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Free 2 seater sofa

June B in Balham
Free 2 seater sofa for collection as soon as poss. Grey covers are loose and fairly recently made. Small scatter cushions not included. Will need a van for collection from Wandsworth Common.

I'm recommending a carpet cleaner

ianfreeman in Balham
Instead of asking for recommendations, which I usually do, I'm giving one. Just had my carpets cleaned by Kevally, run by Kevin Bushell. I got four quotes, one of which was far too cheap and two of which were far too expensive. Kevin's was in the ... [ more ]
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Clare M
We used rug doctor on our sitting room carpet and literally the walkway around the bed in 2 rooms. Very pleased with the result and carpets still in one piece! We went to morrisons as they had a special offer for a 48 hour hire.

We have lost our black cat

Ms Ducky in Furzedown
We have not seen our beautiful black cat, Pepper, for several days and would love to find her. She has never been missing for this long before. Pepper is 18 months old and black from tip to toe. She has no collar, but she has been microchipped. ... [ more ]
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Jo H
That's great news. I've seen all your laminated posters. Yesterday I was talking about Pepper to my neighbour who has two black cats. He said one of his had been out for longer than normal and just as he was starting to worry, they returned totally ... [ more ]

Free 3 seater sofa bed

June B in Balham
3 seater sofa bed free for collection as soon as poss. The grey covers are loose fitted and have fairly recently been made. Small scatter cushions not included. Heavy so will need a van to collect. Wandsworth Common.

Reading Tickets

Anne-marie N in Wandsworth
Hi all am looking for 2 Reading tickets @ good price if anyone knows where I might be able to get genuine ones would be much appreciated. Thanks

2 small Kombucha scobys available

Tracey R in Upper Tooting
Hi Streetlifers, I'm making my own kombucha, which grows at quite a rate in this warm weather, so I have 2 smallish scobys to give away to 2 people. Collection in Tooting Graveney, bring your own glass jar/container - they are ready to use in the ... [ more ]

Prescription sunglasses found on Wandworth Common

NK in West Hill
I was walking my dog this morning and found a pair of prescription sunglasses in the grass.  I have bought them home with me.  Please contact me if you have lost them / know someone who has lost them.
Aviva W
You could take them to Skylark cafe or the Tennis hut on Wandsworth Common when you are next there. Both have kindly agreed to accept lost property. Unclaimed property will then be collected by the Parks Police. Kind of you to rescue the glasses!

Great live music at the Balham Bowls Club this Thursday

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Balham Bowls Club
Mat S in Streatham
The countdown to the Bank Holiday Carnival Weekend is underway, and the first event in your diary is The Payday Salon, upstairs in the magnificent Ballroom of the Balham Bowls Club on Thursday, August 25th. Be there! Every last Thursday or Friday of ... [ more ]

mother & baby groups, child minder, how to entertain single mum +8 month old?

Lucy S in Mitcham
a friend of mine is coming from Australia.  she is a single mother with an eight month old boy, who isn't crawling yet, just experimenting.  she's only with me for a week.  i have no idea what is suitable for entertaining an 8 month old.  wondered if ... [ more ]
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Lucy S
i'm in Earlsfield.  my friend and her baby arrive Thursday this week.  i'm going to be working so can't spend all the time with them and i know she has been a bit depressed, which is why i wanted to find her some company and things to do with the baby ... [ more ]
sc m
Hi Lucy S  I do recommend: Garratt Park One O'Clock Centre Siward Road London SW17 0LA Drop in centre for children under 5 and their parents/carers. No charge. Open from 1.30pm to 4pm on weekdays ( I believe Friday afternoons, it is for 0-2yr olds ... [ more ]

Mindfulness course now run by IAPT for Wandsworth residents -8 weeks, free of charge

Sylvia in Upper Tooting
"We can spend lots of mental energy chewing over things which have happened in the past, and going over stories about what we predict in the future. Developing Mindfulness is about practicing bringing our mind right into the present moment, and if we ... [ more ]
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Free Hotpoint dryer

Bring Furniture Back To Life in Summerstown
Hi,i have a Hotpoint Aquarius 7kg tumble dryer to give away. It works on a low heat. I have been advised it needs a new element for it to work on a high heat. I would like to offer it, incase someone can fix it or use it for parts.

