Cleaning up London

New Year Cleaning Resolutions




New Year, New Me? Every year many of us set goals and targets for the New Year. This year, I filled my ‘Goals for 2020’ diary with familiar-looking resolutions.  

  1. Lose weight

  2. Learn a new skill or hobby

  3. Lose more weight

  4. Read one book a month

  5. Lose even more weight

  6. Travel more

My New Year’s resolutions are always centred around getting fit and losing weight. I try to go to the gym three times a week or stick to a strict diet. But I’ll be the first to admit that after four gym sessions and a second week of not indulging in any takeaways on a Friday night, my hopes and dreams of achieving this so called perfect body usually come to an end. 

This year I want to set myself more attainable goals. Goals that can help my mental wellbeing, reduce my stress levels and allow me to sleep better at night. The great news is that it does not involve toiling away at the gym or giving up cake. It simply entails...

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Housekeeper of the week 13 January 20



Marisa is kind, sociable and provides exceptional cleaning services. 

Languages – English, Portuguese & Spanish  

Characteristics – Outgoing, Kind, Understanding & Friendly

Services - Regular and One-off Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Oven, Windows, Fridge, Shopping 

Locations – #Holloway #Stratford #CanaryWharf #Poplar #WhiteChapel #Vauxhall #Lambeth #Pimlico #StokeNewington

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Housekeeper of the Year 2019


Maria Helena with TidyChoice team

Congratulations to Maria Helena! She trumped hundreds of housekeepers across the whole of London to win this year’s Housekeeper of the Year award and a £150 prize.

Customers were asked to nominate their housekeeper for the award. We received a huge response in recognition of the valuable work that house cleaners do across the city. Maria Helena received the most votes from customers and got outstanding reviews.

We spoke to Maria Helena when she came to our offices to collect the award.

How did you feel when you found out you had won the competition?

I was very surprised and very happy! I remember reading about last year’s winner, Bilyana and wishing that it could be me one day. I am very pleased to win this award.

You got huge support from your customers who are clearly very happy with you. What is your secret?

I really enjoy the work which is why I give it my best. I like and respect my customers and treat their home as I do my own. I am not perfect but if I...

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Cleaning up after the holidays


It is hard to clean your house during the holidays with so much going on in a busy household. You just want to spend time with your family and friends. Therefore, people postpone their household chores. However, the day of reckoning must come.

After the holidays are over, it’s time for you to bring your home back to normal by removing the Christmas decorations and cleaning up. To help you from distractions we have prepared a checklist for you to make sure your house is sparkling clean. 

Some of these post-holiday cleaning hacks will save you time so you can work on your New Year resolutions instead! If keeping your home clean is one of them, then these tips would be perfect for you!

1. Fridge

Use of the fridge goes into overdrive during the festive period. Now all the food and drink are consumed, it’s time to clean it thoroughly. The way to do it is by emptying everything first, or in sections (your choice). The food that is outdated should be thrown away (or...

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Housekeeper of the week 16 December 19


Noreen is honest, reliable and have been registered with Ofsted.

Languages - English & Urdu
Characteristics -  Lovely, Reliable & Efficient
‍Services - Regular and One-off Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Oven, Windows, Fridge, Meals, Shopping and Gardening
Locations- #Chigwell #Barkingside #Woodford #NewburyPark #SevenKings #Goodmayes #ChadwellHeath #GrangeHill

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6 Fast and Easy Ways To Remove Dog Hair From Your Furniture


Does pet hair go everywhere around your home? You see it all over your floors, sofa, curtains and even clothes! We love our pets too much to get too annoyed with them. 

If this is really bothering you, we suggest you groom your dog more often, cover the furniture with a sheet or towel and train them not to climb on furniture. 

You cannot prevent all pet hair from being shed around your home. We have some simple tricks to help you clean up after your beloved pet. 

1. Use a lint roller

Using a lint roller will help clean the hair that is stuck to your sofa. It is easy and you can go over the furniture and clothes or even the dog itself!  Using a lint roller will not harm the dog or the furniture.

2. Use tape

Another way of removing the stubborn dog hair from furniture is by using tape. Just flatten a section of sticky tape against the furniture, leave it for a bit and peel it off. Duct and masking tape are perfect for this case, but you might need to repeat the...

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Housekeeper of the week 10 Dec 19


Magdalena is hard-working and very detailed cleaner. 

Languages - English & Bulgarian
Characteristics -  Detail-oriented, Positive, Friendly
‍Services - Regular and One-off Cleaning, Oven, Windows, Fridge
Locations- #Kendsington #Chelsea #NottingHill #Mayfair #Marylbone #Westminster #CoventGarden #Battersea #Clapham #Brixton #Camberwell #Balham

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Housekeeper of the week 2 December 2019


Vesela is very professional, careful and detail-oriented cleaner.

Languages - English & Bulgarian
Characteristics - Trustworthy, Smart & Diligent
‍Services - Regular and One-off Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Fridge, Meals, Shopping
Locations- #WestLondon #EastLondon #CanaryWharf #Paddington #Mayfair #Westminster #Whitechapel #Bermondsey #Southwark #LondonBridge #Vauxhall #Finsbury

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How to improve your cleaning efficiency with new technology?


Technology innovation is one of the most discussed topics nowadays. Many cleaning tools have been electrified and updated to help us clean faster and easier.

Many ingredients in common household products have been linked to health problems. Using innovative technology tackles environmental issues and makes our lives easier. In this post, we share some new technologies that can improve your health and the environment as well.


Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for some time. The technology is constantly improving, and they now have the potential to revolutionise the way we clean.

One of the features of the automatic vacuum cleaner is that it automatically adjusts between floor types and can clean under your furniture. Your only task is to turn it on and leave it on the floor. It would be the best solution if you have a busy lifestyle. Let the new technology do the dirty work, while you enjoy your free time.


The electric mop has also existed...

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Housekeeper of the week 26 November 2019


Leia is hard-working and very friendly cleaner. 

Languages - English
Characteristics - Trust-worthy, Bubbly, Friendly
‍Services - Regular and One-off Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Oven, Windows, Fridge, Meals, Food Shopping
Locations- #WestLondon #Westminister #Pimlico #Kensington #WhiteCity #ShepherdsBush #Hammersmith #Fulham #Chiswick #Ealing #KensalGreen #HydePark

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