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6 Simple Tips For Decorating Your Bathroom On A Budget

Whether you’re planning to sell your home or not, it’s still worth considering the fact that the two most important rooms to consider decorating are kitchens and bathrooms. Decorating...

Things To Consider Before Buying An Air Fryer

It feels as if, in the last couple of years, air fryers have appeared out of thin air and are suddenly occupying the countertops of every health-conscious household in...

How To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger In 7 Ideal Steps

While we’d all love a bathtub we could take a swim in, or a toilet seat which does all the dirty work for us, the reality is that for...

6 Simple Vegetarian Recipes That Are Truly Delicious

Did you know that the average American spends over $2,000 per year on restaurant dining? That's over $200 per month!  And here’s another surprising stat before we encourage you to...

5 Things To Consider Before Buying An E-Bike

By now we're all well versed in the benefits of exercise, but we'll list them again for those nodding off at the back; engaging in some form of physical...

A Brief(ish) History Of Air Jordans

A new luxury trainer business has just set up shop in Leicester with the aim of drawing in the “sneakerheads in droves”. Indeed, just yesterday Solsneaks opened its doors on...

6 Tips On How To Choose The Ideal Jewellery & Accessories For Your Wedding Day

With all eyes on you as you walk down the aisle, and a lifetime’s worth of looks in photo albums and on Instagram, getting your wedding dress right is...

7 Ideas To Make Your Bedroom Look More Spacious

You know the old saying, that ‘small is beautiful’? Well, tell that to the person sleeping in a room with barely enough to swing a cat. Sure, we’d all...

7 Simple Ways Of Organising & Prioritising Your Home Maintenance Tasks

A home is likely the largest investment you’ll make in your life, and like any other investment, it needs to be taken care of. You wouldn't neglect your car...

5 Ways to Improve Your Skin Naturally

We all want flawless skin, but most of us are not blessed with it. But, by following some skin care tips that don't involve expensive products or treatments, you...

Buying The Right Jewellery: 6 IDEAL Trends To Remember In 2022

Wondering what this year’s jewellery trends might be and how to wear them? Fashion is a fickle beast, and as always, new styles have emerged and new rules apply...

5 Ways To Encourage Children To Be Environmentally Friendly

Let’s face it; sometimes it can be hard enough for us adults to conceptualise the impending doom. Because it’s a relatively gradual crisis, without immediate threat to the lives...

From Tailored Suits To Mindset Resets: 6 Ways To Improve Your Employability Today

Ideal for improving your chances in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In 2022, with the number of people in employment in the UK reaching record highs, the job market feels more...

How To Feel More Energised: 7 Ideal Fatigue Fighting Tips

If you’re living in London, or any big city in the UK for that matter, no doubt you’ve seen (and identified with) that Floradix advert; you know, the one...

3 Recipes From Liguria That You Have To Try 

Food is an intrinsic part of Italian culture, no matter where you go in the country. This is especially true for Liguria, a region which has earned its place...

6 Ideal Tips For Yoga Beginners On How To Get Started

And breathe... After more than two years of turbulence and tumult, we are are reportedly (and not in the least bit surprisingly) more under pressure than they've ever been, with...

5 Ideal Steps To The Perfect Bedtime Routine

Bedtime routines are for kids, we hear you say. Arms folded, bottom lip curled, stomping your foot a little…. Nope, if you truly want to sleep like a baby,...

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Playing Chess Today

A game that has existed since the 8th century, chess combines competition with critical thinking as we attempt to best our opponents on the famous chequered board.  Despite its illustrious...

6 Great Ways You Can Add More Vitamins To Your Diet

Getting enough vitamins is essential for a healthy diet. Unfortunately, many people don't get the recommended daily amount of vitamins. This can lead to health problems down the road....

5 Ideal Reasons You Should Nap More Often

We all know what it’s like to not have enough sleep and feel underslept. In fact, even though society has never worked (or played!) harder, the sad fact is...

9 Tips To Help Make Your Wedding Everything You Dreamed It Could Be

Your wedding is your big day, sorry, your Big Day. It's your time to shine, to sparkle and to celebrate, and you'll want to ensure that every element is...

What Are Some Of The Healthiest & Most Versatile Cooking Oils?

Sure, we could debate whether any oil could truly be considered ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’ until the cows come home, bringing with them their delicious butter and turning all our...

How To Give Your Home’s Aesthetic A Makeover In 5 Simple Steps

So many discussions of home improvements seem to focus on the functional. And that’s just fine; some simply want a liveable space which gains in value as the years...

Top Tips For Hosting Your Own Poker Night

You’ve got your nuts in hand. You’ve practiced your bluff and eradicated your tell. You’ve upped the ante and left your backdoor open for guests. Nope, that’s not an...

How To Save Money When Shopping For A New Smartphone

With the cost of living crisis that we’re going through at the moment, you might be looking for ways to save on your monthly bills. In the UK, one of...

