Monthly Archives: May 2019

  • Our Monthly Top Instagram Pics: May

    It's almost summertime, everyone! With May drawing to a close, it's time for another one of our fantastic monthly Instagram giveaways!

    Not heard of it? Well, it's where we show off just a small selection of the lovely Instagram pictures you have tagged us in and that we've shared on our page!

    But here's the best part! For our number 1 post of the month, we'll send the lucky customer a £10 Poundstretcher voucher to use in-store!

    So, without further ado, let's begin in no particular order with...

    1. @itsfrankthefrenchbulldog

    How gorgeous is Frank the French Bulldog? Pure stylin' and certainly rocks the bandanna look well in this post; that green is definitely his colour. Be sure to keep an eye out at your local store for even more fab pet accessories.

     

    2. @making_highfield_home

    If you want to give your garden a little extra pizzazz, then check out our solar-powered flower lights as shown off by @making_highfield_home in their post. With a range of colours to pick from you'll be able to have them go nicely in any garden space.

     

    3. @bemrose_155

    Adorable little Levi loves his teething toy in this next post, not to mention it keeps him out of trouble! We have a wide range of fabulous toys for your pets, young and old, so why not come to your local store and check 'em out?

     

    4. @thriftyqwen

    @thriftyqwen's Pom Pom bedding looks amazing in this post, and there's plenty more like it at your nearest Poundstretcher. It certainly looks comfortable and provides a relaxing night's rest.

     

    5. @cleaningwithhattie

    For sparkling whites, why not use our Ace For Whites available in your nearest store? @cleaningwithhattie has taken this interesting picture showing off this fabulous laundry product.

    And there we have it folks; our top five Instagram posts for May. Now to announce the winner of our wonderful prize of £10 worth of vouchers to use however you wish!

    This month's fabulous prize-winner is...

    @bemrose_155!

    Congratulations!

    You will be receiving a message shortly highlighting that you've won and to ask where you would like your vouchers to be sent to!

    And that's it for this month, ladies and gents! We do love seeing the pictures you take of our products, and also of all the top tips you have (be it beauty-related, cooking, cleaning, anything)!

    If you fancy winning some vouchers, then tag #poundstretcher to your Instagram posts of our fabulous products to be in for a chance to win! So, what are you waiting for? Get on down to your nearest store using our Store Finder, grab a bargain today, and get tagging!

  • The Poundstretcher Footy Survival Guide!

    Hello, all you footy fans; have you come down with a case of football fever?! Well then, Poundstretcher has just what you need this weekend!

    Whether or not you'll be having a massive get-together or a cosy night in, we have everything you could possibly need for a fun-filled evening of action and excitement!

     

    Have A Cold Coke!

    Let's kick off with some much-needed drinks; we have Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Sprite for when your throat goes hoarse from cheering (or jeering) at the TV!

    All these delicious 500ml drinks are only 69p each, and are excellent when served cold (possible with a lemon or lime) in a large glass with ice! There isn't anything more refreshing than that!

    Or, if you're going to be staying up late or just need that BURST of energy, we have a wide selection of energy drinks for you.

     

    Fantastic Snacks To Crunch On!

    Whether it's popcorn, crisps, or cereal bars, we have all of this and more in our stores. Just fill up a few bowls full of each tasty snack and watch how fast they all go! Remember to stock up on enough treats for everyone!

    If savoury snacks aren't your bag, we'll surely have you surprised with all the chocolates and sweets we have on offer! We have all manner of brands, so if you're a fan of Cadburys or even the likes of Snickers, Twix, or Kit Kats, we're sure to have something for any side of the chocolate fence.

     

    Get The BBQ Out!

    Also, if the weather permits it this summer, why not have yourself a BBQ? The gardening section in our stores will have you screaming and celebrating with all the offers and great savings! Whether you need a new bistro set, solar lights, or a paddling pool, we have you all covered!

    Whatever you want cooking up, be it burgers, sausages, or a vegetarian alternative, we have everything you could need for everything to go 100% a-okay.

     

    Score One In The Back Of The Net!

