Top tips for settling into a new home

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From the post-housewarming clean-up to livening up your living room, turn your new house into a home with these money-saving ideas.

Do a deep spring clean

Before you begin the arduous task of unpacking all your belongings, give the whole place a good scrub down so it feels fresh and new.

Download our cleaning checklist to get you started


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Recover from the housewarming party

Get your house back in order once the party is over with some handy post-party cleaning hacks to remove everything from red wine to chewing gum.

See our top post-party cleaning tips


Reduce the monthly bills

Place a plastic bottle filled with sand inside the toilet's cistern tank, away from the stopcock. The flush will use less water which means less money spent on your water bill.

See more ways to save money on utility bills

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Get savvy with saving

Moving house can be a huge drain on the bank balance. Make a fresh start for your finances with these handy budgeting tips to help you save money.

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Liven up your living room

Use some inexpensive paint tester pots to revive the living space without having to commit to a colour. Try painting the edges of doors, drawers and steps for a subtle pop of colour, or use washi tape for temporary style updates.

See more stylish décor hacks for your living room

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Kit out the kitchen

Limited storage in the kitchen? Hang up a shoe organiser on the inside of a cupboard door to store loose packets of food or cleaning products.

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Create a hotel-worthy bedroom

With a few little tricks, you'll feel like you're waking up in a five-star retreat. Use your bed as a focal point and add symmetry with matching bedside tables. Layer up some plump cushions for a touch of luxury.

See more hotel-style bedroom decorating ideas

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Revamp your garden

Put your own stamp on your outdoor space without too much time or effort. A few flower-filled glass bottles hung along the fence is a nice personal touch - and there's no need to get out the fork and shovel.

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