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11 cleaning secrets to steal from hotel housekeepers

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France lawmakers to look at legalising abortion up to 14 weeks

The French parliament is on Thursday debating a bill that would extend the legal deadline for abortion from 12 to 14 weeks.  Coming 45 years after Simone Veil’s landmark law legalised abortion, the move would make France “one of the world’s most progressive countries”, argued MP Albane Gaillot, the bill’s architect.“Some women encounter difficulties in their access to abortion; this has been exacerbated by the health crisis,” Gaillot, a former member of President Emmanuel Macron’s Le République en Marche party (LReM), told FranceInfo.“It is clear that lockdowns make it difficult for women to leave their homes … There are also great disparities between different territories … Whether you live in the Nièvre [central eastern France] or in Villejuif [a suburb of Paris], you don’t have quite the same sort of access.” The text, Gaillot added, aims to “perpetuate,

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11 cleaning secrets to steal from hotel housekeeping

From Country Living

1. They clear the clutter first

Maria Stickney, the Housekeeping Manager at a Radisson Blu hotel likes to clear the clutter out of a room, so she can start with a blank slate. She empties the bins, removes the linens, towels, and anything else left behind. In the bathroom, she clears the towels, bathmats, bottles, and everything on the counters. “This removes the temptation of just wiping around these items or picking them up and immediately placing them back down on a wet surface, which can leave ring marks,” she says.

2. They prefer microfibre cloths – but reach for clever substitutes in a pinch

The secret to efficient dusting is a proper cleaning cloth. “Microfibre is the best,” says Agustin Canongo, the Director of Housekeeping at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Tennessee. “If you don’t have one, use a rag that’s 100% cotton — like a (clean)

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