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.

Woman hands holding the knitted thing with hole made by mole

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An easy way to clean your barbecue

Bbq Grid With Charcoal – braai and broil

Scrunch up aluminium foil and take it back and forth across the grilling bars to get the worst off. Then scrub that part in the sink using a strong solution of soda crystals (200g to 500ml hot water)

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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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Perk up your jewellery

If your jewellery is looking a little dull or faded, try soaking it in vodka for a few minutes, then rinse with water. They should be sparkling again in no time.

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Bird droppings

Bird droppings can be dangerous, particularly if you inhale airborne particles. If cleaning up bird poo, hose down first, and to be extra safe wear a dust mask from a hardware shop.

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Secure those plants

 

Fast Fix Hook and Loop Tape is brilliant for securing plants, as well as for household jobs.

Similar to Velcro, there’s no need for knots; cut to length and overlap to fix. £2.99 from www.creativeproducts.ltd.uk.

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And here’s a tip from one of our subscribers – travelling REALLY light

from Rene Wyndham

If you want to travel really light, the most useful items to pack are several cotton pareos (large cloths). You can use them to lie on, on the beach,- as towels,- as curtains where necessary, -as a skirt to tie round you, as a summer dress,- as a bag for carrying if you tie the corners together, as a shawl if it gets cooler, as a scarf – the possibilities are endless!

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