503 days ago

Hastings residents urged to conserve water

Georgia May Gilbertson Reporter from Hawke's Bay News

A level 3 water restriction could be imposed if water use isn't reduced.

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5 hours ago

7 ‘Unexpected’ Things You Can Clean with Laundry Detergent

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean (Hawkes Bay Chem-Dry)

Laundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent. But did you know that it can do much more than just clean your clothes? The stuff can be multifunctional in your household. For example, you can use both the liquid and powder version for your drain, oven or car. We have listed seven things that you can clean with laundry detergent.

1. Unclogging the drain

Is your drain clogged up? Don’t call a plumber just yet; try this trick first. Pour about 60 millilitres of laundry detergent into the sink and then (slowly) pour a litre of boiling water down the drain. The hot water and the liquid detergent work together to flush out the blockage. That saves you another visit from the plumber.

2. Making all-purpose cleaner

It is also perfectly fine to use laundry detergent to make all-purpose cleaner. To do this, mix 80 millilitres of bleach, 4.5 litres of water and a teaspoon of laundry detergent together. It works surprisingly well on walls, in the bathroom and on almost any other surface in the house.

3. Removing stains

When you think about it, it makes sense that the same stain-fighting properties that help clean your clothes, also work on upholstery and carpet. Apply powder detergent to a stain and rub it gently with a wet cloth to work the detergent into the stain. Wait five minutes, then wipe off the excess powder and repeat until the stain is gone.

4. Washing the car

Laundry detergent is ideal for cleaning the outside of the car. It removes dirt with ease. Makes sure to dilute the detergent fist. Just one tablespoon of laundry detergent per bucket of water should be enough. A solution that is too concentrated could damage the paintwork of your car, which is something we want to avoid! Of course, you can also use laundry detergent for the interior of the car, as described above.

Keep reading: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

6 hours ago

Double Header Auctions Wednesday/Thursday 10am

Todd Foster from Maidens & Foster Auctioneers Ltd

Double Header this week.
Weekly Estate Auction - Wednesday 10am - Viewing Tues 8-6
Antique Auction - Thursday 10am - Viewing Wed 8-6 & Thurs from 8

Antique Auction Photos Follow - More at www.mafa.co.nz...

12 hours ago

Fibre installation made easy

The Team from Chorus

Find out what’s involved in getting fibre installed at your place with our new series of videos. Funny and informative you’ll be an expert in no time. Watch more