So the world has gone cleaning mad, it seems. Wherever you turn there seems to be someone promoting a loo cleaner or doling out tips on sofa stain removal. Over on Instagram there has been quite the backlash against cleaning accounts like the rising star Mrs. Hinch. Rightly so, if you ask me. Now I… Continue reading Cheaper, Greener Cleaning
So here’s my news. Spring arrived, all better-late-than-never-here’s-some-sunshine-to-go-with-those-daffodils. Winter had been pretty reluctant to release us from its clutch this year, hadn’t it? The sudden burst of sunshine has really shown up the grime though. It is easy to see where the notion of Spring cleaning came from. My mother will probably hate to read… Continue reading I say Spring, you say clean?
Being back home over Christmas and the new year reminded me of the magic of having a range in the kitchen. I grew up in a home with an oil-fired range and the hum of it, the heat of it and its big, solid presence make me long that for our home too. Back before we… Continue reading The Magic Of An Aga (and how to keep it running smoothly)
Awfully Chipper, my favourite diaspora blog, has a linky running at the moment called Snapshot. I wanted to join in last week but life got the better of me and scuppered my plans. Tonight I am seizing the moment and taking a mental snapshot of life lately. It ain’t real pretty but here it is.… Continue reading Life – As A Snapshot
A steam mop is going to change my life. I know it is. I know because I read this blog post a year or two ago and since then I firmly belive that if I had a steam mop I would always have clean floors. Having clean floors would mean that on weekend mornings I… Continue reading On Clean Floors and Big Changes
About a year and a half ago I wrote what has become one of my most read posts. It is all about being organised in a lazy way. If you haven’t read it already, you should. It may just change your life. With my return to work just days away now (sob), I have been thinking… Continue reading Lazy Organisation, One Year On
3 children. 2 bedrooms. 1 big mess. That is the situation in our house in a nutshell. When we visit other families their children’s rooms are tidy. The beds are made. Things are in allocated spaces. Shelves and under bed drawers abound, providing clever storage solutions. Storage solutions that actually get used! So what’s the… Continue reading Who Cleans The Bedrooms?