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6 Cleaning mistakes that you would never realise you’re making

1. Overloading your dishwasher I’m guilty of this one, piling as much as humanly possible into the dishwasher, putting in the dishwasher tablet and then hoping for the best. The worse thing about it is, if you have prewashed your dishes, you might not even realise that they haven’t been properly cleaned (gross!). Make sure that you regularly clean your dishwasher, don’t overload it and use a quality dishwasher tablet to ensure maximum results. We would strongly recommend using Glaze All In One Tablets.   2. Using Dish soap on wooden chopping boards This is something that many of us probably do but is one of the most dangerous cleaning mistakes that you can make. Washing up liquid will not kill the germs that...

Move out of the way Beauty Bloggers- The Cleaning Queens are here!

Move out of the way Beauty Bloggers- The Cleaning Queens are here! A wave of influencers are taking over social media, in particular Instagram. Instead of plugging their favourite eye shadows and sharing contouring tips, they're posting their advice for squeaky-clean surfaces and how to achieve that picture perfect show home. Unlike the world of beauty bloggers, cleaning influencers value function over form and focus their content on cleaning your home in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible. Mrs Hinch Sophie Hinchcliffe is a self-proclaimed ‘cleaning crazy’ woman from Essex, whose desire for cleaning has gained her an army of fans. Known as Mrs Hinch, 28-year-old Sophie’s top tips have gained...

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Successful Cleaning Business 

If you're looking to establish a cleaning business but feel daunted by the challenges prospective business owners face, you've come to the right place! Our guide will provide the insight you need to make a success of your new venture. A cleaning company should be one of the easiest businesses to set up. Once you've done your homework you'll realise that you won't need much in the way of start-up capital, and the legal implications aren't as demanding as they might be for some other business ideas. Reassured? You should be. But that doesn't mean the process won't be completely painless. The success of almost every business is dependent on the hard work of its owner, and that's where we'll start&h...

Is your kitchen a breeding ground for harmful bacteria?

Is your kitchen a breeding ground for harmful bacteria? No matter how clean your kitchen may be, common bacteria can lurk on your cooking tools and other hard, non-porous surface areas. Research has shown that E.coli, salmonella and staph is often found in both domestic and commercial kitchens around the UK .(1) The study conducted, also found that kitchens are often covered in potentially harmful micro-organisms such as Campylobacter.  Consumer hygiene habits have frequently been found to be inadequate and relate both to microbial growth, survival and cross-contamination. (2) Raw Chicken A government food survey has found that most raw chicken sold in the UK contains campylobacter, a bacterium that can cause...

How cleanliness can affect your mental health

How cleanliness can affect your mental health Messy spaces can negatively affect your mental health Whether it’s at home, at work or even in the car, the cleanliness and organisation of the environment that you’re in can affect your mental health. Being in environments that are cluttered can make for easy distractions, which can negatively affect the brain’s ability to process information to the best of its ability and leave you feeling disconcerted. This means that it is not only important keep your home clean and tidy, but also your workspace – whether this is a desk, van, office or anything in between. By keeping the area clean and tidy, you can increase productivity and develop healthy habits at work. habits...

How to have a clean home and a pet

How to have a clean home and a pet As a nation, we absolutely adore our pets. Long gone are the days where our pets were simply working companions who weren’t allowed in the house. Now they not only cuddle with us on the sofa to watch Eastenders but they sleep in our beds, go on trips in the car and (in our case even come to work with us). “Peew-Yewhh” If that’s the first noise someone makes when they walk through your door,  because your house smells like dog, you need to read this blog post. It doesn’t just reflect badly on you, it makes your guests feel uncomfortable and isn’t particularly pleasant for your dog. Pet Smells Thorough vacuum Take all of the furniture apart, pillow...

How to get your family to help around the house

Families- whether in a traditional sense or more non-traditional, are the foundation of society. That’s why on the 15th May every year we have an international day to recognise families. It was founded by United Nations in 1994 and celebrates the importance of families, people, societies and culture around the world. For that reason, today’s blog post is all about how to get your family to help out more with cleaning in the family home. A lone warrior Do you find yourself desperate for help? Frustrated and exhausted from doing everything around the house, with no help from your loved ones. You’re not alone, many people are in the same position. Follow our easy guide on how to get your family to help more around the...

Essential Kitchen Cleaning Hacks Using Lemons

How does the saying go? When life gives you lemons making lemonade? Well we say, when life gives you lemons. Get cleaning your kitchen! Follow these 5 simple cleaning hacks to get your kitchen shining.. #1 Cheese Grater It’s so frustrating when your grater has little bits of cheese stuck in the holes, sometimes even after they’ve been through the dishwasher. Cut a lemon in half and then ‘grate’ the fleshy side of the lemon on both sides of your cheese grater. The lemon oil and juice help to cut the dairy fat and break up any of those proteins. After a quick rinse you should find that the lemon has done an excellent job and it also saves you from ripping apart your sponges! #2 Clean your Kettle If you’...

Ditch the Gym and Clean Your Home

Burn calories cleaning your home It can be really quite expensive to go the gym and just how daunting is it knowing that you’ve booked onto a class or that you have a 20 minute session on the treadmill lurking. Well….good news because research has found that cleaning your home might burn just as many calories as a gym session. Incorporating the cleaning into your daily workout could potentially do wonders for reaching your weight goals in time for a summer holiday. Dr Clark of Sharecare Fitness has stated that it is possible to burn anywhere between 100 to 300 calories per hour whilst going about the housework, this does depend on the activity and rigorousness that is emphasised during the actions too. Boost the burn...

World Asthma Day

What is Asthma?   I'm sure we are all aware of Asthma and the effects that it can have on a person’s day to day life and wellbeing but for those of you who may not, here’s a bit of a definition.   “Asthma is a common, chronic lung disease that can cause breathing difficulties and it affects sufferers to varying degrees. For some people, general treatment can allow them to live their lives normally but unfortunately for others the disease can be quite serious.”   Asthma is caused by the swelling and inflammation of the bronchial tubes, it can be a reaction to allergens, exercise, stress or changes in temperature. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although...