Entries by Tim Marshall

How to extend the life of your upholstered furniture

Having the right piece of upholstered furniture in your home is important for a lot of us, but do you know how to care for it properly? When you invest in a quality piece of furniture, you’ll want to do whatever you can to extend the life of the fabric. Here are some tips to […]

Wooden furniture cleaning & care tips

We all have that one piece of wooden furniture that’s special to us. Maybe it’s a desk that your grandfather built or an antique chair that’s been in your family for generations.  Whatever that piece is, you want to keep it in beautiful condition. With regular care and attention, your wooden furniture can avoid the […]

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd and was created to flood the world with hope, optimism and action, all around our beautiful planet Earth. The first Earth Day was introduced back in 1970, therefore, celebrating its 50th Birthday this year, and now has over 75,000 partners working together to drive positive action. […]

7 tips for a dog friendly home

If you’re a dog owner, you already know that having a fluffy four-legged friend around can bring an incredible spirit of joy and companionship into your home. Unfortunately, for pet owners, dogs are known to be mischievous and mess is usually their middle name, especially those adorable puppies. If you didn’t know already, April is […]

Healthy home furniture tips

Your home can harbour hundreds of germs and harmful bacteria. Whilst we are all aware of the bugs that lurk in our bathrooms and on kitchen worktops, often we miss other areas of the home that are just as susceptible to causing harm to our health, like our furniture. Wooden Furniture Here at Furniture Medic […]

10 things to do in your garden

The Easter weekend is a slightly different one this year with us ‘staying home’, but don’t let that stop you having fun in the garden! We’ve put together some fun activities that you and your family can do in the garden whilst the weather is nice this bank holiday weekend.  #1 Garden Easter egg hunt   If you have young children or just want […]

Home decorating tips

We’ve done our homework and accumulated a few useful tips for you to take away and implement when you’re decorating your home, so here they are:  Plan your decorating   Before splashing paint all over the walls and rearranging any furniture, make sure you have a plan written down.   Produce a colour palette for each room  To your […]

Stay home, stay connected

Being on lockdown, stuck in your house, restricted movement, social distancing, whatever you want to call it isn’t easy for a lot of people but luckily for us, in this day and age, we have a wide range of technology at our fingertips to help us stay connected.   Staying connected is important for us on a personal level […]

Mental wellbeing during isolation

With many of us perhaps feeling concerned, stressed or panicked by the current situation, we’ve put together a few ways of looking after your mental-wellbeing during these challenging times. The below is not medical advice but aimed to help a little as you face life’s current worries.   Connect with people If you are in self-isolation, you may start to feel just that, isolated. What […]

Looking after your pets during the current crisis

As Coronavirus or COVID-19 – grinds the world to a halt, many are left wondering what they can and cannot do with their pets during this pandemic.   Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers of Coronavirus, nor become poorly from it; however, your pets may be impacted if you or any members […]

10 Positive Things To Do At Home

We’ve put together a few ideas to keep your spirits up when you’re at home during the current virus outbreak:   1. Plan or Re-decorate Plan something for the future- create a mood board to re-decorate your home or research a trip for later in the year  2. Get Cooking Cook something delicious – there are […]

Keeping Positive

In these unprecedented times, you, like many others around the world may be feeling a little low in spirits. Things may seem a little gloomy but there are rays of positivity shining through.   I’ve put together a little blog on some of the lovely things which I’ve seen in the last few days in the hope of sharing a little […]

How To Maintain A Clean Home

Whilst many people are at home, now is the perfect time to give your home some TLC. Below are some hints and tips to make sure your home is clean and looking its best for you and your family.  Decluttering It’s quite amazing how much stuff we can collect over time and it’s equally amazing how […]

Homeschooling From a Full Time Working Mum… How To Survive!

Well, this is different! Being a fulltime working mum, homeschooling wasn’t something I had planned for and if you’re here reading this, I doubt you did either? But here I am and I’m trying my best to keep some normality as much as I can considering what’s going on in the world right now.  I have two children, one of […]

How to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

Working from home can be tough if you’re not used to it, so we thought we’d put together a few tips to help you through each day. Tip #1 – Create An Office You may be tempted to sit on the sofa or lie in bed whilst working from home, this is a mistake as […]

What’s The Difference Between Social Distancing, Isolation & Quarantine?

With all that’s going on in the world now, everyone needs to understand what the differences between Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine are. There is a difference between each of these terms and we’ll explain the difference below. What is Social Distancing? Social distancing should be practised by everyone, whether or not they are exposed […]

The Recommended Way To Wash Your Hands

Proper hand hygiene is the number one way to reduce the risk of infection and it’s important to wash your hands frequently and properly, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Here is the proper way to wash your hands as recommended by NHS: How to Wash Your Hands Correctly Wash your hands under […]

Removing Ink From Leather Furniture

Have your kids been drawing on your leather furniture with pens and getting ink all over them? –We’re here to help! How to remove ink from your leather furniture If you happen to mark your furniture with ink, it’s important to act quickly – but don’t be tempted to scrub it, make sure you dab […]

How to Save Flood-Damaged Furniture

A lot of homes around the UK have unfortunately been affected by the floods over the past few weeks, so we’ve put a quick post together to help save your flood-damaged furniture. Take Photographs of your flood-damaged furniture After any home disaster, you should always take photographs of any damage to your property for insurance purposes. […]

French Polishing your wooden furniture

French polishing is a type of wood finishing that’s often used on antique furniture to achieve a very glossy finish. This method involves applying multiple layers of shellac (a type of resin) to the wood in order for the surface to get a mirror-like shine. INTERESTING FACT: This method was first used in the Victorian […]