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"Hints and Things is my way of trying to share all those little pearls of wisdom
that used to be passed from generation to generation"
June Jackson

For all those pet matters and any animal related subjects, visit the Kennel Why not come out to the garden for tips and advice on many subjects relating to gardening and nature For all things musical this is your place If it is culinary information you need e.g. recipes, shortcuts, weights and measure etc. My Games room includes puzzles, brain teasers, game cheats and much much more For hints and things for everyday life try here Bathroom contains information, hints, tips and advice on things such as hair, make-up, beauty, weight and much much more For reference matters try the library For all those stain removal, cleaning and laundry tips everyone loves The workshop contains hints,tips, and information on DIY, hobbies and crafts Visit the garage for many hints and things relating to cars and motoring If it doesn't belong in any other room, try here! For information, hints, tips, advice and help relating to raising children including games, nursery rhymes etc., to keep them amused Another great reference room with many subjects covered from small business and home finance to reference resources In order to help you locate the information, hint or tip you are looking for, we have used a house plan format with information being placed in the most appropriate room. With so much information it is hard to give an indication of each rooms contents but hover over a room and a list of the hints and tips that you may find will appear. Of course you can always just search Hints and Things by using the search link below


Hello, thanks for popping in, whilst you are here why not take a look around. There is something for everybody - information, advice, hints, tips, interesting articles on a wide range of subjects such as DIY, stain removal, car maintenance, beauty, finance, sports, hobbies, gardening, pets, children and much, much more. 

Click on a room, either on the above plan or side panel, to see what is on offer in that particular room.

You will find - Car and motoring topics in the Garage; Cleaning and laundry in the Utility Room; DIY, hobbies and crafts in the Workshop; Cosmetics, beauty and healthcare in the Bathroom and so on. With nearly 1000 pages it is impossible to mention everything but that is the fun of it, go and explore you never know what you may find behind the door.

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 If you are looking for something in particular it maybe quicker and easier to SEARCH THE SITE  






Nobody knows the future, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared by having an inventory of our worldly possessions for our homes. To find out more on how to make a good inventory for your home insurance policy read our guide on how to make an inventory for insurance purposes.


Plumbing disasters - A comprehensive home insurance policy with accidental damage cover will replace items damaged by plumbing disasters. Read our guide to find out how else you can handle plumbing disasters.


Download your carpet voucher now from Fun on the Floor: your guide for carpet flooring ideas!


How to fit a dog collar correctly - in order for a collar to be effective and comfortable it needs to be correctly fitted.  This article gives 8 tips on how to ensure your dog's collar is a perfect fit.


Carpet care, cleaning tips and stain removal - prevention is better than cure.  How to keep carpets looking tidy and how to remove those stubborn stains.


At some time or other I expect you have received an email asking you to forward it to friends and family but did you know this can encourage spam and, perhaps even worse, introduce viruses to your computer and to those to whom it is forwarded. This article gives advice on how to prevent spam and viruses when forwarding emails.


If you look after your garden shed, log cabin or summer house it should last for years, what do you know about Garden Shed Maintenance ?


These days we hear a lot about online security and fraud but there are some things you can do to help prevent identity theft.




Properties to Rent

Van Insurance

Greenwood - bad credit loans specialists

Check out Provident Cash Loans if you need to borrow under £500.  


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Choose from a range of Car Insurance deals from Hastings Direct.

Roller Garage Doors

Used Cars

Learn how a renewable energy provider in Australia helps protect the environment with solar and green energy.



Visit our site for house insurance , landlords' insurance and cheap car insurance.  Quoteline Direct for all your insurance needs.




Cheap Home Insurance from Post Office

Netcars supply cheap cars and car loans in the UK 

UK Payday Loans offers short term cash loans and payday loans for UK residents.




No genuine tickets will be on sale until Spring 2011 so don't be deceived by anyone offering them prior to that date.



A quick guide to the contents of each room

There are over 900 pages on this site covering a diverse range of subjects.  These have been split up into 14 different rooms in the hope that this will make it easier for visitors to find what they want. Some are fairly obvious e.g. cleaning/stain removal will be in the Utility Room, anything to do with cars, transport etc., will be found in the Garage whilst parenting and child related topics are in the Nursery.  Some things maybe a little harder to define, below you will find the location of some of the more obscure items. 



The spareroom covers all those things which do not fit comfortably in other rooms. 

As there is no bedroom in the Hints and Things house you have to visit the Spareroom  for information, hints and tips on subjects such as bed linen, soft furnishings, blinds, decor, rugs, flooring but it also covers shopping, gifts and many other subject e.g. 

Time4Sleep Beds - Time4Sleep offer a fantastic range of beds including Leather, Children's, Wooden & Metal Beds in All Shapes & Sizes.

Luxury Wooden Blinds and Roman blinds.

Wooden Blinds Direct is an online window blinds store offering a huge selection of designer wooden blinds at discount prices.  We also offer a free sample service across all ranges of our fantastic wooden blinds.

Voucher codes - if you are looking for online vouchers CouponSnapshot UK offers more than 15,000 free voucher codes, promotional discount codes and deals from up to 4,500 online retailers.

 Daxon home shopping & clothing catalogue


Kitchen Hints, articles and topics relating to food, cooking and the kitchen such as kitchen appliances,  can be found here, with the home improvement side of things being in the Workshop. 

Kitchen Design, Fitted Kitchens

Good Food Guide and Restaurants

 Kitchens Surrey

Huge range of cheap blinds made to measure and ready made top quality blinds.

Office The office section contains a wide variety of articles, hints and information on subjects such as jobs, job interviews, paper sizes, home finance, mortgages, computers, technology etc.


Home Insurance


Offset mortgages
An offset mortgage is a way of using what is in your savings and current accounts to reduce the mortgage balance you are charged interest on.
Tracker mortgages
A tracker mortgage could be ideal for you if you want a mortgage that moves in line with Barclays Bank Base Rate.
Fixed rate mortgages
Our fixed rate mortgages give you security of a set monthly repayment for a specific period, regardless of how interest rates perform.
Buy to let mortgages
We could help you find the ideal Buy to Let mortgage - so all you have to do is find the perfect tenants.

Workshop The workshop is home to crafts and hobbies as well as anything to do with home improvements and DIY.

Signature Contractors: Your source for leading 
home remodeling experts


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Home page last updated on 3rd August, 2010.

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