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GET YOUR HOME LOOKING AND FEELING FRESH THIS SUMMER

Summer is officially here – so it’s a perfect time to get your home summer-ready!

Follow our top summer tips here to get your home looking fabulous:

REJUVINATE YOUR LAUNDRY ROUTINE

When the sun’s out, it’s time to get the laundry out, too! At Vileda, we're advocates for natural drying wherever possible – there are so many benefits to drying your clothes outside.

Here are just some of the reasons why "airing is caring":

☀ Leaving clothes to dry naturally saves money and energy

Did you know that if all households air-dried one load of washing each week instead of using a tumble dryer, we’d save over 1 million tonnes of CO2 in a year?

☀ Reduces wear and tear on your clothes

Research shows that drying fabric at 65°C (150°F) only 20 times in a tumble dryer makes it twice as easy to tear. So, to keep your clothes in tip-top condition, let it air-dry instead of bunging in in the tumble dryer!

☀ No need to use additional chemicals like fabric softeners (as fresh air gives your clothes all the freshness they need!)

However, follow these handy tips from The Spruce if you want the fluffy feeling of tumble-dried laundry the au-naturale way!

Here are 3 easy ways your clothes can make the most out of the good weather.

Bring the indoor out, with an indoor airer

If you are low on outdoor space, or like the flexibility of an airer you can use whatever the weather, an indoor airer is the one for you! Put it up in the house when it’s raining, and easily transport it outside when the sun’s shining!

Embrace the elements with an outdoor rotary dryer

If you are lucky enough to enjoy ample garden space, a rotary line is the way to go. Vileda’s Rotary Dryers come in 2 sizes (45m and 60m) depending on your requirements, with a durable turning circle which turns in the breeze, for extra drying capacity.

Get the best of both worlds, with a retractable washing line

If you have a limited amount of outdoor space, why not invest in a Vileda Cordomatic, a retractable washing line with 15m of drying space – enough for the whole family! And when you’re done? Just retract it back and enjoy your garden space, laundry-free.

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BRING THE OUTDOOR FEELING IN

To really make the most of the summer sun throughout your home, make sure you Hinch your windows so they’re sparkling clean.
The best way to do this? Invest in a Vileda Windomatic Power window vac – a favourite of Mrs Hinch herself!
All you need to do is glide the Windomatic Power over your windows to leave them shiny and streak-free!

Our top tip? Don’t forget to open your windows regularly – not only will your home benefit from the nice, crisp air for added ventilation, but it will help decrease the concentration of indoor air pollutants, too.

A win-win all round!

GET YOUR FLOORS SPARKLING!

A quick, easy way to get your home looking and feeling fab this summer is by giving your floors some TLC. Here’s a snapshot of Vileda products that will get your hard-sealed floors looking their best.

For a quick but effective once-over, the Vileda 1-2 Spray Mop is the ideal choice. No need for buckets and wringers – with a built-in spray and trigger handle, all you need to do is spray and go.

If you’re looking for a more thorough clean, the Vileda Turbo Mop and Bucket is perfect for your needs. With a rotating wringer built into the mop bucket and easily controlled with a handy foot pedal, mopping has never been so easy!

For the ultimate clean, the Vileda Steam Mop is the one for you. Heating up in just 15 seconds, this steam mop can be used on most hard-sealed floors – just change the variable steam setting to switch to minimum for delicate floors like wood and laminate, or maximum for more durable flooring like tiles and vinyl.

And the best part of all of these mops? They all remove over 99% of bacteria just using water*, and you can wash and reuse the microfibre mop pads again and again.

GET THE KIDS TO JOIN IN

For most people, summertime is family time – schools are out for summer, so this means more sets of idle hands around the house!

There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays – take a look at these top home-based activities to do as a family.

But, what generally follows activities is the clean-up afterwards, so why not get the little ones involved in helping with the chores.

Here’s some of our top tips and tricks for getting kids invested in housework:

  1. For younger children, Fatherly suggests injecting some energy into cleaning time by playing music. Also, if you have two or more little ones in the house – why not make cleaning a competition? Friendly competitions like seeing who can clean their room the best in 15 minutes or less encourages responsibility for tidying up their own mess; and don’t forget to incentivise them with small prizes at the end!
  2. While competitions may not work for older children, incentives sure will! Task them with jobs like vacuuming, mopping and washing up, with a small reward at the end such as TV time or their favourite meal for dinner.

With Vileda – and a few extra helping hands at your disposal – cleaning is a doddle!

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