Yearly Archives: 2010

The Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and no table is complete with a dish of delicious cranberry sauce.  We’re sharing our favorite recipe for it here with you…and wish you in advance a very happy holiday! Ingredients: 1 lb fresh cranberries 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1 tsp grated lime zest 1 tb grated orange zest 1/2 read more »

How to Get Baby Food Stains Out of Your Carpet

Yes, it’s one of the joys of parenthood – watching your beautiful new baby spit up, vomit or simply drop food on your lovely carpet. Be it food spills, throw up, crayons or any type of result of the baby-carpet encounter, these incidents can cause chemical reactions in your carpet’s fabric, inducing discoloration, staining or read more »

Emergency Tips for Cleaning Oriental Rugs

Your beautiful oriental rug is looking far from its best – it’s been stained by grease, food, pet urine, baby food or something else you can’t bear to think about. Time is of the essence, that much you realize, but here below are a few tips for real emergencies: Whatever it is – red wine, read more »

How to Keep You Home in Great Shape

              Small things can make a big difference And it doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming either. Keeping your living environment pleasant and comfortable creates a good sense of well being, so here are five tips to keep your home smelling fresh and clean: Collect pine cones from read more »

Understanding Labels on Green Products

More and more of us are going green and it’s never been easier. In fact, there are such a variety of products on the shelves now, that it can be hard working out what all of the labels actually mean. Look out for the following words when buying environmentally-friendly products and bear in mind what they read more »

Mold & Mildew Removal Techniques

Sticky weather and hot, damp conditions are a perfect means for mold and mildew to thrive. And not only is their smell unpleasant, but they can also be a real health hazard, provoking all kinds of nasty allergens. But there are always steps you can take to keep these nasty growths at bay: Take fabrics read more »

Natural Alternatives to Supermarket Cleaners

Cleaning is something that needs to be done on a regular basis, and the number of products there are on the market can be overwhelming. But many of the things you need you can find in your own kitchen cupboard, at a fraction of the price. Go ahead and try them: Baking soda – is read more »

Removing stains

It’s every home owner’s worst nightmare – a red wine spill on a lovely white couch. Whilst your first (and natural) reaction is going to be to panic, don’t! All is not lost – as long as you act fast. Prompt action will mean you have a good chance of removing the stain. Believe it read more »

Keeping it clean

You’ve had your carpet professionally cleaned, and it looks great! So what can you do now, to keep it looking good? Here are five fantastic tips to keep it soft and fluffy: Vacuum it – regularly! The more often you use your vacuum cleaner, the more often you’ll dislodge dirt and grime. Buy a doormat read more »