Tell us your ultimate cleaning tip & WIN a JML Wonderbroom

Tell us your ultimate cleaning tip & WIN a JML Wonderbroom

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Enter our brand new, cleaning competition to win a JML Wonderbroom Multi-Purpose Broom by telling us your ultimate cleaning tip of all time.

Do you consider yourself a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning? Or perhaps you're a super busy Mum that still manages to keep the house looking presentable?

Whoever you are, if you clean, we want to hear from you. Expert Home Tips are on the lookout for the ULTIMATE cleaning tips of all time, from real people, just like you.

Whether it's a cleaning tip to banish spaghetti stains, remove gruesome grime or get shining silver surfaces - if it works, we want to hear it.

Want to win your very own JML Wonderbroom?

Comment below with your ultimate cleaning tip of all time!

 

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The results:
A huge thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win a JML Wonderbroom. We were really overwhelmed by the number and quality of cleaning tips sent in - our readers really are cleaning pros!

Without further ado, I present our winning cleaning tip:

Put the washing machine detergent drawer through the dishwasher every couple of weeks, keeps it clean, Mould free and prevents any build up of products. Alternatively if it’s still in need of more cleaning after the dishwasher then use an old toothbrush and/or cotton buds to get in the harder to reach areas - Kirsty Taylor

We all know how tricky it can be to keep washing machines clean - Kirsty's tip certainly makes this easier. We hope you enjoy your JML Wonderbroom Kirsty - you certainly deserve it!

For a full guide to cleaning your washing machine, check out Collette's article.

Special mention goes to the following, runner-up cleaning tips:

Don’t have kids, pets or husbands! Alcohol hand sanitizer will remove almost anything from marker pen to chewing gum. Also putty will get into crevices you can’t such as between buttons on the radio in the car! - Michelle

If only it were that easy, Michelle! If you do have fluffy friends, check out our 19 cleaning tips for pet owners for some extra help.

I'm sure someone has already said something similar, but there are so many comments to wade through! Avoid spending on bottles and bottles of household cleaner.. Save citrus peels in a jar (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit.. whatever you like to eat/smell) and cover when full with white vinegar (you can add some cloves, rosemary or essential oils if you like). Keep for two weeks. Strain. Put in an empty spray bottle and top up with water. Perfect for everywhere! (And it doesn’t small of vinegar, promise!) - Kim

Kudos to Kim for being so inventive with her tip. Learn more uses for leftover fruit and veg peel in our article.

Peanut butter is great for getting any sticky residue of things. Rub it on with a soft cloth then wash. - Robyn Clarke

Although we love the sound of this tip, Robyn (we are onboard with anything that involves peanut butter), we were a little dubious.

For weird but wonderful cleaning tips, check out these foods that make surprisingly excellent cleaning products.

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  1. Author richard rowland on August 2, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Cleaning tip....get the wife to do it

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  2. Author Linda Ford on August 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Put an old sock on your hand and dust away!!!

    1. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Seems a great idea, and wonderful use for old socks.

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  3. Author Erica Terry-Rose on August 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Vodka makes a wonderful window cleaner... As well as a refreshing drink for all your hard work with the housecleaning ? "One spray for the window, two sprays for me" ?

    1. Author Erica Terry-Rose on August 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      My twitter handle is @luckyevierose btw :)

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  4. Author Katherine Evans on August 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Get someone else to do it???

    1. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Any suggestions?

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  5. Author Amanda Ward on August 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Use vinegar to clean taps and showerhead! Fetches them up sparkling and like new!!

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  6. Author Helen Newton on August 2, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Reward yourself with a prezzie if you get everything done x

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  7. Author Holly on August 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Use coca cola to clean toilets and unblock plug holes

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  8. Author Jane Wilson on August 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Keep a hand held Hoover handy for crumbs for quick clean up

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  9. Author Robynne T on August 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Use a microfiber cloth or magic eraser sponge and just add water. Makes cleaning so much easier!

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  10. Author Karen Painter on August 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Place Aluminium Foil on all cooking trays and grill pans before you use them, once you've finished cooking just screw up the foil and your trays will be ready to use again and again without needing to wash them and no stubborn stains left behind either.

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  11. Author Kate Green on August 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Put some music on and clean to a beat - makes it more fun and it's a workout at the same time

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  12. Author Evelyn Corry on August 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Never leave a room empty handed :)

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  13. Author Ali gill on August 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Wipe the radiators with a little fabric conditioner so when the heating is on, the whole house smells amazing!

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  14. Author Dan Staples on August 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    White vinegar on taps and glass to remove the stains and hard water

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  15. Author Amanda Quill on August 3, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Try to declutter one room a day on top of regular chores . I find this very helpful

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  16. Author Natalie J on August 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Tissue paper is the best for polishing mirrors and taps, gives you a streak free shine that will pass even an army inspection ?

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  17. Author Kristy Lewis on August 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    wipe skirting boards etc down with a dryer sheet! it keeps it dust free for much longer! ?

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  18. Author Sue on August 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    To remove rust. Apply vinegar let it sit for a bit then scrub with a brush to remove the rust.

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  19. Author Roger Bufton on August 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Clean windows on a dull day, so the sun does not dry them as you clean.

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  20. Author Andy Wedge on August 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Microwave a bowl of water with a slice of lemon to remove odours from the microwave

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  21. Author RUTH WHITE on August 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    GET THE HUSBAND TO DO IT!!!!!!!! (SOME HOPE, I DONT THINK)

    1. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Though really in modern days of Equality. Why not? Seems we should all be enabled to carry out a variety of tasks.

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  22. Author Ian cheyne on August 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Cut of bottom of 2lt bottle of coke and use to unblock a toilet as the air pushes blockage away. Please note other brands of fizzy pop are available

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  23. Author Kathryn Hipkin on August 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Clean furniture with vinegar before polishing it with beeswax.

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  24. Author Chris Smeeth on August 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

    One room at a time carry all cleaning materials in a draw string bag on your shoulder mop/broom/vac in hand.

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  25. Author Tracy Nixon on August 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Never do the mistake of vacuuming before you’ve wiped down the surfaces. Crumbs and particles will fall to the floor while you’re cleaning.

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  26. Author sam on August 4, 2017 at 8:13 am

    keep kids and pets out

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  27. Author Julie Shearer on August 4, 2017 at 8:19 am

    If you have a textured kitchen sink that looks dull and water marked, coat it in cooking oil, leave for an hour or so and wash off, it will come up looking like new.

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  28. Author Sheila Milne on August 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Have a schedule of essential daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks to make sure everything is cleaned regularly but not excessively!

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  29. Author Lauretta on August 4, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Every couple of years I go through my cupboards for out of date items such as vinegar / baking powder / bicarbonate of soda & then google things to use them up...have found fantastic ways to clean the house with them all....

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  30. Author Fiona King on August 4, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I set the alarm 5-10 mins earlier during the week so as to do a bit of cleaning before going to work. It is a mini workout, sets me up for the day and avoids having to do chores when I get home

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  31. Author Kate Loader on August 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Do it little and often so you make more of an effort!

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  32. Author lisa evans on August 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Do it as you're going along!!! Especially with messy kids, get them to help too!

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  33. Author Heather Haigh on August 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Little and often and good music when you have a deep clean.

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  34. Author Toni Arnott on August 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    get a cleaner! :-)

    1. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Such a shame that Home Help Service which provided light housework :- Is no longer available. It makes me Wonder if that has had an impact on Superbugs, etc, etc.

