Rats love people. People unwittingly provide rats with shelter and copious amounts of food, which is why rats seem to gravitate toward the areas that are most heavily populated by human beings. Sydney, for example, now has more rats than people, leading to a surge in the number of pest control bookings. Rats need warmth, food and shelter from predators. Compost heaps then, are akin to free roadside motels stocked to the rafters with free food.
The median house price in Sydney recently topped a million, and the prices in other markets aren't far behind. Melbourne, for example, boasts a median house price of $843,674. If you've found your dream neighbourhood, but you can't quite afford the real estate, you may be wondering if there are ways to save a bit of money. Here are some ideas to consider. 1. Scale Down If you're dealing with an expensive real estate market, you have to compromise somewhere.
As a parent of young toddlers, packing for an imminent move is no mean feat. This is especially true if your spouse works until late as you are left with very little time to work with. Yes, you could opt to simply throw everything willy-nilly into boxes as you move from room to room, but this would be a nightmare for you and your movers when unpacking your things in your new home.
If your kids have up and left home you might be looking to downsize and realise some of the value in your family home. Here are some things to look for in your empty nest home to make sure it's functional without being a burden. Less garden or yard Unless you love gardening big blocks, it can be a good idea to downsize the garden area that you have now that you have less need for space for young kids.