Wednesday , August 9 2017

Housekeeping

The Golden Rules of Cleaning a Luxury Home

When cleaning anything; your main goal is to oust dirt. But you would need to determine just how far you are willing to go. The last thing you want is to ruin the very thing you are trying to clean. Besides, you also want to complete it as swiftly and …

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Polishing Silver Correctly

Place a big cloth over a table – any old sheet will do and collect all the silver around the house. I recommend the use of Goddard’s Long Term Silver Polish and Silver Foam. An impregnated silver cloth is useful, especially if you simply want to buff the silver quickly. …

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Taking Care of Antique Silver Jewellery

People have been admiring silver since the ancient times and used it to create jewellery and other items of wealth. Although no one can say for sure exactly when silver was first discovered, archaeologists have found the remains of silver smelting operations dating earlier that 4000 BC. In fact, until …

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The Modern Day Housekeeper

If you look on our private staffing jobs board you will see many household staffing agencies seeking live in or live out housekeepers for their discerning clientele in and around the London area. Most of these clients will have far better than average homes with a lifestyle with more storeys than …

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18th Century Stain Removers

One of the most frequent disasters which all of the households have to deal with is stains… The following method applied in the 18th century is an example to show how advanced and  better understanding people were as to different fabrics and stains that needed different treatments. Far from using one …

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Carpet Reference Guide

Items to consider for carpet materials: 1- Carpet comes in mainly two types of materials, synthetic and natural. a) synthetic fibers (usually 100% polyester) b) natural fibers (our example is cotton, many carpets are made from wool) c) blended materials (over the years blends of synthetics and wools have become …

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DIY Dry Cleaning at Home

This is a method I use when I do not have the time to go to the cleaners or an item of clothing is only lightly soiled and does not warrant the expense. It is good for suits and trousers and overcoats, although I have not tried anything else, yet. …

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