Housework. Uggghh. I know. It’s not glamorous, but let’s face it, unless you’re lucky enough to have a housekeeper – it’s something we all have to do. So I figure you might as well make it as fun and easy as possible, so then you can get on with the really fun stuff like reading a magazine, online shopping or planning your next holiday!
The other night after doing the usual dinner, bath, bedtime routine… (and putting Ava back to bed several times), it was late and I was faced with a sinkful of dishes and a messy kitchen. I was totally exhausted and just wanted to go to bed, but instead I decided to clean up with some chill out tunes recommended by my fabulous friend Sonia from Sonia Styling (if you haven’t checked out her blog, then you simply MUST!). Almost as soon as I started playing Ku De Ta Volume 1, I relaxed and actually enjoyed having some down time listening to music other than the Wiggles, and almost forgot that I was cleaning up the kitchen.
2) Phone a Friend
Whenever I’m on the phone, instead of sitting down to have a chat I’ll usually try to get something done at the same time. I’ll clean out a bathroom cupboard, bring in washing, clean mirrors and pick up toys all while having a chat on the phone. It’s amazing how much you can get done without even thinking about it!
3) Enlist Help
Whatever help is available to you, make use of it! I took Ava to a couple of terms at a lovely Montessori play group and one of the things she learnt was to help clean up . Since then, she loves helping mummy around the house and I’m happy to let her (even if it sometimes means Mummy cleaning up twice!). She’ll help pack her toys away, clean the glass coffee table and even uses my hand held Dyson to vacuum.
4) Dyson Digital Slim DC59
Some time ago, I was lucky enough to be given a Dyson cordless hand held vacuum cleaner by a friend and have used it every day since. It’s perfect for a household with little ones as there are multiple messes each day, whether it’s bits of biscuit, popcorn, paper, dirt, sand – whatever! Rather than pull out my vacuum cleaner, I can just whiz my Dyson around, and it works just as well on carpet as it does on hard floors. It’s honestly saved my sanity some days when I’ve had to use it for the third, fourth or fifth time. It has various attachments which means it’s also ideal for cleaning hard to reach places, like in between my silly wooden skirting boards (which serve absolutely NO purpose but to collect dust and drive me nuts!) and in ceiling corners.
I recently received an e-mail asking if I’d like to trial and review the Dyson Digital Slim DC59, and replied saying that I would as I already have one and LOVE it. I’ve received many e-mails since I started my blog asking if I would review products, and have always politely declined thinking it wasn’t a good fit for my blog or my readers.
The Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner is very different. It makes my life SO much easier, and with lots of friends and family popping over in the lead up to Christmas, it’s the quickest and most effortless way to make sure my floors are clean and tidy. It’s something that I can’t recommend highly enough, so if you’ve been thinking about getting one – just do it!
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