Keep your steering wheel healthy!

Research has shown that nine times more germs live on a car steering wheel than a public toilet seat, yet who remembers to clean it?

Added to the fact that most of us are guilty of snacking while driving, it’s no wonder that food poisoning is so rife.

Give the wheel a wipe-over with warm soapy water every now and then, and keep a pack of wipes in the car.

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Several ways to remove a ring mark from a wooden surface

Take a shelled Brazil nut (without the chocolate coating!) and rub along the grain of the wood. Or use Brasso with a soft duster, again going with the grain. Or if there’s a smoker in the house, a little ash on a dampened soft cloth should sort it.

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Freshen up your house

To a saucepan of water add a few bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick and orange peel and simmer for 30 minutes. It’ll give the kitchen a lovely fresh atmosphere. You could also get a little bottle of your favourite essential oil – I love both lavender and rosemary – from any health shop and most chemists and, using cotton wool,  rub a little on the light bulb and radiator tops so that when the light and heating are on the oils respond to the heat and the room will smell gorgeous.

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Are your carpets looking dull and grimy?

Give your carpets a new lease of life with a deep-clean from a Rug Doctor machine. A 24-hour hire costs around £30 and you’ll have professional-looking results.

There are hundreds of pick-up points around the country – eg from branches of Asda, Morrisons and Tesco. The system’s easy to use and you’ll be delighted with the results. 

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Are your carpets looking dull and grimy?

Give your carpets a new lease of life with a deep-clean from a Rug Doctor machine. A 24-hour hire costs around £30 and you’ll have professional-looking results.

There are hundreds of pick-up points around the country – eg from branches of Asda, Morrisons and Tesco. The system’s easy to use and you’ll be delighted with the results. 

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When you just cannot face cleaning that oven….

The easiest, least painful way to deal with this is to get a company such as Ovenu in to give it a thorough valet and bring it back to a pristine state. Prices vary according to where you live and what sort of cooker you have.

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Get your jewels sparkling again

If your best jewellery comes out only occasionally, you’ll probably  find that the gold has tarnished. (When you wear jewellery, it’s constantly being rubbed against your clothes and skin, which keeps the tarnish at bay.) #

And the purer the gold, the less it tarnishes as it’s the other metals mixed in that discolour.

To get everything sparkling again, soak in lemon juice or use a proprietary gold cleaner such as Town Talk Exquisite Jewel Sparkle.

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Aggie MacKenzie – Channel 5 – 8 pm Sunday 22nd March 2020

Aggie MacKenzie presents this groundbreaking documentary on Channel 5 – 8pm Sunday 22nd March 2020.

At a time when Britain has never been so health conscious, this programme tests just how clean our homes really are and shows how to battle that bacteria with a proper deep clean. 

We might think our homes are spotless but a closer look will expose the hordes of bacteria and germs lurking everywhere we touch.  Many kitchen sinks contain more bacteria than toilets and the truth about pillows is truly horrifying! 

We’ll show the shocking truth that lurks beneath, looking in every nook and cranny to expose the dirty truth – from rotting food buried under the fridge to the piles of dust and grime on top of cupboards. 

In this one-off documentary, cleaning experts and scientists reveal what is hiding in plain sight in our kitchens, bedrooms, lounges and bathrooms.  The experts will be led by hygiene expert Aggie MacKenzie, micro-biologist professor Val Edwards-Jones, and GP Dr Amir Khan

They will show the best ways to tackle bacteria, which methods and products are the most effective and why.  Dr Amir will explain what these potentially harmful germs do and how they can make us ill.  

As the team work their way around a family home there’ll be cleaning tips and useful hacks to wipe out those lingering germs. 

How To Deep Clean Your Home, on Channel 5, Sunday 22nd March at 8pm – produced by Mentorn Media part of the Tinopolis Group

Quick fix for a carpet stain

When you need to tackle a stain on a carpet or upholstery straightaway and don’t happen to have any specialist products to hand, a splash of vodka or gin often works.

To be safe, check a hidden area first for colourfastness.

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