Top Air Purifying Plants for your Home

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It’s certainly a trend at the moment to fill your home with gorgeous leafy plants and we’re all for it. We love the way that houseplants bring a bit of life and personality to a room as well as helping to clean and purify the air in your home. After a study conducted by NASA into the air-purifying effects of indoor plants here are our favourites of the top 10.

Snake Plant (Mother-In-Law’s Tongue)

A tropical plant with stiff upright leaves that flourishes in both bright and dim light. This is a great plant for beginners as it’s pretty hardy and doesn’t need watering very often. Not only does it raise oxygen levels but has also been shown to eliminate chemicals found in products such as aerosols and cigarettes.

Weeping Fig

A popular houseplant that grows fairly quickly and needs to be placed in a bright room. A weeping fig will do well watered with care and kept out of any draughts, they like to be kept in a degree of humidity so should be misted regularly in summer months. Great for lounges and living rooms as they battle the chemicals found in furniture and smoke from the fireplace.

English Ivy

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This beautiful trailing plant is perfect for the bathroom as it works against chemicals found in cosmetics and reduces any airborne particles coming from the toilet bowl. English ivy enjoys moist conditions found in bathrooms but will do best in bright conditions when given plenty of sun.

Peace Lily

If you’d like to add a flowering plant to your home but still benefit from the air-purification that leafy varieties bring then the Peace lily is ideal. Beautiful and easy to care for Peace lilies are great for the areas of your home that don’t get as much light. They don’t need much watering either, appreciating moist soil that’s well-drained. Another plant ideal for the bathroom or toilet but one that doesn’t need so much sunlight. This plant has been shown to help remove mold from the air so is perfect if your bathroom isn’t well ventilated.

Spider Plant

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One of the easiest plants to grow in your home, the Spider plant makes for the perfect indoor hanging plant. They’ll do well in a variety of conditions but prefer bright, indirect light and plenty of water. One of the most effective plants at purifying the air, Spider plants filter formaldehyde found in cigarette smoke and plastic shopping bags.

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Get Your Party Prep Right for an Easy Morning After Clean-Up

Party hats, cake and sparklers

It’s the season of the summer bash. Friends enjoying BBQs and Pimms on the lawn. With all those people, bits of food and drink you might end up with a big clean-up job on your hands the morning after (not what you need when you’re feeling the post-party effects!). But with our tips on how to keep the mess at bay you’ll be able to enjoy your party to the max without worrying about the next day.

Bags and bins

Place rubbish bags and bins in every room and near every food station. Paper plates, plastic cups, disposable cutlery and cans will all go straight in and all you’ll have to do is put them in your dustbin the next day. If you’re recycling, make sure you clearly mark the different piles for each material to make it easy for your guests to throw things in and to save you from having to sort through later.

You’ll be surprised how much rubbish your guests will get through so make sure you have plenty of spare bags in easy to reach places.


Cover your tables and surfaces with tablecloths and you can simply shake them down and pop them in the washing machine. A great tip if you’re worried about drink spills is to lay a bin liner over the table before putting your tablecloth on top. That way if any liquid gets spilled it won’t soak through onto the table’s surface.

The dishes

Things are much easier if you’re using disposable partyware and there are some fantastic biodegradable plates and cups out there that are made from renewable materials. But if you’re using a few choice serving dishes and plates then our top tip is to start the party with an empty dishwasher, that way things can go straight in and you don’t have to unload and put everything away before you can clear away mess.

We’d also recommend filling your washing up bowl with soapy water so that things can be put in there to soak and to keep them all in one place.

Spill kit

There are always going to be spills at a party. You can prepare for it though, without looking like a panicky host! Put together a stain remover spray and some cloths as well as a roll of kitchen towel and keep it somewhere easy to access that way you’ll be ready to go when the inevitable moment comes!

Food choices

When thinking about food for your party, keep your clean-up in mind. The messier the food you’re serving, the more you’ll have to clean up in the morning. If you stick to small biteable pieces and avoid anything too saucy then you’re onto a win. Of course, if you’re guests are bringing dishes with them you can’t always control this. If someone turns up with something that looks a bit saucy then strategically place it near napkins and away from any clean carpets!

Take the morning off

For the ultimate in easy post-party clean up, let us do it! You can be free to take to the city centre for a much needed breakfast and coffee. There are some pretty good pancakes on offer at more than a few places in York. While you’re out enjoying some much needed fresh air and relaxation we’ll take care of all the rubbish, spills and mess that might be lingering in your home. You’ll come back through the front door to a clean and fresh sight. The only evidence of the night before will be on social media 😉


Tell us about your next event and we’ll get your pre- and post party clean sorted.

Domestic Cleaning in York

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You and your home deserve the best and there’s nothing better than stepping through the front door and being greeted by a clean and tidy space.

With our regular cleaning services, deep-cleans, after-party cleaning and one-off cleans you can put the happiness of your home in our hands.


Regular Home Cleaning


Want to spend your time doing your thing rather than tidying, cleaning, vacuuming, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing, mopping? Give us a call and we’ll come to your house for a consultation. We’ll put together a plan that suits you, your house and your schedule to deliver gold-standard cleaning every time.

Let us know what you need and how often you need it, then let us do the rest. It’s what we do best!


Deep Cleans


Does your house need a real sort out, de-clutter and a good clean to get things sparkling again? We’re the experts when it comes to making your home pristine, polished and perfect.

A deep clean could be just what your house needs before wowing guests at your next party (or cleaning up after they’ve gone!). Maybe you’re moving house and need things to be perfect for viewings or have just moved in somewhere and want a clean slate. A visit from our friendly team will save you time when you’ve got other things to be concentrating on.
Get in touch and we’ll visit you at home to talk through what you need.


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We are a friendly team of local cleaners with a passion for perfection. All our cleaners have regular training from boss Caroline – and believe us, she has exacting standards!

We’re not shy of picky when it comes to selecting our team of cleaners. You can be sure that our team are reliable, friendly and honest. With everyone who joins the team personally interviewed, fully referenced and DBS checked you can enjoy complete peace of mind when you invite us to work with your home.