As the song goes, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the one time where your family can reunite and celebrate with delicious food, family traditions and creating new memories.

Therefore, coming together may put you in the position of becoming host to some family or friends over the holidays. However, don’t let the pressure of being a good host spoil your Christmas spirit.

With Christmas on the way, there is so much to prepare for during your big winter clean. Christmas is a busy time, where there’ll be lots of guests to please, parties to host and presents to buy and find room for.

There are many ways cleaning can help ease the Christmas rush this year, to providing an organised and manageable winter:

As the school holidays draw to a close and children return to the classroom after the six-week break, you might find your home could do with a little TLC.

A long summer with the kids away from school is always likely to make our homes busier and more difficult to manage, so for many parents the return of the academic year provides a great opportunity to straighten up the house.

Though we all try our best to keep our homes clean and tidy, maintaining regular housekeeping habits can become an increasingly difficult proposition.

Busy schedules and changing circumstances are just some of the factors that come into play when we are trying to sustain a clean home environment, with many finding that calling for outside help is the best way to get a grip of things.

At Domestique, we regularly talk about the importance of making more time for yourself and making the most of your time to yourself. It’s normal for us to live a demanding lifestyle and the balance between work and life can be difficult to get right. It’s normal for us to work long hours to fund the things we are most passionate about, but there are other ways to make extra money to pay for travel and other passions – becoming an Airbnb host is just one of them.