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How To Get Dry Ink Stains Out Of The Carpet

If you have a carpet in your house, you know how keeping it clean is not an easy task. Food, dirt, pets and sometimes ink, there’s no limit to what your carpet can be stained with. And if you have dealt with ink stains on trouser or shirt pockets, you are aware that cleaning ink can be a daunting task. But on the other hand, if you know what kind of ink you are dealing with, your task can be a little easier than you thought.

Your carpet goes through all kinds of rough use, though a thinning carpet may add to its “character”, a stain does not. Any kind of spill on it can add to its misery, but the one stain anyone is always dreading are ink stains that can be quite formidable. But with a little knowledge and a little more patience, removing these ink stains can be a breeze.

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Vax Gator Cordless Vacuum Competition January 2019

Christmas is over for another year, but here at Clean Home Guide, we are still in the spirit of giving.

That’s why we are giving away this fantastic Vax Gator cordless vacuum cleaner free to one lucky winner!

The Vax Gator is sure to clean away your post-Christmas blues, and have you ready for Spring cleaning season which is just around the corner. This handheld cordless vacuum cleaner is featured in our list of the best handheld vacuum cleaners, and it’s easy to see why.

Despite its compact size, the Vax Gator has a large mouth which makes it ideal for cleaning up large messes. It is also perfect for giving the car a once over, and the fact that it is cordless means there are no cables to worry about.

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Tips on Keeping Your Garden Clean and Tidy

The garden brightens up my house and provides a sanctuary from my fast-paced lifestyle in the outside world. I often end up having the morning coffee while taking a stroll in the garden and during the summer months I host small get-togethers in my garden.

However, I used to neglect the upkeep of the garden for far too long. Only when it used to become nearly impossible to ignore would I clean it, which used to take up a lot of time and effort. I learnt my lesson and now I clean it at regular intervals and try not to delay the essential maintenance work.

If you have a gardener on call, then that’s great. But, if like me, you prefer to get your hands dirty and love the therapeutic feeling of spending a few hours every week taking care of the garden, then you need to keep a few things in mind.

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Best Window Vacuum Cleaner 2019 – UK Reviews

If you’re enjoying your morning cup of coffee by the window but feel distracted by the scratches and marks left on your window pane from cleaning with the wrong equipment, you need a special window vacuum which will give you a spotless clean.

Having clean windows is of the utmost importance as it can make or break the look of your room. It is the only source of light your room may have but if it’s caked in dust and scratches, it can make your room look dingy and dull. Having ample natural light will also help keep your mood elevated.

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Best Garden Vacuum 2019 – UK Leaf Blower Reviews

Raking the dried leaves out of your front lawn and garden is no easy task. If you have larger trees in your garden, there’s a chance you may have to blow the leaves away every few days or at least once every fortnight.

Now, hiring a professional gardener is not something everyone can afford. But if you can get your hands on a convenient garden vacuum and leaf blower, that you can easily use by yourself, that’s half the battle won.

The following are three options I came across while researching garden vacuums.

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Best Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners 2019: UK Reviews

There are many types of vacuum cleaners that are available in the market at any given time. If you live in a relatively smaller home, it may be worth your time to look into cylinder vacuum cleaners, as these are usually smaller and lighter than the regular upright vacuum cleaners, which makes them ideal for use in smaller spaces.

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are relatively easier to manoeuvre around your home and also do not give trouble in storage when they aren’t being used. They are versatile and can be used on carpets, hard floors and stairs. They can also reach the harder to clean areas around your house with great ease than regular vacuum cleaners.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner For Carpets 2019: UK Reviews

Cleaning wasn’t my strongest suit and cleaning carpets was probably my biggest weakness. My neglect has resulted in at least two carpets getting damaged and spoiled. This was because even though I was using a good vacuum cleaner, it wasn’t the right one for the type of carpet I had. Then there were issues with stains on the carpet, which is a matter for separate discussion.

The variety of carpets available can become a bit confusing at the time of buying one. You need to keep in mind where the carpet will be placed to decide which type is ideal for it. And depending on the type of carpet, the process of cleaning it will vary.

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Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner 2019 – UK Reviews

An economical and highly versatile appliance, the bagless vacuum cleaner is quickly becoming the most popular option amongst most households. They require less maintenance and replacement compared to bagged vacuum cleaners. This is because the dust and debris collected by the vacuum cleaner is deposited in an airtight dirt bin instead of a bag. Emptying out the bin is also extremely convenient.

These models are not only economical but also environmentally friendly. Most brands are now competing to create a bagless vacuum cleaner that packs all the power and punch of a bagged version.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner For Pet Hair 2019: Cat & Dog Owners Guide

If you’re a pet owner, cleaning your house and removing all the pet hair can be a never-ending task. If you have carpeted floors, getting the hair out of the fine fibres can be quite exhausting.

