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Life as an extreme cleaner: ‘The new generation don’t know how to clean – their parents have spoiled them’

Sue Ryder from Dublin runs a specialist cleaning company that helps people with hoarding and cluttering issues

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Extreme cleaner Sue Ryder pictured cleaning her home in Dublin. Photos: Frank McGrath

Extreme cleaner Sue Ryder pictured cleaning her home in Dublin. Photos: Frank McGrath

Sue Ryder says some of her clients have mental health issues

Sue Ryder says some of her clients have mental health issues

Sue Ryder says some younger people don't even know how to use a washing machine

Sue Ryder says some younger people don't even know how to use a washing machine

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Extreme cleaner Sue Ryder pictured cleaning her home in Dublin. Photos: Frank McGrath

“I started my cleaning business in 1997. The idea of doing specialist cleaning didn’t cross my mind at first but then, one day, I went to a lady’s house and she said, ‘Aren’t you going to clean out my wardrobes?’

I told her that we didn’t do that but when I went home and thought about it, I realised that there must be a niche for people who want that sort of thing done. I’ve always been good at organising and making space and it just snowballed from there.


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