If replenishing your lovely display of fresh flowers is proving tricky or hard to justify during the lockdown, it might be time to consider trying dried flowers.
Dried flowers are trending in interiors – handmade marketplace Etsy UK has reported a 93 per cent increase in searches for dried flowers in the last six months – meaning there is a bigger online range to choose from than ever before.
There are many reasons to consider investing in a bunch of dried blooms. They are environmentally friendly, thanks to their low carbon footprint, long shelf life and biodegradability, and low maintenance – keep them away from direct sunlight and don’t put them in water – that’s it!
They should last for at least a year with care, which is good news for your bank balance. If they get dusty, clean them using a hairdryer on a low, cool setting.
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Buying a home may be one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. The more you know about the home buying process, the more money, time and hassle you’ll save. And given the global health pandemic, there are certain precautions you’ll need to take to help protect yourself when the time comes to view prospective properties in person.
We’ve outlined 12 things you should prepare for now if you plan to purchase a new house in the months ahead. Take a look.
If you’re curious to know how much you can afford to buy, you can get prequalified for a mortgage by a lender. However, a prequalification is just an estimate of what a lender thinks you can afford, based on basic financial information you provide.
You’ll need to take it a step further once you’re ready to start seriously shopping for a home. You’ll want to get preapproved … Read More