Cleaning Your Home Easily

Cleaning Your Home Easily

There are lots of ways to go about cleaning your home, and one of the best is through writing up a detailed plan of action.  This allows you to work across the whole house without missing anything, and at the same time, allowing you to spread the load across a week or more. Writing your schedule, you should include tasks which need to be done daily (such as washing dishes, laundry, vacumming some rooms) and tasks which need to be…

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Christmas Cleaning for the Advent Season

Christmas Cleaning for the Advent Season

Christmas is a fabulous time of the year – we open our homes to family and friends and decorate to bring joy and merriment to all….until we realise that our homes really could do with a good clean before our festive visitors arrive! Bathrooms are essential for the cleaning schedule this month – your guests are always going to need to use this room, so ensure it is perfectly clean when you have visitors.  Put a scented toilet block in…

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Clean Curtains and Blinds for a Healthy Home

Clean Curtains and Blinds for a Healthy Home

One of the parts of our homes which we often forget to keep clean is our curtains and blinds.  This can be because they are seen as a fixture of the house, rather than a piece of furniture.  Also, because they are often quite large and bulky, it can be difficult to know how to clean them! Curtains can often be washed in normal washing machines, depending on the fabric.  Check if there is a cleaning label on your curtains…

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Cleaning Tips for Candle Lovers

Cleaning Tips for Candle Lovers

Autumn and winter are often seasons where we enjoy lighting candles in our homes.  These can be a source of additional cleaning needs though!  One of the main cleaning issues with candles is the risk of spilt wax.  It is easy enough to clean wax off surfaces and fabrics with a little know how. Wax on carpets and furnishings looks terrible, but can be removed with some clever tools.  The first thing you need to do is scrape off as…

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Autumnal Cleaning Tasks for Your Home and Garden

Autumnal Cleaning Tasks for Your Home and Garden

It is now September and a good chance to take stock of your household cleaning needs for the season!  One of the things many people like about this time of year is the changing colours in the trees and garden – it is important to rake up fallen leaves when they are on your garden and patio – these can become slippery and messy before you know it.  Why not store your leaves in bin bags and create leaf mold…

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Should You Hire a Cleaning Company?

Should You Hire a Cleaning Company?

Many households around the country decide to take on a cleaning company to manage their everyday house cleaning tasks.  This is fantastic for busy homes, where family commitments and work can take over your whole life!  Lots of people consider hiring a cleaner as a bit of a luxury, but it really needn’t be viewed in this way. You can easily find a local cleaner by searching online.  You might want to have a think about the sort of tasks…

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How to Get Your Stainless Steel Appliances Looking Great

How to Get Your Stainless Steel Appliances Looking Great

Owning stainless steel kitchenware or bathroom ware can be a great way to make your home look modern and stylish, but you will also notice how quickly they gather dust and finger marks.  Let me tell you all about a little known trick for keeping your stainless steel goods looking fantastic for longer… The top trick for completely shiny stainless steel surfaces is the use of a tiny drop of baby oil or olive oil on a cloth to polish…

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Using Your Vacuum Cleaner More Effectively

Using Your Vacuum Cleaner More Effectively

You may think that hoovering your carpets is an easy task which does not require much thought, other than plugging in your cleaner and going for it.  There are ways you can actually use your vacuum cleaner more effectively though, to get your home clean and smelling fresh! One thing to do every time you clean is check your hoover bag or dust bowl to see if it needs emptying or changing.  Having a full bag can make your hoover…

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How to Get Candle Wax Off Your Carpet

How to Get Candle Wax Off Your Carpet

There are several ways to get wax off your carpet, but our favourite (and possibly the easiest) is to melt the wax off.  For this, you will need a brown paper bag (or some sheets of paper/kitchen towels), an iron and a basic carpet cleaning spray.  You might also want a vacuum cleaner to run over once you have finished. Begin by placing the paper bag on top of the wax.  Set the iron to a medium heat, with no…

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Simple Recipes for Making Your Own Carpet Cleaner

Simple Recipes for Making Your Own Carpet Cleaner

Professional carpet cleaning products can be expensive and are often packed with unknown chemicals.  By making your own cleaning solutions, you can be sure the products are safe for you and your family to use.  Here are some easy to use recipes. Conditioning Carpet Cleaner This is most similar to commercial carpet cleaners.  Simply combine the following in a bucket: 2 tablespoons of liquid washing detergent 1/4 cup liquid all purpose cleaner 1 scoop of OxiClean powder (or similar brand)…

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