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How to get the perfect garden on a budget

Over the past few months our gardens have had to deal with all sorts of weather, so it’s no wonder they’re in need of a little more TLC than normal. No matter what size your garden is, if you’ve let things go a little bit wild, it’s always going to be hard to find the time, money and let’s face it - the enthusiasm to venture outside and get things back in shape.

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How to thaw a condensate pipe

A frozen condensate pipe can cause serious problems for your boiler, don't get left out in the cold, our tips will see you through!

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The 12 hacks of Christmas

It's the same every year. One minute you're clearing up the Halloween cobweb streamers, the next you're being targeted by relatives arranging imminent Christmas visits.

Sure it’s a time to be merry and bright, but it can also get a little stressful. Fear not – we've put together our top Christmas hacks to get you through the festive season with your peace of mind – and wallet – intact.

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How to repair faulty Christmas lights

'Tis the season to be jolly – but it's hard to stay jolly when those fancy lights you invested in last Christmas are already flickering out after a year in storage…

While dodgy lights can cast a shadow on your decorating, fixing the problem isn't always difficult. Here's our list of common problems and solutions to get your home merry and bright again soon.

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Handy hints: How to clean your oven hood

Of all the appliances in your kitchen, extractor hoods are the easiest to forget to clean, despite being among the dirtiest.

They exist to catch and trap grease, so while it might not be a pleasant job, giving the hood a deep clean will help to keep your whole kitchen cleaner in the long run.

Once you’ve mastered the deep clean, we’ve got a few tips that’ll help you keep it gleaming with minimal effort…

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How to fit everything you want safely into a small kitchen

Small kitchens don’t have to put limits on your culinary prowess.

Making the best use of every nook, cranny, tip and trick can help you to get the most out of your storage, surface and dining spaces without having to compromise on what goes in. The key in any kitchen – a room filled with hazards – is to keep everything neat, tidy and safe.

Here are our tips for cooking up a kitchen that maximises space.

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How to deter mice and rats from your home

Mice and rats are not pests you want to see around the home, here's how you can put them off stopping by.

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