5 Sneaky Ways to Get Your ‘Other Half’ to Do Their Fair Share of the Housework

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want is to be lumped with all the washing up, cleaning, laundry and whatever else needs doing before you go to bed. But unfortunately these chores always seem to end up being the job of one person in a household more than the others.

You may want to yell in frustration, throw out their clothes instead of washing them or even refuse to do your half of the chores, but none of these tactics ever seem to make a difference to the sloth that seems to be taking up residence on your sofa.

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How to Remove Chocolate Stains From Clothes And Furniture

You know what it is like at Easter or any other time of the year when you have a chocolate fest – there always seems to be the one (or two) chocolate that has ended up melted into a t-shirt or wedged in between the sofa cushions, exploding out of its foil wrapper.

Chocolate can be a tough stain to remove – with a variety of proteins, fats and sugars ground or melted in to fabrics; it’s no wonder that chocolate stains can have a mind of their own. It is one of those stains that is easy to make much, much worse than the original crime scene. Follow our guide for stress free chocolate stain removal…

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How to Clean Fabric Stains: A Complete Guide

Your favourite shirt, ruined by that splotch of grease. Your best tablecloth, forever stained by past dinner parties. It seems like everyone we know has had something ruined by a stain that just won’t go away.

Of course for spills and splatters, speedy action is the key to success. But even quick work doesn’t stop some from staining. Which is why we have compiled a list of hints to help your remove just about any type of stain from fabric.

Of course remember to always read the manufacturer’s care label and test on a hidden part of the fabric first.

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How to Clean Carpet Stains: A Comprehensive Guide

Let’s face it, carpet feels great underfoot but can be the most difficult of all home surfaces to keep clean.

Which is why we have put together an exhaustive list of how to clean many types of carpet stains.

The best tip of course is speedy action on the spill, splatter or stain. If you always keep a bottle of soda water in your cupboard, this is your first port of call for many accidents, as the bubbles will work in your favour to help to lift fresh spills straight away. At the end, pat dry with paper towel to avoid water marks.

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