Giveaway: Win a Bissell MultiReach worth £189!


Do you have a favourite job around the house?

No of course you don’t.

Because housework is boring, and sensible people know that the very best approach is to make it as quick and easy as possible, so you can go and do fun things that are not housework.

Today, I’ve got a rather special competition so you too can shave time off your weekly cleaning routine. But I also thought this would be the perfect opportunity to invite you to share with me YOUR favourite ways to save time when cleaning.

For example, did you know that if you put a dry towel in with your wet washing for 20 minutes, you cut the overall drying time?

That’s basically my one and only laundry tip. Pitiful, I know. This is why cleaning takes me so long.

Hurrah, then, for the MultiReach Ion vacuum cleaner from Bissell – which is cordless, light and powerful, making vacuuming quicker and easier.


The MultiReach is also super-flexible with a two-way folding handle (perfect for getting under the sofa) and a removable hand vacuum that’s great for cleaning vertical surfaces like curtains, or stairs.

Other features include:

  • An extension wand (so short people can reach up high)
  • Side brushes to clean along edges and skirting boards
  • A battery charge indicator
  • Quick charge docking station
  • 180 degree swivel steering

Win a Bissell MultiReach Ion, worth £189

The lovely people at Bissell have given one Who’s the Mummy reader the chance to win a Bissell MultiReach cleaner of their own. To be in with a chance of winning simply comment on this post with your own favourite cleaning short-cut.

Once you’ve left a comment, don’t forget to complete the Gleam widget to confirm your entry – bonus entries are available.

The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries after 5pm on April 28th, 2016.

Good luck!

Bissell MultiReach Cordless Vacuum

Terms: Entry is open to UK residents aged 18+ and one winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries after midnight on the closing date of  Apr 28, 2016. Entry must be a comment on the competition blog post. Bonus entries are available. Winner will be contacted via email and details available on this page within 7 days of the closing date. Promoter and Data Controller Flea Enterprises Ltd, 2 The Old Sawmill, Lytham, FY8 5PL. 



Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Carolynn Woodland
    31st March 2016 / 1:25 pm

    It doesn’t matter if you don’t clean every day!

  2. Tracey Peach
    31st March 2016 / 1:39 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is use multi purpose cleaners it will save you time & money 🙂

  3. Tracy K Nixon
    31st March 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I use baking soda for anything that needs a good scrubbing. It’s great on counters and sinks. And I also love microfiber cloths for dusting!

  4. Harline parkin
    31st March 2016 / 2:00 pm

    If you have a leather sofa use baby wipes there brilliant cleans deep down and also puts moisture back into the leather

  5. Nikki Hayes
    31st March 2016 / 2:06 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is to remember that hoovering dusting etc does not need to be done every day – don’t make work for yourself 😀

  6. Kathryn
    31st March 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Start your cleaning about an hour before someone is due to visit. You will achieve WAY more now you are under pressure. YouTube the Countdown theme music for added tension/excitement.

  7. Jayne Townson
    31st March 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I love using white vinegar for cleaning the windows, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  8. melanie stirling
    31st March 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Use a damp cloth instead of a duster,that way you remove the dust instead of just moving it about.

  9. KAthy d
    31st March 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Do a little every day rather than a big clean up

  10. sarah rees
    31st March 2016 / 3:48 pm

    keep on top of it but don’t get stressed out if you miss a day

    • Tina Holmes
      4th April 2016 / 8:53 pm

      I use antibacterial wipes everywhere

  11. Isabel O
    31st March 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I buy those magic sponge erasers (don’t buy the expensive ones from shops, buy them from eBay, they’re generic but work just as well!) They get stains out from worktops really easily, as well as walls, floors, bathroom, etc. If you have a stain on something you can’t scrub out, try the sponge erasers! They only require water to work too which is useful.

  12. kim neville
    31st March 2016 / 3:52 pm

    To clean oven grills soak them in the bath with some water and washing powder overnight then by the morning the dirt will come off easily

  13. Graham Ross
    31st March 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Use a paint scraper to clean stubborn stains on a ceramic hob

  14. clair downham
    31st March 2016 / 5:12 pm

    use a toothbrush to get into all the tiny cracks

  15. Henry Little
    31st March 2016 / 5:28 pm

    little and often keeps on top of it, also i use a slightly damp cloth to remove dust before polishing, saves spreading dust around and or use the soft vacuum hand brush to suck up dust prior to dusting

  16. Holly Gibson
    31st March 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Little and often is far better than a massive clean in my opinion!

  17. Belinda Mears
    31st March 2016 / 6:07 pm

    My favourite cleaning short cut is paying someone else to do it!

  18. Angela Fitzjohn
    31st March 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Tidy as you go then less of a major clean up.

  19. Ian F
    31st March 2016 / 6:09 pm

    To clean silverware, bring one litre of water, one tablespoon of baking soda and one piece of aluminum foil to a boil. Drop silverware in the pan for about 10 seconds (longer if it’s very tarnished) and rinse, then dry.

  20. Soph H
    31st March 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Try and tidy up as you go everyday, so when it comes time to clean there isn’t loads!

  21. Sarah Mackay
    31st March 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Use Coca Cola to clean burnt pans

  22. Lizzy T
    31st March 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Get my husband to do it!

  23. claire nutman
    31st March 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Thanks to grandma, I still use newspaper and vinegar and water to clean my windows, the best ever tip !

  24. tracey ryder
    31st March 2016 / 6:24 pm

    do little but often

  25. Rebecca sharp
    31st March 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I use baby wiped for a lot of things, its amazing how much you can use them for.

  26. Paul Wilson
    31st March 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Get someone else to do it. 😉

  27. Heather
    31st March 2016 / 6:35 pm

    give the shower a quick scrub while waiting for your conditioner to soak in

  28. Andrew Petrie
    31st March 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Make a point of cleaning your oven twice a year. The job is that much easier that tackling a build up of grime just once a year.

  29. michelle smith
    31st March 2016 / 6:38 pm

    baby wipes are great for dusting when you run out of polish

  30. Dee Dmonte
    31st March 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I use Hydrogen Peroxide instead of bleach.

  31. val cooper
    31st March 2016 / 6:41 pm

    When you have cleaned your oven brush the wall and shelves with bi-carb mixed with a little water and then it just wipes clean when you come to clean it next time

  32. Joy B
    31st March 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Put some essential oil on a bit of cloth or paper in your vacuum so the scent spreads as you vacuum your house.

  33. Fiona K
    31st March 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Using baby wipes or wipes from the supermarket value range are a great help for quick touch ups during the week, so as to avoid the need to do chores so often

  34. Mark Palmer
    31st March 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Clean up as you go along

  35. Matthew Dunbavin
    31st March 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Use kitchen roll when cleaning the bathroom or white furniture after cleaning as this gets up the excess dirt!

  36. Ben Audsley
    31st March 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Use lemon! Put half a lemon in a bowl of water, and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then wipe with a damp cloth. The oils and acids get of dirt really easily – they cut though the grease! also works on cooker tops!

  37. Ann Robinson
    31st March 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I clean little and often that way i never need to do a major clean

  38. Claire Grigg
    31st March 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Clean up as you go along and it never gets too messy

  39. Lorraine Bell
    31st March 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Clean stainless steel appliances with a baby wipe and dry with a cloth to stop finger marks

  40. Sharon Jackson
    31st March 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Use diluted White vinegar to clean inside your fridge

  41. Heather Swain
    31st March 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Fail to prepare (eg. making sure that all of your appliances are ready) prepare to fail!

  42. Carole
    31st March 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Clean windows and showers with vinegar

  43. Sam McKean
    31st March 2016 / 7:04 pm

    I use baking soda for greasy marks and vinegar for pretty much everything else. Vinegar in particular is great for killing bacteria and getting rid of nasty niffs…

  44. ValB
    31st March 2016 / 7:10 pm

    My tip: invest in some heavy duty oven liners, use for bottom of oven, grill pan, baking trays – saves a lot of scrubbing and hard work

  45. 31st March 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Keep some wipes handy for quick ‘touch ups’ then it will always looks reasonable and it will take less effort when you do a good clean.

  46. Louise Comb
    31st March 2016 / 7:16 pm

    If you have cleaning stuff you don’t use, throw it away. There’s no point it clogging up the cupboard, it will just make the inside cupboard dirty.

    31st March 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Use a damp cloth when dusting , to avoid just spreading the dust around , to settle elsewhere .

  48. S Bufton
    31st March 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Use a dab of baby oil on a cloth to polish metal

  49. barbara daniels
    31st March 2016 / 7:27 pm

    white vinegar and warm water ont he windows, no smears, and i usae washing up liquid to wash the floors, it makes it so clean

  50. Tracy Hanley
    31st March 2016 / 7:36 pm

    use a toothbrush to get to all the hard to clean places

  51. Claire D
    31st March 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Use vinegar and newspaper to clean windows and mirrors

  52. Marianne Daniels
    31st March 2016 / 7:38 pm

    My favourite short cut is to pretend the floors aren’t dirty!

  53. sian hallewell
    31st March 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Get the kids involved when they are just toddlers and want to join in, they may slow you down or make more of a mess when they are toddlers but it will just be a habit to keep helping out as they grow – that way you won’t be the only one doing the cleaning, but it will be shared.

  54. Jodie Cook
    31st March 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Clean with some energetic music playing – the house gets clean quicker (as it motivates you to keep pace) and you get fitter!

  55. Sinead ORourke
    31st March 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Half a lemon with bread soda to clean the glass of your shower.

  56. William Triscott
    31st March 2016 / 7:45 pm


  57. kelly mobbs
    31st March 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Start highest up first then work your way down so the dust doesnt settle

  58. Susan Smith
    31st March 2016 / 8:03 pm

    When cleaning windows, wipe over with newspaper

  59. laura banks
    31st March 2016 / 8:07 pm

    i use dental floss to clean under the knobs on the cooker

  60. Marycarol
    31st March 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Just got a steam cleaner and it’s fantastic for bathroom tiles, really cleans the grout and the tiles x

  61. Hannah Smith
    31st March 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Clean little and often, that way it never builds up too much!

  62. Rosalind Sargent
    31st March 2016 / 8:16 pm

    my favourite tip is to use baby oil to give wood a shine it stops the dust settling to

  63. Zoe G
    31st March 2016 / 8:17 pm

    To regularly declutter, makes cleaning so much easier and you feel more motivated to do it also

  64. glenn hutton
    31st March 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Little and often, never let it build up too much!

  65. dany174
    31st March 2016 / 8:33 pm

    use walnuts to remove scratchers on wooden furniture.

  66. Kelly Glen
    31st March 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Do a little bit each day

  67. Andrea Fletcher
    31st March 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Bicarbonate of soda mixed with a little bleach is good for cleaning grout on tiles

  68. Sam Nowog
    31st March 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Clean a little at a time

  69. Rachel Craig
    31st March 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Diluted Milton (or another make /brand of sterilising fluid or tablet, used for sterilising baby feeding equipment) :- I use this for cleaning tea and / or coffee stains from mugs. Just fill the mug with the solution, and allow to soak for about 15 minutes. The fluid can be reused several times, so many mugs cleaned with the same small amount of diluted solution. Also mugs will not be scratched as would happen if any scouring material used.

