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Handy Uses for Tarps in Your Home

Find out these useful uses for tarps around your home! Tarps are one of the cheapest and most common low cost things you can purchase. Whilst these water resistant sheets of plastic started out as labourer’s materials and items more suited for a building site, tarpaulins are now becoming incredibly widely used around the home for […]

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How To Create A Stunning Home Entrance And Foyer

Create a stunning first impression in your foyer with these designer-approved ideas! Photo: SoCal Contractor There are many things you can do to improve the look and value of your home. But, one of the best ways to really create a stunning home is to redesign the entrance and foyer. These are the key parts that […]

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How to Stop Water Pipes Freezing in Cold Weather

Stop your pipes from freezing in chilling winter temperatures with these easy tips! Photo: WTOP Normally, water flows through pipes with no problem. This is not the case when the weather is very cold and the drop in temperature causes the water to freeze. When this happens the water, which is now ice, expands. This […]

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4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Mattress

Learn how to choose the perfect mattress for your bed and have a good nights rest! Photo: Via Pinterest Your mattress is an essential accessory unless you’re truly an armchair warrior. You spend (ideally) eight or more hours a night in your bed. A mattress that isn’t a fit for your body results in aches, […]

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Quick Tips on Cleaning Antique Bisque Dolls

Before cleaning any doll it is important to identify from what material the doll is made. Bisque dolls are sometimes mistakenly called porcelain dolls. Porcelain and bisque dolls are fragile and damage easily. Both types of dolls are recognized as prized collectibles with doll collectors typically specializing in collecting either porcelain or bisque dolls. What is Bisque? Bisque dolls are crafted from unglazed porcelain. The lack of glaze is what gives the bisque doll a more realistic “skin” tone than the porcelain counterpart. Unglazed porcelain is extremely fragile, therefore dolls were made with bisque heads. Bodies were made from materials […]

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Cleaning Spinach Dip Stains on Your Carpet

Cleaning the stains and spots on your carpet can be a very big challenge for many homeowners. It is really tough to do this yet it is very important if you want to preserve the way that you carpet looks. Stains on the carpet happen for a number of reasons but the main issues that homeowners are dealing with come from food stains. Spilling food on the carpet can be a major pain so knowing how to clean it up properly is essential. One kind of carpet cleaning problem that homeowners don’t want to face is getting spinach dip stains […]

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The Main Differences Between Regular and One Off Cleaning Services

Cleaning services are meant to give people the peace of mind that their home is spotlessly cleaned. Lots of people nowadays have careers and therefore no time to clean their properties. Professional cleaners are dedicated to clean homes so that owners can enjoy their free time doing other enjoyable and important things. Check below to learn about the various kinds of services: 1. One off cleaning services This is one-time in-depth treatment and cleaning of specific areas in the house. It is arranged as spring cleaning, before or after an event. One-off could also be scheduled when a person wants […]

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Cleaning of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

The best solution to have a clean finish project at the end of construction is to prevent staining during the construction project. It is important to protect the GFRC during storage, setting and after it is installed. GFRC should be stored off the ground on non-staining planks or pallets. The GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) storage site should be out of the way of heavy construction traffic. If the GFRC is going to be stored for an extended period of time, it should be kept on pallets and covered with nonstaining tarps or plastic. Once it is installed, GFRC pilasters, […]

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How to Clean Your Carpets Like A Pro

Learn how to remove gum from your carpet, wine stains, candle wax and more! Carpets can be one of the most important aspects of a room, the element that ties the room together. However, carpets are also the thing that gets dirty the easiest. Accidents can leave nasty stains behind, not to mention all the […]

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Key Things You Need to Know When Designing a Luxury Kitchen

Design the kitchen of your dreams where you can socialize, cook up a storm, and also have beautiful decor. Photo: Better Decorating Bible The kitchen is no longer simply a space used for preparing and cooking food, you now find kitchens all over the world being used for multiple different purposes, such as socialising, working, relaxing and […]

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A Better Bathroom For A Better Home

