Keeping the mess under control this Christmas

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Christmas is less than a month away and already my thoughts have turned towards organising the house. Our house is fairly small and we have to juggle the furniture around just to fit in the tree, so it’s the perfect time for a pre-christmas sort out. The kids are encouraged to donate any unwanted toys and books to the school Christmas fayre or the charity shop and last years outgrown winter clothes are handed down to family friends. Moving the… Continue Reading “Keeping the mess under control this Christmas”

Getting rid of Carpet Stains

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I am a firm believer that white wine should be drank and not poured onto problem stains whilst hoping for a miracle that it will get them out (it doesn’t work). Having children that love the great outdoors, whatever the weather, they are forever traipsing mud and grass through the house despite numerous requests for them to take their shoes off and wipe their feet. It is particularly bad at the moment as they insist on having water fights and… Continue Reading “Getting rid of Carpet Stains”

Cleaning the house when the kids are growing, is like shovelling snow whilst its still snowing

Hubby and I are chalk and cheese when it comes to the home – he is ultra tidy and everything has to have its place, whereas I am happy to live in organised chaos. My favourite quote that lives on my fridge is “Cleaning the house when the kids are growing, is like shovelling snow whilst its still snowing” and it is so true. Hubby fully admits he puts the kids toys away when they turn their back, even if… Continue Reading “Cleaning the house when the kids are growing, is like shovelling snow whilst its still snowing”

How to Get Rid Of Cooking Smells That Stick

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Have you ever spent a day cooking only to have the smells stick to your clothing? Or perhaps you’re a chef who can never seem to get the smells out of your clothes? Sometimes a good wash will take care of the smell, but after some time, if you wear the same clothing and bib aprons to cook in, they’re going to start retaining that grimy, oily kitchen smell. When that happens, you need to either try another way of… Continue Reading “How to Get Rid Of Cooking Smells That Stick”

Top Mistakes to Avoid when Cleaning Carpets

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When it comes to cleaning a carpet you can’t afford to make a blunder that may worsen the stain or even the condition of your carpet. Deodorising and failing to clean Many people assume that by simply deodorising the carpet, the cleaning aspect is complete but this is not the case. Deodorising powders are difficult to vacuum and only treat the odour, leaving the stain intact. Only a small amount of de-odour powder is necessary and should be used after… Continue Reading “Top Mistakes to Avoid when Cleaning Carpets”