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December is almost upon us, and with that comes the classic debate – when is the right time to decorate your home for Christmas? Tradition dictates that Christmas trees should be put up at the beginning of Advent – the fourth Sunday before Christmas – and staying up until the Twelfth night, which will typically be 5th or 6th January, depending on whether you count Christmas Day as the first day.

Regardless of whether you are a Christmas fanatic or not, we appreciate now is a time of potentially getting carried away with all the tempting offers on lights, glitter, foliage and figurines and running the risk of breaking the bank to beautify your home. Below, the team at ACE have shared with you some purse-friendly and creatively easy ideas that all the family can help make to sprinkle some festive magic throughout the home.

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Top tips for autumnal fun this October half-term

As the darker nights are drawing in, the signs of autumn are all around. This beautiful time of year provides the perfect opportunity to engage in some seasonal fun, which is why we’ve put together some great ideas that will guarantee to keep the kids amused for hours.

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Top 5 Halloween costumes you can make from home

With Halloween just around the corner, the kids are already likely to be planning their next spooky look. Trouble is, most of the character-themed creations on offer come at an extortionate price, particularly when you consider they are likely to be worn for just a few hours and will probably be too small by next Halloween! If you’re keen to help the kids look fantastically scary without breaking the bank, here are some fabulously creative ideas for costumes you can make from home!

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Back to school stain guide

The kids are back to school – hurrah! Each day they set off in crisp clean uniforms and return with a whole rainbow of stains that testify to their busy activities: the splatter of paint from art class, the grass from the playing fields, and the drip of gravy from lunch. As the washing mounts up and you feel the panic start to rise, fear not! ACE’s brand ambassador – the UK’s biggest cleaning blogger, ‘Queen of Clean’, is here to help you tackle some of the most common school-induced stains!

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Back to school: Ditch the plastic!

As the school term gets into full swing, you are probably finding yourself tackling mounds of school washing, endless packed lunches and staggeringly complex homework projects. As many of us are now aware, doing our bit for the environment provides benefits for everyone. It’s also teaching our children to think about choosing the right materials and the environmental impact caused by the products we throw away.

Plastic packaging is pretty hard to escape when shopping for school items, but there are a few ways in which you can help reduce the amount of plastic you are using on a daily basis. Here are some nifty ways in which you can swap plastic for more eco-friendly options:

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In the UK we love a takeaway! From fish and chips on a Friday to a greasy kebab after a night out, we have a designated takeaway for every occasion. Although the food may be tasty, the sauce stains down our clothes (or even worse – on our sofa!) aren’t. The team at ACE has put together a list of some of the countries favourite takeaways, and how to remove the nasty stains they create.

Use ACE to remove takeaway stains

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Now that the little ones have finished for summer, we think it’s the perfect time to teach them the cooking basics. The team at ACE has found you some easy (and inexpensive) recipes for delicious meals that your children can help make. If the cooking gets a little messy, clean up their clothes – and your kitchen surfaces – with ACE!

ACE your summer with healthy eating

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Do your little ones finish for summer soon? Six weeks can be a long time to fill, and whether you spend the time in the garden, going away or having days out with the kids, it’s easy to run out of things to do. The team at ACE has put together a list of the perfect staycation destinations for a couple of days away this summer.

Remove mud stains with ACE for Colours

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Three ways healthy laundry habits can help keep your family healthy. Keeping your family healthy is always a priority, from taking vitamins, eating a balanced diet and staying active, but have you ever considered how the cleanliness of your clothes could impact the health of your family?

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If you’re heading away with the family in the upcoming summer holidays, you may be wondering how you’re going to keep everyone’s clothes clean. The team at ACE has put together some top tips for keeping on top of your laundry while you’re away…

ACE for Colours for coloured clothes

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