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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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. …

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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 …

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How to clean the oven

The easiest way to clean it is to sprinkle bicarb over the base and door and spray with white vinegar. When it fizzes, wipe with a pair of rolled up pantyhose. If the gunk is really caked on, you may need to repeat this process a few times. To clean the sides, remove the shelving and apply what Shannon calls …

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Towel Softener

To keep towels feeling soft against your skin, use this recipe in your washing machine. For a large top loader, add 1/2 cup of bicarb to the wash slot and 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the conditioner slot of the washing machine. For a small top loader, add 2 tablespoons of bicarb and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. For …

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