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flush away odours….

pour half a cup of bicarbonate of soda down your plughole, followed by one or two cups of white wine vinegar. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse through with a kettle full of boiling water. The foam and froth will … Continue reading

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make your glass oven door shiny

To get rid of burned on grime on a glass oven door, mix a thick past of bicarbonate of soda with a tiny amount of water. Lay some old newspaper on the floor underneath the oven door and use a … Continue reading

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smelly fridges – not any more!

freshen a smelly fridge Halve a lemon and scoop out the flesh.. fill the empty lemon shell with salt and pop it in a back corner of your fridge for a cheap but effective natural deodoriser

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Mattresses

It’s Spring ( alledgedly ) and always a good time to catch up on random jobs around the house. Give your mattress a jolly good spring clean by pouring one cup of baking soda in a jar along with four … Continue reading

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how to clean fabric lamp shades

Every week: Get the upholstery tool on the vacuum and get to work on fabric lampshades. If you can adjust the suction, do it on a gentle setting. Cleaning the lampshade: You can dab at stains with some washing-up liquid … Continue reading

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Garden Furniture ( the sun is shining )

Cleaning garden furniture needn’t be a nightmare and doesn’t take long… mostly it is maintenance free but may just need a little spruce up for the good weather. Rinse your furniture down with a hose or tip a bucket of … Continue reading

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Hairbrushes

Hairbrushes…. would you ever think that they need a clean? I’ve just cleaned mine after reading about it in a magazine and if truth be told it’s the 1st time for a while!! Soak in hot water with a drop … Continue reading

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washing machines

Keep your washing machine in tip-top order by cleaning the powder drawer regularly Remove drawer then use hot soapy water and an old toothbrush to reach into the corners. Make sure the filter below isn’t blocked and clean the drum … Continue reading

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Removing mildew / soap scum

  Keeping shower cubicles free from mildew and soap scum can be a bit of a nightmare but if you keep on top of it every week or fortnight then it’s easy to keep it under control. Please don’t waste … Continue reading

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Wooden Worktops

  Lemons Well who would have thought they could be used for cleaning… personally I like mine in a G & T!!!! But the natural acidity of lemons has made them a firm favourite in the cleaning world… and while … Continue reading

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