Autumn leaves are falling and finding their way into our homes, meaning more sweeping to do! As we start to spend more time indoors, spend some time to make sure your home is comfortable and clean. Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her top tips…

Keep dust and cobwebs under control
The spiders are taking up residence indoors too, so extra time is needed to get rid of cobwebs –  extendible cobweb brushes and lambswool dusters are the best to use. With the nights drawing in, it’s a great time to give your lamp shades a bit of tender-loving-care. Use ostrich feather dusters and for a really good clean, take the shade off the lamp and gently vacuum or wash it.

Freshen bedding
You may be thinking about switching to heavier bed linen or a higher tog duvet as it gets colder. Don’t forget to vacuum and turn your mattress, and pop the mattress cover and pillow protectors in the wash.

Don’t let mould take over
At this time of year, we may be less inclined to leave our bathroom windows open. This can lead to a build up of mould, so it’s really worth taking a minute after your shower to remove the water from your shower screen, using a simple ‘squeegee’.

Top tip for extractor hoods
If you have an extractor hood over your hob, you can un-clip the filters and pop them in the dishwasher. It always pays to check your manual first, but this makes most filters look like new!

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