Why is it keeping the family entertained with fun-filled festivities somehow always results in a messy home? Throughout the first 12 days of December, we’ll be running festive competitions to win products to make your Christmas that little bit easier. To find out more visit https://www.facebook.com/ViledaUK
And continuing the theme of easing the stress of the big Christmas clean, we’ve put together our suggestions for getting your home in tip top condition.
Have the dust fairies been in?
With the sudden rush of Christmas cards coming through the door, plus garlands and candles to adorn your mantelpiece, when time’s tight, it can be tempting to simply put up your cards… surely they’ll just cover the dust?
Well if you want to create a festive scene to be proud of, inject some microfibre magic into your clean with the Vileda Soft Dust Cloth, ideal for all surfaces including often missed skirting boards, the Soft Dust Cloth also offers 40% better dust pick up!
Are you expecting a house full this Christmas? Bedding can be a pain to get clean and dry in the winter months and with the added pressure of guest bedding and towels, sometimes it can seem like your house is turning into a Laundrette!
Start preparing early and make the most out of drying time while keeping wet laundry tidy with the Viva Dry Flex, which offers 50% more drying space than some traditional dryers… it is perfect for getting your bedding ready for the rush!
Leave it out!
Are wet leaves taking over your hallway every time you open the door? Unfortunately, the wet, windy weather, combined with winter boots means there is very little you can do to stop them. However quickly cleaning them up can be easy! The telescopic Vileda DuActiva broom has two different sides; bristles on one side to sweep up leaves, dirt and hair and a foam strip on the other to collect fine dust.
Slippery when wet
Come rain or (hopefully) snow, water can not only be slippery, but also cause damage to your floor. The last thing you want to do is drag a mop and bucket out every time you come in from the cold.
The Vileda 1,2 Spray (RRP £19.99) is ideal for wood and laminate flooring, easily absorbing moisture, removing sticky, greasy marks and giving a spotless finish. Once you are done, just pop it in the corner for the next deluge.
Make your Christmas dinner scent-sational
Want the smell of Christmas future rather than dinners past? Then it’s probably a good time to treat your oven with a little TLC.
There is no doubt that cleaning the oven can be a pretty unpleasant job, however, by preparing properly and using the right tools, you can make it a little easier.
So if your oven is a bit whiffy, set aside the time, pull on your Marigolds and reach for our Teflon®-recommended Active Wave Foamback Scourer, which won’t scratch surfaces like traditional scourers. This is due to its special structure which means it’s powerful against dirt, but gentle to the surface.
A Barbecue…for Christmas?!
A BBQ is not just for summer, it’s also for Christmas! If you’re worried about oven space this Christmas, have you thought about barbequing your turkey? A growing trend in the UK, and why not? All that extra cooking space just going unused in the garden shed! Just remember, if you put it away without giving it a good clean, thinking we’ll get one more good weekend, then don’t leave it till Christmas day to get it spick and span. The Glitzi Power Inox stainless steel scourer is perfect for making the job easier and it is five times longer lasting than a traditional metal spiral scourer!
Want to know more about barbecuing a turkey? Visit http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/dec/20/how-cook-christmas-turkey-barbecue