backyards and gardens ready. There’s so much you can do to enhance your garden, but you don’t have to make it a big project nor spend a fortune. These 5 simple tasks will make a positive difference and can be done cheaply.    Tidy […]

How to Prevent Dryer Fires

How to Prevent Dryer Fires

With all of the heat that dryers build up, they can be hazardous and susceptible to causing fires. It’s surprisingly common as so often people overlook the maintenance that comes along with their machine. The most common cause of dryer fires is lint as it tends to build up making its way to the heating […]

Top Tips to Spring Cleaning

Top Spring Cleaning Tips with Checklist

Spring is now here and we couldn’t be happier. Longer days, warmer weather, and the perfect season to prepare for another great summer. Spring cleaning is the best way to kick off this time of year to start fresh after a dreary cold season – even though it can be challenging, it’s definitely rewarding. Believe […]

How to Keep Towels Soft

How to Keep Your Towels Soft

After a nice warm shower or bath, there’s nothing better than a soft fluffy towel to dry you off. However, you may end up wrapping yourself up in what feels like sandpaper. Rough towels can be the result of improper drying techniques along with detergent build up from minimal rinsing. With a few simple tips, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Items to Avoid Putting in The Dryer

13 Items to Avoid Putting in the Dryer

You already know a dryer uses up lots of energy and racks up your electricity bill, but it can also damage your clothing. Between the high heat and the rapid motion, some garments shrink, warp, and can simply be destroyed. It’s all just another reason to have a clothesline handy! Not all fabrics are alike […]

Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

How to Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

Summer is long gone and Winter has hit us with it’s chilly mornings and nights by the fire. This change of season for most of us is the ideal time to revamp our wardrobe with some new winter essentials. However, for those of you who do not have time to go shopping or perhaps want […]

Top Three Laundry Powder Detergents

There are many options for laundry detergent – powder, liquid, eco friendly, sensitive, etc. Most of us just opt for the cheapest, but clearly there is more to the decision. We want to use a detergent that treats our clothing well leaving them soft, clean, and smelling fresh. We narrowed down our favourite powder detergent […]

Three Short Walks in Wellington

While your clothes are washing or while your clothes are drying, you may find yourself bored and wanting to kill time so why not get some exercise in? Over the next few months, we’ll fill you in on three walks you can complete under one hour in various New Zealand towns. First one up is […]

Laundry Tips – Part Two

In our previous blog we discussed five laundry tips for success in part one. In part two we provide you with five more laundry tips to help you have the best washing in the street (and in the household)! 1. Reduce fading With the warm summer weather throughout the country at the moment, it’s important […]

Build a Clothesline

Would you like to know how to build a clothesline yourself? Swiftform Products has the answer with their DIY SwiftDry clothesline system! You can build a clothesline (your very own) in under four minutes! Sounds good to me as I am no handyman or handywoman! SwiftDry clotheslines come standard with 2 x T Bars (including […]

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