Make your bathroom the highlight of your home with these easy ways to improve, re-decorate and add some style! Photo: Classy Clutter Undoubtedly, every homeowner wants to improve theirhome. One of the most important areas to concentrate on are the bathrooms. These rooms for personal hygiene may only take up a small area of the […]

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How to Clean Delicate Stuffed Animals

Your children may love their plush toys, but every time they hug them all you can see is the dirt and germs being spread from their favorite toy. You know it’s time these stuffed animals get freshened up, but how do you do it without destroying your child’s favorite toy? Luckily, this isn’t as big as an undertaking as you think! With careful attention to any labels on the plush animals and a calm perusal of what the toy is made out of, you can clean anyone’s stuffed animal without ruining it for good! Washing Machine and Dryer Method – […]

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How to Clean Up Clam Chowder Stains on the Carpet

Taking good care of the carpet is a really tough job. Just ask any homeowner and he or she will surely reply that it is a lot more difficult than you may think. Carpets get dirty and filthy quite easily since it is exposed to a lot of foot traffic as well as the occasional spills and stains. An example of a very difficult stain that your carpet can face is clam chowder stains. Clam chowder is a really delicious dish yet it is not something that you would want to see spilled all over your carpet. This is because […]

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Why Exercise is Important to Remaining Healthy

Exercise is extremely important for people belonging to any age group. There are several benefits that one can derive from exercise. Doctors have always opined that exercise is the best alternative to medicines. Making exercises a part of your daily routine will help you to remain healthy. Once you start doing it, you will realize the benefits and thank yourself to have initiated it. In the present times, we lead a life punctuated with competition and stress. Physical activity helps you to deal with these and remain fit. Exercise can fight off chronic diseases, help you to sleep better, helps […]

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Pros and Cons of Using Vinegar As a Natural Cleaner

People are very happy using Vinegar and Salt or Lemon to clean naturally. Yes, these things are almost natural to a certain extent, as they do not pollute the environment. Provided that they are in their natural form. But is Vinegar safe? Perhaps it might be safe for us, but we have to remember one thing about Vinegar: It is an acid. When combined with baking soda (a base), it makes for a great cleaner on pots that have caked-on burned nastiness. The only problem with Vinegar is that it is not necessarily a good thing for all plant life. […]

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How to Remove Sticky Candy From Carpet

With Halloween just around the corner, kids will be anxiously waiting for the joy of filling their bags with goodies from trick-or-treating. Candy messes on the floor can be fairly stubborn accidents to clean up, especially if it’s deeply embedded into the carpet fibers. Candy contains many different dyes, depending on what type of sweet it is. Whether your carpet has been covered with bits of chocolate or a jolly rancher stain, the cleanup procedure is very similar. You need to take into account what type of carpet you have because there are different procedures for removing sticky candies from […]

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Why Healthy Eating Is So Good for Hypermobility Syndrome Sufferers

So, we all know that eating healthily is good for us. We hear it enough times. It’s something we ‘should’ do. But I want to give you a personal take; make it real to you. I want you to know how much of a difference eating healthily has made to me as a Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS) sufferer and I want to give you some tips on how you can start to feel this health and vitality in your own life. Let’s look at the facts first: Why eating healthily is particularly good for HMS sufferers: • When our body is […]

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Simple And Fun DIY Project Ideas For Everyone

Increase the value of your home with these simple yet super fun DIY projects pretty much anyone can do! Have you just found out that you’re going to have a few free days in the near future? This is truly a rarity, so you should definitely put your free time to good use. And of […]

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How Choose a Wall Mounted Fireplace to Suit You

Looking for the perfect fireplace? Here are some tips and tricks on how to choose the right fireplace for your home! Fireplaces that you hang on the wall are chic, sophisticated and offer a sense of class and style to a room. They are the perfect way to create an elegant focal point and at the […]

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How to Keep Up Your Gardening Hobby Throughout Winter

