40 days ago

9 Home Cleaning Hacks Tested

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

The internet is awash with natural cleaning hacks. We put them to the test.


1. REMOVING A WATERMARK BY RUBBING WITH A WALNUT

The advice: Get rid of watermarks on wood by rubbing it with pieces of walnut (the nut not the shell).

How it worked: Vigorous rubbing was needed and we went through a few walnuts, but gradually the watermark disappeared. A quick polish with a clean cloth to finish it off.

Worth repeating? Yes, we were surprised at how well it worked, we even tried it on larger surfaces and it did the trick there too. | Rating: 5/5


2. USE OIL TO GET RID OF GREASE STAINS ON STAINLESS STEEL


The advice: Use a smear of olive oil (or similar) on a rag to clean fingerprints and grease smears off stainless steel appliances.


How it worked: Like a dream! It was easier and neater than using the spray-on stainless steel cleaner I have been buying from the supermarket. Trick is not to use too much, you just need the slightest smear...

Keep reading (with pictures: www.curtainclean.co.nz...)

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More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Highly recommended singing/ voice coach

Maxine from Bluff Hill

Dear Napier,

Virginia, an amazing singer and voice coach has returned to Napier after living in Wellington for 2 years. Highly recommended.

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1 day ago

Is that a teahouse on Stewart Island?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Why yes it is, and it's also a man cave, a shed, and a builder/engineer's retirement project. Little wonder Allan Jones' quirky build is a runner-up in the 2021 Resene Shed of the Year competition run by NZ Gardener.

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3 days ago

Closure of Magpie Market

Magpie Market

It is with sadness that we announce that Magpie Market has closed. The market was no longer viable in its current format. We hope to reemerge in due course with a different emphasis. A huge thank you to all stall holders past and present and especially thank you to our communities who have supported the Market so loyally. We will miss our monthly get-togethers.

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