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Try some of our Traditional Products for free from Ocado

  Four of our most popular traditional cleaning & laundry products are now available from Ocado for Home delivery. The products include Soda Crystals, Liquid Soap Flakes, Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid. Until the end of July, Ocado are offering a voucher code worth £15, so in essence, you could get all four products for free, so long as you spend £80. Simply add the p...
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New year…new you?

Close-up of athletic young woman after training outdoors in the morning.
New years resolution to get fit...but not whiffy! After the over-indulgences of the Christmas celebrations it’s no wonder that one of the most popular New Year resolutions is to get fit! There is a lot of focus from health professionals on getting people active, including Sport England's latest campaign. Whether you’re taking up a team sport, sweating it out at the gym or jogging round the p...
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Ready Steady Snow!

    If you’re taking to the slopes for a skiing or snowboarding holiday this year, here are some tips on how to keep your gear fresh and gleaming. Did You Know?   Waterproof garments have a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) layer on the surface. Washing them with regular detergents can remove this layer which unfortunately, stops the garment from repelling water, leaving it ...
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Want to sell your home? Get cleaning!

New survey lists the top factors that could prevent your home from selling. A recent survey has found that after poor energy efficiency rating and out of date bathrooms/kitchens, the biggest factor that would put people off is a home that needs cleaning! The thing is, it's not just a question of giving the house a quick 'blitz' before someone comes round. Not only will your home smell of polis...
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How safe are your cleaning products?

Natural cleaning products
Cancer is a very emotive subject, but everyone will agree that it blights too many families' lives. Although some causes are universally accepted, such as smoking, there are other lifestyle habits that are more contentious. As with many illnesses, there seems to be conflicting reports and research about whether one product or other could be carcinogenic. When it comes to cleaning products, if ...
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The difference between baking powder/soda and bicarbonate of soda

Bicarbonate of soda
You will often see 'baking soda' or 'baking powder' recommended for use in cleaning, as well as....you guessed it, baking. But what's the difference between it and bicarbonate of soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate, or 'bicarb' for short)? The waters are muddied because American websites use the two almost interchangeably and many UK sites/people use the same terminology. As far as the UK goes, the di...
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Banish that Bad Taste in your Kettle

Cleaning a kettle with citric acid
Recently, there's been lots of talk in the media about a bad taste in your cuppa from certain kettles. Here's our advice to find out if it's the water or the kettle and if anything can be done about it.     1. Try boiling the water in a pan to see how it tastes. If you can determine that the taste has come from the kettle - and it's a new kettle - then boil it four or five times ...
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The Great Garden Tidy Up

If your garden is need of a facelift, Soda Crystals are highly effective when it comes to tackling the build up of dirt to help restore garden ornaments and furniture, while some Bicarbonate of Soda goes a long way. One of the materials that Soda Crystals can clean with ease is stone.  Stone plant pots and ornaments can be revitalised with a combination of Soda Crystals and hot water (half a cup...
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The Many Uses of White Vinegar

Iron and white vinegar
Dri-Pak’s White Vinegar is one of the most versatile and economical products you can have on hand. Come and discover some key ways to put that bottle to good use! There are different types of vinegar, but generally, White Vinegar is recommended for laundry and cleaning because it reduces the risk of staining fabrics and surfaces, plus it’s relatively cheap. So how does it work? This mildly ac...
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Cleaning Winter Sports Gear is Snow Joke!

Preparing for the holidays can be an expensive and time consuming task. For some, it means an exciting trip to the mountains for a spot of skiing or snowboarding. If you’re one of the lucky few going on a winter holiday, don’t forget to keep your ski and snowboard apparel in tiptop condition before you take off for the hills. Winter sports clothing is made to protect you from the cold, keeping ...
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