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How To Care For Upholstery?

How To Care For Upholstery?

Upholstered sofas and armchairs are likely to be some of the most expensive items we have in the home, and on that account we expect them to last a long time. They are subject to an amazing amount of wear and tear and, from a housekeeping point of view, are difficult to keep clean because the upholstery is generally fixed: if you spill a cup of coffee on an armchair, you can’t put it in the washing machine.

Turn cushions on sofas and armchairs regularly to ensure even wear. Upholstery fabrics, though tough, are subject to fading by sunlight, as in any other fabric.

Using Lemon Juice Around The House

Using Lemon Juice Around The House

Lemon juice is actually quite a strong acid. With a pH value of 2.3, it is stronger than vinegar. It can therefore be substituted in any household procedure where vinegar is used. The cost, however, would be prohibitive. Vinegar is much cheaper and comes in the large quantities required for housekeeping.


Keep lemon juice for smaller jobs or to use up lemons that have been used for cooking. Lemon juice is excellent for cutting through grease, hence its inclusion in many washing-up liquids and detergents. It has excellent bleaching abilities, it makes the house smell fresh and it is entirely harmless.

Symptoms Of Black Mold In Your Home

Symptoms Of Black Mold In Your Home

Symptoms of black mold in your home can manifest themselves in many different ways. You do need to know what these symptoms are so you can be cognizant of anything occurring in your home that could lead to a build up of black mold. This form of mold is very toxic and can cause mild allergies as well as serious medical conditions. When you know what the symptoms of black mold are, then you know what to look for.

You can be on the lookout for symptoms of black mold if there is a high level of humidity in your home. If the humidity is higher than 55%, then this is the prime condition for the development of black mold symptoms. The thing that you need to be most aware of is that you may not even realize that there is black or toxic mold in your home until someone starts to get sick. Even then the symptoms may be so much like a sinus infection or asthma, that you might not associate them with toxic mold symptoms.

Coffee Maker Machines

Coffee Maker Machines

Coffee maker machines have become popular because a cup of coffee with someone very close is soothing. However, very few people can make the perfect coffee. You can make great coffee in anytime. These machines are best for people who do not want to compromise with taste and aroma. There are various types of coffee maker machines in the market and thus you can choose one according to your need.

Finding a coffee maker machine is not an issue, since a number of companies offer various models with different features to make your experience better. Initially you might not be aware of the right process, but over time you will get used to it. The machine brews coffee. The steps are simple and you will not have to put in much effort.

How To Clean Feather And Down Duvets?

How To Clean Feather And Down Duvets?

Feather and down duvets provide years upon years of protection once they are cared for and treated properly. These natural filled duvets are high quality and offer the best in air circulation and also high tog values. Maintenance is very important in ensuring that they stand the test of time and that you can enjoy them to the fullest for years to come.

The simplest and often most effective way to care for your duvet is to turn it around every couple of weeks. Feathers and down tend to gather in one area of the duvet over time, leading to more wear and tear than is necessary. Turning the item around prevents this sort of issue, helps the longevity of the duvet and ensures the natural fill is evenly dispersed.

The Old Fireplace Like A New One

The Old Fireplace Like A New One

Fireplaces are great house features, they add style and make the place look cozy and welcoming, not to mention the exceptional heating they provide. In some cases though a fireplace becomes unused and eventually redundant due to different reasons like change of heating means for the entire building or perhaps change of the floor plan of the house.

Some people have ditched the old fireplace in favor of other types of heating because of the mess a fireplace creates. Even if paired with a well-built chimney a fireplace inevitably creates some sort of mess like soot, firewood shavings and of course the specific smell.

Domestic Use Of Dried Lavender Flowers

Domestic Use Of Dried Lavender Flowers

Lavender flowers and products provide soothing fragrance and relaxation. Some varieties of lavender maintain nearly their full aroma when dried. The Provence and Grosso lavender variety is has excellent fresh and dried fragrance: this is the type of lavender grown at Laura’s Lavender. Dried lavender flowers can be used in sachets or arranged in bowls for adding soothing scents to your home. Dried lavender flowers can even be used in cooking such as recipes for shortbread cookies. Dried lavender can also be added a bubble bath to make fragrant as well as fun!

Some of the choices you have for putting to use your dried lavender flowers are discussed here:

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