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    Cleaning the Car with BD Clean Car Products

    Mario is obsessed with his car and I mean obsessed! We aren’t actually allowed in Mario’s car very often as he likes it to stay spotlessly clean and unMia-ed! So when he gets a spare 3 hours on a weekend (yes, 3 hours!), he can be seen happily washing, drying and polishing his beloved motor from top to bottom. Every now and again, he even finds time to do mine, of which I’m very appreciative! (I hate cleaning, let alone cleaning my car and God forbid I take my new car through a car wash!). Mario has also written a blog review, comparing BD Clean car products to other cleaning products on…

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    5 Smart Hacks for Laundry Management for Large Families

    As your family grows, laundry becomes a daunting task. With many kids, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the number of clothes and times you have to clean. Families with young kids are affected the most. Fortunately, here are a few hacks to make your laundry duties easier. 1. Make Use of Stain Remover Your kids may play in all manner of games and stain clothes with all kinds of dirt. They could play dangerous games and get minor injuries that stain their clothes with blood. In such a scenario, you will need to use stain removers to remove blood stains. Other cases involve the nature of your job or…

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    Year-Round Home Cleaning with Crombie: The Easy Life Book

    I have been really excited to share this with you all! The cleaning expert Lynsey Crombie has a book out called The Easy Life! Best known for her appearances on Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and now the resident home cleaning guru on ITV’s This Morning, I was really looking forward to seeing her new book as I find a tidy house definitely lifts my mood! I have read many home organisation and cleaning books. Sometimes it can be quite overwhelming, getting cleaning advice from lots of different people and to be honest, it took me a long time to get into the swing of the routine we have now!…

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    Easy Cleaning with the WISPsystem and MiniWISP

    I have never been the type of person to get excited by the thought of cleaning the house! Don’t get me wrong, we are a really clean and tidy family and I can’t stand mess or dirt, with everything in its place but I really hate the thought of cleaning the whole house from top to bottom and so it took me a long time to find a routine that works for me! You really need good tools for the job so I thought I would write about one of my favourite ever, still-going-strong-after-4-years products, the WISPsystem and miniWISP!  The WISPsystem and miniWISP is the invention of WISP Industries which…

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    Creating a Cleaning Schedule That Works for Busy Mums

    It can be really tricky to fit in the cleaning while looking after the kids and trying to get your own work done. It took me probably until Lottie was just over a year old to fall into a routine, I was not only happy with but actually worked. Now what works for me might not work for you but if you are struggling to juggle everything then you may find my cleaning schedule helps even a teeny bit. Cleaning Schedule I came up with my schedule by adapting a couple of different techniques I read about and it took me around 6 months to get it how it is…

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    Cheeky Wipes – The Plastic Free Alternative for Busy Mums!

    Each month I’m going to try and bring you some of the most interesting and helpful products and services we personally use at home each week. These products and services are used personally by me to save time as a busy mum with 2 children and to generally make my life easier! You may also find that they help you out too! This month I wanted to talk to you about reusable cloths and wipes and the a plastic free alternative for an everyday baby product. As a busy, normal family, there is lots of wastage and lots of things we could change to become eco-friendlier. I have always been…

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    Keeping Things Ship-Shape Over Christmas

    Christmas is nearly upon us which means that there’s a lot of fun to be had over the coming weeks. As lovely as the holidays can be, they can also be hugely stressful particularly if you are having people over. The house always seems to be full whether it is the kids on their school holidays, friends popping in for tea or having guests to stay for a few days. It can be really difficult to know how you can go about keeping things ship-shape so here are a few ways you can relax over the Festive season! Keeping Things Ship-Shape This can make it quite chaotic, but if you…

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    Sparkly, Streak-Free Windows with the MVPower Window Vac

    When I was pregnant with Lottie I started to get behind with the cleaning and general housework. Mia had just started school and I was just so exhausted from an anxious pregnancy, going back and forth on the school run and trying to get ready for baby! We decided we needed a cleaner to help me out so started with a local company (who were amazing!) once a fortnight pretty much until Lottie was about 13 months old. Having a cleaner was so helpful and meant I didn’t need to think about doing anything but little top-ups here and there. However, as Lottie got a bit older and I was…

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    5 Tips for Cleaning with Pets in the Home

    Pets are a welcome addition to many homes. They provide not just comfort but companionship. But pet owners know that caring for them requires a lot of maintenance and cleaning with pets is not easy! It might prove difficult to always keep your home clean when you have a pet, so there are some tips you may want to follow to ensure that your home is always spic and span.  Invest in quality furniture One of the best things you can do is to invest in furniture made of good quality material. These can be materials that will not smell bad straight away and can be cleaned easily should any accidents…

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    Cost-effective Tips and Tricks to run your Household

    Have you noticed the bills creeping up recently? Are you finding there’s very little, if anything left at the end of the month, once all of the outgoings have left the account? If this is the case, it might be that a few simple money-saving switches could mean you could start saving for a summer holiday or those Christmas presents the children have started asking for.  Running a household is never cheap, especially with children in tow, but here are a few ways to ensure you’re not paying more than you need to when it comes to everyday living with some cost-effective tips and tricks! Self-made cleaning products You have…

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    Great Ways to Keep Your House Clean with WizMops!

    Since moving into a new house in Late December, I have become a little bit bogged down by cleaning! I love having a tidy and clean house and although my desire for minimalism has had to take a bit of a back seat since Mia came along, I really enjoy it when the house is really clean and feels ‘finished’! This house is a bit bigger than the old house and sometimes I just can’t get started if I feel I don’t have time to do it all in one go, which is crazy! With that in mind, I’m always looking for ways to make it easier and quicker to…