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Mums share their clever cleaning hacks which can make boring chores a lot easier

Mirror logo Mirror 03/04/2018 Zoe Forsey

a person standing in a kitchen © Getty The average Brit spends at least five hours doing chores every week, but only 15 per cent of us actually feel like we're on top of the never-ending list of jobs.

How depressing is that?

And we'll spend 34 hours arguing about housework with our loved ones every year, according to new research by food company Gousto.

Unsurprisingly the washing up, taking the bins out and vacuuming cause the most rows.

But thankfully a few very clever mums have shared a their tricks and hacks which can make life a little bit easier - and we're extremely grateful.

a close up of an object: Credits: Getty © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Getty The people at Gousto spoke to members of the parenting group The Motherload as part of their launch of their new recipe boxes Ten to Table.

This is what they came up with:

  • If odd socks are a problem in your house and it takes you ages to pair them, get the kids involved. Tell them ‘The Sock-Monster’ has been at play. Now it's up to your children to defeat him. How many pairs can they find?
  • Spraying radiators with scented polish to make the house smell nice, ‘as though it’s been freshly cleaned’.
  • Avoid faff with changing sheets - turn the duvet cover inside out and then grab the two back corners of the duvet. One quick yank and the duvet cover falls perfectly into place, ready for a good night’s sleep.
  • If dirty floors are the bane of your existence, invest in some floor mop slippers, or if you’ve got kids, get them to wear them.
  • For shiny taps, cover them in toothpaste before removing to make them gleam. Stick half a lemon on the faucet once a week to de-scale the bottom of the tap.
  • Hairdryer dusting. Avoids you having to move things out of the way and enables you to keep one hand free for browsing your phone.

Related: 7 Ways a Lemon Can Help You Clean Your Entire House (provided by Real Simple)

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