If you were to believe social media you could easily believe that everyone lives in a show home. You will have seen the pictures on instagram of beautiful clean kitchens showcasing meals prepared on perfect plates with beautiful accessories. Shots of living rooms show cushions perfectly aligned on pristine sofas. When you work full time the reality is different. It is not easy keeping on top of the house work, getting meals on the table and making sure everyone has clothes to put on. The pristine photos only show part of the picture; the likelihood is that a pile of junk has been moved to one side to take the shot.
When you have a teenage son and a dog the house can get messy. The dog leaves hair everywhere and muddy paw prints whilst my son has no concept of what a bin is for. I often find sweet wrappers just dropped on the carpet as if he expects them to grow legs and walk to the bin. Fortunately my Vax Air Force 2 Reach vacuum deals effectively with the dog hair, but I would love a Vax Power Pro Dual Carpet Cleaner to really tackle the dirt in the carpets. Muddy paws do tend to leave lots of dirt behind.
When you lead a busy life you are always on the lookout for cleaning hacks to allow you to clean the house efficiently and take less time doing it. I have put together a list of ten cleaning hacks to improve your life and make your house more like a show home.