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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Caring for Glass

What would we do without glass? This malleable, durable but delicate compound is used in so many different ways in the home. From drinking glasses to window panes, we’d be lost without it. Here are some tips on caring for glass so it lasts a lifetime. • To maintain the condition of glass, you need a constant temperature, lack of …

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