Category: Home Hacks

Make a DIY Coffee Candle

If you are a coffee lover then you are going to love this handy little cheat on how to make a DIY coffee candle in minutes. This is a super easy way to make your house smell gorgeous if you have guests coming over but don’t like them enough to light the Jo Malone candle. Yep – we thought so. Us too. The fresh coffee aroma will hide any bad smells that maybe lurking and will be welcoming yet sophisticated. Mmmmm. What You Do  First of all, you need to find a heat proof pretty pot or ramekin. Fill...

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Handy Holiday Hack

So this hack may veer on the compulsive obsessive side but trust us, it is the holiday hack from heaven.  This one was devised by one of us (we’ll name no names) for last Summers holidays. It was helpfully greeted with eye rolls and snickering.  The whole premise behind it was to allow the entire family (and we are talking about adults here too) to take personal responsibility for finding key items. The objective was to rid the phrase ‘where’s the…?’ from the entire holiday. But also to dispel the notion that we somehow magically know where everything is...

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Let’s Get This Straight – Picture Hanging Made Easy

How much do you dread the job of picture hanging in your house? It sounds so simple to hang a picture straight, right? And if you are only hanging one picture then it’s hard to go wrong. Just bang and hang. That’s all fine and dandy until you want to display  a trio of frames or a gallery wall as this is where it can start to get a bit tricky. Too high, too low, not spaced right. It’s easy to end up with multiple holes in the wall as you scatter gun the drill in fury when the...

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Ice Ice Baby – Love Your Freezer

It is time to fall in love with your freezer and let it help you save time, cut down on waste and maximise space. According to the food waste organisation WRAP, the top four foods likely to be found lurking in our freezers are ice cream, chicken, peas and chips. However, there is lots of other food that can be frozen safely and conveniently  for months on end (no, not years on end, we said months). Portion Frozen Mince When freezing minced meat, decant to a freezer bag and use the handle of a wooden spoon to separate the meat...

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Home Hack – Organising Scarves

If you are anything like us you have a scarf to match every outfit and occasion. But storing them is a nightmare. First of all with silks and cottons and knits they are impossible to fold in piles and keep crease free.  Some are folded, some hang lone on coat racks and other seasonal ones are tucked away until the sun comes out.   Here is our easy solution scarf hack to have your scarves to hand when you need them! All you need is a towel ladder to organise and display your scarves so they are easily at...

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Ice cube sensations

Create a flavour overload for your next glass or carafe of water with this simple five minute ice cube hack.  Experiment with any fruit or vegetable- we used mint, lemon, lime, cucumber and a mixture of frozen fruit but try seasonal berries, kiwi fruit or even herbs. These ice cubes are effortless but look so chic! HERE’S HOW TO MAKE THEM 1. Using a jug fill the individual cases of a muffin tin half full with water. Or for small cubes just use an ice cube tray – the silicon ones are great as you can buy them with...

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