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From pillow to glam cushion

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

If you have a flat pillow that you want to toss aside for a new model, why not recycle it into a cushion instead? Simply fold the pillow over, stitch it and use it to fill a smashing cushion cover (that you are going to make because you're so creative).


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Using lists to stay organised

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : General Tips 

I have taken to making lists as a result of my constant 'porridge brain' (you know that syndrome that makes an appearance when you're pregnant and doesn't leave?).

There is the priority to-do list in my diary, the work-around-the-house list on the white board, and the shopping list in the kitchen. I try to place these strategically on the way to the car or the office so that I see them and therefore remember to do what is on them.

I know writing lists doesn't work for ever...


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When you are moving house...

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

Each person in the family should have their own storage box which they can fill with those things they simply cannot pack away and want as soon as they reach their new home.

These could be a favourite teddy bear, a notebook, towels and sheets or that awesome straightening iron! Whatever you'll need as soon as you get there, is what you should put in the box AND each person should be responsible for their box (it isn't mom's fault if it doesn't get to the other side).


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Make that garage work for you

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

Whether you have one garage or two, it needs to be organised otherwise it risks becoming the dumping ground for all manner of household items.  So, if your garage isn't working for you, resulting in you parking one of your largest assets outside, then you need to make a plan!

Start, as usual, by taking everything out so you can see what you have and what you don't need. It is a process, but the best tip, once you have sorted through everything, is to group your items by cate...


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