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From cleaning to DIY, find all the life hacks, tips and advice for the home to make your day-to-day living easier.

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Moving into a new home is the perfect time to install smart home technology. Invest in smart home gadgets that can save energy and money and improve security. Smart Door Locks, Smart Lights, Comfort Gray, Smart Home Technology, Home Gadgets, Save Your Money, Home Hacks, Save Energy, Bulbs

8 smart home devices that will save you money and improve your security

When you’re moving into a new home it’s the perfect time to install smart home technology. More of us than ever are contemplating installing smart home devices, and according to a recent survey, the products we’re most interested in buying are linked to energy saving and security. Sellhousefast.uk asked Brits which smart home products they intend to own in 2020 which included: Smart thermostat, smart doorbell, smart lights and bulbs, smart security cameras, smart locks.

How to build the ultimate pillow fort like a pro Castle Layout, Motte And Bailey Castle, Like A Pro, Cushions, Pillows, Home Hacks, Soft Furnishings, Stools, Cosy

How to build the ultimate pillow fort like a pro

Looking to make a cosy and functional pillow fort at home? Home furnishings company Wayfair has partnered with Artform Architects to design and build the ultimate pillow fort, based on historical fort architecture and a traditional keep which was the main part of a motte-and-bailey castle layout. All you need is some soft furnishings from your home – one rug or blanket, four chairs or stools, 20 pillows, 16 cushions, one fitted sheet, one regular sheet and one additional blanket, throw or…

These are the two months of the year when you don't pay council tax Months In A Year, 12 Months, Direct Debit, Tax Free, How To Find Out, February, Hacks, Make It Yourself, Money

Council Tax Free Months

Council Tax Free Months: There are two council tax free months every year in February and March. But only if you pay in 10 instalments. Some people choose to pay their council tax in 10 instalments, while others spread the cost by paying over 11 or 12 months. You'll need to check you direct debit plan, and your bill, to find out whether you're entitled to a two-month council tax break. #money #counciltax #counciltaxbreak

Using your home to generate funds is a growing trend. Known as ‘passive income’, it means you can raise cash without having to do very much. But what most people don’t realise is that their home is po Small Space Living, Small Spaces, Renting Out A Room, Glitter Floor, Plywood Headboard, Scandinavian Bedroom, Empty Room, Earn Money From Home, Creative Decor

9 ways to make extra money from your home

Using your home to generate funds is a growing trend. Known as ‘passive income’, it means you can raise cash without having to do very much. But what most people don’t realise is that their home is possibly the most lucrative money-making asset they own. Image: HB #homes #interiors #house #bedroom #home #money #tips #hacks #livingroom

How to clean a washing machine: The most searched-for cleaning question of 2019 has been revealed in a new study Google Search Bar, Google Today, Most Searched, Clean Washing Machine, Cleaning Hacks, Things To Come, London, This Or That Questions

The most Googled cleaning questions of 2019 revealed

The most Googled cleaning questions of 2019 have been revealed — and, it seems, we're all completely thrown when it comes to keeping our washing machine spick and span. Washing machine queries racked up over 55,000 Google searches a month, according to research carried out by cleaning specialists End of Tenancy London. #cleaning #cleaninghacks

This is how to clean your curtains the easy way. Expert cleaning tips from Good Housekeeping. Marble Jar, Curtain Weights, African Giraffe, Dry Cleaning Services, Utensil Set, Linen Napkins, Fabric Paper, Bird Prints, Handmade Wooden

5 easy steps to cleaning your curtains

Curtains need to be regularly cleaned to keep them in tip-top condition. Alongside weekly vacuuming from top to bottom with the upholstery tool from your vacuum cleaner you ideally should wash your curtains every few years, whatever fabric they are made of. Putting aside some time to clean your curtains will make them last longer. If you don't do this, the fibres can rot, meaning you'll have to buy new ones. #cleaninghack #curtains #cleaningtips

Scientists reveal all-natural hack to prevent spiders from entering your home Peppermint Oil, Spiders, Scientists, Countries, Beautiful Homes, Life Hacks, Clever, Exotic, How To Apply

All-natural hack to prevent spiders from entering your home

Spiders in the UK are harmless and nothing in size compared to ones found in more exotic countries, but this doesn't stop us wanting to keep these eight-legged beasts out of our homes. But it might be useful to know how to prevent them from entering in the first place. Scientists have found a clever hack to keep spiders at bay with their own natural repellent by mixing peppermint oil and water, and spraying it around doors and windows. #pests #spiders

The clever coffee removal hack that will save your carpets Marble Jar, White Towels, Utensil Holder, Hard To Get, Start Writing, Real Simple, Coffee Cans, Vinegar, Cleaning Hacks