    To hit the mark and score a bargain-filled goal for your bank account savings, head on down to your local store! Where's that, you ask? Check out our Store Finder and you'll find all the details you'll need!

    Also, be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for even more fantastic bargains!

    So, no matter what the result, let's all enjoy a good match!

  • What Are The Best Summer Plants For Your Garden?

    As summertime edges ever closer, the green-fingered out there will have been considering what the best plants to add to their garden will be this year.

    It’s always an exciting decision to make, and if you’re able to get this right, you could make your garden look absolutely exquisite this summer with some dashes of colour and vibrancy.

    To help you make the best selection for your garden, we’ve picked out a few summer plant favourites of our own that you may look to try.

    Fragrant Flowers To Start With

    In the summer’s early months, it’s great to add some fragrant flowers to the mix. Lilacs and garden roses are a great option here, adding wonderful scents and majestic colour shades to your garden effortlessly.

    Photo by Anton Darius | @theSollers on Unsplash

    Amaryllis is another strong early summer option, while Peonies also go down a storm. If you’ve been to a wedding recently, you might have seen Peonies being used as these are all the rage at the moment. But they work equally well in your garden.

     

    Through The Middle Of Summer

    As summer moves on, Honeysuckle is a pretty shot of colour to add to your garden. This gorgeous flower is great at attracting winged visitors such as bees that bring those distinctive summer sounds.

    Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

    There are loads of different flowers that have a particularly alluring effect on bugs and bees, and can help turn your garden into a haven for little visitors.

    Hollyhock is a beautiful addition, while Astrantia and Eucalyptus plants are other great plants for the summer months.

     

    When Summer Draws To A Close

    summer plants

    Later summer months are ideal for introducing Indian Summer Plants. Great examples include Beautyberry and Japanese Andromeda, which both have stunning, deep colour shades and are sure to catch the eye.

     

    Accessories, Planters & More!

    At Poundstretcher, we have a host of garden accessories that can help you create a truly impressive outdoor scene this summer.

    barrel effect planter

    Take a look through our planters and baskets – perfect for housing your plants and tidying up the look of your outdoor space.

    We also have a wide range of garden chemicals available to help you maintain your garden and keep things looking great, while we also have a selection of propagation and greenhouse items.

    solar lights

    You can also intermingle a few solar lights in your garden easily to create that really tranquil vibe, while we also stock garden furniture.

    Have you got your gardening plans for this summer sorted yet? If not, hopefully, this blog will help provide some inspiration and options for you to explore. Check out your local store using our Store Finder for all your gardening needs! Happy gardening!

    Oh, and we would love to see your photos of your flowers/garden, just tag us on Instagram, or share them with us on Facebook and Twitter!

  • Tasty Snacks To Get You Through Till Dinner Time

    Whether you live a busy life that sees you always on the go, or your looking to stock up on food options for your family, having a range of snacks at your disposal can help stave off hunger and keep you going all day long.

    But sometimes finding that ideal between-meal snack is easier said than done. So, as a way of helping you get the perfect option, we’ve put together a great range of snacks and crisps for you to look through and stock up on at your nearest Poundstretcher store.

     

    Breakfast Bars

    Though they might have breakfast in the title, this type of snack is handy all day long.

    Great for quick energy boosts and bursting in flavour, there’s a host of breakfast bars available at your nearest Poundstretcher store.

    We have delicious Alpen Light bars in flavours such as Summer Fruits, Banoffee, Fruit and Nut and Strawberry and Yogurt for you to pick from.

    And we have excellent Mr. Tom Peanut Bars for those that love nutty flavours.

     

    Crisps and Popcorn

    Crisps are a stalwart of the snack world and are many people’s go-to when looking to diminish their daytime hunger.

    Pringles are known for their moreish flavours, and we have a number of delicious 40g Pringles tubs for you to enjoy. With exciting versions including Hot & Spicy and Texas BBQ, as well as all the classics like Sour Cream and Onion, Salt and Vinegar, and Original.

