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Essentially Local offers a directory of local businesses and services which encourages the community around Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford and Wolverton to shop local. You'll find articles, useful information, reader offers and a competition. There is something for every age group. Read on to find out more.

New Life into Old

New Life into Old Furniture CUSTOM DESIGN Commission Dan @ The Outhouse MK to make you a custom piece, he also makes these fun LED lights – all reclaimed. RE-USE Sand back original floorboards for a modern clean feel, accessorise your coffee table or other surfaces with beautiful blooms like these from Back To The Fuchsia, Stony Stratford SUPPLIERS Back to the Fuchsia 01908 939118 Outhouse Creations The Happy Tree Furniture Company Mrs B’s Emporium Church Street Wolverton 01908 968230 TOP TIP Local experts in upcycling like Happy Tree Furniture Company can turn industrial pallets into amazing furniture like this table. DIY Roll up your sleeves and invest in some good chalk paint, like this grey cabinet (above) the end result can be so rewarding. TAKE A LOOK: Pippa Grout 07873 586990 38 I CAN HELP YOU... Hello I'm Pippa and I believe we should all live in spaces we love. I can help you with practical advice from selling your home, finding inspired solutions for challenging spaces, home styling and accessorising, to a full revamp and more. My knowledge of all things home and design combined with my friendly approach will help you to create your dream home. Whatever your budget, property size or design preferences, I would love to hear from you. Please mention Essentially Local when responding to advertisers

Getting Cleaner Local business Stony Dry Cleaners have been washing, cleaning and removing stains from our clothes and household items since 1993. They pride themselves on using up-to-date techniques & solvents to ensure the best possible stain removal as well as hygiene. Owner Stephen Clark explained; “Dry cleaning is more than just looking good, it’s also about hygiene and health. Bed bugs, for example, can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks so it’s important to keep bedding clean.” Stony Dry Cleaners clean duvets, both polyester and feather, at 40°C in an anti-bacterial detergent, along with a fabric conditioner. (Non-bio detergents available on request). This will kill 99.9% of bacteria including MRSA & E-coli. If you don’t clean your duvets be warned - a study found over 20,000 live house mites, along with their faeces in one duvet. After cleaning make sure you store you item in a breathable duvet cover not plastic bags to prevent moisture and mould growth. If you spill something or one of your children has an accident on the duvet, aim to get it to the cleaners as Feature soon as possible before any stain sets in. The other rule is don’t chop the cleaning instructions off as you risk damage to your items during the cleaning process. To get your duvet and pillow cleaned give Stony Dry Cleaners a call, prices depend on what you need cleaning and how quickly you need it returned. Stay clean with Stony Dry Cleaners full range of dry cleaning, laundry and ironing services – from express and same day to standard. You can also save time with their collection and delivery service. Stony Dry Cleaners 7 Swinfens Yard, High Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1SY 01908 263001 To advertise please call 01908 380777 39

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