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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!

Wipe away your window woes

Grubby finger marks? Stubborn water stains? Window cleaning can be a tough gig if you don’t have the right equipment.

 

We know that window cleaning is one of the nation’s least favourite cleaning jobs, but luckily we have some great tips and products designed to make the task of window cleaning much easier and leave your windows and glass squeaky clean and streak-free.

1. Soak a cloth or sponge in some warm soapy water, then squeeze out the excess water and wipe your windows using a circular motion. Repeat in order to remove stubborn dirty stains, regularly rinsing the cloth.

 

2. To remove the water, the Windomatic windowvacuum (RRP £49.99) is fast and efficient; using 50% less time and effort, leaving your windows with a streak-free shine. The flexible head and the suction power along the blade completely removes all water and water stains, even into the corners. As well as being ideal for windows, the Windomatic is ideal for sills, spills, shower screens and mirrors. Don’t just take our word for it, the Windomatic has received the stamp of approval from one of the UK’s most prestigious product testing organisations, the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI).

3. If you don’t have a Windomatic and want a fluff-free shiny finish, our Window and Glass Cloth (RRP £1.59) is a synthetic chamois that is equipped with a special coating with micro-pores which significantly improves drying performance. Simply buff windows in a circular motion to leave a shiny streak-free finish. As well as being extra long-lasting, the Window and Glass Cloth is machine washable so you can use it time and time again.

 

Who needs a window cleaner when you’ve got Vileda?!

 

 

 

Move the mess with a helping hand

With the weather warming up and the kids running riot, we tend to find mess and dirt quickly gathers along the floors and hallways of our homes as children and pets traipse in and out of the house. As time is of the essence whilst watching the kids, we have the perfect products designed to help combat the mess quickly and easily.

With one simple sweep our DuActiva Broom (£6.49), can get rid of any stray leaves, grass and dirt brought in from the garden for good.

The bristles on this dual action broom are designed to sweep up dust and dirt in only one fell swoop, along with the foam layer that creates a barrier to stop dust escaping, meaning your floors are left debris-free.

 

What’s more, the telescopic handle means you can get in those hard to reach places, and adjusts to a length that suits you.

 

For stubborn dirt such as sticky footprints and muddy paw prints, our light-weight Steam Mop (£89.99) kills 99.9% of bacteria without the use of chemicals and is ready to use in only 15 seconds with a tank that lasts for up to 28 minutes cleaning time.

Ideal for use on all hard sealed floors, it also comes with a handy Carpet Glider attachment, so you can steam away any smelly odours left behind.

 

The Steam Mop comes with two durable microfibre pads which offer a superior cleaning performance and can be popped straight into the washing machine after use.

 

With the DuActiva Broom and Steam Mop by your side, it’s one less summer holiday hassle for you to think about; leaving time for you to have fun with the kids.

 

 

 

 

Motor mad Dad? The perfect gift to suck up to him this Father’s Day

Motor mad Dad? The perfect gift to suck up to him this Father’s Day

 

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we’re all looking for something new and interesting that will make the perfect gift for our doting Dad.

 

Looking for something to replace the same old pair of socks you keep buying him? If you have a motor mad Dad who is fed up of the time consuming and tiresome task of keeping his most prized possession clean and shiny, then our Windomatic (RRP £49.99) really is the best gift you can give the man who has everything.

 

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 the dirty water from car windows and screens, leaving a streak-free finish all the way to the edge and reducing the cleaning time by up to 50%.

 

If your Dad is more like Alan Titchmarsh than Lewis Hamilton, there’s no need to fear as the Windomatic is suitable for using on all types of glass including greenhouses, sheds and conservatories; so you can be sure to keep Daddy greenfingers happy.

 

Whether it’s windscreens, windows, sills, spills, shower screens and mirrors, with just one charge, the Windomatic can cover a cleaning area of 60m²; perfect for your Dad if he wants to give the greenhouse a quick once over or requires a speedy car clean with minimal effort so he can put his feet up and relax. Better still, offer to do it for him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep your BBQ shining this summer

We all enjoy a good BBQ on a beautiful mid-summer afternoon with kebabs cooking and sausages sizzling away in the background, but cleaning the BBQ afterwards soon marks the end of the fun in the sun.

Using harsh chemicals to clean off burnt on food and grease can often result in you spitting out your spare rib the next time you get the BBQ out.

Luckily, we have some great products designed to make your life easier and do the hard work for you – giving you a squeaky clean finish so your BBQ will look as good as new without the use of any strong chemicals .

To remove that stubborn bit of burnt-on burger from the BBQ griddle, why not try our Glitzi Power Pad? Five times more durable than a traditional metal spiral scourer, the unique surface structure – made of stainless steel loops – removes the toughest of stains and dirt and can be easily rinsed due to its flat stainless steel surface on the outside and sponge core.

To continue combating burnt-on food, our ActiveWave Scourer can be used to remove difficult dirt from cookware, grills and BBQs. Its non-scratch properties mean you can use it without damaging the stainless steel trim and lid of your BBQ. The sponge also ensures there won’t be any left over water suds or cleaning fluid in your BBQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating instant appeal in your garden – no matter how big or small

 

Feeling inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show but don’t have the time, inclination or green fingers to create a masterpiece?

 

Fear not: even if you haven’t been out in the garden for months sowing seeds and turning soil, you can still create your very own haven with relatively little time or effort.

 

Curb appeal



 

Ever dreamt of living in a country cottage with flowers growing over the door?  Well, while a move might not be on the cards, you can add instant curb appeal to your home by investing in planters to flank your front door.  Buxus and bay trees make ideal additions and look great threaded with solar fairy lights.  They take very little care and create a warm welcome.

 

For real country charm, consider digging a hole and planting wisteria.  This fast growing vine will need a trellis to grow up but the (minimal) efforts are well worth it.

 

Instant appeal


Growing prize plants takes experience and serious patience. Make it easy on yourself and visit a garden centre where all the work has been done for you.  Potted plants can add instant colours, scent, and bring the birds and the bees to you.

 

All pots were not created equally


It’s not just the plants you need to consider but the pot you decide to grow it in.  If you’ve got tall plants, make sure the pot is sufficiently heavy or consider filling the bottom with stones, which can also help with drainage. Aside from practical consideration, there’s also the aesthetic; there are so many options out there – rustic, oriental, modern – you might want to mix and match, or stick to one specific style.

 

The rise of the vertical garden


If you have limited space, a balcony or courtyard, vertical gardens offer the opportunity to add lots of colour, scents and styles.  Choose from ladders, cascade and hanging planters. Simply pick a spot and fill it with your favourite flowers and plants.

 

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