Does more wattage equal more power?

Not necessarily, particularly when it comes to vacuum cleaners. What’s important is effective suction/pick-up, a not-too-full bag and a regularly cleaned filter.

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Is your dishwasher door making a noise?

My door developed a squeak (more like a terrible groan!) but a few squirts of WD-40, then a few more, in the hinges sorted it out.

Silence is golden.

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A clever way to sort your kitchen cupboards

If your If your kitchen cupboards are cluttered with jars and packets, create more storage with one or two under-shelf baskets from Dunelm – made from sturdy steel mesh, they cost £6 each.

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Quick plate-warmer

If you’re ready to serve food and forgotten to heat the plates, stick them (but not any with metal parts) in the microwave on a medium setting for 30 seconds. Works a treat!

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How to get rid of doggy odour

If your dog’s creating a lingering smell around the place, sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda on the carpet, leave overnight then vacuum away the odour in the morning.

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Save on electricity

Next time you’re cooking pasta, use my tried-and-tested method.

Bring it to the boil, turn off the heat under the pan and leave for exactly 20 minutes before draining. You’ll save both fuel and the bother of testing to see when it’s ready!

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Vodka to the rescue!

Do you have clothes that smell musty?

Or soft furnishings that reek of cigarette smoke? Get them fresh again by pouring some neat vodka into a spray bottle, spritz your item lightly and leave to dry.

Any odours should be neutralized, and it’s cheaper than a trip to the dry cleaner!

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Keep your cords smart

When you’re washing corduroy trousers, turn them inside out to avoid crushing the pile.

Use a warm cycle, a relatively low spin, then iron on the wrong side of the fabric to further protect the pile.

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Liquid or powder washing detergent?

Liquid’s good for greasy stains and as a spot cleaner and pre-treater.

Powder is cheaper and fine for general loads and households free of small children and food stains.

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