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Are you breaking the law when you vacuum?

Did you know that you could be breaking the law if you vacuum at certain times of the day? It's likely that you will have heard of several of Britain's strange laws before, such as the fact that it is illegal to be drunk and in charge of cattle in England and Wales, while MPs are not allowed to wear armour in parliament by law. But are you aware that ...

Can professional cleaners help OCD sufferers?

Approximately 12 in every 1,000 people in the UK suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health condition that often means people have to perform tasks in a certain way before they are able to relax. For many, this takes the form of cleaning, with some sufferers needing to make sure their homes are always spotless, spending hours on housework each day and starting all over again if they're ...

Our take on the unrealistic expectations of a minimal quote on cleaning services in London

The talk about minimum wage has always been a hot potato for everyone living in the UK. It seems that in the wake of all Brexit, people are more worried about the money they earn than ever. Will the minimum wage change drastically, or will it remain stable? Currently, it sits at £7.50 and has been the same for over 25 years olds, which is, in fact, the highest amount ...

Should children be paid for helping out around the house?

The average child in Britain will earn £220 during the six-week summer holidays by doing chores around the house, according to a new report. Research carried out by household appliance manufacturer Indesit found that almost one-third (32 per cent) of parents will be giving their little ones pocket money in return for helping out with domestic chores this summer, with the average going rate per chore coming in at £1.75, ...

Ensuring student hostels in London are in flawless state

One of the jobs we have always felt particularly engaged in at FastKlean is cleaning various student hostels in London. These are usually grand cleaning projects, which involve numerous cleaners to deal with a lot of rooms in minimal time frame. Our company has been dealing with this sort of cleaning projects for 6 years now. We remain a solid option as we have gained the experience needed to address ...

London Underground set for deep clean to kill bugs

Specialist cleaning teams are to be brought in on the London Underground this summer in a bid to rid the transport network of a range of bacteria and dirt. The move is part of a new air quality action plan launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan following the publication of a study last month that suggested the Tube could be putting people's health at risk. Research carried out by London Metropolitan ...

Brits ‘would pay £50,000 to never clean again’

How much money would you be willing to part with if you knew it would mean you'd never have to clean your house again? £1,000? £5,000? £10,000? None of these three options comes close to the £50,000 that more than half of respondents to a recent survey said they would be happy to pay if they never had to clean their toilet or vacuum their floor ever again. But just ...

Why doesn’t society recognise dads’ efforts around the house on Father’s Day?

In the run-up to Mother's Day each year, the shops are full of cards telling mum to put her feet up and spend the day relaxing, alongside gifts designed to help her unwind. But with many traditional gender stereotypes now outdated and men taking on more of the housework and childcare responsibilities, why don't we see the same kind of messages ahead of Father's Day? This year, Father's Day will ...

When’s the best time of day to do the housework?

How much time do you have to fit in housework each day? If you're retired, work from home or are a stay-at-home parent, you might have a little extra time in the house during the daytime to carry out household chores such as the vacuuming, which can create a lot of noise and could be deemed anti-social if done early in the morning or late at night. In fact, this ...