  70. Jim Kerr
    31st March 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I hate cleaning! I’d liin the every possible cleaning aid that can do it all itself

  71. Mary Heald
    31st March 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Use newspaper and ash from the fire to clean the wood burner glass

  72. Iona Cornish
    31st March 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Train your children/grandchildren to help from a very young age and make sure they have regular chores and jobs so it doesn’t all fall on one person

  73. Julie Booth
    31st March 2016 / 8:51 pm

    to get rid of smells and stains on a wooden chopping board use half a lemon to rub over it

  74. Kevin Cozens
    31st March 2016 / 8:56 pm

    E-Cloth down your shower screens after each use, only takes about a minute and keeps the soap scum away!

  75. Alana Walker
    31st March 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Have a set day of the week on which you clean, then forget abot it the rest of the week.x

  76. Rebecca williams
    31st March 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I keep a cut up lemon in the fridge to soak up any nasty odours.

  77. Tammy Westrup
    31st March 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Have baby wipes at hand they work on so many things!

  78. Chris P
    31st March 2016 / 9:04 pm

    microwave a bowl of water with some lemon juice and all you need to do is wipe the inside of the microwave down with a cloth: spotless microwave 🙂

  79. Terri Mathewson
    31st March 2016 / 9:09 pm

    use newspapers to clean the windows

  80. Penelope Hewitt
    31st March 2016 / 9:12 pm

    White vinegar is a fantastic stain remover both for clothes and when cleaning, great on grease

  81. Anna K
    31st March 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Use vinegar to clean glass as it cuts through the grease and dirt.

  82. sarah birkett
    31st March 2016 / 9:26 pm

    strong power ful music. 80’s rock played very loudly takes your mind off what you are doing

  83. Freya Knudsen
    31st March 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Anti bac wipes are great for just going over an area if it doesn’t need a full clean

  84. Anthony Harrington
    31st March 2016 / 9:32 pm

    soak cotton wool in white vinegar and place around taps, leave for a few hours (overnight if needed) then remove and rinse with cold water, all limescale will be totally gone and your taps will be gleaming (even if you do smell like a chip shop for a while!)

  85. Vivien Baird
    31st March 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Spray a clean cloth with some WD40 and wipe over stainless steel to get a great shine

  86. Clare Bluett
    31st March 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Use white vinegar and lemon juice for most cleaning jobs for an effective yet natural and fresh smelling clean,

  87. emma walters
    31st March 2016 / 9:53 pm

    baby wipes are great around the house as a quick duster/cleaner

  88. Sheila Hodgson
    31st March 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Invite your Mum round!

  89. hannonle
    31st March 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I’m rubbish at cleaning. Sometimes, at night, I put the leg part of my used sock on my hand and wipe over my bedroom furniture to do the dusting. I hate the smell of furniture polish sprays!

  90. Harley
    31st March 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Play a bit of music so you can whistle whilst you work x

  91. Leila Benhamida
    31st March 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Put a clean tea towel on a brown to clean the little cob webs around the house near the ceiling.

  92. 31st March 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I do love anti bac wipes for a quick surface clean when you are in a rush and then a thorough clean later

  93. Michaela Smith
    31st March 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Use newspapers to clean your windows 🙂

  94. 31st March 2016 / 10:26 pm

    A steam cleaner makes easy work of floors

  95. nashath ullah
    31st March 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Baking soda and lemon are amazing to clean the microwave.

  96. Amanda Dunn
    31st March 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I have baskets for each of us at the bottom of the stairs. I throw in things laying around belonging to each person into their basket as the day goes on and the rule in our house is that each person takes their basket up to their room and puts the things in it away each night before bed. In the morning the basket gets put back at the bottom of the stairs 🙂

  97. maddalena dalton
    31st March 2016 / 10:46 pm

    write a list of cleaning task and complete one big task every day to keep on top of things.

  98. leanne weir
    31st March 2016 / 10:57 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is to get the kids involved!

  99. Tamzen Wilson
    31st March 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Use vinegar as an all round multi-purpose cleaner.

  100. lugworm
    31st March 2016 / 11:03 pm

    Baby wipes, great for cleaning marks off virtually anything

  101. 31st March 2016 / 11:07 pm

    I LOVE that towel drying tip! THANK YOU!! My tip is to use actual lemons anywhere you can for a super sparkly clean. Not that I ever do. I SOOOOOO need this for our new house!

  102. Rebecca Alderson
    31st March 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Something I didn’t know for a long time is that you can use a rubber glove to gather animal fur from fabric

  103. Lorraine Tinsley
    31st March 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Share the loads and get the whole family involved

  104. Edward Guerreiro
    31st March 2016 / 11:41 pm

    A good way to clean your microwave is to add 4 tbsp of lemon juice to a cup of water. Then boil it in the microwave for around 5 mins. After that, it shoul be really easy to wipe clean.

  105. Natalie Crossan
    31st March 2016 / 11:53 pm

    A steam cleaner that just makes everything clean without the need for chemicals

  106. Rich Tyler
    31st March 2016 / 11:58 pm

    Bicarbonate Of Soda & Vinegar Solves Everything!

  107. Daiga Vanaga
    1st April 2016 / 12:05 am

    I love using window cleaner for every thing ,its like multipurpose cleaner for me in my house 🙂 Cleans brilliant 🙂 Why buy hundreds of cleaning things ,when one works just as good,if not even better 🙂

  108. Julie Henderson
    1st April 2016 / 12:18 am

    using a toothbrush to clean those awkward kitchen corners near the cooker (keep for this use, not your teeth lol)

  109. Julie Henderson
    1st April 2016 / 12:18 am

    using a toothbrush to clean those awkward kitchen corners near the cooker (keep for this use, not your teeth lol)

  110. Caroline H
    1st April 2016 / 12:42 am

    In your bathroom, spray everything in sight with the cleaner of your choice, turn the shower on hot, close door and window and turn off fan. Leave for a minute and you’ll have effectively “steamed” the whole room, any dirt has lifted and it just needs a quick wipe down.

  111. gabby evans
    1st April 2016 / 12:49 am

    get a cleaner in

  112. david cavender
    1st April 2016 / 5:29 am

    use vinegar & cloth to clean windows

  113. Tracey Belcher
    1st April 2016 / 6:27 am

    Wipe anything that gets warm with scented disinfectant – acts as a natural air freshener – over and over

  114. Phil Darling
    1st April 2016 / 6:39 am

    Use white vinegar to clean stainless steel – comes up a treat

  115. Amica Grant
    1st April 2016 / 6:52 am

    Keep on top of itit rather than trying to do it all at once.

  116. Jo m Welsh
    1st April 2016 / 7:20 am

    Try and keep on top of general tidying and encourage children to do the same

  117. Jane Willis
    1st April 2016 / 8:47 am

    Use the fabric softener sheets for tumble driers for dusting electrical appliances – the anti static in them helps to prevent dust from settling

  118. claire blaney
    1st April 2016 / 9:04 am

    If you get wet mud on your carpet leave it to dry before getting it up & then just hoover it away for quick cleaning

  119. Tina Deacon
    1st April 2016 / 9:08 am

    I always use baking soda for my oven etc if you have burnt the saucepan just add some washing powder and water boil it up and it will all come off nicely

  120. Caroline Clarke
    1st April 2016 / 10:10 am

    I always have baby wipes handy for cleaning all sorts of things.

  121. Kelly
    1st April 2016 / 10:13 am

    Oh I think the best tip I’ve learned is to not clean the windows when the sun is shining! Many a time I’ve done this and ended up with streaky windows!

  122. zainab hassan
    1st April 2016 / 10:53 am

    i use lemon to clean the microwave squeaky clean and good smelling

  123. Christine Caple
    1st April 2016 / 10:55 am

    Little and often is best.

  124. C Kennedy
    1st April 2016 / 11:02 am

    Baking soda and lemon juice is a godsend! I use it to clean the grout between my bathroom tiles, comes up sparkling!

  125. Susan Ellins
    1st April 2016 / 11:21 am

    Use a steam cleaner

  126. Frances H
    1st April 2016 / 11:35 am

    Use Hobrite to clean your sink. The citric acid removes limescale marks and leave less residue than most cream cleaners.

  127. helen tovell
    1st April 2016 / 11:48 am

    Dust the radiators and when you switch the heating on it will smell like you have polished each room

  128. Kathleen Bell
    1st April 2016 / 11:54 am

    Do a little bit each day and it never becomes a big job!

  129. emily omara
    1st April 2016 / 12:00 pm

    clean up as you make the mess to make your life easier later

  130. Kat Lucas
    1st April 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Use salt & ice to clean out glassware to get them sparkling clean.

  131. Jo Carroll
    1st April 2016 / 1:01 pm

    An hour before vacuuming sprinkle a light coating of bicarbonate of soda on to your carpets. It will neutralise and soak up any odours from pets etc and leave your carpet perky and fresh after you’ve hoovered it all up. 🙂

  132. Hilda Hazel Wright
    1st April 2016 / 1:04 pm

    My favourite cleaning short cut…not to bother…things only get mucked up again! Actually my house is pretty clean, but with things like dusting I tend to not really bother much!

  133. Laura Harrison
    1st April 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Do a little bit each day x

  134. lyn Burgess
    1st April 2016 / 2:15 pm

    A place for everything and everything in it’s place, so tidy up as you go along.

  135. maureen findley
    1st April 2016 / 2:32 pm

    dont underestimate the power of cleaning with washing powder. it totally cleans grease and other stains more easily than bleach

  136. laura stewart
    1st April 2016 / 2:51 pm

    keep ontop of it x

  137. Robyn S
    1st April 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Set yourself a time limit and see how much you can get done. I clean much faster against the clock!

  138. Catherine Chetwood
    1st April 2016 / 3:24 pm

    A toothbrush is a fab cleaning tool, gets in all the nooks and crannies, grout in between tiles, round taps etc. Just be careful not to mix them up with your own toothbrush!!

  139. Sheila Shepheard
    1st April 2016 / 3:29 pm

    When grilling put a little water into the base of the grill pan under the rack. It stops fat etc. sticking and makes the pan easier to clean.

  140. Sarah Brokenshire
    1st April 2016 / 3:50 pm

    make sure the little ones are entertained to get a thorough clean! x

  141. Sandra Clarke
    1st April 2016 / 3:51 pm

    On the tops of high cupboards, which are difficult to clean, place a sheet of newspaper to collect all the dust & grime, then simply replace periodically.

  142. Emma Gibson
    1st April 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Using vinegar to clean the windows.

  143. 1st April 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Do a little bit of cleaning every single day, rather than letting it all build up and seem endless!

  144. Rutth Davies
    1st April 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I want one of those for my stairs instead of lugging Henry up and down them.

  145. Eliz M
    1st April 2016 / 5:24 pm

    put some music on and do it with gusto!

