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.

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.

Did you know that every year, a staggering 400,000 tonnes of carpet waste go to landfill? While there have been many initiatives that look at recycling carpet, we think that one of the best ways to help protect the environment is to not send it to landfill in the first place.

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.

Selling your home can be an arduous task. Not only do you have to be prepared for strangers to come in and out of your front door, you’ve got to keep everything in tip top shape if you want to sell fast.

But why should you keep it clean and tidy? And how can keeping on top of the dust and rubbish help to sell your home?