Home Coach

The Home Coach is the mate that knows all about getting ‘stuff’ done around the house. Find all the answers to practical questions for everything from DIY and furniture restoration to advice about pets. You’ll find recipes and ideas for planning for special events like birthdays and Christmas through to solid advice on moving house, renting or buying for the first time. The Home Coach has got you covered when it comes to making your house a home.

Kitchen Essentials
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Don't be bamboozled by the thousands of kitchen gadgets out there. Here's the lowdown on what you genuinely need for a functioning kitchen. Read More

Marvel Comics collector
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Collecting comic books is a great hobby. But how does it work? We talk to lifelong comic collectors Aleks and Emma to get their buying and storage tips. Read More

Spring hacks for the garden
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Kitchen gardens can serve two purposes: they can pretty up your outdoor living spaces with clever garden design and landscaping, and they can provide delish fresh produce year-round. Here are some edible plants ideal for... Read More

Decking out the man cave
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Looking for ideas to spruce up your man cave or bachelor pad? Check out these incredible man pads, and our ideas on how to replicate them without spending all your beer money. Read More

Gardening on a budget
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Want to create a great garden for less? Award-winning garden journalist and garden consultant Deryn Thorpe shares her favourite tips. And yes – even those new to gardening can give these a go. Read More

One pot wonders for the time poor
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That word - busy - is one we all know too well. But when it come to cooking, there are easier ways to eat well and save time. One pot wonders can tantalise the... Read More

DIY toys for your pets
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Commercial pet toys can cost some serious coin. So, why shell out a small fortune when there's often a handy hack to help you make your own for a fraction of the cost – or... Read More

Choosing the right smartphone
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Everyone wants a smartphone. But which one is right for you? It's not just about the coolest or newest model. Here are the things you should consider so you get a phone that fits your... Read More

Movie Memorabilia Magic
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Meet Brian Robinson. Brian says he is one of hundreds of people around Australia who collect movie memorabilia. He got into collecting playbills – small movie posters – about five years ago, when he came across... Read More

Best Boards Games for Rainy Nights
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Winter is here, and the indoors is calling. Sure, you can waste time in front of the box. Or you can get busy and have fun around a great board game instead. Here are some... Read More

Record collectors
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Are you into records? We talk to podcaster Tim Arnold about the growing vinyl trade to learn about the ins and outs of this popular pastime. Read More

Apps for everyday life
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Too much to do and too little time? Whether you want to get healthy, decorate your home or be more organised, an app might make life a little easier. Read More

Weekend warriors
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What's your weekend style? Cruise control or wall-to-wall action? Whichever it is, here's how to up the ante on your days off. Read More

An organised life
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Beverley Scheepers has turned being organised into an art form. Here’s how you, too, can get organisational superpowers and take back control of your life. Read More

Make your rental feel like home
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When your landlord doesn't let you do simple things such as stick in a nail, it can be hard to make your place feel like home. Here are some tips for getting around the decorating... Read More

Clever ways to keep cool this summer
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It’s summer time and the weather is fine! This time of year is fun, but staying cool in summer can mean a not-so-friendly electricity bill. Here are some tips on how to chill out for... Read More

4 quick meals on the cheap
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Takeaways might seem easy and convenient, but you can do better and healthier at home. Try these speedy, cheap meals, starting from just $3 per person. Read More

Grow Your Own
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As well as beautifying your yard, balcony or windowsill, there are loads of benefits to growing your own food at home – even if it’s something as simple as a herb garden. Read More

Avoid the takeaway trap: Meal planning 101
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After a long day at work, cooking's the last thing you feel like doing, but is that takeaway habit sending you broke? We break down meal planning so you don't have to keep reaching for Menulog. Read More