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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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20 ways for your family to go green in 2020!

20 ways for your family to go green in 2020!

For our New Year’s resolutions in 2020 it seems only appropriate that we do them in a green fashion. Repurpose glass jars. Because they have screw-top lids they are great as leftover containers or bulk storage. Ideal for taking down to For Earth's Sake, in Cranleigh, to restock. The inevitable New Year ...

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Is Your Home Healthy?

Is Your Home Healthy?

It is widely reported that the average home contains 62 toxic chemicals! Quite shocking isn’t it! Indeed an estimated 80,000 new chemicals have been created over the last 50 years, but what’s hard to believe is that only about 200 of them have ever been tested for their effects on human health. One of the new ...

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A Functional Kitchen!

A Functional Kitchen!

We spend so much time in our kitchens, from making a quick cuppa while we read the paper to a full blown dinner party, they have to be efficient and functional workspaces. Here are few tips to guide you. If possible store items close to where they will be used. Even if you’ve got a small kitchen, those unnecessary ...

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Giving Your Clothes A Longer Life!

Giving Your Clothes A Longer Life!

It’s been widely reported in the news lately how the fashion industry is depleting the planet of valuable resources and how we really shouldn’t buy so many clothes. But how can we give our clothes a longer life? Here’s a few tips… Sponge out a stain as soon as it happens and check items carefully before they go ...

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