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Gifts for Men: Father’s Day, Birthday and Christmas Present Ideas

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 4:16:20 PM Pacific/Auckland

Is your favourite guy tough to buy for?

We’re here to help you find the perfect present with these great gift ideas for men – without a pair of socks in sight!

Whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother, boss or boyfriend, these gifts for men are sure to tick all the boxes when he rips off the wrapping paper.

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Posted in Just for Fun By Shannon Grant

Turn Your Bathroom into Your Own Home Spa

Thursday, 14 February 2019 5:54:50 PM Pacific/Auckland

Bathroom styles

There’s nothing quite as luxurious at the bathroom in a 5-star hotel. The fluffy white robe and matching slippers, the aroma of sweetly scented candles, the stunning bathroom décor… it all comes together to create the ultimate dreamy oasis.

But you don’t have to check into a hotel for a little pampering.

You can do up your own bathroom (minus the pricey renovation) with just a few simple bathroom accessory ideas.

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Posted in Home Styling and Improvement Just for Fun By The Godfreys Expert

How to Split the Household Chores Fairly with Your Spouse

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:56:40 AM Pacific/Auckland

Sharing household chores

Whether you’ve just moved in with your partner or you’ve been married for 20 years, it’s easy for arguments to arise over household chores when living together. If either you or your partner feels their workload is uneven, stress levels are guaranteed to rise.

Splitting chores fairly is essential for the happiness and satisfaction of the home and keeping tension to a minimum.

But is it possible to do?

Let’s find out.

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Posted in Cleaning Guides and Advice Just for Fun By The Godfreys Expert

5 Podcasts to Listen to While You Clean

Friday, 7 December 2018 6:39:12 PM Pacific/Auckland

Best podcasts

There’s no way around it: the weekly clean is boring. Sure, you feel pretty good once you’re done and have a squeaky-clean house to enjoy. But, for the most part, cleaning is a fun-free zone.

Change up your regular cleaning routine and make those mundane tasks more enjoyable by getting stuck into an addictive podcast. A good podcast can help increase productivity and motivation while also making the time pass significantly faster.

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Posted in Just for Fun By The Godfreys Expert

Turn Your Weekly Clean into a Workout

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 1:03:00 PM Pacific/Auckland

Woman with yoga mat

Anyone who does the housework doesn’t need to be told that cleaning can feel like quite the exercise routine.

And hey, the numbers prove it’s true:

  • You can burn 119 calories in just 30 minutes of vacuuming
  • And 153 calories with an hour of mopping.

If you really want to get your heart rate up, why not use the weekly chores to your advantage? By adding in body weight, ab and resistance exercises interspersed with the usual cleaning, you’ll have yourself a total body workout – with no need to go to the gym that day!

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Posted in Cleaning Guides and Advice Just for Fun By The Godfreys Expert

7 Simple DIY Gifts to Make This Father’s Day

Sunday, 26 August 2018 11:49:00 AM Pacific/Auckland

Father's Day gift ideas

When it comes to gifts for dad, it’s not always easy thinking up something special and unique. But with Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity for the kids to get involved and give something their dad will truly cherish.

There’s no need to spend a crazy amount on expensive stuff when handmade gifts are both thoughtful and creative. Help your little ones make these DIY gifts for dad or grandpa this Father’s Day.

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Posted in Just for Fun Living with Kids By The Godfreys Expert

How to Make Your Rental More Homey

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 1:59:00 PM Pacific/Auckland

Cosy bedroom

Moving into a rental home is great. You don’t need to worry about maintenance costs, having to make a sizeable deposit, or stressing about how well the market is doing.

However, a bit of a downside to renting is that it can be hard to make someone else’s place feel like your own. And sometimes, the place can look pretty drab without those personal touches – after all, there’s only so many cushions and throws you can put out!

But with some simple stylings tips and décor adornments, you can turn your rental into a welcoming home sweet home. Here’s how.

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Posted in Home Styling and Improvement Just for Fun By The Godfreys Expert

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