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DIY Bathroom Cleaners

The bathroom is the place where you need to be thorough with your cleaning. It is the place where you take care after your hygiene after all and it would be ridiculous to not clean it properly. However, if you struggle with some old stains that just won’t leave your bathroom you can try to make your own cleaners and tackle them once and for all.

Bath Tub and Showers

If your bath tub has some old stains and you have tried all the cleaning product that can be possibly sold and…

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Added by Amanda Rosenfeld on July 3, 2017 at 10:59am — No Comments

Where to stash the cleaning supplies in a small apartment

Living in a small apartment is very uncomfortable when it comes to storing supplies or items which are not very appealing. Another problem is that they might obstruct our free movement as we always need to be careful around them. It is not always easy to think how to stash them best in a hidden place, easy to reach and at the same way to keep it tidy.…

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Added by Fran Mcevoy on July 3, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Keep it Clean: Storage Solutions for Messy Spaces

Everybody likes the smell of a freshly cleaned, beautifully arranged spaces. But why is it so difficult to keep in its proper place? Is it because we as a species lack the instinct to keep our things arranged or is it simply because we haven’t adopted tactics to help us keep our spaces and even our life clean and arranged.

Firstly, it’s important to remember to throw…

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Added by Zowie Ashton on June 29, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments

Give Your Vintage Home a Facelift

Buying and living in a vintage house often requires a little elbow grease here and there to truly make it shine. Details such as fireplaces, woodwork and wide floorboards tend to be unspoiled by any renovation work, which makes the exciting opportunity of returning your old home to its former glory that easier. However, restoration of vintage homes is by no means an easy task and often requires special care when dealing with and restoring old structures. That said, let’s go over some of the…

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Added by Emma Lawson on June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Risks and Rewards of DIY Vintage Home Repairs

Even though you might consider yourself an experienced do-it-yourself handyman, sometimes you’re not sure whether to take a project into your hands or hire a professional. When faced with such a dilemma there are a few things to consider. Take a look.

Are you skilled enough?

Sometimes, it…

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Added by Emma Lawson on June 27, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Declutter your closet - 6 rules to follow

You know the picture very well: you open the closet and an avalanche of clothes are falling down. Modern people surround themselves with many things, which, in fact, they even don't need and use. In the main aim to get rid of the problem “I have nothing to wear”, we pack our closets with heaps of clothes. The worst is that the problem still remains unsolved. At one moment you appear to stand in front of the huge ball of…

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Added by Fran Mcevoy on June 21, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

Efficient and time saving cleaning hacks

Do you ever feel like the cleaning chores at home are endless, it’s like no matter how hard you try and clean, the result is never as you expected it would be. Fortunately there are a few tricks that will help you clean more efficiently without spending an entire day at home with rubber gloves on. These few tricks will also help you save time while cleaning, in order to have more for yourself to spend with friends or family.



A lot of people…

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Added by Coriss Kohn on June 20, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments

Odour-Eliminating Natural Carpet and Home Deodorisers

 Everyone loves a delicious, fresh smell lingering in their home, yet some people aim at steering clear from buying ready-made fresheners as these often have half of the periodic table listed in their contents. Thankfully, there is a way to get rid of stale and unpleasant odours in your home without spending money on expensive, store-bought air fresheners. And the best part of all is the home deodorisers we have listed below are prepared with nothing but…

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Added by Tansy Rangan on June 15, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments

Choosing the right decor - easy to clean and maintain

Moving in a new home is one of the most exciting events in a person’s life. You stand at the beginning of something brand new and the very thought can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Your dream home is no longer a figment of your imagination and you should make the best of it. Now is the time to give complete freedom to your imagination and design the house of your dreams and turn it into something you’ll be happy to come home…

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Added by Sophia Evans on June 8, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

5 Space-Making Hacks to Keep Your Home Tidy

Do you feel like your home is stacked with items that you not only do not use on a regular basis, but actually do not need any more? Does it get harder for you to clean because of the piles of books, boxes and unnecessary items around the house? If yes, then it is high time for you to optimise your home space in order to make it not only cosier, but also easier to clean and maintain.…

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Added by Natasha Ramsay on June 2, 2017 at 2:34am — No Comments

5 home improvements that will help you keep your house clean and tidy

If you are considering a home improvement just to refresh the house a little bit, you may want to combine the new look with convenience. Why do you simply paint the walls, when you could apply a paint that can be easily cleaned just by washing? There are many smart home improvements that will help you keep your house clean and tidy all the time, but we have gathered five of them which are easy to do and won’t cost you a fortune.

