Meet Jo @jottiesjournal

Hi there, I’m Jo. I’m 30 and live in South West Wales, in a little village next to the sea. I run my own small cleaning business. As a side hobby I love to share my homemaking love on Instagram, pop over and say hi @jottiesjournal. I like to share my cleaning tips and tricks, my…

Venetian Wooden and Plastic Blind Cleaning

Blind cleaning really doesn’t have to be time consuming, but they are often forgotten about. Quite quickly that dust accumulates along with some unknown sticky marks! Try and incorporate them into your cleaning routine so they are completed often- it really makes it a much easier and quicker task in the long run. You don’t…

Creating a Cleaning Routine

To help you establish your own cleaning routine, I have now published a new planner with checklist. You can now edit my routine to suit you and your commitments. My cleaning routine is based on the principle of little but often! I complete a room/area a day and add on monthly &/ quarterly tasks when…

Product Review: Scrub Daddy Original

The Scrub Daddy is a FlexTexture sponge which changes texture based on your water temperature, this comes in handy for tough scrubbing (using cold water) and then goes soft in warm water for light cleaning. Even when put in warm water, it still had very good cleaning capabilities and gave things a good scrub. At…

My Cleaning Routine

I find getting into a routine really is invaluable for being able to manage the house work better. I explain why in my post; My Cleaning Routine- Keeping your home clean: The quicker, easier way. The post details my daily routines and how I manage my time. My cleaning routine is based upon the principle…

How to Improve Hoover Performance & Suction: A Clean & Fresh Hoover

Anyone else hate the musty smell that can come from the hoover?! If it gets to that point its probably in need of a clean and freshen up. Cleaning your hoover also improves its performance with loss of suction quite often being from debris being stuck in tubing, etc. I have based this tutorial on…

DIY Wire Word Wall Art

I saw some lovely wire word wall art on Etsy but it was quite expensive, so I wondered if I could replicate the same effect at home, on a budget! This was my first attempt so I’m pretty chuffed at how it turned out. For a total of just under a tenner I purchased the…

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Homemaking bits and Cleaning Tips from a small cleaning business owner and mum

Oven Cleaning- Effortlessly

Above are my oven cleaning warriors 💪🏼 To find out where I purchased them click here. Products: Stardrops Ammonia Power Cleaner, Stardrops The Pink Stuff & A Scrubdaddy sponge Here’s how I did it: 1. I heated my oven to 150 degrees. Once it had reached temperature I TURNED IT OFF. Then placed a cup of ammonia…

Cream Cleaner: The Pink Stuff

  This stuff is just brilliant. I was first introduced to this by my other half as he found it worked brilliantly on cleaning burnt on food on his pots and pans (he is a chef). I always say, if you have to scrub too hard then you are using the wrong product. This is…

Grout Restore: How to Use a Grout Pen

Who on earth decided to put light grout in a room leading in from the garden?! Certainly not one with an active four year old and a dog. Although my grout came up really nice when cleaned, it really was such a time consuming task, and it took no time at all to get into…

Product Review:Tooletries Pineapple Holder

Loving the pineapple craze?! Or, love an organised home?  If so, this could be the organiser for you! With its funky and modern design, the Tooletries holder its a quirky addition to any home. Tooletries products use a silicone that uses static forces to stick to shiny and smooth surfaces. I tried it on glass,…