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  35. Author Sarah Mackay on August 4, 2017 at 8:48 am

    To get rid of an odourless spot in the carpet, cover it with bicarbonate soda and then pour on vinegar and leave for 10 min and scrub off

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  36. Author Kelly Glen on August 4, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Using a lemon on your sink and taps is a great way to get them looking really clean.

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  37. Author Karen Mclellan on August 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Toothpaste cleans brass door handles

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  38. Author margaret dixon on August 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Half a lemon gets rid of those yellow stains on your toilet seat. Yuk!! But it works!

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  39. Author maureen findley on August 4, 2017 at 8:58 am

    never use a dry cloth for dust always a slightly damp cloth

    1. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

      I believe in hospitals that damp dusting is the method of cleaning used.

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  40. Author Pamela Cook on August 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Get hubby to do it!

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  41. Author babs daniels on August 4, 2017 at 9:01 am

    bicarbonate of soda wiht warm water is a great natural and effective clweaner for toilets, sinks, floors.

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  42. Author Shellie Macdellie Young on August 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Got this broom it's amazing. My tip is get the kids involved my daughter loves this broom won't let me use it lol

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  43. Author Sarah Evans on August 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Do a little everyday instead of once a week it seems less of a chore this way

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  44. Author Anne Bostwick on August 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Clean from top to bottom, finishing with a clean sweep from JML Wonderbroom!

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  45. Author Sam Swain on August 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Leave antibacterial wipes in the bathrooms and instruct the kids on how to use them!

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  46. Author Steven S on August 4, 2017 at 9:54 am

    De-Clutter - If you've not used it in a month then it doesn't need to be out !.

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  47. Author caroline harris on August 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I put lemon peel rings around the bases of taps - leave them for 30 minutes or so - it removes any limescale.

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  48. Author Pauline Hill on August 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

    CLEANING WINDOWS PUT A LITTLE VINEGAR IN THE WATER TO GET A NICE SHINE

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  49. Author Tammy Park on August 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Vinegar and newspapers make windows, glass, mirrors and metal gleam.

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  50. Author Anneka on August 4, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Have plenty of vinegar!

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  51. Author Rachel Butterworth on August 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Clean small toys like teddies/Lego in a laundry bag in the washing machine or even the dishwasher.

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  52. Author Fay Gleave on August 4, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Use a timer and get everyone in the family to do as much as they can from a list in 5 minutes it is amazing what gets done

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  53. Author Rachel Craig on August 4, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I make use of Milton (liquid or tablets) to remove tea and coffee stains from cups and mugs. Just make it up as per dilution stated on pack. Fill cups and mugs with the solution :- can do one at a time, or several, whatever is your preference. As the Milton solution can be used for many applications. I find leaving the solution in cup or mug for about ten minutes is sufficient time to remove any stains.

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  54. Author Emily Hallett on August 4, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I do 30 minutes of cleaning a day so that I always keep on top of it. It's amazing how much you can get done in half an hour.

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  55. Author Dwina Taylor on August 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Baby wipes remove the toughest grease & grime so they are perfect for the stove top...also a great way to easily clean the microwave. Actually, I use them for everything! Once I'm done, a quick spray of detol antibac and everything is super clean.

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  56. Author Margaret gallagher on August 4, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Put a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in your kettle -leave for a few moments -voila! Descaled and sparkling clean Works on stained cups too

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  57. Author JUDY BOOTH on August 4, 2017 at 10:44 am

    If you have a blocked drain, use a swing bin liner over your arm, secure with an elastic band, and you have a full arm length rubber glove. Plus, don't throw away old socks that have holes in them, use them for a disposable duster.

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  58. Author Joanne Blunt on August 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Use a rubber brush to get animal hair off carpet. O if you haven't got one, a damp cloth will work too.

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  59. Author Helen Fowler on August 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Leave jewelery overnight in a cup of warm water and washing up liquid. It sparkles in the morning. No need for expensive jewellery cleaning products !

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  60. Author Susie M on August 4, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Drop some essential oils on a piece of cotton wool and pop it in your vacuum cleaner cylinder. As you vacuum, the oils will scent the house.

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  61. Author Angela Walker on August 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Keep the filter clean on the vacuum cleaner

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  62. Author Mark Johnson on August 4, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Do a little each day

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  63. Author stuart hargreaves on August 4, 2017 at 11:16 am

    clean regularly, ie Monday - kitchen Tuesday Bathroom, get in a routine

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  64. Author Lizzy T on August 4, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Spilt red wine? Apply soda water immediately ,blot with kitchen roll and that will remove it

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  65. Author Ant on August 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Little and often, dont let it buil dup

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  66. Author Rena Plumridge on August 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Tackle some jobs first then you get more done and it makes you feel good

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  67. Author Chrissie b on August 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    To freshen a microwave put s fresh lemon in half in for one minute then clean fresh and clean as ever xxx

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  68. Author Laura Gibson on August 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Use CIF - It literally cleans up everything like magic!

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  69. Author Jackie Charles on August 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Put half a lemon in a bowl of water and put on for few seconds will make your microwave smell fresher

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  70. Author Jackie Charles on August 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    When washing you windows dry them with old newspapers as the ink makes the glass shine

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  71. Author Jackie Charles on August 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    If any old perfume left in the bottle just spray it in your house to smell lovely

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  72. Author Jackie Charles on August 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Use sellotape to take hairs etc from jackets clothes etc

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  73. Author Susan Ann Bennett on August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Put some vinegar in your water when cleaning windows it gets rid of smears and makes your windows sparkle

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  74. Author Serena La Pietra on August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Service your hoover regularly, change filters, empty often and check for blockages. Surprisingly, it makes a huge difference to it's efficiency.

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  75. Author MM on August 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Do the job straight away. Don't think i'll do it tomorrow, as that gets easier to say the next day as well!

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  76. Author CAROLYN HEYWORTH on August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    TOOTHBRUSHES GET IN ALL THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES

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  77. Author Sidrah Ahmed on August 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Use toothpaste to get rid of crayon stains

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  78. Author NADINE ILLINGWORTH on August 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    PUT STOCKING OR TIGHTS OVER HOVER PIPE TO CLEAN UP SPILLS LIKE BUTTONS, PINS, TURN HOVER OFF OVER CONTAINER YOU WANT THEN IN, MAKES CLEARING UP AND TIDING MUCH QUICKER.

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  79. Author Jodie A Green on August 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    regular cleaning means less to do when the 'deep clean' time comes, get the kids involved!!

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  80. Author Emily Clark on August 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Strip the bed before you dust - don't do it the other way round, or you will have to re-dust!

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  81. Author Ritchie on August 4, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Use old T-shirts as cleaning cloths.

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  82. Author Helen Rodwell on August 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Make it a job and game for the whole family, bribing them with the reward of a takeaway. It's a win/win - they'll gladly help with the cleaning and you don't have to cook dinner either.

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  83. Author Paula Smith on August 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    For small marks or walls, doors and windows use baby wipes for the mark rather than doing the whole door

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  84. Author Kinako on August 4, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Clean it when you spot it.

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  85. Author Helen Grayson on August 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Let things soak in warm water. It does wonders on stubborn stains!

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  86. Author Michelle Bamber on August 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Always clean room from top to bottom so any falling debris only needs cleaning up once

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  87. Author Vicki Davitt on August 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Use a window squeegee to remove pet hairs from the carpet and rugs

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  88. Author Clare H on August 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    do a little bit here and there so it doesn't pile up

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  89. Author Tunde Toth on August 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    To disinfect the washing up sponges just put them in the microwave slightly wet for a minute. Kills the germs then you can straight away wipe out the microwave with it. Two birds with one stone.

