Can I Replace My Spectrum Router With My Own?

Buying your own router has a lot of benefits in general and the price becomes an integral concern.


Benefits You Can Get From Hiring Mortgage Brokers

If you are planning to purchase a property, you have to make sure that you are hiring mortgage brokers.


Things to Consider Before Buying a Beachfront Home

Know your budget and have a clear understanding of the risks involved before buying beachfront property.


6 Different Ways You Can Go About Selling A Property

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the facts and figures of the property market. However, there are six different ways you can go about selling a property.


12 Tips for Staying Productive When Studying at Home

If you’re struggling to get into the studying at-home routine, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to make sure you stay motivated and productive throughout the day.


7 Common Myths About Air Purifiers That You Should Stop Believing

Air purifiers are tested-and-tried devices when it comes to air purification, but some are still hesitant to invest in these.


How to Calculate Bulletproof Glass Cost?

Learn about the benefits of using bulletproof glass. Get information on the different factors that can impact bulletproof glass costs, and get the price estimates of installation.


Car Sneeze Guard

Increase safety by installing car polycarbonate plastic barriers to keep everyone safe.


Can South African Nationals Purchase a Property in Malta?

South African nationals have been awarded citizenship via investments without prejudice in Malta so long as the purchase process is followed diligently, as laid out below.


Where Should You Invest in Liverpool?

As a property investor, Liverpool is one of the safest bets you can make in the market right now, as many have found their investments paying off extremely well in recent years.


Everything you need to know when shopping for your first mountain bike

Purchasing your first mountain bike can be an intimidating experience.


Instagram Accessory Apps That Every Power User Should Use

Below are some of the best Instagram accessory apps you should be using as a power user.


Most profitable Instagram niches

We offer a list of the most valuable niches on Instagram.


Common Malware That Work From Home Employees Need to be Aware of

If you are switching over to a remote working environment or have already transitioned to it, there are some important security tips to know.


Smart Tips For Setting And Actually Achieving Your Business Goals

In this article are eight tips that will help you achieve any of your goals.


Business Electricity Quotes: SMEs vs Large Enterprises

We look at the two types of sectors in business utilities: SME and large enterprise.


Finding the Right Retirement Village

With a higher number of people retiring, retirement villages have transformed. Here are the top trends to look for when finding the right retirement village.


Dilemma. What should I Tip NYC Movers?

It's always a good idea to utilize the moving services of professional agencies that are specialise and well-trained in the execution of proper operations.


Should You Roll Debt Into a Mortgage?

Consolidating debt into a mortgage is an exciting idea because it helps decrease the overall interest you must pay on individual debts.


How Do Tax Relief Companies Work To Reduce Your IRS Debt?

Below are some of the ways that tax relief companies work to reduce your IRS debt.


How to Prepare Your Home for Moving Out

Below are some important steps you’ll need to take to prepare your home for moving out.

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Hope Distillery’s immersive tasting room

Hope Distillery have an experiential tasting room that offers a real up-close-and-personal taste of the brand.


All-in-one Tile Adhesive and Grout

Introducing the latest innovation from Saint-Gobain Weber - a simple and streamlined way to apply your tiles with all-in-one tile adhesive and grout.

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Small dust extractors with big performance

Introducing Festool's CT MINI and CT MIDI compact dust extractors especially for mobile use.


Adding a bit of Sparkle to DIY and Home Improvement

The Builders store in Paarl is evolving in order to meet consumer needs.

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Common House Insurance Myths Busted

It is vital you take all the precautions possible to secure your house and insure it to be able to brave rough weathers.


Should You Get an Electric or a Traditional Wood-Burning Fireplace?

Having a fireplace in the home contributes to the lighting, giving a peaceful and calming effect as you sit and read a book on a cold winter night with a cup of cocoa.


DIY Divas Bread Bin Workshop

Join Janice Anderssen on Saturday 9 November, 2019 and make your very own bread bin, plus discover a variety of DIY tools and techniques.


Ideas to Pack Your Belongings for Relocation

Packing up your home is an essential task before moving and to make life easier you should start at least a month before your moving date.

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Are you ready to raise your Roofing Game?

WORKSHOP: Building Regulations and Standards of Timber Roof Trusses - (1 ECSA CPD point | 1 CIFA CPD point)


Tips to Create Quality Content to Engage Instagram Followers

In this article we share some secrets to improve your Instagram content to engage and increase your followers.


Will Land Expropriation mean I lose my Home?

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the government's plan for land expropriation, and more than a few homeowners have expressed their concerns.


Learn more about using Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

If you want to discover how using a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig will save you time and make projects easier - join DIY Divas on 7 September 2019.

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When was the last time your Air Conditioner was Serviced?

Are you aware that an air conditioner needs to be serviced occasionally?


Builders Warehouse Strubens Valley gets a new uber-makeover!

Builders Strubens Valley is the latest Builders store in the group to get a spanking-new revamp for loyal and new customers that want a seamless, slick integrated shopping experience.


Fraudsters using OTP scam system

While not something I would normally post on Home-Dzine, after being targeted in the OTP scam, I though it best to share so that everyone would be aware.


5 Double Tickets up for grabs!

Home-Dzine, in association with HOMEMAKERSexpo, are giving you the opportunity to win one of 5 Double Tickets to visit HOMEMAKERSexpo.

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Make Your Big Moving Day Easy

We have brought together a checklist for you that can come in quite handy if you ever need to relocate to a new house or office.


Tips To Sell Your House at the Best Possible Price

This article shall bring to light some brilliant pointers that you can make use of to get the best out of selling your house.


Plantations, not forests

Misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits of this unique, renewable building material.

