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20 tell-tale signs that show you're houseproud

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Now then, before we get started, let's get one thing absolutely straight; there is nothing wrong with being exceptionally houseproud! You've worked hard, scrimped and saved to buy your home and have decorated it to an exemplar standard, which means that you have every right to really love and look after it—any professional cleaner will tell you that! The only things is, you might not actually realise you're houseproud, until a guest drags dirt through your hallway and incurs your wrath, so we thought it might be a bit of fun to fill you in on 20 tell-tale signs! Come and take a look and see how many of these apply to you!

1. Your door knocker is always polished and beautiful.

2. You buy fresh flowers every week.

Porthleven Eclectic style bedroom by LEIVARS Eclectic
LEIVARS

Porthleven

LEIVARS

3. You make sure to put fresh towels out for guests.

Mont Blanc Zero Twist 100% cotton Ribbed Towels: modern  by King of Cotton, Modern Cotton Red
King of Cotton

Mont Blanc Zero Twist 100% cotton Ribbed Towels

King of Cotton

4. Untidy clutter gets hidden in the shed.

5. Your bathmat is always fresh and clean.

Pure Cotton Towelling Bath Mat: modern  by King of Cotton, Modern Cotton Red
King of Cotton

Pure Cotton Towelling Bath Mat

King of Cotton

6. You dot expensive, beautifully scented candles around.

7. Your cushions are always perfectly plumped.

Pudding Sofa: modern  by Loaf, Modern
Loaf

Pudding Sofa

Loaf

8. All your china is the 'good crockery'.

Sophie Allport Hare Tableware: country  by Sophie Allport, Country Porcelain
Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport Hare Tableware

Sophie Allport

9. Dirty wall marks get painted over asap.

10. Expensive coffee is a must, not a luxury.

11. You spritz perfume everywhere.

12. You bake bread, to infuse your home with a beautiful smell.

Baking bread in The Spring Oven: classic  by The Spring Oven, Classic
The Spring Oven

Baking bread in The Spring Oven

The Spring Oven

13. You take the time to vacuum your curtains.

Constance Pink: rustic  by Cabbages & Roses, Rustic
Cabbages & Roses

Constance Pink

Cabbages & Roses

14. Cheap soaps simply will not do!

Holborn soap dish Classic style bathroom by Heritage Bathrooms Classic
Heritage Bathrooms

Holborn soap dish

Heritage Bathrooms

15. The bed sheets are all properly pressed.

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Roma Natural Walnut Bed

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16. You see expensive soap dispensers as an investment.

square push pump with caddy Modern kitchen by simplehuman Modern
simplehuman

square push pump with caddy

simplehuman

17. You wash your wheelie bins!

55 litre rectangular pedal bin  with liner pocket: modern  by simplehuman, Modern
simplehuman

55 litre rectangular pedal bin with liner pocket

simplehuman

18. You subtly encourage the kids to play outside!

Garden playground Classic style garden by Timotay Playscapes Classic
Timotay Playscapes

Garden playground

Timotay Playscapes

19. The fact that you have a cleaner is a closely-guarded secret.

Munchkin armchair: modern  by Loaf, Modern Textile Amber/Gold
Loaf

Munchkin armchair

Loaf

20. The kids are usually out when you welcome guests.

'Welcome' Contemporary hallway shoe storage with mirror by Birex: modern  by My Italian Living, Modern
My Italian Living

'Welcome' Contemporary hallway shoe storage with mirror by Birex

My Italian Living

For a few handy cleaning tips for when guests are about to arrive, check out this Ideabook: 17 little things you should do before your guests arrive.

So what's the verdict? Are you ultra houseproud?
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