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Tried and Trusted Natural Cleaning Solutions

Whilst our favourite Eco product is Fill,  sometimes natural products will do the job just as well. Here are some tried and tested recipes:

 

Pet Stains/Wine/Dirt/Grass

2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar

4 cups warm water

Blood

1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent with one cup warm water. 

 

Felt-tip Marker

1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent with one cup warm water. 

Shoe Polish

1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent with one cup warm water. 

Natural Room Freshener

Pick some sprigs of fresh Pine and add to a clean spray bottle filled with mineral water and one or two drops of Pine essential oil. Put to one side for a week or so to allow the water to take on the Pine scent. You can also do this with citrus peels of orange, lemons and grapefruit and of course lavender; either on their own or mixed they make wonderful, natural scents. For a natural Christmas scent, use a combination of cinnamon oil, pine and orange. Essential oils are now available at our shop Dapper & Green in Melton Constable. Don't forget essential oils are extremely potent and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets. 

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Alan, Coast Home Services

Prepare for spills! 

We'll soon be able to visit each others' homes again and lots of guests equal spills! A little bit of organisation and your expensive wool carpet or favourite sofa will be safe.  

Cleaning stains as soon as they happen is the best way to ensure they don't embed into the fabric. Whichever cleaning solution you use; liquid spills such as wine, pet urine or coffee; needs to be soaked up before you apply your solution. Follow these easy steps:

Soak Up and Blot
Apply Cleaning Solution

Leave for 5 minutes

Rinse with clean cold water

Cover with a paper towel to dry

If you have an emergency cleaning kit ready to grab, you'll be prepared. Fill a caddy with specialist cleaning products of your choice or use natural remedies such as white wine vinegar. Add, paper towels and disposable gloves and you'll be ready for everything your guests throw at you and your home!

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Angela, Dapper and Green

Working from home?

Many people are now forced to work from home, but did you know you may be eligible for tax relief on the extra expenses you incur? The additional costs of your insurance, heating, broadband, telephone calls and other items such as cleaning. However, the benefits of employing someone to clean your home and office far outweigh the benefit of off setting the cost against tax; that extra time you gain from not having to clean your home and office at the end of a busy working week can be better spent enjoying life at the beach! Socially distanced of course. 

Find out if you're eligible for tax relief from the government website here. (Link opens in a new window).

Find out how we can help you in your home or office here

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Angela, Dapper and Green

A homemade home reduces your environmental impact whilst saving you pounds! 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WASHING POWDER

 

Why not have a go at making your own laundry products, buy soap flakes which we sell by the kg, add your favourite essential oil, we stock all your favourite aromas, a dash of bicarb or soda crystals and that's it, your own personalised laundry detergent, just bring along a suitable container or use one of our brown paper bags.

No Palm Oil, no parabens, no artificial fragrances, no colourings, biodegradable and economical.

A 500g bag of soap flakes gives you up to 200 washes! That's just 5p per wash. 

Buy from as little as 100g. 

Make Your Own Wood Polish

 

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
180ml White Wine or Apple Cider Vinegar

30 drops of orange essential oil

You will need a spray bottle. We sell 500ml glass spray bottles with trigger sprays for £4.95. 

 

Put all of your ingredients into the bottle, shake and leave for two weeks before use. Always shake before use.

 

Will keep for a year. 
 

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