Preparing for the Big Move

Moving can be expensive. That is why it is important to prepare your stuff before the removalists from Hornsby get to your house. Here are some tips that can help you prepare your goods so that the removalists Hornsby can cut your moving costs even more.

Marking all of your boxes

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                One of the best ways to create a successful move is to make sure that you clearly mark every box with its destination room in your new home. Get a large black marker and clearly mark the top of every box. It should be easy for your mover to understand so that they can put the boxes in the same spot in your new home. For example, you will want to make sure to mark the bedrooms with a number. If you put “Tony’s Room”, you may have to switch all the boxes because your movers won’t know which room is “Tony’s Room”. However, you can mark the bedrooms in the new home by numbers and then put a sheet on the door of your new rooms with a big number on it, so they can get the boxes in the right room. It will definitely save you a lot of time later on. Also, you may have the urge to pack a box and then put it in one room to help the movers. This will likely only shave off a few minutes overall for the movers and it will also give them the idea that you are okay with the boxes going anywhere. When they have to go into the rooms to get the packages, they will assume that you want them to put them back in the individual rooms. Don’t assume that they will know where to put things but if you have the rooms labeled and the boxes labeled, a good mover will put the boxes where they need to go and then you can just direct them with questions about the furniture. That way you can hire cheap interstate removalists and protect your goods.

Packing your dishes

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                Your dishes may not be your prized possessions, but it is so much easier to protect them so that they survive the move, then having to buy them all over again. You will want to make sure that you choose to buy a corrugated box around the same size as a small microwave. It may seem like that will lead to a lot more boxes, but if you over pack a dish box and it slips in a movers hand, you will be sifting through the rubble to find one dish that you can use. The box should be about as wide as one of your large dishes to fit in with enough room for your hands to fit in all sides. That way you can fit your fingers into the box to pull your dishes back out. Get a roll of packing paper and put a piece of paper between all of your dishes. Then crumble some up and put some in the four corners. For quick removal you don’t have to pack all the way around if you put enough crumbled packing paper in all four corners. That way when you go to unpack your dishes, you can simply slide your hands down the sides and pull the dishes out instead of taking all of the packing materials out first. Be sure to use packing tape on both sides of the box to ensure that it doesn’t break in transport where you will be able to save on the cheap interstate removalist’s services and not have to buy new dishes.

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When it comes to packing your glasses, choose a similar size corrugated box or even a box a little smaller. You will need to pack the inside of the glass with packing paper and then wrap them individual. Sit them in the box facing up and down and then pack around them with crumbled packing paper. Also, make sure that you label it “Fragile”, so that your movers know to be extra careful. You can also use bubble wrap. It takes up more space in the box, but will protect your most precious glass items. You can also line the box with bubble wrap and then wrap each piece individually in packing paper.

Indoor Yacht Garage

This world class estate located at 5363 Kew Cliff Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a masterpiece timber post and beam home.The 13,000 square foot house has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with 3 levels and over 4,600 square foot of terraced slate decks, outdoor pool/hot tub and indoor swim spa/hot tub. There’s also an indoor elevator system. The biggest indulgence is the 50 foot attached private yacht garage with elevator access!

 

Woman Quits Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes In Bali

Elora Hardy left a successful career in the NY fashion scene to build bamboo houses in Indonesia. The Bali resident and her team have spent the last 5 years revolutionizing bamboo construction in the belief that it is an underused but ideal renewable resource. Hardy uses boron, which occurs naturally in nature, to treat the bamboo and make it indigestible to insects. Continue reading “Woman Quits Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes In Bali”

Kitchen Aid: Update + Quality = Flawless

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New Kitchenaid(R) Collection: A Fresh Take on Brand’s Iconic Design. Kitchen Aid has come up with a fresh take on the brands iconic design and it is perfection. Using consumer thoughts and feedback, as well as feedback from professionals in the culinary world, they have put together something unparalleled in the world of kitchen appliances. Kitchen Aids reputation for quality and longevity in its appliances has been built upon to bring a sleek yet warm look to their new line. The appliances are available in black, white and stainless but Kitchen Aid has gone a step further. In an industry first, Kitchen Aid introduces a black stainless finish. This finish is satiny like traditional stainless but very modern and sleek. The whole idea behind this line is to look a bit warmer, steering away from the industrial feel without losing the high performance. By keeping the appliances at a professional quality standard yet still making it feel like home, the goal is to inspire people cook, create and explore in the kitchen. Since 1919, Kitchen Aid has been all about quality. With this new design, backed by that quality, Kitchen Aid does not disappoint. You can check out the new line with sales beginning April of 2015.

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

15 Amazing DIY House Plants That Will Never Ever Die

There are a lot of people that find live plants hard to keep and maintain. Due to lots of work and responsibilities away from house, there are not so much time available for any of us to keep our house neat. I know that plants keep our interior live and warm but sometimes that s not really possible. For this reason, we created article with 15 interesting DIY House plants that does nor require any attention at all and will never die. Home decor has never been easier…

1. Paper Succulent

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These stunning paper succulents are easy to make yourself. Get the tutorial here.

2. Felt Succulents

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Get the DIY for these here.

3. Tissue Paper Branches

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“Grow” your own blooming branches. Learn how here.

4. Staghorn Ferns

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You can make your own Staghorn ferns with this DIY over at Design Sponge.

5. Dried Flower Wall Hangings

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You can’t kill it if it’s already dead! (Well, technically, they’re dried). Get some tips here.

6. Immortal Spiral Paper Rose Plant

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See how here.