  146. Amanda
    1st April 2016 / 5:24 pm

    White wine vinegar is a fab cleanser to use on virtually anything plus its a real green option too

  147. Louise Asekokhai
    1st April 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Rubbing a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a month causes water to bead up and roll off so less streaking and shinier doors.

  148. Bob Clark
    1st April 2016 / 6:46 pm

    clean frequently – saves time in the long run

  149. Helen Atkins
    1st April 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Damp dust first, makes dusting easier

  150. Siobhan Brown
    1st April 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Get the baking soda out! A natural cleaning product that leaves things glistening, with no nasty chemicals for little ones to inhale. Some examples:

    Clean and refresh your vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry.

    Give your laundry a boost by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder.

  151. Lucy I
    1st April 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Little but often, then doesn’t seem like a mountain to climb

  152. Catherine Whetton
    1st April 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Use baby wipes on everything!!

  153. Barbara Knight
    1st April 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Tackle cleaning little and often, don’t let it build up.

  154. Julie Feathers
    1st April 2016 / 8:54 pm

    do it every day to keep the work down

  155. Nicola Dow
    1st April 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Keep on top of it every day.

  156. fozia Akhtar
    1st April 2016 / 9:37 pm

    A glass of water heated in the microwave will get rid of odours

  157. Angela McDonald
    1st April 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I simply make sure I clean cluttered cupboards out once a month as it makes the job a lot more manageable than once a year!

  158. Kim H
    1st April 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Using a wet cloth instead of a dry duster will pick up the dust not just move it around.

  159. Lucy Major
    2nd April 2016 / 12:26 am

    To do a little bit a day so it doesn’t seem as big of a job!

  160. Leanne Lunn
    2nd April 2016 / 9:58 am

    Try and have a good clear out of a drawer or cupboard every week, that way things never seem to get to much on top of you.

  161. Holly edmundson
    2nd April 2016 / 10:55 am

    Hair spray to get pen out of clothes 🙂 xx

  162. Maggie Ali
    2nd April 2016 / 11:34 am

    Tidy up as you go so nothing piles up, sometimes it’s impossible but it does help 🙂
    Cleaning your kettle with white vinegar 🙂 works beautifully every time 🙂

  163. Richard Eldred Hawes
    2nd April 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Keep doing a little at a time, do not let it build up on you

  164. Helen Adams
    2nd April 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Use old newspapers for cleaning windows

  165. Gwyn Sharps
    2nd April 2016 / 12:42 pm

    I always do my housework with the radio on loud – it inspires me.

  166. Maxine G
    2nd April 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Put some upbeat music on loudly – makes the chores much more bearable, and seems to speed up the process!

  167. Ellen Sheppard
    2nd April 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I rub a small amount of baby oil on my kitchen appliances, that way any grease stains or splashes wipe off easily.

  168. john jackson
    2nd April 2016 / 3:07 pm

    always do the dusting first

  169. Rebecca Austerberry
    2nd April 2016 / 5:00 pm

    I make my own version of febreze with water and fabric softner

  170. Ellen
    2nd April 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Use vinegar to clean the limescale from your kettle!

  171. Maggie Coates
    2nd April 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Save your old t-shirts to cut up and use for dirty cleaning jobs, then chuck them away once they are dirty.

  172. Sarah Benn
    2nd April 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Sprinkle baking soda on carpets before vacuuming to destroy any odour

  173. Kathryn Davies
    2nd April 2016 / 5:43 pm

    little and often

  174. Melissa Crowe
    2nd April 2016 / 6:18 pm

    bit each day x

  175. Paul Robson
    2nd April 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Little and often, to keep on top of everything

  176. Hayley Elvin
    2nd April 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Use bicarb and vinegar to clean plugholes, it unblocks them and gets rid of nasty smells

  177. Angela Paull
    2nd April 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Get the kids to help by making tidying up a game!

  178. Jamie Edwards
    2nd April 2016 / 10:41 pm

    White vinegar and kitchen foil to get rid of rust, perfect on garden table sets!

  179. Naz M
    2nd April 2016 / 11:28 pm

    Try to do a little each day and listening to music or a podcast while cleaningmhelps the time pass quicker!

  180. Sharon
    3rd April 2016 / 12:17 am

    Vinegar/lemon are natural and amazing for cleaning in so many ways! x

  181. Elizabeth Hinds
    3rd April 2016 / 7:19 am

    Be nice to your husband 🙂

  182. Louise Smith
    3rd April 2016 / 10:25 am

    Sugar Soap is amazing for cleaning

  183. Rebecca Pickering
    3rd April 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Favourite shortcut?? Get someone else to do it all for you hehehe 🙂

  184. angela sandhu
    3rd April 2016 / 1:59 pm

    if you have children, get them to help

  185. Lindsey M
    3rd April 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Best cleaning short-cut is to teach your children to be responsible for their own spaces and clear up their own mess. It’s easier said then done, mine are 12&14 I’ve still not cracked it! Never give up!

  186. Sue Wickins
    3rd April 2016 / 4:06 pm

    get someone else to do … in my dreams

  187. Philip Thomas Boyle
    3rd April 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Little and often so you don’t end up with a load to do.

  188. Rob Griffiths
    3rd April 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Little and often is my cleaning tip

  189. Leanne V McKenna
    3rd April 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Give each job a value, i.e. 10p for taking the bins out, and get the children to help and earn money at the same time. It also teaches them that money is earned.

  190. m knight
    3rd April 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Use your hairdryer to remove water rings from wooden surfaces and refresh them with olive oil

  191. Katie Skeoch
    3rd April 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Zoflora & a hot cloth! No need for fancy wipes & it makes the whole house smell great

  192. Kevin Pike
    3rd April 2016 / 8:56 pm

    it’s not actually that much of a chore!

  193. Dee Griffiths
    3rd April 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Vinegar or lemon, to cut through grease

  194. Patricia Avery
    3rd April 2016 / 9:42 pm

    When I was younger I could give the whole house a good clean in a short time. Now retired and slowing up a bit I have divided the house into 4 zones , cleaning each one in rotation. Makes it much easier for me 🙂

  195. Alica
    3rd April 2016 / 10:29 pm

    To get a sparkling microwave that is quick and easy is: Slice up a lemon and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Add water and microwave for about five minutes. All the mess will come off with ease, and it smells great afterwards!

  196. Corinne Peat
    4th April 2016 / 1:19 am

    Do a little bit every day so it doesn’t pile up and get the kids to help!

  197. Solange
    4th April 2016 / 1:53 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 too…put some down the loo and watch the stains disappear…no need for other high priced cleaners.

  198. Anthony G
    4th April 2016 / 7:14 am

    I recently read this TOP TIP… Separate your junk into two piles: “garbage” and “enchiladas”. What’s garbage, throw away. What’s enchiladas, enjoy! 🙂

  199. Mummy Lorrie
    4th April 2016 / 10:13 am

    Never leave home without a packet of baby wipes – they clean EVERYTHING you don’t see before you leave the house with ypur darling offspring including dried, dribbled toothpaste, ironing stains, shoes, spectacles, cutlery at restaurants and use on hair instead of a brush!

  200. Paula Burnside
    4th April 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Use shampoo to remove oily stains on clothes

  201. 4th April 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I have to clean a little at a time, it’s the only way to cope with cleaning with kids!

  202. Diane Carey
    4th April 2016 / 4:24 pm

    If you get scuff marks or make up marks on your bathroom floor, that won’t come off with the mop, then get it off with a make up wipe. Works great on mascara

  203. Janice
    4th April 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I try and do it early in the morning before I sit down to a nice bit of lunch

  204. Margaret Dunlop
    4th April 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Use wipes – they are so much more hygenic and fabulous if you suffer from arthritis as you don’t need to use so much pressure

  205. 4th April 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I used to use bicarb of soda dissolved in water in a plant spray bottle to clean my oven, but I now have an oven with a self cleaning program and it is amazing.

  206. 4th April 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Clean a little every day!

  207. Kristy Brown
    5th April 2016 / 12:14 am

    Take a laundry basket around with you to place items in that are in the ‘wrong’ room – makes distributing items back easier

  208. Lorraine Crawford
    5th April 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar make a great job of cleaning sink and bath drains.

  209. Alicia Fenton
    5th April 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Start from the top and work your way down room by room

  210. Christopher Beel
    5th April 2016 / 3:25 pm

    That looks great, would love it.

  211. Kelly Hemmings
    5th April 2016 / 4:31 pm

    My best cleaning tip is to not keep things you don’t use and keep nice baskets to keep the kids toys in

  212. Michaela Hannah
    5th April 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I like to use baby wipes to clean down door frames and window sills, so quick and effective

  213. Lynn Heath
    5th April 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Embrace baby wipes, they can be used to clean up all manner of household items really quickly!!!!!

  214. jules eley
    5th April 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I use a clean dry paint brush to wipe off all the dust on doors and skirtings and stairs and then just hoover it all up, saves me using different attachments and anything for an easy life with 4 kids around!

  215. Stephanie Lear
    5th April 2016 / 9:45 pm

    When cleaning the kitchen use a product with lemon in. It really cuts through the grease and smells lovely too!

  216. Iris W
    6th April 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I just try to keep on top of things and do something every day

  217. Lynne OConnor
    6th April 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Old toothbrushes and steam cleaner attachments are perfect to get into awkward corners

  218. karen clapp
    6th April 2016 / 5:13 pm

    get the kids to hoover every so often

  219. Nicki Simpson
    6th April 2016 / 8:16 pm

    When you leave a room….pick at least 1 thing up and put it in its correct place

  220. Ella L
    7th April 2016 / 7:27 am

    couple of tasks a day… that way it never gets too much

  221. Lynn mack
    7th April 2016 / 11:56 am

    TOP TIP …. Train your family team to be tidy and share out the duties xx

  222. Lynsey Buchanan
    7th April 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Gets the kids to help with the cleaning

  223. Kerry Oneill
    7th April 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Fab giveaway. As a mother of five I am continuously hoovering

  224. tracy james
    8th April 2016 / 2:24 am

    lovely prize….i like to keep my home clean and tidy but i dont clean every day.x

  225. Rachel Faye Bell
    8th April 2016 / 6:51 am

    My cleaning tip is get the heavy work done in the morning…floors, surfaces and furniture. That way you can enjoy your day with just straightening dishes left to do as you go along 🙂 xx

  226. Tania Atfield
    8th April 2016 / 7:20 am

    Vacuum every few days, that way the dirt won’t get on top of you

  227. ann goody
    8th April 2016 / 7:49 am

    do a little every day so it is not such a momentus task

  228. jo ogden
    8th April 2016 / 8:07 am

    don’t need fancy polishes washing up liquid in water use one micro cloth to wipe down and another to polish

  229. Jennifer Haden
    8th April 2016 / 8:27 am

    Do a little cleaning every day, so thing’s don’t pile up all at once. It helps to keep on top of things 🙂

  230. amy fidler
    8th April 2016 / 9:06 am

    Multi purpose cleaners are a must to save time and money xx

  231. James Lockwood
    8th April 2016 / 9:42 am

    My cleaning tip would be to ask your mother to do it! My mum doesn’t mind and does a better job than I do!