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Alpen SMASH and SHARP 2in-1 drill and dust extractor

Alpen introduces SMASH & SHARP - The most technically advanced drill and dust extractor in one.


Legendary Lutron Lighting - Now available in SA

Homemation, the leading home automation specialists in the country, have expanded their offering by introducing the latest smart lighting technology, Lutron.


Payday loans in South Africa

What is a Payday loan in South Africa?

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Reatec... A decorative film for interior design | architectural applications

Reatec is a design innovation that will change our homes, offices and architectural spaces; a unique film with adhesive backing that can be finished with multi-layer printing.


To the moon and back with Pratley Putty

Pratley Putty showcased on commemorative coin series from the SA Mint.


100% Design South Africa

Don’t miss out on the sixth installment of 100% Design South Africa.


Builders scooped a basketful of awards at the SANA 2019 Convention

The home improvement, DIY and building material retailer has, once again, scooped a basketful of awards at the Annual South African Nursery Association (SANA) Convention held from 13 June 2019.

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Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2019

Themed Raw Comfort, the 24th Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo will take place from 29 August to 1 September at the CTICC. See, touch and feel the very latest in home, décor, design and lifestyle trends you will come to love.


African design goes global via Ikea

Five African countries collaborate with Ikea for a fresh perspective on a collection of furniture pieces, textiles and tableware.


Discover Durban Exhibition

Prepare to experience something completely new and out-of-this-world at the Discover Durban Design exhibition, hosted by the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, from the 28th June – 7th July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.


UNISA registration 2019: dates and requirements

When can I register at UNISA for 2019? Successful applicants who were keen on UNISA online application 2019 dates should initiate the registration process soon after receiving admission. Keeping track of important dates is, therefore, crucial to avoid losing your enrollment.

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4 Ways to Finance Home Improvements

If you’re making some home improvements, have you considered getting online personal loans to spread the cost? Find out more here.


Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Eat, drink and be merry: Three ways to spoil Dad at Spier this Father’s Day


Buy a tiny house

If you are looking to move into your very own tiny house, you can buy the complete kit for US$3,000 on

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ITC-SA Roof Estimator/Designer Courses

Level 1 and 2 Estimator/Designer Courses registration now open.


Which is better... Buy or Build?

In this article we provide a brief overview of the pros and cons to be considered when deciding whether to buy or build a home.


Halo Lighting Solutions

HALO lighting systems have revolutionized the underground mining world with their unique lighting which is now available to industry, homeowners, outdoor and display.


What every Homeowner should know about Building Plans

Any building or renovation done without permission or approved plans can put the homeowner or home buyer in a potentially risky situation.


How Safe is a Flue-less Gas Fire?

I am considering having a flue-less gas fire installed in my home but wanted to find out how safe it is to have a flue-less gas fire in a home.

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Cape Town Homemakers Expo supports Local Designers

Cape Town Homemakers Expo, in association with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG), have launched a Design, Art and Textile Design ComPETition, benefitting pets less fortunate than our own and rewarding local designers with over R50 000 in prize money.


Bondhus balldriver

Bondhus - creators of the revolutionary pivot head wrenches and the ingenious New Stubby Double Ball L-Wrenches.


Good Food, Hot Baths, Warm Home – with the AGA Rayburn

Goodbye Eskom! Cook when YOU want to, with AGA off-the-grid cookers.

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Enjoy Bakers Breakfast at Vadas

Appreciate freshly baked farm loaves and delicate, flaky croissants with farm butter and home-made jams.


South African homes are getting smaller

Research indicates that South African homes are getting smaller as buyers opt for compact design, and developers look at ways to increase profit margins due to increasing construction costs.


Stage 2 load-shedding this weekend!

South Africans should prepare for a dark weekend as Eskom announces stage 2 load-shedding until Sunday.


DIY Divas make an above-toilet Shelf Unit

We have had so many requests for this project that you can now sign up for a workshop to make your own above-toilet shelf unit.


Kraftex at Hobby-X

Pratley’s new FrogzEggz®, in addition to its full Kraftex decoupage range, will be on display at Hobby-X from 7 to 10 March at the Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg.

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Make your home attractive to buyers

Research shows that in 2019 properties are taking longer to sell so it's important to make your home attractive to buyers.


PPC Imaginarium Awards at AVA Gallery

Head to the AVA Gallery in Cape Town from 28 to 29 March 2019, where work by entrants into South Africa’s most supportive awards programme for emerging creatives, the PPC Imaginarium Awards, will be on display.


Hobby-X Joburg 2019 - Because You Love It

Get ready for 2019 from 7 to 10 March 2019 at the TicketPro Dome, Northgate.


Are you prepared for load shedding?

Eskom assures us that future load shedding might not occur - but also that load shedding will be implemented at short notice. Are you prepared for load shedding?


Can a mattress change your health for the better?

Imagine having a mattress that stretches your spine while you sleep! Now that dream is a reality with the new Magniflex MagniStretch Mattress, available exclusively at Vencasa stores.

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Enforcing National Building Regulation A19

The ITC-SA has successfully developed an inspectorate process to assist Local Authorities, whose role is pivotal in the enforcement of compliance with the National Building Regulations (NBR)


Career in DIY

Judging by the number of emails and telephone calls I have received so far this year, there is an increasing demand for skills training in the DIY sector.


ITC-SA at KZN Construction Expo

ITC-SA has partnered with the KZN Construction Expo to highlight timber construction information and expertise to the province.


Promoting the use of Locally Produced Timber in Construction

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) invites you to the Stakeholder Workshop on the promotion of the use of timber in construction. The main purpose of the workshop is to create a platform for industry to discuss the importance of a wood culture society.


