Cleaning Tips from Our Experts

Bathroom

Spray bathroom all purpose cleaner onto all visible surface in the bathroom and leave for a few seconds, or a few minutes for built-up deposits. Then, simply wipe away without rinsing for a superior shine. To achieve even shinier surfaces, buff them areas with a dry tea towel. Some surfaces can be damaged by abrasive cloths or sponges, so we recommend a microfiber cloth.

Use a toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas around soap holders, taps, and drains is an effective way to keep surfaces clean. For sparkling mirrors rub a small amount of glycerine onto the surface.

Use a small window squeegee on tiled walls after each shower to slow down the formation of water spots.

To unclog limescale from showerheads, remove and soak the head in boiling water and vinegar.

Oven Cleaning

Add bicarbonate of soda to water in a spray bottle and spray the solution on the interior surfaces of your oven, avoiding the heating elements. Leave overnight and wipe clean the next day. If any soda remains, spray with vinegar to remove it. Avoid using harsh chemicals as these could cause irritation to your skin and damage your oven. If you'd rather put your feet up than get stuck in, it's worth having your oven professionally cleaned to get it sparkling.

Refrigerator

The chemicals found in toothpaste help to remove stains easily, and the toothbrush provides the friction and accuracy needed to get the job done.

Cut a lemon in half and place the two halves in your fridge: one on the top shelf and the other on the bottom shelf. The lemon naturally absorbs any odours and leaves your fridge smelling fresh.

Dishwasher

Start with an empty dishwasher. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container on the upper rack of the machine. Run the dishwasher through a hot-water cycle. This washes away grease and grime and removes musty odours too.

Microwave

Using a combination of vinegar and water, you can create a solution that helps you tackle stubborn stains. Heat a measuring jug with a fifty-fifty solution for ten minutes in your microwave, until it steams up. Remove the jug and then use a cloth to wipe away the moisture and dirt.

Dusting

Always dust before vacuuming to ensure any dust or dirt which falls to the floor is vacuumed up. The best dust cloth is a damp, clean, microfiber cloth. The cloth should be just damp enough to pick up dust without leaving moisture streaks.

Vacuuming

Change the vacuum bag as recommended by the manufacturer to maintain maximum suction. If you have poor suction you should check for a blockage. The best way to do this is to disconnect the hose and drop a penny down it. If the penny falls out, it is unlikely that your hose is the problem.

Dishcloths and Sponges

These can be incubators for germs. Regularly put dishcloths in the washing machine, and microwave damp sponges on high for several minutes to kill bacteria.

Spills

Make it a habit to wipe up all spills immediately when they are much easier to clean. Once the spill has dried and hardened, it is much more difficult to remove.

Chrome Cleaning

A dry, clean microfiber cloth polishes chrome to an eye-catching gleam. To remove fingerprints from stainless steel appliances, add a small amount of baby oil to a clean, soft microfiber cloth and wipe.

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