7. Faux Dirt Centerpiece

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These Pottery Barn-Inspired planters have fake dirt that you can make yourself.

8. Imitation Bonsai Tree

DIY-House-plants-8This imitation bonsai tree DIY is made with real air plants, but it’s a zillion times easier to care for than a bonsai. Directions here.

9. Topiaries

 

DIY-House-plants-9These topiaries can be made with any kind of fake plant. Instructions here.

10. Tropical Plant

DIY-House-plants-10This tropical project was made by painting cardboard leaves.

11. Cupcake Plants

DIY-House-plants-11This festive foliage is easy to punch out and pop together. Get the book here.

12. Printed Paper Plant

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13. Fabric Scrap Cacti

DIY-House-plants-13Use some fabric scraps to DIY your own sewn plants. Or, check out this etsy shop.

14. Printable Bamboo

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Or get lucky with some printable bamboo. Available here.

15. Paper Orchids

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Pretty paper orchid DIY.

The Beautiful Tree House

As a kids, we all love the tree houses. If we were the lucky ones that own one, we would spend all day round playing and enjoying in a tiny and peaceful place that belongs only to us. What about when we group up? Why the fun has to stop? Check out this simple and beautiful tree house that will take your breath away. I wish i can spend just one summer night in here 🙂

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Beautiful Como Shambhala in Bali

COMO Shambhala Estate offers a private location in Begawan Village, a 15-minute drive from Ubud City Centre. Surrounded by tropical greenery, the resort offers a large outdoor pool, spa and free Wi-Fi throughout.Each room features wooden furniture set against a backdrop of greenery. Guests can relax in the outdoor terrace, which offers a seating area or daybed. The bathroom is semi-outdoors.

Como-Shambhala-2COMO Shambhala Estate is a 45-minute drive from Kintamani, where famous Mount Batur is located. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away. Offering individually designed programmes for guests to benefit mind, body and spirit, COMO Shambhala provides Yoga and Pilates Instructors, an Ayurvedic Doctor, a Dietician and an Acupuncturist. Outdoor activities that can be arranged from the resort include trekking, cycling, and rafting, canyoning and cultural tours. Airport shuttle service is available at a charge. Western and European cuisine can be enjoyed at Glow Restaurant, while Asian dishes are featured at Kudus Restaurant. Room service is available for convenience.

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Top 20 Most Beautiful Stairs Designs

Recently it came to my attention that something and mundane as stairs can be really interesting and exciting. After browsing internet for a while and exploring interesting interior and staircase designs i decided to make a best of list for today’s article. Seems to me that designers experience a lot of problems when it comes to space. It is like they are unable to find out a good way to work with the space under  the stairs, so they are giving up on it and leaving it empty. Needles to say, some of the today’s entries surely find out a perfect way, yet some did opposite and took another direction… If you like the post be sure to share it and recommend to your friends…

Hanging Stairs

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Timber Stripe Staircase

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Understairs Space

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Tree Stairs

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Sensualscaping Stairs

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Tree Banister

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Bookcase Staircase

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Flower Petal Staircase

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Otherworldly Stairs

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Spiral Slide Staircase

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Lace Staircase

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Sloping Stairs

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Flat F.M. Stairs

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La Maison Unique Stairs

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Staircase Slide Combo

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Space-Saving Stairs

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Workplace Stair Unit

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Metal Staircase

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Library Slider Stairs

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Eye-opening window designs

Now that fireplaces are often omitted from modern rooms, it is usually down to the windows to create a focal point. So show them off and make the most of them with some truly stunning window dressings and perhaps some new windows altogether with a company like McKinney roofing.

Unusual window dressings

Decorating a window is easy; simply install a curtain rail, throw some drapes at it and hey presto, window dressed. But why not try something a little more original, perhaps even unique?

For those nimble with a needle and thread, a pretty, new or even better, vintage, tablecloth can be turned into a drape quite easily. Simply add some hoops to one end and slide them over a curtain pole. If sewing is not an option, it might be possible to simply hang a light piece of fabric over the pole.

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For a tactile, if noisy alternative, try putting up beaded curtains over a door, a ‘70s throwback that has made a popular comeback. They do not even need a curtain rail, but can be affixed with hooks attached to the underside of the door frame.

Another option might be to get all patriotic and find a large sized stars & stripes flag to hang at the window.

Ideas for window dressings

Sometimes, windows are awkwardly shaped or positioned and it can be difficult to find standard curtains that fit properly. Arched windows, for instance, whilst being architecturally arresting and attractive, can pose a dressing problem. Forget the arch and concentrate instead on the lower half of the window by putting up a half curtain or blind. For a very striking effect, cover the whole of the square or rectangular part of the window with a Venetian blind that has been made to measure and use a curved curtain pole to hang a curtain that mimics the curve of the arch.

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Bow or bay windows can be particularly troublesome. Rather than drapes, put up three different sections of Roman blinds that cover the window panes, but still show the frames of the window. This solution can look very sophisticated and gives the window a clean, streamlined appearance.

Alternatively, ignore the curve or bend of a bay window by using ‘flanking’ curtains. These are attached to the ceiling that crosses the window area and afford a high level of privacy.

Eye opening DIY window dressings

Anyone aiming for a truly minimalist look, may want to do away with curtains and blinds altogether. Most people like to make their home private and the glass in windows can be covered with a type of plastic film that makes it appear frosted or even etched with a design. This product lets the natural daylight in, but keeps prying eyes out. Staying with the frosted theme, large Roman shades are now available that, from a distance, look like panels of frosted glass. They create a very clean and impressive window dressing.