    There’s also multipacks of Burton’s Fish & Chips Picked Onion, as well as variety packs of Jacobs Crinklys.

    And if crisps aren’t your go-to, why not try Gullon’s Mini Mix Crackers or perhaps some popcorn in our snack range? We’ve got bags of Butterkist toffee popcorn for you to enjoy whatever the occasion.

     

    Something Different

    If you’re looking to try something a little out of the norm, we can help with that too!

    Take a look at our Kellogg’s Pop Tarts for example, which come in Strawberry and Chocolate flavours.

    We also offer Aycan Dates, Kolak Prawn Crackers and even Taylor’s Pancake Mix to help you get the kind of snack you most desire.

    Our Other Ranges

    As well as our full snacks and crisps selection, we have a great variety of biscuits to pick from, including shortbread, fig rolls, and Cadbury chocolate fingers.

    And whatever you’re seeking for your kitchen, Poundstretcher can assist you. Though there's too much to list here, so why not browse through our full food and drink range?

    To start filling your cupboards, plan a trip to your nearest Poundstretcher store today. Don't know where that is? Just use our Find a Store tool and you'll have a host of information at your fingertips!

    For competitions and even more bargains, check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

  • Add Some Magic To Your Home With Unicorns!

    Unicorns have long been associated with magic and majestic mysteriousness. These beautiful, legendary creatures are an inspiring symbol for people up and down the country, and now it’s easy to bring some unicorn magic into your own home.

    It’s natural to want to add a touch of magic to your home from time to time. Now it’s easy to do so with our dedicated unicorn collection that's full of diverse and mesmerising products, perfect for anybody who is a unicorn fanatic.

    Cosy Blankets, Warm Lighting & More!

    We have unicorn blankets for children that come in beautiful shades and have delightful patterns on them. These are ultra-soft and are sure to be enjoyed. We also have kids hooded throws with a unicorn design, helping to wrap up little ones and help them stay cosy.

    If you’re looking to add a few unicorns around the house, take a look at our unicorn tea light holders. Coming in gold, white and rose gold shades, these are a beautiful addition to any indoor space.

    Unicorn tea light - rose

    There’s also a number of great unicorn toys available for you to buy, whether it's for a gift or just as something to snuggle up to in the middle of the night.

    You can pick up our super soft plush unicorn toys in a number of colours, as well as squishyyy unicorns that are perfect for children and adults alike (they look so cute on a work desk).

     

    It's A Unicorn P-A-R-T-Y!

    There’s also a host of unicorn-related items in wide spanning party shop. We have a host of party items with unicorn patterns, including paper straws, treat tubs, paper plates, and napkins.

    We also have unicorn items perfect for your home that can really add an extra dose of magic! Take a look at our stunning unicorn sparkle 18oz jar candle. It's perfect as a gift for the ultimate unicorn fan, or simply for you to enjoy at home with its glorious scent that will add a magical and inviting atmosphere.

    We also have a range of unicorn LED Lights, unicorn string lights, and even unicorn lamps available for you. These make great gifts and are sure to bring smiles to faces.

    Whatever unicorn-related item is your favourite in our range, be sure to start planning your next trip to your nearest Poundstretcher store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool today. We look forward to seeing you!

    Oh, and if you'd like to see more amazing products, bargains, and even some competitions, then check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

  • Your GoT Finale Survival Guide!

    It's almost time... Game of Thrones will be coming to a conclusion with its final episode airing in the UK next Monday! Regardless of what you think about this latest season, this is one of those events that is monumental!

    Whether you're watching it as a nice quiet night in or by having a finale party, we have for you the survival guide on what you need to prepare yourself with for this big finish!

     

    1. Tissues (a lot of them)

    The fact the show alone is finishing is enough reason to go through a pack of tissues, not to mention what the various characters will have in store for them.

    So, make sure to stock up on some Kleenex this weekend! You'll probably be needing a lot of them.

     

    2. Snacks & crisps

    A staple for when you're watching any TV show or movie, it's always great to have something tasty like crisps to munch on! Whether you're a fan of Pringles or popcorn, just tip some out into a few bowls and share them around the room!

