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  • Why "Do It Yourself" May Not Be That Easy After All
    and expert in home improvement says that TV pizzazz often distorts the truth and lets viewers think that home renovation is an easy process TV pizzazz refers to procedures tricks tactics and other promotional content surrounding a home improvement show all of which collectively make a show appealing and help the broadcast station win advertising accolades and make money Think about it how else would the station be able to generate revenue if it didn t make its show alluring to you the viewer You re not a Professional Remember most viewers are not home improvement professionals So even if a DIY tip were easy to implement you as a non professional still would face some difficulty implementing the tip The several years that renovation professionals and expert removalists for that matter spent honing their skills really matter and you are not going to learn the tricks of the trade in a 45 minute show This is why Larry L the expert in removals recommends you always talk to a specialist to take all the fluff out of what actually is said on TV and to understand what it takes to complete your renovation work Rosy Show Format Don t mistake the rosy show format with TV pizzazz The former aims to present home improvement in a bright light and make viewers feel good the latter attempts to generate buzz and excitement around the show in order to increase audience ratings and advertising fees So don t be surprised if a home improvement show makes you feel empowered to get things done yourself even if you know you are not proficient in everything related to home improvement Cost Misstatements Cost misstatement meaning a TV show alludes to lower or higher home renovation expenses is another thing that makes it impossible

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  • How to Move Your Pets
    the new city Get a Pet Carrier If you re going to travel with a pet it is absolutely necessary for you to have a secure pet carrier especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time Putting a blanket or newspapers in the carrier can help you avoid pet accidents in the car and keeping the pet safely contained with the door securely latched is a good way to make sure there are no escapes from the vehicle Additionally pets with the run of the car can be a big distraction to drivers so transporting a pet safely can lead to a safer experience for the people as well Getting Acclimated to the Car If you have a larger pet that is not a seasoned traveler go for short rides before the big trip to get the pet used to being a passenger In addition to making the pet more comfortable it will prepare you for problems that may arise particularly with motion sickness If you find out that your dog or cat gets queasy in the car ask your vet about medication that can be taken beforehand to help the trip go more smoothly On the Road Make sure that you make fairly frequent stops Bring a leash and take your dog for walks at rest stops Avoid feeding pets for several hours before departure and only feed them once during the day while you are on the road You should give them water on these breaks however to help them stay hydrated It s a good idea to bring your own water from back at home since water can be slightly different in other places and it s better for a pet to have consistency Both larger and smaller pets need to

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  • How to Design Creative & Stylish Space for Your Children
    coordination decision making and role playing You would be surprised that your little ones have enough imagination to help you create a stylish space that both and they relish Remember you must ask your children about things like design colour theme and lighting as well as the more amorphous notion of what persona they want to resemble This is very important because the last thing you want for example is to decorate your 3 year old son s room à la Superman whereas his preference veers rather in Harry Potter s direction Create Innovative Interiors You can use various tactics to embellish your kids playground especially the interiors Try to use removable decals go for affordable sheets and curtains and make sure you use two or three main colours that you repeat across the room Also use wallpaper or graphics as a focal point an important element to centre your kids attention as they engage in play Summary You can create a sleek and playful space for your children if you follow specific measures and stick to your budget Other key things to consider include seeking from your kids apply innovation in the decoration process and hire a professional designer if needed By Corey K follow me on Google Plus Related Posts How to Choose the Best Colour Mix in Your House Top 7 Ideas to Use When Moving Your Home Tips to Pack Your Home Quickly and Smartly Moving with Children Downsizing Don t Sweat the Small Stuff 12 responses to How to Design Creative Stylish Space for Your Children Ruth Martin says 18 06 2013 at 3 31 am We have been working on redoing a few rooms in our house Our children are 4 6 and we want to redo their playroom Thanks for the helpful tips I like the removable decals idea for the walls Lisa Renee says 18 06 2013 at 3 34 am We want to create a children s corner in our chiropractic office Do you have any names of decorators you can recommend in New York USA area Alaina Smithsonia says 18 06 2013 at 3 38 am I d love to make a great looking room for our kids to play in but my biggest fear is that they will ruin it Do you have any ideas on how to make it baby small child proof Marcille Fressna says 18 06 2013 at 3 44 am This idea of a children s space also applies to a room for homeschooling We are just starting out as home school parents and are converting one of our small rooms into a schoolroom The removable decals would also work excellent for educational things Rissa Martini says 18 06 2013 at 4 18 am Staying within one s budget is always important thanks for the reminder We are located approx 50 miles outside Sydney How far do you guys move things We are moving in a couple weeks and need help Sorry if my comment

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  • Different Methods of Selling Property to the Chinese
    there s an unprecedented surge of interest in our real estate from the Chinese And they are buying some of the city s most exclusive and expensive properties Examples include an Eastwood house which recently sold for 1 million over the 1 35 million reserve thanks to a bidding war between 16 registered bidders all of whom were Asian and a raft of luxury waterfront mansions in Point Piper two sold for 54 million and 33 5 million Chinese property buyers are spending some serious money especially since they were incentivised when the government launched the significant investor visa last November As of August there have been 305 applicants for the visa but so far only 10 have been approved The first significant investor visa holder to buy a Sydney property was Minquin Wang who found her Vancluse mansion for which she paid 8 5 million with the help of Monika Tu who operates a property concierge service Black Diamondz Many Chinese buyers want to buy a slice of Australian life along with their property they want an introduction into how to become a part of Australian society and this is where specialist concierge services can help Tu established Black Diamondz to aid the growing number of wealthy buyers from overseas who are emigrating to Australia and want an introduction into our way of life and help with all facets of a big move from selecting schools to getting essential services connected to buying local art for their new walls To ignore this growing market would be foolish Every major estate agency in the city is investing time and money to target and attract wealthy Chinese buyers Some now have offices in various Asian cities others employ translators or assistants fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and many advertise property on

