Decorate your rented apartment without losing your deposit

You’ve found the ideal apartment in terms of location, price and size, and now you want to put your own stamp on the place. There’s only one problem: your deposit! Any unapproved changes to the apartment could suck you into a vicious battle with your landlord. It doesn’t have to be that way if you know what is permissible and what is out of bounds. Here are tips for decorating your apartment without upsetting the landlord…

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5 Little-known disadvantages of renting your home

Today, an increasing number of families rent their homes from private landlords or agencies, by choice, or because they are unable to save up the deposit for a mortgage. I rented for my whole adult life until a year ago and it worked for me for all those years. But whatever your reason for considering […]

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How to decorate your rented home without breaking the #RentingRules

Today’s blog post is all about renting and what you can – and can’t – do in terms of decorating your rented home. I’ll be sharing some #RentingRules to ensure that you don’t upset your landlord or end up losing a hefty chunk of your deposit. This blog post has been inspired by HomeLet, as […]

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How to save money on everyday home expenses

There are so many expenses to consider when purchasing your first home or choosing to rent a property. Maintaining and running a household can be expensive, and most people find that out the hard way. I for one didn’t have any clue about just how quickly my pay cheque would disappear when I began renting […]

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A cosy country cottage of my very own – and how to get it!

Last weekend I went to a wedding fair and it completely changed my outlook on life. Yes, I know I’m already married and, in truth, the wedding fair itself didn’t have much to offer me. But while I was at the venue I had a nosy around the honeymoon cottage and that’s where everything changed. […]

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Home is where the heart is

It’s the dream of all young couples isn’t it? Up there with getting married and having children, buying your own home is at the top of a lot of my friends’ and family’s wish lists. I’ve been adding ‘dream home’ pins to my Pinterest board all year, so even though I might not be living in […]

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