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Our Housepals blog is our little platform to blog about things related to the world of Housepals and flat and house sharing.

The rules to follow when making a house a home

What is the difference between a house and a home? A house is just the structure that you live in, it’s a roof over your head and an address to return to. A home is completely different, it’s a place you look forward to being in, somewhere you shut yourself away from the outside world and you can call your own.
 
So, whether you are heading off to college, renting your first place or buying your first home you need to put your stamp on it, in order to make it… Read more >>

How To Create The Ultimate Home Office

 
Working from home has both pros and cons, but for the nearly two-thirds of businesses in the UK that are run from the personal home office, it can be hard to know if your workplace is truly fit for the purpose. There are an estimated 59% of UK businesses that are run from residential addresses and with more and more people… Read more >>

Essential Tips for DIY Moving

Essential Tips for DIY Moving
People in the UK move an average total of 8 times in their lifetime according to The Independent. Moving is one of the most stressful transitional periods in one’s life, and executing a successful DIY move isn’t a walk in the park. Fortunately, preparing early and planning ahead can save you from disaster and disappointments. Here are some expert-approved tips to help you experience a smooth DIY move.
Create a Home Inventory
Before you think of packing anything, first document every item in your house. An inventory checklist is one of the most important moving tools.… Read more >>

Why Landlords Should Consider Repointing Their Rental Houses

A rental property is one of the best investments you can make because it gives you a passive income and you also get the benefit of property appreciation. Additionally, properties are designed to last for decades and thus it will not only be a source of income for you but also for generations to come. However, a property’s value and how long it lasts is highly dependent on care and maintenance.
One of the ways to care for your house is by repairing the joints between the bricks. While the stones and bricks are long lasting, the… Read more >>

Best Family Oriented Places to Buy a House

Many of us who have fond memories of our own childhoods want our children raised in the same way. Of course, in this day and age of tablets, games, and other devices going 24/7, it’s hard to compare. There are places you can live, though, that are better for raising kids than others—and hopefully that involves getting kids’ noses out of their phones and into the world. If you’ve got some flexibility on where to raise your family (and even if you don’t), you’re likely curious as to where these places are. Read below for some… Read more >>