5 Beginner’s Tips For Pairing Food & Wine

Contrary to popular belief, food and wine matching is not an arcane art. Just like anything else, there are a few basic principles to adhere to, and once you...

Healthy Living: 7 Ways To Boost Energy Levels Before Your Workout

Ideal for maximising your next gym session and learning to live more heathily We’ve all had those days. Even if you’re the keenest runner or most devoted gym enthusiast, sometimes...

6 Potential Health & Wellbeing Benefits Of Taking A Sauna

This just in and somewhat unsurprisingly; in data collated by Move Hub, which considered both life expectancy and the number of centenarians in a given country, Japan has once...

6 Ideal Packing Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Summer has well and truly arrived, and with it, the traditional mass exodus from the UK in search of more predictable weather patterns, delicious food and stretches of sand...

Knowledge Is Power: How To Better Listen To Your Body Today

Knowledge is power, as the old saying goes, and this has never been truer than when considering your health. If you are looking at ways to change your health...

5 Ideal Things To Eat In Rome, The Eternal City

If you have your sights on a trip to Rome, then you’ve no doubt already researched the best time to visit the Colosseum. You’ve probably got your tickets for...

8 Ideal Steps To The Perfect Steak

Here at IDEAL, we love a good vegetable. Blanched, steamed, raw, sauteed...the good green stuff is the backbone of our diet, make no mistake (can’t...won’t….mustn’t. Aaah....Must. Resist. Steak. Puns)....

HOW TO FEEL MORE ENERGISED IN THE MORNING: 7 IDEAL HACKS

If you're a night owl, a restless sleeper or you suffer from occasional or chronic insomnia, waking up in the morning is probably one of the toughest parts of...

How To Make Your Rental Flat Feel Like A Home In 7 Steps

Just how to turn a rental flat into a home? Rather than being an existential essay question which might get you into Oxford university, this is a very real...

8 EXPERT-APPROVED WAYS TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON

Struggling to find the motivation first thing? Taking a long while to get going in the morning? Casting covetous glances at that early bird with the worm in its...

HOTEL REVIEW: THE ZETTER, CLERKENWELL

London’s Clerkenwell is the perfect anchor from which to explore, party, eat your way around or do business in London. Bang in the middle of East and West End,...

Can I Still Get Car Finance With Bad Credit? 5 Ways To Make It Easier

For those who need auto financing, having an impressive credit score is a must. The rating is what lenders use to gauge your capability to pay back your loan,...

6 Considerations When Choosing The Right University For You

Going to university is a massive step in any young adult’s life. For many, this is the very first time you'll live away from family and on your own...

Breathe Easy: How To Keep Your Lungs Healthy

Did you know that the average person takes around 20’000 breaths every single day? That’s around 400 million by the time you’re 50, and every single one counts, a...

Relocating Your Business: 7 Ideal Tips For A Smooth Office Move

COVID-19 has had a marked impact on the geography of our working lives, and continues to do so. Indeed, during the height of lockdown back in 2020, at least...

5 Tips To Help An Elderly Loved One Remain Independent In Their Old Age

It's a reality which we'd rather not confront for our loved ones. But it's an unwelcome truth that as those close to us age, their independence tends to wane....

How To Deal With A Break-Up Or Divorce Without Losing Your Head

Everyone deals with a divorce or break-up in their own way. Whether it’s ended with animosity or things are left amicably, there’s no correct, certified way to get through...

5 Ideal Old School Games To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

Perfect for getting them to spend more time outside... Has it come to this? An article, on a screen, which you’re reading while your kids play and probably vye for...

The Best Things To Do In Leeds On A Girl’s Weekend, Whatever Your Tastes!

Planning a weekend away with the girls but unsure where to go or how to get there? While there are plenty of lively, happening cities to choose from in...

5 Great Tips On Making Your Clothes Last Longer

Sometimes the temptation is just too hard to bear. The laundry basket is full, you’ve a party on the approach, and the high street has ‘Sale’ signs on every...

Is Your Dog A Restless Sleeper? How To Help Your Dog Sleep More Soundly

Britain is a nation of pet lovers, with a whopping 59% of households owning a pet here in the UK. It probably won’t surprise any readers to learn that...

5 Great Ways To Incorporate The Superfood Ginger Into Your Daily Dishes

There really is nothing like ginger. Its distinctive pungency and zest brings a perfect, nutritious enrichment to many dishes, adding piquancy, verve and distinctiveness to your dinnertime. It’s also...

Health Insurance In Canada: 8 Things You Should Know

So, you’ve finally decided enough is enough, concluded that the UK is a busted flush, and decided to move across the pond to Canada?  You’re not alone; every year, upwards...

What Is Lemon Oil & What Do People Use It For?

Lemon oil is a popular essential oil that has many uses. It is, unsurprisingly, derived from the lemon and has a refreshing citrus scent. Lemon oil is known for...

