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Furniture upcycling: Your guide to this crafty trend

An introduction to furniture upcycling and reupholstering for beginners who want to add their own creative stamp to their home. Upcycling is a growing interior design trend, as it's a great way to give a new lease of life to an old piece of furniture, letting you put your own individual stamp on your home's style. Doing up furniture and reusing it rather than throwing a piece away simply because ...

End of Tenancy Cleaning – The Ultimate Checklist (Infographic)

When you are moving out from your rented property, you cannot just leave it in total mess. You have paid a large security deposit which you will want to get back in full, but the landlord is entitled to make deductions if the property is not returned in the same condition as you found it. This, always, is invariably far more costly than if you attended to the matter yourself. ...

FastKlean’s guide to thoroughly cleaning the bathroom

If you were asked which room of your home you least like to clean, the chances are you will say “It is the bathroom!” There is just something about cleaning the bathtub, toilet and every inch of tiled surfaces from all sorts of nasties that doesn’t exactly motivate you. However, it must be done. The bathroom is one place of your home you visit several times every single day. As ...

5 housework-related new year’s resolutions for 2018

Is your housework schedule all in a pickle after your Christmas and New Year celebrations? That's to be expected, but if you're adopting the 'new year, new me' mantra for yourself, why not adopt it for your home too? 'New year, new sparkling home': that sounds pretty good to us. With this in mind, we've put together a few cleaning-related resolutions for you to adopt as 2018 gets underway to ...

Red wine, gravy and cranberry sauce: Christmas stain removal guide

Christmas is a time for joy, love, giving, good food, family and, unfortunately, stains. All of that over-indulgence, cooking, drinking and merriment can lead to spillages - often on your best tablecloth. But getting gravy, cranberry sauce, grease or mulled wine on your floor, furniture or soft furnishings doesn't have to mean that they're ruined. If you're willing to put in a little time and effort to get rid of ...

Meghan Markle and the fight against housework gender stereotypes

[caption id="attachment_8864" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photo credit: Elle UK[/caption] The world has spent the last week in a state of obsession over US actress Meghan Markle, the woman Prince Harry has chosen to be his bride. A modern-day fairytale We've been gushing over the beautiful rock on her ring finger, designed by her future husband himself, speculating over every detail of the upcoming wedding day from the dress to the flowers, ...

Household matters: how to organise housework with your family? – part 2

In the previous part of this article we discussed the importance of cleaning and how it can contribute to strain in your family. As stated before, market research shows that at least 25% of all families tend to experience personal issues with this task. You may think fighting over cleaning chores absurd, but the reality is that they make an important part of every family’s life. Cleaning your home is ...

Household matters: how to organise housework with your family?

Whatever type of place you share with your family – an apartment, a house, a mansion, etc. – there is one thing you always need to address: housework. Every home comes with hefty requirements in regards to keeping it clean and tidy, else it becomes a mess. If you think that housework, such as cleaning and decluttering is nothing but a trivial matter, you best rethink your stance. More and ...

Black Friday Survival Deal

Black Friday is lurking around the far end of the week! Grinning at the sight of you browsing your mind and rubbing hands in anticipation. Shuffling through your credit cards to ensure all are up to date... Have you prepared yourself Physically and Mentally?! Or maybe you are camping out?! Do it your way and so will we! While you are in midst eye of the tempest we will do the hard cleaning ...

How often should you clean your mattress and bed linen?

Nothing compares to the feeling of waking up on a Saturday morning and remembering that it is the weekend. You don’t have to do anything and you don’t need to get up. You can just lie in bed and pamper yourself with breakfast in bed as well. In order to achieve all of this comfort, you need to have a clean linen. How often do you clean your bedding and ...