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The Gaff Goddess: She-I-Y guru Laura de Barra on how to give your home an NCT

As many of us are now spending most of our time indoors, it's the perfect opportunity to give your house an NCT. Don't know where to start? She-I-Y expert and author Laura de Barra is here to help with her 'Goddess Checklist'

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Prep is key: get familiar with the art of cutting in and always protect your floor

Prep is key: get familiar with the art of cutting in and always protect your floor

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Laura DeBarra

Laura DeBarra

Bathroom - there are a number of areas to tackle

Bathroom - there are a number of areas to tackle

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Kitchen - many areas to tackle

Kitchen - many areas to tackle

Important: Switching on and off

Important: Switching on and off

Divide spaces into an area that has a specific use

Divide spaces into an area that has a specific use

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Prep is key: get familiar with the art of cutting in and always protect your floor

Have you found yourself noticing things about your home that were never obvious before? Things don't work as they should or need some TLC? Perhaps you've realised that you really aren't fond of the layout and flow of certain rooms or that your home as a whole just doesn't suit your new routine?

You're not alone. As we are now spending so much time indoors, our minds are switching to nesting mode and we are seeking organisation as well as distraction and so many people are craving a bit of DIY. Although we have more time for it than ever before, it can be hard to know where to start, especially when the issue isn't urgent.

The truth is that you can easily make some edits to your home without great expense, skills or knowledge. All it takes is a little She-I-Y.