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With files from Lauren Clark, Yahoo Style U.K.
Fans of Helen Mirren are most familiar with seeing her starring on the big screen or posing on the red carpet.
But the actress, 74, has given a sneak peek into her home life, and revealed the two unlikely household items she has been loving during the coronavirus lockdown.
In a post on Instagram to her 865,000 followers, she shared a picture of a bird feeder hanging from a branch in her garden.
She captioned the image: “One of my favourite things in quarantine was...1. The bird feeder.”
The star then posted a second snap of he vacuum of choice, resting against a wall inside her home.
She wrote: “2. The Dyson rechargeable vacuum.”
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Her recommendations each received more than 10,000 “likes,” with many of her followers agreeing with her.
In relation to the bird feeder, one person wrote: “Bird watching is mindfulness...serotonin release.”
Another commented: “I bought two. Would sit for hours and just watch the birds and the wind blowing the trees.”
Referring to the vacuum cleaner, a third shared: “Best purchase I ever made.”
And a fourth added: “My favourite tool in my house!”
It cleans up mess across a range of surfaces for up to 40 minutes, before it will need to be recharged.
However, if you’re looking for a similar stick vacuum that doesn’t break the bank, our editor recently purchased this $90 iwoly stick vacuum from Amazon — which she says is a fantastic dupe for pricier brands.