Best books about 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 the best books about cleaning 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...

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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.

TRENDS IN THE UK CLEANING SECTOR

Global themes in technology and the environment are...

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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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Housekeeper of the Week: 19th August 2019

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  • Languages: English and Polish
  • Services: Domestic Cleaning, Laundry & Ironing, One-Off Cleaning
  • Characteristics: Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable
  • Locations: Ruislip, Uxbridge, Hayes, Southall, West Drayton, Northolt, Ealing, Acton

Congratulations Marta, you're our Housekeeper of the Week! With over 15 years of experience, Marta is easily one of the best cleaners in London. She is currently studying criminology and loves going to the gym and playing sports in her free time. If you're trying to find a vetteed housekeeper in Ealing or just need someone for a deep clean in Wembley, you need look no further!

Her reviews speak for themselves:

"Marta is absolutely great! I’ve loved having her clean my house which I needed for a couple of months for personal reasons. I am now able to clean my house myself so will not need to book her for any more sessions."

"Marta is a smart, caring, trustworthy and hardworking individual who is very...

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Housekeeper of the Week: 12th August 2019

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  • Languages: English and Romanian
  • Service: Domestic Cleaning, Laundry, Food Shopping
  • Characteristics: Motivated, Positive, Engaged, Responsible 
  • Location: Stratford, Barking, Ilford, Walthamstow, Stoke Newington, Haggerston, Bethnal Green

If you need a new cleaner, Steluta may be right for you. She's our Housekeeper of the Week! In her free time, she likes going to the cinema, going on walks, and spending time with her family. If you're looking for the best cleaner in Bethnal Green or if you need a weekly housekeeping service in East London, you may have just found the ideal candidate!

Here's some testimonials from her clients:

"Steluta has a kind and lovely personality! I am very satisfied with her kind care. She is great with my baby! She is very communicative, engaging, kind, careful, responsible and truthful."

"Steluta is a very ambitious young lady. She is really hard-working and reliable."

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How to clean a dishwasher

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Here we share our top tips on how to clean a dishwasher and ensure that your dishes continue to sparkle after every wash.

When you press the button to start your dishwasher, you would think your dishwasher would also clean itself in the process.  But unfortunately this is not the case. We spoke to one of our experienced cleaners in Brockley and she had some pointers to pass on to help her clients with regular dishwasher maintenance. 

After every cleaning cycle pieces of food and other gunk can pile up and block your dishwasher’s filters. The absence of a regular clean of your dishwasher leaves it susceptible to producing poor results and could lead to you incurring unnecessary costs should it breakdown. And nobody wants that.

Remove and rinse the dishwasher filter

Have you ever wondered how the loose bits of food stuck to your dishes are removed as your dishwasher performs its job? The answer is the filter of your dishwasher. The filter’s primary purpose is to...

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Housekeeper of the week 5 Aug 2019

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  • Language: English and Italian
  • Service: Cleaning, Housekeeping, Childcare 
  • Characteristics: Friendly, Flexible, Organised 
  • Location: Whitechapel, Lambeth, Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Southwark, Peckham, Vauxhall, Mayfair, Pimlico 

What better way to kick off August by announcing our housekeeper of the week? This week, out cleaner of the week is Miriana! Miriana is a part time student and enjoys meeting her clients and seeing them satisfied with her work. Miriana is originally from Italy and so loves to cook which is a handy service she offers. Miriana loves children and puts 100% effort into everything she does and so would be a great choice whether you are looking for a regular clean in Mayfair or a fridge cleaning service in Pimlico

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

"Miriana is helping my house cleaning for a year. She is an excellent, reliable and self-driven person. She is babysitting my 3 yr old child, she...

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5 Time saving cleaning hacks

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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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