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  90. Author Sanam on August 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    When you notice your drain is starting to clog, a 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover with a wet cloth to contain the science fair-like effects. Wait five minutes and then flush with hot water.

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  91. Author Maggie Coates on August 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    My tip is to keep your old t-shirts to cut up and use for dirty jobs, then just chuck them away.

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  92. Author Cathy Graham on August 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Turn off social media, seriously people do not need a blow by blow account of your cleaning habits and you get the jib done much quicker!?

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  93. Author Helen W on August 4, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Use microfibre cloths for dusting.

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  94. Author SARAH BIRKETT on August 4, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Create a routine and do the jobs in the same order, Also play loud music ( rock or power ballads etc ), and it speeds you up

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  95. Author Stacey Carnell on August 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Don't make it more difficult than it needs to be, example, whilst you are waiting for the kettle to boil for a brew, empty the dishwasher ;)

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  96. Author Debbie Gilbert on August 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    White vinegar cleans almost everything

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  97. Author lyn burgess on August 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Don't put it down - put it away. If you tidy up as you go along , it is so much easier. And get the children into the same good habit too.

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  98. Author Alan Howe on August 4, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    For hard to remove stains on painted surfaces use Sugar Soap

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  99. Author Jane Allen on August 4, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    White vinegar. Use it to descale kettles, coffee machines, irons. Run a hot wash with a couple of cups to deodorise and descale the washing machine, add it to hot water with a squeeze of washing up liquid for cleaning windows (final polish with old newspaper to make it streak free). It's cheap and effective.

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  100. Author bev crossley on August 5, 2017 at 1:27 am

    use a window cleaning blade on your rug to get all dog and cat hairs up it works a treat

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  101. Author Fiona on August 5, 2017 at 9:25 am

    White vinegar is the best cleaner - and cheap too!

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  102. Author Warren Mitchell on August 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Using a cloth dipped in plain water to give car dash a perfect shine

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  103. Author Laurna Tillier on August 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    mix some of you favourite Zoflora disinfectant with water in a spray bottle and spray around your home for a wonderful long lasting scent.

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  104. Author Mary nicholson on August 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    scrape the burnt bits of your cooker with a paint scraper then just wipe with a damp cloth does the job good and easy

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  105. Author Fozia Akhtar on August 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Vinegar for shiny mirrors

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  106. Author Sham on August 6, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Clean up as you go along that way it doesn't add up. And it's easier to keep the house tidy. Get kids involved with tidying up. Make it fun. Put tidy up time music and set them a time to get it done in.

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  107. Author Dane Simpkins on August 6, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Don't be messy then you have less to clean

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  108. Author Neil Davies on August 6, 2017 at 9:44 am

    a well chewed piece of gum or a piece of blu tack works wonders at removing dust from tight spots, ie car interiors, when rolled over the raea

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  109. Author Avs on August 6, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Toothpaste cleans grime marks on sinks and tiles

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  110. Author iain maciver on August 6, 2017 at 11:52 am

    clean as you go less to do later on

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  111. Author Karen Barrett on August 6, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    use dental floss to clean around cooker knobs

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  112. Author Michelle smith on August 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Baby wipes are very good for a quick clean around

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  113. Author Joy on August 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Use a slice of bread to clean up broken glass. It gets up all the tiny fragments!

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  114. Author laura stewart on August 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    keep ontop of it! best way to clean your light shades bi carb of soda and water :)

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  115. Author Joo Dee on August 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    i use a soft brush attachment on the hoover to dust up the dust first, then use a damp cloth to wipe the surface, stops dust being pushed about before polishing

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  116. Author Noreen Khan on August 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Use clean old sock for dusting.

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  117. Author Linda Morris on August 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Use an old toothbrush to clean the shower gets into all the holes and white vinegar works a treat

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  118. Author Iona Cornish on August 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Split the chores between all the family so nobody has to do it all

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  119. Author Janie-Fleur Matcham on August 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    non gel tooth pasted rubbed in to old cup rings on wood will remove the ring, A cap cheap mouthwash placed into the drawer of the washing machine will kill bad smells and clean the machine

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  120. Author Karen hutchinson on August 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Use baby oil on stainless steel appliances

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  121. Author Suzanne on August 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    get a cleaner

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  122. Author fiona waterworth on August 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    use bleach to get rid of black mould

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  123. Author Ellen Tait on August 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    To make stainless steel cooker hoods shine..........rub with baby oil.

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  124. Author fiona cullen on August 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    declutter and have a place for everything-if its not useful or beautiful get rid of it! much easier to clean a de-cluttered home,just tidy as you go

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  125. Author Thomas McGurk on August 7, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Put trainers in pillow slip and pop it in the washing machine and they will come out good as new.

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  126. Author Kerry on August 7, 2017 at 7:37 am

    When putting bedding away fold & put the duvet cover & matching sheet & pillow case in to 1 of the pillow cases so much easier to find no more searching for sets & a tidy linen cupboard ?

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  127. Author Kerry on August 7, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Put some tumble drier sheets or mix some of your fabric softner with water and spray on to some kitchen roll or a hanky and place on top or behind your radiators makes the house smell lovely & scent lasts for ages

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  128. Author Bonnie Knight on August 7, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I have a few, but this is my latest.... Awkward areas the vacuum cleaner can't quite manage, even with all the accessories?! Try a toilet paper or kitchen roll tube on the end of the hose, you can shape it to fit almost any nook or cranny.

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  129. Author Juliet Kavanagh on August 7, 2017 at 8:39 am

    If you ever need to clean tarnish off, use vinegar - it works beautifully!

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  130. Author Sue Cook on August 7, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Always keep a wedge of lemon in the cutlery section of the dishwasher, replace after a couple of washes, this keeps the dishwasher smelling fresh and makes the cutlery shine.

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  131. Author Sajda Raza on August 7, 2017 at 9:07 am

    To clean a microwave put a damp cloth in and put microwave on for 30 seconds to a minute depending on how dirty it is.Wait 30 seconds before opening door,clean stubborn stains away with cloth,no need for any fancy detergents or expensive sprays

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  132. Author Hazel Grant on August 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    To remove stains from clothing, apply a little washing up liquid on a cloth with some COLD water and rub stain - put garment in washing machine on your normal programme and you will find, in most cases, the stain will be removed! Can't guarantee it will work on every stain but I have had a lot of success doing this over many years!

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  133. Author Jules on August 7, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Tiny drop of baby oil on a micro cloth to make stainless steel shine.. Also lenor unstoppables , Hoover a few up and it turns the hoover into an air freshener as u vac leaving every room smelling fresh..

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  134. Author Michelle Horne on August 7, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Toothpaste on white trainers

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  135. Author Lyndsey Hubbard on August 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Once you have washed the floor always dry and buff it after Old toothbrushes come in handy for them small tight corners of any window floor etc Especially showers and bath edges

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  136. Author Jo Carroll on August 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Always sweep toward the center of the room, sweeping away from your body, pushing dirt into a pile, then use a dustpan and brush to pick up the debris...otherwise you get a temptation to brush things into nooks and crannys ;)

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  137. Author Iris Tilley on August 7, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Whatever solution I'm using I always make sure it has a fragrance so it can freshen up the room same time as cleaning it

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  138. Author sam on August 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

    keep all kids and pets out

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  139. Author Sheena Batey on August 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Use vinegar in your rinse water when cleaning windows for a smear free shine.

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  140. Author Helen on August 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Mire of a fix for after cleaning lol but if your a messy cleaner when it comes to getting bleach on your fave clothes like i often do, just grab a sharpie pen closest to the colour of your clithes colour in the bleach mark and vwola you can no longer see the damage my fave black jeans look good as new lol xx

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  141. Author Jen Soon on August 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I always keep old toothbrushes to use on small areas, which need cleaning

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  142. Author Mary Parry on August 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Coca Cola is brilliant for cleaning the toilet!

