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Ditch Plastic From Your Life!

Ditch Plastic From Your Life!

Now that we’ve completed another Plastic Free July, let’s take a minute to explore a few other ways of switching away from plastic. Say no to straws. If you do feel the need to use a straw, there are plenty of reusable alternatives on the market these days, from stainless steel to bamboo. Give up Gum. Chewing ...

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What’s in your dust? – Penny Lynch

What’s in your dust? – Penny Lynch

What is house dust made of? House dust isn't just dead skin cells! Dust is made up of a variety of components, from dirt, bacteria, pollen, pollutants, mould, animal dander, hair, fibres, insulation, decomposing spiders/insects/dust mites and their excrement, and not forgetting the dead skin cells that humans ...

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Houseplants For Health – Penny Lynch

Houseplants For Health – Penny Lynch

After the events of the last 12 months, we have seen an upsurge in the number of houseplants people are buying for their homes. This is mainly for the aesthetics that bringing a bit of nature into your home offers, but plants can offer health benefits too. NASA research scientists have proven that houseplants have ...

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The Utility Room/Area/Cupboard!

The Utility Room/Area/Cupboard!

A utility room is such a useful space to have in a home. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated room, an area carved out from another room, or even just a cupboard, these are always high traffic areas that get a lot of use, and making the space work for you is key to helping your home run smoothly. Make ...

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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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