EM launches cost-effective smart-building retrofit system

Retrofitting older building stock with ‘smart’ automation solutions is now possible with the latest Hager system introduced locally by leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM)

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Clean Air on Job Sites

Festool explains why clean air on the construction sites is important - for health reasons, longer tool life and work quality.


Save The Date: Decorex Durban

Hosted over 4 days from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March, Decorex Durban is where you can expect to see the finest concepts and products.


Design Indaba

The Design Indaba Festival is an celebrates design and creativity, and showcases the hottest and most relevant talents across a range of creative sectors.

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The Family Behind Home-Dzine is one of South Africa's leading home-related websites that also attracts a lot of attention around the world, but who is Home-Dzine?


Top Gifts for Gardeners

Keep it fresh this festive season with our top gifts for gardeners


Hire your Tools at Talisman Hire inside Builders Warehouse

There is probably going to be a time when you need to hire tools for a project - and now you can visit Talisman Hire inside select Builders Warehouse stores around the country.


Tork Craft Standing Adjustable Desk

The new Tork Craft Adjustable Stand Desk offers a quick set up for an instant work station.


Eskom Announces Stage 2 Load Shedding

With load shedding already a reality in several parts of the country, Eskom has now implemented stage 2 load shedding in Johannesburg - just in time for Christmas!

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Introducing Bondic Plaster Welder

Vermont Sales is excited to introduce the BONDIC Liquid UV Welder - the world's first liquid plastic welder that bonds, builds, fixes and fills in seconds!


Nouvens Accent range of carpet tiles

Offices can say goodbye to boring neutral carpets from mid-November with Nouwens Carpets’ soon-to-be-launched Accent Colour Range.


DIY Divas Christmas Workshops

Calling all DIY Divas and DIY Guys for our Christmas full day workshop and Gift Voucher ideas.


Quality sleep leads to a happier life

Sleep is as essential to living as water and food, yet is taken for granted, and many of us, deprive ourselves of it.


Who are DIY Divas?

Established in 2007, DIY Divas are an organisation founded by Janice Anderssen that offer DIY workshops around the country.

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Builders - Better stores, better experience

October 2018 has seen the opening of three Builders stores which carry the new Builders aesthetic.


Guaranteed safe parking every time

Tork Craft’s handy Ultrasonic garage parking sensor


Timber construction in engineering

Tertiary institutions urged to embrace timber construction in engineering


Child-proof your home

3 Easy DIY ways to child-proof a home to keep child safe.


Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo

Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo takes place from Friday 28 September to Sunday 30 September 2018 - don't miss it!

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Builders brings art alive

As Spring signals new beginnings and heightened levels of creativity and inspiration, Builders took advantage of the buoyance of the new season by hosting its first #BuildersArtFest 09 September.


Working With Wood Show

It’s showtime again for all woodworkers with Working with Wood at Pietermaritzburg Kwa Zulu Natal Show - 7 - 9 September 2018.


Leading brands at Electra Mining

Vermont Sales takes its leading international brands to this year’s Electra Mining Show - Hall 9 Stand B07 Expo Centre Nasrec, Joburg 10 to 14 September 2018.


Win with Rust-Oleum

Win Rust-Oleum products to the value of R1000 as part of the Celebrating Women competition to mark the launch of Rust-Oleum's facebook page.


Smith Power’s ‘garden of the future’ at Decorex

Smith Power Equipment’s stand at Decorex will be the ‘garden of the future’ concept, which is premised on its innovative range of battery-operated gardening equipment system set to revolutionise the industry.

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New stores = new jobs = new beginnings!

In July Builders has recently welcomed three new stores to its growing footprint. Two in South Africa and one in Zambia, brings the total number of stores to 112.


Working with Wood 14th Annual show

Working with Wood will stage this year’s 14th annual show in association with the East Rand Woodworking Ass on 8 September 2018.


Multipurpose sports field

Danville Primary School, Mahikeng was the site of the unveiling of the first multipurpose sports field in the region, made possible by Builders, SuperSport, Hitachi and Active Education.


The difference between patent or latent defects

With the introduction of the Consumer Protection Act, consumers are protected against being treated unfairly when purchasing a home.


Date to Diarise: Decorex Joburg 2018

With a theme of 'Rhythm of Life, Decorex Joburg 2018 takes place from 8 to 12 August at Gallagher Convention Centre.

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Don't miss Appetite Fest

Diarise 18 and 19 August so you don't miss out on Appetite Fest taking place at Sun Arena Time Square, Pretoria on 18 and 19 August 2018.


ITC-SA to host CPD-accredited timber conference at Interbuild Africa

The ITC-SA will be hosting a CPD-accredited timber construction conference on the 16 August at Expo Centre Nasrec as part of the upcoming Interbuild Africa 2018.


Experience of colour

Colour Field, a new group exhibition at Southern Guild, will offer an immersive experience of colour.


Pratley stunt not a prank!

Pratley to replicate famous suspended bulldozer stunt on Friday 13 July.


Win 10 double tickets to Homemakers Expo

Here's your chance to be treated to a comprehensive display of the top brands and local craftsmanship… all under one roof.

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ITC-SA Awards

ITC-SA awards to recognise excellence in timber construction industry.


5th annual 100% Design South Africa

The 5th annual 100% Design South Africa takes place from 8 to 12 August 2018, alongside Decorex Joburg.


East Coast Radio House & Garden Show

The East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, supported by Durban Tourism, will take place from 29 June to 8 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.


Secure children's furniture to walls

Furniture giant Ikea has recalled one of its ranges due to child deaths, which is why it is of the utmost importance to secure furniture to walls in a child's bedroom.


