How to clean your duvet

Single duvets can go into the washing machine; check the label for instructions. Any duvets larger than single normally need to be taken to the launderette but some modern machines have a very large capacity, so check first. As long as the item goes into the drum easily and there’s a bit of space between the duvet and roof of the drum, you’ll be fine.

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How to store your winter clothes

Either pack away in a spare suitcase, lidded plastic boxes, zip-up plastic bags or those storage bags that hook up to the vacuum cleaner hose to extract air and create an airtight seal (they reduce the volume to about 50 percent, are available cheaply from Argos and can be reused). Fold or roll clothes and wrap in acid-free tissue paper to prevent creasing. When your case, box or bag is full, sprinkle the top with rosemary, lavender, bay or pieces of cedar to deter moths and other unwelcome critters. Store either on top of the wardrobe, in a drawer under the bed, in a spare room or dry loft.

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Bothered by moths?

If you think have a moth problem, vacuum and wipe out the wardrobe and drawers with soapy water, getting right into the corners. Make sure you clean carpets and floors, especially under furniture and along skirting boards. And as soon as you have vacuumed, empty the bag or canister so they don’t breed in there.

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How to keep your nails clean when gardening

Gardening gloves are sometimes awkward, and rubber gloves are plain odd in the garden.

I don’t like getting soil right under my nails, though, as it takes so long to clean out. What I do is stick a bar of soap under the warm tap then run my nails down the length of the bar.

That way, the space under the nails is taken up and there’s no spare room for the dirt! Good, too, for little ones when they’re painting or making mud pies.

Afterwards, just take a wet nailbrush gently along the undersides.

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Gorgeous gardening gloves

Ultimax pink gardening gloves – they’re snug, hard-wearing and super-comfortable.

With textured padded palms for improved grip and stretch elastene backs to allow the hands to breathe, they double up as my cycling gloves!

£15.99 from www.townandco.com

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It’s Wednesday so let’s get some energy in our bodies – and stretch with Aggie MacKenzie’s Isolation Yoga

Hello, it’s Aggie MacKenzie,

I know that I’m known as a Cleaning Queen [!!!] but I also have a second string to my bow – I’m a qualified yoga teacher!

So I’ve made a video which I hope you find easy and useful – and if you like it, I’ll make some more – so don’t forget to click on like so I can see that you do 🙂

So, it’s Wednesday and today’s exercise is to get energy into your body and help you get ready for the day ahead.

Keep safe – Aggie

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