LIVING ROOM TIPS
When cleaning start with jobs that need dry cleaning, such as dusting and sweeping. Then move on to ‘wet’ cleaning such as using glass cleaner and polish. This ensures that less dirt will float around in the air and then cling to the wet surfaces.
Ditch the polish and just use a damp cloth for the furniture. A damp cloth also holds the dust rather than just spreading it around.
Remove marks from wooden furniture by cutting a walnut in two and rubbing its raw edge along the grain of the wood.
Use a banana skin to dust plants – the dust clings to the skin and the juice nourishes the leaves.
Clean the inside of a dirty vase by filling it with vinegar and a handful of dry rice and give it a good swirl around.
Place a decorative basket on the coffee table to keep remote controls in.
Do you lose your coffee table under piles of mail, newspapers and magazines? If so, place a magazine rack next to your favourite sofa or chair.
Save heat and money by putting aluminium foil behind radiators.
Stop static electricity on your TV by wiping with a tumble dryer sheet.
Make your wood shine by polishing it with a solution of two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice.
Freshen up a room by putting a cinnamon stick in your vacuum bag.