Category Archives: Moving in/out Tips

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What To Do First Before Renting a Home

Renting can be a hassle, but eventually, it can give you so much ease after you found what and where you want to rent. Almost everyone has experienced renting once in need lives. Mostly, the people who decide to rent are the ones who also plans to buy a property but they spend time renting while waiting and saving up for buying a new home. When it comes to searching for help about renting, you can feel that you’re alone. So, don’t worry! We’ll give you some points to consider if you are planning to rent a home, particularly in England.

  • Spend time investigating the area and researching.

You have to set your mind where you want to live for a long time and consider the places near it of you have children, or if you want it near your workplace. Make sure that there are near market and stores for your convenience.

  • Check out the property management agencies and private landlords, too.

Do not just look up for estate agencies as there would be so many fees for you to pay especially if you are new and you do not have that much knowledge about renting and its process.

  • Make sure that everything is checked carefully.

Once you have chosen your preferred property, check everything carefully. Do not just look around for ten minutes. You need to check if there are appliances that are necessary for you like washing machines, refrigerator, freezer and other stuff. Also, check if there are things or parts that needs to be repaired and inform the landlord right away about it.

  • Be a good tenant.

Being a good tenant can make very good impressions to landlords. Make sure to pay your renting fees on time to establish a good relationship. Sort out all the finances and make an extra budget for emergency purposes.

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Find The Rent You Can Afford

Money is what matters first if you are planning to rent. In order to find the rent you can afford, you have to sum up all of your expenses and what goes in your pocket. There are so many rental spaces in England to choose from. If you want a modern and cozy or just a simple home to rest and sleep on, there’s a lot of them, but the cost differs depending on what type you want. Check out below the things you need to consider to see the rent you can afford.

The cost of rent is not the only thing to spend on.

Aside from the cost of rent, there are bills that would come up your way. These include the council taxes that are paid monthly in England, Scotland and Wales. Also, the gas, water, and electricity bill to add up to your expenses. There are also service charges in some properties. These expenses need to be jot down and thought through carefully.

Extra monthly bills you don’t focus on.

Aside from the bills said above, there are things you don’t focus on first when thinking about renting a home or space. These extra monthly bills include landline phone bill that is collected monthly or quarterly, TV license, the internet or broadband bill and other stuff that can add up depending on the agreement you had with your landlord.

Some landlords have this agreement especially if the electricity bill is paid by them, additional appliances have additional fees, too.

Agency fees.

If you go through a renting agency, they cost a lot especially for those people who wants to rent for the first time for like £600. There are charges for checking references and also for the renewal of tenancy.

Consider the furniture and furnishings.

There are rental spaces that are unfurnished and lets the tenant decide what to do with the interior. This might cost more since you have to buy new furniture depending on what kind you want to set up your space.


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How To Decorate A Small Space

This article is for people who have a small space or home and particularly for people who rents. It doesn’t matter how big or small space you have but the interiors in it. If You are planning on decorating your space on a budget, take a look at the ideas below.

  • Get back to basics

Choosing a white upholstery would never go out of style. It could bring an expensive-looking living room. With plain colors of the upholstery, you can add some accent pillows, colorful throws and window shades with a striking color.

  • Dining Chic

Modern dining tables are partnered with different styles of chairs. You can make a colorful accent dining room and match it with a statement rug. This could be more welcoming if you have guests and you could even host a party in a cool dining room.

  • DIY Bedroom

Choose accessories you can add to your bedroom and make it more personalized. Choose a simple white linen for your bed and design you’re your headboard with a patterned cloth. Add some framed photos and postcards that are hanged together to create a larger look of art.

  • Black and White Outdoor Living

Never forget to design your porch. It is where that impression of your home will start. Choose a black and white colored throw pillows and add a cool shade and breezy curtains that can bring shed and privacy to your porch.

  • Have a Collectors’ Cabinet

Build some built-in cabinets where you can double it as a display and storage. Put on your collections like books, or utensils and put photographs at the back of your collections. These photographs can add color to your arrangement.

  • Easy Art

Put on some cute wallpapers to your dining room to make a stunning creative style. Choose a striking color wallpaper and coordinate it with cool tones throughout the rest of the dining room.

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Hacks For Having A Refreshing Home

Your home is a big part of your life. Have you ever thought of having a refreshing home? Where you can be free from all the stress, you had from work or wherever you got it from. You do not need to spend a lot of money for having. You can breathe in a new environment with just a little adjusting and alterations. Check out these home hacks for having a refreshing home below.

Rearrange the furniture

This hack can make so much change more than what you think. Move out your sofas in the corner or make it L-shaped. This could save up so much space than before.

Throw out those papers!

The papers from 10 years ago, throw it out, especially if it is not something so important.

Paint it all over

Change the color of your home into light green, or into warm colors to achieve the refreshment you want. Paint your kitchen cabinets, doors, or the skirting boards.

Have a garage sale

The furniture that have been with you for years, you can sell them out and buy a good one. The profit you’ll make with the garage sale can be of help with some of the things you’ll buy. Put your old clothes, and the things that can still be of use for other people can be put up for sale.

Remove the cobwebs up there

Have a general cleaning and remove those cobwebs that are sneaking and hiding in your ceiling. Just drape a dust cloth over the top of the broom to reach for high spots.

Wash the door frame, baseboards, and switches

These are the parts of your house that are not mostly cleaned. Washing it would work like a charm. You’ll see the brighter side of it once you’re done cleaning it with a damp cloth.