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Elf Vs. Man……and a van!

Man: ‘ello? Jodie: Hi, is this the number for the man and van? Man: Yep. Jodie: Great, could you give me an hourly cost, please, for a man and a van? Man: Minimum 2 hours, £40 per hour for the man and van. Jodie: Great. Now, I was hoping not to do much regarding the […]

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The ‘C’ word!

Christmas. The time of year when all that matters is the family and friends that are around you spreading Christmas cheer. Mince pies in the oven, cosy log fires, carolers singing in the distance. If only!! Forget about the endless lists, organizing what to eat when everyone comes over on Boxing Day or panicking that […]

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Ebay; Your Shopping Universe or Nightmare?

90 million active users. 30 million live listings in the UK. 17.7 million unique visitors to the website each month. 160,000 registered businesses. If you’ve never used it before, you can be forgiven for feeling a little intimidated. Ebay is the first port of call for many people who’ve stuff to get rid of. Whether […]

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How to make space AND cash in your attic

I have been together with Mr. House Elf for well over 6 years now (and moved twice), and in that time we have moved 3 pieces of canvas and a bag of oils, paints and paintbrushes from one cellar to another. Granted, it’s not a tremendous amount and it’s not really something that should bother […]

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IKEA. Our 3 top tips for a trouble-free trip!!!

2 minutes and 37 seconds. That’s how long it took for me to get through to the right department at IKEA, speak to someone helpful and resolve my issue. Outstanding! The thought of schlepping down to IKEA always, without fail, fills people with absolute dread and their friend’s with words of encouragement and sympathy. Thoughts […]

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London cleaners. Why you should pay more.

Type ‘London Cleaner’ into Google. You’ll get 3 and a quarter million results. Where do you possibly begin? Just stay on the first page and hope for the best or trawl through as many as you can stand? Trying to find someone in London that will consistently clean your property to an acceptable standard can […]

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Looking for more help with household chores?

Let’s face it, our day-to-day lives are constantly busy with the kids, housework, cleaning, gardening, walking the dog on Wandsworth Common and trying to cram in your 5-a-day! It never seems to end. Research shows that the average Brit has 5.1 hours of free time a day, but only 20 minutes of this is spent […]

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