Save the date: Homemakers Expo Cape Town

Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo, on from 30 August to 2 September at the CTICC, is the Western Cape’s most trusted exhibition for everything décor, design, lifestyle and DIY

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Winter fun for all ages

HintHunt in Joburg offers thrilling adventures and non-stop fun for the entire family.


Carrol Boyes expands to Australia

Carrol Boyes expands international footprint with a presence in leading Oz retailer David Jones Limited


WoodEX gears up for a full house

WoodEX for Africa is preparing to host a bumper edition show from 11 to 13 July 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.


Chest of Drawers, Cupboard and Closet Demonstration

Join the DIY Divas in Randpark Ridge during June and July 2018 for a variety of informative and practical demonstrations on making a chest of drawers, kitchen cupboards and drawer units, as well as basic closet systems.


EGO cordless garden equipment in South Africa

Recently launched in South Africa at Decorex Cape Town, EGO Power is leading the green revolution in gardening and landscaping.

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Builders’ African expansion gaining traction

The store in Gaborone, Botswana was opened in September 2011 and was followed by stores in Mozambique and Zambia over the next few years.


Fire Safety Compliance for Shopping Centres

Imagine a fire breaking out in a densely-packed shopping centre. Are you sure you know where the nearest emergency exit is, or even if that particular shopping centre has the necessary equipment and evacuation planning in place?


Miniature Porcelain Subway Mosaics

Italtile launches a new range of Mini Porcelain Bevelled Mosaics for use on kitchen splashbacks, shower walls, or for feature walls.


Design Joburg ft. Rooms on View

Rooms on View makes its anticipated return in 2018 with alluring room-sets and never before seen collaborative exhibits.


Gout de France serving up delectable dishes

With the participation of over 2,100 restaurants in 2017, local restaurant-goers are encouraged to partake in this intimate showcase of France’s superb food offerings, with CHEFS as the destination.

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Snap Jack System

The innovative Snap Jack system is specifically designed to give you back your living space.


Design News: FireGlobes

Fireglobes and they are making an appearance in gardens around the world


Are your building plans up to date?

Did you know that it is essential to have your house in order before you sell your home and one of the things that can cause massive delays in the transfer process is an issue with building plans.


Vermont Sales leading the way

Leading tool and accessory wholesaler Vermont Sales puts its success down to its blue chip International brands and its exceptional service to the trade over 32 years.


How the water crises affects Cape Town property development

Roads, electricity, sewerage and, most notably, water have a noticeable impact on property development throughout the Cape Town region, because new sites cannot be serviced.

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Buy secondhand tools?

I often get asked about buying secondhand tools and while there are some tools that you could consider, there are others you definitely don't want to buy.


Advanced anchoring system from fischer

Fischer introduces technically-advanced anchoring system for a range of building materials.


Homemakers Expo Joburg 2018

Products as far as the eye can see from over 350 exhibitors. See the latest in home renovation, exciting interiors, and more. Meet professionals in the industry with exclusive insider tips and expert advice - all this at the Joburg Homemakers Expo 2018.


Free projects and advice

When buying any Kreg product, you automatically have access to their exciting newsletters, free plans and projects, and announcements of all their new products and upgrades on current products.

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Home & Design Exhibitions

Here's a list of Home and Design Shows and Exhibitions you will want to diarise for 2018.


Drill bits for granite and marble

Alpen introduce PROFI GRANIT, Tungsten Carbide Granite drill bits for rotary and percussion drilling of granite and marble.


Rawlplug wall fixings

Rawlplug is a globally recognised brand and market leader in an industry they helped create over a century ago. It continues to be the brand of choice for both professionals and amateurs.


PPG’s Colourful Communities programme

For the 20 disabled children who live at the Kungwini Child and Youth Care Centre in Pretoria East, life has just been made considerably better thanks to an initial donation of over R100 000 from PPG’s Colourful Communities programme and Prominent Paints.

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Prominent Paints opens in Boksburg

Well known paint company, Perfection Painting Supplies, a brand with a reputation in the community and credibility that stretches back 22 years - has officially converted to a Prominent Paints franchise partner store.


WoodEX - Timber Trade Expo

The largest timber trade exhibition on the continent, WoodEX for Africa plays host to the most specialised, yet comprehensive range of equipment, tools, machinery and wood products available on the market.


DIY Kids make a Bug Box

This weekend the DIY Divas, sponsored by Bosch power tools, hosted a DIY Kids workshop for kids with special needs. At the workshop these children used a variety of hand and power tools to craft their own bug box and tool caddy!


Faulty Water Meter

Who is responsible when a Municipal water meter is not working?

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Give the gift of DIY

DIY Divas offer you the opportunity to give the gift of DIY to someone you love, with a DIY-Divas Gift Voucher.


Cadex Air Tools

Vermont Sales are the official agents for the innovative Canadian designed Cadex Air Tools


Win a Triton TGEOS Orbital Sander

Win a Triton TGEOS Orbital Sander valued at R4949. All you have to do is share what you have been up to in the workshop!


Renovations - When to hire a professional

When it comes to home improvements or renovations it's good to know when you should hire a professional to do the job, in order to ensure your investment retains its value.


Roof Inspector Training Course back by popular demand

The ITC-SA will be hosting another Roof Inspector Training Course at its head office in Isando from 21-23 November 2017.

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Timber construction

How does bonding a timber structure differ from other construction types, is a timber structure a financially sound investment and how will this be impacted by South Africa’s impending Carbon Tax Law?


New website for Rust-Oleum SA

If you're looking for product information on your favourite Rust-Oleum product available in South Africa, now you can pop onto the local website.