Your garage may need a new door and a few…

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Added by Fran Mcevoy on May 31, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

5 Factors to Consider while Choosing a Fireplace Installation Service

Fireplaces have always been an essential amenity for homeowners. A fireplace adds value to your home because of its architectural vitality to a house, inside and out. No other heating appliance offers homeowners such cosy warmth and it also serves as a cheerful place to gather with the family.

The importance of having a professional fireplace…

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Added by Anny on May 30, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Tips to Remember When Buying Major Kitchen Appliances

Major kitchen appliances are large appliances that are the lifeline of your kitchen. Although there are many other appliances that are used in the kitchen, major appliances make the most of it. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice when you are out in the market shopping for major kitchen appliances. (Information Credit: K&N Sales)

Refrigerator

The refrigerator is an essential component of a kitchen. When you are…

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Added by Anny on May 29, 2017 at 1:25am — No Comments

5 Ways to Make Your Old House as Energy-Efficient as a New One

If you live in a house that’s more than fifty years old, you’re probably used to paying higher utility bills. Today’s architects and contractors take into consideration the energy efficiency and consumers value it as one of the best features a home can have. It wasn’t always like that. Not because the energy was more abundant thirty or forty years ago, but because the construction industry couldn’t seal off the outside influences with the same efficiency as they do it…

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Added by Emma Lawson on May 12, 2017 at 11:59am — No Comments

Most Common Old House Plumbing Issues

Old houses have their charm, but they actually can cause many problems. Besides the possibility of mold and mildew development, outdated materials used for building or termite infestation, older houses have some common problems when it comes to plumbing. These can cause many other troubles since a busted pipe can flood your home and cause mold and ruin walls and floors. That’s why it is good to know the most common plumbing issues so you would know what to…

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Added by Emma Lawson on April 26, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments

4 Most Common Old House Renovations

There’s something about old houses, especially if you prefer the taste of vintage. Renovating an old home into something you can live in is definitely cheaper than buying a brand new state-of-the-art piece of real estate. However, knowing what common renovations to expect once you decide to fix an old house is crucial for making this decision.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on April 10, 2017 at 2:16am — 1 Comment

How to clean wood furniture

Many people choose wood furniture for their beauty, toughness and diverse patters. Usually, it doesn’t require much maintenance as it survives on its own quite successfully. However, as time passes it builds up dust and dirt that can be the cause of your furniture’s unpleasant look. The wood can get dull and can darken over the years. This is the reason why, it is recommended to spare some free time and take care of them. Fortunately, it is quite easy to identify the material as wood is very…

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Added by Rosie Murray on April 7, 2017 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

DIY Non-toxic bathroom cleaners

Ah, bathroom cleaning! It is one of the most disliked chores in every household. The nature of the bathroom is to have a lot of water, steam and mildew in it, a lot of products are used in it and even when you do not notice at the moment many accidental spills and splashes occur that turn into thing scum which gets harder and harder to clean.

Usually, everyone determines for their own bathroom how often it should be cleaned – weekly or biweekly. But in these one or two weeks, the…

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Added by Tilly Sanders on April 5, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in Your Home

As we all know, fashion keeps changing and some trends that were popular years ago tend to come back in style. This is why keeping clothes and furniture of our great-grandparents might come in handy as we can use them later in a new setting. So, it would be good if you could…

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Added by Emma Lawson on March 28, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

7 Hazards of Living in a Vintage House

Vintage houses have a unique and specific charm that can enchant anyone who enters them. Not only is their architecture compelling, but they also have their own history and memories behind them. Despite their enticing beauty, old houses can be home to numerous hazards that can endanger our health and well-being. If you’re living in a vintage house, you should be aware of the possible dangers it hides.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on March 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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