How long does it take to clean a house



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We all have homes to clean.  But how long should it actually take to clean a house? How long should we spend cleaning each room? Our article provides answers to help you plan your house cleaning and to save you time! 

Factors influencing time to clean your house

How long it takes to clean your home depends on several factors, such as the size of your home, its condition, when you last cleaned it, the amount of furniture and carpets you have and the type of cleaning you plan on doing.

Maintenance vs. deep cleaning

Maintenance cleaning consists of house cleaning tasks you do on a regular basis. The main purpose behind these cleanings is to keep your home in a clean condition that meets your day-to-day standards. 

Deep cleaning is more extensive and thorough than maintenance cleanings. They involve additional tasks such as cleaning out cabinets and shelves, vacuuming your carpets under furniture and cleaning appliances. 

After a deep clean, maintenance...

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Cleaning a blocked drain with baking soda and other natural products


We provide a step-by-step guide on cleaning your drain with baking soda and other natural products. Baking soda has become the not-so-secret ingredient when it comes to cleaning. 

Why use baking soda to clean drains?

Baking soda is versatile when it comes to cleaning. It can be used as an all-purpose scrubber that is also effective on kitchen grease, a scouring agent or even as an oven cleaner. 

What makes baking soda special is that this powdery substance can act as a powerful odour absorber as well as a mild abrasive. Often it works better than soap as it can easily dissolve dirt and grease. 

How often should you clean your drain? 

We recommend you clean your drains once a month as a precaution to prevent them from clogging up. You should also clean your drains whenever you notice that your water is starting to drain more slowly. 

Maintaining your drain will save you from calling for professional help when matters get out of hand. On a weekly basis, you...

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Congratulations to Marlucy! We are delighted to announce that Marlucy has won this year’s Housekeeper of the Year award and a £150 prize. 

Each year we ask customers to nominate their housekeepers for the award. We received a great response acknowledging the valuable work done by housekeepers from all across the city. Marlucy, this year’s winner,  received the most votes and many outstanding reviews from her customers, such as:

"Marlucy has been a wonderful and reliable fortnightly cleaner for my flat. First rate. I count on this to be a long-term relationship."

"Marlucy is a very responsible ,honest lady and 100% reliable. Marlucy is somebody I always trust to look after my home."

"I am very happy with Marlucy, she is quite responsive and flexible to adjust to our requests. Very reliable and trustworthy. I am happy with the service she has been providing."

"Great job, very professional and always good...

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How to Clean a Shower Head


We make cleaning a shower head quick and easy with our top tips. Our step-by-step guides show you how to clean a shower head using vinegar or baking soda. 



If the water pressure in your shower is no longer what it used to be, then the solution might be simpler than you think. 

You might not need to replace the shower head. You might just need to give the shower head a deep clean. We’ll show you how. 

Why you should clean your shower head?

The water you use to shower contains minerals. Over time they build up and clog the little nozzles on your shower head. 

The small, warm and dark enclosed holes then become the perfect environment for mould and bacteria to grow right over your head. 

How often should you clean a shower head? 

Water quality is essentially the main factor in determining how often you should clean your shower head. 

If you live in an area with hard water, there is likely to be more mineral buildup in the...

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How To Make Homemade Window Cleaner


Learn how to make the best homemade window cleaner solutions. We have the best tips for cleaning glass with dish soap, vinegar, alcohol, and lemon juice.  

Why cleaning your windows is important

Other than enjoying a better, clearer view there are many reasons why you should clean your windows. Leaving the glass dirty for long periods of time could damage and degrade the glass. 

Being exposed to the elements, acid rain and dirt slowly corrode the glass leaving behind cracks and scratches. Not to mention how dust and dirt can reflect the sun’s UV rays deteriorating heating efficiency in your home. In addition, mould build-up can diminish the air quality.

How often should you clean your windows?

In general, the inside of your windows should be cleaned seasonally, a minimum of every 3-4 months while the exterior should be cleaned at least twice a year. 

