Most of us have some sort of daily routine for cleaning the kitchen, even if it’s just cleaning up after we’ve cooked. We might wipe the counters and perhaps sweep up any bits of food that have fallen onto the floor while we made dinner, and we’ll probably do the washing up or load up the dishwasher. Some homeowners will do a thorough clean of the kitchen every few months or so – perhaps clearing the surfaces and giving them a wash with disinfectant, washing down the cupboards, mopping the floor and cleaning the oven, fridge and freezer. But do you know where the dirtiest parts of your kitchen are? These should be the places you clean (or have cleaned by a professional) on a regular basis to stop germs spreading. Continue reading
New year, new you. And new dazzlingly sparkly home. The first few weeks of 2018 are the perfect time to start putting plans in place for making your home look its best this year. This doesn’t necessarily mean putting together a hardcore cleaning schedule for yourself – it could simply mean deciding to invest in regular professional cleaning to keep your house looking spotless and freeing up some time for yourself. However you want to approach your new year’s resolution of keeping on top of housework and making your home look beautiful and tidy at all times, here are some tips to help you create a spick-and-span home for 2018. Continue reading
Are you having friends round for nibbles and drinks on Christmas Eve? Or hosting Christmas Day for all the family? Perhaps you’re having the in-laws over for a Boxing Day lunch, or getting some couples round for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whatever you’re getting up to this Christmas and New Year, if you’re having people over, then you no doubt want your house to look its best.
From hoovering up those pesky pine needles from the Christmas tree and treating any red wine spillages on the carpet to catching up on general cleaning, there’s a lot to do to keep your home sparkling over the festive period. If you’re short on time or would rather get on with enjoying Christmas (we wouldn’t blame you!), then you could always consider hiring a professional cleaner to take care of the Christmas cleaning for you. Continue reading
A new carpet is a delightful addition to the home. It has that distinctive new carpet smell, a springy feel as you walk across it, and a beautifully smart appearance. Over time, however, carpets do become worn – whether this is simply from walking on them every day or due to slight damage caused by say moving furniture on them or somebody dragging mud in on their shoes. But this doesn’t mean that you need to accept living with a worn carpet or buy a replacement: there are many ways that you can bring life back to an old carpet. Here are a few tips for doing so. Continue reading
Hiring a professional cleaner is all about making your life easier, ensuring that your home looks as sparkling and beautiful as possible at all times – even when your schedule is hectic.
As such, you should feel relaxed and like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders when your cleaner visits. There is very little that cleaners require homeowners to do beforehand, but it may put your mind at ease to do a bit of preparation – especially if this is your first clean. Here are just some quick tips about preparing your home for a professional clean. Continue reading
Your home is your palace, so making sure it is in tip-top condition at all times is probably a priority. If you take care to look after your home, then it can be frustrating when a cleaning mishap means that an unsightly stain or mark is left behind. Here are a few tips on how to avoid some of the most common house cleaning mishaps to make sure your home sparkles. Continue reading
Cleaning your electrical appliances in the kitchen, lounge and bedroom can make a real difference to the overall appearance of cleanliness in your home. They are easy to overlook if you are in a hurry to get the place looking spotless; but, because they are generally small and unusually shaped, they gather dust and grime quickly, which means that they need to be cleaned regularly. Steel kettles, for example, can soon lose their shine and start to look dull – often due to the build-up of oil and grease in the kitchen – while stereo systems and TVs can quickly form a layer of dust that means the lounge doesn’t feel as fresh as it should, even after you’ve hoovered and polished the surfaces. With this in mind, here are some tips on how you can make your home appliances sparkle as part of a ‘quick blitz’ on your home. Continue reading
There’s no better feeling than having a good declutter and being able to breathe in your home again. After all, your house should be somewhere you can relax, not a place that makes you think about chores every time you walk in. Now, decluttering the entire house can seem like a big task, especially if you have young children, but that is why we have put together these five ideas to help you get started. Don’t you just feel better already? Continue reading
Indoor plants can create a wonderfully relaxing environment, and they also help to cleanse the air and beautify your home. However, even the most green-fingered gardener can find that caring for indoor plants is a challenge, as they seek to create a plant-friendly environment that doesn’t come with added messiness (and extra insect wildlife). Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can nurture your house plants without sacrificing your lovely clean home to the cause, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of a greener living space. Continue reading
Making the decision to hire a domestic cleaner can be a daunting one, especially if it will be the first time you have welcomed a stranger into your personal living space. The good news is that many families find they are able to build positive, long-lasting relationships with their cleaner; however, this usually only comes from having taken the initial time and effort to thoroughly assess whether the employee is the right fit for them. Here, we outline a few questions you should be asking on your hunt to finding the perfect domestic cleaner. Continue reading