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Five Smart Ways to Cut Down Washing Dishes by Hand

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It is one of the most tiring household jobs there is. Most days it feels like there is a never ending pile that needs to be washed before you can start preparing your next meal. That’s why we have come up with five smart ways you can cut down how many dishes you need to wash by hand!

1. Own Fewer Dishes

It may seem like an obvious thing to do but believe it ...

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Sunbeam Winter Winners

Sunbeam Winter Winners

As the temperature starts to drop, and the summer heat fades we look to our favourite winter meals to help keep us warm and toasty! Our friends at Sunbeam have put together a collection of recipes and must-have appliances that will be guaranteed winter winners in your kitchen!

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Become a Slow Cooker King or Queen

 

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Winter is here and there is nothing better than a wholesome, hearty slow cooked meal. Whether you are new to using a slow cooker or have been cooking with one for years, here are five slow cooker tips and tricks that will turn you into a slow cooker king or queen.

Use the right size pot

There are a range of different size slow cookers to fit everyone’s needs. Some people need ...

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What is the Small Business $20,000 Tax Break?

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As the end of financial year is quickly approaching, here are some hints on how small businesses can make the most out of the Small Business Tax Break.

Current Law for Small Businesses – Expanding Accelerated Depreciation

Until the end of June 2017, small businesses can claim an immediate deduction for assets they start to use, or have installed ready for use, provided each depreciable asset costs less than $20,000.

Eligible Businesses

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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Every year it seems to creep up on us and before we know it, it’s a couple of days before Mother’s Day and you still need to get mum something special! There isn’t anyone quite like your mum and Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show her how much she means to you. So, this Mother’s Day why not get something that best fits the sort of mum she is. Not all mums are the same, that’s why we’ve ...

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Call for a tech detox as sleep deprived Aussies feel impact of staying connected in the bedroom

Call for a tech detox as sleep deprived Aussies feel impact of staying connected in the bedroom

Sealy_Tech_detox_Infographic_VF_full size.Around 75 per cent of Australians struggle to get to, or stay asleep at night, according to the world’s largest sleep report unveiled recently by The Sealy Sleep Census.

Worryingly, around 20 per cent of Aussies surveyed as part of this report face this insomnia battle three times or more per week.

The census was commissioned by globally leading and trusted sleep specialists, Sealy, who have been handcrafting mattresses in Australia ...

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How to Host the Best Australia Day Party

How to Host the Best Australia Day Party

Australia Day is just around the corner. In fact, we can hear the slap of thongs as it walks closer and closer. Hosting an Australia Day party can be simple, all you need is to do is follow our 3 step guide to planning the perfect Australia Day;

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4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.

This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and ...

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Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the shops,
Not a present was worthy, not even for pops,
The stockings were hung on the mantel with care,
Yet, when you looked inside they were totally bare.

With Christmas just around the corner, we can hear the jingle bells of Santa’s sleigh fast approaching. If you’re looking to avoid the Christmas rush, then worry not because Betta is the one-stop shop for gifts this holiday season.

Within the Betta Gift Guide, ...

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What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

Finding the right fridge for your kitchen is actually a big deal, there are many things to consider. Firstly you need to find a fridge that fits into the space you have so height, depth and width should be your top criteria. But once you have that set, what about colour? What about style? Do you want a standard look, or French door fridges or maybe go for something more sleek and elegant like a side by side fridge? ...

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