Five Cleaning Tips for Spring Cleaning

Cleaning. Let’s face it, most of us don’t enjoy it. Scrubbing for hours at something that will only get dirty again after a few uses, other times it feels like you’re dealing with some form of demon that won’t budge no matter how much bleach you use. Now, if you’re completely hopeless (like me) and looking for a way of cleaning that won’t leave you with tennis elbow (like me) then here are five tips for you.
  • We all love a cup of tea, not only is it a good way to unwind after a long day it is also has great cleaning benefits. Don’t add the milk and sugar to it, simple black tea will make your mirrors spotless and it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. It’s a win win. Add it into a spray bottle for ease of use of just keep it in a bowl and dunk the cloth into it. 
  • Now, I don’t know about you but I use shaving foam in a can and it leaves these awful rusty rings that I have to scrub at. But fear not, I have the answer and you can buy it from most shops. Clear nail varnish. Simply paint it on the bottom ring of the can, let it dry and place where it was before. Voila no more rust rings so no more scrubbing.
  • I’m a fan of taking a quick shower. I am not a fan of trying to clean the shower heads. But there is a simple, chemical free way of cleaning it. All you need to do is get a plastic bag, no holes are a must, fill it with vinegar and then tie it to your shower head, either with a rubber band or a hair tie. Let it soak for an hour, or overnight, and then turn on the water to flush out the vinegar. It’ll be nice and shiny, and there’s no scrubbing required. Or save yourself the trouble and take a look at Croydex own Self Cleaning Shower Head.
 
  • Blocked drains usually mean a plumber coming in. There is a way to prevent that dreaded bill or trying to unblock it yourself (yuck). All you need is boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar. First, pour some hot water down the drain to help loosen things up. Then add 4oz of baking soda down there and let it sit. Follow that with 8oz of vinegar and 8oz of very hot water. Put the plug in so it can bubble away below the surface, this is the part where you can cackle like a mad scientist or have a cup of tea. Your choice. Flush it with another lot of boiling water and your drains should be running smoothly. Do it every few months to keep the plumber away.
  • Chrome is staple in most bathrooms, in fact it’s what most of our products are plated in (insert shameless plug of how amazing our products are here). But they are a nightmare to try and keep water marks off them. All you need to do is cut a lemon in half, and rub it on the chrome. Repeat this a few times and the watermarks should wipe away. Plus the added bonus of having a fresh lemon scent in your bathroom you’d be mad not to try this tip.