Cleaning up London

5 Time saving cleaning hacks

Ali

For most people, cleaning can be an almighty chore. Though it can be rather fulfilling to see the visible transformation of your home after a deep clean, cleaning is an endless pain no matter the results.

But what if there were some nifty tricks that would enable you to clean your home more quickly? Here we detail 5 time saving cleaning hacks that would make quick work of your weekly cleaning routine.

Use a lint roller to remove dust around your home

One of our experienced cleaners from Hampstead says that lint rollers can be your best friend when you have lint or hair on your clothing. However, when it comes to household cleaning, lint rollers are also very effective on many items around your home.

Whether it’s your carpet, drawers, lampshades, sofas, chairs or even your pool table, a lint roller is certainly the go to tool for cleaning. Rather than spending a vast amount of time hoovering, lint rollers are a convenient alternative to help speed up your cleaning session....

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How to clean a burnt pan

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Cleaning burnt pans can be extremely frustrating. Having ruined your perfect meal a painfully long cleaning session could be in order. You may wonder if it is even possible to bring your pan back to life. The good news is that it is possible and there are many ways to do it. Here are some top tips submitted by one of our experienced housekeepers in Notting Hill.

The soak and scrub method

One of the easiest methods to remove burnt stains from your pan is by soaking your pan in piping hot water. Warm water alone will not remove such stains, but what it will do is loosen up any burnt pieces allowing you to clean them off more easily. Once that is done you can add washing up liquid and scrub away using a wire or plastic scrubber. For the best results it is wise to leave your burnt pan to rest overnight before beginning the scrubbing process.

Using salt

Whilst salt is used to provide flavour to your favourite meals, salt can also bring great benefits to your cooking pans. Whilst...

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Housekeeper of the week 29 July 2019

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  • Language: English
  • Services: Cleaning, Housekeeping 
  • Characteristics: Positive, Hardworking, Perfectionist 
  • Location: Canary Wharf, Poplar, Peckham, Bermondsey, Dulwich 

Our final cleaner of the week post in July is dedicated to Vivienne! Vivienne is highly skilled with over 5 years experience cleaning commercial and private properties. She loves cleaning and gains satisfaction from seeing a sparkling home and her clients happy. Vivienne even does minor repairs such as replacing door and cabinet handles. Before cleaning, Vivienne worked in the music industry and as a PA but is now looking for a slower pace of life. She is a perfect choice whether you are looking for a one off clean in Dulwich or a regular clean in East London. 

Check out what her wonderful clients say about her: 

"Vivienne was a great cleaner and has extraordinary attention to detail with her cleaning. We were very impressed with her and she left the flat spotless. "

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How to clean your suede shoes

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Suede shoes are a staple of many footwear collections. Both light and cosy suede shoes are a popular choice at any time of year. However, it can be hard to keep them in tip-top condition especially with our inclement weather here in London.

So how do we keep our suede shoes in top condition? Is it even possible to rescue our suede shoes from tough stains? Here are our top tips to ensure that your pair of suede shoes remains in peak condition.

Purchase a suede cleaning brush 

Purchasing a specialised cleaning brush for suede is vital for preserving your suede shoes. A suede cleaning brush can either be used to brush off any accumulated dirt gathered from wearing or to return the suede to its even appearance.

A handy tip from one of our experienced cleaners based in Barnes is to only brush your suede shoes when they are completely dry. Suede is rather sensitive to water, as you may have noticed if you’ve worn your suede shoes in the rain before. Thus it is imperative to...

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Housekeeper of the week 22 July 2019

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  • Language: English, Lithuanian and Russian
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping 
  • Characteristics: Reliable, Hardworking and Detail-orientated 
  • Location: Stratford, Barking, Woolwich, Ilford 

This week we have chosen Indre as our cleaner of the week! Indre moved to London from Bulgaria in 2006 and has been cleaning for over 8 years- she knows all the tips and tricks! Indre puts her heart and soul into her cleaning and always receives wonderful reviews. In her free time, she enjoys cooking with her family and exploring new places. She is a great choice whether you are looking for a regular cleaner in Barking or an oven cleaner in Woolwich

Take a look at some of her outstanding reviews from her lovely clients: 

"Indre cleans for us for a few years and I have to say she is one of, if not, the best cleaner we have had! She is an absolute pleasure to be around and we are so impressed with how professional she was and how at ease we feel having...

