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5 genius cleaning hacks every parent needs to know

Children are lovely, but they sure are messy. Whether they're eating, playing, going to the toilet or even trying to tidy up, it often seems like they manage to make a mess everywhere they go. If you don't have the luxury of professional cleaning help but still need to juggle keeping your house spick and span with looking after the kids, Expert Home Tips has published some great advice for ...

Mary Berry’s cleaning tips revealed (she even ‘cooks’ her own cleaning products)

The nation's adopted grandma, Mary Berry, is releasing a new book that's a little different to her usual recipe bibles, instead focusing on how to look after your home through cleaning and other household management tasks. 'Mary's Household Tips and Tricks: Your Guide to Happiness in the Home', written by Berry and her long-time assistant Lucy Young, will be published on Thursday October 5th. Mary's house has long been at ...

Millennials ‘not confident’ when it comes to housework

If you've moved out of your parents' house for the first time and aren't quite sure why you are now always surrounded by a pile of dirty plates, unironed laundry and are terrified of a light bulb going because you don't know how to change one, don't worry, you're not alone. Home interior company Hillarys has carried out a survey of 2,749 18 to 24-year-olds to discover how clued up ...

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, ...

Spending on a cleaner rather than material goods ‘could boost mental wellbeing’

Have you ever wished that you could buy time to provide you with more hours in a day? Imagine handing over money in a shop and being presented with an extra couple of hours - sounds good, right? While this may not be possible in 2017, there are ways that you can gain some of your time back, from paying a little extra for veg that is already chopped to ...

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 ...