The concept of spring cleaning – that annual big spruce-up, come September – is frankly outdated.
When my daughter was about four years old, she had a severe allergic reaction. At the hospital, she tested positive for allergies to a number of substances, among them house mould.
Since the vacuum cleaner was first welcomed into homes, it has continued to evolve, changing in looks and design as manufacturers experiment with new ideas.
The vacuum cleaner may be one of the most under-appreciated appliances of our times.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that in an average middle-class home, a young child may add thousands of items to a household.
With our hot, dry, windy summers, fires are an annual occurrence across the Cape.
We’re not arguing that all is well in the world of gender relationships, but it’s refreshing to pause and reflect on how some things have changed for the better.
Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to throw open doors and windows, and cast off the damp and gloom of a Cape Town winter
In a household, the smell of cigarette smoke is one of the most invasive odours. Even if you’re a smoker, there’s nothing pleasant about getting home to a reek of cigarettes.
Although tedious and time consuming, removing paint stains from a carpet or upholstery is relatively easy. The trick is to remove the stain before it hardens and settles into the fibres.