March 27, 2019 4 min read
I love cleaning with vinegar because it’s a fantastic guilt-free natural cleaner: you can pour it down the loo without worrying about polluting our waterways and its non-toxic formula makes it a great choice for my family home. Its unrivalled cleaning power has seen me through many a cleaning challenge.
Vinegar is a cleaning ingredient as old as time, and one that I remember my grandmother being quite evangelical about. White distilled vinegar has stood the test of time as a cleaning cupboard essential due to its versatility and easy availability. It’s definitely a staple in my cleaning cupboard
When I was researching formulations for our own blend of scented vinegar, I was fascinated by the stories and handy tips from yesteryear. Talking to my mum and her friends about their tried and tested techniques for this cleaning classic, it revealed some very useful tips.
** Please, never do not combine vinegar with bleach or other cleaning chemicals
The uses for vinegar are certainly varied, but here’s what I clean with this wonder ingredient:
Vinegar has fantastic acidic properties, making it ideal for softening limescale in the toilet bowl. Once softened, it can be easily lifted and cleansed away. Conscious about flushing harmful chemicals down the loo? Vinegar is a great option to keep your conscience clear.
Cleaning your washing machine will help prevent too much limescale build up (especially a problem in hard water areas like our beautiful Norfolk) and keep the pipes in good working order. Vinegar is a great option for this due to its sanitising and acidic nature.
To make the whole process less of a chore and a little more special,use our scented vinegarfor added freshness.
This one is a real vintage cleaning tip reminiscent of the 1940s household. The shine and streak-free finish that you achieve with vinegar (plus a labour-saving squeegee and hefty dose of elbow grease) is spectacular.
Kettles build up mineral deposits after a while, which look unsightly and can affect the taste of your boiled water. Not nice for your morning cuppa. We recommend using vinegar as it is foodsafe, and with proper rinsing it will clean your kettle effectively without leaving a chemical taste
Return lustre and shine by polishing your silverware with a vinegar solution - from jewellery to ornaments and dinnerware
For silver jewellery:
Unlacquered brass is suitable for cleaning with vinegar, to reduce smudges or stains. However you must check that it’s definitely unlacquered before you start - if the brass tarnishes easily and doesn’t have a coating, it will be unlacquered.
Use vinegar to clean your home and add a little sparkle in the most natural way possible, with this homemaker’s eco-friendly favourite. It will transform your cleaning routine.
January 28, 2020 4 min read
Cashmere clothing is beautiful, luxurious and highly sought after. Often, a cashmerejumper is the item people reach for when the weather gets cold and they are in search of stylish comfort.
This guide explains more about the fabric and the best ways to care for it.
January 27, 2020 2 min read
We all have those garments that rarely leave the wardrobe and drawers. We love them dearly, but they are not worn nearly as often as we would like. The biggest problem with this is that when they are called for, these garments have a tendency to smell musty and damp. Even if the rest of your wardrobe does not.
Luckily, there are a few easy techniques to stop your clothes from smelling damp when they are hung in your wardrobe or folded in the drawers for a long time.
January 27, 2020 5 min read
Few things are more soul-destroying than finding your favourite jumper covered in bobbles. Those tiny balls of knotted fabric can ruin the whole look of a garment. Particularly frustrating if you are trying to be environmentally minded and keep your clothes for longer.
This guide takes you through what causes bobbles and linting, how to prevent it and how to remove bobbles that have already formed.
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