Where would we be without music? In my day, any 18-20 year old worth their salt would have a transistor radio blaring out the top tunes from the local pirate radio station, for all to hear.
Luckily, (for us older folk) now, the kids have iPods, and those little hideaway earphones. All we have to put up with these days are the sporty Cleo’s and Golf’s screaming past with the boom, boom, boom of the base speakers heralding their arrival, five minutes before they arrive.
Cleaning your house at Christmas is probably the last thing you want to think about when there’s all the food preparation and present buying to be done, but it’s also one of the main things that will make you feel uneasy when guests come round.
So how do you get it done quickly and professionally? Well, obviously, the best possible solution is to call in the professionals and put your feet up with a mince pie and a glass of sherry. The next best is to follow the tips below that condense that professional advice to make sure your Christmas is sparkling in all the best ways.
“Have you seen under their microwave?!”
Here, we look at some areas in the modern home that for various reasons may not often be cleaned. Many kitchens may appear superficially clean, but can you imagine what scolding Kim and analytical Aggie might think? Picture them in their former show ‘How clean is your house?’, on patrol and wearing their trademark aprons, wielding their cotton buds and test tubes. Now cast your own inspecting eye under the microwave, over the exterior of kitchen cupboards and especially round the side of the dishwasher or washing machine, the tiles at the back of the fridge, its top surface (and inside) – and even the floor under it.
For many people, cleaning is a chore to be got through as quickly as possible, and to be put off until absolutely nececesary. This often results in rushing round tidying up and cleaning when guests are due, shoving clutter in cupboards and under beds. There are, however, ways to make cleaning fun and increase your fitness levels at the same time.