Brits spend 493 hours a year cleaning their homes

It’s safe to say that the British are a house proud nation and new research backs this up. A study from Yale found that the average person spends 493 hours every year cleaning their home. That’s a lot of wiping, mopping, vacuuming and scrubbing.…

Top barbecue cleaning (and cooking) hacks

We've finally had the first few warm sunshine days of the year, and households across the UK have been dusting off their barbecues, ready for the first summer parties of the season. We don't use the term 'dusting off' literally here, however.…

Why the washing up can make or break a relationship

It's not regular date nights, remembering anniversaries or even having kids that is most likely to make or break a relationship, but taking responsibility for washing the dishes. How so? According to research carried out by the Council on Contemporary…

Cleaning the oven is the chore Brits put off for the longest

Is there a household chore that you absolutely detest and try to get away with not doing for as long as possible? According to recent research carried out by Web-Blinds involving some 2,238 UK homeowners, two-thirds of Brits only do the 'bare…

Clean your house to say bye to pesky spiders for good

Halloween is still far away, but you don't need the drama of finding huge spiders lurking in your bathtub or under your bed just yet. If you're an arachnophobe, finding an eight-legged creature in your house can set you on edge for days, giving…

Increasing household appliance usage creating more housework for Brits

Brits currently own more household appliances than ever before, even when taking the appliance boom of the 1950s into account, new figures show.Appliances Direct published a report last month that revealed the typical UK adult uses 9.5…

How much housework does a typical mum do?

To say that parenting is hard work is one of the biggest understatements you could make. Even so, the findings of a new study by Crystal Ski Holidays outlining the demands on mums are still quite startling. Perhaps the most surprising result…

How to clean like professional cleaners?

Cleaning is a job that should be done on a regular basis. It involves cleaning of different areas of the house like the living room, bedrooms, kitchen area and the washroom area. When cleaning, professional cleaners use equipment such as…

Recommendations on pre summer cleaning from the experts

When someone has to get their house ready for the summer, one of the key steps they should take is to call a professional cleaning company. There are a lot of experts that people can speak to for all their cleaning requirements. Enjoy the…

The dangers of using chemicals in your cleaning

Most household detergents contain chemicals. A good example are the oven cleaners. They contain a mixture of chemicals that are used to remove all forms of dirt from the oven. Some of the toxic chemicals contained in these household cleaners…