Get your whites whiter!

Brighten up cotton items that are yellowing by soaking them in hot water and the juice of a couple of lemons rather than household bleach.

They’ll smell nicer and the lemon juice will be less harsh on the fibres.

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How to clean your duvet

bedding, duvet cover, linen

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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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