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# task-master - Monday 22 June, 2020

Musty, stale or just plain stinky? How to tackle stubborn odours on carpets or fabrics
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Musty, stale or just plain stinky? How to tackle stubborn odours on carpets or fabrics

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:25 PM 3,971 Views 0 Comments

Ready to clear the air? Laura de Barra shares some smell-busting tips.

# task-master - Monday 30 March, 2020

How to deep-clean bulky items like duvets and mattresses
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How to deep-clean bulky items like duvets and mattresses

Mar 30th 2020, 5:35 PM 18,440 Views 2 Comments

Want to take your spring clean to the next level? Laura de Barra shares her expertise.

# task-master - Monday 23 March, 2020

How to get your home properly clean in 20 minutes or less
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How to get your home properly clean in 20 minutes or less

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:11 PM 9,054 Views 2 Comments

A step-by-step germ-blitzing guide to add to your daily routine, courtesy of Caroline Foran.

# task-master - Monday 16 March, 2020

How do I get my windows sparklingly clean without leaving streaks behind?
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How do I get my windows sparklingly clean without leaving streaks behind?

Mar 16th 2020, 2:10 PM 16,633 Views 0 Comments

Windows not scrubbing up well? Laura de Barra has the answers.

# task-master - Monday 9 March, 2020

How to remove stains and smudges from your walls - without repainting the whole room
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How to remove stains and smudges from your walls - without repainting the whole room

Mar 9th 2020, 5:25 PM 9,550 Views 1 Comment

Grainne O’Reilly offers a masterclass in spot-cleaning stubborn marks.

# task-master - Monday 2 March, 2020

How to get your chrome and steel surfaces sparkling (and keep them that way)
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How to get your chrome and steel surfaces sparkling (and keep them that way)

Mar 2nd 2020, 5:15 PM 4,979 Views 0 Comments

Shine on, you crazy… kitchen sink. Laura de Barra shares her wisdom on giving your metallic fittings a like-new sheen.

# task-master - Monday 24 February, 2020

The winter weather did a number on my back garden. How do I revive it?
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The winter weather did a number on my back garden. How do I revive it?

Feb 24th 2020, 3:38 PM 2,934 Views 1 Comment

Rainfall, ice and wind can all wreak havoc on outdoor areas. Here’s how to bring them back to life.

# task-master - Monday 17 February, 2020

I hate my curtains but don't have the budget for new ones - what's the solution?
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I hate my curtains but don't have the budget for new ones - what's the solution?

Feb 17th 2020, 12:12 PM 4,953 Views 0 Comments

Curtains too short, too heavy or just plain ugly? Laura de Barra shares some tips for transforming them.

# task-master - Friday 7 February, 2020

Torches, matches and... glue? 11 surprisingly useful items to have on hand for home emergencies
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Torches, matches and... glue? 11 surprisingly useful items to have on hand for home emergencies

Feb 7th 2020, 5:55 PM 1,729 Views 0 Comments

Laura de Barra shares her essentials for those unexpected disasters.

# task-master - Monday 3 February, 2020

Help! What's the best way to clean cat or dog hair off my furniture?
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Help! What's the best way to clean cat or dog hair off my furniture?

Feb 3rd 2020, 5:33 PM 3,301 Views 0 Comments

Laura de Barra sheds her expertise on a very hairy problem.

# task-master - Monday 27 January, 2020

Help! How do I get rid of that musty smell in my drawers and cupboards?
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Help! How do I get rid of that musty smell in my drawers and cupboards?

Jan 27th 2020, 4:40 PM 62,710 Views 0 Comments

Start by looking for the source, says home expert Grainne O’Reilly.

# task-master - Monday 20 January, 2020

What's the best way to clean dull and dust-covered curtains?
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What's the best way to clean dull and dust-covered curtains?

Jan 20th 2020, 5:32 PM 2,264 Views 0 Comments

It’s not just about the windows – your curtains need some TLC too. Laura de Barra shares some tips.

# task-master - Monday 13 January, 2020

What's the right way to clean really dusty rugs and carpets?
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What's the right way to clean really dusty rugs and carpets?

Jan 13th 2020, 5:16 PM 10,568 Views 0 Comments

Grainne O’Reilly on how to get floor coverings clean once and for all.

