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Proud to be partnering with onHand

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with onHand, the award-winning tech for good platform that lets us act and have an impact on social and sustainability across our local communities and beyond.

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Domestic and General launch van for good

Domestic & General are launching our Van for Good, a reuse, recycle and sustainable project. As sustainability becomes the new way of thinking, doing, and living, our Van for Good will provide the transport consumers and our customers need to donate their preloved appliances.

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Platinum Jubilee Weekend: 3 royal things you can do

The four-day bank holiday weekend has finally arrived and there will be celebrations galore up and down the country and worldwide as we mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

From jubilee lunches, street parties, and the Queen's Green Canopy project to the Queen's birthday parade and trooping of colours, there will be lots of celebrations to attend.

We've rounded up a few things you and the family can do from the comfort of your home to celebrate the Jubilee this weekend.

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Getting energy saving smart with smart tech

Using smart-tech devices to get smart with saving water, energy and money day to day.

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Simple ways to save water at home

It's water-saving week, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of the issue of water use. We've put together 7 tips on simple things you can do at home.

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A guide on sustainable things to do at home this Easter

Now that the Easter holidays have hopped up on us, it is not only a time for family and friends but for all things sweet. Amongst all the chocolate eggs and sweets consumed and the list of things to do, we are here to help make sure your Easter fun is friendly to the environment.

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Meet Johnny, our Head of Customer Care

This year’s MasterChef UK has landed, and D&G’s very own Johnny Banger is competing! Find out more about him, his career, and what three people he would have over for dinner.

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Domestic & General help plant the fourth Severn Trent Commonwealth Forest

Domestic & General, joined Seven Trent Water to help plant the fourth Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Forest.

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Meet Simon Browning, our Operations Lead

Meet Simon, our Operations Lead here at Domestic and General. Simon answers a few of our quick-fire questions, reveals a secret talent, and tells us what three famous people he would have in his kayak...

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3 sustainable cleaning ideas for your zero-waste home

With summer just around the corner, spring has officially begun and there is no time like the present to start sprucing up your home. If you want to try your hand at having a zero-waste household, we have just the thing for you to get started.

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How to keep your washing machine spinning

Every washing machine needs to do a great job at keeping our clothes, towels and linen fresh and clean.

So, it is important not to take your hard-working appliance for granted by making sure you give it some TLC, this can be done through regularly deep cleaning it, to get the best results out of each and every wash.

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Meet Jaymini Desai, our Marketing Manager

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we caught up with Jaymini Desai our Marketing Manager who is our go-to for all things SEO, paid social and launching new digital channels here at D&G.

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Mums three ingredient pancake recipe

From banana to protein, oatmeal or sweet potato, there are stacks of pancake recipes to choose from. We are keeping it sweet and simple with a classic recipe passed down from one of our mums.

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How to wash your pet bedding

Wondering how to clean your pet bedding? Read on to find our five top tips on how to do it whilst looking after your appliances.

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How the Commonwealth Games 2022 will build a carbon neutral legacy

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will build a carbon neutral legacy. What is carbon neutrality, why does it matter and what are some carbon offsetting examples?

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5 activities to do with children outdoors

With many on half term this week and others eagerly awaiting their week of no alarms being set, it is time to think outside the box and get creative. Read on to find out our top DIY tips, with things that you can find around the home.

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A history of the Commonwealth Games

As we count down to the Commonwealth Games 2022, let’s have a refresher. What is the Commonwealth, what countries are in it and why do we have the Games?

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Who are the Reuse Network?

Curious about donating white goods? Want to help someone get a second hand fridge? Reuse Network help reduce waste and alleviate poverty. Find out more.

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Proud sponsors of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Domestic & General are proud sponsors of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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New Scottish fire alarm laws have come into force

Does your home have the correct smoke, heat & carbon monoxide alarms? Discover what’s changed & why every home in Scotland needs interlinked fire alarms.

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Use your tumble dryer more for less this winter

Throughout winter, many of us will be relying on tumble dryers. Here’s all you need to know about using your tumble dryer more efficiently this winter.

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Radiator Troubleshooting Advice

Looking for radiator help? Read on to find out what to do if your radiators are cold, how to bleed a radiator and other radiator problems.

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How to save energy at home and still stay cosy in winter

Find out what you can do around the house to reduce your energy usage and bills. Plus, discover some extra ways to be kinder to the planet this season.

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Be smarter about your smart appliances

What are the benefits of having a Smart house, and what to know about buying a Smart appliance.

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What to do with old appliances

Wondering how to get rid of a fridge? Or what to do with an old washing machine? There are environmentally friendly and responsible ways to do it.

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What is greenwashing?