7 IDEAL MORNING COFFEE REPLACEMENTS TO KICK YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT

Not coffee. Anything but coffee. Is nothing sacred anymore? We hear the desperation in your voice, and rest assured; we feel you. We’re not here to make sweeping statements about...

Design Ideas To Make Your Bathroom A Wellbeing Sanctuary

Let’s think deeply for a minute; how often do you actually, genuinely find the time to simply relax and unwind? With life now defined by several screens simultaneously on-the-go,...

Accessorise In Style: 7 Purchases To Make Any Outfit Pop

Welcome to 2022, and the first summer of (relative) freedom after two spent in the grips of a global pandemic. Sure, we all want to be stepping out on...

Can I Legally Live In A Campervan In The UK? The Pros & Cons Of Doing So

Have you ever dreamed of packing your worldly possessions up into storage, glamming up your campervan and hitting the open road, with your only concern being which Springsteen album...

Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

In the past decade or so, electric cars have been on the rise as people look for ways to lower their emissions and be more environmentally friendly. Electric vehicles...

How To Improve The Heating Efficiency Of Your Home

Sure, we realise that we’re getting rather ahead of ourselves with this one, seeing as we’ve only just turned off the central heating for spring/summer.  But as the old saying...

What Are Some Safe And Effective Tattoo Removal Methods?

If you have a tattoo that you’ve ended up regretting, whether that’s because it no longer boasts the same symbolism, it’s a reminder of different times, or you’re simply...

From True Crime to Kanye: Our Favourite Documentaries On Netflix Right Now 

If you’re of a nervous or startled disposition, perhaps it’s best you manoeuvre that cursor to the back button now. But if you’re looking to take a vicarious look...

A Look Inside A Pro Chef’s Knife Roll: 5 Essential Knives & Tools Every Cook Carries

Are you considering a change of pace or yearning for a fresh start? Do you think your passion for cooking could be translated into a career? How does the...

Why Everyone Should Learn A Second Language

Aside from our worship of a cuppa and our dedication to the art of queuing, a shameful monolingualism is perhaps the most prevailing stereotype associated with being British.  Indeed, language...

How To Start Afresh In 2022 Without Abandoning Everything

Do you ever wish you could press the pause button on life and move on to the next chapter without fallout or follow-up? With each and every life full of...

What Are The Biggest Fashion Faux Pas At UK Weddings?

Weddings are, arguably, the defining event of each and every calendar year. As expected of occasions of such momentousness and gravity, there are rules, spoken and unspoken, to follow....

How To Customise Your Wardrobe To Create A Whole New Style For Summer 2022

After enduring the remote, often reticent lifestyle of the pandemic, Summer 2022 has a particularly special, anticipatory air.  And we think it’s fair to say that many of us are...

6 Of The Best Romantic Films To Stream On Your Next Date Night

A quick, informal survey of a couples's dating habits in the UK, if you don’t mind… Which of these occurrences in the cinema is likely to kill the mood between...

Slow Down: How To Look After Your Mind & Body In A Wholesome, Holistic Way

Stop what you’re doing. Stop where you’re scrolling. Stop who you’re swiping. This always-on, always-in-demand and, ultimately, always distracted way of living is doing you no favours. How do...

How To Show Your Kitchen In Its Best Light, Whatever The Time Of Day Or Occasion

Bad kitchen lighting can lead to all manner of mishaps. Perhaps you’ve struggled to notice the fly swimming in your soup as you serve it unknowingly at a dinner...

Congratulations! Now, Here Are Some Helpful Pregnancy Tips 

Though the much-predicted COVID baby boom is yet to materialise nationwide, we have to assume that since you’ve arrived on this page, you’re bucking the trend and welcoming a...

How Do You Make The Perfect Irish Coffee? 6 Key Components

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s raise a glass or two to celebrate. Whilst a freshly pulled pint of Guinness is perhaps the most appropriate choice for a celebratory Irish...

8 Domestic Upgrades Designed With Your Happiness In Mind  

So many articles about home renovation projects and domestic upgrades lead with the value you could add to your property. Hell, we’ve written quite a few of them. Less advice,...

5 Ideas For Organising A Traditional Stag Do With A Difference

If you’re planning a stag do for one of your nearest and dearest friends, then firstly; congratulations! Fulfilling the role of best man with just the right amount of...

Expert Reveals How To Actually Keep Your Houseplants Alive

Interest in how to properly care for certain houseplants is on the rise, with a 250% spike in Google searches for “what to do with an amaryllis after it blooms?” and a 200% increase...

6 Tips For Sustainable Summer Styling

With the promise of warm days and balmy nights, and those potential trips abroad to lounge by the pool and on the beach, your summer wardrobe is no doubt...

Which factors affect the cost of car finance?

Getting a car on finance means you can spread the cost of owning a car. Many people choose to finance their next car as it enables them to get...

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