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An important message on how we’re working to keep you and your family safe during these times. Read more on our Coronavirus updates here.

HOUSE WORK: How to Clean Without Pulling a Muscle

Cleaning the house is a great workout – the domestic cleaners at MOLLY MAID know all about that. However, MOLLY MAID also know that it’s important to do all that physical work in such a way as to avoid injuries. Here’s a checklist:

  • Always keep work close to your body. For example, carry the vacuum cleaner close to your body with a firm grip on the middle section. Rather than reaching too far, use high dusters or cloths wrapped around the heads of mops instead. Or, use a small step stool or small ladder.
  • Always use your legs not your back. For whatever the job, crouch or kneel to bring your body closer to the chore.
  • Rather than bending over to clean a mark from the floor, kneel down.
  • Change sides frequently. For example, alternate the microfiber cloth between the left and right hands, or alternate the broom between the right and left sides.
  • Select the best piece of equipment for the task and use it effectively – try a duster with telescopic handles and kneepads.
  • Take breaks to stretch muscles.
  • If any of your equipment is worn out, replace it.
  • Avoid lifting or moving any objects that are too heavy for you(such as heavy furniture, the fridge etc.).
  • If there’s a carpeted floor and the furniture you’re moving is lightweight (not a monstrous heavy sofa), move it by bending your knees and pushing or pulling. Never move heavy furniture and appliances alone – instead, try to share the burden with someone else.


We can continue to clean your home

Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.