WoodEX for Africa 2018

WoodEX for Africa, the largest trade exhibition in Africa dedicated exclusively to the timber trade, is gearing up for its milestone fifth installment taking place at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from 11-13 July 2018.


Festool cordless tool technology

Festool takes an industry lead in cordless tool technology, service, and innovation the German brand now dominates the top spot for quality, durability and range.


Laminated timber beams to comply with regulations

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) issues a notice on compliance of laminated timber beams to be used for structural purposes.

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DIY Divas upholstery workshops

DIY Divas offer a selection of basic upholstery workshops where you can learn how to upholster an ottoman or a headboard. The upholstery workshops take place at venues around the country and are open to all ages.

Kreg Pocket-Hole Screw Starter Kit

The Kreg Pocket-Hole Screw Starter Kit assortment is perfect for getting started making your own furniture and accessories, and for making strong repairs.

Wiring Up A Smart Home

Existing electrical installations can be transformed into a ‘smart’ home without any extra construction work or cable routing, thanks to Hager’s coviva wireless retrofittable technology.

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Roof Erector Training

Roof Erector Training, hosted by On Site Best Practice (OSBP), specialists in training for the waterproofing and roofing industries, will be taking place at Northlink College in Belhar, Cape Town, in September.

Do-it-yourself upholstery workshops

At DIY-Divas we host a variety of upholstery workshops to introduce beginner DIY enthusiasts to the basics of upholstery techniques.

Are you wasting water?

South Africa is currently facing the worst drought since the 1980’s and with circumstances set to remain stagnant even if we do receive sufficient rainfall.

DIY workshops in Durban North

This weekend was jam-packed for DIY Divas in Durban for both ladies and men. The Beginners / Intermediate DIY workshop is just one of many hosted by Ally Moir or DIY Divas in Durban North.

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DIY Divas Router Workshop

This Saturday, the DIY Divas guys and gals got to grips with using a router for furniture projects.

Quick Tip: Packaging boo-boo

If you buy screws at a certain hardware store, the packaging can be confusing - so check that you buy the right screws.

DIY Divas in Durban

This Saturday the DIY Divas in Durban made an Upholstered Storage Ottoman, kicking off on a wide selection of furniture making workshops for Durban and KZN.

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PPC Imaginarium

The Call for Entry for the fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened and the competition is inviting entries for its 2018 round.

DIY Divas Workshops in Durban

This weekend saw the launch of DIY Divas in Durban, KZN. Hosted by Ally Moir, DIY Divas this weekend held its first beginners and intermediate workshops.

National Building Regulations workshop on roofing

The ITC-SA will be hosting a free CPD-accredited workshop on the practical and legal aspects of the National Building Regulations with specific reference to SANS 10400 Part L: Roofs.

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DIY Divas Workshops this August & September

Join the DIY Divas this August and September for a variety of Beginner Workshops and Furniture Making Workshop in Joburg, Pretoria and Durban.

Buy a house for your kids!

We all want the best for our kids, and today that means helping them buy their first starter home.

Vermont Sales Training Academy

Vermont Sales has given their customer Training Academy centre a complete new face lift. Additions include a fully stocked workshop with all the latest technically advanced tools and equipment, plus new lecture centre.

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New Midrand Paint Centre makes DIY better

Prominent Paints opens its first franchise paint store in Midrand.

DIY Divas re-launch in Durban

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of DIY Divas in Durban. Ally Moir will be hosting a variety of DIY Divas Workshops from her venue in Durban North.

New era for pioneering timber construction company

Rustic Homes, forerunner of timber home design and construction in South Africa and leader in the field since the 1980s, has recently undergone a change of ownership.

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South African women in roofing

With Women’s Month fast approaching, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), spotlights three of its female members, who share their experiences as women in construction.

Bosch empowering women

Women have revolutionised the DIY sector by injecting creativity, enthusiasm, and a will to succeed. Bosch, as a major sponsor of some the biggest household names in the South African DIY industry, understands that power tools are no longer the exclusive domain of men.

Nancy to host DIY Divas Pretoria

Marlene Cronje, our current DIY Diva in Pretoria, will be leaving at the end of May and the Pretoria DIY Divas workshops will be hosted by Nancy Muchangwa.

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PPC Imaginarium Winners

South Africa’s most supportive art and design competition, the PPC Imaginarium Awards, announced its Overall Winners.

Kohler @ Design Joburg

Bathroom specialists, Kohler, have collaborated with expert designers at Design Joburg from 12 – 14 May 2017, where their design innovations will be showcased.

Saint-Gobain Gyproc pledges R1 million to rhino conservation

Saint-Gobain Gyproc South Africa has announced a three-year sponsorship of the SANParks Honorary Rangers aimed at furthering efforts to protect rhinos and augment anti-poaching strategies.

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Prominent Paints - Free paint courses

Prominent Paints is addressing the skills shortage within the local paint industry, offering free paint courses to experienced and inexperienced painters.

DIY for Mother's Day

Ask any mom who has attended a DIY Divas workshop what she would like to receive for Mother's Day, and the answer is sure to be... power tools!

DIY Divas Furniture Workshops

If you want to make your own furniture but don't know how or where to start, now's your chance to sign up for a DIY Divas Workshop in Cape Town, Joburg or Pretoria.

Alpen Sprint Master

Now there's a way to drill through steel even faster... with Alpen's Sprint Master and Alpen Pro

55 Finalists for PPC Imaginarium

The country’s most supportive art and design prize has once again garnered unprecedented attention from aspiring creatives, achieving a record number of entries into the competition – with an impressive 869 registered entries received.

