If you haven't already heard of Made.com (or seen one of their Tube posters if you live in London) you probably soon will. Promising original furniture design at affordable prices, Made.com is part of a new breed of retailers offering products directly from the makers. At Savoo we decided to put Made.com to the test, with the unexpected help of our office dog Spud…Tudor RedWhen we were asked by Made.com to do a review of one of their products, we had a hard time choosing what to pick. But as
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Last week we showed you how to decorate your home on a budget, and this week it's time for your garden! Whether you are working with a huge lawn, a small terrace or even a balcony, here are Savoo's top 10 tips for making your outdoor space summer ready- without spending a fortune.
Wild Wednesday may be over, but the Atlantic storm that battered the UK yesterday has underlined the frailty of our personal finances. With hundreds of thousands of people now facing the consequences of 100mph winds and extensive flood damage, it becomes startlingly apparent that most of us have no Plan B to cope with major or even minor incidents; according to a 2013 Scottish Widows survey eight million people in the UK have zero savings to their name. At Savoo, we believe that everyone should have an emergency financial plan to deal with unexpected events like Wild Wednesday (or even small problems like the car breaking down!) Here we show you how.
Many of us dream of moving to our 'ideal' home, but few of
us ever take steps towards achieving this goal. What is the main reason for
Well, quite simply, most of us probably feel that we don't
have the financial means required to afford such a venture and therefore we
just settle with what we have. But is there a way around this? How can you save
money on home preparations before selling?According to the figures from July of this year, the UK
housing market has remained flat with prices being said to have fallen rather
than increased. This provides something of a double edged sword for those looking
to sell their homes. While the cost of their new property will be lower, so
will the amount they get for their property.
Regardless of this fact, moving house could still be a
viable option for many. When considering moving house it is important to
consider both the housing market and your own personal financial situation.
I have a confession to make. Although I immediately miss my husband as soon as he crawls out of bed at five in the morning for work, I also welcome it. I quickly sprawl out, arrange all of our four pillows to my liking and doze off into a deep slumber.
You grow up your entire life sleeping in your own bed, free to take up as much space as you'd like. And then you get hitched and it's supposed to be natural to have a big warm body next to you at night. You both battle for the coveted centre of the bed and the one pillow that is somehow more comfortable than the rest. And then you wonder why no one warned you of this when you went to marriage counselling sessions or read those pretentious online articles on how to make your marriage last.
Deals, coupons and promotions are all wonderful but nothing beats free! Free cheese samples at the grocery store? I am there. No lactose intolerance is going to slow me down! Next time your friends swing by the flat with a six-pack, why not save the carrier, cover it with attractive paper and transform it into a pretty carrier to store craft supplies, tools or even eating utensils for a picnic? How about taking free paint chip samples from the hardware store and using them to spice up packaging for your bake sale goods or your Christmas presents?