Cleaning up London

Ultimate guide to cleaning all types of blinds

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Blinds

When was the last you cleaned your blinds? Blinds are tricky things to clean so if you are like most people, it was probably a long time ago. Because your blinds are probably due a thorough clean, we have come up with the ultimate guide for cleaning all types of blinds.

In this post we’ll explain the correct way to clean your blinds without damaging them. We had some help compiling this list from one of our domestic cleaners in Knightsbridge. To get started you need 1) a vacuum with hose attachment 2) warm water 3) microfibre cloth 4) easy clean duster 5) mild dish soap                                                                                             

Vertical blinds

When cleaning vinyl vertical blinds, be careful when handling the...

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Housekeeper of the week 7 Oct 2019

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housekeeper of the week

  • Language: English
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping 
  • Characteristics: Motivated, Friendly, Reliable, Efficient, Meticulous, Fast, Hardworking
  • Location: Belham, Tooting, Brixton, Clapham, Dulwich, Penge

We could not be more happy to announce that we have chosen Louise as our cleaner of the week! Louise is experienced when it comes to professional domestic housekeeping with over 3 years in the cleaning industry and over 10 years in childminding. Louise has a passion for cleaning and loves seeing her clients happy with her service. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her 3 children, swim and go on long walks. She really is a great option whether you are searching for a laundry service in Dulwich or simply a one off clean in Tooting

Her clients say great things about her- take a look: 

Over a year of a wonderfully clean house! Louise is lovely, polite and punctual. She gets the job done with 3 kids running...

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Housekeeper of the week 30 Sep 2019

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housekeeper of the week

 

  • Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish 
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping
  • Characteristics: Reliable, Professional, Positive, Efficient 
  • Location: Kensington, South Bank, Paddington, Islington, Shepherds Bush 

We love celebrating new talent here at Tidy Choice. That is why we are delighted to announce that this week we have chosen Larissa as our house cleaner of the week! Larissa has a passion for cleaning and loves when her clients are satisfied with her service. Larissa also loves spending time with children and dogs and is highly organised and motivated. If you are searching for a hardworking cleaner in Kensington or simply a laundry service in Shepherds Bush then look no further- Larissa is the cleaner for you! 

Take a look at what her wonderful clients say about her:

"Larissa has become a wonderful and dependable presence, and she is very keen on doing things just the way the client wants them done."

"Great cleaner. Helpful...

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Housekeeper of the week 16 Sep 2019

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housekeeper photo cleaner of the week

 

  • Language: English, Italian, Portuguese 
  • Service: Childcare
  • Characteristics: Punctual, Hardworking, Professional 
  • Location: Twickenham, Teddington, Norbiton, Hampton Wick, New Malden, Wimbledon, Richmond, Earlsfield 

This week we have chosen Rafaella as out housekeeper of the week! Originally from Italy, Rafaella is a highly experienced childminder with over 3 years experience. As well as looking after children, Rafaella also enjoys dog walking for her clients, cooking and has a degree in Law. She is an excellent choice whether you are looking for a childminder in Richmond or a dog walker in Earlsfield.  

Still not sure? Have a look at some of her great reviews: 

"Rafaella is excellent at work. She is always punctual, very organised and quick. She is an honest person with a great work ethic."

"Rafaella is helping me to clean my house and take care of my 2 year old son. She is always very punctual which is great because it...

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Bestselling books on cleaning

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We scour the world for the best cleaning tips and take inspiration from expert authors. We have compiled a list of our favourite cleaning books in order of Amazon Bestsellers ranking.

 

Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul – By Sophie Hinch (Mrs Hinch)

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20 in Books

Mrs (Sophie) Hinch offers not only a ‘how to’ but a ‘why to’ guide to caring for your home and family. ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ effortlessly guides you on a mesmerizing and revolutionary journey from expert recommendations on health and safety to cleaning and childcare. ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ is a personal guide to the art of household management.

Hinch advocates that you owe it to yourself to make your homes as pleasant as possible. ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ will ensure that your housekeeping not only benefits your health and efficacy but...

