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Could cleaning be bad for your health?

A bowl of cleaning products
UPDATED 11 Sept 2017 Although lots of people might jump at any excuse to get out of the cleaning, the health benefits of a clean home are immeasurable - and that's before you take into account the exercise factor. Indeed, if you don't tackle mould in the home, it can have very serious health consequences. This is the advice from the NHS on mould and damp. A recent survey from Norway has found t...
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“Descaling my kettle killed it!” – Or did it?

Cleaning a kettle with citric acid
Why you need to descale your home kitchen appliances regularly Have you ever heard someone, or even said it yourself, "I descaled my kettle and it burnt out!". Although this MAY have happened, it's not really the fault of the descaler. Here are the facts: If you have water hardness, then every time you use an appliance like a kettle or iron, then limescale will be deposited as the element heats ...
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Will you have a ‘traditional’ Christmas?

Christmas turkey and all the trimmings
As the Christmas season approaches, you're probably busy buying presents and lots of food to enjoy over the festive period. But don't forget the cleaning! Here's our round up of top tips for 'showing out' and showing off during the party season and for dealing with the aftermath of all that rich greasy food with some good old fashioned 'Traditional' cleaning products. 1. The turkey tin and othe...
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Cleaning with lemons vs white vinegar

Lemons and white vinegar as surface cleaners
Lemons have a lovely fresh scent and have many uses, including cleaning. Lemons are part of the 'citrus' family of fruits and naturally contain an acid called 'citric acid'. Mild acids are popular for cleaning, including dissolving limescale and cleaning dirty/greasy surfaces. Any acid will have some disinfectant properties, as bacteria do not thrive in an acidic environment. Many people, p...
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We’re going all green-fingered!

With the Chelsea Flower Show in full swing, we thought we'd share some gardening tips of our own.   A good workman never blames his tools Use half a cup of Soda Crystals mixed with one litre of very hot water to clean caked grass, dirt and grime off spades, forks, trowels and even lawn mower blades.  Rinse, dry and lightly oil the metal parts to prevent rust.* Clear a pathway to success To ...
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Tackling pet odours at home

Britain is indisputably a nation of animal lovers but, as much as we love our pets, there are inevitably aspects of owning a pet that are, shall we say, less than desirable! Bad odours and stains caused by your beloved pet are not always easy to get rid of, but help is at hand using the cleaning and deodorising power of naturally safe Bicarbonate of Soda and White Vinegar. Accidents When cle...
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Banish Cooking Odours!

Cooking meals from scratch is more popular than ever thanks to cookery television shows and growing trends for healthy eating and economical living. But cooking foods with strong aromas like curry and fish can leave smells that linger long after the meal has been enjoyed. Don’t be put off trying new recipes – we’ve got some natural and effective ways to neutralise kitchen odours and get ...
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Traditional laundry methods alive and well at The Vintage Wash House

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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Eczema and other skin sensitivities

Baby with detergent induced eczema
Eczema is a common problem, particularly amongst children and rates appear to be on the rise. In the UK, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults have eczema. It can be very debilitating. The National Eczema Society are a charity working hard to make life easier for sufferers and spreading awareness of the issue. As part of their activity, they have published a number of factsheets. Some people b...
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Got a tough task? Get some Extra Strength White Vinegar (while you can)

Although you may think that 'Spring Cleaning' is a tradition from the past, nothing could be further from the truth. Spring is still the time of year when cleaning product sales reach their peak. So even if people don't dedicate  a whole weekend to the pastime, we probably all pay a little more attention to our homes as we come out of social hibernation, have friends round for BBQs or notice the d...
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