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4 products that you can only find in Australia

4 products that you can only find in Australia

Each country has its very own collection of products that are so unmistakably local even the most hard-boiled national would shed a tear if they ever find them outside their homeland. The land down under has many specialties tourists may consider odd or even very interesting to try. If you are hungry for some classics, here are five products you can only find in Australia.

Lamingtons

A lamington is a spongy cake made coated with chocolate and desiccated coconut… and it is just A-MA-ZING. Probably one of the most iconic Australian pastries in the country. You can find lamingtons in almost any bakery. Some have jelly inside, others have even more chocolate and while they are all very good, there is nothing like a classic lamington to go with your tea.

Golden Gaytime

Golden Gaytime sounds like a very fun festival that should be celebrated yearly on the golden gate bridge (Take note, New York) but it is also one of Australia’s most famous ice creams. Made with toffee, vanilla, and a thick chocolate layer, Golden Gaytime is manufactured by Streets, an Australian ice cream brand owned by Unilever. With temperatures above 115 degrees on an average summer day, this iconic popsicle is the undeniable king of the season, every season. You can find limited editions with flavors like Pina Colada and even Unicorn (not made with actual unicorns). A product that is guaranteed to cause a raging addiction for summer gatherings.

Vegemite

Probably the most Australian product on planet earth (apart from Crocodile Dundee DVDs). Vegemite is made from yeast extracts, vegetables, spices, and additives. And it’s… well, polarizing. We are not joking, this little jar of thick dark brown paste has die-hard fans and cold-hearted detractors that can even stand watching it from a safe distance, and that is probably the beauty of the product. The company has even made ad campaigns with the slogan “Love it or hate it” to make fun of the age-old debate. While the question of taste is a debate that will probably last until the end of time, one thing is certain, there is no product as Australian as Vegemite on top of a slice of bread.

Tim Tams

Tim Tams are Australia’s most beloved chocolate biscuit bars and they have the numbers to back that claim. Over 45 million packets of these adorable bars are sold yearly in the country alone. They have been around since 1964 when the Arnott's Biscuit company first launched then and they have been a classic treat ever since, with generations of fans that appreciate a product that hasn’t changed over time. Legend says that Ian Norris, director of Arnott's, went to Britain, tried the Penguin biscuit, and said to his people “make a better one”. And by god, they did.

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How to save big on small home appliances

Appliances account for more than 50% of household energy costs. Using them wisely will help you reduce the value of your next energy bill. But at this point we must differentiate between savings when buying appliances and savings when using them. The first step is to choose well which washing machine, dishwasher, microwave or television you want without compromising your salary. Here we will emphasize and point out some tricks to save big on small appliances.

Compare prices in store and online

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The same appliance may have a different price in each store. It's easy to think that the difference will be a few dollars, but it can go beyond that if there are special offers involved. That's why it's important to compare prices in different physical stores in Australia and also in their online version. In chains such as , , and you can find the best prices if you want to renew your home appliances or simply take the plunge and risk making that purchase you have been putting off. You will see that the stores have similar models but with small variations in price or features. The best way to prepare yourself before buying any electronic appliance is to compare prices, first online and then in the store.

Consider private labels and second brands

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To save when buying your appliances you need to look beyond the traditional brands. In the market you will find private labels and second brands. Private label brands are those sold by as their own lines. And second brands are additional brands from well-known manufacturers. Don't be persuaded by offers Burrs are always positive, although it is advisable to analyze them first. Why buy a bigger refrigerator if you are not going to fill it? Even if it costs the same as a smaller one, you will spend more energy and possibly more on the purchase. There are two other alternatives to save on the purchase of small appliances that can be very helpful to avoid overspending: sell your old appliance or investigate if there is any renovation plan in force.

Overlook extra components

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When buying appliances, watch out for “extras” that you probably don't need. Typically, automatic timers on a coffee maker or special cycles on a washing machine can be a great convenience if you know how to use them, but they're not necessary. If you go through your appliances right now and take inventory, you'll find at least half a dozen items that you rarely use to their maximum capacity on special settings. Buy the most user-friendly, basic version of what you need to avoid complications down the road. Unless you have specific technical applications in mind for your appliance or if you like to read manuals and explore all the inner workings of each machine, it's best to keep it simple.