  232. Donald McLeman
    8th April 2016 / 9:44 am

    Do little jobs while waiting for the toaster 🙂

  233. Pearl Davison
    8th April 2016 / 9:56 am

    Get somebody else to do it for you!

  234. Chris Andrews
    8th April 2016 / 10:14 am

    Remember to tell me your favourite cleaning tip or shortcut. . . .. not my tip really but my father always used to say that there are two ways to clean . . . . .with your glasses on and with your glasses off . . . .

  235. Lindsey Stuart
    8th April 2016 / 10:19 am

    Always remember to get rid of all the cobwebs before you hoover 🙂

  236. Maria P
    8th April 2016 / 11:32 am

    do a bit every day – otherwise it would be hard to keep up (especially if you have a young child 🙂

  237. Stephen Fowler
    8th April 2016 / 11:39 am

    Wash frying pans and grills before they go cold and before the fat hardens and you’ll quarter the effort needed to clean them. @ygtbiitwi 🙂

  238. aj
    8th April 2016 / 12:17 pm

    fantastic giveaway good luck all

  239. Katie h
    8th April 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Using lemon, it’s a great cleaner

  240. Corinna Ball
    8th April 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Clean your shower just before getting in it. Then you don’t have to worry about spraying yourself with water.

  241. Angela Treadway
    8th April 2016 / 1:58 pm

    I use fairy liquid to make the kitchen shine and its great on tiles x

  242. Julia Nicholls
    8th April 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I like to use a toothbrush when cleaning tile grout, gets the bleach right in there.

  243. Jo Hutchinson
    8th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Half a lemon in the fridge makes a brilliant deodorizer

  244. Miranda
    8th April 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Microwave a lemon in water and then wipe down for easy microwave cleaning!

  245. Claire Holtey
    8th April 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Turn your rugs over, vacuum the back then vacuum up the dust which is now on the floor.

  246. Elaine Savage
    8th April 2016 / 5:27 pm

    I use baby wipes to clean all the nooks and crannies in the paintwork and skirting boards

  247. Paula Readings
    8th April 2016 / 5:57 pm

    To avoid scuffed floors when rearranging heavy pieces of furniture, fold two clean towels, place one under each end, and slide the piece across the floor.

  248. Michael Rattray
    8th April 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Get someone else to do it

  249. Sarah Heath
    8th April 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Focus on one room at a time and always start with the lounge, that way you always get one clean room!!!!!

  250. Alison Johnson
    8th April 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Clean a room a day. (kitchen every day) that way it doesn’t seem like too big a job.

  251. Alvina Boyd
    8th April 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I soak pots with Fairy platinum

  252. Smithster
    8th April 2016 / 9:59 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is, hire a cleaner. You won’t regret it! Life is too short

  253. pete c
    8th April 2016 / 10:40 pm

    always clean up any spills as soon as they are made

  254. Candice Rau
    9th April 2016 / 12:47 am

    Love reading all the tips and short cuts I must say, baby wipes are a must in our house and keep on top of the cleaning. Little and often I believe is the best way to have a clean house. X

  255. Susan B
    9th April 2016 / 4:34 am

    I use wipes from the £ shop for many tasks and clean bits and pieces as I go so, even if I am tired, I can easily wipe some floors/windows/surfaces/basins etc.

  256. Glyn Davies
    9th April 2016 / 6:23 am

    Use Vinegar on Glass and Shaving foam on bathroom mirrors to stop them steaming up

  257. Darrell
    9th April 2016 / 7:02 am

    I always spray white wine vinegar into the oven and leave for an hour before cleaning it. The dirt just melts away

  258. Karen Hughes
    9th April 2016 / 8:58 am

    When cleaning your oven,spray shelves with oven cleaner,leave for 20 mins then put in the dishwasher. They are much easier to clean when they come out.

  259. Steven Appleton
    9th April 2016 / 9:06 am

    Eat at the dining table!

  260. Lyndsey
    9th April 2016 / 9:49 am

    plenty of bleach!

  261. Ruth Harwood
    9th April 2016 / 10:07 am

    I avoid having carpets as mopping and sweeping are easier, but we do have a lot of rugs scattered around that need a quick vaccuum xx

    9th April 2016 / 10:54 am

    Do a little and often – ideal with this great little vacuum cleaner

  263. Ray Dodds
    9th April 2016 / 11:15 am

    Clean every day little and often makes it less hassle

  264. Clare Hubbard
    9th April 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Baby wipes for dusting 🙂

  265. Alice Fox
    9th April 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Get the kids to do it for pocket money :p x

  266. helen w
    9th April 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Use washing up liquid with a squeegy and teatowel for doing the windows you dont need fancy window cleaning liquid

  267. Robert Williams
    9th April 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Clean as u go

  268. Alix Smith
    9th April 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Make your beds in the morning – instantly makes the room look tidier!

  269. Gill Holmes
    9th April 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Do it when it needs doing not before or too much later.

  270. Michelle Sykes
    9th April 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Use rubber gloves to help remove pet hair

  271. Dave C
    9th April 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Getting somebody else to clean up is the best short cut I can think of lol

  272. Lillian Fisher
    9th April 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Vodka is really great for getting your house clean – the more you drink, the cleaner the house looks.

  273. Michael Beaumont
    9th April 2016 / 10:14 pm

    make sure you win a Bissell MultiReach Cordless Vacuum Cleaner to do it with!

  274. Emily Clark
    9th April 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Always save an old used toothbrush for cleaning those hard to reach places. It’s really useful!

  275. Kat Glynn
    9th April 2016 / 11:31 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is microwaving half a lemon on a saucer of water in the microwave to remove stubborn stains and smells

  276. Rachel Butterworth
    9th April 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Don’t stress out, Just clean one room a day.

  277. Tracy Gladman
    10th April 2016 / 8:07 am

    Do 10 mins every day.

  278. betony Bennett
    10th April 2016 / 8:53 am

    wet wipes everywhere is soooo handy 😀

  279. SOPHIE B
    10th April 2016 / 12:37 pm

    For easy easier hoovering, sprinkle carpets or rugs with a little bit of bicarbonate of soda. Just wait 15 mins & the simply sweep away the dirt – plus any fustiness will disappear too!

  280. Emma H
    10th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Using white vinegar to clean everything

  281. Jacqui S
    10th April 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Set cooker timer to 5 minutes and blitz a room!

  282. Sheena C
    10th April 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Soak rust type spots in lemon juice. You’ll get your stuff looking like new 🙂

    10th April 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Tip would be get someone else to clean up, I do try to keep on top of everything but it a thankless task as we are doing the house up

  284. Pat Stubbs
    10th April 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Get hubby to do it

  285. debbie hay
    10th April 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Lemons give everything extra shine and smell lovely too

  286. Steph
    10th April 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Putting music on always helps me get more done!

  287. 10th April 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I always hated cleaning, my partner does it all now, pesky MS keeps me from helping. I asked her if she had any tips, and yes, get somebody else to do it. Wishful thinking though.

  288. Claire York
    10th April 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I set a timer for 20 minutes per room and work as fast as I can doing everything to get that room as clean as possible, once 20 minutes is up that’s it, that room is finished!

  289. Keith Hunt
    10th April 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I fill a dish scrubber with an equal mixture of dish soap & vinegar and give the shower a scrub once a week during my shower. I use a plastic cup to rinse down the walls afterwards. It’s SO easy!

  290. claire griffiths
    11th April 2016 / 1:08 am

    do a bit each day and once a month or so have a big clear out

  291. Farhana
    11th April 2016 / 12:01 pm

    My best tip is to get someones else to do it all for you.. 😀

  292. Sheila Sloan
    11th April 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Lemon juice is a great natural cleaner and leaves everything smelling so fresh.

  293. Trudi Walsh
    11th April 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Do one room at a time

  294. Angie Hoggett
    12th April 2016 / 11:46 am

    don’t do it all by yourself and only do a little at a time

  295. Jane Berrow
    12th April 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Do small cleaning jobs while waiting for the kettle to boil

  296. Dawn Brodribb
    12th April 2016 / 9:12 pm

    My best tip is to do a set amount everyday that way things don’t build up!

  297. Kim Roberts
    12th April 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Leave it for the husband

  298. Ashobi Finni
    13th April 2016 / 12:26 am

    I have to clean with music on.. it makes the task so much more enjoyable!

  299. Nat thomason
    13th April 2016 / 2:27 am

    Vinegar and newspaper to clean windows

  300. Sian Morgan
    13th April 2016 / 8:59 am

    Instead of scrubbing endlessly at your oven, use a paste of baking soda and water. Apply this to the inside then spray with vinegar. This easily removes all the grease and grim!

  301. christine szlobodnik
    13th April 2016 / 9:22 am

    I get my hubby to clean, i much prefer just to do the hoovering 😛

  302. Angela wilson
    13th April 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Use carwash with wax in to clean bathroom tiles, stay shiny longer and repeal water.

  303. Sarah Leach
    13th April 2016 / 10:17 pm

    do a little every day and share out jobs with each person in the house

  304. robertgeneralmail
    14th April 2016 / 7:01 am

    Top tip is to make it a manageable routine

  305. Charlie Edmunds
    14th April 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I got a cleaner. I realised that “not having to clean the bathroom” (bar an occasional wipe around) was worth more to me than the money.
    And I hate hoovering.
    Ironic that I’m now trying to win a hoover, but I’m moving house and the one I have belongs to the house rather than to me.
    (I realise that I am in a very privileged position to be able to do this)

  306. Kellie
    14th April 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Use an old toothbrush to clean the awkward places like taps etc

  307. Sarah Swainsbury
    14th April 2016 / 8:44 pm

    My cleaning tip is don’t ask the kids to clean. Easier to do it yourself

  308. Elisa Wright
    15th April 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Bi-carbonate of soda is a great cleaner

  309. Claire Tucker
    15th April 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Turn the wifi off until the kids clear their rooms out and return all glasses and bowls to kitchen and clothes to washing machine. Works a treat

  310. Stephanie Coals
    15th April 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Toothpaste removes marks from wood if your little angels ever get over excited during colouring time

  311. Jemma Dwyer
    15th April 2016 / 7:45 pm

    do a hour cleaning every day so it don’t all pile up come the weekend x

  312. Niki Wardle
    16th April 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I use a flat head mop for my tiles, it gives the extra reach instead of me having to scale the heights of the kitchen and living room and limits the build up of muck!

  313. carolyn joyce
    16th April 2016 / 10:59 pm

    use a steam cleaner to save using chemicals

  314. Lindsay Taylor
    16th April 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I keep diluted Zoflora in a spray bottle handy to give the bathroom a quick once over between cleans. It smells lovely and keeps on top of the dirt!

  315. Katie Harmer
    16th April 2016 / 11:49 pm

    My cleaning tip is to use a window squeegie (sometimes referred to as a blade) to clean off water from bathroom tiles and glass shower screens or cubicles. It’s also good to use limescale remover on shower glass, leave for a few mons then clean off as normal. It makes them clear again.

  316. claire woods
    17th April 2016 / 10:03 am

    Alka Seltzer again! Drop in two tablets, allow to fizz for fifteen minutes, then run your toilet scrub brush around the bowl and flush.

