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Traditional laundry methods alive and well at The Vintage Wash House

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Linda Peake set up The Vintage Wash House at Skipton’s Handpicked Hall in May of 2013. The shop is now located at 12 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JZ. The 1940s-inspired store sells nostalgic homeware gifts and a range of traditional cleaning and laundry products. From her store, complete with authentic washboard and mangle, and blitz-style paper-tape crosses on the windows, Linda demonstr...
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How to Clean Your Convertible’s Soft-Top

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Summer’s a great time to get out and about with your convertible – with the top down of course! Here’s a great tip from Dri-Pak customer, Sheila Thorpe, who used Liquid Soap Flakes to clean the soft-top of her convertible.   Just take a look at the top of the car after cleaning.   Begin by dissolving some Liquid Soap Flakes in water and then apply it on the soft-top using a s...
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How to Clean Your Upholstery

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Let's face it, we've all sat in the lounge with a snack or TV dinner and had a spillage. Whether it be your team scoring a last minute equaliser or another plot twist in your favourite soap, accidents do happen. As with many spills and stains, it helps if you can tackle the problem quickly and to prevent spreading the spill. Try to carefully scrape any excess carefully with a kitchen knife. Dab...
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5 Vintage Spring Cleaning tips

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We know, that you know, that traditional cleaning methods & products are just as good (if not better) than modern ones! So to help kick off your Spring Clean, we’ve put together 5 of our top Vintage Spring Cleaning tips tackling the jobs that often get forgotten in the regular cleaning routine. Windows  Spray White Vinegar onto windows and mirrors, & buff with scrunched up news...
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Soda Crystals – The Facts!

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Soda Crystals are one of the most versatile cleaning and laundry products on the market. They're safe and economical, and have been used for hundreds of years, but some people are still confused about what they are and how they can be used. That's why we've put together a few facts about our beloved Soda Crystals...  WHO? Soda Crystals also go by the name ‘Washing Soda’, or if you’d like t...
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Simple cleaning and laundry products can provide relief for eczema sufferers

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Eczema - A Case Study As featured in FEMALE FIRST  Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a fairly common skin complaint that can affect people of any age. It causes dry, red, itchy skin that can be very painful to live with, especially if the eczema spreads or starts to blister or flake. Finding the root cause of eczema is often a case of trial and error as symptoms can be triggered by any number o...
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Traditional and Economical: How products from yesteryear can help you save money!

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Why being thrifty is no longer seen as being 'mean' There is a wealth of money saving hints and thrifty ideas around to help us weather these austere times, but this is not the first time the people of Britain have had to tighten their belts and be careful with their pennies! During the Second World War, British families had to carefully plan their outgoings and ‘make do...
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Are you cleaning your Microfibre cloths correctly?

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As you know, at Dri-Pak we love traditional products and old-fashioned cleaning tips because they work just as well (if not better!) than many 'modern' cleaners. However there is one present-day product we simply don't know how Granny ever managed without - the microfibre cloth!  These guys make light-work of almost any cleaning job due to the tiny microscopic fibres that trap dirt, dust and gr...
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We’d like YOUR opinion!

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“At Green Mop we use products that are simple but effective. Grabbing a bottle labelled ‘kitchen cleaner’ is all too easy, but it’s only when you look on the back that you find a long list of unpronounceable chemical names that are just not necessary to clean your home with” Racheal Hughes, Green Mop Why do you prefer to use traditional and/or natural cleaning products? Is it becaus...
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