For some women not a lot has changed since the 1950s and a lot of us take on most, if not all of the chores around our homes.

I’ve got a few shortcuts that I take to make life that little bit easier, so wanted to share them with you.

Firstly, I shared this on my Instagram page last week but in case you missed it, here is my first tip. Get an empty spray bottle and put a bit of fabric softener in it mixed with a bit of water, and spray all of your upholstered items. Sofa, curtains, rugs, cushions, you name it! It will make your house smell amazing! I use strawberry and lily comfort, it’s gorgeous.

Number 2…

When cleaning your house don’t do one room at a time, do one job at a time.

It’s so easy to get side tracked when you concentrate on one room, you end up fiddling about, rearranging and faffing.

Get the polish out and polish everything that gets dusty. Then get your glass cleaner and clean all the glass and Windows in your house. Then Hoover the whole house. I think you get the message. Anyway, you will find that you get your housework done so much quicker because you won’t spend loads of time in one room and then walk in to another having to start all over again.

Number 3…

Ok this one I did the other day… I’m not sure if you would want to try it, but I will be doing it again.

We have a super king bed and ironing the covers is a nightmare! So the other day I put the duvet inside the cover, laid it on the bed and ironed it! Worked a treat! I know what you’re thinking… Craaaaazy bitch! 😜

P.s I will not be held responsible for any burn/fire related incidents in relation to this tip! 😉

Number 4…
If you have children and they are having a bath, clean the bathroom whilst you’re in there! As long as you don’t use any harsh smelling chemicals then it is a really good use of your time.

I just use bathroom spray and clean the sink, the tiles, the toilet and the shower door. So all that’s left to do is the bath once they get out!

Number 5

Another one for people with children…

Give them jobs! Kids love having responsibility! Mine are 2 and 3 and love to help me with chores. They love polishing and we often make a game out of putting things away. Their favourite is getting the bags in when the food shop man turns up!

Have you found these useful? Or have you got any shortcuts that you use, if so, please comment on this post or on my Instagram page @bettyscottage.

Until next time

Hayley 😘

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  1. Ash Cooper
    April 10, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Thanks Hayley, will defo be using some of your tips this week when work is done x

    • April 10, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      No probs Hun! Let me know how you get on x

  2. April 10, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Hello! By the way I love your decor in your house ! Also loving your Instagram 🙂 I\’m with you onthis, one task at a time. I start off doing the dusting every where, I will then clean down the tables and surfaces, then Hoover the entire flat. So much easier so so much more time convenient 🙂

    • April 10, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you for reading and following! Yes it deffo saves time! Xx

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