DIY Solar Panel Cleaning

We have had solar panels for a few years now and they are all working fine. But are they working as well as they could? Doing some research on solar panel cleaning there seems to be 2 opposing views (as always). One saying that the glass is ‘self-cleaning’, the rain washes them regularly (at least
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Vodka air freshener safety warning!

Although vodka may be good at getting rid of the smell of smoke it is also highly flammable.  I recently burned some popcorn and filled my house with smoke and afterwards I managed to get rid of the smell with the help of some vodka as an air freshener as well as some other non-toxic
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Thank goodness for fire alarms and vodka!

Thank goodness for fire alarms! Recently I put some popcorn in a pan on the hob, went out the room for a few minutes, got sidetracked and the next thing I knew the fire alarm was going off. I immediately remembered the popcorn and went straight to the kitchen which was filled with smoke. My
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Out damned spot!

I mentioned the other day that I wash my dishes with bicarbonate of soda.  For some time I was washing them with a mixture of vinegar, lemon juice and salt. I mixed the three together as vinegar is a good presevative, lemon juice is faster acting than vinegar as a cleaner (particularly on limescale) and
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Reusing and reusing!

One of the first things I decided to do when I start this blog, was to as far as possible ditch the disposables in the kitchen.  One of these disposables was kitchen paper.  I filled an old bag dispenser with cleaning cloths, flannels, rags – anything that I could use as a cleaning cloth and
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Ecoforce products put to the test!

Forget about religion and politics, one of the subjects you really don’t want to get me started on is cleaning!  I have to admit it never used to be my favourite activity, but these days I feel so pleased about not using harsh chemical cleaners and finding gentler eco friendly alternatives which really work, that
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A green clean – three tips for today

Microfibre cloths are great, but an old pair of socks will do.  The most well known microfibre cloths are e-cloths, but they are quite expensive and there are cheaper alternatives out there. I recently bought a microfibre mop for around £5 in Aldi, while the e-cloth version is around £20. If you have a look
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