  317. pc1974
    17th April 2016 / 10:53 am

    use a feather duster it picks up more dust and gets in hard to reach places

  318. Jane H Shaw
    17th April 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Use microfiber cloths they are fab.

  319. sarah fielding
    17th April 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Clean whilst listening to music!

  320. katiej
    17th April 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Sodium bicarbonate and white vinegar for stubborn stuff

  321. kellyjo walters
    17th April 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I like to use baby wipes to clean all surfaces… use a blob of scented oil on a baby wipe than wipe over radiators when they get warm they smell lovely.. even in the summer it just takes the sun to heat the room

  322. georgie pope
    17th April 2016 / 5:02 pm

    get yourself a cleaner and then forget all about it

  323. lia sturman
    17th April 2016 / 6:36 pm

    start at the top and work down 🙂

    17th April 2016 / 8:03 pm

    wearing rubber gloves, that have been dampened, to remove pet hair

  325. Claire blake
    17th April 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Do a little bit of housework each day that way you stay on top of it and don’t spend your day off cleaning

  326. Morag
    17th April 2016 / 10:08 pm

    A tumble drier sheet over a fabric sofa helps pick up dust and give it a nice fragrance

  327. Layla Thomas
    17th April 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Vinegar and washing up liquid is the best for windows, no streaks!

  328. Lorraine Mabbitt
    18th April 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I always buy big bottles of disinfectant and dilute it in to smaller bottles saves so much money

  329. kimberley grant
    18th April 2016 / 1:35 pm

    An old toothbrush is useful for cleaning small and hard to reach places

  330. Janice Papworth
    18th April 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Use cotton buds for tricky areas like computer keyboards

  331. Ann Willers
    18th April 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Clean up regularly don’t let dust and dirt build up

  332. Sarah Cooper
    18th April 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Make metal gleam with by giving it a wipe with baby oil.

  333. Stevie
    18th April 2016 / 8:03 pm

    My tip is to do up the top button when washing jeans or trousers. They keep their shape and are much easier to iron.

  334. Denise C
    18th April 2016 / 9:17 pm

    try to stick to a routine

  335. Rachel Edney
    18th April 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Take my glasses off, then everything seem so much cleaner

  336. Lauren
    19th April 2016 / 10:48 am

    Do the dusting before you Vac

  337. Jacob Barnard
    19th April 2016 / 11:53 am

    Don’t skip cleaning things. If you skip it 1 day it’ll be more work another day.

  338. Al
    19th April 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Use washing up liquid on a stain as soon as it happens, this works on most things

  339. dennis burke
    19th April 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Spray it,make coffee and wipe it

  340. Jacqui Graham
    19th April 2016 / 6:19 pm

    to clean the oven with bicarb and vinegar mixture – make to a paste, cover the oven,……leave for an hour then wipe away the baked on grease.

  341. Maureen M
    19th April 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Don’t try to do everything yourself-give everyone a job .

  342. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    19th April 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I try and do one room a day so i never feel i’m having to clean everything all at once!

  343. Isabelle Smith
    20th April 2016 / 1:34 am

    get someone else to do it

  344. rebecca nisbet
    20th April 2016 / 2:10 pm

    lemon and bicarbonate of soda is a great way to clean the tiles in your bathroom

  345. Kelly cooper
    20th April 2016 / 3:16 pm

    A good feather duster to get In them tricky places

  346. Angela Weir
    20th April 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Little and often. Make sure you do something everyday.

  347. Hazel Murphy
    20th April 2016 / 10:19 pm

    My tip is use a window vac in the shower , leaving shiny tiles without using any cleaning products.

  348. Rosemary
    21st April 2016 / 8:12 am

    Diluted washing up liquid kept in a spray bottle in the bathroom is useful and very economical for everyday cleaning of washbasins, tiles, mirrors, toilet.

  349. sarah kochan
    21st April 2016 / 10:54 am

    i always like to keep a pack of baby wipes handy 🙂

  350. Claire Miller
    21st April 2016 / 11:42 am

    Newspaper for drying mirrors and windows to avoid streaks

  351. Michelle Carlin
    21st April 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Do a little bit at a time to keep on top of it.

  352. Danielle Spencer
    21st April 2016 / 4:29 pm

    White Vinegar and Lemon’s are your bestfriends when it comes to cleaning.

  353. Pam Francis Gregory
    21st April 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Hire a cleaner!!!!!

  354. Helen W
    21st April 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I like to clean the tiles in the shower whilst I’m having one. Saves a lot of time!

  355. Teresa Lee
    22nd April 2016 / 12:33 am

    Use baking soda & white vinegar to clean the oven

  356. Sarah Lee
    22nd April 2016 / 10:48 am

    I try and turn tidying up toys into a game for my children – sometimes it works and other times they know exactly what I’m doing!!

  357. Vicki Nicholls
    22nd April 2016 / 11:25 am

    Do a bit every day so it doesn’t become overwhelming.

  358. kimberley ryan
    22nd April 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Running a damp squeegee over carpets/furniture is a great way to remove pet hair

  359. Sandra Jo Siddall
    22nd April 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I always hoover then polish and I do it daily so it doesn’t build up as I have Asthma so this helps me a lot.

    22nd April 2016 / 6:03 pm

    get my daughter to most of it,afterall she wants pocket money.

  361. Rachel AS
    22nd April 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Don’t give the dog a haircut and he’ll dust the low-down surfaces as he wags his tail!

  362. Ruby Spiteri
    22nd April 2016 / 9:57 pm

    keep on top of the cleaning everyday and then you wont have much to clean, x

  363. Sarah S
    22nd April 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I damp dust with a microfibre cloth. No chemicals used, no artificial smell and can be used over and over again. I once heard “How Clean is Your House?” Aggie say that “clean smells of nothing!” Once used the cloth goes in a hot wash with my towels ready for the next time.

  364. 22nd April 2016 / 10:40 pm

    This looks pretty darn fabulous xx

  365. Annette Oliver
    23rd April 2016 / 11:39 am

    If the sun is shining go out and do the cleaning later

  366. Vicky Kenny
    23rd April 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Start one room at a time if you don’t use it bin it or send to the charity shop it will only collect dust other wise

  367. Susanelai Kelly Carter
    23rd April 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I rub a cut lemon over the base of my oven and the doors to loosen grease and it gives off a great scent too.

  368. Greig spencer
    23rd April 2016 / 10:17 pm


  369. Sarah Norgrove
    24th April 2016 / 12:11 am

    Use a weakened solution of fabric conditioner on a cloth, apply around the bases of electrical items to keep static dust at bay.

  370. Bex Jones
    24th April 2016 / 5:41 am

    In my experience …asking someone else to do a chore doesnt always give the most satisfactory result .. so if in doubt , do it yourself … at least you know its done properly then !!!

  371. Sharon Lou Johnson
    24th April 2016 / 9:51 am

    i get my kids to help me and pay them for cleaning there own rooms lol

  372. Allan Fullarton
    24th April 2016 / 10:12 am

    Do a little bit everyday.

  373. Sadiyya maryam
    24th April 2016 / 11:42 am

    To keep on top of it so that it never gets too much and antibacterial wipes are a great for a speedy clean if you are in a rush or in my case unexpected guests!

  374. Mary Baldwin
    24th April 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Involve the whole family – even tots can help and it makes the whole job less of a chore.

  375. carole n
    24th April 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Descale your kettle using fresh lemons boiled for a few minutes and left overnight

  376. Anne Eames
    24th April 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Clean little and often’ makes life much easier

  377. Kristyn Harris
    24th April 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I keep a pack of wet wipes handy to wipe any marks off walls, doors, etc.

  378. Damian Thomas
    24th April 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Steam cleans awesomely and also gets rid of odour

  379. Robert Price
    24th April 2016 / 7:05 pm

    newspaper for drying the windows

  380. lucy higgins
    24th April 2016 / 7:49 pm

    have a set time and day that you do your cleaning and this gets you into a routine and you dont put it off

  381. winnie
    24th April 2016 / 10:04 pm

    clean windows and mirrors with old newspaper

  382. Frank Page
    24th April 2016 / 10:49 pm

    If your glass hob is getting grimy, when it’s still hot after turning it off put some neat washing up liquid around the hob and then squeeze some water from a sponge onto it, the washing up liquid will mix with the water and boil getting rid of the worked in grime, tenderly wipe off with kitchen roll, or the sponge, just don’t burn yourself!

  383. Pamela Cooper
    24th April 2016 / 10:54 pm

    To save getting hovering when visitors who own dogs been use a stiff yard brush on the rug soon gather up any unwanted hairs ect

    24th April 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Avoid having carpets at all cost

  385. William Gould
    24th April 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Stay on top of it, and Eco Cloths are brilliant on windows!

  386. Nicola S
    24th April 2016 / 11:48 pm

    As the kids get older give them appropriate jobs to do. Help for you and responsibility for them.

  387. Martina Alban
    25th April 2016 / 6:36 am

    white vinegar on all glass it makes it sparkle plus so more resistant to water marks then the normal glass cleaners

  388. Ray Dodds
    25th April 2016 / 8:43 am

    Do it little and often to stop you being overwhelmed by it

    25th April 2016 / 9:29 am

    A quick clean of the oven more regularly-avoid the horror of the build up that takes forever and is the most hated task!

  390. sadie coffin
    25th April 2016 / 9:33 am

    I always put a layer of tinfoil on a baking tray before I cook so it just needs a wipe down when done

  391. linda thorn
    25th April 2016 / 9:39 am

    baby wipes clean everything

  392. Joanne Beale
    25th April 2016 / 11:11 am

    Use a small amount of baby oil on a cloth to clean finger prints from stainless steel oven doors and splash backs

  393. Zac Farley
    25th April 2016 / 11:13 am

    Leave your baking trays out on the lawn upside down and in the morning they will be easier to clean

  394. jennifer hull
    25th April 2016 / 11:26 am

    declutter…declutter and tidy….. make cleaning and polishing A JOY

  395. Tammy Tudor
    25th April 2016 / 11:34 am

    try to tidy and clean as you go!

  396. Jodie Harvey
    25th April 2016 / 11:43 am

    i always use an old toothbrush to clean the bathroom, gets in all the little nooks without a lot of effort

  397. kayley hill
    25th April 2016 / 12:12 pm

    bleach is my best friend!

  398. Emily Hutchinson
    25th April 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Tippex is perfect for freshening up your grouting – far easier than scrubbing

  399. Mandy Waller
    25th April 2016 / 12:56 pm

    My best tip is to use any item that is cordless sooo much easier 🙂

  400. Vicki Nicholls
    25th April 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Do a little every day – one room a day etc, don’t try doing it all in one go.

  401. James Holyland
    25th April 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Wash up while waiting for the kettle to boil

  402. sarah evans
    25th April 2016 / 1:37 pm

    do a little everyday makes it less of a chore

  403. Paula Readings
    25th April 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Start at the top of the house & work down.

  404. Linda Hill
    25th April 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Use a small washing-up brush to clean under the rim on the loo – much easier that trying to squeeze the standard toilet brush under there!

