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Your blender only gets used for smoothies? Try these amazing recipes instead!

Your blender only gets used for smoothies? Try these amazing recipes instead!

We’ve all been there: After reading online about the joys of having a Magic Bullet in your kitchen, how many amazing recipes you can whip up with it and your friend telling you that she just bought this amazing blender that can also make hot soups, you simply need to have a blender of your own. So you decide to buy one.

And then two weeks after you finally got a blender, you run out of ideas how ...

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5 Kids Stains and How to Treat Them

5 Kids Stains and How to Treat Them

Having kids certainly is a blessing, but mothers know how much work it can be to clean up after them. After a while it seems like you’re not only their mum but also their cook, cleaner, and personal laundromat. It can be tricky business getting rid of stains in the first attempt, so we researched the best mum-tested methods to eliminate typical kid stains from all kinds of fabric.

Ketchup/Tomato/BBQ Sauce

Take off all the excess sauce with a spoon, be careful ...

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Inspiring Easter DIY Tutorials For Kids

Inspiring Easter DIY Tutorials For Kids

Easter is around the corner! What better way to distract from the colder autumn weather than with a few bright and inspiring Easter DIY Tutorials that get the kids involved too?

At the moment, autumn feels like it’s not quite here yet. It’s still pretty hot and the sun is out for most of the time. This will change very soon though and when the kids can’t spend the entire day outside or in the pool anymore, it’s nice to keep them ...

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How to save Energy in the Laundry Room

How to save Energy in the Laundry Room

A normal household uses a lot of water and energy just to wash clothes – even more if a dryer is used. With current rising energy costs, it makes sense to try and reduce costs wherever possible. A simple starting point is the laundry room which can be optimised to not only save you time but also money:

Washing your Clothes

It’s a common misconception that all laundry item needs to be washed in water that is as hot as possible. ...

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5 Common Stains and how to Treat Them

5 Common Stains and how to Treat Them

It’s quite impressive really how common stains always know exactly when and where to land on a crisp white shirt. Just dropping off the kids to school before heading out for a meeting? Better make sure they don’t have leftover jam from their breakfast on their fingers. Having a bacon and egg roll for breakfast? You’ll be sure for the BBQ sauce to land on your work dress right down the front for all the world to see.

Successfully getting rid ...

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Organize your Laundry with these Handy Tips

Organize your Laundry with these Handy Tips

Let’s face it – nobody *loves* doing the laundry. In fact, we’d probably be super happy to have someone doing it for us. But unless we win the lottery that will stay a lifelong dream. The Betta team looked at how to make this rather mundane task just a little bit more fun and we came up with the following handy tips to keep your laundry organised. An organised laundry room that operates on a system will save you heaps ...

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17 Betta Cooking Hacks

17 Betta Cooking Hacks

According to statistics from 2014, Australians spend an average 6.1 hours a week on cooking and lie within the top 10 countries around the world that spend the most time in their kitchen! One of the fun things about cooking at home is learning new ways to do things, especially when they can save us time. Some things we borrow from professional chefs, others just come down to good old fashioned ingenuity.

These kitchen hacks are designed to make ...

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7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

The kitchen is an area in the house where a lot of energy is used. If you want to save energy and cut down your bill, it’s a good place to start with your kitchen appliances. We’ve put together our top 7 tips.

1 Energy Labelling

Appliance makes are always hard at work to make their whitegoods more energy and water efficient, and the modern kitchen reflects this. If you’ve got an ‘old reliable’ dishwasher, freezer or fridge ...

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6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips

6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Making a mess in the kitchen is a cinch; cleaning it up, not so much. Nevertheless it is important to keep your kitchen clean. To make life a little easier, we’ve put together six smart tips that not only make cleaning simpler, but can also help out nasty chemical cleaning products, focussing instead on what’s already in your kitchen.

1 Get By with Bicarb

Bicarbonate soda is a kitchen staple for so many different reasons. As a cleaning agent, it’s ...

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Our Top 3 Healthy Hot Weather Treats for this Summer

Our Top 3 Healthy Hot Weather Treats for this Summer

As the mercury rises, one thing on everybody’s mind is a cool treat. It’s tempting to head to the shops and stock the fridge top to bottom with ice cream, ready and waiting to help the family cool off.

But too much sugar is never a good idea, even when the temperature is pushing 40 degrees. So instead, we’ve got a few simple ideas for sweet treats this summer that take advantage of seasonal fruit, and require little or no added ...

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