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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!

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

 

 

 

With the holidays sadly drawing to a close we need to squeeze out every last drop of Great British summertime and there is no time like the present.

The last summer bank holiday (31st August) brings with it many opportunities for fun and frolics; so grab a pen and pencil, get comfy and read on for our list of great ways to spend the bank holiday weekend.

The National Trust has long championed our British coastline, beautiful scenery and wildlife. 2015 is The National Trust’s year of the coast, so we are celebrating everything that makes the seaside special.

For the photographers out there, the coast makes the perfect scenery for shots of one of nature’s best gifts. Whether you are an amateur or an expert, there is so much beauty to be captured.

Another of our favourite things to do at the beach is to craft a treasure hunt. Perfect for children and adults alike, create a set list of items to find. For example a shiny stone, a pretty shell and some driftwood. For happy hunting just make sure that wildlife is not disturbed.

 

 

 

Sandcastle building competitions are held in great esteem by competitors, who, whilst taking part in this seaside activity, will prove that age really is just a number! Whether you go ‘freestyle’ or create your sandy empire by using a bucket and spade you are guaranteed to have a good time, just try not to let your competitive streak take over too much!

When spending a day at the beach a lovely thing to do is to bring a picnic.  Everybody can gather round and share a special mealtime together. There’s no need to bring fancy food, just ensure there is enough to eat and drink for everyone!

Although not the most glamourous of beach activities, picking up rubbish is an important part of keeping our coastline clean. Be sure to take home any rubbish you create whilst on the beach and make an effort to remove any other waste you spot.

There are so many ways to enjoy a day spent by the sea. Whether you indulge in fish and chips by the shore or spend the afternoon rock pooling, we want to know how you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend on the coast!

 

 

Drying dilemmas sorted! Whatever the weather…

With summer holidays over and the kids back at school, the washing is piling up at a ridiculous rate thanks to those school uniforms and suitcases full of dirty clothes. Luckily, Vileda has the perfect drying solutions, whatever the weather.

 

 

 

Mountains of washing clogging up the utility room? How does 60m of line drying spacesound?! Dry your laundry in the September breeze with the Supadry Hoist Rotary (RRP £99.99). This outdoor dryer has a strong galvanised steel frame and breeze break to lock in place for easy hanging. Clothes hanger hooks are also provided in each arm should you need to dry delicates or drip dry items and individual line tensioning devices help keep your lines tight.

If you’re lacking space in the garden department, try our Cordomatic (RRP £10.99). Small and compact, yet with 15 metres of drying line, this wall mountable unit can be used indoors or outdoors and the retractable line leaves your back garden clean and tidy and looking like paradise.

 

 

If the September weather is starting to turn and outdoor drying days becoming scarcer, then help is at hand in the form of the Vileda Viva Dry Flex (RRP £29.99). This indoor dryer boasts 50% more drying space than a standard indoor airer, to make your life easier. With adjustable wings offering four different drying heights, it’s ideal for delicates which call for being dried flat or for longer items.  The dryer also includes foot protectors to prevent scratching on floors.

If the rain sets in and you need to dry your laundry indoors but have limited space, then the Vileda Cascade (RRP £31.99) is just what you need. This strong indoor 3-tier airer has 15m of drying space and contains holes for clothes hangers. It has an easy opening and closing mechanism, three drying heights and foot protectors which prevent floor scratches. What’s more, the Cascade can be folded flat for easy, out-of-the-way storage.

 

Back to school, back to the housework

With summer drawing to a close, it’s back to school and back to the daily grind. However, after the summer holidays we find the house in a right royal mess! There’s no better time to call on the experts (that’s us!) to help you get your home back to tip top condition.

 

Dirt, pet hair, food; what your home could do with is a really good sweep. With the DuActiva (RRP £6.49), you are only one sweep way from getting rid of that debris left over from the summer holiday mayhem. The bristles on this dual action brush help collect particles and fine hairs even on uneven surfaces, while the foam layer creates a barrier to stop dust escaping and leaves your floors completely dirt free.  The telescopic handle means you can get into those hard to reach places and adjusts to a length that suits you.

Dirty footprints and stubborn stains still causing you stress? Not to worry as help is at hand in the form of our Steam Mop (RRP £89.99).  It 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. It also comes complete with a carpet glider, ideal for refreshing rugs and carpets.

Sticky finger marks can be a real pain to polish off our windows and glass. Why not let the Windomatic window vacuum (£49.99) do the hard work so you don’t have to? Ideal for windows, sills, spills, shower screens, glass tables and mirrors, the powerful Windomatic sucks away the dirty water leaving a streak-free finish and reduces the time and effort you put in by 50%; so cleaning does not have to be an added chore on top of your day job.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Dry those drawers in the summer air!

The summer sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play! The warm weather gives us the perfect excuse to get out into the garden this season, but also presents us with the perfect opportunity to air our laundry in that fresh, summer breeze.

 

Why not put a bit of summer zest in your vests and try our Cordomatic (RRP £10.99) the space-saving seamless solution for any drying dilemma.

If you are stuck for space or like a more minimalist look in your garden, this wall mountable unit is compact but has a line length which extends up to 15m.  This can be easily retracted back into the unit when not in use to keep your lines clean and also helps keep your garden tidy.  It can also be used indoors.

 

The Cordomatic is also made of strong and durable plastic with galvanised steel fittings, so can withstand wear and tear.

 

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