Equally, hard surfaces such as wood and tile are also challenging when it comes to pet hair. The hair sticks out like a sore thumb on hard flooring, and sweeping several times a day quickly becomes tiresome.

What you need is a vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed for dealing with pet hair. The ideal vacuum for pet hair will make it easier for the hair to be removed, and will also allow you to vacuum less than usual. Designated pet tools are also a must for dealing with carpet, hard floors, and upholstery.

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Best Robot Vacuum Under £200 – Cheap Roomba Alternatives

The rise of the robot vacuum is well and truly here! I think it all started with the Roomba which is awesome. However, I know that the price tag of that and other robot vacuums can be a little off-putting.

We are now entering the age of the budget-priced robot vacuum as there are a few models on the market right now that are much lower in price.

I have had the chance to look at three of the contenders for the best robot vacuum under £200 award. I was very interested to see how they compared to their more expensive counterparts.

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Small Vacuum Cleaners – Which Compact Hoover Is Best In 2019?

The need of the hour is a compact, small vacuum cleaner that takes care of all your cleaning needs without taking up too much space. It needs to be lightweight, small and yet be versatile and powerful enough to get even the most stubborn dirt.

There are several areas in your house that are prone to collecting dirt and dust. The carpet, upholstery, light fittings, corners, high surfaces, etc. Especially if you have pets, the chances of fine dust, hair and dirt getting stuck in invisible parts of your house are high. You, therefore, need a vacuum cleaner that can tackle all of these problems without requiring too much maintenance or work on your end.

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Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners – Top UK Hoovers 2019

If managing your vacuum cleaner takes more effort than actually cleaning your carpet, it is probably time to trade up that vacuum cleaner for a lighter one. Getting dust out of upholstery, crevices and corners can be frustrating enough.

But a cumbersome vacuum cleaner only makes it harder and does not even do the job any better than a lightweight one. Besides, it’s not as convenient to store either. All the bulk for no extra benefits!

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Upright Vacuum Cleaner Reviews: Best UK Hoovers 2019

If your home has carpets, curtains, and upholstery, as any furnished home typically has, you need a good vacuum cleaner to ensure you can keep your home dust-free. There are several options out in the market but a traditional upright vacuum cleaner is most likely to give you the most power and efficiency.

Being upright is not the only criteria, however. The vacuum cleaner should also have other features that make it a worthy buy. You need to take into account weight, filtration, versatility, etc. before making a decision.

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Shark Vacuum Cleaner Reviews UK – Which Shark Hoover Is Best In 2019?

Your house needs a deep clean and the only way to do that is to use a powerful vacuum cleaner. But which cleaner is going to serve your specific requirements? Should you get a corded one or a cordless one? Do you need a standard weight vacuum cleaner or a lightweight one?

There are several factors you must consider before buying a vacuum cleaner. I will go into all those factors in detail later. To begin with, you can go through these three products from Shark that I picked out from my research. These three vacuum cleaners come from the same company but are from different lines and ranges. Take a look at what all the company has to offer.

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Best Henry Hoover 2019 – Numatic Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

How can you not love Henry? I guarantee that if you let the kids pick a vacuum cleaner they would pick Henry and who could blame them?

Henry is a real British classic and even when I was a kid I had a soft spot for Henry. I have tested many vacuum cleaners over the years. Thanks to my kids and dogs they always get put through their paces very well.

I am very interested to see if Henry will still have that smile on his face once he has had a meeting with my house!

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Best Budget Vacuum Cleaners Under £100: Low Cost Value UK Models

While I love getting the chance to check out some of the most expensive vacuum cleaners, I know that for many people those are an extreme luxury item and out of reach for a lot of people.

However, a great vacuum cleaner does not have to cost you a fortune. That is why today I am looking at what is the best budget vacuum cleaner under £100.

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Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Reviews UK: Which One Is Really The Best In 2019 – Upright, Canister Or Stick

I do not think there is a bigger name in vacuum cleaners than Dyson. They are seen by most people as the highest quality vacuum cleaners and also the most expensive.

While some people may not be keen on the Dyson price tag, I think that everyone can agree that when it comes to raw power, Dyson is number one.

Dyson though has a ton of different models on the market and knowing what is the best Dyson vacuum cleaner can be tough.

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The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners: Reviews Of The Latest Cordless Hoovers In The UK

A handheld vacuum cleaner is one of those devices that at first you think to yourself “do I really need one?”. But then when you actually use one, you wonder how you ever managed to live without it. A handheld vacuum cleaner is something that can be used to clean the house from top to bottom.

