The low- maintenance, empty-nest cleaning schedule

A well planned cleaning schedule will gain you valuable time to enjoy. Start planning your cleaning schedules for weekly, monthly and yearly tasks.

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How to do housework without the aches and pains

Do you feel like you’ve been through the mill after cleaning your home? Here are eight ways to make it easy on your body.

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How to ensure ‘grandparent’ doesn’t become ‘free babysitter’ over the holidays

We love our grandchildren, but looking after them can be hard work. Here’s how to draw the line when it comes to helping your child look after their child.

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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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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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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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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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When it’s time to say goodbye to the family home

Leaving the house where you raised your children can be a wrench, but you can turn it into a positive, says Zelda West-Meads, Agony Aunt for You in the Mail on Sunday

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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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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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Six pieces of advice for first-time grandparents

Becoming a grandparent for the very first time can be magical, scary, fun… and at times overwhelming. Here’s how to make the transition with ease.

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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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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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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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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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Interior design tips to re-energise your home on a budget

Spring is all about fresh beginnings, so now’s the perfect time to give your home an inspiring new look.

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Love your spring garden

Lynnette Peck looks at what planting to do in your garden, or on your balcony, at this time of year

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Detox your bathroom

Lynnette Peck takes us on a mission to sort that laundry cupboard, edit those towels and give one of the busiest rooms in the home some serious love.

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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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