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I have a confession to make.

There’s something that I, and millions of others around the world, love to do.

Usually alone, preferably late at night and with a soundtrack ranging from Bach to Beyonce.

Like me, you may  even sometimes sneak in viewing a few You Tube videos about it, and keep magazine clippings with tips from the “masters” …

We’re taking about cleaning, right ? Just checking.

Like most modern day women, my life is pretty busy. OK, not running a country or negotiating world peace kind of busy, but pretty chock full of things to do.

One of the few times I can truly switch off is when I clean my apartment. Now, I must hasten to add that my place is not big – one bedroom in fact – but I do have quite a bit of stuff and am very particular about how is cleaned.

My books, for example, need to be gently  taken off the bookshelves and placed on the carpet while I dry dust and then wipe the said shelves.

Equally important in these “shelf sessions” is that the books must be placed back in the exact same order in which they are removed. No exceptions. Oh, and did I mention my book collections are colour coded and that I have more than 300 books.

You get the idea.

It should come as no surprise that, much like in the fashion world,  the right accessories are an integral part of my cleaning regime.

Below are a selection of some of my favourite cleaning products from some of the best in the     business. Not only do they actually work, they look fabulous whilst doing it.



To finish up, here are 7 of my all time best cleaning tips sourced via everyone from Martha       Stewart to my Year 10 maths teacher.

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Use a lint roller to clean out the bottom of your handbag. Also works a treat to clean bedheads and lampshades.


Place a sheet of baking paper on top of the fridge or kitchen cupboards to collect dust. Switch out every month.


Use  a make up brush to clean your computer keyboard.


Remove the last remnants of wax from your favourite glass votive candle (without damming the glass by trying to pick it out – you know you’ve tried ir) by placing it in the freezer for an hour or two. All wax should then just slide out.


Sharpen scissors but cutting a piece of sandpaper


Keep all your hair pins in one place by storing them in an empty tic tac container.


Use Johnsons Baby Oil to polish chrome bathroom taps. 

Happy cleaning !

Image sources – Wooden clothes drying rack/Utility Black Dustpan/Ergonomic Scrubbing Brush/Dish Detergent and Bleach Alternative/Dish Brush Set/Lambswool Duster/Standing Dustpan and brush/Bathroom Glass Polish/Bathroom Cleaner/Wire Bottle Brushes/Tea Towel set


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