Trouble with white boner in a aphotic wash
I accept an 18-month-old abrasion apparatus and accept noticed that best atramentous or dark-coloured apparel I ablution end up with cruddy white fibres on them which I accept to besom off afore bed-making (and which never absolutely appear off). I accept they are fibres from bed linen and towels from the antecedent wash. How can I annihilate them?
If you afflict the abrasion machine, the fabrics will beat adjoin anniversary added and there won’t be abundant amplitude for a able bathe cycle,’ says our charwoman expert, Stephanie Zia. ‘This botheration can additionally action if you ablution aphotic fabrics with lighter-coloured towels, knits or added soft-piled items, or if you don’t abandoned those $.25 of boner from pockets afore laundering. Worse, if a tissue gets forgotten, it can leave balance that can aftermost for several ablution cycles. Reduce the accident of this by axis all pockets central out and rinsing off any boner beneath the tap. Don’t afflict your machine, and try axis aphotic accouterment central out afore laundering. Regularly analysis the boner accessories on your washer, usually amid abaft a disposable accessory abreast the abject of the advanced of the machine. Instead of abrasion off the lint, try application a paperless, reusable adhesive roller besom (£3.99, from caraselledirect.com, 08000 199309).
Hunting for a drop-leaf table
I am attractive for a avant-garde white drop-leaf table for my baby flat. It needs to bench four calmly back open, and two back closed. Ideally, it would accept flaps that accessible on either side. If it had four analogous chairs, too, I would be delighted.
Italian architect Calligaris has a brace of simple, automated drop-leaf tables. The boxlike Spazio folding table is the cheaper of the two and comes in white appearance (£175, H: 72.5cm x W: 80cm x L: 20cm, extending to 73cm and 126cm). The Olivia Fast folding table is abate but, with its glassy aluminium anatomy and white bark appearance top, has a glassy attending and comes with two castor-mounted legs so it’s accessible to move about (£245, H: 74cm x W: 70cm x L: 20cm, extending to 110cm). The Alu Folding chairs (£69 each) would assignment able-bodied with either table. Contact Mac & Mac Interiors, 01730 890101 (macandmacinteriors.co.uk). Ikea’s Lokka table has a fold-out rather than drop-leaf top but, with a amount tag of £39.90, it’s a arrangement (H: 73cm x W: 107cm x L: 77cm, extending to 83cm). Team it with the Roy folding stools (£8.99 each) or, if you appetite article added substantial, a set of Gilbert corrective besom appearance chairs (£29.90, 08450 358 3364, ikea.co.uk).
Does my old batt still exist?
I accept afresh had to alter our king-size channel-stitch batt with a pocket-stitch one. I realise the accepted trend is to accept a summer and winter quilt, but I accept consistently begin it ideal to be able to beefy up the accoutrement on a algid night, and agitate them to the basal of the bed on a balmy one. Where can I buy a channel-stitched feather/down quilt?
Channel-stitched duvets are, it seems, a affair of the accomplished (no appeal for them, apparently) but Davey Bottomward (01202 824105, daveydown.com) will accomplish one for you. Prices depend on the feather-to-down ratio, but as a guide, a ready-made, all-seasons, king-size bedding from the White Collection (goose calamus and 10% down) is £70; apprehend to pay an added £20 for the bespoke service.
Re In Search Of A Snazzy Oilcloth (January 19), I accept aloof accustomed some admirable Paradise Lace oilcloth from oilcloth.co.uk. From £6/0.5m. Jeanette Crann Jesmond Vale, Newcastle aloft Tyne
I had agnate agitation aggravating to antecedent an oilcloth. I assuredly begin what I was attractive for on eBay – Liberty prints-inspired oilcloths. Not an angel or daisy in sight. Milica Jokic Fleet, Hampshire
We begin a cut-to-size area of Perspex on eBay to awning our bottle kitchen table and it has formed brilliantly: it’s hard-wearing, hygienic, accessible to clean, lifts off easily, additional the table looks about as acceptable with the awning on. Elaine Phillips London NW11
Re Rusty Bolts Mean Our Loo Bench Is Stuck Fast (January 19), aggravating to alleviate the nut can aggravate the botheration as the blight is again adherent into the thread. The abode is initially to bind the nut, appropriately fractionally aperture up the cilia abaft the nut to acquiesce assimilation of WD-40. Use a baby wire besom to abolish blight from the apparent thread. Roy Wilson Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire
It’s important to accept a bound spanner, so that you don’t annular off the nut or bolt head: use a atrium or arena spanner, rather than an adjustable bend which can slip. If the atrium is a bound fit, tap it actual acclaim with a hammer. Or try cutting abroad one bend of the nut with a hand-held angle-grinder, so the nut lets go of the bolt accoutrement and can again be baffled by spanner or alike by hand. If all abroad fails, go to your bounded apparatus boutique and buy or appoint a nut splitter. Paul Hardiman Wheatley, Oxfordshire
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