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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 But with many traditional gender stereotypes now outdated and men taking on more of the housework and childcare responsibilities, why don't we see the same kind of messages ahead of Father's Day?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 ...

A-class cleaning for an A-class car dealership

Part of our work involves cleaning after building companies and transforming the site they worked on. Our aim is always to ensure that they hand over their project in pristine condition. Sometimes we are approached by building companies and other times by flooring companies in need of assistance when dealing with the job. The site we were hired to help with was the Jaguar & Land Rover car dealership in ...

A comprehensive cleaning guide for the end of your commercial tenancy

Moving to a new office space can be an exciting time for a business, with a new environment and a fresh start to look forward to. However, it's not as simple as getting everyone to pack up their belongings at the end of a Friday afternoon before turning up with them at the new place on the Monday morning. Vacating a commercial space brings with it a certain degree of ...

Prime minister and her husband reveal how they divide up the housework

[caption id="attachment_8138" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo credit: itv.com / PA[/caption] Does the prime minister have to cook her own meals and do the washing up afterwards? Does Theresa May get let off the housework by her husband because she has the small extra responsibility of running the country? And do the Mays have to take their own rubbish out at Number 10? These are all questions that many of us have ...

Spring cleaning ‘becoming less appealing’ for UK householders

The annual spring clean used to be something that households looked forward to, as a welcome chance to dust away the winter cobwebs - both literally and figuratively - let some fresh air in and leave the house gleaming in the early spring sun. But according to new research from Appliances Direct, Brits are finding spring cleaning less appealing than ever as their lives are becoming increasingly busy and the ...

Cleaning the oven tops list of Britain’s most-hated household chores

Love it or loathe it, housework simply has to be done. Some find it relaxing and good for their mental health to keep on top of domestic chores, but others dread it and put it off for as long as possible. According to the results of a new survey carried out by Anglian Home Improvements, the average Brit is putting off six household chores at any one time, with men ...

How to clean your house with condiments

How do you like to eat your chips? Whether you're a fan of classic British chip shop chips dripping in salt, vinegar and ketchup, or you prefer sweet potato chips with lashings of sriracha, it's unlikely that you will have given much thought to the other properties of these sauces aside from making your chips taste even more delicious. However, the humble condiments in your kitchen cupboards could prove just ...

How dirty is your mobile phone?

Smartphones have become part of our daily life. If you are not using one to talk to other people, then you are surely using it to browse social media while waiting for your appointment or checking out emails and finishing tasks after work on your way home on the bus. It is a great thing that such devices are improving because they make life easier. Mobile phones have made life ...

The Ultimate Guide to Pancake Day 2017 + Pancake Day Special

For non-Britons, Pancake Day is probably something that you have every month or even more frequent, if you are a fan of pancakes. For people in the UK, it is a celebration that has been going for centuries. Known also as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day always precedes Ash Wednesday. It doesn’t have a set date, simply because Easter determines it and the day changes every year. The name of the celebration ...