How to tackle those unexpected Christmas cleaning challenges

From pine needles to glitter, Christmas brings some tricky cleaning jobs along with all the fun. Here’s how to deal with whatever the festive season brings.

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The low- maintenance, empty-nest cleaning schedule

A well planned cleaning schedule will gain you valuable time to enjoy. Start planning your cleaning schedules for weekly, monthly and yearly tasks.

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The cleaning challenges of autumn

As the summer winds down and grandchildren head back to school, autumn brings a whole new set of cleaning challenges. Whether you’re helping with the school run or taking your four-legged friend for an early

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Revamp and reinvent your home – and make it yours again

For years, it’s been the family home, full of craziness, chaos and kids’ clutter. Now you’ve got it back to yourself, and it’s time to give it a fresh new feel. Here’s where to focus your efforts for maximum

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How to ensure ‘grandparent’ doesn’t become ‘free babysitter’ over the holidays

We love our grandchildren, but looking after them can be hard work. Here’s how to draw the line when it comes to helping your child look after their child.

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The pre-holiday clean you’ll be so glad you did

After a long time away, it’s a relief to come back to a tidy home. Try this checklist of quick jobs to do before you go on holiday and reap the benefits later.

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Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

When all the excitement of your summer holiday is over, lots of us start to feel a little down. Try these pick-me-ups for a little boost when you get back to everyday life.

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Never mind the mud: how to keep your floors spotless

It’s finally outdoors weather, but here’s how to make sure the outside doesn’t get all over your nice clean floors…

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Surprising germ hotspots hiding in your home

No matter how well you clean, germs can still get the better of you. Here’s how to beat them…

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Spring Clean Hack 3: Get a sparkly hob

A spray and a rub. That’s all it takes to cut through grease in minutes. We’ve even got a clever trick for those tricky bits.

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Detox your bathroom

Lynnette Peck takes us on a mission to sort that laundry cupboard, edit those towels and give one of the busiest rooms in the home some serious love.

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5 small improvements that result in big life changes

Forget foolhardy resolutions: sometimes all it takes is a shift in the way we do something to totally transform the outcome

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Clean up after your mucky pup in a Flash (Ah-ah)

Where has all the mud gone? Watch the nation’s new hero, Flash Dog, investigate –and we bet you can’t help but sing along…

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Six essential life skills you should teach your children

Ensure you teach them some key strengths that are guaranteed to make life a little bit easier.

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Five budget tricks that will transform your kitchen

If your kitchen is looking tired and dated, you don’t need to remortgage your entire house to afford a new one. Simply give it a new look with these five DIY ideas.

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Clean up after the grandkids in 15 minutes

You love them, but you don’t love the mess they leave behind. Here’s how to get your house back to its best in just four steps…

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