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Want a pay rise? Read this now!

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Everyone wants to earn more and get a pay rise. As an independent cleaner there is an easy way to do this.

Dozens of cleaners on our platform are fully booked and earn high rates per hour. Their secret? Lots of positive customer reviews. The more reviews you have the easier it is to get bookings at a higher rate.

Why do customers pay more for cleaners with lots of reviews? Because they want experienced, trustworthy professionals with a good track record. They will pay a premium for the best professional and rely on customer reviews.

So how do you get good customer references? Firstly, you need to get some customers that can give you a reference. We suggest starting with a competitive rate of £8.50-9.50/hour to get those initial customers. The best rate depends on your profile, area and the number of references you have.

After each session we request a review from the customer. You can ask your customers to reply to our requests once you have got to know them.

You can...

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How to clean your mattress

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Cleaning mattresses is certainly an overlooked household chore. When was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Have you ever cleaned it?

One of the professional cleaners in Finchley says that though not required regularly, cleaning your mattresses once in a while ensures that they are kept fresh and critter free. Most people don’t know how to clean their mattresses so here we provide our cleaning guidelines.

Different cleaning methods

There are many possible ways to clean your mattresses but we highlight to effective methods that do the job well.

The natural method

During the warmer seasons, it is possible to freshen up your mattresses by airing it outside under the warm sunshine. The sun’s ultraviolet light serves as a great tool to kill off that unwanted bacteria scattered around your mattress.

So how exactly do you use the sun to clean your mattress? The answer is as follows.

  • Firstly remove your bed sheets off of you mattress and place them in the washing...
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Housekeeper of the week 15 July 2019

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Language: English, Bulgarian
Services: Cleaning, Housekeeping
Characteristics: Friendly, Reliable, Professional
Location: Enfield, Southgate, Wood Green, Harringay, Walthamstow, Stoke Newington, East Finchley 
 
We are excited to announce that Marita is out housekeeper of the week! Marieta moved to London from Bulgaria and has cleaned for hotels and domestically. Marieta loves pleasing her clients and enjoys meeting new people- she never disappoints! In her spare time she enjoys travelling with her family and friends. Needing an experienced housekeeper in Stoke Newington or a laundry service in East Finchley, get in touch with Marieta today!
 
Her clients say great things about her: 
 
"Marieta is a very good cleaner, we are very happy with her services, she is very professional and reliable."
 
Still not sure? Check out her profile today!
 

 

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Housekeeper of the week 08 July 2019

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  • Language: English, Italian 
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping 
  • Characteristics:  Reliable, Hardworking, Motivated 
  • Location: Fulham, Westminster, Kensington, Battersea, Clapham, Brixton, Pimlico, Earslfield 

Congratulations to Glenda- our house cleaner of the week! Originally from Italy, Glenda has been offering great cleaning services in London for over 5 years. She loves to meet her clients and enjoys taking English classes and hanging out with friends and family. Searching for an experienced housekeeper in Pimlico or a deep clean in Balham then look no further- Glenda is the person for you! 

Take a look at what some of her wonderful clients have to say about her: 

"Glenda is a very hard working individual, she is very reliable. "
 
"Glenda is a very good cleaner as well as a good person. Never can I remember having any problems with her or her work. "
 
Want to know more about Glenda? Check out her...
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Housekeeper of the week 26 Jun 2019

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  • Language: English 
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping, Childcare
  • Characteristics: Detail-oriented, Hardworking, Punctual
  • Location: Westminster, Peckham, Brixton, Clapham, Camberwell, Pimlico, Forest Hill, Battersea 

Meet Sarafina- our cleaner of the week! Sarafina is extremely varied when it comes to the services she offers as she is a professional in both cleaning and childcare. She has a passion for working with children and enjoys cleaning and making her clients happy. She has a total of 12 years of experience so is a great option whether you are looking for a childminder in Pimlico or a deep oven clean in Battersea. 

Take a look at what her lucky clients have to say about her:  

"Sarafina has demonstrated tremendous responsibility in taking care of our children and in keeping the house in working order. She is kind, trustworthy and great with children. Alongside this she was doing everything from scrubbing and vacuuming to dusting,...

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