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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!

Quick living room cleaning tips

This week, we’ve created some living room cleaning tips that will help you keep your home ship shape in-between the deep cleans.

Firstly, ensure your cleaning products and any solutions you need are close at hand. All you will need for the quick clean is as follows:

• Vileda Dust Cloth – for table tops and shelves
• Vileda Window and Glass Cloth – for windows and glass coffee tables
• Vileda Relax Cleaning Robot – for hard floors and short pile carpets.

Move aside all your big items from shelves and tables so you have a clear path to clean the area.

Simply grab the dust cloth and wipe down the tables and shelves. As this is not the deep clean, don’t feel obliged to move around the smaller items that you keep on the surfaces.

Once you’ve finished, grab the Vileda Window and Glass Cloth and wipe down windows, glass surfaces and mirrors. Use your favourite solutions if required. If you make it a habit to clean these regularly it will be a great time-saver during the deep clean.

Once you’ve finished with the surfaces and windows, take the Relax Cleaning Robot, turn it on and let it move around your home. It will navigate intelligently around your space to sweep and vacuum dirt and dust from your floors.

Whilst the robot is cleaning the living room, grab a cuppa and your favourite book and let the Relax Cleaning Robot finish the work.

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Cleaning the bathroom isn’t a chore most people look forward to doing but fortunately, bathrooms are made of materials that are easy to keep clean. Whether you divide your cleaning into small sessions or complete it in one fell swoop it is important to clean it regularly to keep germs at bay in the bathroom.

Always rinse down basins and baths straight after use. Keep bathroom surfaces as dry as possible and keep the bathroom well ventilated to help prevent the growth of mould. However, do remember that this won’t stop the dirt build up but it will definitely postpone ‘the day of the deep clean’.

For the deep clean – let’s start with the bath. Vileda has developed a bathroom sponge scourer which makes cleaning the bath much easier. Why not try using it with a natural cleaning solution. One of the best natural options is bicarbonate of soda. Just dip the wet scourer in the bicarbonate of soda and use it to shift any stubborn marks.

For the dirt that gathers around the taps, shower heads and inside plugholes use the Vileda scrub brush. Try putting some lemon juice on the brush as it is great for removing limescale and will leave your bathroom smelling great.

For a squeaky clean toilet bicarbonate of soda will come in handy again. Just sprinkle it inside the toilet bowl and use a toilet brush to scrub it clean.

To give mirrors a streak-free finish, try the Vileda Window and Glass Cloth. It can even be popped in the washing machine after use and used over and over again.

Deep cleaning is best done weekly or once every two weeks to avoid bacteria growth. Just remember: the longer the time in-between deep cleaning, the more work you’ll have to do.

RELAX, LET THE VILEDA CLEANING ROBOT DO THE CLEANING

It may have once seemed impossible, but we now live in an age where robots can do our cleaning for us. Here at Vileda, we have recently introduced the Relax Cleaning Robot which moves intelligently around your home to help you sweep and vacuum dirt and dust from your floors.

One of the best things about the Relax Cleaning Robot is that it can be trusted to do the cleaning when it’s home alone. The Relax Cleaning Robot has a cliff sensor system on its base, it can detect any sudden drop and changes direction accordingly to avoid falls. If it encounters anything blocking its path, it not only bumps back softly, but also automatically reverses and moves elsewhere.
Relax Cleaning Robot uses a 3-step cleaning system which lets it clean even these hard to reach areas:

1. Lateral brushes for around edges of the room and furniture
2. Rotating brushes to pick up stray particles
3. Vacuum power to suck up dust and hair

So sit back, put your feet up and enjoy life while Vileda’s Relax Cleaning Robot does the work for you.

Relax Cleaning Robot uses a rechargeable NiMh battery which lasts up to 80 minutes at a time. The Robot requires no refill or dust bags, simply empty out the dirt directly into your dustbin.

Chasing summer dust

As we salsa into summer, many of you will have noticed already that pollen and dust is all around us. It has drifted silently into our homes and given us a new challenge to focus on.

Constant need for dusting and re-wiping can be quite demotivating, therefore here at Vileda we wanted to share a few tips on how to keep your home feeling fresh this summer.

Firstly, a clean home is safe from germs as many health hazards are related to clutter or grime. Clutter can collect dirt and dust, and as children play and crawl on the floor we should always make sure we provide them with a clean environment for discovering new things safely.

One of the greatest benefits of keeping your home sparkling clean during summer is that you will be able to breathe more easily in more ways than one. A dirty home can contribute to passing around colds and germs. Your home doesn’t have to be sterile but a tidy, dust and dirt-free environment can help keep all family members healthier.

What is more, a clean environment lets you concentrate and relax better. Having a clean house removes that nagging inner voice telling you that you need to clean this, or organise that. You are able to focus on things you enjoy, like reading a book or watching a movie with your feet up.

Last but not least, we should be proud of our home and ensure it is clean and tidy as you never know when friends might drop by.

Cleaning Up After Pets

Fed up cleaning up after pets? News out this week tells us that pets are costing up to £872million worth of damage to UK homes every single year! This means mischievous moggies and playful pups cost each home £231 annually – a staggering amount I think you’ll agree.

The research, conducted by BT and reported in the Metro and Daily Mail, listed ripped wallpaper, torn pillows, chewed pipes and stains on the carpets as some of the main problems caused by our furry friends.

Quite a few of us here at Vileda have cats and dogs but we must be fairly lucky as they are all slightly better behaved! However, homes with pets do need cleaning that little bit extra to tidy away all the extra dust, dirt and hair. Luckily, many Vileda products are perfect for pet-friendly homes:

3 Action broom

• Ensure hair today is gone tomorrow with the 3Action Broom!
Rectangular bristles combined with normal bristles make it easier to pick up hair from the floor, while angled, harder bristles on the edge mean balls of fluff can’t hide away in the corner

Vileda SuperMocio 3Action cleans up after pets

• Wet cleaning is essential, try the SuperMocio 3Action Mop
Wet cleaning is by far the most thorough method of cleaning muddy paw prints on hard floors. The SuperMocio 3Action features a spot eraser to give extra scouring power when tackling stubborn marks and a special microfibre zone to remove greasy residue easily. Added 3D velour spots pick up more dirt particles and hair than ever before.

Power Scourer Nonscratch cleans up after pets

• Don’t make a meal of it – choose the right scourer for scrubbing food bowls
Pet food should come off the dish fairly easily. If it doesn’t, just be careful, especially if the dish is ceramic, stainless steel or glass. If you scrub too hard, you risk scratching the surface of the bowl. The Vileda Non Scratch Power Scourer is a sensible choice for scrubbing as it’s designed for tackling materials like ceramic. The scourer’s sealed surface also means it stays fresher and cleaner for longer and is easier to rinse.

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