Oakwood Blog



5 easy craft activities you can enjoy with your kids this Easter

 Easter is a very special time to spend with family and friends. While many of us associate Easter morning with a chocolate egg Easter hunt, there are plenty of crafty alternatives to make Easter just as enjoyable, but without the sugar-hit! 

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 Categories: quick, household, fun, eggs, easy, easter, diy


10 tips on how to be an organised parent for healthy school lunches

We all know what it’s like at the beginning of the school year – new books, uniforms, and of course the mind-boggling requests for healthy school lunches. Here are 6 quick and easy ways to keep on top of your game for the school year ahead

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 Categories: school, plan, organise, lunches, household


Keep your house clean and cosy this winter

The chilly season is here! Shorter days and longer nights mean more time indoors. This month Oakwood Amabassador, Arabella Forge shares with us tips on keeping your house clean and cosy this winter:

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 Categories: winter, warm, household, cosy


How to keep your house clean (and dustmite free!) this winter

Do you know what dust mites are? A house dust mites are a type of mite that occur naturally in our home environment. They feed on dead skin flakes from our body, which we manage to ‘drop’ in bedding, carpets and soft furnishings throughout most homes.People’s reactions to dust mites are variable, but they are considered an allergen; their droppings are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms such as dermatitis or skin rash.The good news is that there are number of simple steps that you can take to reduce dust mite populations in your home.This month Oakwood Amabassador, Arabella Forge shares with us how to keep your home dustmite free this winter!

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 Categories: Household, winter, household, clean


5 steps for clearing clutter from your home

2015 is now in full swing. You may have made resolutions at the beginning of this year that relate to becoming healthier, spending more time with family and friends, or maintaining a fresh and tidy home. Chances are, this final resolution will have been the hardest to keep. This month Oakwood Amabassador, Arabella Forge shares with us her 5 steps for clearing clutter from your home!

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 Categories: Household, household, clutter, cleaning


10 fun and thrifty ways to re-decorate your home for 2015.

 Would you like to re-decorate your home on a budget? This week Arabella is sharing with you 10 fun and thrifty ways to re-decorate and ‪freshen‬ your home for 2015!

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 Categories: Household, summer, household, decorate


A household freezer storage guide for the summer months

Have you ever had lots of food left over from weekend celebrations? To keep you super organized in the kitchen, Arabella Forge has put together a freezer storage guide for summer months.

Freezing fruits and vegetables in summer is an excellent way to ensure that you have access to this produce throughout the year. Almost every fruit and vegetable can be frozen; either packed in bulk, or mixed-and-matched into pre-made meals for convenient last minute dishes.

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 Categories: Household, General, waste less food, household


Spring cleaning in the kitchen

Spring is here, but before you start baking raspberry muffins and having your friends to tea, it’s worth freshening up the kitchen to prepare for the warmer months. Spring is a key time for hosting lunches and evening get-togethers, so creating a clean, and homely environment for entertaining is really important.

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 Categories: Household, natural cleaning, household


Welcome Arabella Forge

Arabella has joined the Oakwood team as our household ambassador to provide you with expert tips around wood and leather care in the house. You may know Arabella from the Channel 10 ‘Love to Share Food’ TV show and if you are a Melbourne local, you would know her as the spokesperson for The Markets. 

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 Categories: household


10 ways to cut back on plastic in the home

Plastic materials are everywhere in our environment; they help keep food fresh, homes clean and often make our lifestyle just that little bit easier. 

Unfortunately, most plastic products are not environmentally friendly, and many contain compounds, known as endocrine disruptors, which can disrupt normal hormone function in the body. 

Reducing the use of plastic in your home is fairly easy. 

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 Categories: Household, household