Category Archives: Cleaning Tips

Naturally Remove Musty Bad Smells from Your House and Home

Now that it’s getting cold and the windows are closed any bad smells that your house may have are being trapped inside. Here’s a few spring cleaning tips on how to remove those nasty smells. Feel free to let us know of any methods you have tried that worked for you in the comments below.

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Simple Steps To Carpet Stain Removal

Accidents and spillages happen on your carpet and upholstery but they don’t have to become permanent stains. If you deal with a spill as soon as it happens you’ll be in the best position to remove the dirt with ease.

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How to Remove Limescale from an Eletric Kettle using Vinegar Only

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Limescale in Electric Kettle

Like most people in the UK I use an electric kettle to boil water for tea and coffee. The trouble with this is the kettle will quickly end up with a large build up of lime scale. If dealt with regularly it wont actually do any damage to the kettle, however after an extended period of time lime scale can build up and start to make the kettle look yucky (have a look at the first picture of my kettle), so I like to use this simple, low cost and natural way to clean my kettle from all traces of lime scale and calcium.

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Keeping Your Carpet Clean. What You Can Do

Carpets are a great addition to any house, adding aesthetic appeal to any room. They can instantly make a cold house into a warm home enhancing furniture and decorations.

Keeping your carpets clean is the best way to ensure they keep their new welcoming appearance and also lengthens their lifespan. A lot of home owners will get a professional carpet cleaner in to clean their carpets when dirty but don’t realise there is ways to keep their carpets clean, but which is best?

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Cinnamon Bark. A Gift from Method

I came back to the office after a long day cleaning last week to find a package I wasn’t expecting from Method. It was clearly a Christmas present so I patiently waited until Christmas day to open it.

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What is a HEPA filter and do I need one in my Vacuum Cleaner?

Just found a great article about HEPA filters. Rather then copy the whole thing I thought it would be easier to link you to it.

What are HEPA filters?

We use HEPA filters in our vacuums as they provide a much better filtration which is especially useful for allergy sufferers.

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Remove Sticky Label Residue Without Chemicals

I’ve tried lots of different methods for removing labels from glass jars and other surfaces and most of the time ended up with sticky stuff smeared all over the place! I have found the best eco-friendly way to remove the sticky residue left from labels, making it a simple and straight forward affair that doesn’t require a single chemical!

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How to Keep a Sponge Clean

Often the dirtiest place in the kitchen isn’t the worktops or the chopping boards, but the sponges used to “clean” the surfaces. Sponges often are left wet, next to the sink covered in all kinds of germs and dirt. Bacteria thrives in damp locations and as a result can quickly grow to hazardous levels, meaning your sponges need to be chucked far too often if you’re to be safe. One of the best ways to be green is to reduce unnecessary waste; this article will explain methods you can easily use to keep sponges safe and the reduce the need to replace them.

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Clean glass to leave a streak free shine

In the old days, people cleaned their windows with water and vinegar, then polished them with old newspapers. You can still do this today, but vinegar will not cut all oil and grease. Using a newspaper to polish the glass can be a little risky too. Given that many are now made with recycled papers, and eco-friendly inks, the results may not be quite what you anticipate and could leave a horrible smear later on.

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Cleaner Indoor Air this Autumn

It was a great October for the weather, we’ve been able to keep the windows open for a little longer and the heater off for a few extra weeks; unfortunately it’s almost the time when the house will be air tight again, leaving the indoor air pollution no way to escape. Here are some easy, simple things you can do to keep the air quality pure and safe in your house this autumn.

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