You might think having the kids' toys everywhere or a few muddy footprints on the hallway floor makes your house look untidy, but one couple's work will make even the most messy of houses look pristine. That's because Leanne and Kenny Elliott are two of the toughest cleaners in the business. The Elliotts run Traumatic Clean Up, a family business that cleans up after suicides, road traffic accidents, unattended deaths and more. As well as that, they run Certitude Cleaning Services, a business dedicated to taking on extreme clean-ups, DevonLive reports. The resilient pair were recently called to a job in the Devon area, where they were met with 400 bags of human excrement and more than 250 cider bottles filled with urine, in one house. The firm pride themselves on confidentiality, so are limited on the jobs they can talk about- every job discussed has either been approved or certain details have been left out so it is untraceable. Leanne, a former teacher, said: "We had to empty a flat … [Read more...] about It’s unlikely you’ve ever seen a house THIS filthy
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On Feb 7, a woman in Essex posted a picture of her living room on Instagram. It got 80,000 likes. This says something about the room, which is a sterile, silvery vision of almost supernatural cleanliness and tidiness. It also says something about one of Instagram’s fastest-growing and most surprising trends: cleaning. The author of the living room photo, 28-year-old Sophie Hinchliffe, is one of the behemoths of this trend. Hinchliffe, better known as Mrs Hinch, has acquired in the region of 1.8 million followers since she began sharing cleaning tips. Her fans, the “Hinch Army”, refer to cleaning as “Hinching” and call purchases of cleaning products a “Hinch haul”. Mrs Hinch’s recommendations, some of which are sponsored by manufacturers, prompt so many Hinch hauls that they cause supermarkets to sell out of her favourite products. Other members of the Instagram cleaning cohort include Nicola Lewis, the … [Read more...] about ‘Eughhh!’ What happened when we let Instagram’s clean queens inside our writers’ less than pristine homes
Eight months ago, Mick was sleeping rough under a bridge in Glasgow. Today, he has a welcome mat and polished brass number plate outside the front door of his one bed flat. In a cruel twist of irony, he was a chef for a homeless charity before losing his wife, house, kids and job and finding himself homeless. Now he is an example of how Scotland is leading the way in the UK’s crusade to take all rough sleepers off the streets and into safe and settled homes. Mick, 34 says: “When I helped feed homeless people, they’d often thank me and say ‘Mick, you’re one of us’. Within one week last May, I became one of them. “I spent nights under bridges not just because of the shelter but because I could hide in the dark and cry. I felt ashamed, drained, heartbroken, horrible and disgusting. I’d worked all my life but in a space of a week, after my marriage broke down, I lost everything. “Now I have my own flat I’m grateful for small … [Read more...] about In Scotland homeless people get housed before tackling their problems not after
World By Flora Drury BBC News 17 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46875137 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won't be long before you do.Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the … [Read more...] about Does tidiness really equal a clean mind?
It's 9pm on a Monday and and I’m scrubbing the bathroom floor of my south London flat. Normally I’d be relaxing in front of the TV with my husband Sam, 32, but this week I’m following the lead of Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch, who shares evangelical Insta Stories about cleaning – or “Hinching” as she’s dubbed it. Since starting her account in March 2018, hairdresser Sophie Hinchliffe, 28 – AKA @Mrshinchhome – has gained 1.4 million followers hooked on snaps of the pristine Essex home she shares with her husband Jamie, plus her domestic goddess tips. I first came across Mrs Hinch when she appeared on This Morning last year, and was sceptical of her “cleaning is fun” ethos, as I find it so boring. At home, Sam and I share the chores – I do most of the cleaning and cooking and he does the washing-up and sorts the bins – but we could never call ourselves clean freaks. And surely this fervent celebration of … [Read more...] about Instagram cleaning star Mrs Hinch has millions of fans — but can we scrub up to her domestic challenge?