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  • Top 7 Ideas to Use When Moving Your Home
    on Supplies I recommend you buy as many supplies as possible These include permanent black markers boxes of all stripes and tapes 3 Use Wardrobe Boxes Direct your removalist or home removals specialist to fill personal items like shoes sweaters and trousers in wardrobe boxes If you don t have that many clothes do it yourself and use standard boxes or those sturdy large shopping bags you often get at large retailers 4 Focus on Colour Coordination Colour coordination is critical especially if you have family members who have an eye for detail and an artistic bent In your new home colour code each section to distinguish it For example mark the kitchen yellow and ascribe red and blue to the kids room and the master room respectively 5 Keep Stuff Categorized Do you want to spend 50 of your time looking for stuff at the new house I didn t think so Therefore keep your relatives belongings organized and keep things like kitchen equipment and gardening gear categorized for example Use the same approach you applied when making the initial list of items That way you lessen the odds of a loss 6 Plan the Packing in Advance Pack ahead says Jack J a lifelong Sydney based home removals specialist who for 25 years has helped companies and individuals move everything from offices and families to home equipment and gardening gear Jack recommends that you pack at the pace of 5 everyday till the day of official move For example say you are moving to a new place within a month By packing your stuff at a 5 pace every day you would be done by the 20th day which leaves you ample time to breathe and have peace of mind 7 Protect High Worth Belongings Safeguard your valuables

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  • Tips to Pack Your Home Quickly and Smartly
    full foot coverage The same thing applies to accoutrements like jeans long sleeves and socks Essential supplies such as black markers packing tape trash bags and boxes of all sizes A good sense of humour don t get me wrong this is no time to have fun but a moving process often demands coordination and collaboration from several individuals so the less tense the environment is the higher the chances that you will have a successful quick moving process Get the Essentials Essential items you would need when packing your home include boxes of all sizes and purposes For example you would need specific boxes to transport alcoholic beverages so make a stop at your local liquor store on your way to the new place If you live in Sydney you can always contact your removalist and ask more information about pricing especially if you are doing part or all the packing yourself Liquor focused boxes are good not only for alcoholic drinks but also for kitchen driven fluids like almond oil and vinegar Organize Your New Place The first thing to do at your new place is to mark a specific section of the new house where you would pack all of the incoming stuff I suggest you use specific categories but feel free to expand on the category list and include things that you think matter from a personal perspective I recommend you use the following categories To sell To give to charity To return to merchant To unpack and Other Next try to think of a living pattern in the new house in the next say three or four weeks For example figure out where your younger kids will sleep and the section of the house your older offspring will call living space Third determine the best

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  • How to Move an Aquarium
    slightly longer trips you can place the fish in a sealed bucket 3 Providing for Your Fish During Travel Due to the stress fish will rarely ever eat during travel Additionally contaminating the water by adding food is not advisable Keep the fish at a stable temperature and make sure to add an air stone and pump if traveling for longer distances Make sure when you are resetting up the tank to take the time to properly acclimate the fish once again Steps for Moving the Aquarium The filtration system is the most challenging aspect of moving an aquarium Without water the oxygen is depleted and the aerobic bacteria die off within a few hours Unless you are only moving one or two hours away the odds are that you will have to start colonising healthy aquarium bacteria from the beginning 1 Remove the Fish As described above the fish should be taken out of the aquarium and placed in the appropriate traveling container 2 Drain the Aquarium of Water You should only drain all of the water if completely necessary If you are only moving locally in Sydney leave some water in the bottom of the tank to conserve the aerobic bacteria 3 Take the Tank Apart When taking plants out of the tank keep the roots moist This will most likely keep the plants alive and healthy long enough to replant them in the new location 4 Pack the Filter If the equipment removals are being done in the hopes of a short and simple move place the uncleaned filter in a sealed container for transport However if you are traveling a longer distance you will have to clean or even replace your filter media completely 5 Pack Fragile Items Carefully The more fragile items including the heaters

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  • Do-Not-Move Items
    of these items should be disposed of properly before your company moves to their new office If you must transport specific hazardous materials to your new office it s best to seek out an individual or company that specializes in this type of shipping and transportation business Some businesses have no choice but to transport hazardous materials These types of businesses include exterminators retailers painters and cleaning companies If you own a business that uses chemicals or other hazardous materials on a daily basis you will be expected to transport the chemicals yourself An office removals company cannot be held responsible for the safe keeping of any type of hazardous material It is widely understood that most businesses own a small amount of cleaning supplies for daily cleaning purposes Depending on the type of product and its components some of these items may be included in moving shipments You should check with your moving company to see whether or not these items can be packed with the rest of your shipment Perishables Plants and Other Living Things Perishables should not be included in your company s shipment to their new office location Food items may become spoiled in the process jars of food may break and plants will die if they don t receive the correct amount of water During an office removal all perishable items should be disposed of immediately regardless of the distance of your move When perishable items become spoiled the smell will cause great discomfort for you your employees and the shipping company Personal Belongings In rare cases shipments may get lost or damaged Because of these possibilities personal belongings should never be included in large shipments The most important of these items are any type of financial records and any employee files If something was

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