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Home Living : November 27th 2012
Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org SIMPLE BUT STUNNING Organisational expert Nina Rosace says decorations should be simple. Decorate front doors with wreaths and surrounding areas with lots of lights. SMELLS LIKE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Smell should play a big role in Christmas decoration, says feng shui expert Jenny Blume. Sage, pine and frankincense are powerful scents to use. BRANCH OUT FROM THE NORM Bonsais make good Christmas gifts. Bunnings garden experts also say orchids are much loved, as are tropical flowers, and make bright and beautiful gifts. PUT YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS TO WORK Janita Singh PLANNING PRESENTS Bunnings is offering DIY home projects online and workshops instore leading to Christmas. Details: bunnings.com.au INSIDE: Child protect your home Crafty Christmas gifts THERE IS MAGIC IN THE AIR CHRISTMAS --- a word filled with excitement and memories. Like most, this is my favourite holiday, bringing with it magic in the air, endless hours of shopping, deck- ing the halls and getting the house ready for entertainment. In my house, it starts looking like Christmas in early November with my nine-year-old dressing up the Christmas tree and leaving a long list of presents for Santa. This brings me to the other important aspect of Christmas --- the presents. Presents are very much part of this festive affair but this should not be about panic or breaking the family budget. Planning your Chr- istmas gift strategy early by work- ing out what people want can cut the stress of Christmas shopping and save money. Bunnings National Leisure Buyer Cameron Rist says its im- portant to make a list, set a budget and stick to it. He suggests choosing practical gifts for the home and something the whole family can enjoy. To save money, get creative and make your own. ''Christmas is the perfect time to put your creative genius to work and create unique and memorable gifts,'' says Mr Rist. A homemade gift created specifically for someone is a genu- ine treasure. You can also bag bargains by shopping online, picking handy treasures from thrift shops, going to garage sales or turning your trash to treasure. Fair Trading urges consumers to be careful when shopping. Shop around and com- pare prices, keep re- ceipts, check refunds and warranty policies, use only reputable sel- lers and sites online. When buying products from overseas, always check whether the manufacturer has ser- vice arrangements in Australia. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 1582-1584 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl www.atoptide.com.au Tel: 97086888, 97086688 Fax:97086655 Mobile: 0452183168, Email: email@example.com $90+ $320+ $180+ $90 $30+ $90+ $500 $300 $180 Italian brand appliances GREAT DISCOUNTS FOR OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 9 cabinets with polyurethane doors, plus 2 pieces of granite benchtops. Please come to our showroom or contact us for a quote $1800 More granite and quartz stone benchtops for wholesale and retail. 2005853 27/11 $150+ 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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