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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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Cleaning with the kids

Cleaning with the kids

I think that many of us have found our house has been home to more people than usual during the “lockdown” period. Having the kids around has been great but do you feel that your kitchen, living room and bedrooms are not as tidy as they used to be, when we all had a “normal” life? As the lockdown starts to ease, ...

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Time to clean the oven!

Time to clean the oven!

So by now you’ve probably sorted the loft, tided the garage and the house is looking spick and span, but there’s still that one job we’ve all been putting off…Cleaning the oven! But before you reach for the usual supermarket oven cleaner, pause and take a look at some of the ingredients. Many contain harmful ...

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Healthy Home, Healthy Family

Healthy Home, Healthy Family

All of our lives have changed significantly in the last month or so. The Corona virus crisis has shaken up our normal routines and created new challenges in our home. The “lockdown” has not only limited our ability to get out and about it has also put extra pressure on our standards of hygiene. So now more than ever ...

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Let’s Talk Laundry

Let’s Talk Laundry

Laundry detergents They’re not all they’re cracked up to be! Most laundry detergents, powders and liquids, bought from supermarket shelves have fillers added to them to bulk up the product so you think you’re getting more than you are! One way to determine how much filler is in your product is by filling an ...

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Don’t forget to…

Don’t forget to…

Consign your feather duster to the bin! They simply spread dust from one place to another.Use a dampened cloth to banish dust. Spray furniture polish builds up on our furniture and will form a layer that actually attracts dust to it rather than repel it.Wash your cleaning clothes after each outing as they can ...

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Gotta Love Bacteria

Gotta Love Bacteria

We are constantly bombarded with messages to rid ourselves and our homes of bacteria. Most of us can recall TV adverts where we’re told that well known cleaning products can kill 99.9% of all known germs! However more recent thinking would indicate that in the right place and in the right quantities bacteria are ...

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