I like to set myself tasks, sometimes they are tiny things and sometimes very large tasks. The Summer Holidays are great as there is no rushing around on the school runs. This usually means I can get more done, as I am around the home a bit more than term time. With that in mind, I have a mini bucket list of things to do in the Summer Holidays around our family home. Some of these tasks would be a fun thing to do with the kiddies too.
When it comes to cleaning jobs around the house, one of the most time-consuming and often frustrating jobs is cleaning the grout between tiles. Dirt and grime always seem to build up fast, making it feel like a never-ending cleaning cycle. I hate it! Dirty grout not only looks unpleasant to the eye, but it ages the tile, and can even lead to mould if not dealt with properly. So, what is the secret to getting your grout looking as good as new? Is it all about the elbow-grease, or are there products that prove to be incredibly effective when it comes to cleaning? Well, I’ve uncovered the secrets to cleaning grout and I’m ready to share them.
Decorating, despite the stress it brings, is the best way to add value to your home or to refresh it as time goes on. It’s a great way to revamp the love you have for your home. But it also comes with challenges.
I adore little duckies, as some of you may know, I had a pet duck when I was little and I loved it so much (until he got too big and we had to take him to the local farm), little quackers gave us so much pleasure. When I saw that Gilbert had been chosen by bathrooms.com to be their new mascot it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. He is just so cute.
There are many things I want to do with our home, like making the lounge the right “colour” with the right furniture in it and I really need to sort the playroom out so that it is warm in winter and cool in summer. So many things on the renovation list, but where do you start?
If your bathroom is in desperate need of an overhaul but you’re strapped for space, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to ensure that you make the most of the space you have, and even create the illusion of size. The bathroom is typically a high-traffic area, particularly if you have a family, and therefore you should invest a great deal of thought into its design. Remember that you can still create a relaxing, welcoming and highly functional space even if you don’t have a particularly large bathroom
Tots100 and Bathshop321 are running a competition at the moment and all I have to do is post about my dream bathroom, but as I live in rented accommodation it is hard to see the dream bathroom in my house and so I have all these visions about my grandparents house.
It started last night, properly, I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the bathroom floors and it was 11pm! Why on earth I decided that a) 11pm was the time to do it and it couldn’t wait until morning and b) they needed cleaning so badly was beyond me: I just needed to do it! Even hubby walked in and asked me what I was playing at, so late and followed with “I can do it”… Still didn’t stop me, i was on a mission and that mission was bathroom clean. As a result I have a nicely scrubbed bathroom, shiny bath/sink tabs which always makes me happy and a lovely smelling bathroom and shower room. Yes I have both, so I was cleaning both! Wiping around the toilets, scrubbing around the floors, cleaning around shower floor where dust collects… There was no stopping me! Thankfully I have some new Dettol bathroom wipes which helped me out loads (and I’ll discuss them in a separate post mummies) I even brought about £15 worth of products, just for the toilets when I did our weekly supermarket shop. I must be crazy. That’s chocolate money!! Today has been much of the […]