14 Easy Ways to Achieve a Healthy Year

At the start of every New Year thousands of us promise this is the start of a new us, one which becomes healthier. It sounds great, and it’s a resolution many of us keep to for the first couple of weeks.

To help you keep your “New Year, New You” resolution we’ve got a few tips to help you become healthier.

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How to Get More From Your Slow Cooker

What’s your go to dish when it comes to cooking a hearty family meal? Whether it’s a Thai green curry, a casserole or a vegetable soup with homemade bread, how much better would it be if you could take the hassle out of cooking?

With a slow cooker you can, and as their popularity continues to increase, we’ve taken a look at the benefits they bring to the cooking process, how to make the most out of your slow cooker1 and two recipes we recommend you try.

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Stop Your Vacuum Cleaner from Stinking

80% of dirt on your floors is removed by your vacuum cleaner. But what happens when your vacuum begins to stink, making it difficult to use without unpleasant odours wafting throughout your home?

Surprisingly, this isn’t an uncommon problem in the UK, but it is one which is easy to rectify – if you provide your vacuum cleaner with the TLC it deserves, and to help we explain in this post the 3 most common reasons a vacuum smells and how to combat it.

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How to Remove Pet Urine Stains & Smells

“Dogs teach us to love, cats teach us to live”…unfortunately, no matter how much we love our pets, from time to time they can have accidents which not only leave unpleasant odours wafting through the house, but also result in stains on carpets and upholstery.

Stains caused as a result of pet accidents are problematic for two reasons:

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16 Frugal New Year Resolutions for the Home

The time has came where many of us are looking to make New Year Resolutions, and it’s estimated that throughout our lifetimes we spend £21,000 on attempting to achieve such resolutions for them to be broken come February. [source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brits-spend-21000-in-their-lifetime-on-new-years-resolutions-9951139.html]

Resolutions, however, shouldn’t just be about getting fit, cutting back on certain vices or resolving to see family / friends more. They should also be about looking to be happier in everything you do, and to help we’ve shared 16 (frugal) New Year resolutions for the home.

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Do You Know How to Make the Perfect Cuppa

There’s no denying it, tea is the nation’s favourite drink – with it being estimated that each day in the UK 165,000,000 cups of tea are drunk, with over 60 billion being drunk each year.

But how do you make the perfect cup?

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Why Is My Tumble Dryer Making a Rumbling Noise?

Roughly 16.5 million households in the UK own a washer-dryer or tumble dryer, and 54% of those who own such an appliance admit to using it during the summer months. Such an appliance can be great for getting laundry dry when the weather is less than impressive, but what do you do when yours starts to show signs of a fault?

One fault you may experience is your tumble dryer making a rumbling noise when it rotates. Typically, this is caused by one of 4 reasons, as outlined below.

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Category: Tumble Dryer

Why Has My Tumble Dryer Stopped Spinning?

“Oh the weather outside is frightful”, from freezing temperatures, to sleet, rain and frost. Winter is certainly here, and getting your laundry dry during the season can often be difficult. If your tumble dryer decides it no longer wants to work, the chore is nigh-on-impossible.

A common fault with tumble dryers is they stop spinning. In this post, we explain the most common reasons for why your tumble dryer has stopped spinning and how to fix it, starting with the most common reason.

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Category: Tumble Dryer

Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It’s one of the biggest causes of death by poisoning in the UK, with roughly 40 deaths being recorded each year. Yet very few are fully aware as to what carbon monoxide poisoning is, how it occurs or how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones.

To help prevent you and your family members becoming another statistic, in this post we explain what carbon monoxide poisoning is, the symptoms of such poisoning and how you can take steps to protect your loved ones from it.

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3 Simple Ways to Make More of Your Kitchen

We’ve all got our dream kitchens, from the quaint cottage kitchens with low wooden beams, deep wooden cupboards and an Aga cooker, through to the ultra-modern, sleek ones which come with touch-to-open cupboards, clinical lighting and the latest technology and kitchen gadgets.

Yet, for many of us these remain just that…a dream, due to being either too expensive to turn into reality or not feasible with the space we currently have available. But there 3 simple ways to make more of yours, turning it into a dream space, including:

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