There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t get a request or two for household cleaning tips. I take great pleasure in writing back with my best advice: get a cleaner, everyone will be happier.
That said I think there are plenty of things which are important about housework. It should impact positively on your life, make a comfortable environment and tread lightly upon the Earth.
I have a real bugbear about cheap products which don’t last well and end up in landfill. After going through our third dustpan in as many years recently I vowed to replace my household items only with equipment which lived up to my expectations.
I found the deliciously utilitarian yet beautiful Harrop + Penny and fell in love. Their range is exactly the kind of long-lasting tools I have been hankering after. I may have a rather long wish list for future breakages.
I also feel strongly about the cleaning fluids we use. Mainstream cleaning products are so harsh both on the body and the environment we long ago turned our backs on them.
For years we used Ecover (and still do for laundry) but as soon as I found method I switched. Not only are their products environmentally friendly but they look and smell amazing. I have to admit to being a tiny bit obsessed about scent and method ticks every box on this score.
From the pink grapefruit in my kitchen to the mint in my bathroom and almond flower on our wooden floors; it is a joy to inhale. They recently got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to try some of their products and despite me admitting to using near every last one they sent over some of my favourites to use.
Now I do think we are pretty spoiled by their range but I can’t help but notice that over in the US there is an even more tempting array – sage, fig + rhubarb and tomato vine to name but a few.
Luckily for me I have a friend in the US who knows of my obsessive love of method and the cute Orla Kiely tomato vine hand soap above is all mine. Not entirely sure what I’ll do when it runs out…
Are you as obsessive about what you use in the home? Which household products can you not do without?
I was given method products to fuel my obsession. For more information about this kind of post please read my disclosure for readers page. Kat xoxo