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Welcome to Saga Exceptional

We've launched a new site to help inspire our readers with insightful and entertaining content - and we'd love you to join us on our journey.

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Ways to battle bacteria without bleach

Experts share their cleaning tips and why you don't need to reach for the bleach to feel safe.

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10 ways to make spring cleaning a less ‘dreadful’ chore 

Don't despair if the thought of another spring clean leaves you joyless. We've got 10 top tips to help you get through it.

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9 stencilling patterns to try with youngsters on your walls

Stencilling is a brilliant activity to colour your walls and brighten up your interior.

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Colour Trends 2023: How to bring nature’s joy into your home

Whether you’re colour bold or colour shy, we show you how this year’s interior design colour trends have the power to change both your home and outlook.

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Expert spring cleaning hacks to save you time

Expert tips to make this your best - and easiest - spring clean ever.

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Smart lighting

Should I buy Philips Hue smart lighting?

Delving into why these smart light bulbs could be for you.

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Smart lighting

Philips Hue smart lighting: the best illumination for smart homes

Philips’ Hue lights can transform your home and garden, and they’re much easier to set up and use than you might expect.

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Smart speakers

Smart speaker vs smart display: what’s the difference?

Find out the key differences between the two and which smart device is right for you.

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Creating a home office and hobby space: 4 things you need to know 

Four things you need to know before designing a home office or hobby space if you want to boost your productivity and wellbeing