     

    3. Sweets & chocolate

    Same with the snacks mentioned above, sweet treats are always a fantastic way to enjoy watching TV. Whether you're a chocolate or a sweet fan, we're sure to have everything you could want in our stores.

     

    4. A nice snuggly throw

    Maybe you'll be the type of fan who will wake up in the cold early hours of the morning to watch the finale? If so, be sure to snuggle up in one of our popcorn throws to keep nice and toasty.

    Even if you'll be watching it later in the evening, there's not a whole lot better than being wrapped up in luxurious cosiness.

     

    5. Fizzy drinks

    Coca-Cola, Fanta, 7UP, Monster (if you'll be pulling a late nighter) whatever floats your boat, we have a wide range of drinks to help keep you awake. Just add some ice to it and you have a refreshing drink right there to chill with.

    6. Warm drinks

    It's always lovely to have a hot drink, especially in the middle of the night. No matter how chilling and dark things might look on TV, you can be sure we have hot chocolate, coffee, tea, to help warm you up. Our range is so huge you'll be spoilt for choice!

    Don't forget your marshmallows to create a truly luxurious drink!

     

    7. Candles

    Whilst there are no unicorns in Game of Thrones, you can create a relaxing and magical ambiance with our unicorn sparkle candle. If that's not what you're after, we stock a wide range of other scented and plain candles for you to enjoy!

     

    If you fear it will be a long arduous march to your nearest Poundstretcher, then don't worry! Our amazing Store Finder is just what you need, with map directions, opening hours, contact details and more!

    How is everyone feeling with this being the final episode? Sad, excited, annoyed? Let us know your opinions (spoiler-free, please) on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

  • Keep Your Bedroom Clean With Our 6 Tips!

    It's that time once more! Another set of hot tips from our cleaning wizards here at Poundstretcher. This time we're telling you how to tackle your bedroom.

    So, whilst it's a good idea to get into a habit of cleaning your bedroom out at least once a week, it's also good to keep on top of things on a daily basis too.

     

    1. De-clutter, De-clutter, De-clutter

    Sound familiar? It ought to, it's something we make sure to mention every week! It's always best to get rid of all the old junk (receipts, tissues, etc.) from your bedroom space, be they on display or tucked away in your bedside drawers.

    Also, be sure to check under your bed and through your wardrobe for anything you no longer want or need. If it's in good shape, it might be a good time to gather them up and think about donating or selling them?

     

    2. Laundry Round-up

    This applies to both your clean and dirty clothes that may be scattered around your room. Add your dirty ones to your hamper (we know how quickly dirty clothes can pile up on the floor), and fold/hang up any of your clean ones so they're out the way.

     

    3. Dust Across All Your Surfaces

    Everything from the bed headboards, your side table, and the top of your wardrobe should all be dusted and polished with some help from Mr. Sheen!

    Don't get your light fixtures and curtains too! Dust up high and down low.

     

    4. Vacuum And Clean Your Floor

    Get into every possible nook and cranny, making sure to not forget underneath and behind your bed and wardrobe (if possible). Remember to focus on this after you've already dusted so you're not creating more work for yourself.

     

    5. Sort Out The Bed

    If your bed has just been changed recently, then simply make your bed and get it all nice and straightened out. Otherwise, strip everything off your bed and throw all the mattress protectors and sheets right into your laundry hamper. There's nothing better than a nice fresh bed!

     

    6. Keep Organised

    Whether it's shoes, belts, jewellery, bags, ties, what-have-you, then it's a good idea to give them a designated place. Plastic storage is a good way of doing this, or just giving them their own drawer or shelf.

    There you have it; short and sweet. It really is no different than cleaning other rooms in your room, you just have to remember to keep that bed fresh and clean!

    Why not come and check out your nearest Poundstretcher store and grab some bargains up? Don't know where your local one is? That's no problem, just head over to our Store Finder and you'll find out in no time.

    Also, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page for more bargains and competitions!

