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 But with many traditional gender stereotypes now outdated and men taking on more of the housework and childcare responsibilities, why don't we see the same kind of messages ahead of Father's Day?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

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 ...