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  143. Author Pamal on August 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Don't leave it - clean up NOW - and you won't regret it.

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  144. Author Janice Dunn on August 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Rubbing toothpaste on chrome taps really brings out the shine, also spray some furniture polish on your radiator for a lovely long lasting clean scent

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  145. Author Carole E on August 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Clean windows with vinegar and water and then polish off with a crumpled newspaper sheet

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  146. Author Helen Swales on August 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    To clean dirty marks from walls, always make sure your cloth has plenty of washing up liquid on it, otherwise your cloth will just rub off the paint.

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  147. Author Joanne Hover on August 7, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    White vinegar on the taps will remove limescale

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  148. Author Geeta Nosib on August 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Some baling powder and vinegar cleans the sink, the shower, cooker and even in washing your emachine. Oil will get chewing gum from hair and ice cube on carpet.

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  149. Author paula trickey on August 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Everyone has toothpaste in their home, and you can use it to clean not just your teeth but all sorts of marks around the home.

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  150. Author Elaine Kidd on August 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Use toothpaste to get rid of permenant marker, dab rather than wipe.

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  151. Author Emma Topp on August 8, 2017 at 4:38 am

    When you have cleaned taps, buff them up with a paper towel. It makes them really shiny!

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  152. Author Susan Hoggett on August 8, 2017 at 7:40 am

    VINEGAR!! - it has so many uses in cleaning so I always have a bottle to hand

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  153. Author sb on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 am

    put your house up for sale,you will clean like you never have before

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  154. Author Roger Neal on August 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Put half a cupful white vinegar in you washing machine when in use it helps to beak down the lime scale in the machine also good for you whites.

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  155. Author Emma on August 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I would say little and often and always have zoflora handy !!!!

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  156. Author Hazel Rea on August 8, 2017 at 10:24 am

    For easy (and eco) cleaning of the outside of your windows wait until immediately after a rainstorm and simply squeegee them - no smears, sparkling windows and saves a lot of time.

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  157. Author SAM Brown on August 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

    a bit at ta time

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  158. Author Natalie Blyth on August 8, 2017 at 10:51 am

    To remove coffee stains Flush with cold water and spot clean with a solution of washing detergent but not soap. If staining remains, soak in a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water

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  159. Author Christine Taylor on August 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    For shiny taps use a little toothpaste and gently rub with toilet tissue! No need to dig out that bag of cleaning products!

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  160. Author greg barker on August 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Create your own carpet steam cleaner by combining water and a drop of clear distilled malt vinegar.

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  161. Author Adele on August 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    My favourite item to clean with is white distilled vinegar - use it for loads of jobs in the house. 1) When your kettle needs descaling just put about 1/2 a cup of the vinegar in the base of the kettle then fill with cold water, leave over night then rinse a few times the next morning. Scale will be all gone.

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  162. Author Alica on August 8, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Removing pet hair is rather easy! All you need is a pair of rubber gloves and some water. Run your hand over the upholstery and the hair with cling to the damp glove. :)

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  163. Author ROCHELLE LEAR on August 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I only spend 2 hours a week on cleaning the house on a Saturday morning , everything gets a light going over - but one room will get a really thorough deep clean, I do this in rotation so each room eventually gets a once monthly deep clean. Working 60 hours a week including commuting, I've found this is the only way which really works well!

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  164. Author Gary Forebanks on August 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Use cheap toothpaste to clean cooker hobs or burny things on pans also use instead of glue

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  165. Author Mary H on August 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    After cleaning a t chrome I the kitchen, wipe it down with baby oil for a beautiful shine.

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  166. Author MARK HOPKINS on August 8, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Lemon Juice (Smells nicer than vinegar) will get you great results on your windows.

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  167. Author Michael Rattray on August 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hire a cleaner

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  168. Author Sheila Sloan on August 8, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Lemon juice - great natural cleaner with a fabulous smell!

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  169. Author ELAINE THORNHILL on August 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Soak oven shelves & greasy tins in hot water containing washing powder, just for a few hours & hey presto the grease lifts off them & they are just like new.

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  170. Author Emma Whitworth on August 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wipe the radiators over with comfort when heating is on it makes the house smell lush

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  171. Author Francesca on August 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Cut an onion in half and put it in the fridge to absorb any odours

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  172. Author Kerry Taylor on August 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Tidy as you go - it's so much easier to clean a tidy home!

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  173. Author Louisa on August 8, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Baby wipes are great for a quick clean up after kids

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  174. Author Kath Hayhurst on August 9, 2017 at 7:50 am

    If you have brass door handles toothpaste is an excellent product to keep them clean.

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  175. Author Janet Birkin on August 9, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Use a few drops of vinegar to the water when washing windows and buff up with scrunched newspaper

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  176. Author Amelia Butlin on August 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

    The product Vackal is amazing! I use it on everything. Best cleaning spray.

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  177. Author Bob Clark on August 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    clean and clear as you go along - don't let it build up

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  178. Author Lynn Gibbins on August 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Clean your windows on a cloudy day, or they will dry too quickly and leave streaks.

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  179. Author liz ferguson on August 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Dont flit from one room to another, doing a job here and a job there - finish one room completely, then close the door and move onto the next - you feel like you are getting somewhere quicker - and vinegar cleans windows with a super shine x

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  180. Author Priscilla Stubbs on August 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Can't clean top of kitchen cupboards easily. I clean them and then place newspapers on the top of the cupboards and next time simply lift the dirty papers off and replace

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  181. Author Mrs n woods on August 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze the juice into your bathroom sink and bath with the plyg in, leave for about 30 minutes and then wipe away the grime and limescale with kitchen roll to leave it all shiny!

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  182. Author Katie leavy on August 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Lemon and salt to give your sink a shine as if brand new and use the leftover lemon in the bins to give them a nice fragrance

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  183. Author joseph palmer on August 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    give your brush a quick rinse under the tap when you have finished using it. it will last longer

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  184. Author Deborah Saville on August 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Use vinagar and newspaper for cleaning windows will not see a smear anywhere

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  185. Author shane weir on August 9, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    My tip is to use bleach on you plates and cups once a month

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  186. Author Kirsty Taylor on August 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Cotton Buds are fantastic for cleaning in tiny hard to reach areas.... Sink over flow, frame corners, plug hole gaps. They can be soaked in cleaning products/vinegar/ whatever if just water isn't enough to do the job, perfect for those little spaces and easy to throw away after

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  187. Author Kirsty Taylor on August 9, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Put the washing machine detergent drawer through the dishwasher every couple of weeks, keeps it clean, Mould free and prevents any build up of products. Alternatively if it's still in need of more cleaning after the dishwasher then use an old toothbrush and/or cotton buds to get in the harder to reach areas.

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  188. Author Solange on August 10, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Use your washing powder as a general cleaner. It really cuts through dirt, grime and grease, very good on shower trays, baths and sinks. Put some down the loo and watch the stains disappear, no need for other high priced cleaners.

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  189. Author Christine Hall on August 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Tidy up brfore you go to bed.

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  190. Author Warren Mitchell on August 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Brush standing good and straight to get most dirt of the floor

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  191. Author Hannah Wallington on August 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Toothbrushes and ear buds for edges and corners

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  192. Author tina glover on August 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I swear by white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for pretty much every stain going. Works wonder on collar stains on shirts and stubborn carpet stains. Its also great for mouldly bathrooms

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  193. Author sandy ralph on August 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    to clean those hard to reach tiles above the bath i use my spray mop and mop them clean

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  194. Author Iiris Komulainen on August 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Tidy up a little bit every day. That way you don't have to do a huge weekly clean.