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How to save big on small home appliances

Renovating your Kitchen? Here are 3 stores you need to visit

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but time flies and we need to update it. Whether with or without renovations, there are some tips that will help you to keep this part of the house looking immaculate and in tune with the times. Surrender to a white kitchen: furniture, countertop and walls in one hundred percent white. It transmits brightness and order and perfectly supports the passage of time, regardless of fashions and trends. It is a sure hit. To illuminate the kitchen chose discreet spotlights recessed in the ceiling and lighting solutions integrated into the wall units. Another of the most important points when renovating the kitchen is the material of manufacture of all the parts seen, as this will depend on the final appearance and also its price. Laminate kitchens are among the most demanded for its good value for money and its wide range of different models. You don't need to spend a lot of money to renovate your kitchen. In Australia there are where you can find everything you need for a remodeling without overspending.

Harvey Norman

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Unless you're doing a complete kitchen remodel, you won't need to replace all the appliances. If money is an issue, just replace non-functioning or outdated appliances. If that's your plan, at you can find everything in one place: freezers, dishwashers, range hoods, ovens, coffee machines, mixers, toasters, deep fryers and even dinnerware, table linens and utensils such as plates, glasses and silverware. Harvey Norman stores sell a variety of private label brands such as Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne. They also market other trusted brands.

Bunnings Warehouse

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At the experience is complete. You can take the opportunity to change the appliances, but also to choose the kitchen model you like the most. There is a large catalog with different models that serve as inspiration: luxury kitchen, rustic kitchen, classic kitchen, industrial elegance kitchen. In any of the Bunnings Warehouse stores you will find the lowest price. In addition, because of their company policy, if the competition has an item with a bigger discount, they will beat it by 10% to help you save more money than shopping elsewhere. By subscribing to their newsletter you will be the first to know about the latest products, DIY projects and ideas. Plus, Bunnings Workshop is an online community where you can get answers to your kitchen remodeling questions.

IKEA

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is another great chain where you can stock up on everything. If you're thinking of renovating your kitchen, you've come to the right place. Furniture, textures, decoration, lights and appliances are offered in its extensive catalog, both in its physical stores and in its digital sales channel. Just know: set a limit on how much to spend. Replacing a fixture may only cost a few hundred dollars, while replacing furniture, flooring and lighting fixtures could involve a hefty budget.

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The best fashion trends for 2023

2023 will be a year of reinvention. At the center of the scene will be the transparencies that will continue to be present in dresses and blouses of different lengths and cuts, hip jeans and mini garments. If you are thinking of updating your closet, the options are many and it all depends on your style. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, it could be said that almost anything goes in fashion and clothes are being given a second chance. In Australia in stores like , , and you can find the best trends for the coming year. Here we tell you what are the fashion trends for 2023.

Pants with transparencies

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It is one of the trend garments for Spring-Summer 2023. Undoubtedly, this garment will be a replacement for the most revealing dresses, unlike cargo pants that will dominate the best street style looks. To go to the office, it will be necessary to opt for hip pants. A warmer version will come in pastel colors, perfect for the eternal summer days. The most daring will wear the cut-out version.

Glitter and sequins

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The glitter of sequins will be the main desire of those who seek to achieve maximum glamour when wearing one of the dress designs in trend for Spring-Summer 2023. However, grunge will land in our closets to bring back the rebelliousness that dominated in the '90s with dresses with a torn effect. Women who embrace boldness will go for black leather-effect dresses and cut-out designs.

Baggy jeans

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Whether you go for totally baggy silhouettes or create a balance between baggy pants and tighter tops, these pieces will continue to be a must-have for fashionistas closets. Although we love jeans and pants at the waist, as they are flattering to the silhouette, hip pants have been making a comeback for a few seasons now and will be a must-have piece for your best street style looks.

Tops

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They are already gaining prominence and will be a characteristic outfit of the next season. Short t-shirts, bodysuits, tiny tops, muscle tops. Gone are the days when there are clothes only for slim bodies: we are all included in the new trends. Bright, explosive, lingerie, with daring shapes, with beautiful prints, openwork knitted, with bangs. There are literally endless possibilities and everything is ideal. They are ideal to combine with your wide jeans this summer or with a mini skirt.

The shoulder pads

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From the ‘30s to the ‘80s, historically shoulder pads in the female closet stylistically reinforced the image of women, including their massive incorporation into the body of work. In 2021 this traditional detail of men's tailoring returned, and for this Spring-Summer 2023 it becomes an armor that can derive in the eighties and multicolored tailored suit. There is no shortage of combinations between transparent skirts and cotton garments with shoulder pads.

