Monthly Archives December 2018

12 Brilliant Festive House Cleaning Hacks

Christmas can be a wonderful time of the year, but it can also present a minefield of festive household dilemmas. Here are the top 12 solutions from our traders at to the most common problems faced by householders over the festive period.

1. Fridge Overload

In the run-up to Christmas, start clearing out the fridge and freezer so that there’s plenty of room for all the festive goodies – especially if, like many people, you’re planning to have house guests.

2. Messy Wrapping Paper

After opening your presents, for a quick-fix solution to clearing up, use a bundle of sticky tape to dab around and pick up bits of polystyrene and other small bits of stray packaging. read more

Scourge of Festive Veg Causing Spike in Christmas Call-outs for Tradespeople

christmas tradesman callout

From Brussel Sprouts blocking sinks to red-wine stained carpets and furniture, tradesmen at have revealed the most common reasons they’re contacted by panicking homeowners over the festive period.

The poll of 1,000 tradespeople from cleaners to plumbers has also revealed an 18% spike in the number of call-outs over this period, as people struggle to cope with the aftermath of the frenzied festive period.

Pete, a plumber at, said: “Homes have suffered over the Christmas period with blockages being a common issue. Dishwashers and sinks regularly need to be unclogged and the remnants of a festive dinner removed from the pipes….People can panic, particularly if they’ve tried to tackle the problems themselves but just end up making things even worse!” read more