How To Guides

  1. How to Get Rid of Mice and Rats - And Keep Them Away

    How to Get Rid of Mice and Rats - And Keep Them Away
    October 21, 2019

    Got mice or rats in your house or garden? Get rid of them and keep them away with our handy tips and specialised products.

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  2. How to Get Rid of Mould and Damp

    How to Get Rid of Mould and Damp
    October 07, 2019

    Follow our top tips on how to get rid of mould and damp, as well as how to stop condensation to prevent mould building up in the first place.

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  3. How to Get Rid of Moths

    How to Get Rid of Moths
    July 10, 2019

    The weather has warmed up, the flowers are well and truly out and unfortunately, so are the moths. They usually start breeding from May onwards, which is not good news for your clothes and carpets.

    Moths may be small but the damage they inflict can be huge: their eggs and larvae can eat through treasured garments, furniture and even whole areas of carpet – not to mention your bank balance when things get out of hand. Calling out a specialist can be costly!

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  4. BBQ Cleaning: How to Clean a Barbecue

    BBQ Cleaning: How to Clean a Barbecue
    April 17, 2019

    BBQ anyone? YES! Now how about some BBQ cleaning? While those first three letters have us sprinting to the garden, follow it up with the word ‘cleaning’ and we’re bolting back inside and locking the door behind us. The burnt-on stains and built-up grime can be tough to get off, but with the right know-how it can be a lot less of a chore.

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  5. How to Care for Garden Furniture

    How to Care for Garden Furniture
    April 02, 2019

    When you invest in quality garden furniture you want it to last, which is why maintenance is so important. But what’s the best way to keep it looking good? For starters, we recommend using furniture covers in winter and harsher weather conditions, but there are plenty of other ways to care for your furniture – have a look below and find out everything you need to know.

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  6. How Sodastream is Killing Off the Single-Use Plastic Market

    How Sodastream is Killing Off the Single-Use Plastic Market
    February 27, 2019

    Love sparkling water but fed up of single-use plastics? With over 330 million tonnes of this man-made product produced annually, it’s not surprising you want to find out how to reduce plastic waste.

    But luckily, there is a way to enjoy all those fizzy beverages you love while rejecting single-use plastic bottles: the SodaStream Spirit sparkling water maker.

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  7. How to use a pie maker to make perfect pies

    How to use a pie maker to make perfect pies
    December 04, 2018

    Nothing hits the spot on a cold winter’s day like a freshly made pie, whether it’s on the terraces at a local football match or in your own cosy home.

    Our latest individual pie makers are a hit here at Robert Dyas HQ and we’ve had some great suggestions from colleagues for simple pie-making recipes.

    Take a look below and try them out for great-tasting individual fresh pies…

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  8. How to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

    How to Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights
    November 26, 2018

    A beautifully lit house is a welcome sight for one and all during the festive period – but the process of putting up outdoor lights can be a bit of a tricky task.

    Luckily, we’re here to help you make it much more straightforward and a lot less stressful, so you can put up your lights free from hassle.

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  9. How to Clean Washing Machines, Maintain Them and Banish Smells

    How to Clean Washing Machines, Maintain Them and Banish Smells
    August 29, 2018

    As experts in home essentials, we’ve put together an easy step-by-step guide on how to clean washing machines from the inside out, including some handy advice on how to maintain them afterwards.

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  10. How to Make Jam and Preserve Fruit and Vegetables

    How to Make Jam and Preserve Fruit and Vegetables
    July 12, 2018

    Your crops are a success, there’s an abundance of fruit and veg and you’ve got enough food to feed half the town. But what will you do with so much of it? To prevent your crops – not forgetting your time and effort – from going to waste, you need to learn the art of preserving fruit and vegetables. There are all sorts of ways to do this, and they’re a lot easier than you might think. We’ve detailed four of the best ways to preserve your crops so you can enjoy your fruit and veg well into the winter.

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