Saga Magazine Author

Melanie Whitehouse

Melanie Whitehouse has written for most national newspapers and interiors magazines during her 30-year career. She is founder of the Book Lovers' Supper Club which brings top authors to mid Sussex, and is prevented from straying too far from home by an elderly Burmese rescue cat called Maisie.

Latest Articles from Melanie

 A clean iron
Home & Garden

How to clean an iron

Clean your iron soleplate to remove sticky residue and mineral deposits.

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Get well soon teddy and flowers
Relationships

Gift ideas for a sick friend

Here are some suggestions that will spread a little happiness.

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Garden party
Home & Garden

How to throw a winning garden party

Tips and ideas for a successful summer garden party.

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Architect
Home & Garden

Should you hire an architect?

It pays to get an architect on board early on for large building projects.

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Clean wooden floors
Home & Garden

How to clean wooden floors

Get tatty flooring shining again with our guide to cleaning wooden floors.

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Cleaning a sofa
Home & Garden

How to clean a sofa

Remove dirt and refresh your upholstery's colour.

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Vacuuming a mattress
Home & Garden

How to clean a mattress

Reduce dust mites, get rid of stains and improve hygiene.

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Interior designer
Home & Garden

Should you hire an interior designer?

We ask the experts why they recommend using an interior designer.

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Tidy front of house
Home & Garden

Increase your home's kerb appeal

Spruce up the front of your house with these quick fixes.

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