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No purchase needed: The 20-minute guide to bringing a worn-out sofa back to its prime
Laura de Barra has some hacks for bringing a saggy, lumpy couch back to its best.
Home clutter culprits: 10 big and small items it's probably time to say goodbye to
From old tech to that broken vacuum cleaner, Laura de Barra shares her must-go list.
6 hardy houseplants for anyone who's terrible at keeping plants alive
Here’s how to bring some picture-perfect plant life into your home, without (too much) hard work.
Thinking of selling? Here's our helpful guide to selling your property
Maximise your chances of a great sale by listing your property on ​, Ireland’s number one property website.
Clear up the coats and hide the cables: Smart ways to use hooks around your home
The helpful hook how-to you didn’t know you needed, from Laura de Barra.
No stains, no cracks, no warping: How to properly clean a wooden chopping board
First up, step away from the dishwasher, says Laura de Barra.
Bought new garden furniture this summer? Here's how to mind it once winter arrives
Laura de Barra shares her tips for storing and maintaining your outdoor bits and pieces.
How to load a dishwasher properly... according to someone who actually knows
Laura de Barra is here to settle those dishwasher disputes forever.
Plump pillows, crisp sheets: Laura de Barra's guide to a bed that feels fresh every day
Ready to turn over a new sheet? Laura de Barra shares her know-how.
No streaks, no stickiness, no stains: Here's how to properly mop a tiled floor
Want a spotless finish every time? Follow Laura de Barra’s step by step guide.
Yes to lamps, no to overhead bulbs: How to get your lighting just right as the evenings draw in
Ready for a big night on the couch? Laura de Barra shares some tips for adding a warming glow.
Coming home from staycation? How to freshen up an empty house in 5 simple steps
Banish that musty smell in minutes by following this checklist.
Tea-ringed cups? Musty hoover? How to free your home from those pesky everyday stains and smells
Home maintenance maestro Laura de Barra on how to tackle those little problems that we all end up living with.
Drying laundry in a small space: How to do it like a pro and avoid the musty smells
No tumble dryer? No problem, says Laura de Barra.
4 bathroom cleaning jobs - and how to tackle them without the harsh chemicals
From the toilet bowl to the shower screen, here’s Laura de Barra’s all-natural guide.
4 tricky kitchen cleaning jobs - and how to tackle them without the harsh chemicals
Laura de Barra on how to ditch the bleach and still get your kitchen sparkling.
Paint prep masterclass: Everything you need before you start on a room
Laura de Barra shares her essential shopping list for the DIY store.
How to give your oven the deep clean it deserves (and not a toxic chemical in sight)
Laura de Barra on the best way to clean up even the grimmest oven.
Faded, cracked or plain ugly? 4 ways to change up kitchen tiles without buying new ones
Laura de Barra shares four options for creative cover-ups.
Tea or coffee stain on your wooden table? Here's how best to remove it
Laura de Barra spills the tea on what to do if you’ve… spilled the tea.
Want everything at arm's reach? Here's how to properly zone your kitchen cupboards
No more teetering stacks of spice jars and teabags, thanks to Laura de Barra.
Loose joints or uneven slats? How to silence a squeaky, creaky bed
Laura de Barra shares some tips for identifying the problem – and fixing it.
Musty, stale or just plain stinky? How to tackle stubborn odours on carpets or fabrics
Ready to clear the air? Laura de Barra shares some smell-busting tips.
Soap stains, rust or leftover hair dye? How to give your bathtub a proper deep clean
Laura de Barra shares her stain-removal expertise.
How to get crayon off the walls... using products you already have at home
Laura de Barra lends some cleaning advice (though we can’t promise your walls will stay clean for long).
Dusty, rusty or cracked? How to give your garden furniture the ultimate deep clean
Laura de Barra offers a masterclass in reviving and repairing your forlorn furniture.
Masterclass: How to organise a messy bookshelf in 4 simple steps
Turn messy shelves into the focal point of your room with these tips from Laura de Barra.
Take a seat: A masterclass in choosing furniture for your tiny garden or balcony
Laura de Barra shares some design know-how for your patch of green.
Pillow talk: A masterclass in getting the perfect support for a great night's sleep
Did you know that most pillows should be replaced every two years?
Real-life results: How 7 simple steps took this bedroom from drab to fab
Laura de Barra shares her masterclass in transforming a room with a real dullness problem.
Too many things, too little space? A masterclass in clearing out your wardrobe
Rotating between summer and winter wear is key, says Laura de Barra.
'Lay everything out on the floor first': A masterclass in creating your first gallery wall
How to turn a pile of frames and prints into a whopper wall setup, according to Laura de Barra.
Memory foam or pocket spring? Your masterclass in buying a new mattress
Plus a handy fix if you don’t have the budget for a replacement, courtesy of Laura de Barra.
‘Use water and vinegar to descale the kettle’: A masterclass in cleaning small appliances
The expert guide to deep cleaning the toaster and more, from lifestyle hero Laura de Barra.
How to deep-clean bulky items like duvets and mattresses
Want to take your spring clean to the next level? Laura de Barra shares her expertise.
How do I get my windows sparklingly clean without leaving streaks behind?
Windows not scrubbing up well? Laura de Barra has the answers.
How to get your chrome and steel surfaces sparkling (and keep them that way)
Shine on, you crazy… kitchen sink. Laura de Barra shares her wisdom on giving your metallic fittings a like-new sheen.
I hate my curtains but don't have the budget for new ones - what's the solution?
Curtains too short, too heavy or just plain ugly? Laura de Barra shares some tips for transforming them.
Torches, matches and... glue? 11 surprisingly useful items to have on hand for home emergencies
Laura de Barra shares her essentials for those unexpected disasters.
Help! What's the best way to clean cat or dog hair off my furniture?
Laura de Barra sheds her expertise on a very hairy problem.
What's the best way to clean dull and dust-covered curtains?
It’s not just about the windows – your curtains need some TLC too. Laura de Barra shares some tips.