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when you see it is not, then rather than making cleaning a task, you’ll be creating a lifestyle. Create a routine – If specific jobs are going to be completed by different people then create a schedule and stick to it. However it is also important to get into a routine –this way cleaning won’t feel like a chore. Make Sunday your cleaning day and change bed linen on a Monday. Don’t just put things away – ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ can be an easy temptation however, these things will only surface again so get rid of unnecessary items. It can be difficult to decide what to get rid of but as a general rule if you haven’t used or worn something in a year, then you probably won’t miss it. Go high and low – Nobody wants cobwebs in the corner and crumbs on the carpet so make sure you clean the ceiling and floors. If a floor looks dirty, it begs the question, what else is dirty? Don’t overspend on fancy products – Yes, the £3 deal of orange chemical laden spray that smells like Italian meadows may look appealing but most cupboard ingredients will do the same job. Grab your vinegar and bicarbonate soda and get working. If all else fails, then consider getting in the professionals. Asking for help shouldn’t be seen as a failure and every little helps when it comes to a clean home n


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