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Thank you for sending me two such pleasant hard working young ladies. Where do you find them?

-Mrs G, Thirsk

I would recommend the Cleanhome service to anyone it’s great value for money easy to set up and Sharon and Phil are extremely professional. My cleaner Kate always does a fantastic job.

-Mrs B, York

Cleanhome York were very quick to respond to my initial query and were able to find me the right support in less than one week. I was looking for a cleaner as soon as possible … but I never thought Cleanhome would be able to act so quickly. I had not heard of Cleanhome York before so I was very impressed with this service. Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!

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How to keep your kitchen clean when preparing your Christmas meal

Christmas dinner is often the highlight of the day for many people. The downside to this however, is the clearing up. The process of cooking your Christmas dinner can be made much more efficient and easier to clean up with these great tips.


The key to cooking a good Christmas meal is to plan it out. This plan should include more than just simple timings. You can plan the meal right down to how many dishes and utensils you will need to finish it.

Wash or load as you go.

Although this may seem obvious to some people, it is something many of us simply don’t do. For those with a dishwasher, ensure it is empty before you start cooking. Using your plan you made in the step above you will know what you can wash or load as soon as you are done with it. 

Put food back ASAP.

Another tip to keeping on top of the ever building mess that is christmas meals, is to put away food as soon as possible. This will clear more room for actual food preparation. 


Many if not close to all of the Christmas meal can be prepared several days before saving a lot of time and mess. 

Sort things early.

No matter what time of day you choose to eat your Christmas dinner the prep for it can be done early. Meat is a great example of something that can be put in to cook at a lower temperature for a much higher time meaning you can get on with other food prep over time. 

Clean messes immediately.

Any spills or drips are much much easier to clean when they haven’t had time to dry onto the surface. Clean immediately with an antibacterial wipe to remove any germ buildup

Set up easy “rubbish center”.

An easy way to remove mess when doing food prep is to have individual places for each type of rubbish. Having 3 plastic bags is usually the best way. One for compost, one for recycling and one for household waste.

Splatter Screen.

If you are frying things or are worried about things bubbling and spitting a good way to avoid the amount of scrubbing needed later is to make a splatter screen. You can buy these online to go over the top of pans. These can then be easily washed and reused.

Soak while you eat.

Inevitably there will be pots and pans that need to be washed after the meal has been eaten. A good way to make this much easier is to have a bowl of scalding hot water for these pans to sit in. This will loosen any grime and grease making it much easier to clean after. The water will cool down whilst you eat allowing you to just wash as soon as you are done.


These tips are designed to help you keep your kitchen in order whilst preparing your christmas meal however these can be applied to day to day cooking as well. Don’t miss our other great blogs filled with tips and tricks. Check out our social media pages and blog section for more.

Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 Announcement


Firstly, we sincerely hope you and your family remain safe and healthy in these extremely worrying times.

I write in respect of the business fee as we are asking all clients who miss any cleans to keep a record of them. We can then ensure you are refunded any business fees paid over this time for the cleans that have been missed.

As the cleaners work directly for you it is up to you whether you wish to retain their services at this time and we support wholly any decision you make. We also ask that you follow up to date government advice to keep both yourself and your family safe, as well as the cleaner.

The government advice is that people are being allowed to travel to and from work, but only where that work can not be done from home. This means that your cleaner can continue to clean for you should you wish, but that government guidelines on social distancing must obviously be observed.

Most of our clients are continuing with their cleaner, however others are asking that we put the cleaning on hold for the moment, which we are also very happy to do - we will support your wishes to the very best of our ability and will ensure that any of the missed cleans get either refunded or ‘banked’ – whichever you prefer, and we guarantee you will not lose out financially.

Both the cleaners and myself are self-employed. We are a small, local business and we will continue to do our best for both our clients and cleaners in these challenging times. Our office will be open as usual and we appreciate the continued support of all our valued clients.

In return we would like to offer our assistance, if any is needed, to all our clients at this very difficult time, and in particular to our older clients who may be self-isolating. If there is any help that we can provide in any way then please, just give us a call and we will do everything we can to help.

If anything good comes out of this terrible situation, then it’s that we all need to look out for each other, and we are very happy to play our part.

Stay safe and well 😊