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Whether you like to holiday at the coast or go globe trotting, Airbnb helps make accommodation easy, enjoyable and safe. Plus, you can earn extra income at the same time.

Design challenge

Kari de Villiers, a 4th year BA Honours student, was announced the overall winner of the 2016 Festool sponsored University of Johannesburg faculty of Art Design, Architecture, and Industrial Design challenge.

Working with Wood expo

Working with Wood in association with Spiros Mica have planned a feast of exciting activities for the Cape Show. Blue chip international brands from all over the world will have their latest top range and tools on display.

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Masters of Wood

Amateur or advanced woodworkers have the opportunity to win a full set of all Triton products currently available in South Africa.

New Woodoc Totim water-borne sealer

Woodoc Totim is a water-borne exterior sealer that is ideal for all exterior wooden surfaces exposed to severe weather conditions.

PPC Imaginarium Awards

This year, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has assembled an extraordinary group of some of the industry’s most influential and outstanding creatives on the national and regional judging panel, who will evaluate the various category submissions, choose category finalists and the overall winner.

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ITC-SA warns against non-compliant imported structural timber

As the South African construction market experiences a shortage of structural timber, imports of the material have become necessary and are on the rise. In the light of this, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) stresses that all structural timber destined for – and employed by – the South African market must be compliant with local legislation.

4 Awards for Vermont Sales

Vermont Sales, a leading supply company in the Power Tool and Accessory business, has, probably, the largest selection of blue chip international brands and huge product range, has cemented a name for itself in the industry over the past 30 years, winning numerous awards.

Is La Nina on the way?

According to scientists, the coming of La Nina will bring extremely wet weather and possible flooding. Is your home prepared?

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Your chance to win a Bosch PSR Select and Kreg K3

Celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring with the Tools4Wood Spring Competition and you could win a Bosch PSR Select driver and Kreg K3 pocket hole jig.

New LockLatch window and door security

Introducing the LockLatch window or door security. LockLatch offers a new layer of improved door and window security to stop opportunistic theft so that you and your family can live in safety and sleep peacefully at night.

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Keep your valuables safe

Tork Craft offers a wide selection of PLC cases to protect your valuables. These cases are water and dust proof and are fitted with wheels for mobility.

South Africa in for a bumpy ride

The plunging rand and the effects of one of the worst droughts in living memory will make 2016 a tough year for SA consumers. It's fairly obvious that South Africans are going to be severely affected by the downturn in the economy.

Something for the women

This year’s Working with Wood Show to be held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Saasveld, George, from August 26 to 28 promises something for the ladies.

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DIY Divas at Legacy Ladies Day, DaVinci Hotel, Sandton

On Saturday 25 June, 2016 the DIY Divas were proud to present a Ladies Day workshop at the DaVinci Hotel in Sandton in aid of #blowthewhistle

Vermont Sales Training Academy

Bookings are now open at the Vermont Sales Training Academy. Book for airbrush training, drill bit science, wood and metalworking, and a selection of other workshops.

Bosch brings you DIY Kidz

If your kids are distracted by cell phones and tablets, take advantage of this craze and to get your children to do some practical, hands-on work – by using social media on their devices to connect to the DIY Kidz show on YouTube.

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Make Your Home - 75 decor and lifestyle projects

Make Your Home is a wonderful book filled with hand-made items that inspire creativity and make you want to start crafting immediately.

Enter the draw for our Dremel Mother's Day Gift Hamper

Here's your chance to discover the versatility of owning a Dremel MultiTool, plus a handy Workstation. There's never been a better time to start crafting and DIY.

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Tools4Wood Leap Year competition

In celebration of Leap Year Tools4Wood, in conjunction with Bosch, Home-Dzine and Home Handyman Magazine, are running their biggest competition yet.

Vermont Sales goes green and bigger

Vermont Sales has a brand new head office - designed and built to their own specifications, that incorporates a variety of green design elements, and is 40 percent larger than their old premises.

Asbestos in the home can be dangerous

Asbestos is a dangerous material. In addition to being the only known cause of mesothelioma, it can lead to other deadly diseases. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are aware of the dangers of asbestos.

Bluetooth padlock

Never have to worry about losing the key, or forgetting the combination.  Master Lock Bluetooth Padlocks use the power of your smart phone!

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Are your household contents fully covered?

The contents of your home are valuable, both in terms of money, and sentimental value. If you plan on taking a holiday this year, make sure your home contents are fully insured and that payments are up to date. 

Love Your Home with Builders magazine editions

If you haven't yet seen the Builders 'love your home' mini-magazines these are definitely worth a peek. Each edition is packed with DIY projects, advice and helpful tips for decorating and home improvement projects.

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Decorative handles with an African spin

Limited edition beaded knobs add an African spin and a burst of colour to your cabinets and cupboards. Sandile Sithole, Zulu craftsman has created a range of beaded knobs that enhance neutral kitchen designs and provide a contrast with brighter colour schemes, giving cabinets and cupboards an instant pick-me up.

Practical training to address industry skills shortage

Prominent Paints is addressing the industry skills shortage within the local paint industry through its Training Academy. Since its inception almost 35 years ago, the academy has invested in the training of almost 12 000 learners; a number the Group is committed to growing.

WIN a Dremel Micro for Mother's Day

It's lightweight and easy to use, but more than that, your Mom can make incredible projects with the Dremel Micro and here's your chance to win one of these for Mother's Day

Tips on how to survive load shedding

I have reached my limit for being without power during load shedding. It's time to join the Gennie Generation and power up when the power is down!

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New website for Tools4Wood

The new website is up and running and they would like to invite you to pop onto the new site and take a look around.

