Chase away paint fumes

If you’re decorating at home and want to get rid of paint fumes, put an open dish of vinegar in the room.

Freshen up your carpets

If your carpets are looking dull, I can recommend the NEW BISSELL HydroWave. It’s surprisingly light and easy to manoeuvre—worked wonders on a cream carpet I thought wasn’t too grubby! It has two cleaning modes: Express (for everyday spills) and Deep Clean (for a more intensive job).It’s easy to fill and the cleaning fluid smells divine, plus the nozzle spray for targeted cleaning is really useful. £279.99 from major electrical retailers and bisselldirect.co.uk