Greenwashing is used by many brands and industries in overestimating just how eco their offerings are. Learn more about greenwashing, and how to avoid it.

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Eco cleaning tips for the home

Substituting eco friendly products for cleaning is an easy way to do your part for a more sustainable household. Find out more here.

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Reducing food waste at home

Food waste is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gas emissions. What can you do to reduce your food waste at home?

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Simple DIY tips to freshen up your home

There are plenty of small things you can do around your home that don’t require much money or expertise, but can make a big difference.

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Second-hand fridge buying guide

Thinking of getting a used fridge? With freecycled white goods growing in popularity, here’s what to think about before getting a second-hand fridge.

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Meet Kimberley, one of our Robin Hood Runners

We are proud to be a part of the 2021 Robin Hood Half Marathon, and be the official sponsors of the volunteers. We are proud to be a part of the 2021 Robin Hood Half Marathon, and be the official sponsors of the volunteers.

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We're here to help more people freecycle

For sustainable living, many focus on recycling plastic or waste. But how you reuse appliances could prevent landfill waste and help people in need.

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Register My Appliance Week 2022

We all rely hugely on our fridges, washing machines and microwaves for keeping our busy lives on track, but would your appliance manufacturer know which machines you have and where to find you if a fault came to light with your model?

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Save energy and the planet with your dishwasher

The final part of The Energy Saving article series focuses on how you can use your dishwasher more efficiently and how you can save both money and energy during the winter months ahead.

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Using your boiler in warmer weather

Should you turn off your boiler completely when it’s warm out?
Check out our central heating tips and boiler care over summer.

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A guide to rinse aids, dishwasher salt and tablets: all your questions answered

From whether you need rinse aids to understanding the purpose of dishwasher salt, we’ve put together a guide answering every question you might have.

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Register your appliances today

Registering your appliance might not be the first thing you think of when moving to a new house or upgrading products in your home.

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How to choose a new boiler

When the time comes to replace the boiler, it’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing the cheapest option that works - or the first one you come across - just to keep the heating and hot water flowing.

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Repair or replace: a guide

Broken fridge? Washing machine out of action? When it comes to broken down white goods, when should you repair and when is it time to replace?

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Meet Luke Whitehorn, our Marketing Director

Luke has worked at Domestic and General for over 5 years and looks after the marketing digital team.
He shares shares a little about him, life at D&G and a few fun facts along the way.

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How to wash your workout wear and gym clothes

After hours of running the sweat wicking technology of most modern sportswear means it needs to be looked after to keep it clean and fresh!

We have compiled our top hints and tips to keep your kit working as hard as you do.

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Tumble dryer do's and don'ts

Before turning on the tumble dryer, you might want to check if you can actually dry that outfit or those bedsheets. Here’s our guide to safe tumble drying.

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Moving house? Here's how to move your white goods stress free

Offer on your dream house has been accepted, the bad news: you're going to have to organise moving house. These are our top tips to help move your white goods safely and make the big day go smoothly.

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It’s Register My Appliance Week

Launched in 2015 as an industry-wide initiative Register My Appliance by AMDEA is a safety initiative to ensure appliance-owners were contactable in the event of a recall.

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Meet Kam Kandola, our Sales Director

Kam has worked at Domestic and General for over 9 years but has over 20 years’ experience in winning new prospect clients within a range of sectors.
He talks about his role, shares his insights and what life is like for him at D&G.

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Don’t let blocked drains drain your finances – drain care tips and tricks

Looking to find out how to unblock drains or how to unblock a sink? We’ve got all you need to know about drain care and maintenance here.

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Common fridge faults and how to fix them

Though refrigerators generally operate very dependably, sometimes they can break down, and, when they do, the food inside can spoil in a hurry.

Before booking a repair engineer, there are some things we can troubleshoot and repair ourselves, and as a result, may save time and money in the long run.

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Save energy and the planet with your fridge freezer

In the first part of The Energy Saving series we look at one of the most trusty but expensive appliances – the fridge freezer.

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Domestic & General to open new operations hub in Nottingham

Domestic & General to move into new flagship hub in Nottingham with current offices turned into student flats

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Save energy and the planet with your laundry habits

The second part of The Energy Saving series focuses on how changing your laundry habits using your washing machine and tumble dryer can help you save money.

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Eco-friendly detergents good for you and the planet

Over the past few years, we have all become more aware of the products we use and the harm they might have on the environment.

We have gathered the eco products you need to introduce to your weekly wash day that are good for you and the planet.

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The best herbs to grow indoors

Enjoy fresh herbs all year long! It doesn't matter if you have a garden or not, you can still grow herbs even on a windowsill inside. Learn how to start an indoor herb garden, and which herbs do well for year-round cooking.

