Thinking of hiring a cleaner? Here's what you need to know

More and more people are calling in the professionals to tackle those household chores. Here are some expert tips and insights.


Reuse these 'disposable' items and save

Single-use products generally should be avoided where possible, but here are some ideas for extending their lifespan when you really need them.


How to make the most out of a small kitchen

If you have a small kitchen (and so many of us do), trying to juggle multiple pots, pans and dishes for a big family dinner…


Simple steps to make the most of your hanging space

Fed up with a messy, overflowing wardrobe? Restore order with these hanging space hacks.


How often should you wash your towels, jeans, bras and more?

An expert shares how often we should be washing jeans, bras, towels and sheets. It might be more often than you were anticipating.


Five areas of your home you probably forget to clean – but should

Here are some often overlooked areas of your home that you should add to your cleaning schedule.


How everyday household items can save you money

Sneaky uses for everyday household items that can save you money.


How to … clean nine tricky household items

Cleaning these nine tricky household items might be easier than you thought with these handy hints.


The cheapest areas to retire to around Australia

One of the big surprises to emerge from the 2014 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey was that cost-of-living levels for retirees were determined by where they lived.

Finance News

Cut electricity and water costs

Electricity and water are the two largest expenses of any household. With a little forward planning, you can drastically reduce your household costs.