How often you clean your windows could depend on where you live. If you live in an area with a lot of...

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How to clean a kitchen



We have created the definitive guide to cleaning kitchens. We share expert advice on cleaning frequency, supplies, methodologies and techniques. In this article you will learn: 

1. Why do you need to clean your kitchen?

2. How often should you clean your kitchen?

3. What cleaning materials are needed?

4. What is the optimal methodology for cleaning kitchens

5. How to clean your kitchen appliances

  • How to clean a microwave
  • How to clean a toaster
  • How to clean a coffee machine
  • How to clean a stovetop
  • How to clean a refrigerator
  • How to clean a dishwasher
  • How to clean an oven

6. How to clean your kitchen sink and bin

7. How to clean your kitchen floor

  • How to clean laminate floors
  • How to clean hardwood floors
  • How to clean tiled floors
  • How to clean vinyl floors

1. Why do you need to clean your kitchen?

We believe that the kitchen is the most important room in the home. The kitchen is the heart of any home. It's where we cook and eat, gather with friends and...

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In this article, we share fridge cleaning tips, to prevent it from smelling and protect your food from harmful bacteria.

From milk spills and funky odours to jars sticking to the glass shelves, fridges can soon start to look messy and release unpleasant odours. Cleaning your fridge is your best bet for preventing icky smells and the spread of germs. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to clean your fridge:

Empty the fridge

Before cleaning the fridge, take the food out and set aside two areas for setting items down: one area for anything that is expired and another area for items that need to be put back into the fridge.  

Take all your shelves and drawers out

Next, switch off the appliance, let it come to room temperature and remove interior shelving, drawers and door racks. Wipe the surface of each shelf with a sponge dipped into a solution of hot water and liquid dish soap. If there are spills or food build-up that are harder to clean up, soak the shelf or drawer...

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

Every year TidyChoice celebrates the most skilful, competent and reliable cleaner in our Housekeeper of the Year Award. 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. Silviya received the most votes from customers and got some amazing comments from her customers.

We are delighted to give the award to Silviya who is a very worthy winner. We spoke to her shortly after presenting her with the award.

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

I was very excited to have won the Housekeeper of the Year 2021 award. I am thankful to all my customers who nominated me.

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

I truly love...

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1. Summary

  • According to our survey, the average price for a weekly clean in London is £17.69 per hour

  • Average hourly cleaning rates in London for a weekly clean increased by 8.7% in 2022 and by 11.4% in 2021

  • London hourly cleaning prices of £17.69/hour are higher than other UK cities: £16.39/hour in Bristol, £16.05/hour in Birmingham and £15.91/hour in Manchester

  • 33% of London cleaning companies charge a premium for one-off bookings resulting in an average rate of £20.24 per hour for one-off bookings compared to £17.69/hour for weekly bookings

2. Hourly cleaning rates in London


UK house cleaning prices have been increasing. How much does a cleaner cost per hour in the UK?

We conducted a comprehensive analysis of domestic cleaning prices in the UK. We have conducted the most comprehensive analysis of domestic cleaning prices in the UK. We conducted our own proprietary research to establish the cost of...

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Clean Your Floors Day


Today is Clean Your Floors Day! Floors take the greatest amount of wear and tear in our homes. Allowing your floors to get too dirty can cause them damage but also spread dirt around the house. Here, we have teamed up with Stories Flooring to share our top tips on how to keep your floor looking spic and span.

How to clean wood floors naturally

Cleaning floors with vinegar is eco-friendly and cost-effective. It is also one of the best ways to get the job done. We Buy Any House suggest that before you start mopping, you need to make sure you have removed furniture, appliances and other objects that might be damaged by water.

Add ½ cup white vinegar to a gallon of warm water in a bucket. Place your mop in the bucket and wring it out to remove the excess water. Work your way toward a door, mopping in a circular or side-to-side direction. Once you have mopped the floor thoroughly, empty the bucket and refill it with clean, warm water. Go back over the floor once...

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