Many parents will be concerned with how to keep their kids entertained now that the schools have closed and many are self-isolating. Parents will be working tirelessly to ensure they have all the educational tools they need to engage with during the day.

However, some parents will need to be working from home too. Many will be adjusting their diaries to get tasks done – juggling children, housework and projects for the office. How do you get a break from the kids for long enough to get it all done?

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We all know that washing your laundry in hot water is one of the more effective ways to get your dirty clothes clean from stains and bacteria. Yet, the news agenda is rife with stories surrounding the environmental impact our lifestyle choices are having: lifestyle choices such as frequently washing clothes at high temperatures, which is having an influence on our drinking water supply and the quality of our oceans, not to mention the higher energy costs.

The reality is that choosing to wash your laundry in a colder temperature is not just about saving on power, energy and money and helping the environment. It’s also about sustaining your clothes.

We’ve put together this helpful guide on how to choose between a hot or a cold wash.

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Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 22nd March this year, marks the day for honouring those special women in your life. On this day, it’s common for the children of the family to shower their mums or grandmothers with signs of affection including giving cards, sending flowers, making breakfast in bed or cooking Sunday lunch.

This year get the children to add the personal touch to their Mother’s Day gift by creating something homemade. Not only will it make Mum feel really treasured, but it will also give her something with character that’s completely unique.

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ACE Cool Laundry. Written by Megan (@megs_home_edit).

It has become increasingly popular to keep our homes organised thanks to the social media phenomenon that has swept the globe. Cleaning for me was once a boring, lonely chore I simply did because I had to; instead, it has now become a fun and social part of my daily routine. I share success with my followers as well as trading tips and tricks, finding new products and trialling them in my home.

When it comes to laundry it’s safe to say that with my two small humans I never get to see the bottom of the laundry basket! With endless changes of clothes that are covered in marks and stains, I needed a product that would help regain some control in the laundry room! I’ve been using ACE products for a few years and they have been working wonders ever since, I don’t know about you but trying to keep whites, white feels like its a full-time job. I want to share with you a few of my stain busting tips so I’ve put together a step-by-step guide of how I use my ACE products.

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The joys of spring are almost upon us! Soon the daffodils will be blooming, the lambs will be frolicking, the trees will be resplendent with their verdant foliage, and many will be planning a mammoth spring clean to cast out the cobwebs and get ready for the warmer months.

For many, spring is a time of renewal. It’s a fantastic time (and excuse) to grab the duster and broom and put things in order, both mentally and physically. Aside from improving overall cleanliness, it’s a fact that cleaning does have a positive impact on your mental health.

A study by the British Journal of Sports Science revealed that a mere 20 minutes of physical activity was enough to decrease stress levels, but a Scottish Health Survey proved that activity didn’t need to be a gym workout. Out of the 3,000 respondents, the survey reported that regular housework was enough to decrease anxiety and stress levels. Further research placed that decrease at around 20%!

This spring, seize the opportunity to clean up your home as well as your mind. Here are our tips on how spring cleaning can support a more positive headspace.

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Whether it’s for the office, a formal occasion or part of the school uniform, nothing beats a freshly pressed, clean, sparkly white shirt or blouse to add a certain dressy quality.

The only downside to owning something so white is that they can prove quite difficult to maintain bright, especially the collars and cuffs where grime and sweat can combine and form dirty marks.

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The British Summer Time (BST) is wonderful. Not only does it give us hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and longer days, it also provides households the opportunity to dry clothes promptly in the fresh air – leaving them smelling fresher for longer.

Sadly, BST is still a few months away. For those without tumble dryers or access to a garden, it’s highly likely that over the winter months, your wet laundry has been taking up space around the house on airers and on radiators and taking much longer to dry too!

Here are seven simple tips on how you can safely dry your clothes in your home, without resorting to the energy-hungry tumble dryer.

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How to have a stain-free Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but it also has a tendency to be one of the most stressful. Christmas is just around the corner, which means so are your family and friends, all set to fill your home with festive cheer and the inevitable – stains.

Not wanting your soiled garments, carpets and surfaces to ruin your festive merriment, the ACE team have developed some useful tips for removing these infamous Christmas stains to make it ‘All white, on the night.”

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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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