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Common area etiquette – the unwritten rules

Anywhere there is a common area you will find at least one group likely to claim the space as their own. But what are the unwritten rules around shared amenities? Anna Musson is of the firm opinion that getting along with your neighbours is an essential life skill. As the founder of social etiquette training school Good Manners, she spends…

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How to achieve a healthy balance in work and life

Emotional stability is a key plank in achieving a good work life balance. But what are the other parts of the equation? Ronit Baras doesn’t profess to have all the answers but after 30 years in business reckons she might have a thought or two to offer when it comes to achieving work life balance. Baras believes that in order…

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Top tips when preparing your home for sale

Personal circumstances, market conditions and the national economy all play a part in driving home owners to sell. But what can you do to help ensure your home is looking its best to appeal to potential purchasers?

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The rise of the home services sector

Poor work life balance coupled with increasing demands on our time are leading more Australians to consider outsourcing their domestic chores. But what does it cost and why should you consider it?


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Martha Stewart knows the value of a good storage hack. But where should we mere mortals look when trying to identify safe ways to store our possessions without breaking the bank?

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