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Five top tips on how to get rid of stains and dust

15 February 2017

Stains can be the biggest nightmare! They can ruin a perfectly good outfit, or even worse, your favourite carpet or couch. And dust creeps into every crevice, sometimes unnoticed for months. But you don’t have to live with these irritations – all you need is the know-how (and the right products!) to get rid of these nasties as soon as they appear.

KEEP THESE TOP TIPS IN MIND TO ENSURE YOU ALWAYS HAVE A STAIN AND DUST REMOVAL PLAN ON HAND

1. DILUTED BLEACH

For make up stains, grass stains, and other pigment-based damage, you can use diluted bleach. Bleach is effective at removing colour but can be harsh on delicate fabrics, so proceed with caution.

2. DETERGENTS

For greasy burger juice stains, chocolate stains and the like, your best bet is detergent. These are particularly effective against grease stains, but need to be washed out thoroughly to prevent fabric damage.

3. BABY WIPES

For hair dye stains, wiping down houseplants or sprucing up a leather sofa, look no further than baby wipes! The most underrated of all cleaning products, baby wipes are the perfect fix to have on hand at all times. They’re also perfect to clean grubby light switches and kids’ plastic toys as well as being the ideal addition to a camping pack! They’re versatile, small, and easy to handle. Add them to your next grocery store purchase list today.

4. MICROFIBRE CLOTHS

Microfiber cloths are the perfect weapon to get rid of dust because they are ‘sticky’ and therefore actually remove the dust, rather than just moving it around. Make sure to wash your dust cloths with detergent after each dusting session, separate from other laundry.

5. DUSTING WANDS

Dusting wands are perfect for hard-to-reach areas, like ceiling fans, tall bookshelves or the top of door frames. Extend the wand as far as necessary and place a rag on the floor below to catch any falling dust.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it seems. Pop into Household Plastics or check out our online store to gather together your cleaning arsenal – and you can get it all in just one place! Your home will be spick and span in no time, and stains and dust will be a thing of the past!

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