The pre-holiday clean you’ll be so glad you did

After a long time away, it’s a relief to come back to a tidy home. Try this checklist of quick jobs to do before you go on holiday and reap the benefits later.

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Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

When all the excitement of your summer holiday is over, lots of us start to feel a little down. Try these pick-me-ups for a little boost when you get back to everyday life.

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The latest decorating trend: soft is the new sleek

After years of hard-to-maintain minimalism at home, you can relax, because now decorating your house is all about soft textures and higgledy-piggledy design.

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Vinegar versus Viakal: what’s your money on?

White wine vinegar is no substitute when it comes to beating – and preventing – limescale. Here’s why...

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Why your ordinary bathroom cleaner isn’t enough

Your regular cleaning product might be great at getting your bath sparkling, but when it comes to limescale, there’s only one name to turn to…

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Beat limescale once and for all

Wherever there’s water there’s limescale, and wherever there’s limescale you should use Viakal. Here’s why….

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How to make that big barbecue clean-up easy peasy

Everyone loves a barbecue in the sunshine – no one likes scrubbing burnt food off the grill. But with a bit of know-how, you can make the clean-up a breeze

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A Father’s Day recipe to show you (and your kids) care

The kids may have moved out and might even have children of their own, but that doesn’t mean their dad should be forgotten this Father’s Day. Don’t worry, though, we know the way to his heart…

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3 problems caused by limescale – and how to beat them

Those unsightly white marks in your bathroom and kitchen are a sign that your home – and you – could be suffering from limescale damage.

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Learn to paint and wallpaper like a pro

Homes expert Lynnette Peck shares the tricks of the trade so you can add DIY decorating to your repertoire

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Home & Garden

The new pet owners’ cleaning checklist

A dog might be man’s best friend, but a mucky pet is certainly no friend to a nice clean house. Here’s how to keep you and your pooch happy.

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Skincare over 50

Skin changes with the passing years so what’s the secret to keep it looking good and healthy? Patsy Westcott brings you the skinny on our body’s largest organ

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Keep your laundry fragrant for longer

With these tips, your clothes will not only smell lovely, but you’ll shrink your laundry pile, too

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Lavender love seven ways to bring this sweet scent into your home

For thousands of years people have prized it for its perfume, healing properties and even its flavour. Here are some ideas on how you can use this flowering herb to enjoy a little touch of the south of France

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