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How hard water affects your appliances

Find out how hard water can affect your dishwasher and washing machine, what you can do to reduce scale and learn more about water softeners.

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Finding the right tumble dryer

What’s the difference between a heat pump dryer and a condenser dryer? Which tumble dryer is the quickest? We answer these and more of your questions.

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Defrosting a Freezer Safely - Your Questions Answered

As it’s part of running a home, like cleaning an oven, there will come a time when most of us will have to defrost a freezer. That’s why we’ve put together some questions and answers to help.

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5 Ways to Make Your Fridge Last Longer

How long should a fridge last? Is it time to replace your fridge? We answer these questions and more.

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Oven Cleaning Help and Advice

Have you wanted to know how often you should clean your oven, or what to use? Read on for more oven cleaning help and advice.

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How to keep your house warm in winter

While the lifespan of the average boiler is 12 years, it’s important to maintain it regularly to ensure maximum longevity. If your boiler and central heating system are working efficiently you’ll use less fuel and will benefit from lower heating bills.

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Top 5 tips for winter heating

A broken-down boiler might make you want to immediately pick up the phone and call for help, but there are a few things you could try first to prevent any problems.

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No hot water? Here are some things you can check

If you are expecting warm water from your taps only to discover that you only have cold, it can be both unpleasant and inconvenient. This guide will help you to identify and solve common causes of hot water problems.

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Heating not coming on? There could be a simple fix...

It’s that time of year again, one of the busiest for heating engineers, when people start to turn their heating on after having been off for the summer months.

There could be any number of reasons why your boiler has stopped working, but thankfully there are a few that you can easily fix yourself.

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Taking care of your gas appliances

If your home has gas appliances or fittings, you need to be aware of the risks of unsafe gas work and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances.

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What is a smart fridge and do I need one?

What is the Internet of Things, how does it work and how will it impact on your life in the home.

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Meet Dan Whitehouse, our Product Owner

We caught up with Dan Whitehouse, Product Owner within our Digital Team here at D&G who is pivotal in making these ongoing transformations.

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Domestic and General proudly supports LGBTQ+

Whilst we cannot take to the streets to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride this year, we will still be showing our support.

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Salute the NHS: One Million Meals

Salute the NHS, a not for profit and private sector led campaign serving the NHS frontline during the covid-19 crisis, fulfilled its promise to serve 1 million meal packs to critical medical teams.

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D&G Service and Salute the NHS

Meet Juan Domestic and General's Service Director who talks about what D&G have been doing over the last 8 weeks.

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Common dishwasher problems and how to fix them

Although your dishwasher can take all the strain away from washing up, and helps hygienically clean your dishes, it still needs some assistance from time to time in order to effectively be able to perform.

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How to extend the lifetime of your washing machine

The humble washing machine is the workhorse of a household. By following some simple hints and tricks you could add a few more years to your machine’s lifetime.

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Meet Jeffery Fung, our Data Science Manager

Jeff has worked at Domestic and General for just over 2 years and was the third member of our data science team. He shares his insights and what life is like for him at D&G.

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Stay active during COVID-19

Social isolation is going to be a challenge for those who love to keep active, with gyms closed and limited outside activity allowed, people are finding new ways to work out at home.

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Working from home - Our top five tips

Working from home may seem like a dream for many people. That is until you have to do it yourself. These are our top tips on how to do it well.

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3 ways to fix your tumble dryer

We have compiled the top 3 issues with tumble dryers and some helpful hints on how to fix them.

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Welcome to Domestic & General

For over a hundred years, Domestic & General have been a trusted provider of aftercare for millions of domestic appliances.

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Foods that last longer outside of the fridge

Here’s some tips on everyday foods that might be better off in the cupboard.

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Supporting the NHS

D&G partner with Salute The NHS to feed 1 million meals to vital frontline NHS teams.

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5 ways to fix your washing machine

From problems with the spin cycle to blockages in the drain hose, we’ve pulled together some of the top washing machine faults and tips on how to fix them. Hopefully they will help you get yours up and running again soon.

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Top 5 tips to help make your food last longer

These are some of our top tips for making your food stretch that little bit further

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How to make your home more energy efficient and save money

Here are some tips to help you reduce energy consumption, and could increase your disposable income.

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Smart home trends for 2020 and beyond

Tomorrow’s smart home won’t need to send you alerts and wait for your instructions. They’ll take care of that for you. Check out some of our favourites.

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Working from home needn't be a pain in the neck

If you’re new to home working, or looking to improve your home office conditions, here are our tips to help you be happier and more productive.