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Well anything that you can't seem to find a place for gets shoved in the spare room (well at my house anyway) so that's exactly what I have done here.


Hints and Tips

Fashion/Clothing

Clothes care and repair.
  Clothes storage tips.
  How to declutter your wardrobe or closet.

 

History of Tuxedo and Black Tie
  UK Formal Wear Dress Code - Black Tie, White Tie, Dinner Jacket, Tuxedo - what to wear when and where.
  Men's Fashion Tips
  Fashion tips for the larger man
  How to wear a kilt - instructions on how to put a kilt on.
  How do you stop those old trainers from stinking your house out?
  Jewellery / jewelry related hints and tips.
  Explanation and names given to the cut and shape of diamonds.
   
Wedding/parties/gifts etc. Gifts and Presents - hints and tips.
  Party hints
  Planning and arranging a baby shower-

Stage 1

Stage 2 

  Bridal Shower (hen party) games and suggestions.
  Tips for a successful Wedding Reception & Wedding Ceremony.
  What you should bear in mind when choosing a Wedding Venue.
  A Guide for Brides - help when planning a wedding.
Wedding Entertainment - 5 reasons to have a magician at your wedding.
How to deliver a speech - Do's and Don'ts
  Planning a Civil Partnership ceremony.
  Ideas for table centerpieces /centrepieces.
  Tips on throwing a Halloween party for adults.
Home When is the best time to buy a mattress.
  How to choose a mattress.
  Mattresses - Pocket sprung or memory foam?
  Mattress Buying tips 
  How to make your rooms dual functional.
  How to make affordable art for your home.
  5 Easy steps to help make your house into a home.
  Unusual uses for picture frames.
  How to create a clutter free home.
  Humorous Bedroom Tips - suitable for all the family of course!
Slipcover tips - how to choose and care for furniture slip covers.
  Detailed instructions on making your own slipcovers including planning, measuring, fabric and tools as well as make-up procedures.

Stage 1 - Planning, measuring, material and tools.

Stage 2 - Making your slip covers.

  Buying a chandelier - tips to lighten your path.
  A guide to buying bar stools.
  Area Rugs - Decorating Hints and Tips
  Rug care and Maintenance - tips on how to care for your hand tufted, hand knotted, shaggy, natural and machine made rugs including stain removal.
  Caring for your Area Rug
  What to look out for when buying an Area Rug.
  Everything you need to know about bathroom rugs.
  General Home Security tips.
  More security tips for business and homes.
  Home Security Tips - how to beat the burglar
  Home Security - Windows, doors, garden.
  Home Security Systems - alarms, exterior lighting.
  Home Office - how to keep it clutterfree.
   
Travel Backpacking - 5 useful tips
  10 Girly Holiday Tips
  Advice and tips when renting a holiday house, cottage or apartment.
  Travel tips - how to ease jet lag, what you should be aware of when travelling abroad etc.
  Advice on Holidaying abroad and packing
  Information and advice on dog friendly holidays.
  How to make life more comfortable when camping.
  Tuscany - what to see, what not to miss, where to eat and more.
General Information Top tips for keeping warm.
  Hints and Tips to make life easier for the elderly, infirm and less able.
  Things you should know when buying a digital photo frame.
  Genuine or Replica? 5 things to look for when buying a Rolex.
  10 tips on how to get a good nights sleep.
  Ways to save water.
  Alison Cork's Top Tips on Bargain Hunting.
  More tips on a variety of subjects.
  Survival kit for anyone living away from home for the first time.
  Tips on how to identify the age of an antique.
  A few tips to consider when sending flowers.
  Ideas For Using A Fountain In Your Home Or Garden Décor
  Some tips on how to help prevent identity theft.
  How to read gas and electricity meters.
  Important and useful information on free debt counselling and advice, flueless fires, gas safe/corgi and what to do if you are arrested.
  Stock Photos explained.
  Buying a laptop - read this useful guide before making your choice.
  Games Console Guide - Hints and Tips on what to look out for when buying a games console.
  iPod Buying Guides - useful things to look out for when choosing an iPod.
  Home Working - Hints and Tips
  How to avoid Homeworking Scams.
  Scams and cons to avoid.
  More scams and cons warning.
  Beware these hoaxes and scams.
  Seasonal Crime warnings.
  Choosing and caring for bedding.
  Guidelines for choosing the perfect curtain or drape fabric.
  How to dress a window with a sloping top.
  What is a color wheel/colour wheel and how it should be used?
  How to choose the right air-purifier for your home.
  A guide to the different types of stair lift.
  Advice on purchasing a stairlift.
  Things to remember before visiting a Funeral Directors to arrange a funeral.
   
  Rugs - useful information from the professionals, covering all the most frequently asked questions.
  French Country Furniture - how to locate; French furniture and wood terms explained and translated.
  Many different uses for Vinegar!
  Genealogy - how to get started.
  Is you home safe?

Fire prevention information as recommended by National Community Fire Safety Centre. 

  The low down on carbon monoxide - information, symptoms, solutions.
  Hints and Things, stories, experiences and general snippets of interest.
  How rooms can reflect personality, take a chance and keep young at heart.
Explanation of water resistancy in watches.
  How to have a successful formal dinner party, including place settings, decorations etc.
  Designing your bedroom for a better sleep.
Thinking of buying your loved one a gift - what birthstones and flowers represent their birthday?
Table to convert shoe, collar and women's clothes sizes.
How to select a great quality hair accessory.
Books of the bible?
   
Festive fare Global Christmas tree decorations
  Christmas Traditions,
  Hanging festive lights.
  Christmas decorating tips - 5 ideas for decorating your home at Christmas.
  Christmas trees - Real or Artificial - Pros and Cons
  Santa's little helper - Christmas hints, tips, recipes, gift ideas.
  Recipes for Party Drinks,
  Recipes for festive fare.
Decorations to make and buy.
A baby footprint makes a wonderful keepsake.
Presents to Make
Free Christmas Cross stitch chart 
Stitching Cards - Detailed instructions on how to stitch your own beautiful greetings cards.
  How to temper chocolate.
  How to make chocolate leaves.
Gifts/Shopping Top tips on how to save money when buying groceries.
  Special discount on garden related gift items.
Lighthearted observations and tips on giftwrapping.

Property matters 

  Conveyancing tips applicable to England and Wales.
  How to choose a suitable removal company when moving house.
  Packing Tips - a guide to making life easier when moving into a new home.
  Things you should know when putting your possessions into storage.
  Moving home - should you buy or sell first?
  Using estate agents to sell a property - England/Wales
  Selling property privately - England/Wales
  How to avoid the 10 worst property selling mistakes 
  Mistake 1 - Not Being 100% Committed to Your House Sale
  Mistake 2 - Spending too much time and money renovating for sale.
  Mistake 3 - Not knowing the true condition of your property.
  Mistake 4 - Not preparing your property for sale.
  Mistake 5 - Not selling before buying another home.
  Mistake 6 - Not Forming Your Own Idea of Your Homes True Market Value Before Speaking to Estate Agents
  Mistake 7 - Not insisting that Estate Agents' justify their valuations.
  Mistake 8 - Overpricing your property.
  Mistake 9 - Not getting under the skin on your Estate Agent's contract.
  Mistake 10 - Not instructing your conveyancing solicitor early.
 

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