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Neighbourly advice

Tips & Tricks for the Best Garage Sale Ever!

Written by Hanna Elsey, published on 26 September 2017

If you are looking to do a little spring cleaning, de-cluttering or want a way to make a little extra cash, the upcoming Garage Sale Trail is the perfect opportunity to do so. Now over the course of a whole weekend, Garage Sale Trail is a free festival of garage sales that happens in communities

How to Stop a Neighbourhood Argument Blowing Up

Written by Hanna Elsey, published on 20 September 2017

Unfortunately, arguments with our neighbours are inevitable and unpleasant. Noise disturbances, parking disputes and lawn upkeep can all contribute to problems between once friendly neighbours. We have compiled a list of a few ways to deescalate the situation so that you can move on with your...

How to Create a Household Budget (and Stick to It!)

Written by Hanna Elsey, published on 19 September 2017

Money is something we need to live but something we hate to think about. Without the proper planning, it's easy to put that housing loan or retirement fund on the back-burner when you're focusing on just covering the bills and feeding the family. Most people struggle with money frustrations, but...

R U OK? Day

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 03 September 2017

R U OK? is a charity that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect and support each other. The organisation believes that the simple question of "Are you OK?" can make a world of difference to someone who is struggling with life...

Teaching Your Kids to be Charitable

Written by Hanna Elsey, published on 01 September 2017

Participating in charity and giving back to those in need is such an important part of life, and it is proven to make both the donors and receivers happier. Donating items and money, volunteering time and skills, and spending time with different types of people will inspire your children to give...

Women's Health Week

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 25 August 2017

Heads up, ladies! Women's Health Week is returning for its fifth year, running from 4 to 8 September. For those unfamiliar with the name, Women's Health Week (WHW) is a five-day event organised by the Jean Hailes Health Organisation and encourages women across Australia to make their health...

Five Ways to Spoil Dad This Father's Day

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 23 August 2017

On 3 September, let Dad know how much you care by organising the ultimate Father's Day. Our dads do so much for us on a day-to-day basis, yet they've only given one day of appreciation a year! Make the most of the day with our top five ways for spoiling Dad this Father's Day.

Cheap Book Week Costumes for Kids

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 17 August 2017

The Children's Book Council of Australia is once again celebrating Children's Book Week from 19 to 26 August. For many parents, hearing the words Book Week brings back painful memories of either last-minute attempts at constructing a book character costume or the absurd amount...

Noisy Pets Driving You Mad?

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 18 July 2017

Is your pet keeping you up at night? Are they disturbing you during the day? A noisy pet can be frustrating not just for you and your family, but also to the people who live around you. Man's barking best friend, talkative cockatoos and purring felines who love to knock things over are part...

Do Something Day!

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 18 July 2017

On Wednesday 19 July 2017, Do Something Day (DSD) returns for a second time to spread community spirit across Australia. Organised by the not-for-profit organisation Do Something, DSD is a day to celebrate volunteering within our neighbourhoods and motivate more individuals to get involved...

Noisy pets driving you mad?

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 17 July 2017

Is your pet keeping you up at night? Are they disturbing you during the day? A noisy pet can be frustrating not just for you and your family, but also to the people who live around you. Man's barking best friend, talkative cockatoos and purring felines who love to knock things over are part of...

Indoor Plants and You: A Love Story

Written by Bianca Busuttil & Annabel Thompson, published on 02 May 2017

Whether you’re living in an apartment, townhouse or standalone, potted plants are a fantastic addition to any home. Not only will they add to the aesthetic of your space, pot plants have also been proven to increase oxygen levels, reduce dust, keep the temperature down and improve your focus...

How to Fall in Love with your Neighbourhood (Again)

Written by Rosie O'Meley & Clare Aston, published on 19 April 2017

After living in the same place for a while you can start to lose the spark that you once held for your neighbourhood. The pretty streets, local waterholes, and eclectic shops that once drew you in, now can't get you out your front door. If this sounds like you - don't worry. Instead, check out...

Starting & Organising Your Group on Nabo

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 05 April 2017

Whether your group is already fully-fledged, or you're looking to recruit new members to your yoga get-togethers, Nabo is your one-stop shop for organising your group online. With the app available on both iOS and Android devices, you can keep up-to-date with your group on the go and interact with.

Know Your Neighbours' Noise Restrictions

Written by Noelle Martin, published on 05 April 2017

Neighbourhoods can be noisy from lawn mowers, barking dogs, home security alarms, parties to musical instruments and many more sources of noise. It is important to know of the noise restrictions in your neighbourhood for a peaceful time for all! While there are penalties for noise pollution, we...

8 Top Ways to Become More Self-Sufficient at Home

Written by Anna Blackie, published on 27 March 2017

As we become more aware of our environment and ecological footprint, there is no time like the present to begin living self-sufficiently. Don’t be fooled, you don’t need to live on a farm to become self-sufficient; there are plenty of little practices you can adopt in your everyday life that will...

Making Friends on Nabo

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 22 March 2017

At Nabo, we want to help our members make meaningful connections in their neighbourhoods. If it’s friendship you’re after, there are plenty of ways to meet new people and create lasting friendships. From verifying your address, to joining a book club, there are many different ways to form...

Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy Indoors

Written by Anna Blackie, published on 13 March 2017

Tips for Keeping Pets Happy and Healthy Indoors Australians love their four-legged friends, with more than 63% of Aussie households owning an animal. Pets provide companionship and health benefits to their owners and are great for kids. But now, almost a quarter of Australians live in medium to...

Nabo 101: Updating your Profile Picture

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 09 March 2017

At Nabo, there’s nothing we love more than seeing our members’ friendly faces. Your profile picture is the first impression you give to other members and humanises your online interactions. Camera phones mean it’s even easier to snap a profile picture, and if you’re using our app, you can...

Adding Value to your Community

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 08 March 2017

When you buy a new home, you’re not just buying into a house, but also into a community. Potential buyers want to know that their new neighbourhood will be one that they want to be a part of. This quality is valued in several important ways; the state of local businesses, neighbourly interaction...

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Recommend and discover the best things around you, from local events and attractions, a trusted service or tradie, to the best coffee in town.

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Create a support network of local people who can keep an eye on your home or pet while you're away. Grow a stronger neighbourhood together.

BUY, SELL, BORROW

Find a kids second hand bike or toy, sell an unwanted item from around your home, or borrow something handy from your neighbours.

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