Mother’s Day is just under a week away. If you’re struggling to figure out what to get your mum this year, just stop and think about what you could do to make her life easier rather than what you could give her.

After all, how much time did you spend dodging your chores when you were younger? This could be the perfect opportunity to give something back. A bunch of flowers is great, but it takes more effort and thought to do something nice help your mum out.

The obvious place to start is by thinking about what jobs you could help with around the home. It might be spending a day weeding and tidying up the garden. Or you could spend an afternoon cleaning the patio.

One of the advantages of dedicating your time to a task is that it doesn’t have to cost you any money, so if you’re strapped for cash this year then doing some chores could be the perfect way to show you care without breaking the bank.

Another job that should be done at this time of year – and that your mum probably doesn’t plan to do herself – is cleaning the guttering. If you’re not sure where to start with this particular chore, you could always pay for professionals to do it for you.

If you do decide to clean the guttering yourself, you might find the advice from Cleanipedia helpful. The experts here recommend clearing leaves and other debris with your hands – just make sure you’re wearing rubber gloves.

Their top tip is to place a plastic tarp on the ground below you, so you can just scoop and drop the debris to the floor without making a mess. Once you’ve cleared the gutter, simply rinse it through by pouring a bucket of water down it. Don’t forget to check for any leaks at the same time.

If you want to hire someone to do your gutter cleaning in Merseyside, contact us at Pro X Clean.