Generator or Inverter?

With the reality of load shedding, the conversation has moved from ‘Why Eskom’ to ‘How do I get power?’ While the immediate reaction to power outages is to rush off and buy a generator - these appear to be the most popular choice because they seem to be the most widely known. But what about investing in an Inverter?

Organise your home and earn extra cash

Most homes have cupboards, closets, and even entire rooms, that are filled with clutter that's no longer needed. Why not organise all these areas and earn a bit of extra cash for items no longer in use and spoil yourself with something you need.

Are you covered for power outages?

Having access to schedules for planned shedding is all fine and well, but also turning into a boon for criminals.

Goo Gone product review

I was sent a box of Goo Gone products to try out which included their Goo Gone BBQ Grill Cleaner and Goo Gone Oven & Grill cleaner. Since I haven't previously used either product and was piqued by the fact that these cleaners use citrus power in their formula.

Health first when using contact adhesive

When you take on any home improvement projects it is essential to wear proper safety gear and also to take safety precautions when working with harmful or toxic products. As we move towards using safer products it makes sense to use those that don't put our health at risk. That's why we recommend using Pattex Contact Adhesives.

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New Pattex Repair Gel and Glue for quick fixes around the home

Pattex have recently launched a new product and I decided to put it to the test. Pattex Repair Gel and Glue are suitable for use indoor and outdoors, since both products are waterproof once cured. The bonding is also flexible and can resist temperatures between -50°C and 80°C, which is why I decided to try this out on the seal around my fridge door.

Hands-on DIY Divas tiling workshop

Join Janice Anderssen and Nancy Muchangwa as we tile a bedroom and provide you with the tips, tricks and techniques to tile your own home.

Laminated pine shelving splits along the seams

Although it's difficult to spot when buying laminated pine, do be aware that I recently bought 8 sheets of laminated pine, and 4 of the sheets have popped open along the seams when being cut.

Make bicycle tyres last longer

I found a post on that shows how to extend the life of a bicycle tyre using Neutral Cure Silicone. Parents of young children will appreciate the fact that it claims to extend the life of a bicycle tyre, which can be a costly exercise if you have two or more children riding a bicycle, so I thought what the heck... give it a try!

DIY Divas at Woodlands Boulevard

The Woodlands Boulevard Ladies Club got together on Wednesday 31 October, 2012, to make tug-along toyboxes for the Jakaranda Childrens Home. The event was organised by Woodlands Boulevard centre management, sponsored by Builders Warehouse at Woodlands Boulevard and held at the Woodlands Boulevard Spur.

Know your rights: Boundary walls

The boundaries between your properties mark where your rights end and your neighbours' begin. Having a knowledge of each others' rights and obligations is the first step in establishing a good relationship with your neighbours and enjoying your rights to the full.

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Living with noisy neighbours

Whether you live in a townhouse, cluster development or free-standing home, at one time or another you may have or have to put up with noisy neighbours. What does the law say about dealing with noisy neighbours and do you have to put up with it?

Inspect before you buy

Although it's the law that home sellers have to be up front about defects, it's amazing what a coat of paint will cover up and you will only start noticing problems six months down the line - when it's too late for recourse.

More and more women are doing DIY

Why are more women getting involved in DIY? I have come up with various theories for this phenomenon.

Electric vehicles are not the way to go [yet]

With the bulk of South Africa's electricity being generated from low-quality coal, Wits researchers have reported that electric cars will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.

Is your car protected by DataDot?

Microdot technology is a groundbreaking innovation in vehicle identification created to solve the problem of identifying stolen or hijacked vehicles... And it looks certain to revolutionise the motor insurance industry.

Make ends meet by earning extra cash

Let's face it, 2011 was a tough year for all. Fuel prices going up, unemployment, groceries costing more, all contributing to a year we would rather forget. While the outlook for the year ahead doesn’t look much better, with every new year comes a new chance to change one’s own circumstances... new year, new start.

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Prepare for floods

So far this year we haven't seen much rain up here in Gauteng, but that may change in the next couple of months and perhaps now is a good time to prepare for any eventuality.

Ensure a home is safe

Everyone looks forward to going away on holiday - including burglars. The SAPS provide you with some tips on ways to protect your home and possessions.

Are you insured for replacement value?

A new survey reveals that it is almost 30% cheaper to buy an existing house than rebuild one. As a result, it is vital that you consider the rebuild cost when insuring rather than the market value or you may be left underinsured.

Screwed art

Andrew Myers blends modern material with classical figurative technique. It is his unification of these three characteristics that results in the innovative and modern artwork that captivates viewers and has been so highly acclaimed nationwide.

CPA puts the squeeze on

The new CPA (Consumer Protection Act) poses many benefits to the South African public, however, the act itself does enforce legislation that could negatively affect landlords and property managers earning a living in the rental market.

Need an architect?

There can be few things in life that are theoretically more satisfying than designing, or even remodelling, your own home.

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Plan for emergencies

Making sure everyone knows where to go in case of an emergency, can be the key to protecting your home and family.

Homeowners insurance

When you buy a home the bank requests that you take out a comprehensive insurance policy to the value of your home. This home owners insurance covers the replacement cost of builders should anything occur.

Preventing water damage

Water damage is the most common cause of household insurance claims. Not surprisingly, it is also the area in which most damages claims are rejected by insurers.

Step onto the property ladder

The City of Cape Town is the first municipality in South Africa to launch a large scale pilot - with plans for a city wide roll-out - of a door to door recycling collection service.

Location, location, location

What most of us want is a nice property in an area to which we can easily and quickly travel to and from work.