    25th April 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Clean from the top down.

  406. Shalene Hodder
    25th April 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I like to dust before I vacuum because the vacuum will create more dust to settle on the surfaces again.

  407. Shalene Hodder
    25th April 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I like to dust after I vacuum, the vacuum will stir up the air and make more dust settle on the surfaces.

  408. Claire jardine
    25th April 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Have someone else do it or else do a little bit at a time

  409. cathyj
    25th April 2016 / 3:52 pm

    put water in microwave, heat and leave to steam the stubborn food remains

  410. stephen holman
    25th April 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Get some white vinegar then google its cleaning uses!! theres hundreds!! 🙂

  411. 25th April 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Babywipes! Great for cleaning windows, surfaces, wooden floors etc

    25th April 2016 / 4:32 pm

    water and lemon in microwave and heat for 50 seconds,everything comes off perfectly and smlls nice to.

  413. George D
    25th April 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Bowl of vinegar in the microwave for 90 seconds. Soak the shower head.

    Do this every 6-8 weeks. Perfect showers if you live in a hard water area.

    You’d be surprised just how much more enjoyable a shower is when it’s not clogged!

  414. donna l jones
    25th April 2016 / 5:12 pm

    white vinegar for cleaning the windows

  415. esme mccrubb
    25th April 2016 / 5:20 pm

    do a little every day

  416. Jenny Barker
    25th April 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Always say to myself don’t put it down put it away :0)

    25th April 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Do the main clean AFTER your little nieces & nephew visit because they will destroy all your hard work lol 😉

  418. Sarah Wilson
    25th April 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Use a nonstick oven liner in the bottom of your oven – much easier to clean!

  419. Jayne Kelsall
    25th April 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Light a match and let it burn a few seconds to remove toilet smells.x

  420. saab
    25th April 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Baby wipes are a must for short cuts .very gentle yet tough

  421. Rikka B
    25th April 2016 / 8:21 pm

    My best tip is get someone else to do it!

  422. Sheri Darby
    25th April 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Get my husband to do it. He does it better than me.

  423. Emma Walton
    25th April 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Empty your kettle every night and you won’t have to clean the limescale out because it won’t have any.

    25th April 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I always find if i tidy the mess up straight away it always looks clean and tidy then if i get really busy it dosent look to bad if i miss a hover till i catch up again

  425. Debbie Preston
    25th April 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Use bathroom wipes to keep your sink and loo looking clean and taps shiny everyday

  426. Juanita Powers
    25th April 2016 / 10:56 pm

    ANtibact wipes are a must for a cleaning box. and also remember to always dry your sides with kitchen roll

  427. Gemma Massey
    25th April 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I love and use lots of antibacterial cleaning wipes they keep surfaces cleaner and are easier to use also smell nice x

  428. Vincent Porter
    26th April 2016 / 12:22 am

    Use half a lemon to help remove stains from chopping boards. It works on both plastic and wooden boards.

  429. Emma Perry
    26th April 2016 / 1:21 am

    I find that if you do a little bit every day to keep on top of it rather than doing it all once a week in one big hit it makes things much easier!

  430. Maggi L
    26th April 2016 / 3:17 am

    Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again.

  431. Sam Gregory
    26th April 2016 / 6:54 am

    Declutter and organise that way it’s easier to be motivated about cleaning.

  432. Saran Benjamin
    26th April 2016 / 7:34 am

    Pick up after kids as they make a mess saves mess being trod into the carpet

  433. Caroline J Robinson
    26th April 2016 / 8:21 am

    Use a multi purpose cleaner saves time and money

  434. Stephen Cook
    26th April 2016 / 9:32 am

    Well you will be surprised the mess 2 cats can offer around a small cottage. So have to clean to a set plan to keep things clean.

  435. A.E. ADKINS
    26th April 2016 / 9:55 am

    Keep an old toothbrush handy for cleaning the fiddly/difficult to reach bits around your taps – just make sure that all the family can’t access!

  436. Vicky Online
    26th April 2016 / 10:01 am

    You can tidy it away a million times, but you only have to throw it out once!

  437. Vicky Loveday
    26th April 2016 / 10:19 am

    Clean up after yourself, do a bit everyday. Always have Sundays off.

  438. 26th April 2016 / 11:53 am

    Little and often, and when you need it done quickly grab the baby wipes! The other day we found a piece of fish finger on the ceiling, of all places. Needed a chair and a poking device to get that down!

  439. tina glover
    26th April 2016 / 12:29 pm

    My cleaning tip is to use bicarbonate of soda mixed with white vinegar to clean any mould or mildew in bathrooms. Just mix the two into a paste apply with an old toothbrush and leave for half an hour before scrubbing.

  440. Stacey Leigh
    26th April 2016 / 12:36 pm

    I use baby oil on my chrome it makes it looks like new 🙂

  441. Miriam Pereira
    26th April 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Clean a little bit every day!

  442. Paula Phillips
    26th April 2016 / 12:48 pm

    You don’t need to buy expensive cleaning products, use the things you already have in the house, eg. vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda.
    A steamer is also great for cleaning without using chemicals.

  443. Sarah Mills
    26th April 2016 / 1:13 pm

    white vinegar does wonders x

  444. sandy ralph
    26th April 2016 / 1:56 pm

    use a spray mop to reach and clean those tile above the bath, so much easier than climbing

  445. elaine stokes
    26th April 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I use old cotton underwear for dusters, and socks make good ones to you put your hand inside them and you can reach so much more

  446. Serena La Pietra
    26th April 2016 / 2:13 pm

    I use E-cloths on my windows and glass and they work great. No smears and uses just water only.

  447. Kristina
    26th April 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I love hovering because it keeps me fit and keeps my house clean! And if you hoover at least once a day you do not need to go to the gym!xx

  448. Jodie W
    26th April 2016 / 2:40 pm

    baby wipes are fab for wiping down skirting boards and stains

  449. Collette Mackey
    26th April 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I get my hubby to do the dishes haha that’s my best shortcut

  450. Diana
    26th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I love using lemon juice for bathroom sink, smells lovely and makes it shine 🙂

  451. Aaron Milne
    26th April 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Cleaning is easy if you keep tidy

  452. AG
    26th April 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Microfibre cloths are the best thing ever. I have no idea how anybody cleaned before these were invented!

  453. kayleigh white
    26th April 2016 / 4:02 pm

    My cleaning tip is to use lemon juice in with your regular floor cleaner, it gives it a nicer and fresher smell.

  454. Karen Barrett
    26th April 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Stainless Steel comes up a treat using baby wipes

  455. claire sen
    26th April 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Baby oil on chrome and silver really makes it shine with no smears! Just don’t use too much or it’ll get a bit messy 🙂

  456. jo liddement
    26th April 2016 / 5:24 pm

    I do a little bit of housework each day including vacuuming and cleaning the worktops,sinks,etc and then have a few hours of deeper cleaning one day a week which makes me feel that i am on top of the housework and it looks tidy.

  457. Lauren Old
    26th April 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Use vinegar to clean windows!

  458. 26th April 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I do one room at a time in a routine so that way nothing gets missed and I can do a little bit each day so its not overwhelming

  459. Bryanna M
    26th April 2016 / 6:37 pm

    My cleaning tip is to make sure to not forget your curtains! Those things hold dust mites like there is no tomorrow, and are so terrible for allergies! I toss the machine wash ones in on a delicate cycle at about 40, and take the others to be dry cleaned about once a year (less often than you’re probably meant to, but hey, it’s expensive).

  460. Laura Whittle
    26th April 2016 / 7:04 pm

    White spirit is my fave cleaning tool. I use it for any stubborn grubby marks I can’t remove with standard cleaning products. Always does the trick.

  461. Andrea A
    26th April 2016 / 7:50 pm

    My cleaning tip is put a song on the stereo and clean little and often.

  462. Jenny Jones
    26th April 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Babywipes! I use them for everything, dusting, cleaning up spills, cleaning (just use a bit of antibacterial spray if needed too) bathrooms, kitchens etc

  463. louise Evans
    26th April 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Mine is if you have an older vacumn and are planning to replace it, keep it for bedroom floors and use the new one on the hharder wearing floors. Saves carrying 1 from 1 floor to another

  464. Douglas McMillan
    26th April 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Wet Wipe are amazing to have on hand for the unexpected

  465. Bridget Daley
    26th April 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Pretend it is your job and you are getting paid for it

  466. chris parham
    26th April 2016 / 8:27 pm

    small jobs daily saves time over the week

  467. Samantha Saunders
    26th April 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I do little jobs at a time but often, so that it is not to much for me

  468. Victoria Prince
    26th April 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Use a damp cloth for dusting 🙂 picks up the dust much better and stops it flying everywhere!

  469. Lyla
    26th April 2016 / 8:53 pm

    The little jobs become big jobs if you leave them too long so keep on top of the work

  470. Donna M Caldwell
    26th April 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Don’t waste your time standing scrubbing let things soak it comes of more easily

  471. Claire Burton
    26th April 2016 / 9:03 pm

    use a squeegee on your shower screen after every use. takes a few seconds, but save a lot of cleaning.

  472. Sue Price
    26th April 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Diluted lemon essential oil is a brilliant cleaner for your kitchen and it neutrolises odours ☺️

  473. Jill Fairbank
    26th April 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Wait until they all out the house and whizz through

  474. sarah francis
    26th April 2016 / 9:13 pm

    using white vinegar on glass is amazing! finish off with a micro fibre cloths and no streaks are left x

  475. Tubs
    26th April 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Vinegar cleans everything

  476. Kat Allinson
    26th April 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Don’t skimp on cleaning products it will take you so much longer

  477. Sarah Davison
    26th April 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Little and often is how I tackle the cleaning…but it isn’t the end of the world if it gets left to another day.

  478. Stuart Boyd
    26th April 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Do a little it at a time and it all gets done eventuallly

  479. John Shakspeare
    26th April 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Use the best tools like this vacuum cleaner

  480. Jane Middleton
    26th April 2016 / 10:50 pm

    vinegar for windows, mirrors and shiny surfaces

  481. Kirsty Cannon
    26th April 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Clean as you go will keep you on top of most household chores

  482. Em S
    26th April 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I use one multi-purpose cleaner spary for everything, it makes life easier!

  483. Danielle Mc
    26th April 2016 / 11:27 pm

    A wedge of lemon in a bowl of boiling water makes for a great way to ease grease and grime from ovens, microwaves and fridges. I always do a lemon steam clean before getting my hands dirty!!

  484. Adrian Bold
    26th April 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I *love* those dusters / mops that attract dust. Stick one on the end of a pole makes dusting so much easier.

  485. 26th April 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Baby wipes – are the best invention EVER!

  486. sherri hough
    27th April 2016 / 1:41 am

    use bicarb soda to clean burnt pans, washing powder to clean bath as acts an abrasive and smells lovely

  487. alice lightning
    27th April 2016 / 2:24 am

    clean up as you go along lot less to do later outstandingly splendid prize giveaway

  488. Melanie
    27th April 2016 / 6:01 am

    Try to split up the chores over the week so it will seem less than doing it in one go

  489. 27th April 2016 / 9:19 am

    Baby wipes for cleaning mucky paw prints from off the wall with and doing the cleaning in short bursts.

