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Forgotten Jobs Around The Home

Forgotten Jobs Around The Home

It’s easy to see when the dishes need washing or it’s time to do the laundry, but there are plenty of other household chores that need to be done regularly, that aren’t always so obvious. Clean the coils on your fridge - Over time the coils at the back of your fridge collect dust and dirt, reducing the efficiency ...

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Go Green As You Clean

Go Green As You Clean

Most of us are familiar with news headlines that announce International agreements on the environment aimed at lowering our dependency on fossil fuels and reducing our carbon footprint. While these grand gestures are very welcome, eco-friendly practices can take place on a much smaller scale...in our homes. For ...

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Getting Your Clothes Clean Efficiently And Effectively

Getting Your Clothes Clean Efficiently And Effectively

It is common knowledge that putting on “full loads” of laundry is much more efficient compared to running the machine several times for just a couple of garments. But did you also realise that “full loads” are also much more effective in cleaning your clothes too? The reason for this is very simple; getting rid of ...

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Let’s start 2021 as we mean to go on

Let’s start 2021 as we mean to go on

As we say goodbye to what has been the most challenging and extraordinary year, let us start 2021 as we mean to go on...by reducing the number of harmful chemicals in our lives and to ensure a happier and healthier future for ourselves and our families. It is estimated that the average home contains 62 toxic and ...

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Is your home ready for Christmas?

Is your home ready for Christmas?

It will have been a while since any of us have invited guests into our homes and entertained, pandemic allowing, so let’s get organised in the hope Government guidelines allow for a near-normal festive season. Standards may have laxed slightly, so don’t leave preparations to the last minute. I mean preparations ...

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Clean Doesn’t Have A Smell

Clean Doesn’t Have A Smell

Most of us have grown up with the notion that clean homes can only be achieved by using cleaning products that leave behind a lingering fragrance such as a lavender field in summer or freshly squeezed lemons. This is simply not true; if your home is really clean it probably won’t have a smell at all. The reason we ...

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Holidays In Your Home

Holidays In Your Home

For many of us, there’s nothing better than the sights and pleasures of a holiday abroad. Yet with a large proportion of British people unable to take foreign holidays this year, we are missing the opportunity to explore new exotic locations or revisit old favourites. Here, Andy Briggs, resident interior designer and ...

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Autumn Spring Clean – Where do I start? – By Penny Lynch

Autumn Spring Clean – Where do I start? – By Penny Lynch

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but did you know that getting your home ready for winter is just as important. It’s the last time you’ll be able to hang the duvets and pillows outside to air. Take the opportunity to change the bedding and as it’s bedding free, give your mattress a good vacuum and turn it over. ...

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How To Beat The Heat At Home – By Penny Lynch

How To Beat The Heat At Home – By Penny Lynch

If heading to the beach for a dip in the sea, during the hottest part of the year, isn’t an option, here’s a few tips on how you can beat the heat while at home. Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down, so make sure you’re drinking lots of water to replace what you’re losing. Plus, the resulting trips to the ...

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A Place For Everything, And Everything In It’s Place

A Place For Everything, And Everything In It’s Place

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown has been challenging in many ways, but there have been some positives too. For many of us, it has provided some much needed “down-time” to get the garage and loft sorted and bring a semblance of organisation into our homes. However, with the easing of lockdown our ...

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