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Jo Plumridge

Jo Plumridge

Jo Plumridge is a freelance writer and photographer with almost 25 years of experience writing for a variety of magazines, websites and books. She writes extensively on home and tech products, along with covering photography, interior design and all things sleep-related. Outside of work, Jo fosters cats alongside her husband for a local rescue, giving her plenty of practice in dealing with tricky subjects.

Recent articles by Jo Plumridge

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Cleaning tips to make your house sparkle

No one wants to have to spend hours cleaning – our advice will help you cut through the grime for quick and easy results

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Steam irons vs garment steamers
Home appliances

Need to keep your clothes wrinkle-free? Discover whether a steam iron or garment steamer is the best choice for your fabrics

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Should I buy a mattress topper or a new mattress?

No idea whether you need to invest in a whole new mattress, or if you could get away with a topper? We’re here to help you decide

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How to clean an iron
Home appliances

A dirty iron can stain and mark your clothes, so read on to discover how to keep yours spotless and working a treat

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The best steam irons we've tested in 2024
Home appliances

We’ve tested and reviewed the best steam irons across a range of budgets to help make the dreaded chore a little bit easier

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How to clean an electric toothbrush
Dental care

Cleaning your electric toothbrush properly is just as important for good oral health as brushing. Here’s how to get it right

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Everything you can and can't carry onto a plane

Carry-on rules can be confusing, but our guide to what items are and aren’t allowed in hand luggage should save you a lot of time and effort

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Are oil-filled radiators cheap to run?

Are these portable heating options affordable to use? We look at whether oil-filled radiators are a smart way to save on your heating bills

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Why is my washing machine noisy when on the spin cycle?
Washing machines

Noisy spin cycle driving you nuts? Then a simple home fix could bring the volume right down

How to descale an iron
Home appliances

Irons need a little love and attention to keep the dreaded limescale at bay