  • Buy Party Accessories for Less This Summer

    Whatever age you are, a party is a great excuse to get friends and family together and enjoy some quality time.

    With summertime on the horizon, there’s no better time of year to do so. Whether your upcoming party is an indoor or outdoor event, you can find everything you need for a day to remember at Poundstretcher.

    We have a great range of party supplies for you to buy and prepare for a truly great event in style. So whether you’re looking to get ready for a children’s birthday or an adult party, you can find what you need with us.

     

    Plates, cutlery, and more!

    For example, take a look through our collection of disposable tableware and cookware. Here you can find all you need for a great event, helping you to throw an excellent buffet for kids and grown-ups alike.

    With lots of different paper cups, paper plates, and paper straws to pick from, it’s easy to find everything you need.

    party plates

    There’s also a load of different napkins, treat tubs, and bunting to select from, so it’s easy to get that party aesthetic right.

    When it comes to party decorations and accessories, we can help meet your requirements here too.

    We have congratulations banners, string lights, giant customisable birthday badges, and even glow sticks too! It’s safe to say we have all your bases covered.

    And no birthday party is complete without the customary blowing out of the candles on the cake! We have packs of 50 birthday candles available and even musical birthday candles.

    musical birthday candle

    Unicorns & good grub? We got 'em both!

    Many of our party shop products are decorated with unicorns – a very popular style (raise your hands if you're Team Unicorn)! In fact, here at Poundstretcher, we have a full unicorn range for you to shop through, so take a look.

    There’s also an excellent food and drink selection available at every one of our stores. You can find all the drinks, sweets and chocolates you might need for your big party.

    Party chocolate

    And once your party is done and dusted, you can get the place looking spotless again using items from our cleaning supplies range.

    To take advantage of everything we have to offer, simply head to your nearest store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool and start planning your trip. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Oh, and if you're looking for more bargains and even competitions, then check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And don't forget to tag us in any of your party set-up pictures!

  • The Puuurrrfect Treats For Your Cat!

    Perfection - thy name is Purrfections! We all know cats are absolutely adorable and are our lovable companions. So, don't they deserve the perfection that is Purrfections?

    What are Purrfections? Well, they're delicious cat treats your favourite feline will go crazy to get their paws on! We offer them in both a fantastic 60g pack for 79p, but also in a massive 200g pack (in certain flavours) for £1.69.

    They're a purrfect treat from time to time as part of a healthy adult cat's diet! Take a quick look at all the flavours and variations we have on offer!

    Cheese 60g & 200g 

    Humans LOVE cheese-flavoured things, and your feline pal is no different! Treat them to these delicious cheesy treats with taurine (to help with healthy eyes and heart).

    There are no artificial flavours inside, and they contain vitamins & minerals to help boost the health of your moggy.

    We sell them in both 60g and 200g packs!

     

    Salmon 60g & 200g 

    Obviously, a fishy flavour like salmon HAS to be included! These are just the same as the cheese ones, in that they contain taurine, there are no artificial flavours inside, and they have fantastic vitamins & minerals within.

    Check out both our 60g and 200g bags!

     

    Chicken 60g & 200g 

    Does your cat feel like having chicken tonight? Well, we have you covered with these chicken flavoured packs in 60g and 200g!

    They contain everything the others have so far, so you can't go wrong!

     

     

    Turkey 60g

    It doesn't have to be Christmas to enjoy the delicious taste of turkey, and your cat can have it anytime with these anti-hairball treats. The amazing thing is that these do exactly that, they help reduce the build-up of furballs!

    Available only in 60g, these are delightful treats that contain all the minerals & vitamins as the above flavours, and contain no artificial flavours!

     

    Cat Sticks - Assorted Flavours

    We have chicken & liver and salmon & trout, both these amazing packs are £1 each!

    Low in fat and a natural source of omega 3, these pouches of 8 sticks are wonderful treats for your feline friend!

    For more fantastic pet products, check out your local store using our fab Store Finder. From there you can find addresses, store opening hours, and contact details!

    Also, be sure to check out our Pet Hut Facebook page for more fantastic offers!

