Category: Household
Tumble Dryer Not Heating Up? How to Easily Fix It Yourself

A tumble dryer is an essential piece of kit for busy households and anyone with allergies, but if yours doesn’t seem to be working, then it could bring everything to a halt. Before calling out an expensive technician or engineer to diagnose any problems you are having with your tumble dryer, you ...

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How To Stay Cool in The Heat

Even if you much prefer the warm weather to the cold winters we often see, there are times when you are desperate to get cool. We’ve all been there - unable to sleep at night because the heat is too much yet unable to open the windows because of noise and bugs, or struggling to stay motivated at ...

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Simple Desserts You Can Make Using Your Barbecue

Barbecues don’t have to merely be used for making burgers and chicken skewers when cooking for a crowd. If you are throwing a summer garden get-together, you’ll want to make sure the party doesn’t end after you’ve eaten your starters and mains. Simple Desserts You Can Make on Your BBQ Here are ...

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7 Unusual Side Dishes You Can Make on Your BBQ

A barbecue isn’t a barbecue without an array of amazing side dishes also on the table. You will probably be used to making most of these in your kitchen, but your BBQ can be utilised to add a twist to many otherwise basic sides. You may even wish to use your barbecue to prepare these dishes ...

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7 Healthy Freezer Smoothie Bags

Smoothies are a fab way to get your 5-a-day, but many of us don’t venture outside of the usual frozen berry variety. The beauty of smoothies is that you can throw pretty much any fruit or vegetable into your blender and it will work. Making smoothies at home is a great way to watch your sugar ...

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How to Get Summer Garden Party Ready

If you want to throw the perfect summer get together in the comfort of your own garden, it’ll probably take quite a lot of organisation and set up to get it just right. Don’t let this put you off, though – there are plenty of ways in which you can coordinate everything in the days leading up to ...

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Simple Easy to Make Plain Scones

Everybody loves a recipe which only uses ingredients they already have in their kitchen cupboard, and this easy to prepare scone recipe fits effortlessly into that category. It can regularly be off-putting to see a list of ingredients as long as your arm, but this one is not only short but also ...

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Freezer-Friendly Egg Breakfast Muffins

Everybody loves eating breakfast but few people love actually making breakfast, especially if it is something substantial enough to fill you up until your lunch break. You’re probably rushing round trying to get ready for work/meetings/the school run, and anything more than a bland bowl of ...

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10 Underrated Reasons Why You Need A Blender

Blenders are infamously linked to the preparation of smoothies. If you have one sitting in your kitchen for this purpose, you probably either use it all the time or every once in a while, for when you feel you need a health kick. But a blender can become your best kitchen friend, especially if ...

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How to Make Your Very Own Royal Wedding Cake

Royal Wedding fever has well and truly hit Britain, with preparations underway to get everything ready for the big day on the 19th May. It was recently revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked pastry chef Claire Ptak to make an organic lemon and elderflower cake for their ...

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4 of the Best Family Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cookers can often feel like a gem for a busy family, eliminating excessive preparation time and ensuring that your delicious dinner is ready for your return. Rather than slaving over the stove, you can simply piece together all of your ingredients and let the appliance do the rest. We’ve ...

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How to Make Natural Homemade Cleaning Products

There are many benefits to making your own DIY washing machine tablets, dishwasher tablets and kitchen cleaning products at home. Not only does it cost a lot less than going out and buying them, but you also can often use a lot of the products which you already have lying in your kitchen cupboards. ...

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21 Amazing Hacks for Your Microwave

Everybody falls into one of two categories – you either use your microwave to its full potential and find it essential in your dinner preparation, or you pop a ready meal in there every so often and wholly neglect it at all other times. Here are some tips to make your life much easier! 21 ...

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How to Repair Your Dishwasher

While dishwashers are among some of our most important kitchen appliances, faulty models can largely be fixed without calling for repair. Here are few tips on how to repair your dishwasher that you can handle and remedy in just a few steps – with no prior knowledge of dishwasher repair required. If ...

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What is the difference between a Flat White and a Latte?

By Liam Thornton. The growth of major coffee shop chains such as Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero has led to a boom in coffee sales over the last decade. It is estimated that coffee sales are forecast to increase by 29% over the next five years, an increase that will see the coffee shop industry ...

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3 Easy Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

Slow cookers are heavily associated with preparing casseroles, stews and curries in the winter months. Many people will probably store theirs away once the nicer weather comes into play, thinking it redundant. You may even be putting off buying one, thinking you won’t get much use out of it. ...

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6 Signs That You Need a Dehumidifier

A good dehumidifier could pay dividends in your home as it helps eliminate allergies, dampness and improve the overall ambience of your humble abode. Many households often utilise these appliances as a luxury but you could be overlooking the importance of having one in your home, not only can it ...

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How to Look after your Log Burner

Got a wood burning stove but don’t have the first clue as to how to go about cleaning it? Wood burning stoves not only provide your home with warmth but being able to watch the flames adds a luxury atmosphere to any room. The disadvantage, however, is just how quickly they get dirty and full of ...

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23 Unusual Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher can do so much more than what you are currently using it for, despite its best-known purpose of washing your dirty dinner plates and cutlery. These are just some of the everyday items you can thoroughly clean in your appliance to get them dirt-free and fresh in no time: 1.Pet bowls ...

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How to Cook a Leg of Roast Lamb in Your Slow Cooker

The beauty of a slow cooker is that you can leave it to it’s job whilst you get on with your day. If you will be rustling up a traditional dinner over the Easter weekend, then lamb is probably on the menu. Leaving it to cook in the slow cooker means it comes out succulent and tender yet doesn’t ...

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