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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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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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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Seek the unique: where to find stunning pieces for your home

Lynnette Peck explores the creative variety of enthusiastic interiors collectors and stockists across the UK – all making shopping for the home a real pleasure.

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Home & Garden

Our six favourite smells of summer

As life blooms around us, so too do some of our favourite summer smells. We think you can guess what’s on our number one spot, but what about the rest?

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Never mind the mud: how to keep your floors spotless

It’s finally outdoors weather, but here’s how to make sure the outside doesn’t get all over your nice clean floors…

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Let the light in: clever ways to give dark rooms a lift

Now the sun is shining, here are five ways to make sure your home welcomes in the light

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Surprising germ hotspots hiding in your home

No matter how well you clean, germs can still get the better of you. Here’s how to beat them…

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Foods you didn’t know you could barbecue

No need to limit your al-fresco meals to the old faithfuls – these surprising foods make for great eating straight from the grill.

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The 15-minute kitchen clean

When time is short and the kitchen’s a bombsite, here’s how to transform it in just a quarter of an hour.

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Spring Clean Hack 4: The no-effort shower head clean

If your shower head looks a bit worse for wear – help is at hand. Press play and see how you can get your shower head as good as new.

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Spring Clean Hack 3: Get a sparkly hob

A spray and a rub. That’s all it takes to cut through grease in minutes. We’ve even got a clever trick for those tricky bits.

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Spring Clean Hack 2: Get the guest bed guest ready

It’s amazing what a spritz of freshness can do. Master this hack and you’ll have plenty of time to sit back and relax before your guests arrive.

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