Clever coffee removal hack for stained carpets

Coffee can be hard to get out and often renders a piece of furniture and carpet ruined in seconds. But wait, don't start writing off your home just yet – we've found a fix that will mean you can enjoy future cups worry-free. Instead of racing in with water, first blot the stain with a dry white towel. Next, mix vinegar, water and a gentle, non-bleaching detergent and spritz away, blotting after each application. Keep repeating this process until its disappeared. #cleaninghack #hack

Clever laundry cleaning hack shows how white distilled vinegar can be used to soften clothes and keep it fresh — and it's probably sat in your kitchen cupboard at home. Cleaning Solutions, Cleaning Hacks, Clean Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Cupboard, White Vinegar Cleaning, Towels Smell, How To Remove Rust, Traditional Fabric, Distilled White Vinegar

This white vinegar cleaning hack is the secret to soft and fresh laundry

A clever cleaning hack has revealed how a simple cooking ingredient can be used to soften clothes — and it's probably sat in your kitchen cupboard at home. White distilled vinegar — commonly used for cooking and baking — has a surprising new purpose that you may not have thought of before. It can work wonders on clothes and even replace traditional fabric conditioner. Simply add a capsule to the drawer in your washing machine instead of fabric conditioner. #cleaninghack #howto

From a deep clean to autumnal decor, these tips will help you to get your home organised and ready for the autumn season. Home Hacks, Autumn Home, Autumn Inspiration, Deep Cleaning, Hygge, Cosy, Beats, Beautiful Homes, Shape

12 simple hacks for getting your home ready for autumn

Looking for ways to get your home organised and ready for the colder months ahead? These hacks will get your house sorted and in tip-top shape for the autumn. Nothing beats that hygge feeling of snuggling up in a cosy home with your loved ones around – and the changing season is the ideal time to get your house set up for this. From a deep clean to sprucing up your home with some new additions, these 12 autumn home hacks will help when the nights get shorter. #autumnideas #autumninspiration

Get your home winter-ready this autumn with cost-effective ideas to improve your home in autumn, from improving kerb appeal with a new front door to upcycling furniture for a fresh new look. Suitcases, Home Hacks, Autumn Home, Upcycled Furniture, Home Improvement Projects, Beautiful Homes, Improve Yourself, Action, Holidays

5 autumn home improvement projects

With the summer holidays coming to an end, suitcases packed away, and the new term of school on the horizon, focus traditionally shifts to getting the home winter-ready. It's time to take action on those mental lists and undertake those projects in and around the home. #autumnhome #homeimprovement #homeideas

A spring clean is about making your home sparkle ahead of summer but an autumn deep clean is essential for reducing germs & bacteria and avoiding winter flu, bugs & colds. Deep Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, Cleaning Hacks, Home Hacks, Summer Sun, Flu, Clean House, Beautiful Homes, Living Spaces

5 reasons why you should deep clean your home in autumn

We know all about spring cleaning but are you familiar with an autumn clean? Experts say it can be an essential way to achieve a healthier winter. With a drop in temperature and the heating on, fabrics in the home can be a haven for the germs, bacteria, mould and mites that thrive in our warm winter environments. So while a spring clean is about making your home sparkle ahead of the summer sun, an autumn clean is essential for avoiding dreaded winter flu bugs and colds. #cleaninghacks…

An easy way to clean your house is by spending 30 minutes per day with TOMM – The Organised Mum Method – which promises to help you ‘clean smarter not harder’. – Home of pets Washing Machine Cleaner, Clean Washing Machine, Dishwasher Cleaner, Clean Dishwasher, Deep Cleaning, Cleaning Hacks, Organised Mum, Clean House Schedule, Clean 30

The simple 30 minutes a day cleaning schedule that will free up your weekends

An easy way to clean your house is by spending 30 minutes per day with TOMM – The Organised Mum Method – which promises to help you 'clean smarter not harder'. #cleaning #cleaninghacks #homehacks #howto

Boilers can seize up if they’re not used regularly, but turning your heating on for 10 to 15 minutes every week will keep it running smoothly and in good health. Marble Jar, Thermostats, Utensil Holder, Heating Systems, Home Hacks, Kitchen Utensils, Country Style, Save Yourself

Why you should switch your heating ON in the summer

Summer is typically the time where we forget about our heating systems but switching the heating ON intermittently could save you hundreds of pounds. Boilers are more likely to break down at the end of summer than at any other point in the year. Breakdowns often triple once people crank up their thermostats in autumn / winter and discover issues resulting from long periods of inactivity. It’s important to turn your heating on for 10 to 15 minutes every week to keep it running smoothly.

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5 savvy packing tips from the experts

We've been dreaming about lounging on a beautiful beach all year but before we can get there, we have to pack. This is the time of year where excuses like 'I can't, I have to pack' and phrases like 'I was up until 4am packing' start becoming commonplace and we get it, packing is hard. Don't panic though, we've called in the experts to help us out. David Lamb is Business Development Manager at luggage brand, Thule and so if anyone knows about packing, it's him. #packingtips #hacks #holiday