Cleaning

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    Cleaning,  Home

    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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    Cleaning,  Family,  Home

    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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    Cleaning,  Family

    We Took on the Ecover Laundry Challenge with Britmums!

    Laundry washing is a weekday chore in our house, like everyone else’s but since Mia’s been at school, I have found myself trying to catch up with all of her uniform washing, which means sometimes putting the washing machine on at the weekend too and so I’m worried about getting all of the laundry done each week! I have always used a wash powder and liquid conditioner (usually Tesco’s own as I have always found it really good) however when Mia was born I washed her clothes separately with Fairy sensitive liquid until she was just over 1. Now I don’t really mind doing the laundry as such however I…

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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…