Helpful Tips

Hi and welcome to helpful tips I hope this page will be informative and helpful to everyone, if you have some of those wonderful old tips on cleaning how to remove those stubborn stains, or anything you you feel would be helpful please feel free to contribute towards this.

Felt-tip pens and white leather sofa

Sunday 19th August 2018

If your children have recently discovered felt-tip pens and decided that your white leather sofa would make an excellent canvas for their scribbles, do not despair. Leather is relatively easy to clean. The best way to get rid of any marks is to use hot water on a soft microfibre cloth with a small amount of chemical cleaner such as liquid Dettol. Do not place any chemicals directly on the leather. Instead, submerse the cloth in hot water, spray a little Dettol on it and then manipulate it around the area that needs attention. Wrap the cloth around your fingers, and gently massage the surface of the leather. Finish off with a good leather cleaner, or if your leather is dry, invest…

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How to clear blocked drains

Sunday 19th November 2017

CLOGGED DRAINS WITHIN YOUR HOUSEHOLD Drains are clogged due to the accumulation of debris overtime, reducing the normal water flow through your pipes. There is an abundance of reasons your drain may clog, but this simple problem can lead to unwanted odors, insects, and flooding. While many people wait for the water to stop completely from draining, there are helpful tips to help maintain a clear drain, saving you both time and money. In this guide to drain cleaning, you will find everything you need to know to maintain a clear and debris free drain without the help of a professional. SIGNS OF A CLOGGED DRAIN A clogged drain can lead to costly repairs and is an inconvenience to all homeowners. Acknowledging potential…

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How To Clean A Shower Head And Why You Should

Friday 6th October 2017

It's not just neat-freaks who need to know how to clean a shower head: everyone should make a point to do this at least once a season for the sake of their health and their plumbing. How to Clean a Shower Head A nice, long shower is a great place to relax or even come up with some of your most creative ideas. But if you haven't cleaned your shower head lately you're not getting nearly as clean as you think. Dirty shower heads are health hazards One third of shower heads tested by researchers were found to contain a bacteria associated with pulmonary disease. Dirty shower heads are also associated with the spread of Legionnaires disease. As if we didn't already have enough to…

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Cleaning chandelier

Friday 6th October 2017

How to Properly Clean Your Crystal Chandelier I've received compliments on how beautiful my crystal chandelier is and people have asked me what my secret is. Let me tell you: there is no secret. The only thing I am guilty of is cleaning my chandelier regularly-and you can tell because of how brilliantly light is reflected off of the crystals. After all, there isn't anything more beautiful than a sparkling, clean, crystal chandelier. Even my cats appreciate the how often I clean the chandelier because its prismatic effect is multiplied when there's no dirt, dust or grime on the crystals, which basically means more rainbow lights for my kitties to pounce and chase around the room. And if my kitties are happy then I am…

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POLISH MAHOGANY LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

Friday 6th October 2017

WHEN surfaces of furniture are said to be ''lifeless,'' the word usually refers to tabletops that are dull, with the pattern in the wood darkened into obscurity. This is not a rare condition with old mahogany dining tables that have stood in a room shielded from rough usage, cleaned, dusted and polished with regularity. The purpose of polishing furniture is to provide a protective coating so thin that it enables the finish to mirror the good looks of the wood but also is durable enough to protect it. That protection must be against hazards that befall furniture whose surfaces are readily exposed to the natural enemies of wood - water, alcohol, grease, dirt and the like. Dining tables are ready victims. This…

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Best way remove mould from wall

Friday 6th October 2017

Over time you may notice spots of mold or mildew forming on your wallpaper. These spots turn even the prettiest wallpaper into an ugly mess and will only get worse if left alone. A homemade cleaning solution is both safe for you and the environment and is your best bet for removing the mold without damaging the wallpaper. Use this cleaning solution to clean up your walls and to keep them clean, helping to prevent mold from coming back in the future. Step 1 Mix together a cleaning solution of 1 cup water and 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar. Pour this solution into a bucket or a spray bottle. Alternatively, you can mix together 1 drop of tea tree oil and 1…

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The Best Ways to Remove Odors from a Refrigerator

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Sometimes it's easy to forget what's in your refrigerator and how long it's been there until you open the door one day and encounter a very unpleasant smell. When food overstays its welcome, it can eventually fill your fridge with a terrible odor. Foods that haven't gone bad may also transfer smells to your fridge. Even if you remove the offending items, the smell may linger for weeks afterward. You'll get rid of the smell only by giving your fridge a thorough cleaning. Remove the Source of the Odor Even if you give your refrigerator a good scrubbing, the smell inside will keep coming back until you get rid of its source. Dig through your fridge and look for any expired items…

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Wash your hands

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Food Preparation Wash those hands Your hands can easily spread bacteria around the kitchen and onto food that is why it's important to always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water at each of these times: before starting to prepare food after touching raw meat, including poultry after going to the toilet after touching the bin after touching pets after smoking Don't forget to dry your hands thoroughly; if they are wet they will spread bacteria more easily. Keep worktops clean Before preparing food, it's important to make sure that worktops, kitchen utensils and chopping boards are clean. If they've been touched by raw meat, poultry or eggs, you'll need to wash them thoroughly. Dish cloths and tea towels will need to be changed frequently as they may look…

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Spring clean (this is a typical spring clean which we will carry out for our clients. I hope this helps)

Wednesday 11th January 2017

FOYER Dust lighting fixtures. Wash walls and trim Wash doors, knobs and switch plates. Wash bench or other furnishings. Launder bench cushion, if applicable. Empty out coat closet. Wash walls and floor, if needed. Sort items as you return them to the closet. Store out of season items, donate unneeded items. Clean or replace entry mat. Sweep and scrub floors. Reseal grout lines, if necessary. BEDROOMS Open windows Dust furniture. For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly. Donate Items you no longer need. Remove everything from closets. Sweep and wash closet floor. Put everything back neatly. Donate items you no longer need. Try not to store things on closet floor. Move Bed. Sort and put away anything…

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Add One Common Ingredient To Laundry For Whiter, Brighter Clothes

Sunday 8th January 2017

I have a confession. There's a shelf in my laundry room that I'm ashamed of. It's above the washer and holds all of the various laundry products that I have bought in hopes of having the cleanest, brightest, freshest smelling laundry. Recently, this shelf became so overloaded that it fell. I was watching television in the living room and heard a horrible crash. I thought a meteor had hit the house. But no, it was just my laundry shelf falling down. Detergents, sprays, powders, and more went tumbling to the floor. Instead of doing the right thing and sorting through those cleaners, I simply put the shelf back up and neatly placed all of the bottles and boxes back where…

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