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  195. Author Julie Kenny on August 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    For an environmentally friendly way to clean your bath. Cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle it with some salt and rub it around the bath. No harsh chemicals and it makes everything shine and smell lovely x

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  196. Author Lynn on August 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Always Dust After Hoovering! ?

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  197. Author Michelle Carlin on August 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    do a little bit every day - that way it doesn't seem like such a huge chore

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  198. Author Sadie Coffin on August 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    In hard water areas pour a bit of neat vinegar in your kettle and leave for an hour or so before washing out.

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  199. Author DANIEL CROSSLAND on August 10, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    You will never look back after cleaning stainless steal with WD40!!!

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  200. Author DANIEL CROSSLAND on August 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    What am I meant to comment on?

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  201. Author Toni on August 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    For cleaning the shower daily and quickly. Get a dish matic brush with non scratch head, fill 1/4 with white vinegar (distilled vinegar) and top the rest up with dish soap. Scrub shower screen, tiles, taps, and the tub then wash away. Result sparkling!!!

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  202. Author Vickie Jones on August 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Clean the shower whilst you are in it!

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  203. Author sallyanne betty on August 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    water white vinegar and a tiny bit of washing up liquid in an empy windowlene bottle spray on wipe over with kitchen roll and buff with a soft cloth sparkling windows and rain justs rolls off

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  204. Author Pam Ramage on August 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    The inside of a banana skin is great for polishing your shoes

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  205. Author Holly hooson on August 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Wd40 to remove makeup stains out of carpet. And to get the best shine on stainless steel

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  206. Author tricia lyons on August 10, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    To effetely clean your microwave, cut up a lemon and place in a microwavable bowl with boiling water. microwave on full power for 15 - 20 mins with the lid off.... wipe clean!

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  207. Author caroline kelly on August 10, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Fabric softener and warm water in a spray bottle instead of febreeze

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  208. Author Emma on August 11, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Add a bottle cap full of salt to the back of your fridge, cupboard or drawers to eliminate any odours, safely.

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  209. Author Audrie Naylor on August 11, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I always use the local Newspaper to clean the windows,and a drop of Vinegar, the windows come up a treat,and it cleans the windows inside and out and gets rid of all the grime. My mirrors get cleaned the same way.

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  210. Author Audrie Naylor on August 11, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Keep an old toothbrush, the little brush works a miracle in all the corners,of your dish drainener's,brings them up a treat,and I have one that I use for the bird feeders.

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  211. Author Rachel on August 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Only use half the recommended dosage of washing powder, use the other half with boiling hot water to soak a very dirty pan

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  212. Author Kerry McGoldrick on August 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Clean sink taps with toothpaste they come up shining.

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  213. Author Jill Whitfield on August 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    tumble drier sheets collect dust like no other Perfect for cleaning Venetian Blinds

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  214. Author Paris on August 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Dettol bleach wipe everything.

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  215. Author Ruth Harwood on August 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Make a list of little jobs and tick them when done to give yourself a sense of achievement xx

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  216. Author J Hafid on August 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    When cooking fill the washing up bowl before you start. Wash up and wipe down counters as you go along . So you've 90% cleaned up before you sit down to eat. Saves times and stress.

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  217. Author Helen on August 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Tip from my window cleaner to get streak free, clean windows.....have one cloth to clean the windows, soaked in hot water with washing up liquid and then one dry cloth to dry/buff the windows, always be sure to completely dry the glass so that no water marks remain and your windows will be streak free...

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  218. Author Debbie Davies on August 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I use baby wipes for everything

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  219. Author Emma on August 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    White Vinegar, my Nanna used to say this all the time, White vingegar for pretty much everything and so far it's worked! Thanks Nanna! ❤

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  220. Author Michelle on August 11, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Don't have kids, pets or husbands! Alcohol hand sanitizer will remove almost anything from marker pen to chewing gum. Also putty will get into crevices you can't such as between buttons on the radio in the car!

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  221. Author Kimberley Ashcroft on August 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Clean frequently utilizing any spare moments, that way it doesn't become too onerous a task.

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  222. Author Hannah on August 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Use newspaper (and spray) to clean windows. Comes up streak clear! And when you have emptied your Hoover - Hoover up some washing powder to make it smell fresh again.

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  223. Author claire griffiths on August 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    cut a lemon i half and put in a bowl with some water and blast in microwave for around a min leaves it smelling fresh and stains etc so much easier to remove

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  224. Author Grace on August 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Adding 1 cup of bleach to 9 cups water and scrubbing the floor or using a George to clean my carpet works wounderful

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  225. Author Morowa Lawrence on August 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    To clean a dirty microwave cut a lemon in half. Put the microwave on for a minute, it will splutter and produce a citrus smell all over, (be careful it's not to hot!). The condensation will allow you to simply wipe. 100% natural

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  226. Author Sue Johnson on August 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Delegate!!!

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  227. Author Kairen Elliott on August 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    If you burn something onto your pan boil coca cola in it and the burn wipes away leaving your pan looking brand new !

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  228. Author Christina Palmer on August 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Damp dusting the bedroom keeps your allergies at bay

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  229. Author Sarah Fielding on August 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I make sure I do my cleaning a bit at a time throughout the week, rather than letting it all build up!

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  230. Author Tammy Tudor on August 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    My top cleaning tip is clean a bit every day to stop it building up

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  231. Author chris williams on August 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    To remove finger prints from stainless steel appliances, put a small amount of baby oil on to a microfibre cloth and wipe they'll soon disappear.

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  232. Author Debbie W on August 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Descale the kettle by mixing around a quarter of a bottle of white vinegar with a similar amount of water and boiling it up. If it doesn't work fully the first time, add a little more water to cool it and then boil it back up. I have a glass kettle and live in a hard water area but I do this once a week and my kettle looks pristine. It works much better than shop bought descalers and is far cheaper too.

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  233. Author Rebecca Alderson on August 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Use rubber gloves to get cat hair from fabrics like sofas and carpets!

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  234. Author Shirley A Evans on August 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Clean early in the day and promise yourself an afternoon treat.

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  235. Author Carol Thomas on August 13, 2017 at 1:45 am

    When cleaning the mirrors in the bathroom wipe them over first with some mens shaving foam or gel. Once done polish them up. Your mirrors will not steam up when you shower. Needs redoing every one to two weeks depending on how much the bathroom is used

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  236. Author shirley cooper on August 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I use Asprin in my washing machine for the whites and its brings your white's up nice and bright. I've also use bicarb soda to clean my sink and also use it in my machine for washing

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  237. Author Tracey Belcher on August 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I read a tip once on using tumble dryer sheets for cleaning and OMG do they work! used on taps etc they really give a great shine! used in burnt pans - the mess just lifts off - they are so good

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  238. Author Rai on August 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Clean up as you go, that way it's a lot more managable. Also don't waste money on separate bottles of kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner etc it's all the same stuff.

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  239. Author Maureen M on August 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Get everyone involved in the cleaning.Give them 5 mins to declutter a room of their things & 5 mins for a general tidy (maybe a small reward!).

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  240. Author Laura Pritchard on August 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Wrap vinegar-filled sandwich bags around your taps to remove limescale.

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  241. Author Laura Corrall on August 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    To clean the microwave, half fill a bowl of warm water with a bit of lemon juice. Put it on for about 10 seconds. It'll splash everywhere and loosen the muck. Wipe clean and breathe the fresh lemon scent.

