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An old beer stain on the sofa

Make up a solution of 1 part vinegar to 5 parts warm water and sponge carefully but thoroughly (test for colourfastness on the back of the sofa), then go over with a clean cotton cloth and clear warm water.

Allow to dry naturally.

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When you need help getting gunk out of the plughole

Drain Weasel will do the job for you: the disposable ‘microhooks’ on the head get a hold of and grab up any discarded hair (which is usually what’s blocking the drain).

Then just a flick of the quick-release handle ensures you don’t have to go near the nasty clump!

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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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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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The global steam cleaner market is expected to grow at a Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 6% during the forecast period 2018-2024

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —
Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05827568/?utm_source=PRN

The awareness to decrease usage of harmful chemicals and their presence in runoff water is a major factor for the growth of the global steam cleaner market. The rise in construction, hospitality, commercial, and retail industries and the growing adoption of energy-efficient and sustainable practices are other main factors driving the growth.

One of the emerging trends witnessed is the introduction of environmentally sustainable services. Green cleaning mainly refers to the usage of amenities that have a less impact on human health and the environment. Equipment manufacturers are constantly evolving technology to meet industrial standards, thereby generating several opportunities for the players. Both residential and commercial end-users in developed countries and in a few emerging economies are focusing on adopting sustainable technologies.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the steam cleaner market during the forecast period:


• Improving Hygiene Standards in Commercial Landscape
• Increasing Demand from Hospitality Industry
• Growing Traction toward Green Cleaning Technology
• Increasing Usage in Carpet Cleaning

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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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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Freshen up your vacuum cleaner bag

Take the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner along the bottom of an empty box of washing powder (you know those annoying bits that get welded on to the base!).

This gives the vacuum bag a lovely smell that goes right through the house as you hoover!

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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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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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