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Home Living : November 29th 2011
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1 REMOVE STRESS FROM HOLIDAYS AVOID REGULAR HASSLES Janita Singh Christmas decorations need not be expensive. BUYING SMART A lot has changed since the global financial crisis, with more and more of us watching our spending carefully. This should stretch to Christmas shopping -- and take you to your nearest thrift and second-hand/reject shops. Here, you can easily pick up great gifts for your loved ones, as well as decorations for the house. Remember, someone's trash can be your treasure. Old pots and pans, boxes, paintings, even decorations can be picked up for just a couple of dollars. Some items will be as good as new and, with some cleaning and maybe a lick of paint in Christmas colours, you've got yourself a smart buy. Exercise caution when buying electrical second-hand products. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CHRISTMAS is a time for joy but with so much planning for enter- tainment, catering, decorating and shopping, it can get stressful. For peace of mind, devise a plan. Make a list of things which can be done earlier such as decorating your home, which is a huge part of this festive period. There are several cost-efficient ways to decorate your house without spending a bundle. Pick a theme Work out your theme. This is a sensible starting point to get things rolling. Do you like mod- ern styling or something more traditional? Do you want some- thing new or can you make do with decorations from last year. Make it cost effective Decorations can be an expens- ive affair, so it pays to be smart. Look at nature to give you a helping hand.You may find ber- ries, pine cones, seed pods and branches in your garden. These are not only free but so much fun to work with. When decorating outdoors, look at your surroundings. A well-landscaped garden, that fea- ture wall, your deck and patio make perfect Christmas settings. Instead of getting a Christmas tree, why not decorate a feature plant in your garden. Decorating shrubs and trees with lights and bows is also fun and inexpensive. Make some or- naments from pine cones and ribbon to hang on the trees. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at email@example.com PLANT YOUR OWN It may be too late for this year but if you have space, why not plant a Christmas tree for years of enjoyment later. Lots of stores sell varieties of conifers suitable to use as Christmas trees. IDEAL SETTINGS Front entrances, home stairways and windows make the perfect setting for Christmas decorations. Make your own decorations out of pine cones, berries and flowers and ribbons. DRYING TIMES A real Christmas tree needs to be placed in a container that can be watered and set away from heat sources such as sunlit windows so the tree doesn't dry out too quickly. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES BUY DIRECT SAVE $$$ www.kingwardrobes.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service 2141924 8/11 SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. While stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. McKenzie 26765 Buy 6 blinds or more & get 60% OFF* • Verticals • Venetians • Romans • Rollers • Shutters • Panel Glides BUY MORE SAVE MORE SALE BUY 2 BLINDS GET 20% OFF* BUY 3 BLINDS GET 30% OFF* BUY 4 BLINDS GET 40% OFF* BUY 5 BLINDS GET 50% OFF* MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning kits • Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories AMMIT 2253230 5/7 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40
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