# task-master - Monday 6 January, 2020

How can I declutter my home once and for all - without going full Marie Kondo?
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How can I declutter my home once and for all - without going full Marie Kondo?

Jan 6th 2020, 2:18 PM 4,276 Views 0 Comments

Five tips for streamlining your space from home expert Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Friday 20 December, 2019

How do I pack up Christmas decorations so they're not in a heap next year?
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How do I pack up Christmas decorations so they're not in a heap next year?

Dec 20th 2019, 9:24 AM 2,271 Views 0 Comments

Sick of the annual Fairy Light Detangling Panic? Laura de Barra has you covered.

# task-master - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

What last-minute items can I pick up now to avoid Christmas Day disasters?
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What last-minute items can I pick up now to avoid Christmas Day disasters?

Dec 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 1,104 Views 0 Comments

Don’t forget the batteries, says Grainne O’Reilly.

# task-master - Friday 13 December, 2019

Help! How do I host a crowd for dinner if I'm short on space?
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Help! How do I host a crowd for dinner if I'm short on space?

Dec 13th 2019, 12:22 PM 2,492 Views 0 Comments

Make elbow room for all your guests with these tips from Grainne O’Reilly.

# task-master - Monday 9 December, 2019

Help! How do I set up outdoor Christmas lights without disaster?
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Help! How do I set up outdoor Christmas lights without disaster?

Dec 9th 2019, 5:19 PM 3,727 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how to avoid a neighbourhood-wide power cut, according to Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Monday 2 December, 2019

What are the basics I should have in my toolbox?
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What are the basics I should have in my toolbox?

Dec 2nd 2019, 5:30 PM 1,423 Views 0 Comments

These are the essentials you should have on hand, from a hammer to an interchangeable screwdriver.

# task-master - Monday 25 November, 2019

I'm moving house - how can I make unpacking less stressful?
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I'm moving house - how can I make unpacking less stressful?

Nov 25th 2019, 5:27 PM 1,418 Views 0 Comments

Pack a three-day kit to keep you comfortable in your new place, writes Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Monday 18 November, 2019

Help! How do I get rid of damp in an older house?
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Help! How do I get rid of damp in an older house?

Nov 18th 2019, 4:46 PM 8,940 Views 0 Comments

Foggy windows again? Grainne O’Reilly offers tips for tackling damp and condensation.

# task-master - Monday 11 November, 2019

What are the basic cleaning products every grown-up should own?
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What are the basic cleaning products every grown-up should own?

Nov 11th 2019, 5:30 PM 3,031 Views 0 Comments

You only need a few, but make sure they’re the right ones, says Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Monday 4 November, 2019

How do I know if my plant needs a bigger pot?
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How do I know if my plant needs a bigger pot?

Nov 4th 2019, 5:38 PM 7,519 Views 0 Comments

And what’s the simplest way to do the swap? Grainne O’Reilly shares some tips.

# task-master - Friday 25 October, 2019

How can I clean up my grimy-looking taps so they shine?
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How can I clean up my grimy-looking taps so they shine?

Oct 25th 2019, 5:24 PM 6,917 Views 0 Comments

Are you wiping down your taps and still seeing water marks after? Here’s what to do.

# task-master - Monday 21 October, 2019

My floors always look streaky after mopping - what am I doing wrong?
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My floors always look streaky after mopping - what am I doing wrong?

Oct 21st 2019, 4:59 PM 29,338 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how to fix your mopping woes, plus the one Instagram tip you should ignore.

# task-master - Monday 14 October, 2019

How do I bring a tired and stain-covered carpet back to life?
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How do I bring a tired and stain-covered carpet back to life?

Oct 14th 2019, 5:32 PM 4,390 Views 0 Comments

Just moved into a new place with a less-than-desirable carpet? Laura de Barra has some rug revival tips.

# task-master - Monday 7 October, 2019

What's the secret to keeping my towels soft and fluffy?
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What's the secret to keeping my towels soft and fluffy?

Oct 7th 2019, 5:40 PM 10,081 Views 0 Comments

Bye-bye, scratchy towels.

# task-master - Monday 30 September, 2019

What's the best way to clean laptop and TV screens without damaging them?
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What's the best way to clean laptop and TV screens without damaging them?

