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From TheJournal.ie My kitchen cabinets are really dated - how can I spruce them up without replacing them? Task Master

My kitchen cabinets are really dated - how can I spruce them up without replacing them?

Laura de Barra has a few solutions, from swapping handles to painting doors.

From TheJournal.ie How do I make my bed like a grown-up - hospital corners and all? Task Master

How do I make my bed like a grown-up - hospital corners and all?

Gráinne O’Reilly suggests six steps to a cosy bed.

From TheJournal.ie I'm hosting a dinner party - how can I make the table look properly fancy? Task Master

I'm hosting a dinner party - how can I make the table look properly fancy?

From forks to glasses, Laura de Barra schools us in table settings.

From TheJournal.ie What bulbs work best in each room - and how do I tell the difference? Task Master

What bulbs work best in each room - and how do I tell the difference?

For starters, how bright do you want the room to be? Grainne O’Reilly sheds some light.

From TheJournal.ie How do I stop my kitchen bin getting stinky? Here's some advice from a home pro Task Master

How do I stop my kitchen bin getting stinky? Here's some advice from a home pro

Laura de Barra shares her essential tips for keeping those pesky bin odours in check.

From TheJournal.ie If it's too warm for a duvet in summer, what can I put on the bed instead? Task Master

If it's too warm for a duvet in summer, what can I put on the bed instead?

There are better solutions than ‘one leg in, one leg out’ – honest. Gráinne O’Reilly has the details.

From TheJournal.ie Is cleaning my toilet brush really a *thing* - and what's the best way to do it? Task Master

Is cleaning my toilet brush really a *thing* - and what's the best way to do it?

Yes, it’s a thing. It’s time to learn how to deep clean your loo brush (and not just buy a new one), says Laura de Barra.

From TheJournal.ie How do I get the most out of my utility room? Task Master

How do I get the most out of my utility room?

Laundry, storage, bits and bobs – the utility room can be a tricky one to get right. Gráinne O’Reilly shares some straight-talking advice.

From TheJournal.ie How can I get my home spotless... without the nasty chemicals? Task Master

How can I get my home spotless... without the nasty chemicals?

With a few store-cupboard staples, you can ditch the harsh cleaners AND save money. Laura de Barra shares her favourites.

From TheJournal.ie What's the handiest way to store bulky cleaning products? Task Master

What's the handiest way to store bulky cleaning products?

Toilet cleaner and detergent are essentials – but they’re not exactly easy on the eye. Grainne O’Reilly shares some storage tips.

From TheJournal.ie How do I keep my bed fresh and clean (aside from just changing the sheets)? Task Master

How do I keep my bed fresh and clean (aside from just changing the sheets)?

Tackle this task from the mattress up, with some pro tips from Laura de Barra.

From TheJournal.ie How do I hang up art and photos without putting holes in the walls? Task Master

How do I hang up art and photos without putting holes in the walls?

Not keen to start hammering nails into the plasterboard? Here’s what to do instead.

From TheJournal.ie What's the secret to putting flatpack furniture together like a pro? Task Master

What's the secret to putting flatpack furniture together like a pro?

Step-by-step advice from Laura de Barra, to ensure you never have a meltdown over a bag of missing dowels again.

From TheJournal.ie Where should I put house plants so they look great and don't die? Task Master

Where should I put house plants so they look great and don't die?

Different rooms are good for different plants, writes Grainne O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie How do I banish that weird musty smell from my washing machine? Task Master

How do I banish that weird musty smell from my washing machine?

Stinky clothes? Don’t call the plumber. Just read this first, says cleaning guru Laura de Barra.

From TheJournal.ie I'm out of wardrobe space - where do I put the rest of the clothes? Task Master

I'm out of wardrobe space - where do I put the rest of the clothes?

Is your wardrobe is bulging at the seams and about to blow? We’re here to help.

From TheJournal.ie How do I keep the hallway free of shoes? Task Master

How do I keep the hallway free of shoes?

If your house is an obstacle course of discarded shoes, here’s what to do.

From TheJournal.ie How do I get my kitchen cupboards organised - and keep them that way? Task Master

How do I get my kitchen cupboards organised - and keep them that way?

If you’re faced with avalanche of spice jars every time you open a cupboard door, here’s how to fix things.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dissolve the problems away': How to get your shower properly clean, according to a pro Task Master

'Dissolve the problems away': How to get your shower properly clean, according to a pro

Professional property fixer Laura de Barra on how to give your shower the cleaning of a lifetime.

From TheJournal.ie I don't have a spare bedroom - so where do I put the guests? Task Master

I don't have a spare bedroom - so where do I put the guests?

How to make visitors feel welcome and comfortable even when space is limited.

From TheJournal.ie Where do I keep the hoover and the mops (if I don't have a utility room)? Task Master

Where do I keep the hoover and the mops (if I don't have a utility room)?

Smart storage solutions for a home that’s tight on space.

From TheJournal.ie Where's the best place to keep the towels (if I don't have a hot press)? Task Master

Where's the best place to keep the towels (if I don't have a hot press)?

A stack of freshly laundered towels is a delight, but it takes up a *lot* of space. Here’s what to do.

From TheJournal.ie How do I keep the mess of cables and wires in the living room under control? Task Master

How do I keep the mess of cables and wires in the living room under control?

Finally clear some floor and wall space with these practical fixes from Norma Owens.

From TheJournal.ie How do I get the oven properly clean? Task Master

How do I get the oven properly clean?

Norma Owens on the best ways to keep your cooker’s insides sparkling.

From TheJournal.ie How do I keep the dirty laundry out of sight (and under control)? Task Master

How do I keep the dirty laundry out of sight (and under control)?

Keep the laundry monster at bay with these smart solutions.

From TheJournal.ie Where's the smartest place to put pots and pans? Task Master

Where's the smartest place to put pots and pans?

They’re awkward, they take up loads of space, and you need to get at them all the time. Where should pots go?

From TheJournal.ie Where should I hang the coats if my hallway is tight for space? Task Master

Where should I hang the coats if my hallway is tight for space?

Jackets and scarves can pile up fast, so here’s where to put them when square footage is at a premium.

From TheJournal.ie How do I get the place looking ready for visitors in under 15 minutes? Task Master

How do I get the place looking ready for visitors in under 15 minutes?

Here’s where to start the spruce-up when your guests are already on their way.

From TheJournal.ie What should I really be keeping under the kitchen sink? Task Master

What should I really be keeping under the kitchen sink?

Four ways to stop the space becoming a dead zone.

From TheJournal.ie How do I get my bathroom looking properly clean? Task Master

How do I get my bathroom looking properly clean?

Grubby shower tray and all.

From TheJournal.ie Where's the best place to put bags when you come into the house? Task Master

Where's the best place to put bags when you come into the house?

And other tricky hallway questions, addressed.

From TheJournal.ie What's the most manageable way to keep the fridge sparkling clean? Task Master

What's the most manageable way to keep the fridge sparkling clean?

Never play ‘guess the mystery mouldy ingredient’ again.

From TheJournal.ie Where's the best place to store kids' toys to avoid endless clean-up? Task Master

Where's the best place to store kids' toys to avoid endless clean-up?

Every week, we tackle a new household frustration. This week: toy storage.

From TheJournal.ie Where can I hang my washing so it doesn't get in the way? Task Master

Where can I hang my washing so it doesn't get in the way?

Each week, we tackle an everyday household dilemma.