Gardening is a hobby that enables you to learn new skills, develop your knowledge and also relax and be at one with nature, so it’s never fun to have to hang up your apron and put the gloves away for the winter season. Photo: Jennifer Green Many people think that gardening and creating a picture […]

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Everything You Should Know Before Buying Patio Furniture

Keep these things in mind before purchasing new patio furniture! It could save you tons of cash in the long run! Photo: Zevy Joy Outdoor spaces like backyards and patios can be pretty inviting, especially during seasons of warm weather. A well-designed patio adds to your home’s curb appeal and offers a chance to relax, have […]

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How to Make Your Bedroom Cosy for Autumn

As the nights turn colder, and the days become shorter, it’s easy to start going home earlier and having more lie-ins! When this feeling sets in, you know it’s time to update your home in time for autumn and winter. Photo: Instagram When the central heating system starts coming on and you dig your fluffy […]

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How to Keep Your Pool Clean When You’re Not Using It

Winter is coming! Here’s how to winterize your pool for the long, cold season to come! Photo: Underguide Disguided Lid One of the worst tasks that starts as early as the first leaves start falling off is maintaining your pool. Even if you don’t experience freezing winters later on, pool maintenance is still required both […]

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DIY Projects That Can Make A World Of Difference At Home

Transform your home with some of these simple DIY projects that make a HUGE difference! Are you the type of individual that absolutely loves getting their hands dirty? Do you enjoy spending your free time working in your garden or putting your hands to good use? If you answered yes to these questions, there is […]

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9 Cleaning Hacks to Try this Weekend!

There are actually countless ways we can clean our house that we are probably not aware of. Most of them are in fact, items that are very common in our house. Photo: Chasing Foxes These unexpected items can really help you clean your house. To discuss further, here are some tried and tested cleaning hacks […]

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In the Spotlight: Serena and Lily’s Laid Back and Luxe Duvet Covers

Take a look at why we are gushing over these duvet covers from our favorite home furnishings retailer: Serena and Lily!  If you’ve ever been into a Serena and Lily store, you will quickly realize that their style is very fresh, sleek, and very Californian. Their products are very versatile and are made to quickly […]

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Cleaning Tips and Tricks You Must Not Forget This Spring

Once the spring arrives, so does the need for spring cleaning. Even though most of us know at least the basic cleaning musts, there are usually some things we frequently overlook. In order to avoid these oversights, here’s a list of cleaning tips you must not forget this spring. Photo: Qualified Remodeler Touch up your […]

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Cleaning Stainless Steel With Steam

Although I loved my stainless steel appliances in the showroom and thought they looked gorgeous at first, I hate the fingerprints and smudges they showed. I don’t think I clean another thing in my house as often only to have it still look so bad. It’s really got me questioning my purchase. For a while, I tried to clean them using the stainless steel cleaners you can buy at the grocery store. With all the promises the manufacturers make on how well they “shine, protect and clean fingerprints” I was very disappointed with the results. The label said it was supposed to help “repel […]

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Cleaning Red Wine From Grout

Red wine stains are one of the most difficult types of stains to remove. Wine stains can ruin clothes, fabric, furniture, and carpets. When red wine is spilled on grout it will be instantly absorbed if the grout has not been properly sealed. Even if the grout has been sealed it can still be stained if spills are allowed to sit on it for a long period of time. There are no sealers on the market today that can protect the grout from red wine that has been allowed to sit and dry on the grout. It goes without saying […]

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How to Clean Beverage Dispensers

Beverage dispensers need to be cleaned regularly like all other food and drink containers. If you use them for drinks other than water and don’t clean them, the beverage it will dispense will start to taste different after a while. Also, there could be acidic build-ups and leftovers from previous uses. The dangers of bacteria and other pollutants is also another risk factor that should encourage you to sanitize your beverage dispensers. It is advisable to clean beverage dispensers after every change of liquids, or after every four to six weeks of continuous use. Here are quick and easy steps […]

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay. These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. The term is also used to refer to the money allocated for such use. By extension, an office or organization, as well as the maintenance of computer storage systems