Sep 30th 2019, 5:24 PM 4,073 Views 0 Comments

First, put that furniture polish away, says Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Monday 23 September, 2019

Help! My plants keep dying - what am I doing wrong?
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Help! My plants keep dying - what am I doing wrong?

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:55 PM 2,075 Views 0 Comments

Watering too much, or watering too little? It’s time to listen to what your plants are telling you, says Grainne O’Reilly.

# task-master - Monday 16 September, 2019

My kitchen cabinets are really dated - how can I spruce them up without replacing them?
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My kitchen cabinets are really dated - how can I spruce them up without replacing them?

Sep 16th 2019, 5:32 PM 6,446 Views 0 Comments

Laura de Barra has a few solutions, from swapping handles to painting doors.

# task-master - Monday 9 September, 2019

How do I make my bed like a grown-up - hospital corners and all?
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How do I make my bed like a grown-up - hospital corners and all?

Sep 9th 2019, 5:12 PM 2,361 Views 0 Comments

Gráinne O’Reilly suggests six steps to a cosy bed.

# task-master - Monday 2 September, 2019

I'm hosting a dinner party - how can I make the table look properly fancy?
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I'm hosting a dinner party - how can I make the table look properly fancy?

Sep 2nd 2019, 5:34 PM 2,141 Views 0 Comments

From forks to glasses, Laura de Barra schools us in table settings.

# task-master - Monday 26 August, 2019

What bulbs work best in each room - and how do I tell the difference?
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What bulbs work best in each room - and how do I tell the difference?

Aug 26th 2019, 5:29 PM 6,731 Views 0 Comments

For starters, how bright do you want the room to be? Grainne O’Reilly sheds some light.

# task-master - Monday 19 August, 2019

How do I stop my kitchen bin getting stinky? Here's some advice from a home pro
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How do I stop my kitchen bin getting stinky? Here's some advice from a home pro

Aug 19th 2019, 3:45 PM 18,924 Views 0 Comments

Laura de Barra shares her essential tips for keeping those pesky bin odours in check.

# task-master - Monday 12 August, 2019

If it's too warm for a duvet in summer, what can I put on the bed instead?
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If it's too warm for a duvet in summer, what can I put on the bed instead?

Aug 12th 2019, 10:41 AM 8,848 Views 0 Comments

There are better solutions than ‘one leg in, one leg out’ – honest. Gráinne O’Reilly has the details.

# task-master - Friday 2 August, 2019

Is cleaning my toilet brush really a *thing* - and what's the best way to do it?
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Is cleaning my toilet brush really a *thing* - and what's the best way to do it?

Aug 2nd 2019, 5:16 PM 7,055 Views 1 Comment

Yes, it’s a thing. It’s time to learn how to deep clean your loo brush (and not just buy a new one), says Laura de Barra.

# task-master - Monday 29 July, 2019

How do I get the most out of my utility room?
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How do I get the most out of my utility room?

Jul 29th 2019, 5:01 PM 6,884 Views 0 Comments

Laundry, storage, bits and bobs – the utility room can be a tricky one to get right. Gráinne O’Reilly shares some straight-talking advice.

# task-master - Monday 22 July, 2019

How can I get my home spotless... without the nasty chemicals?
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How can I get my home spotless... without the nasty chemicals?

Jul 22nd 2019, 4:26 PM 3,421 Views 0 Comments

With a few store-cupboard staples, you can ditch the harsh cleaners AND save money. Laura de Barra shares her favourites.

# task-master - Monday 15 July, 2019

What's the handiest way to store bulky cleaning products?
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What's the handiest way to store bulky cleaning products?

Jul 15th 2019, 5:22 PM 2,881 Views 0 Comments

Toilet cleaner and detergent are essentials – but they’re not exactly easy on the eye. Grainne O’Reilly shares some storage tips.

# task-master - Monday 8 July, 2019

How do I keep my bed fresh and clean (aside from just changing the sheets)?
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How do I keep my bed fresh and clean (aside from just changing the sheets)?

Jul 8th 2019, 5:55 PM 17,790 Views 0 Comments

Tackle this task from the mattress up, with some pro tips from Laura de Barra.

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