Floor sanding

Jo M in Summerstown
We're looking for a floor sanding company ( minimum dust!) to sand and oil/varnish a kitchen/diner and hall floor- any recommendations appreciated please.

Cardboard boxes - wanted!

Ross J in Upper Tooting
Hi all Is anyone looking to get rid of any cardboard boxes suitable for a house move?  Thanks! Ross
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Front door refurbishment

Olivia A in West Hill
Looking for recommendations please of someone who could refurbish a front door - sand it down, repaint, draft proof it etc.

FREE Carpet Off Cut, Sandy Beige, Wool. 250cm x 214cm

Colin T in Tooting Graveney
Free unused sandy beige wool carpet off cut. NO underlay. Overall size 250cm x 214cm with 30cm square cut out of one corner. Situated between Balham & Tooting Bec. Collection Only. If you are interested please send a Private Message.

large glass or metal Lanterns needed for Evening Party

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I have used jam jars with some medium strong garden wire wound around the groove and then extended over the top to make a hanger. Looks very similar to some lanterns sold in the shop. Simple but effective.

Cowboy builder - beware

emmsar in Wandsworth
I had mentioned after having heard recommended, a small building/decorating called Goodnews Services. to a good friend of mine who hd to get some decorating and a new floor laid in a small one bed flat in Putney. They gave the job to the company ... [ more ]
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The problem was getting the work done within a very short time frame between vacating tenants and new ones moving in. These chaps assured them they could finish the work in time. Their usual builder was holidaying.

Oven cleaning

Stuart W in Balham
Can anyone recommend an oven cleaning company that would clean the oven, hob and stainless steel splashback.  Thanks

Balham High Road Developments

caroline w in Tooting Graveney
There are two big plots, opposite each other, just up from Tooting Bec tube, which are being developed currently.  Does anyone know what they are to become? One of the plots is the old Bedford House ( or E OR  OU as it became in its dilapidation...) ... [ more ]
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Pull the other one. That blue wings pile is Balham's Eiffel Tower - no doubt a lovely view and comfortable to live in, from what a former resident told me, but it's as ugly as from the outside.
caroline w
I think the Bedford House development is the truly ugly one.  Unlike Bedford House which sat back off the main road, the new thing is a huge, square block that will loom over the main road...

Sofa Cleaner Recommendations

Lindsay B in Southfields
I am looking for recommendations for a professional company to come and clean my sofa. My partner bought a t-shirt from Gap which unbelievably has left a large red mark on my lovely cream sofa (as well as on various other things like the bedlinen!!). ... [ more ]

Car Owners Event – Make money from your car

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The Nature Centre, Off Dorlcote Rd, London, SW18 3RT
easyCar Club in easyCar Club
Earn money from hiring your car or van when you’re not using it. It pays to rent on your terms - earn up to £3,000 a year. We already have 2,171 fully vetted members who want to rent in your area. Learn more from our owners at our event. Free ... [ more ]

Tree cut down in back yard

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Susila B
Try Jonathan Lewis - he's local, knowledgable, reasonably priced and has always done very good work for me. 07740 618 988

gardener to mow lawn

Jane S in West Hill
I'm looking for a reasonable gardner to mow my elderly mother lawn approx 40ft by 30ft, preferably a student or pensioner etc looking to earn some cash on a three weekly basis, other little gardening jobs on occasions
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Alternatives to laundrette?

Amy in Battersea
I wondered if there was a service available like Airbnb/Uber but for washing machines - where people could pay their neighbour to borrow their machine (use it in the neighbours house)? Or if anyone local does a laundry service that you can ... [ more ]
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Great ideas are often simple! Not that I need the tumble-drier but once or twice a year I need to tumble-dry the dawn-filled pillows and then it becomes an issue. Then again, taking wet pillows to a launderette would be odd...

Looking for recommendations for Oven repair person

Anu in Balham
Hello, Our old but working oven has a broken timer knob - we need someone who can fix this soon. Can you recommend a repair person who is reliable and not too expensive. Many thanks
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Michael K
If you have the make and model number you can easily get knobs on the Internet. It's a straight forward replacement. If you need any assistance to do this, please call me. Michael 07956377894 MK Repair Centre.