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Tip of the Week - Valance Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on March 3, 2010

Today I have 2 tips for you if you have a valance on your bed and are sick of it getting caught under the mattress while you are making your bed.

Tip 1:

Use a fitted sheet as your valance. It will cover the mattress and they come in a great range of colours.

Tip 2:

Take 4 nappy pins and pin each corner of your valance to your bottom mattress to stop it moving around.


Enjoy the rest of your week!   

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Tip of the Week - Photo Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on March 10, 2010
Each time you change the photo in your photo frame, leave the old photo in there behind the new one. When you go to change it the time after that, it will be a lovely trip down memory lane for you (plus it saves having to find somewhere for the old photo to be kept once you remove it). I've been doing this since my kids were babies and it's a lovely reminder of how much they have grown.

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Kids Painting Tip

Posted in 'Cleaning, Tips' on March 17, 2010
When kids are painting, use a moistened sponge to clean their brushes, rather than water. It avoids spills and drippy paint all over the table. It can also be used to clean messy fingers after the budding artists are finished.

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Tip of the Week - Present Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on March 24, 2010

When kids rip open their presents at a party, it is almost impossible to know who gave which present. Have a parent on standby to write on the back of each card as the present is opened so you will know who to thank.

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Tip of the Week - Cling Wrap Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on March 30, 2010
Picking cling wrap off the roll can be fiddly. Removing and using the cling wrap is easier if you store it in the fridge beforehand. This is because the majority of cling wraps have a component in them which adds to the "clingability" of the film and is heat affected. If your wrap is kept cool, it is much easier to peel off.

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Smoke Detectors

Posted in 'Tips' on March 31, 2010
This Thursday is April 1, and apart from being April Fools Day and my cat Fudge's birthday, it is also the day that you should be changing the batteries in your smoke detector. Silence can kill. Don't risk your loved one's lives. For more information about this visit

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