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Inspect before you buy

Buying a home is risky business. After a lengthy search, you’ve found your perfect house in the right suburb but neglected to investigate what lies beneath the surface.

Home buyers check list

Puchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make during your lifetime. Managed well, it can be a very rewarding investment over the long term.

How clean is tap water?

After hearing rumours, stories and goings-on about our water supply, and the purity thereof, I decided that it was time to take a closer look at the situation.

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DIY Divas Intermediate Workshop

On Saturday 12 August 2018, the DIY Divas in Randpark Ridge will host an Intermediate Power Tools Workshop. Take your DIY to the next level and learn how to use a variety of power tools.

DIY Guys Beginners Power Tools / Woodwork Workshop

By popular request the DIY Divas will be presenting a DIY Guys workshop for all the men out there - young and old - who want to find out the basics of using assorted power tools and woodwork techniques.

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Energizer light fusion technology - for use anywhere

Energizer Light Fusion technology allows you to light up in so many ways. Creativity can hit at any time of the day, and since many DIY-ers work in garages, workshops - or even outdoors - lighting up your work area is now easy - even when the power goes out.

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Prominent Paints BuildersBox in Soweto

BuildersBox - a double-story specialised paint store in an adapted steel shipping container - has opened its doors in Jabulani in Soweto.

How to find the right apartment

Finding the right apartment is not as easy as it sounds on paper. You need to be sure of what you want to be able to narrow down your search.

Designing the Perfect Study Space

Studying to become a nurse or taking an advanced nursing qualification such as an MSN online requires a lot of hard work and dedication.

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3 Ideas to Turn Your Home DIY Project Passion Into Profits

If you have a talent in DIY projects, consider showcasing your talents by creating an online boutique.

8 Things Every Family-oriented Parent Looks for in a Neighborhood

Here's a roundup of 8 things you'll want to put on your checklist when deciding on the perfect neighborhood for you and your family.

Do you need a backup generator?

A backup generator isn’t really seen as an essential appliance but maybe it should be?

How Do Student Loans Affect Home Buying?

How do student loans affect buying a house?

Locked Yourself Out?

If you’re experiencing faulty locks and need to have them replaced, maintained or repaired, hiring emergency locksmith services is a safe bet.

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Every Business Should Have A Backup Portable Generator

Every business should have a portable backup generator, just in case things go south and you are left running a business with no power.

Factors Impacting the Moving Cost

Moving is a lot of work and you need the right tools and supplies to get the job done properly.

Key Elements of Home Valuation

A home valuation provides you with a tool that will help you determine the amount of tax to pay and evaluate the type of insurance to take.

Here Is Why You must have a House Sitter for Your Home

Employing a housesitter can save you time, money, and give you peace of mind.

How to Prepare Yourself for Moving

Don't be stressed about moving, just plan well and stay focused.

Renting your abode

If you are planning to rent your property, make sure you take care of the factors mentioned below.

How To Maintain Your Rental Property

Maintaining a rental property is a huge task, but we offer some helpful tips.

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What to Look for in a National Moving Company?

In this article, you will know what to look for in a national moving company.

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Why You Should Leave Unnecessary Things When Moving

We list several reasons why you should leave behind unnecessary things while moving.

Avoid Working With Bad Movers With This Red Flag Checklist

Below are a few examples of things you can watch out for to make sure that you get the best possible movers you can for your money.

Real Estate Investing for Starters Checklist

Known to be a cutthroat market, succeeding as a real estate investor is not easy, but once you figure out the algorithm to make your riches, you will undeniably rise beyond figures a human’s mind cannot begin to comprehend.

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9 Secrets for Selling Your Home

In this article we offer useful tips for selling your home quickly.

Factors That Can Hinder Your TV Reception

If you’re looking for solutions to get the best TV receiption, we’ve included them below to help you out.

Medicare Plan G VS Plan F: What's the Real Difference?

Continue reading to learn more about Medicare Plan G and Plan F and help decide which is the better fit for you.

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Smart Moves Your Business Should Do During Coronavirus Outbreak

Here are some suggestions on smart moves your business should do during the coronavirus outbreak.


How to Make My Child Sleep Naturally

Many parents experience difficulty with lulling their children to sleep and natural remedies are most recommended for them.

The Truth Behind The Steady Growth Of Cigar Business

To determine why the cigar business has been growing, we tried to dig in some interesting facts about cigars.

Clever Ways To Store Your Valuables

Find out the best and smartest ways to store your valuables and ensure their security.

Moving Checklist

With this ultimate moving checklist, you will be able to ditch the moving stress and get excited about the change.

How to Get Maximum ROI for Your Next Garage Sale

A friend recently recommended Garage Sale Apps that allowed me to find good bargains online.

Great Investments that Can Turn Your Dreams into Reality

One of the best ways to grow your money is by investing and in this article we offer some great investments that you need to consider.

How to Plan to Buy Your Dream Home

Below we offer some tips on how you can strategize on buying your own dream home.

A Guide to Real Estate Cap Rates

There are several figures and statistics that one might need to pore over to understand cap rate.

How to Do Your Homework Faster

Take note from these tips that will help schoolchildren, parents, students and anyone who studies - regardless of age.

What You Need To Plan Ahead Before You Move To San Diego

We take a look at a few things you should do before moving to San Diego.

Top Things To Consider When Moving to Sydney

In this article, we list some of the things that you need to consider when moving to Sydney.

Is It Safe To Play In Online Casinos?

If you love gambling or are addicted to it, you can now enjoy playing safe casinos from the comfort of your home.


What is an Appropriate Sympathy Gift?

As a sympathy gift, there are gifts that are considered universal and are appreciated globally and we take a look at some of these.

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