An essential guide to the dos and don'ts of cleaning, to save you time and effort around the home.
Cleaning can be a time consuming and difficult chore, which most of us prefer to put off until it's absolutely essential.
But stick to the following golden cleaning rules, and you will achieve safe, effective cleaning that attacks the problem early and with the least amount of effort.
Spills and stains are generally much easier to clean up when you attack them right away.
If you a treat a stain without delay it offers little resistance, but wait until the next day and it'll be much tougher to get out.
The rare exception to this rule is mud that has been tracked onto your carpet.
Mud is easiest to clean when you’ve let it dry first. Wait until it's bone dry and crumbly, then just vacuum it up.