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  242. Author MichelleD on August 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Baby wipes are a great way to clean your bath quickly and easily!

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  243. Author Sophie on August 13, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    put cleaning mittens on your crawling baby. baby not included

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  244. Author shirley on August 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    i use a damp sponge on the stairs to get all pet hair off

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  245. Author Cheryl Potts on August 14, 2017 at 12:15 am

    No need to purchase a special spray to clean mirrors , use a spray of air freshener and polish with a lint-free cloth.The room will smell nice too.

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  246. Author Gill Steadman on August 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I use the stretchy hair elastics to hold a microfibre cloth on my broom to get rid of cobwebs high and low. (If you have hair elastics with a metal joiner ensure this is on the top of the broom, so you don't do any damage with the metal joiner) These stretchy elastics are so handy and have many uses around the house.

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  247. Author Connie Richman on August 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Tidy as you go leaving nothing to go back to do

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  248. Author Connie Richman on August 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Use newspaper and white vinegar to clean and buff glass to a shine

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  249. Author jacqui rankine on August 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Clean often with lemon juice. So citrusly fresh.

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  250. Author Emily Hutchinson on August 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Little and often so it doesn't become overwhelming

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  251. Author Tracey Salmon on August 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    To remove smells and stains from Plastic cutting boards, sprinkles with salt or baking soda then rub over with a lemon which has been cut in half

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  252. Author bell smyth on August 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    use flat coke to clean your loo or pop in a kettle for 10mins to remove limescale

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  253. Author ElizM on August 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Waste as little as possible of your life on housework. There's always more to do.

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  254. Author Ellen Sheppard on August 15, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Use white vinegar to descale the shower head, cheap and effective

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  255. Author Hannah Murphy on August 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Smear toothpaste on the chrome taps and finishings in the bathroom, leave for 5 mins and rinse. Removes water marks and limescale leaving them super sparkly and smelling minty fresh

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  256. Author StMartial on August 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Put a sock over your head and use your head

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  257. Author StMartial on August 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Just don't bother - go on holiday

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  258. Author Maggie Parks on August 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    To clean sinks, baths etc that have marks use grapefruit and salt homemade scrub.

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  259. Author Sally Collingwood on August 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Set yourself a period of time, I usually say one hour and then work like thunder for that hour only, set off armed with a couple of cloths, multi purpose cleaner and waste bags and knock yourself out. I feel so much better after a good clear up! Also try new products, it will keep your interest up.

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  260. Author Kaylee Jane Fletcher on August 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Bicarbonate soda! It's amazing for everything x

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  261. Author Tracy Newton on August 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Clean up as you go along.

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  262. Author Faye on August 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Stick the Foo Fighters on and rock out with your mop!! :-)

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  263. Author Stephanie crawley on August 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Wrap micro fibre cloths around a pair of kitchen tongs and secure with elastic bands. Quick and easy way to clean your blinds!

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  264. Author Clare Hubbard on August 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    A spot of baby oil rubbed on stainless steel items makes them all shiny and looking new!

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  265. Author Anita Missen on August 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    When mopping floors use boiling hot water as i feel they dry alot quicker. Its has to be boiling.

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  266. Author Sheri Darby on August 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Tell your husband he does it much better than you. And he will!!!

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  267. Author Kelly Martin on August 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Put some lemon juice with water in a bowl, pop in the micrawave and micrawave for a couple of minutes to freshen and clean the inside of your micrawave.

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  268. Author Carole Nott on August 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    The best cleaning tip is never make a mess in the first place

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  269. Author Michelle Muirhead on August 15, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Use an old toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas around soap holders, taps and drains and tile grouting

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  270. Author Judy Hardie on August 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    If you get mould around your windows, clean mould off with a proper mould remover, then put some drops of tee tree oil on a clean dry cloth, and wipe it round the windows. The mould will not grow back.

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  271. Author Suzie W on August 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Get a Henry Hoover if you have a house rabbit as it's the only one that will cope with the hay!

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  272. Author Katherine McDonald on August 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Put clingfilm on your fridge shelves - just change it when you feel you need to! The ultimate lazy cleaning hack!

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  273. Author Christina Edmondson on August 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    As simple as it sounds, I find I clean quicker and happier if I put music on - it makes chores go by much quicker!

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  274. Author Martina Sainter on August 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I am part of the vertically challenged community. If you are too, here is my tip for cleaning your ceiling fan: Wrap a dryer sheet around a clean painting roller and secure the ends with rubber bands. Attach an extension handle to the roller and dust away.

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  275. Author Christine Evans on August 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

    For streak-free glass, clean with one part vinegar to four parts water and then buff with a coffee filter paper or newspaper; hey presto! streak free and gleaming in no time!

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  276. Author Carol Bell on August 16, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Little and often - don't leave it until it becomes a real chore

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  277. Author Kat C on August 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Use a dab of olive oil on a microfiber cloth to polish stainless steel - it comes up streak free!

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  278. Author Rebecca roberts on August 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Poor salt on your ironing board then iron the salt with steam option of the dirt will stick to the salt

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  279. Author emma Howard on August 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

    After I use my face wipe in the morning I give the bathroom sink and taps a quick wipe round - means I have to give it a proper clean less often

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  280. Author Matthew Warman on August 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Sprinkle some Zoflora on wooden floors before steam mopping to make floors clean and fragrant!

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  281. Author Talula Cain on August 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I use Zoflora to make my home smell lovely, just add it to really hot water, and throw in cleaning cloths and sponges at the same time to get them clean and smelling great!

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  282. Author Dale Dow on August 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    use a citrus essential oil with hot water in a spray bottle for a great grime buster

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  283. Author Heather savill on August 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Invite your OCD friends round for tea and they will do it for you ???

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  284. Author Tray Ward on August 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Use white vinegar on taps and windows. . . It leaves them sparkling

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  285. Author Kerry jones on August 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I love using Natural products less harmful and allergies my go to products are lemon baking soda and vinegar do the job brilliantly

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  286. Author Christine on August 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Get someone else to do it ?

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  287. Author GARY CLABBURN on August 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Use a toothbrush to clean around tricky knobs, ideal for the cooker! :)

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  288. Author david glover on August 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Use white chalk to remove grease marks of table cloths & clothing works great xx

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  289. Author Ben Houghton on August 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Start from top to bottom of the house !

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  290. Author Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) on August 16, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar.

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  291. Author Lucy Wilson on August 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    vanish powder work well on tea and coffee stain on spoons

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  292. Author Rich Tyler on August 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Dance while cleaning, like your a 1970s disco klng/queen! helps keep you fit AND motivated!

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  293. Author Ella Anderson on August 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    WOOP! Buy a Wonderbroom to save time! :D

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  294. Author michelle thompson on August 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    start at the top and work your way down

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  295. Author Anthea Holloway on August 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Little and often - it is less of a chore that way!

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  296. Author Chris Street on August 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Got to be to keep on top of it..little and often rather than saving it all up

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  297. Author Deborah Bird on August 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Do a bit every day to keep up to it, that way it doesn't become too overwhelming.

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  298. Author ADEINNE TONNER on August 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    My tip has to be to clean glass,mirrors and windows with old newspapers to leave it without hardly any streaks!

