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Remodeling, revamping, or just restoring any area of your house does not have to be overwhelming with innovative ways in how to keep a great ambiance to reflect.

How to Tackle Your Spring Clean

Spring Clean-Chispa Magazine

It’s coming to the time of year when we can say goodbye to winter and start to enjoy the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures, but before you start getting excited, there is one aspect that spring brings that may bring you out in a cold sweat: the spring clean. Traditionally, spring cleaning was an…

Making Spring Cleaning More Than Bearable

Spring Cleaning-Chispa Magazine

Spring cleaning is something we must all take care of around this time of year. If we neglect to do so, dust and cobwebs can occur in more places than just our home. A messy and unkempt home, even one that might be tidy but unclean in the hard to reach areas, can be difficult…

DIY: Not Just For The Home

Home Decor-Chispa Magazine

Doing things yourself around the home is not a new concept. Humans have been working with their bare hands for years to get the home fixed up and yet, DIY seems to be something that goes in and out of style. There’s a big difference in the satisfaction with doing up your house when you…

How To Plan For Home Emergencies

How To Plan For Home Emergencies-Chispa Magazine

Home emergencies can disrupt your family, and as you never know when they’re going to hit—there’s no predicting them. While you can’t plan for when a home emergency might strike, you can put a plan in place for what to do if something were to happen. Take a look at these tips on how to…

Getting Rid Of Childhood Items Without Feeling Guilty

Getting Rid Of Childhood Items-Chispa Magazine

There will come a time in your life when you’ll have to look through your childhood items and decide what you want to keep. It is a challenge which no one ever looks forward to, because it can involve saying goodbye to items which hold a lot of meaning for you. Getting rid of your…

Why Doesn’t Your New House Feel Like Home Yet?

Five Practical Tips To Make Moving House Easier-Chispa Magazine

If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably just gone through one of the most stressful things in life; moving house. You’ve finally moved all the boxes over, and you may have even spent a few nights or weeks in your brand new property. But, for some reason, it just doesn’t feel like home yet. There’s…

The Secrets of Organized Family Homes

Organized Family Home-Chispa Magazine

As wonderful as it can feel to be a parent, looking after kids can also be quite a challenge. While your little angels mean the world to you, you’re also battling with the constant stress of trying to keep your home looking as pristine as possible. The good news is that keeping the family home…

Preparing Your Home For A New Arrival

Preparing Home for Baby-Chispa Magazine

It is not surprising to find out that many parents feel under-prepared when a new arrival is welcomed to the family. Nine months can really fly by, and suddenly it’s time to go to the hospital, and you still haven’t found time to install the baby’s car seat. It happens to everyone—you’re only human after…

How to Completely Transform Your Life

Transform Your Life-Chispa Magazine

If you are struggling to enjoy a happy and positive lifestyle, you need to remind yourself that you are the one in control. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be living a healthy and happy life that is full to the brim with wonderful people and incredible events. Whatever your current situation, it is…

Fixer-Upper Faux Pas To Avoid

Fixer-Upper Faux Pas-Chispa Magazine

If you have recently purchased a fixer-upper only to pick up the keys and walk through the door to be greeted with untold mess, dirt, damp and mold, you may wonder what on Earth you were thinking. However, there is method to your madness. You selected this humble abode for its investment potential, its ability…