  490. claire wilkinson
    27th April 2016 / 9:34 am

    get a friend to sit and natter to you while you clean, i always get loads done!!

  491. Rebecca Morgan
    27th April 2016 / 9:35 am

    Do a little every day, rather than all at once. And save one day just for laundry!

  492. susan thornton
    27th April 2016 / 9:36 am

    Put everything back in its place and clean a little every day to keep on top of it x

  493. sharon martin
    27th April 2016 / 9:46 am

    A good natural carpet freshener – deodouriser is approx 4oz bicarbonate of soda/baking powder to 1tsp dried herb, lavender and rosemary are good( can powder it a little is you want), mix together, sprinkle on carpet, leave for 5-10mins the hoover it up.

  494. nicola ithell
    27th April 2016 / 10:04 am

    white vinegar and baking soda on bathroom tiles and grout. But seriously my best cleaning tip is to get someone else to do it while I have a

  495. Steven G
    27th April 2016 / 10:07 am


  496. Elspeth MacMillan
    27th April 2016 / 10:36 am

    Vinegar and newspaper make for love clean and shiny windows

  497. sarah
    27th April 2016 / 10:42 am

    i use video head cleaning solution to get engine oil off carpets when hubby drags it in, works brill. few drops or spray leave for a few mins and dab off. 🙂

  498. Nicola Penny
    27th April 2016 / 10:59 am

    I have some bicarb of soda wipes and they are brilliant for getting a shine on all sinks and taps and breaking up grease on the top of the cooker.

  499. neringa pakulyte
    27th April 2016 / 11:01 am

    lemon juice cleans tiles really good and apple juice in a little tub on top of a hot radiator makes the room smell fresh

  500. olivia Kirby
    27th April 2016 / 11:41 am

    I use kitchen towel to clean the kitchen rather than cloths and sponges as they just spread germs.

  501. Alison MacDonald
    27th April 2016 / 11:47 am

    I find that a toothbrush with a little washing up liquid on it is brilliant for getting rid of small areas of stubborn stains anywhere from clothes to carpets 🙂

  502. Vicky Williams
    27th April 2016 / 11:57 am

    Don’t overface yourself by planning a whole day of cleaning. Do ten minute bursts and play music while you’re doing it.

  503. Caroline James
    27th April 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Make sure you get the kids into a habit of doing chores, otherwise they will end up incredibly lazy like mine!

  504. Georgina Sudron
    27th April 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Great cleaning tip mix Zoflora with water in a spray bottle and spray on your doormats or even carpets it gives a lovely fresh feeling and deodorized also it welcomes guests when they visit your home

    27th April 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Clean house regularly, its much easier

  506. Marta Lewanska
    27th April 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Baby wipes are brilliant to remove dust!

  507. Barbara Handley
    27th April 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Having the supplies all together at the beginning of the job is essential to avoiding distractions.

  508. Tom Hawes
    27th April 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Put on some loud music and crack on!

  509. cat
    27th April 2016 / 2:14 pm

    cleaning is overrated, don’t waste to much life cleaning

  510. Andrew Hindley
    27th April 2016 / 2:43 pm

    If you have to hunt down your supplies before getting started, cleaning will be even more of a chore. Instead, keep all your products and tools together, and put them back in the same place when you’re done

  511. Margaret Glover
    27th April 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Use a microfibre cloth to clean windows and you can avoid smears.

  512. leanne abel
    27th April 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Use a wet cloth or a microfibre cloth to dust rather than just speading the dust around

  513. Simon Keeping
    27th April 2016 / 2:49 pm

    My best cleaning short cut tip is to never move the furniture whilst hoovering, only half the carpet to cover that way !!

  514. Judy Beba-Brown
    27th April 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Tidy up first – it makes cleaning so much easier!

  515. Sally Collingwood
    27th April 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Always do the floors even if you don’t do the rest of the room, it always makes it look so much better.

  516. Wendy Jones
    27th April 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Start at the top of the house and work your way down. Also baby wipes seem to clean everything.

  517. Sue Dorking
    27th April 2016 / 4:54 pm

    White vinegar mixed in water in a spray is great for cleaning tiles, shower screens, windows etc, leaving them beautifully shiny

  518. Samantha walker
    27th April 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Just use babywipes for everything hahaha!!!

  519. Rachael Marsden
    27th April 2016 / 5:28 pm

    dont let things buikd up, if it takes less than 2 minutes, do it there and then

  520. James Travis
    27th April 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Do a little bit each day

  521. Dolly A
    27th April 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Keep old toothbrushes to clean round taps in the bathroom

  522. Heidi Brown
    27th April 2016 / 6:15 pm

    a rooma day keeps on top of it and takes you no time at all!

  523. Deborah Bird
    27th April 2016 / 6:20 pm

    My tip is to do a bit every day!
    I have a chronic illness and struggle to get things done so I set myself little tasks to do each day otherwise it just feels too much!

  524. Kate Knight
    27th April 2016 / 6:23 pm

    use a wet rubber glove to get pet hair off furniture

  525. kirsty szekeres
    27th April 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Get a dog as they hoover up toddlers dropped food haha!! 🙂

  526. gracieg
    27th April 2016 / 6:55 pm

    have a place for everything and keep everything in its place— but only dust if you must–it’ll all be back again tomorrow!!!

  527. Claire Nelson
    27th April 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Use an old toothbrush to clean round the rim of the plug in sinks and in difficult corners on the shower screen.

  528. Amanda Goldston
    27th April 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Have a cleaning blitz on a rainy day, when it is not suitable to go out and then only dust if you can write your name on thenTV screen!

  529. Hayley Mulgrove
    27th April 2016 / 7:16 pm

    After washing your windows always use Newpaper to wipe them after fab tip and gets rid of any marks and smares

  530. jessica cook
    27th April 2016 / 7:25 pm

    do a little each day and then it doesn’t get ontop of you x

  531. Dale Dow
    27th April 2016 / 7:33 pm

    I like to use essential oils and hot water, really cleans up without using chemicals

  532. Jemma Webster
    27th April 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Little and often so nothing ever gets too terrible and if all else fails ad someone turns up unannounced . . . baby wipes!!! There is nothing they cannot do 😉

  533. Elisha
    27th April 2016 / 7:47 pm

    To prevent ‘dirt track’ marks in the toilet bowl. Put toilet paper in first so the produce hopefully does not mark the bowl when done.

  534. Nicola Tayler
    27th April 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Always clean from top to bottom – although that always means the upstairs is cleaner than downstairs!

  535. Jill Donaldson
    27th April 2016 / 8:02 pm

    When cleaning the microwave inside place a bowl with a small amount of water and if your feeling posh some lemon juice or just peel inside and put microwave on for about one and a half minuets then just wipe. It should steam and make all the dry bits lossen x

  536. rebecca roberts
    27th April 2016 / 8:05 pm

    clean a small amount every day babyoil on the sink makes it shine great

  537. 27th April 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Clean to music you love. Have a good sing song 🙂

    27th April 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Use baby wipes to dust surfaces.

  539. Lindsay Seels
    27th April 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Run a lemon the cut side over the chopping board to remove food stains and smells.

  540. Meena H
    27th April 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Cillit bang is amazing stuff if you live in a hard water area

  541. Sarah Robinson
    27th April 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Have a good routine. Little and often! Wet wipes are a must!

  542. Sue Harrison
    27th April 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Keep old toothbrushes, very handy for cleaning in awkward places

  543. jessica cook
    27th April 2016 / 8:37 pm

    teach the kids from a young age to help out, my kids love helping to dust and hoover and we make it fun dancing and dusting

  544. Rachel Bonness
    27th April 2016 / 8:43 pm

    My tip is to clean as you go instead of letting it build up.

  545. Keshia Esgate
    27th April 2016 / 8:45 pm

    white vinegar and newspaper makes mirrors and windows sparkle!!

  546. Joanna Emery
    27th April 2016 / 8:45 pm

    one perfect adoring husband is all you need – I just sit back with a glass of red wine and a good book while he does all the housework

  547. caroline kelly
    27th April 2016 / 8:48 pm

    What’s cleaning? lol

  548. Nicola Lang
    27th April 2016 / 8:52 pm

    White vinegar and bicarbonate of soda is great for deep cleaning!

  549. Ali Thorpe
    27th April 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Little and often so you stay in charge of the cleaning rather than it getting OTT.

  550. Rachel McMillan
    27th April 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Little and often – plus focus on the main areas

  551. claire little
    27th April 2016 / 9:12 pm

    baking soda is great for lots of things and mixing it with bleach brings tile grout back to white.

  552. Sara Owen
    27th April 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Always try to a little a day and it will save the clutter and mess building up

  553. Rebecca-Jane Collins
    27th April 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Start from the top of a room and work down, so firstly remove cobwebs from coving, do dusting and surfaces and finish by vacuuming the floor.

  554. Hazel Rush
    27th April 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Baby wipes are amazing at spot cleaning little spills or stains on the carpet!

  555. Hayley Colburn
    27th April 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Use hairspray to lift permanent marker from hard surfaces (if you are, like me, ever daft enough to get yourself in a position where you need to lift it)

  556. Jennie
    27th April 2016 / 9:46 pm

    My favourite is….. let the husband do it!

  557. Emma
    27th April 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Bicarb of soda works well with boiling water to clean tea stains from mugs

  558. Diane Duggan
    27th April 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Remove spiders webs easily by wrapping a damp cloth around a broom handle. Secure with an elastic band and wind around the web.

  559. Leanne Bell
    27th April 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Leather sofas and laminate flooring make having small people much easier….Oh, and I always have a nice bottle of multi purpose spray on the go 🙂 x

  560. rachael jones
    27th April 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Stay on top of it daily so it doesn’t build up !

  561. L P Mulligan
    27th April 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Little and often is far better than an untensive clean

  562. Aidan
    27th April 2016 / 10:37 pm

    If you can afford it, and don’t like a cleaning, a cleaner is a great investment in a clean home and your happiness

  563. 27th April 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Clear up as you go along, saves the job looking too daunting and never getting done,

  564. Charmian Filewood
    27th April 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Wear rubber gloves for removing pet hair off sofas and curtains!!

  565. Karen Howden
    27th April 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Leave the hoover turned on while you have a nap, everyone downstairs will think you are busy

  566. 27th April 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Use the dish washer to clean toys, brushes and ornaments !

  567. Ruth Wollerton
    27th April 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Get the whole family to help, put the music on and start cleaning. The quicker it gets done means you have more family time go play and have fun TOGETHER. Thanks xxx

  568. 27th April 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Put half a lemon in a bowl of water and leave it in your oven or microwave for 30 minutes – helps de-grease it and also leaves it smelling fresh

  569. Jacki
    27th April 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Remind your family to pick up as they go!! Try and do a wee bit often but if it all gets too much pour a large gin and tonic and stick on some Luther….then phone cleaner!
    Oh and cordless Hoover gonna help X

  570. Oksana Fitzgerald
    27th April 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Clean a little bit every day

  571. Gemma Holland
    27th April 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Always use a shower shine spray on your shower screen after you use it, cuts down on the bathroom cleaning in the long run!

