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How to maintain your washing machine

Your washing machine frequently has hot water circulating inside it, so that’s keeping it nice and clean, right? Wrong. Just because it washes your clothes, doesn’t mean the appliance itself, is actually sparkling. The truth is, your washer can still develop mould and residue build-up from soapy water. This can happen quickly due to using too much detergent. Here’s a simple guide to ensure a great-working and clean washing machine: Clear dirty drain filters Always ensure the drain filter is clear! It can easily clog with dirty water, meaning clothes are not being cleaned properly and musty smells can transfer to laundry. The filter is designed to catch small objects like coins, in case they get to the pump and block it. However, if your…

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How Do Diets Differ Over Time?

Food, glorious food. Most of us look forward to our evening meal and enjoy having a full belly before bed but judging by the sounds of some of the diets we have uncovered, this will not be the case for everybody. While we may have stopped sending ourselves sick by swallowing soap and tapeworms, as we did in the early 1900s, some freaky diet fads are still going strong. Health-hindering habits such as the smoking diet have dropped out of fashion, which may mean the teeth and throats of us Brits are getting a rest. However, with Google searches for enamel-eroding juice cleanses rising by 850% in the last decade, and acidic apple cider vinegar diets also increasing, what we’re consuming is still a cause…

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How To Avoid Washing Machine Damage

Being left without a washing machine can cause havoc, especially in a family home. With kids having a habit of getting extremely mucky extremely fast, a washing machine is an essential part of daily life. Nobody wants to spend their day smelling bad, or hiding their stained shirts at work, meaning a washing machine is truly man’s best friend. However, as with most friendships, there are certain things that you can do that your washing machine won’t appreciate at all. Certain laundry mistakes can slow down the way your washing machine functions, shorten the lifespan of your machine or outright break it. So, to avoid a handwashing hullabaloo and resorting to a bathtub and a washboard, it’s important to take care of your beloved washing…

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  • March 9th, 2018
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What Not to Put in Your Microwave

After a long day, preheating an oven and preparing a whole meal from scratch might be the last thing that you want to do. Microwaves allow you to defrost and reheat leftovers easily, without having to worry about roasting or frying a thing. However, some food items and other materials are incompatible with microwaves and could even be a fire hazard. To avoid damage and mess in the kitchen, there are certain things that you should never try to heat in this appliance. Read on to find out what not to microwave: Is it OK to put paper in the microwave? Paper is highly flammable; therefore it is generally not a good idea to put paper in the microwave. Paper can release toxic fumes and…

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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Fridge Freezer

  Without your fridge freezer, the food options that are available to your household are extremely limited, and you may find yourself spending a small fortune on items that go off quickly! That is why it is so important to maintain your fridge freezer correctly, to avoid any problems. Luckily, if your appliance is maintained efficiently, you could expect a fridge freezer lifespan of at least 10 years, so you shouldn’t have to splash out very often at all. To keep your bank balance safe, and your stomach fed, it is a good idea to keep your fridge freezer in good condition, with proper care and maintenance. Read below for some tips on how to do just this:

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What Are The Best Ways to Organise Your Fridge?

Like most things in life, your fridge will run more efficiently if it is well organised. This guide to fridge shelf organisation and fridge layout will help you to optimise your refrigerator – ensuring that your food stays fresher for longer. Although making sure that you eat food before its use-by date and stacking the fridge neatly is a great place to start, there’s much more to knowing how to organise your fridge for optimal performance and certain rules that you should adhere to. This guide will help you to make sure that your refrigerator works to its full potential and is always organised optimally. What to store in fridge doors The doors of your fridge are generally the warmest part, as they’re exposed to…

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  • February 27th, 2018
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Five Easy Tips to Keep Your Cooker Clean

  Your cooker is an essential part of day-to-day life, as it enables you to feed yourself or your family night after night. Therefore, it is a great idea to keep this appliance clean and well maintained, to reduce the risk of any problems arising and keep your stomach happy! However, this does not have to mean that you need to dedicate time to rigorous cleaning each day. While we may all know how to clean a cooker, this doesn’t make it any more enjoyable. There are steps that you can take when preparing your dinner that will help to minimise the mess you make, and keep your cooker sparkling without too much effort. If you’re looking to cut down on your cleaning time but…

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Tips for Choosing a Letting Agent or Property Management Company

There are many reasons why, as a landlord, you may choose to operate your properties through a letting agent or property management company. If you own multiple rental properties, or a property in another town, or even if you would prefer a ‘hands-off’ approach – deciding on a letting agent or property management agent that can manage the day-to-day could be the right choice for you. Outsourcing this responsibility can have many benefits, especially if rental properties are a second income. However, choosing the perfect agency for your property is essential. This blog considers the factors that will help you to decide which lettings agent is best for you. The different types of letting agents Although it may not be obvious at first glance, there…

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