I have been really excited to share this with you all! The cleaning expert Lynsey Crombie has a brand-new 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! I have previously downloaded some many planners and checklists to keep on top of the cleaning but I ended up coming up with my own plan which is a combination of a few different methods. I’m a huge fan of Mrs Hinch and currently use her Activity Journal to keep on top of my ‘me time’ and I have been following The Organised Mum Method (yes, I’m part of Team TOMM!) to keep the house clean day to day. The next thing I have been planning on sorting out is the jobs that don’t need doing daily or weekly but maybe only monthly or yearly.
The Easy Life is a fab book packed with quick and easy ways to manage and organise your home throughout the year. The book starts by detailing 6 ways to manage your household; including meal planners, things to keep in your cleaning caddy and a cupboard checklist. These are really useful when you are basically starting at the beginning and I find the way Lynsey has written is to the point without the waffle and doesn’t make you feel like an idiot if you don’t already know things!
The best thing about the book for me is that fact its split into seasons, it details all the things you need to do each season to keep your home clean and tidy all year round! I immediately started reading Spring’s as we are pretty much in Spring now and I have learnt so much already! Lynsey gives her tips on how to get the kids involved (and other half’s too!) as you can’t be expected to do everything yourself. For each section there are season-specific declutter checklists, to-do lists and checklists as well as so much information on how to clean certain items you might be using at that time. I have bookmarked loads of pages already including how to clean my hob toppers as they are really fragile so I have never attempted them before!
Finally, Lynsey finishes off with her tips and tricks. Pages full of things like; how to reduce your plastic use, how to make your own cleaning products, and the many uses of teabags and lemons! I absolutely love The Easy Life book and I have been dipping in and out of the tips section ever since receiving it! Full of practical and uncomplicated advice, Lynsey has got you covered whatever the weather, whatever the mess!
What are your best cleaning hacks?