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Fed up of tripping over the vacuum cleaner cord or having to unplug your hoover again and again as you move round your home? It may be time to invest in a cordless vacuum cleaner.

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From cameras and lightbulbs to sensors, we took a look at the best of the new and easy to use smart home products that can get your house connected and keep you safe.
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Grilling doesn’t have to mean bog-standard burgers and sausages. We find the cooking kits to liven up your al fresco offerings
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From hanging a picture to getting through tough masonry, we find the tool for the job
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With the sun (almost) out, you’ll be comfortable in the garden with this selection of outdoor furniture
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Whether you’re after a rustic-looking wood burner, an efficient electric heater or a firepit that doubles-up as a barbecue, we find the contraptions to keep your outdoor space cosy
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Grind it, shake it, or opt for electronic seasoning. However you want to serve your salt and pepper, we select a range of the best kitchen helpers to spice up your dining table
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Even if space is tight, you can still create a horticultural haven at home with these cleverly designed planting solutions and tools
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Tempt children away from their screens and out into the garden with one of these playthings
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Don't let ragged bushes and over-grown plants get the better of your garden. Keep things in check with these bits of kit
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It’s National Gardening Week, so get your lawn in order with one of these mowers, with expert picks from Tamsin Westhrope, editor-at-large of The English Garden magazine
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Burning a delicately fragranced candle is easily the most luxurious way to fill your home with scent. Adding instant romantic light, warmth and fragrance, it can help set a mood and help you to unwind.

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