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  299. Author Sam Parkes on August 16, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Cheap toothbrush to clean hard to reach areas and round taps, also baby wipes are great for cleaning any spills

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  300. Author JACKIE HARRISON on August 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    TO KEEP MY IRON CLEAN AND LOOKING GLEAMING I ALWAYS PUT SOME SALT ON THE IRONING BOARD AND THEN PUT THE IRON TO THE HIGHEST SETTING AND PUT THE IRON ON TO THE STEAM SETTING AND THEN PROCEED TO IRON OVER THE SALT.THE DIRT THEN STICKS TO THE SALT AND THEN YOUR IRON BECOMES ALL SHINY AND SPARKLY LIKE NEW

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  301. Author Margaret gallagher on August 17, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Stains be gone???? Mix whitebinegar andc sodum bicarbonate togethrr -Voila your stain is gone Works on clothes carpets tiled Also deodorises too

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  302. Author Lynne OConnor on August 17, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Make things easier for yourself by cleaning up as you go along, keeping a set of cleaning products especially wipes and a dustpan & brush on each floor of your home so they're always to hand

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  303. Author hayley alexander on August 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

    White vinegar for cleaning glass

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  304. Author Gillian Holmes on August 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Don't leave it too long to start cleaning things up

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  305. Author Vicki-Anne Smith (@smudge276) on August 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Do little and often. Less of a chore that way!

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  306. Author steph lovatt on August 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Vinegar cleans everything..........if you can handle the smell that is!!

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  307. Author Craig Bamford on August 17, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Don't make a mess.

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  308. Author carol boffey on August 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    start at the top of the house and work down

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  309. Author Val Calvert on August 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Spray oven with white vinegar,put Bicarb powder on too and leave.depending how bad it is of course this should take about an hour.Wipe off and rinse

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  310. Author Eileen Tingle on August 17, 2017 at 10:46 am

    A bit of vinegar in water brings up my piano keys beautifully

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  311. Author Emma Schofield on August 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Put some background music on to distract you from what you are doing and you will get more cleaning done.

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  312. Author Natalie on August 17, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Use hairspray on a leather settee to remove biro marks ✅

    1. Author Kim on August 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Also works on clothes too!

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  313. Author Sarah Wilson on August 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Use lemons to clean and polish your copper pots and pans.

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  314. Author Christine Clarke on August 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    use white vinegar in rinsing water and also in the final rinse in the washing machine it removes all odours and makes everything sparkling and fresh

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  315. Author Bernice Evershed on August 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Diet coke makes a toilet sparkle!

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  316. Author Jenny Jones on August 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I use a small bit of babyoil on a cloth to polish up stainless steel, gives it a lovely shine and gets rid of grease and finger marks :)

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  317. Author Patricia Avery on August 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Little and often and as you get older divide your house into zones and clean in rotation. At one time I could clean the whole house in one go. Now I have four zones so you can tell I'm getting on bit! (70 next month)

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  318. Author Caroline Bourne on August 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Do 5 mins of cleaning every time an ad break come on Tv

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  319. Author Jodie A Green on August 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Natural products from the cupboards! perfect when you have 6 children to think of - wouldnt want harmful liquids around!

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  320. Author Julie Whittaker on August 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Use washing powder instead of washing up liquid to make glasses sparkling clean!

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  321. Author Lorraine Crawford on August 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are great for cleaning and freshening drains and plugholes.

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  322. Author Samantha Atherton on August 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Use baby oil on stainless steel to give a lovely shine and keep finger prints away.

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  323. Author angela sandhu on August 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Use vinegar on glass. Its gives perfectly clean windows

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  324. Author Amanda Greensmith on August 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    cola cleans the toilet lovely

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  325. Author Bridget Willard on August 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with 2 caps of Zoflora disinfectant and water and you have a universal cleaner that leaves a lovely smell behind when you do your chores

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  326. Author Daisy Craydon on August 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Listen to a bit of Frank Sinatra, you'll soon get into the swing of it!

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  327. Author Erica Price on August 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Vinegar for glass and windows

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  328. Author Caroline Signey on August 17, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Use white vinegar on limescale

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  329. Author rebecca gallagher on August 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    use white vinegar and bicarb sode down the sink plug holes to clear them out and prevent blockage

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  330. Author Derek Doughty on August 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Use toothpaste to clean brass

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  331. Author Carol Gardner on August 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Best thing to do is get someone else to do the howrr

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  332. Author Maria Jane Knight on August 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    My ultimate cleaning tip is to use orange,lemon and lime wedges placed in a bowl or water then heated up in the microwave. The citrus and steam will make cleaning it a breeze and will leave it smelling incredible too!!

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  333. Author Rebecca Powell on August 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I try to cleana room a day in our house so there's never too much to do at once

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  334. Author hannah igoe on August 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Coke cola is great for stubborn stains!

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  335. Author Ellen Stafford on August 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Put the music on when cleaning and have a sing along. Makes it go so much faster.

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  336. Author Ann Skamarauskas on August 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    always try and get someone else to do the cleaning

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  337. Author Kim on August 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I'm sure someone has already said something similar, but there are so many comments to wade through! Avoid spending on bottles and bottles of household cleaner.. Save citrus peels in a jar (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit.. whatever you like to eat/smell) and cover when full with white vinegar (you can add some cloves, rosemary or essential oils if you like). Keep for two weeks. Strain. Put in an empty spray bottle and top up with water. Perfect for everywhere! (And it doesn't small of vinegar, promise!)

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  338. Author Yvonne Wilkinson on August 17, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    A light spraying of baby oil will keep stainless steel appliances beautifully shiny

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  339. Author Tammy Artherton on August 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    BICARB OF SODA FOR REMOVING SMELLS FROM CARPETS

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  340. Author Julie Camm on August 17, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Pay someone else to do it (in my dreams). In reality it's having cleaning stuff available upstairs and downstairs so I'm not having to prance up and down fetching stuff. Also old toothbrushes are brilliant for nooks and crannies.

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  341. Author Emma Davison on August 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Zoflora is versatile and can be used in different concentrations

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  342. Author champaklal lad on August 17, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    start hoovering when your nieces, nephews come to visit, they will do it for you, its a learning and I can do it too thing

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  343. Author Megan Adams on August 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I used lots of different branded washing machine cleaners, but nothing works best than white vinegar or/and soda crystals.

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  344. Author Felicity Kelly on August 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Grab three bags and clutter clear the house 1)Bin 2)Donate 3) put away

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  345. Author Lydia Graham on August 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    We use lemon juice & bicarbonate of soda when tackling tough stains

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  346. Author Lyndsey Bruce on August 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Mix white vinegar and baking soda together to create a paste, work it into upholstery, let it dry and hoover it up. It comes up lovely! :-)

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  347. Author Laura Hood on August 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    My nana gave me a fab tip when cooking and left with food residue on pans /pots soak them in wash powder for about 5 mins then rinse throughly works a treat every time , air fresheners don't buy them any more I use fabric conditioner diluted in water in a spray bottle lasts for ages x

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  348. Author Lia Burns on August 18, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Play some music whilst cleaning, it makes you feel more motivated and gives you an energy boost x

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  349. Author Robyn Clarke on August 18, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Peanut butter is great for getting any sticky residue of things. Rub it on with a soft cloth then wash.

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  350. Author claire little on August 18, 2017 at 12:41 am

    write a list of what needs done, once it's ticked off it spurs you on and gives you a sense of achievement

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  351. Author jamie Millard on August 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

    bicarb works amazing on greasy cupboard doors in the kitchen.

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  352. Author Jennifer Baker on August 18, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Baby wipes! I use them to wipe down more than just little bottoms. They come in so handy! Always keep a pack on me just in case.

