As autumn beckons save time by raking leaves into small piles on top of a tarpaulin or a piece of plastic sheeting. Then drag that to your main pile for collection or into compost. Raking leaves into one single big pile takes more time, and when it's done, you still have to move that big pile off your lawn to another location
At this time of year spiders are starting to come inside. To repel then use 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water or spray a citrus spray at entry points to repel them. At The Little Cottage Cleaning Company we regularly use cleaning products with citrus on windows and doors which does the trick!
As the majority of our clients live in a hard water area we have LOTS of solutions for tackling scale! Using mainstream products such as Viakal is not always an option when it comes to some surfaces. As well as other specialist products there are many natural alternatives like lemon and vinegar which work well with a bit of elbow grease thrown in!