Not only that, you can take it outside to give the car a clean and reach all those annoying spots a regular vacuum cleaner cannot. Looking for the best handheld vacuum cleaner can be tough as there are so many great ones.

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Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Reviews Of The Latest UK Robotic Hoovers In 2019

I know that if you are reading this then you also want a little help or something that is just going to make your life a heck of a lot easier.

Thankfully making your life much easier is what a robot vacuum is all about and they are pretty cool gadgets that once you have gotten used to one, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

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The Best Car Vacuum Cleaners: UK Guide To The Best Cordless Hoovers In 2019

Giving the car a good clean can be brutal. No matter if you drive on your own or if you have kids and pets making a mess, a car can very quickly become filthy.

In this guide, I will be reviewing five of the most highly regarded car vacuum cleaners on the market right now. I am going to put them through their paces and see which one is the best car vacuum cleaner.

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What Is The Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner? Reviews Of The Top Cord-Free And Battery Operated Models in 2019

Vacuuming the house is not one of the most fun things in the world, especially if the vacuum you are using is not the best. You have to hoover over the same part time and time again, it turns itself off and in general, it makes an already annoying chore much worse!

Thankfully, there are many great cordless vacuum cleaners these days and I have been given the chance to test out some of the best cordless vacuums in the UK right now.

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Miele Complete C3 Cat And Dog Powerline Vacuum – UK Review

Cleaning is a hard task and if you have pets at home, this task just gets tougher. Dogs and cats leave tons of hair and fluff all over your furnishings and carpets that aren’t just unappealing to look at but can also cause allergies and other respiratory issues.

One of the best products in the market for keeping your house clean when you have pets is Miele’s Complete C3 Cat and Dog Powerline bagged vacuum cleaner. As a part of the company’s Cat and Dog Range, this particular appliance is a godsend for pet owners as it uses a special brush to remove hair, fluff, coarse particles and fine dust with great ease.

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Stihl SHE 71 Garden Vacuum And Leaf Blower – UK Review

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year but can easily turn into a nightmare when you see large piles of dried leaves hanging around your front porch or backyard. Not only are they aesthetically not pleasing to the eye (except in pictures of the fall), they can also be a nuisance to your health because of all the slippery surfaces.

Clearing them out on a regular basis can be a task that most of you probably don’t enjoy but that’s where garden vacuums and blowers come in. These appliances are easy to use and make getting rid of those dried leaves literally a breeze.

The Stihl SHE 71 is a multi-function appliance that can be used as a garden vacuum, a shredder, as well as a leaf blower, making it a great investment if you’re looking for an all-in-one garden-cleaning device that will work wonders in both homes and gardens of all sizes.

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Kärcher WV5 Premium Window Vacuum Cleaner – UK Review

I don’t enjoy seeing dirt stuck on the innumerable flat surfaces around my house. As you go around vacuuming your place, there is a part that gets left out pretty often – the windows. Windows can get particularly mucky because of excessive condensation, and forgetting to clean them regularly just makes the task harder when I finally get to it.

This is where the Kärcher WV5 Premium rechargeable window vacuum cleaner comes into the picture, making cleaning a breeze. And don’t think its benefits are limited to just the windows of your house. It can also be used on mirrors, shower screens, tiles and getting rid of things spilt on the floors and worktops.

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Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat and Dog Powerline Vacuum Review

Companies are coming out with specialized vacuum cleaners that not only help you clear out dust and other substances from your furnishings and floors, but also concentrate on pet hair.

One such cleaner made by Miele is the Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat and Dog PowerLine, one of the best products in the category of pet-specific vacuum cleaners. So no need to fret over the small things anymore, keep reading for all you need to know about Miele’s Blizzard CX1!

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Shark HV390UKT DuoClean TruePet UK Review

It is great to have pets at home but no matter how much you love your cat or dog, you can’t deny that it can be tough to get rid of all the hair they shed over your beloved sofa or across the carpets in your house.

In a scenario like this, Shark’s HV390UKT DuoClean vacuum cleaner – with its motorised pet tool – may be the answer to all your cleaning woes. The vacuum comes with Shark’s DuoClean technology, coupled with Flexology technology, which makes the product easy to use. It can also be converted to a handheld vacuum, increasing its range of uses.

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Shark IF200UKT Duoclean Cordless Vacuum Review

Most of us have different furnishings around the house, like upholstery, curtains, carpets and rugs, which can collect huge amounts of dust.

While it’s great that there already are different tools that we can use to deal with all these surfaces, don’t you think it would be much nicer if one machine could be used to do all the work? The good news is, there is a vacuum cleaner on the market, that fulfils exactly this criteria!

If you’re looking for a handy vacuum cleaner that can cover all of your cleaning needs, look no further than Shark’s IF200UKT DuoClean Cordless.

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