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  353. Author sherri hough on August 18, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Clean your toilet with a bottle of coke. Just pour into toilet and watch it gleam

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  354. Author Georgie Wright on August 18, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Make a squeezed & zested lemon go even further by using it to freshen up your kitchen appliances. Place half a used lemon in the top basket of your dishwasher when running a normal load for sparkly dishes, a cleaner appliance & it smells great too! The other (juicer) half can be used to clean & deodorise a microwave! Take a microwave proof bowl or jug, 3/4 fill it with water, cut the 1/2 lemon into 4 pieces and add to the bowl. Heat on high for 3 minutes, then leave for another 3 minutes so the steam can work off any grime. It should just require a quick wipe out with a cloth or kitchen paper to make it sparkly clean & will smell amazing!

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  355. Author Vicky Robinson on August 18, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Keep on top of all the extra jobs and de-cluttering by doing one or 2 extra jobs every day so that the list of things to do doesn't become overwhelming.

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  356. Author Susan Simper on August 18, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Rub baby oil on all your stainless steel appliances to keep them gleaming

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  357. Author Cathryn Crawshaw on August 18, 2017 at 7:04 am

    little and often keep on top of it

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  358. Author Joanne Casey on August 18, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Use nail varnish remover to clean black scuff marks off upvc window frames, it works a treat!

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  359. Author Emma h on August 18, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Use white vinegar in a spray bottle to keep tiles and taps looking sparkly and clean

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  360. Author Thomas Daulton on August 18, 2017 at 7:24 am

    get yourself a JML Wonderbroom.......sponsored by Wonderwoman

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  361. Author Emma Louise Elliott on August 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    After cleaning my metal sink, draining board and taps I use baby oil to give it a dazzling sparkle xxx

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  362. Author Rachael O'Brien on August 18, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Storage ! Boxes for everything .. makes tidying up so much easier then dust and hoover/mop ! Sorted :)

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  363. Author Dawn Samples on August 18, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Use a mixture bicarbonate of soda and washing up liquid, make it into a paste and apply to glass oven doors, leave it on for an hour or more, rinse off and it should make it sparkle x

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  364. Author Kate Leather on August 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Bleach, bleach, bleach

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  365. Author Beverley Cousins on August 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Use scrunched up newspaper to clean windows, it gives such a clean sparkle with no smear marks :)

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  366. Author Susan Bowles on August 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I use wd40 spray on my stainless steel hob - I clean it withspray cleaner first when it's dry spray with wd40 buff with kitchen paper - it makes it shine and it stops things getting to burnt on when you cook

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  367. Author Jacqueline Roberts on August 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Dust with tumble dryer sheets they collect so much more dust without the use of polish

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  368. Author Julie Guy on August 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Use a tiny bit of baby oil to polish aluminium surfaces, they come up a treat.

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  369. Author Marilyn farquharson on August 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Half a lemon in a bowl of water in the microwave for 45 seconds does wonders for dislodging splashes, getting rid of odours and freshening it up! And vinegar and lemon juice mix keeps cats off your freshly cleaned patio tiles!

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  370. Author Karen Harrison on August 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Put 3 items of clothing away every tiome you enter the bedroom and it's soon done.

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  371. Author caroline james on August 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I tend to clean little and oftern and never leave a room empty handed if something needs putting away.

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  372. Author Irene Murdoch on August 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

    To remove chewing gum from the carpet rub with an ice cube on it until it becomes stiff and then peel it off. Any residue can be dealt with by dabbing with peanut butter or mayonnaise.

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  373. Author Emily Slough on August 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

    When i've finished cleaning I always wipe down the radiators with my favourite fabric softener, then give them a quick blast of heat. As they warm up they heat the fabric softener and it makes your entire house smell like fresh linen, it's such a quick and easy way to get every room smelling fresh and gorgeous!!!

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  374. Author Lindsey Smith on August 18, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Best tip - Do a little bit every day to avoid being overwhelmed and to keep on top of it all!

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  375. Author Emma Walton on August 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Get someone else to do it!

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  376. Author Tricia on August 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Use an old toothbrush to clean the fiddly bits round taps

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  377. Author Mark Abel on August 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This broom will be excellent for getting into all those nooks and crannies, fantastic for picking up all the dust and odds and ends, will be a great tool to use everyday, a must have for all your cleaning needs.

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  378. Author Mark Abel on August 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

    This broom will be excellent for getting into all those nooks and crannies, fantastic for picking up all the dust and odds and ends, will be a great tool to use everyday, a must have for all your cleaning needs .

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  379. Author jackie beckett on August 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Clean as you go when it the kitchen wie the sides down last thing at night with antibac and todays tea towel ut that in the wash ls any dish clothes and put out clean ones for the morning

    1. Author jackie beckett on August 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

      oh dear my p and u s are not working will try again Clean as you go when it the kitchen wipe the sides down last thing at night with antibac and todays tea towel put that in the wash plus any dish clothes and put out clean ones for the morning

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  380. Author Eve Ogden on August 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    To use white vinegar and water as window cleaner makes your glass and mirrors shine lovely

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  381. Author Sian Buckingham on August 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Do little and often, that way it seems like there is hardly ever anything that needs doing! Plus, the little ones love helping with the hoovering =) Let them, I say =D

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  382. Author Fran H on August 18, 2017 at 11:36 am

    HAve a housework hour every day. The place will always look nice and chores will be under control, and cleaning won't seem like a big deal.

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  383. Author daniel oliver on August 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

    when baking (esoecially with kids ) use clean film on table - when finished just lift it and bin it - saves surface scrubbing and cleaning

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  384. Author Rebecca MacBain on August 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Once you've used a dryer sheet use it to clean up around the house perfect for water spots on mirrors, taps and for doing a quick dust around the house.

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  385. Author Katharine Phillips on August 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Put on some good, upbeat music and dance your way through it - gotta be done.

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  386. Author Wendy Jamieson-price on August 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Do a little everyday, a 10minute burst will really keep you on top of things, so they don't get out of hand

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  387. Author Joanna Smith on August 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Cleaning bores me to tears so I always make sure I have a great soundtrack to accompany it.

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  388. Author cat on August 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    set aside 1/2 day per month and do a deep clean and declutter on one room every month, until all the rooms are done, and start again and the other rooms just a quick one over.

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  389. Author yvette morgan on August 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    vinegar and newspaper for windows :)

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  390. Author alice lightning on August 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda great for pet stains

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  391. Author Nikki Hunter-Pike on August 18, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    The best dust cloth isn't a traditional dust cloth - a clean damp microfibre cloth will pick up everything!

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  392. Author Khadija Desai on August 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Clean all silver jewellery, and taps etc with toothpaste. Works wonders. Put a scourer underneath the mop when mopping, it. This way you don't have to scrub as hard as the scourer will do the hard bit. Works a treat.

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  393. Author Kim Kalula on September 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Slice up a couple of lemons & put them in your electric kettle. Fill up with water & boil. Let sit for an hour then boil again. Empty & you're left with a limescale free kettle ?

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  394. Author Satveer Georgie Rathore on November 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    My ultimate cleaning tip, is to clean work top surfaces, with stubborn stains like curry or turmeric, cut a potato in half, and rub the stain, until it's clean. The active starch in the potato, absorbs the stain. I recommend using flash fabreeze to clean up the surface, once the stain is gone. I came across this by accident, when cleaning up the work top, with a potato slice under the cloth. I was wondering why the curry stain was disappearing. I realised I had a potato slice that was soaking up the colour.

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  395. Author Sarah milne on May 26, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Wash windows with hot water fairy liquid then use a sponge or squidge use a old toothbrush rot hard to reach areas you will be surprised to see the dirt then go over the windows with kitchen towel with a little bit of vinegar to get rid of any streaks as clothes or dusters will leave fluff

    1. Author Stephanie C on May 29, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Hi Sarah, Great tips - thanks a lot for sharing!

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