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With our lives being busier than ever before, we're all on the look out for handy hints and tips to make cleaning quick and efficient. The Clever Cleaning team at Vileda has put together its years of experience to bring you the Vileda Blog - lots of handy hints and tips to help you minimise the hassle that comes with cleaning, helping you clean smarter so you can spend more time enjoying the things you really want to do!

Let the robot do the hard work, so you don’t have to!

 

Ever imagined having your very own R2-D2 or C-3PO? What about a robot that can do your housework?!

 

Well, now you can sweep and vacuum your household floors without lifting a finger, thanks to Vileda’s new Cleaning Robot. Simply press the button and sit back and relax while the robot does the cleaning for you! You can even set it to work whilst you are out or use it as a great way to entertain kids and pets as well as doing the cleaning.

 

With a three step cleaning system which is suitable for all hard flooring including short-pile carpets, this rechargeable robot sweeps and vacuums edges and under most furniture. It also includes features such as an intelligent navigation system and cliff sensors to avoid falling down the stairs. There’s no need to worry about it taking a tumble!

 

That’s not all….the robot has two counter-rotating brushes especially designed to pick-up particles and pet hair and a vacuum power to pick up finer dust and fluff.

 

Whether you christen your Vileda Cleaning Robot Vi or Rob, unlike many new additions to your family, this one will pick up after you, rather than you picking up after them.

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Don’t move… improve!

 

It’s there for you every day…

You’ve grown and changed together…

It’s easy to take for granted…

Sometimes frustrating…

But you’re so happy to come back to… your home!

 

Remember that feeling when you saw your home for the first time and just knew it was the one for you? As with any relationship it can be easy to take your home for granted and forget why you loved it in the first place when little things start to get to you – damp patches, drawers that don’t run smoothly and, at this time of year, fences that don’t want to stay standing up!

 

Rather than trying to avoid looking, or thinking about those niggly annoyances and surfing RightMove (starting at £1m+ obviously!), why not give your home a little TLC and fall back in love all over again!

 

Make a list, check it twice, do the jobs even if they’re not nice…

 

There is nothing more satisfying than ticking a job off a to-do list! Just as you might a shopping list, keep a checklist of any jobs that need doing around the house.  This can help focus your mind on what really needs doing (and what budgets can allow for that month)  as well as acting as an incentive to get jobs done!

 

If you’re handy with a hammer, set aside a couple of hours each month to take on those little jobs rather than letting them build up. From ‘how to fix a leaking garage roof’ to ‘how to unblock a sink’, YouTube is a brilliant resource for guides to learn how to do it yourself.

 

If it isn’t really a DIY job or you don’t feel confident doing it yourself, don’t just put it off.  Get a handful of professionals in to quote for the job; that way you can compare prices – you don’t have to book it in there and then and at least you’ll know what it will cost  so you can budget and plan the work in for when it suits you.

 

Speak to friends, family and neighbours to see if they have used anybody locally that they recommend and if they can’t help, there are now websites like http://www.trustatrader.com/ set up for sharing recommendations and giving you peace of mind.

 

From dump to desirable – take on your least favourite room or area

 

We’ve all got a drawer, cupboard or room we dread opening the door to… what’s going to fall out?  Will you ever get it shut again?  Maybe it’s your hidden dumping ground, or maybe it’s the room you never quite got around to decorating.

 

Figure out which is your least favourite room, or area in the house and take it on as a project.  What’s the function of the room and could it be put to better use? Does it need a serious declutter – be ruthless! You may have got it for Christmas three years ago, but if it’s been hidden away ever since, maybe it could go to a better home? Does the room just need organising?  If so, consider investing in new shelving and storage (drawer dividers really do divide and conquer mess!) and arrange your belongings so that they’re easy to find and access.

 

By giving your dump room something as simple as a new coat of paint and a sense of order, you will quickly turn it into a room you can be proud of.

 

Spring is in the air (nearly). Show your home some love

 

The idea of a ‘spring clean’ can be a little daunting.  Whether you make yourself a list and tick one job off a day, or whether you’ve set aside a dedicated day to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, work in a way that suits you and make sure you reward yourself as well as your home!

 

Crank up the volume to your favourite tunes to help fill you with energy and pass the time. Here’s a great playlist to get you started. https://play.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/4jCr1WuRoFiUbcqlja4dWR. Set yourself little challenges (find a home for 20 items and earn yourself a square of chocolate?!). Work in 20 minute chunks – no Facebook distraction until the 20 minutes is up!  Whatever motivates you… use it!

 

There is nothing like that satisfying feeling of a squeaky clean home!

 

Woo your home



 

You’re not the only one who likes to be wooed. Light candles, buy flowers and play music. Create the perfect setting to fall back in love with your home.

 

Streak-free shiny windows using 50% less time and effort? Done!

Wiping windows over and over again can be ever so tiresome and boring especially when those stubborn streaks just won’t seem to shift.

Is there a solution to this problem we hear you ask? There certainly is! Vileda’s brand new Windomatic is designed to make one of your least favourite jobs much less time consuming and dull; you won’t even have to polish.

With its flexible head and rubber lip for getting into hard-to-reach corners and edges, the lightweight Windomatic also sucks away the dirty water, leaving a streak-free finish all the way to the edge and reduces the time and effort you put in by 50%!

Simply wash your windows as normal; then pull the Windomatic first vertically, then horizontally, to achieve a streak free shine.

There’s even more good news…the Windomatic can also be used for cleaning the car and house windows, sills, spills, shower screens, glass tables and mirrors.

Windomatic – is the ideal solution to all your window and glass woes!

Vileda Tipster of the Month

Have you heard the latest??! Here at Vileda we have decided to give our lovely customers the chance to win prizes by offering their advice and top tips.

 

Each month we are giving you the opportunity to tell us about a top tip you use to help make your life easier and in doing so you could become the Vileda Tipster of the Month!

 

So if you have any suggestions, share your tips and you could be in with the chance of winning a Vileda hamper packed with cleaning goodies.

 

Have you got any top tips which make life easier? Send them in now! https://www.facebook.com/ViledaUK

 

 

Go on a 45 mile hike…without leaving your home!

 

Paying over the odds for your gym membership? Want to exercise but don’t feel like leaving the house?

 

Well believe it or not, household chores actually help us to burn up to 3000 calories a year in the steps we take alone. Tasks such as vacuuming, mopping and wiping the windows mean we clock up on average 45 miles of walking a year! And all this without leaving the house.

 

Last year we recruited 50 ‘Floor Testers’ who we followed for six months tracking their every cleaning move and seeing just exactly how many steps they took. Here at Vileda we pride ourselves on providing cleaning products which help to make your cleaning tasks quick and stress free and we were interested to see just how much effort and elbow grease goes into cleaning our homes.

 

Most of us tend to fight the most fat in the kitchen…no, we’re not talking about your latest juicing diet…we’re talking about the 20 miles you walk a year mopping the floor and washing and drying that never ending mountain of dishes. We are also busting a gut in the living room by walking an average of 10 miles a year vacuuming the crumbs off our carpet and dusting the dirt from the furniture. Even spring cleaning the bathroom and spare bedroom now and again enables us to achieve a whopping five miles of fat burning footsteps a year.

 

So you see, you don’t have to be a fitness freak to get fit and burn off those extra pounds!

 

Thank you to everyone who took part. If you think you’d like to have a go at being a Vileda product tester and share your thoughts on our current product range then get involved with our Clean Team App on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ViledaUK

 

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