Clean Your House in Less than an Hour

We all lead busy lives and sometimes it can be a struggle to stay on top of household chores. Before you know it, the mess builds up and you have to just knuckle down and get the job done. But in an age when our spare time is at a premium, we don’t want to spend all day scrubbing. In our latest infographic, we show you how to get the house into ship shape within a mere 60 minutes.

Getting Organised

The key to achieving a fast and efficient house clean, is preparation. To get yourself in the right mindset dress up in your housework clothes – i.e. clothes you don’t mind dirtying. Then energise and motivate yourself for the work ahead by putting on an upbeat playlist. It’s also essential to put all your cleaning supplies together in one place, e.g. a bucket or a caddy, so that you can swiftly move from room to room. Another good idea is to take a laundry basket with you as you go from room to room for all items that don’t belong.

Ready, Get Set, Go!

Once you are set to go, start the timer! Our guide will show you how to work quickly through each room – starting from the kitchen through to the living/dining room, then the bedrooms and finishing up with the bathrooms. It all boils down to evenly spreading your time between all of the rooms. Don’t worry too much about cleaning little corners, just cover anything that noticeably needs cleaning.

While cleaning is undeniably a pain, it is an essential part of maintaining a healthier home and a happy family. The benefits of a clean home are massive and ideally you should look to clean on a more regular basis. Find out more cleaning tips in the infographic below.

The Hidden Dangers of EMFs in the Home

The effects of high frequency EMFs have been well documented but we hear much less about low frequency EMFs. An example of a high frequency EMF is ultraviolet light from the sun and we understand how dangerous this is. However, we are far more laid back about low frequency EMFs from things like cell phones and computers. See our full infographic now for more information.

How a Home Invasion Impacts Your Mind

Not only are possessions lost during a burglary, but it can also have a detrimental impact on our confidence. 1 in 8 people never recover emotionally after a burglary and many even move home after it. It can be hard to move on after a burglary but there are some things you can do to help.
The first thing you should do is clear up all signs of the break-in once everything has been documented. It’s also important to talk through our feelings and try to get back into a good routine. Find out more in the infographic now.

How Passive Houses Can Help the Environment

Passive houses continue to grow in popularity. The first passive house was built in Germany, but they are now a popular choice in many parts of the world. Depending on where you live, regional and national authorities offer support to people who want to build a passive house. These incentives aim to encourage people to build passive houses as the environmental benefits are well documented. Check out the full infographic now for more information on passive houses.

The Evolution of Locks & Keys Through the Ages

Locks have come a long way over the last 2,500 years. However, we had to start somewhere and many of the locks from even 500 years ago were highly effective at protecting our valuables. For example, the Bramah lock was considered the first commercially produced lock that offered very good security against manipulation.

Of course, things are far more modern these days and the digitization of security has revolutionized how we secure our homes.

For additional security, remember that our range of roller shutters can help to make your home even more secure. Find out more in the infographic.

10 Apps For Architects That Fit the Build

We often hear ‘how there’s an app for everything these days’ and now this includes architects. There are a wide range of apps available to suit many tasks that cause architects difficulty on a daily basis. For example, architects often have to make complicated calculations and apps such as Concrete & Agg Calculator have individual calculators for concrete slabs, footing, walls, and steps. See the full list of apps in the infographic.

9 Years of Airbnb – The Story of their Incredible Growth

The growth of Airbnb over such a short period has been amazing. Few could have envisaged just how big it would become and it is now one of first options for accommodation. They did receive some important funding along the way and this was vital as the company grew. The company is now valued at a staggering $30 billion and shows no signs of slowing down. Check out our infographic for the full story of the entire 9 years of Airbnb.

 

DIY Vs Hiring a Pro: When to Do It Yourself, When to Hire a Pro

When something needs to be fixed at home, it can sometimes be hard to decide if you can tackle it yourself or if you’ll need to get a professional in. This often depends on your skill-set but generally there are some jobs best left to the professionals. You also don’t want to waste money if it’s a job you can do yourself. Find out more in the infographic.

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Natural light in the home

There is nothing better than natural light but sometimes we don’t take advantage of it enough. There are little tweaks you can make in your home to start utilising more natural light and cut down hugely on your energy bills. Find out more in the infographic.

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Dealing With Mould in the Home

It isn’t a glamorous topic but it is a real problem and many people have to deal with in their homes. It is so easy to let a mould situation get out of hand so it’s important to deal with it effectively before it does.
Mould isn’t always easy to spot and it could be hiding in places like underneath the carpets or inside walls. It can cause a range of health problems so it’s important to keep it under control. Find out how in the infographic.

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