  572. Russell Beake
    27th April 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Never let it build up, little and often

  573. Kate Davies
    28th April 2016 / 12:22 am

    My cleaning tip would be if your small person likes Lego as much as mine and are very good at losing the smallest piece, pop a sock or pair of tights over the nozzle of the Hoover. Then just Hoover all around the corners, under beds, bookcase etc, the sock will collect the Lego without it getting lost in the Hoover.

  574. Joanna Kasznicki
    28th April 2016 / 12:31 am

    make sure you keep baby wipes with you. I use them for cleaning up as well as wiping hands and faces

  575. 28th April 2016 / 12:31 am

    Peanut butter is great for taking off sticky labels and residue, Just rub a little over the sticky part and wash off.

  576. Scott fallon
    28th April 2016 / 12:38 am

    Use orange peel as an air freshner

  577. Jamie Millard
    28th April 2016 / 12:57 am

    little and often.

  578. eirini kourvouli
    28th April 2016 / 1:04 am

    I love using white vinegar for cleaning the windows, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  579. 28th April 2016 / 1:21 am

    For all pet owners put on your rubber gloves and clean the stairs with your hands amazing how they look so good !!!

  580. Claire Butler
    28th April 2016 / 5:07 am

    get hubby to do it

  581. EJ Dunn
    28th April 2016 / 6:43 am

    Line trays with foil before using them in the oven. Only need to throw the foil away!

  582. Karen Harrison
    28th April 2016 / 6:45 am

    Disinfectant sprinkled on the carpet for a clean smell.

  583. claire fawkner
    28th April 2016 / 6:46 am

    DO 5 mins of cleaning everyday! Saves it all building up

  584. Emma h
    28th April 2016 / 6:56 am

    Tidy up a little as you go, then there’s never really a big job to do

  585. Sarah Parker
    28th April 2016 / 7:03 am

    clean as you go along 🙂

  586. Cathryn Crawshaw
    28th April 2016 / 7:04 am

    use nail varnish remover on tough stains, keep on top of it little and often

  587. Cathy O
    28th April 2016 / 7:20 am

    Heat some water and lemon juice in your microwave and wipe down after – easy to clean and gets rid of odours.

  588. Karin Wistow
    28th April 2016 / 7:31 am

    Little and often is far better than a massive clean!

  589. 28th April 2016 / 8:28 am

    I clean little and often so as it doesn’t build up

  590. Hayley Lynch
    28th April 2016 / 8:31 am

    5 minutes before your husband gets in spray the warm radiators with polish ,as he comes through the door wipe pretend sweat from your brow and say phew just finished my jobs .. the smell will trick jhis senses .

  591. Karen laing
    28th April 2016 / 8:58 am

    My tip is ,throw away furniture polish,window cleaner,and glass cleaners.Invest in some decent e-cloths,used with water they’re incredible.Not only do they save you lots on cleaning products it’s also wonderful for the environment,no more harmful chemicals and no more plastic and cans to recycle x

  592. Beverley Cousins
    28th April 2016 / 9:30 am

    I use vinegar ans lemon to clean glass, then rub them with crumpled newspaper

  593. liz ferguson
    28th April 2016 / 9:45 am

    steeping burnt-on oven dishes in water with a little soap-powder, makes them easier to clean.

  594. Joanne Blunt
    28th April 2016 / 9:54 am

    Do small amounts of cleaning regularly so it doesn’t build up.

  595. angie pickering
    28th April 2016 / 10:06 am

    To clean venetian blinds put a pair of old socks over your hands and just wipe !

  596. LP
    28th April 2016 / 10:16 am

    Be organised with your cleaning supplies

  597. Jacqueline Roberts
    28th April 2016 / 10:18 am

    Deep clean one room at a time and be ruthless and declutter.

  598. Melanie Burton
    28th April 2016 / 10:19 am

    I use full sugar Coke down the toilet and it comes up sparkling!

  599. Rachel Butler
    28th April 2016 / 10:25 am

    Start at the top of the house and work your way down! And always tidy a room before you clean it! Xo

  600. Gem Cook
    28th April 2016 / 10:59 am

    Baby wipes are great for cleaning and make kitchen work tops shine. You don’t have to buy expensive cleaning wipes.
    I just pair the baby wipes with antibacterial spray.

  601. 28th April 2016 / 11:05 am

    my best and most favourite cleaning tip is to banish the polish and use a damp microfiber cloth, pick up that dust, don’t spread it around!! 😀

  602. Samantha
    28th April 2016 / 11:06 am

    Bucket of dissolved caustic soda, put the gas hob rings in, watch the dirt dissolved off in no time (though do outside as quite smelly!)

  603. kayleigh dudley
    28th April 2016 / 11:18 am

    my tip is to get the kids involved – my toddler still thinks vacuuming is a great game, he would do most of it if i let him

  604. Jacquelinelc90
    28th April 2016 / 11:26 am

    Open windows in the morning to help reduce mould, it only has to be for a minimum of 15 minutes. I used to be forever cleaning mould, it would play havoc with my asthma and the cleaning products would evoke wheeziness even more. If anything does creep up now I use warm water with some baking soda and lemon juice to just wipe it away.

  605. michaela atkins
    28th April 2016 / 11:51 am

    a box on the stairs then items that get brought down can be placed back in to go back up at the end of the day x

  606. Michelle Wild
    28th April 2016 / 11:56 am

    Baby oil works wonders on stainless steel.

  607. AnnMarie Crawford
    28th April 2016 / 11:58 am

    If you have pets put on some rubber gloves and rub your hand over the place with the fur , the rubber gloves collect the fur easy

  608. Niki Clifton
    28th April 2016 / 12:08 pm

    my tip is to deligate little jobs for everyone

  609. Steven Beasley
    28th April 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I cant really think of a tip but keep on top of it and dont let the chores build up.

  610. Stacey Leigh
    28th April 2016 / 12:18 pm

    My best cleaning tip is to put on music before you start. Much like when you’re running, the soundtrack keeps you going and makes the whole thing more fun! Certainly keeps me entertained while doing a mundane job xx

  611. Gillian Turner
    28th April 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Keep your storage areas clean and tidy it will stop the urge (I get frequently) to stash stuff in cupboards rather than putting away properly!!

  612. Tishist
    28th April 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Vinegar is great for windows

  613. Chirag Patel
    28th April 2016 / 12:37 pm

    a little day is also a great way to exercise and avoid the gym

  614. Angela Williams
    28th April 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I have a packet of baby wet wipes in every room. They are used for dusting, cleaning up spills and cleaning the leather settee.

  615. Carol leadbeater
    28th April 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I have a pot of all jobs written down, even , the garden, and draws and shelves, Me and kids pick a couple a day, can be quite good fun, Also if floors are kept tidy and clean , makes the whole house seem tidier x

  616. Louise Whittaker
    28th April 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Hide everything in the cupboard and dishwasher

  617. Anneke bevan
    28th April 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I prefer to tidy as I go, A bit each day to keep the main jobs done and then assign one day a week to do major jobs such as cleaning cupboards, etc

  618. Simone Kilshaw
    28th April 2016 / 1:34 pm

    get my partner to do it 🙂

  619. rebecca courtney
    28th April 2016 / 1:53 pm

    clean as you go makes it easier

  620. Alice Colling
    28th April 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Do housework to music.

  621. nicola james
    28th April 2016 / 2:09 pm

    i clean for a living and the best tip i can give is not to let it get too bad in the first place!!!also if you put bleach down the loo on an evening before you go to bed even just 2 or 3 times a week,its going to clean your loo and make my job a hell of a lot easier!!

    28th April 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I use tin foil on my grill pan and oven trays so don’t need to wash fat out so much. xx

  623. Rennene Hartland
    28th April 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I tidy as i go along so it never gets on top of me and i have storage boxes for everything lol

  624. Pia Stephens
    28th April 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Bicarbonate soda is amazing, I use it regularly to descale the sink and kettle plus it gets rid of the gunk in the oven super fast and without horrid fumes!

  625. Christine Beake
    28th April 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Baby oil is brilliant for removing stubborn sticker residue

  626. Deborah Mackenzie
    28th April 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Get your husband to do it! No seriously; wipe as you spill, dust when you see it, throw when it isnt needed and sort through your cupboards and drawers every 6 months and get rid of clutter…. if you decide to keep it, package it up and mark the box

  627. Dawn F
    28th April 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Clean as you go, is the best thing to do!

  628. Stewart Osborn
    28th April 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I once used Shampoo to get pen ink out of my sofa which worked quite well lol!

  629. z webb
    28th April 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Do a little each day!!

  630. Amy O
    28th April 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Cleaning with music on always makes it more fun!

  631. Louise Gardener
    28th April 2016 / 3:31 pm

    I cheat cleaning by using wipes; antibacterial and Toilet wipes, furniture wipes etc 😉 ❤️ Thank you for the chance to win ❤️

  632. George Wright
    28th April 2016 / 3:39 pm

    My tip is to use washable liners everywhere possible like in the oven & microwave etc It’s so much easier to bung them in the wash or dishwasher than scrubbing the surfaces. They usually just need a wipe over!

  633. Claire Stewart
    28th April 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Clean as you go along dont leave it til 1 day

  634. Carol Wilkinson
    28th April 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Detox wipes are my saving grace!

  635. Teresa sheldon
    28th April 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Baby wipes to rub marks off soft and hard furniture

  636. Lisa Mauchline
    28th April 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Wash dishes as you go so they don’t pile up

  637. Karl Borowy
    28th April 2016 / 4:02 pm


  638. Beryl drake
    28th April 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Vinegar and lemon juice are great grease cutters

  639. Mrs Rachel Heap
    28th April 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I think using a toothbrush is a great trick for getting into small cracks

  640. Patricia Whittaker
    28th April 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I use Duracloth to clean the loos. You can just throw it away instead of having to use a separate cloth and keep washing.etc.

  641. Susan Carruthers
    28th April 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Do a little and often, and buy a Window Vac – they are brilliant!

  642. Sylvia Paul
    28th April 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Clean up as you go then it won’t build up to a massive job.

  643. Anneka Hulse
    28th April 2016 / 4:28 pm

    i use baby wipes to clean my leather sofa

  644. Roger Bufton
    28th April 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Use White distilled vinegar & washing up liquid. for cleaning windows, clean with old news paper.

  645. Jessica Hutton
    28th April 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Clean as you go! Xx

  646. Lesley Styles
    28th April 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Learn to live with it! I hate cleaning!!!

  647. Anne Jenkins
    28th April 2016 / 4:49 pm

    Tidy up as you go along x Makes cleaning much easier x

  648. Natalie Gillham
    28th April 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Clean the bathroom floor every time your children have a bath by mopping up all the bath water your children have splashed on the floor x

  649. 28th April 2016 / 6:10 pm

    My favourite cleaning tip is to do it in short bursts and play some great music too, I know I get bored if I clean too long, haha!