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Housekeeper of the week 2 Sep 2019

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  • Languages: English, Estonian 
  • Services: Cleaning and Housekeeping 
  • Characteristics: Reliable, Conscientious, Attention to detail, Hardworking, Punctual
  • Location: Chalk Farm, Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Mayfair, Pimlico, Batterse, Kilburn, Kensal Town, Westminster 

Congratulations to Mairi- our house keeper of the week! Originally from Estonia, Mairi has over 4 years experience as a domestic cleaner. She loves meeting her clients and seeing them satified with her service- she is extremely friendly! Mairi loves the outdoors and regularly goes on walks and hikes with her family and friends. She is a great candidate if you are looking for a one off clean in Hammersmith or simply someone to help with food shopping in Kilburn. 

Take a look at what her clients say about her: 

"Mairi is extremely reliable and a very conscientious worker. She always brought a great attitude to work and her attention to detail was only matched by her cheerful...

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Overview of the UK cleaning sector

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The UK cleaning industry

Figures provided by the British Cleaning Council (“BCC”) show that the cleaning industry contributes over £55.5 billion to the UK economy. The BCC commissioned market research company, Firedog to compile a report on the industry.

Since 2013, turnover from the sector has increased by 30%, which is higher than the turnover for the whole economy, which has increased by 13%.

As well as making a significant contribution to the UK economy, the cleaning industry also employs over 970,000 people. Wage growth in the sector is higher than the national average, with a growth of 6.4% compared to a national average of 2.3%.

The report also shows that the number of foreign-born workers in the industry is higher than the national average with 41% of the general cleaning subsector being foreign-born compared to an average of 17% across the UK workforce.

Contract cleaning size and growth

Based on company sales, the contract cleaning market is worth more...

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Housekeeper of the week 26 Aug 2019

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  • Languages: English, French, Italian 
  • Services: Cleaning, Housekeeping, Childcare 
  • Characteristics: Motivated, Friendly, Reliable, Efficient, Meticulous, Fast, Hardworking
  • Location: South Harrow, West Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, South Ruislip, Greenford, Perivale, Brentford, Southall, Wembley, Neasden, Edgware, East Finchley

We are delighted to announce that this week our housekeeper of the week is Odile! Odile is extremely experienced in both cleaning and childcare with over 10 years in the industry. She loves working with adults and children and is very friendly and always smiling. In her spare time, Odile loves to learn new languages and has a passion for travelling. She really is a great option whether you are looking for a highly motivated cleaner in Finchley or a deep clean in Harrow

Her reviews are great! Take a look at what her lovely clients have to say about her:

Odile is very meticulous and fast. She has so much energy, everything sparkles when...

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Trends in net migration

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Introduction

Around 60% of cleaners active on our platform are from overseas with around one third of the total from EU countries. For instance, Angela works at TidyChoice and is a professional cleaner based in Crouch End, however she is origionally from Romania. Consequently, net migration is critically important to our business and to the cleaning sector as a whole. 

Overall net migration

According to latest report from the Office for National Statistics published in August 2019, an estimated 226,000 moved to the UK than left for the year ending March 2019 (612,000 people immigrated and 385,000 people emigrated). This is down 12 per cent from prior period driven by the lowest level of EU migrants in six years.

Since the end of 2016, overall immigration, emigration and net migration have remained broadly stable. However, the overall figures disguise marked differences in EU and non-EU migration patterns.

Rise and fall of EU migration

EU immigration rose to peak in the year...

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4 Great back-to-school cleaning tips

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As stationery and uniforms take over the aisles of supermarkets, the realisation is starting to set in that the summer holidays are nearing a close. With only a handful of weeks to go before your early mornings involve frantic morning drop-offs and journeys to work, one dreaded task may be on your mind. The post summer clean up. 

While it was fun to enjoy the days with your children at home, the time has come to get your home shipshape before you are back to your familiar routine. Here we give some great cleaning tips before your kids head off back to school.

Get organised

It’s normal for kids to ask for a lot of things before they go back to school. New shoes, lunchboxes, jumpers and stationery are just some of the many demands that children make at this time of year. 

But before buying anything new for your children, check what they already have. Any worn out clothes or supplies can be thrown away but be sure not to buy items that your children simply don’t...

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