Review Round-Up: The home edition

reviewsGoodness me, how is it almost the end of March already? It’s been decidedly spring like here lately, and I know that makes a lot of us feel like we should get on with the spring cleaning, update the house or do some decorating. I purchased a load of flat packed furniture last week – I can’t say my husband was as excited as I am 😉

In keeping with the spring theme, I have some great home centred reviews for you this month – products to make your life easier and your home prettier!

One of the things I do a lot of is vacuuming – 4 children and a dog make that a necessity – and I absolutely adore the Dyson V6 Fluffy cordless vacuum – it has made cleaning a doddle! Dave from The Dadventurer is a Dyson cordless fab too – I love his in depth review of the V6 Total Clean. In fact, there are lots of bloggers who are feeling the Dyson love – JuggleMum has been reviewing the Dyson Smallball Animal and has given that the thumbs up too. If you are after something that will do both the vacuuming and mopping, I love the look of this Bissell Vac and Steam reviewed by The Life of Spicers – 2 products in one is a great space saving idea. For the carpet cleaning, I don’t think you can beat the Vax Dual Power Pro – I love this review on Quite Frankly She Said, and would recommend anyone considering buying a carpet cleaner has a good read through.

If you have children, you know they are pretty good at making a mess – usually just after you have finished cleaning up, right? The G-Cap, reviewed by Cuddle Fairy, makes any drinks bottle spill proof, so you can hand your little one their juice without the fear of it ending up all over your clean floor!

Spring makes me think of flowers, and I love to brighten up the house with some fresh blooms. A Moment With Franca has a review of these beautiful letterbox flowers from Bloom & Wild – perfect for everyday or for a special occasion.

If you have a child’s bedroom to make over, how about adding one of these Forever Memory Bears? This review from Days in bed shows how these lovely keepsakes are created from all those old baby items you can’t bring yourself to throw away. Another pretty addition for a bedroom is this GLTC pegboard wall organiser over on The Ordinary Lovely blog – in fact, I would happily have this in my kitchen too!

If you are anything like me, you are always knee deep in laundry – we spend a fortune on washing powder. I was really interested to read this Ecoegg review from Midwife and Life – it managed to clean everything Jenny threw at it, and I am definitely going to give it a go myself. After all that washing, the dreaded ironing has to be done, but Mummy of 2+1 rates this Breville Press Xpress steam iron – it looks like it would make the job just a little bit easier.

For cleaning the windows, we really like the Karcher window vac, and it seems that Hello Baby agrees – it definitely makes window cleaning less of a chore – especially when the children get involved too!

After all that spring cleaning, there is nothing better than jumping in the shower – Donna from What the Redhead Said has reviewed the Aqualisa Infinia, which not only works as a shower and a bath tap, but even has a remote control! The height of luxury. Once you and the house are clean and fresh, pop on the Bosch Kettle – The Parent Game gave this one a thumbs up – and treat yourself to a cuppa.

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About Kate Fever

I am Kate and I blog at Family Fever ( My blog is a family, parenting and lifestyle blog, featuring everything from weaning and teething tips to home decoration, recipes and giveaways. I also run the weekly Tried & Tested linky, where people can share their reviews with others in the community – it’s so helpful to read real life reviews of things you are considering buying for yourself.
I have 4 children myself, ranging in age from 9 down to 6 months, and I work from home as a blogger and freelance writer. I previously worked as a nursery assistant, and I love being able to bring creative play and activity ideas from that career into my blog life. There are plans for a new career on the horizon, so watch this space!


  1. 07 April 2016 / 15:45

    Thank you for including me. Some fab looking items there to help with our big Spring tidy up!

  2. 07 April 2016 / 17:06

    Thank you so much for including my GCap review! I’m so excited to be included with such amazing bloggers. I’m going to have a read of the other reviews now! Thanks again! x