How to Clean the BBQ

A clean BBQ is a good BBQ, and it’s not difficult to achieve. Here’s your step-by-step guide. STEP 1:  Heat the barbecue for a few minutes. STEP 2: Turn the heat to low and use a scraper to remove food residue. STEP 3: Stand clear of the hotplates and spray with white vinegar. WARNING: White vinegar is flammable so be …

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Spotless A-Z Now Available

We’re excited to announce our latest book, Spotless A-Z,  is now available. It tackles stain removal alphabetically, and features 20% stains not covered in previous books. From pesto to pomegranate, fake tan to faux fur, hoison sauce to hummus – discover how to remove almost every stain imaginable. The book is a whopping 416 pages, and priced at A$19.99. You …

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How to Remove Dog Poo from Carpet

Remove as much of the solids as possible then blot with a paper towel until the carpet is touch dry. Sprinkle bicarb over the area. Then wring out a cloth in white vinegar and sponge the bicarb off. If your dog eats commercial food, it will have a high caramel content to colour the food so you’ll need to wipe …

Jen FlemingHow to Remove Dog Poo from Carpet

How to Fix a Shrunken Jumper

You’ll need to buy some Fuller’s earth which is a wool relaxant, available at the chemist. For dark-coloured jumpers, fill a nappy-sized bucket with blood heat water and add 2 tablespoons of Fuller’s earth. For light-coloured jumpers, add 4 tablespoons. Put the jumper in and gently agitate it with your hands until it’s thoroughly wetted. Let it sit for 10-15 …

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Top Cleaning Tips

• Don’t store brooms with the bristles sitting on the ground because they will flatten and get out of shape. Store them upside down. • If paper becomes stuck to a surface, remove it with a little sweet almond oil or any other soft oil. Then wipe over it with rolled up pantyhose. • Avoid the stale smell in suitcases …

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Choosing Fresh Food

Do you know how to tell if fruit and veg is fresh? We’ve taken the guess work out for you. Here’s a sample of what you can find in our book How to Be Comfy. Or get the Comfy Shopping List which lists fruit and veg on one side of the page and has space for your shopping list on the other. …

Jen FlemingChoosing Fresh Food

Scratchy Shower Screen

One of our most common questions is how to fix a shower screen that has that cloudy look. The cloudy look is, in fact, glass cancer in which air cavities have been created between the layers of glass. For many people, getting a new shower screen is the only option.You can alleviate the scratchiness, wipe with sweet almond oil on …

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Low Toxic Cleaning Ingredients

Have you noticed the level of fear used when advertising cleaning products on TV? We are told germs are lurking everywhere ready to strike you or your family down. Ignore the fear and instead, use low toxic alternatives to the ones advertised on TV. Here’s a list of items that should be in your cleaning cupboard. Bicarb and white vinegar …

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Tanning Moisturiser on Carpet

Q: I have a couple of stains on my daughter’s bedroom carpet. The carpet is less than two years old and is a mixture of wool and synthetic. The stains that are most difficult to shift are from tanning moisturiser. I know – what were we thinking? There are now two blotches of yellow in the middle of the beige …

Jen FlemingTanning Moisturiser on Carpet

How to remove mould

Mould has a knack of getting into difficult-to-reach corners. Fortunately, this solution can be applied to a range of hard surfaced areas. First up, you’ll need some oil of cloves available at the chemist – you may have to ask to have it ordered in. You’ll also need a spray pack and some water. Add ¼ teaspoon of oil of …

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