There is a common myth that it takes a lot of money to keep a house looking it’s absolute best (rather than just clean/tidy). Have you ever been around somebody’s house that is presented like a show home? Chances are if you’re to open up their cleaning cupboard there are more bottles of treatment solutions and fancy sprays than you can imagine. That is the easy way to do it, however, if you’re determined and smart about it, you can keep your home presented beautifully on a shoe-string budget.
Read on to find out how…
Keeping Stainless Surfaces Shining
If you’ve ever been in a showroom for kitchen appliances you’ll notice that any stainless steel surface is absolutely immaculate. This is actually quite astonishing considering the number of people walking around and touching them every day, don’t you think?
Well, there is a little ‘trick of the trade’ you should know about which keeps them shining for pennies – baby oil. Yep, you heard right just a standard bottle of baby oil and a rag keeps stainless steel shining like new and lasts a long time. Don’t waste your money on a high-end polish or coating treatment when something that costs a fraction of the price will do a better job.
The best part is that because baby oil is meant for sensitive skin it’s not even greasy!
Multi-Tools For Dust Control
Sometimes people will have little dust-busters, polishing kits, special micro cloths etc all in the name of keeping hard to reach places clean. However, that’s all above and beyond what you need to do. Did you know that even the cheapest of vacuum cleaners these days usually have built-in extra functions?
Let’s say you’re trying to find the best vacuum cleaners under £100, you should look for one that has a X-in-1 tag as one of its selling points. 9-in-1 is an example of an X-in-1 feature of a vacuum. This is one that has a bundle of extensions and different settings to allow you to vacuum blinds, cupboards, sofas, coats and many more weird and wonderful things.
However fear not, even if you can’t find a cheap vacuum that doesn’t have multi-function accessories with it you don’t need to pay more. Instead of splashing out on a fancy model or multiple smaller tools you can buy a universal kit which will fit onto almost any vacuum cleaner.
The best part about using a vacuum instead of Swiffer dusters, mini-vacs and special sprays is that it’s about 10x quicker – giving you a great looking home in less time.
Get Your Bathroom Back To Brilliant
If you’ve got an older bathroom suite it can be tempting to just bite the bullet and get it replaced. After all, a new bathroom site is something that can make you feel proud of your entire house.
However, before you do that why not try some solutions which can bring an old bathroom back to life, literally for pennies. Try cleaning up the surfaces with vinegar, baking soda and some bleach you’ll be absolutely astonished by the results.
Next, paint old wood cabinets and vanity surfaces with NUVO Cabinet Paint! It’s the 1-day solution to your bathroom makeover. It will help you totally transform the look of your bathroom in 24 hours. For less than $100 you can give your bathroom new life.
Look at it this way, for a small investment you can potentially save yourself thousands. That has to be worth a try surely?