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interiors: tricks of the trade.

IF YOU'RE about to move house, then make it easy for yourself by using colour-coded labels for each room so that each of your boxes lands in the correct spot.

While this sounds over simplistic it's not - if you've moved house recently you'll know that everything can get utterly mixed up if you don't.

You end up sorting for days. Just what you need, not, during the first few nights in your new gaffp To remove greasy stains from carpet, apply a non-flammable dry-cleaning agent to the spot with a white towel, work from the edges toward the centre and dab gently until the spot comes clean. For best results don't scrub.

Always pre-test any cleaning agent on an inconspicuous part of the carpet and let it dry before continuingp If candle wax drips onto a table, wait until the wax has cooled.

Apply an ice cube directly to the splodge and give it time to make the wax hard and brittle. Take a plastic spatula and gently scrape off the cold wax. Finally, polish the table with a clean cloth and a good cream furniture polishp Extend the usage of your terrace into the wee small hours by purchasing a patio heater.

One of these fellows will provide safe heat and fend off a light shower to give you more time in the great outdoors. Five years ago they cost as much as a grand apiece these days they're much more affordable.

Try the Monaco patio heater, just pounds 149 from B&Qp Brighten up net curtains by soaking in a mild bleach solution, then rinse in clean warm water.

Next, soak overnight in a sink of cold water and a cup of plain white vinegar. Wash and re-hang
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2005
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