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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!

Go Green and Keep Your Clothes Dry and Fresh This Autumn

Autumn is the season for cosying up your wardrobe with woolly jumpers, jeans and welly boots, but keeping up with your laundry in the wet and cold autumn weather can be a challenge. Using a tumble dryer regularly can consume a lot of energy, using about four times as much energy as your washing machine uses*. With outdoor drying off the cards, an indoor dryer is a much more cost effective option. Luckily, we have the perfect indoor, space-saving drying solutions to help prevent that washing from piling up…


If you have limited space in your home and have more laundry to dry than a radiator edge can hold, our Vileda Dry Cascade (RRP £31.99) is just what you need. This strong indoor 3-tier airer stands long and tall with 15m of drying space and has clothes hanger hooks on each corner. It has an easy opening and closing mechanism, three drying heights and foot protectors which prevent floor scratches.



For loads of laundry (get it?!) including socks and delicates, the Viva Dry Flex (RRP £29.99) is perfect for all your family drying needs with up to 24m of drying space. With adjustable wings offering four different drying heights its ideal for delicates which need to be dried flat and also for longer items such as all towels thanks to the 50% more drying space it boasts than the average indoor airer.


Both the Cascade and the Viva Dry Flex can be folded flat for discrete, out-of-the-way storage to enable more room in the busy family home.


* Source Energy Saving Trust


Combat cleaning without the chemicals

Itchy skin, invasive fumes…cleaning with chemicals can cause discomfort for those of us with allergies and sensitive skin. Not only that, the use of harsh cleaning fluids can be harmful to our environment. But fear not cleaning comrades! We have developed the following products using microfibre technology for you to clean your home without the use of chemicals to help protect yourself and your surroundings.



Steam your way into chemical-free cleaning with our Steam Mop (RRP £89.99). Ideal for use on all hard sealed floors, the Steam Mop kills 99.9% of bacteria, giving a thorough and efficient clean without the use of chemicals. The two durable microfibre pads that come with the mop have a superior cleaning performance and can be popped straight into the washing machine after use. This lightweight Steam Mop is ready to use in only 15 seconds, with a tank that lasts for up to 28 minutes cleaning time.



Make the most of mopping, free from chemical fluids, with the SuperMocio Microfibre Clean and Collect (RRP £8.29). The innovative 3D square profiling on the mop ensures it effectively picks up particles and hair and the ultrafine microfibres remove the most stubborn dirt without the use of tough chemicals. The mop also has a telescopic handle to help you get to those hard to reach places.




Why not try our Kitchen Cloth (RRP £1.99)? This all-purpose high performance cloth with microfibre, is specially designed to remove the toughest dirt without chemicals or cleaning fluids to leave a sparkling finish. The cloth includes special ‘Power Zones’ – tiny plastic loops which remove burnt on food without scratching the surface and is also machine washable.


Tips for a Halloween Clean That’s More Magic Than Horror


Halloween; whether you’re in for a scary movie night munching on the trick-or-treat stash, or you’re getting dressed up as a spooky skeleton to dance all night to the Monster Mash, here are some simple ideas for cleaning up any catastrophe – no tricks!

Glitter got everywhere?


Halloween is all about getting creative; whether you’re dusting off last year’s cat costume, shaking out you skeleton suit or knocking up new terrifying togs, fur, fluff and – most horrifying of all – glitter seems to get everywhere and can be a real horror to clear up.

As well as acting as great transportation for witches, the DuActiva broom is ideal for
brushing away everything from the smallest dust particle to big hairballs with its dual foam and bristle head.

Mopping up monstrous messes…


Witches finger (sausage) stew, intestines (jelly worms) and poison (toffee) apples can make for a fantastic feast for kids, but be truly fearsome for the person cleaning up.
Flour and sticky sweets and sauces are simple to wipe away with our SuperMocio 3 Action Mop.  Using a figure of eight motion (the best way to clean away dirt), this revolutionary mop has red spot erasers for tough dirt removal, microfibre for sucking up sauces and 3D red flocked material for particle pick up.  What’s more, once you are done, just pop the mop head into the washing machine.

It may seem like magic…

After a full evening on your feet entertaining friends and family, wouldn’t it be amazing to cast a spell and have the cleaning done for you?  While we can’t help with that, our Cleaning Robot is the next best thing! This rechargeable robot is suitable for all hard flooring and short-pile carpet and sweeps and vacuums edges and under most furniture. There are three room different settings (S, M and L) and it also contains a drop sensor to avoid falling down stairs. The Cleaning Robot lasts up to 80 minutes on one charge and with its intelligent navigation system it will find its way across the entire room, cleaning as it goes!


For more fun ideas about how to prepare for Halloween, check out our Pinterest board here.




Autumn leaves; but fun doesn’t!

Planning activities and fun days out can be hard when the weather is so unpredictable, but don’t let the changeable climate prevent you from having a great time.

We have put together a list of things to do with your family this Autumn, whether you are cosy and warm inside or facing the elements outdoors. The only important thing to do is to make sure you are having fun!

So the weather isn’t on your side, but fear not – there is much fun to be had inside! One of our favourite things to do is to get busy in the kitchen. Whip up a storm in the kitchen with your loved ones; trying something new or revisiting an old favourite. Blustery days were made for kitchen treats! Looking for some spooky bakes for Halloween? Check out our favourite recipes here.

Cosying up in front of the fire to spend an afternoon with your family and friends looking through old photo albums is a lovely way to spend a few hours. Relax into nostalgia with a cup of tea whilst you flick through your family memories.  Photo albums are always such much fun for children to look through – pictures of Mum and Dad with questionable hair are always funny!

We all have a stack of board games hidden away; whether they are in the cupboard under the stairs or stashed in an unopened drawer, it is time to dust them off and get your game face on! Board games are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, just don’t let your competitive side get the best of you!

If the weather is on your side, for some outdoor fun, be sure to make the most of it! There is so much to do outside to appreciate the beauty that Autumn brings – read on for some of our favourite ideas.

When the leaves have turned their gorgeous amber colour and your home town is in the throes of this new season, there is nothing better to do than to pick up your camera and take some snaps. Your new surroundings make the perfect backdrop for some family photos; ask a friend to be your photographer for the afternoon to get some great shots of you with your family.

For the walkers amongst us we often think we know our local area like the back of our hands, but so much can change within a season. Take a walk on a much-loved path or venture somewhere new; nature always provides the best surprises, just make sure you’re there to see them!

Pine cones are one of Autumn’s best gifts – well, to crafty people anyway! Why not spend an afternoon gathering pine cones for your next crafty adventure? Pine cones can be used for many festive decorations; as wreathes, centrepieces and even additions to bouquets!

Whatever you get up to this Autumn be sure to enjoy it!




Combat condensation with super suction power from the Windomatic

With the cooler months setting in, condensation can be a common problem in homes across the UK due to the chilly weather outside reacting with the cosy interior of our homes.

Now water streaks can be sucked away at the click of a button thanks to the Windomatic.

Ideal for combatting the condensation build up on your house windows, mirrors and shower cubicles, the Windomatic is also ideal to use on car windscreens. The powerful Windomatic sucks away the water from the surface and is fast and efficient – no drips!

With its flexible head and rubber lip for getting into hard-to-reach corners and edges, the Windomatic is lightweight and ergonomically designed to suck away water and condensation, leaving a streak-free finish all the way to the edge.

Don’t just take our word for it…the Windomatic has been tried, tested and approved by none other than the Good Housekeeping Institute


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