As autumn approaches and we begin to spend more time indoors, take 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

Spiders take 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. It’s also 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

As it gets colder many of us switch to heavier bed linen or a higher tog duvet. 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 which can lead to a build up of mould. Take a minute after your shower to remove the water from your shower screen, using a simple ‘squeegee’.

Top tip for extractor hoods

Unclip the filters from your extractor hood over the hob and pop them in the dishwasher. It pays to check your manual first, but this makes most filters look like new!

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