Posts Tagged 'how-to'

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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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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How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

So you want to get fit. Or fitter, depending on how ambitious your goals are. Most modern research suggests that setting smaller goals does not only reward you quicker but people with small goals along the way to a bigger goal are more motivated to stick with their fitness regime.

Wearable tech allows you to track pretty much anything these days. Be it steps, sleep, heart rate, distance, elevation, calories burned and much more. All these measurements can be taken ...

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How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

On some days, those cold winter months never seem to end. We leave our houses in the morning when it’s dark, cosied up in a coat and scarf and come back in the evening only to do the same thing again the next day. It’s tiring and makes us really miss those 30+ degrees summer months.

A super cosy bedroom can help you to get through the winter blues. Snuggling up under blankets, pillows and quilts, reading a good book or ...

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is officially on its way, which means we can look forward to all the good stuff, like mangoes, cricket and Christmas-time! The warmer days also mean a lot more air conditioner usage, so it’s a good idea to prepare your unit at home for the new season.

There aren’t too many parts of air conditioners that owners can service – most need a professional’s touch to ensure they’re handled smoothly and safely. The exception for most models is the ...

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Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

We’ve all been there-

The initial excitement at the idea of whizzing up a smoothie. But then we realise it’s hardly ever just a matter of a simple whizz. After the whizz there’s the rummage-around-for-an-appropriately-sized-glass-or-bottle, and then it’s the leave-the-mixer-for-someone-else-to-wash-up-later.

George Foreman – pioneer of the health grill – say it’s time for no more buts; instead try their new compact blender Mix & Go.   

Pop your ingredients into the bottle, attach the blade, ...

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How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

Buying a new appliance for the home, whether big or small, can be a lot of fun, or it can be a little stressful, depending on how you approach it. It’s a delicate balance between getting what you want, and staying within your budget. For saving money on appliances, some ideas are pretty obvious: shop the sales, check around for the best price, etc. Others might not be so clear, so in this post, we’re going through a few of ...

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Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Recently we asked our Facebook fans to share their top tasty and nutritious school lunch box ideas.

We received some really fantastic tips that we decided to share them here, along with a few of our own favourites.

Facebook fan Theresa Harvey said: “If your child is not a big breakfast eater, by the time it’s morning tea they are starving. I pack 2 Weet-Bix with butter and vegemite. Healthy and low GI.”

“Make up a nice jelly, cut fruit into it ...

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How to Host a Great BBQ

How to Host a Great BBQ

Snags, steaks and salads – the BBQ is one of our greatest Aussie summer traditions. A BBQ is one of the best ways to bring people together, especially if you’re not the dinner party type. To help you impress your friends, we’ve put together some of our favourite tips for throwing a terrific BBQ:

Choose the best BBQ for you
A great BBQ will be the heart of your party. Depending on the space you have available, you may ...

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