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Musty books? An easy remedy

Stack of Old Books
Do you have some old books that smelly musty? Perhaps they've been kept in boxes for years. Fear not, there's a quick and easy solution. Simply pop each book in a freezer bag that has some bicarbonate of soda already in it. A typical A5 size book would require about 3 tablespoons of bicarb. Leave for at least 24 hours, although particularly old and musty books may take much longer. The same ...
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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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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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Thinking about trying reusable nappies?

Baby in a pink reusable nappy
How to clean reusable nappies Did you know that if reusable nappies are laundered responsibly they can be up to 40 percent kinder to the environment? Despite the initial investment in purchasing a nappy system, reusable nappies have also shown to be more cost effective than disposables over the first two years of a child’s life. Modern versions are totally unlike the old baggy ones that you may r...
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Bicarbonate of Soda – what is it?

From glass-making to preserving the dead, Bicarbonate of Soda is much more than an ingredient in a baker’s cupboard. But what is Bicarbonate of Soda, what is it not, and why should we use it to clean with? Preserving the dead! Bicarbonate of Soda has been used for centuries for a number of applications. The Ancient Egyptians used Natron which contains Bicarbonate of Soda, in the mummificatio...
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Vinegar – not just for your Fish & Chips!

  Egyptian Queen Cleopatra once wagered Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire nation in one sitting. How did she do it? She dropped a valuable pearl into a glass of vinegar, let it dissolve and then drank it… and she was still hungry! Vinegar was originally made thousands of years ago by letting alcohol like wine or beer turn sour in open containers (ever acciden...
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