October 9, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Fun Tips |
We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but it has been suggested by health experts that such a deep clean should be carried out twice a year – with the second time being autumn.
Autumn is an essential time to give your home a deep clean due to the falling temperatures outside and the heating being on, combined with windows being closed, making it the perfect conditions for carpets to harbour dirt, germs and harmful allergens.
To help you clean your home, in this post we’ve compiled 10 autumn house cleaning tips.Read more
September 30, 2015 | Cooking & Kitchen |
Our cookers are susceptible to a number of faults, which often develop as a result of general wear and tear, minimal maintenance and in some cases neglect. But, there are a number of simple yet effective steps which can be taken to help reduce and prevent faults developing, and in the 1st of our latest three part series, we look at basic maintenance you need to carry out to keep your appliances running to their optimum level and helping save you money.Read more
September 21, 2015 | Dishwasher Repair Help & Advice |
A dishwasher failing to drain or showing signs of a blockage will understandably cause concern in your kitchen, but it doesn’t mean you need to automatically start looking to purchase a brand new model.
Instead, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be able to solve the issue yourself by checking and removing any blockages found within your dishwasher’s filters, waste hose and spray arms. Along with removing the blockages from these areas you should provide the appliance with a thorough clean, particularly if your dishwasher smells – and in this post, we’ll explain how to go about each of these tasks.Read more
September 9, 2015 | Appliances and Appliance Care  |  Cooking & Kitchen |
Your coffee machine, whether a bean-to-cup, espresso or capsule machine will need regular cleaning to ensure every cup of coffee it produces not only tastes as good as the last one, but also has the flavour you’d expect from the finest coffee.
Yet many of us are guilty of neglecting our coffee makers and not providing them with the cleaning they require, so it should come as no surprise that coffee makers are a hot bed for bacteria. In fact, a study from 2011 found the reservoir in a coffee maker is likely to have a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom.
Cleaning your coffee maker, including a bean-to-cup machine, needn’t be difficult. Below, we provide a guide on how to clean your coffee machine on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.Read more
September 2, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Gardening Tips & Advice |
There’s no denying that a patio can be a great addition to any garden, providing the perfect area for a BBQ or to relax in the low-lying summer evening sun. But having a patio installed into your garden can work out expensive.
According to one leading DIY specialist, the price for materials plus labour for a 30m2 patio can range from just over £1,600 up to almost £3,000, so when you consider the price of having a patio installed its understandable that you’ll want it to remain looking at its best for as long as possible – and to achieve this you’ll need to clean it.Read more
August 31, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement  |  Fun Tips |
This time last year we provided you with a two-part blog which looked at deep cleaning your kitchen and your floors following the school holidays. Now we’re another year older and another year wiser – and following the partial washout of the summer – we appreciate there are various other areas of your home which could do with a back-to-school clean.
As such, below you’ll find 8 effective tips to help you bring a sparkle back to your home, and each tip is designed to be quick, simple and cost-effective.Read more
August 19, 2015 | Fun Tips |
“When life gives you lemons…” keep them, after all lemons are great for cleaning various areas of your home, as touched upon in “15 Tips to Help You Save Money on Cleaning Products”. But it isn’t just your home which are good for, and below we’ve outlined 11 further ways you can benefit from leftover lemons.Read more
July 17, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Did you know the moment you walk into your home you are bringing roughly 7 grams of dirt in with you, all from the sole of your shoes, and the amount of dirt increases when it’s wet weather. It’s a worrying thought, but by providing your carpets with some TLC you can ensure they remain in a pristine condition for longer.
Four great ways to provide your carpets with the TLC they require are:Read more
July 8, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning your home is often seen as a chore, and with the multitude of cleaning products available it can also be costly. But, there are a number of steps you can take to cut the cost of cleaning your home – without compromising on the quality of the clean.
Previously, in “Spring Clean with the Power of Steam” we’ve discussed how steam cleaners can be used as a chemical free way of cleaning your home, but did you know there are a range of everyday household products you can also use to clean your home?Read more
June 17, 2015 | DIY & Home Improvement |
Cleaning the car, kitchen floor and patio are chores which few of us rarely enjoy. Yet they’re also tasks which need to be carried out if we want to ensure our home and garden are looking clean, allowing us to feel house proud.
Fortunately, none of these tasks need to consume hours of our time nor result in excessive amounts of elbow grease being put in – particularly if you have a pressure washer within your cleaning arsenal.Read more