Remove stubborn pet hair from carpet by running a rubber-edged window squeegee across the affected area. A damp rubber glove does the same job on soft furnishings.
With temperatures on the up, relief at home is soon to be guaranteed. You will soon be able to switch on or adjust the temperature of compatible cooling systems fitted with the Zen Smart Thermostat, from wherever you are using your phone or tablet. To find out more, go to telstra.com.au/smart-home.
In good taste
Keep white wine chilled without diluting it by using frozen grapes rather than ice cubes.
Coat a toothbrush with hairspray to tame fly-away strands without risking sticky helmet-hair or disturbing an almost-perfect up-do.
Nobody ever need know you’re on holiday, thanks to new SengLED Smart Light bulbs, which can be programmed to come on when you’re not there for a night, a weekend or even a month. Likewise, don’t come home to a dark house: the same bulbs can be teamed with a motion sensor to turn on when the front door opens. To find out more, go to telstra.com.au/smart-home.
Ring of truth
Watermarks left by condensation on wooden surfaces can often be removed by coating them in mayonnaise (the sooner the treatment, the more successful the result). Leave overnight then wipe clean in the morning.