Moving home Guide

Moving home Guide

Relocate cost efficiently and conveniently. Moving from one place to another can sometimes be an ordeal. With some planning the moving process can be simplified to a large extent. Below are some simple steps that can help you move in a more organized and stress-free manner. Getting started Relocating may involve selling your home and buying a new one or moving tenancy from one place to another. This can be an expensive and time consuming proposition and hence you should bear in mind whether it is the right time to relocate. Professional agency or DIY Consider if you want to hire the service of a professional removal company to help you move or do you want to take on the responsibility yourself. Getting the help of a professional does cost money but it definitely saves you a lot of time and stress. Besides, there are removal companies, which provide complete relocation services, while others offer specific services. So if time is a big constraint it is advisable to enlist the help of a professional removal firm. Planning Before you relocate, you’ll need to inform a number of companies and people about your change of address. Most importantly, you’ll need to call your bank and utility companies about your plan to relocate. If you have a child in school, you’ll need to ensure your child is admitted to a new school. Arrange travel At least a month or two in advance, make your travel arrangements. If you have a pet, arrange transport that will allow you to carry them as well. Do away with unnecessary stuff If you have not...
Entertaining this Christmas?

Entertaining this Christmas?

You have cleaned your home thoroughly, wrapped the presents, put up the Christmas tree and lights, prepared the meal plan and invited the guests. However, you’re still far away from relaxing in front of the TV for the rest of the holidays. If you’re having friends and family over for Christmas, you have the giant task to clean, cook, tidy up and keep everyone happy. During the three days of festivities, try to enjoy the time with your family as much as you can and not stress yourself out. To help keep your home clean tidy without too much pressure on yourself, here’re a few quick and easy cleaning tips : On Christmas morning after everyone’s opened up their presents, especially the kids, politely ask them to help you with tiding up – throw away all ribbons and unrecyclable materials and recycle all paper. Then, to rewards the little helpers, make a display of all Christmas cards received – read them out loud and pin them somewhere in sight. Now you can relax – the kids will be busy with the new toys for at least an hour. If you have a real tree in the house, make sure you clean all fallen needles at least once a day. They’re very hard to clean if they get stuck in the carpet so vacuuming them on a regular basis cuts the effort in half. A hand-held vacuum cleaner is perfect for this. Clean the table after every meal – don’t let stains, spills or leftover food on plates to get dry. It’s much harder to clean that way. After every...
Cleaning your home for Christmas

Cleaning your home for Christmas

Christmas is almost here! You can feel the anticipation for some well-deserved time off in the air. The kids are excited for Santa and getting lost of presents while parents are looking forward to some time to spend with their families and relax at home. To make Christmas even more special, why don’t you clean thoroughly your house beforehand so that on Boxing day all you have to worry about is if your favourite football team will score? Here are some tips on what to do to make your house feel fresh, uncluttered and rejuvenated. If you still haven’t prepared your wardrobe for winter – now is the time! Take everything out and sort through your clothes. Make piles with what you still want to wear and organize it back in the wardrobe. Put summer clothes away. Donate to charity everything else. Speaking of clothes, wash all you winter jumpers, trousers, scarves, hats, etc. and take your coats to the dry cleaners. After spending 6 months in the back of the wardrobe/garage/under the bed, your winter clothes desperately need some TLC. Schedule professional carpet cleaning. There’s nothing like the smell and feel of freshly cleaned carpets in the whole house. Clean your windows, inside and out. Then, put some stickers, decorations or lights to set the Christmas mood. Wash/dry clean all your curtains. Empty all kitchen cupboards and clean them on the inside. Then, browse through everything you’ve got piled on the counter tops and decide what you actually need. Everything else must go. A good idea would be to clean all your kitchen utensils, plates, pots and trays....
Cleaning apps and games

Cleaning apps and games

Do you find organizing house work harder than the actual work? Do you need a portable to-do list at all times? How about cleaning tips on the palm of your hand? And if all the actual cleaning is not enough, why not play some cleaning games? Here’s a list of a few apps and games we’ve chosen to keep you organized and entertained! Enjoy! Apps: House Clean by Covano (FREE) Description: This app is used to maintain the list of items that needs to be cleaned on a home at frequent intervals. This is a Fully functional version of the app with more functionalities than the previous releases which will take care of scheduling your entire house work items. It comes preloaded with a master list of items, so that when you create a new list for each month the master items are already available. You can email the list to anyone or to yourself to have as a reference. House Cleaning Tips+ by GoogleKeywordsVideos (FREE) Description: It’s time to clean your house—again. Housecleaning can be very overwhelming. Don’t know where to begin? 51 House Cleaning Shortcuts can help! Organize Your Home+ by Google Keywords Videos (FREE) Description: Do you have too much clutter in your home? Is your closet a danger zone? Do you keep everything in your garage except your car? 51 Ways to Organize Your Home can help! You’ll learn… How to make an effective to-do list. How to control the paper flow. How to make the most of your attic. How to manage your kids’ rooms. How to organize your closets. House Cleaning List by...
Keep your house in shape until you decide to sell!

Keep your house in shape until you decide to sell!

In the current, difficult property market not many people can afford to sell their homes and relocate. A lot of us are stuck, waiting for house prices to rise again. Until then however, we have to make sure we keep our houses in perfect condition and spend some time for cleaning and maintenance. Irregular cleaning and generally not looking after our home leads to slow but steady decline in its atmosphere, appearance and respectively value. When the time comes to sell, it would be too late to reverse some of the damage and will result in a lower price. That’s why we have to look after our homes and pay attention to detail. Every property should be duly cleaned on a regular basis which is a wearisome procedure. It not only takes a lot of time, but requires special efforts and reserve of strengths as well. House cleaning isn’t like cleaning one room or even an apartment. With time it is becoming more and more difficult to keep everything on the highest level. The cleaning process must be repeated minimum once a week. According to the statistic data, after 1 – 2 months of weekly house cleaning the efficiency is reduced twice. You get more and more indifferent and begin not to pay sufficient attention to cleaning. In case you are a lucky house owner you should take into account that there are companies specializing in house cleaning service. Experienced cleaners will visit your home as regularly as you prefer, and will perform a detailed cleaning using only the most efficient detergents and cleaning methods. The professional cleaning companies...