It’s back to school time and you’ve probably got a home that’s either pristine and ready for the new school season – or – it looks like a bombshell has hit it! If you love cleaning and tips from our experts, we have you covered. The tip this month is all about preparing for the heavy Winter ahead!
It’s now officially Autumn and it’s a great time to make a change for the season! Take the time to put away your summer clothes and bring out the thicker duvets and bedding. Now it’s not yet too wet, it’s a great time to clean your duvets. Did you know they ideally need a wash every two to three months? In the case of feather and down, this might mean a trip to the dry cleaners. Take care to pre-treat any stains and make sure they are dried as soon as possible to avoid mildew. We recommend drying them in the dryer (industrial or home, depending on the size) and making sire they are hung out as soon as possible on a dry, windy day to get that fresh, autumnal air into them.Of course if you’re using our cleaning or ironing service, you’ll be all set to do something fun with your weekend so why not try a visit to Wycombe – starting with Wycombe Museum?
From the Tiny Talk times for toddlers, the craft activities and even adult art courses, you’re bound to come more than once.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and Sundays from 2pm- 5pm, this great museum has been re-done with a really great cafe that’s ideal for lunch and perfect if it’s a wet day.
It’s a great local museum that covers plenty of history from High Wycombe which was once famous for it’s chair industry and was the largest chair manufacturing town in England. From ‘Wycombe in 10 Objects’, the onsite art gallery, chair galleries telling the story of furniture making through to stories that depict the words of people from Wycombe from the Caribbean, African, and Pakistani communities.
If you’ve never heard of chair arches, you’ll be learning something new! Take a look at the history of these celebratory structures that were put up to welcome royalty. Children will also be keen to see how school desks looked like in 1909 – a little more ‘rustic’ than they may be used to now!
The real stars of the museum are the volunteers – and children are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities, dressing up, drawing and make believe, with lots of chances for adults to watch on with a nice coffee!
Just before you head off, we’re sure you’ll be dragged to the gift shop. There’s a good selection of pocket money priced stationary, gifts and odds and ends ideal to keep the memories going. If you have enough time, we suggest you then head off to Odds Park Farm. Museums don’t always let children run off their energy, but they can here! We covered it in our last blog – so take a look!
Enjoy the lovely change of the season whilst you can- when the snow is out, cleaning becomes a lot harder with all those muddy boots! If you want to make the most of the precious weekends without spending them cleaning, then get in touch! Click here to contact us.