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The best fashion trends for 2023

Big W vs Costco. Which store offers the best deals?

Grocery shopping takes up most of our budget, but we can't avoid it. You have to eat, clean up, get dressed. But you can find great deals to ease your wallet and not suffer so much at the end of the month. In Australia, chains like and are known for having a very good quality-price ratio, and you can also find the most tempting offers. There is something for everyone. But don't be fooled. Buy only what you need and don't waste money on promotional products that you won't use later. Which of the two chains offers the best deals? Below we will make a comparison and then you will choose based on your personal and home needs.

BIG W

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If we take as a reference this December and with Christmas already upon us, Big W has special promotions on toys at half price of the best brands: Lego, Disney, Marvel. You will be able to look good with all the children in the family without spending too much. For those with a sweet tooth and who like to spend the holidays eating chocolates despite the heat, you can also get half-price boxes of chocolates from Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello or Toblerone. This is also a good option for gift giving. If you are thinking of gathering family and friends at your home for this special date, you can opt for a dinner out. Don't have the right furniture? No problem. At Big W you can find outdoor furniture with up to 20% off. It's a promotion not to be missed and it's only valid for Christmas. There are products that you can only get online such as certain drinks, which could liven up the party on the 24th night.

Costco

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This is a true giant among international hypermarket chains and stands out for its particular operation based on a system of members who pay a fee to buy their products. In Costco you can also find great deals on toys and is ideal if you have to go wholesale shopping for Christmas. Here you will find a wide assortment of all kinds of products, including meats. You can save hundreds of dollars. You can treat your family to a Christmas set of wines, chocolates and other sweet delicacies for only AUD169.99 or buy your kids that dreamed-of place setting with a savings of AUD1000. And if you end the year stressed out, you can get a massage pad for AUD129.99. To be able to shop at their facilities you have to become a member by paying a fee. You can fill out the form at the store itself or fill it out online. Once you have your card, you can log in as a customer and make regular purchases. Bonus: if you have in mind to liven up the evening with red or green candles, you can find sets for UUS89.99.

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Big W vs Costco. Which store offers the best deals?

Must have tools for home improvement (And where to buy them)

You don't need to be a professional handyman to do some minor home repairs. But you should have certain tools that will get you out of trouble, especially if something goes wrong over the weekend. A water leak, a broken window, a power outage or any other unforeseen situation can be easily resolved with the right tools. In Australia in stores like , or you can find a wide assortment and at the best price. You have no excuses. Get to work and discover your full potential. Here are five tools that are indispensable in the home:

Stilson wrench

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It is used to tighten or loosen pieces of different dimensions, mainly tubes and pipes. It is the ideal tool to adjust the pipe in case of leaks or filtrations. Its use is simple, just turn the threaded ring and the gear to adjust it to the necessary diameter of the piece to be tightened or loosened.

Hammer

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It is one of the most basic tools for manual work. Among the wide variety of hammers on the market, the most common and useful for the home is the carpenter's hammer, known as the claw hammer, which is used for both nailing and nail pulling. Any woodworking job you're going to do at home requires its use.

Screwdriver

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These are indispensable for putting in and taking out screws, so they'll be useful for all kinds of home repairs that involve dealing with screws, such as replacing sheet metal. It is not a bad idea to buy a set of screwdrivers with different tips, apart from the flat and cross screwdrivers, for more specific situations.

Flashlight

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It will be your best ally when there are blackouts or for working in a dark place in the house where you have no other source of light. You can have a set of flashlights for different occasions, including head, keychain and handheld. It is also a good option to invest in an emergency light, which will last longer and illuminate better.

Adhesive Tape

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It is water resistant and very useful for emergency situations that require a quick repair such as a water leak, a gas leak or for taping a broken object. It adheres to materials as diverse as wood, metal, glass and plastic, even on itself, making it very useful for an emergency bandage.

As an extra ...

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A tool box is also recommended as an extra accessory. It will allow you to keep the whole set tidy and you will know where to look whenever an emergency occurs. Choose the right size and take only what you need. Don’t accumulate things because the toolbox will lose practicality and portability. Keeping a flannel on hand is also a good option. It will allow you to clean the surfaces you are going to work on.

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Must have tools for home improvement (And where to buy them)

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