  • 8 Top Tips for a Refreshingly Clean Kitchen!

    It's that time again! We have more fantastic quick cleaning tips for you this week; this time we're focusing on the kitchen, somewhere that ought to be spic and span!

    Whether you use Stardrops, Mr. Muscle, Cif, or just plain ol' vinegar and elbow grease, check out our top tips below and see if they can improve how you think about cleaning your kitchen.

    Or if you have some better solutions, let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

     

    1. Change Cloths on a Regular Basis

    First things first, the cloths used to wipe your surfaces every night (not to mention the spills you might accidentally make) should be changed at least once or twice a week.

     

    2. Keep Your Microwave Fresh

    You might neglect the inside of your microwave, but it certainly is something that needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Make sure to give the surfaces (up, down, left, and right) a good scrubbing and use some of our amazing Ozmo Antibacterial Fridge & Microwave Cleaning Spray for only £1.79!

     

    3. Clear Out Your Fridge

    This isn't something you might be doing every day, but it certainly is something that should be kept on top of. Just go through every weekend and make sure you take notice of anything that's nearly out of date, whilst tossing anything out that's no longer any good. (the same can be said of your freezer too).

    After that, take everything out, give the surfaces a good wipe with good old reliable Ozmo, and put everything back in after wiping dry.

     

    4. Mop the Floor

    It's a wet job, and sometimes it can mean your kitchen is off limits for a period of time (unless you want wet feet), but mopping the floor is a job that needs to be done often. Just take a solution of disinfectant in a bucket, get a mop, slap it down on the floor, and get to work!

     

    5. Take Pride in Your Clean Oven

    It's a big job, but Oven Pride is the best product to turn to when you need to get the grime and dirt from your oven when a deep clean is required.

    Just put on the included protective gloves, follow the instructions, and soon you'll have an awe-inspiring oven!

     

    6. Wipe Down the Surfaces

    Your work surfaces need to be done daily (after/before dinner would be a good time). Also, it's worth noting your cabinet doors and interiors should be done every so often too, as grease and dirt can latch onto them without you even knowing.

    Just use some antibacterial kitchen spray for only 90p, spritz it across your surfaces, wipe with a clean damp cloth and presto, the job is done!

     

    7. Descale Your Kettle

    Sometimes limescale wouldn't pose much of an issue, sometimes it will. It all depends on the quality of your water. However, if your kettle (or any products that need a good descaling) is in need of some help, you can be sure that Oust is the best way to go!

     

    8. Sink That Dirt

    Your sink basin has all sorts of food, oil, grime, and bits going through it as you go about washing up and preparing food. It's good to do your sink the same way you clean your surfaces, with a good kitchen spray!

    So, any helpful tips? Maybe you already knew all these or maybe you think you know some better ways to clean the kitchen? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    And if you want to check out some of our great cleaning range, you can find your nearest store using our Store Finder!

  • Stock Your Cupboards With Great Coffee Products

    There are plenty of coffee lovers out there who can barely make it through the morning without a strong cup of joe.

    What’s more, coffee is a great social enabler that allows us to catch up with friends, share stories or simply relax and unwind while enjoying great flavours.

    Whether you’re a true coffee aficionado, looking to host your own coffee-related event to raise money for charity or simply want to stock your cupboards with everything you need to make delicious coffee drinks, take a look at what we have available here at Poundstretcher.

     

    So Much Coffee, So Much Choice!

    Within our food and drink range, we stock a wide selection of coffee products from leading names. Whatever your coffee preference or your favourite brand is, we have a range of items that fit the bill.

    When it comes to traditional coffee, for £4.79 you can grab 300g of delicious Nescafé Original, or £3.99 for some Kenco Coffee House Roast. We also have great instant coffee options from Douwe Egberts.

     

    Coffee Pods & Sachets!

    If you’re a lover for more 'fancy' coffees, take a look at these pods from Nescafe that come as part of their Dolce Gusto range for only £3.29 for a pack of 8 pods! You can pick up Latte Macchiato and Latte Macchiato Caramel pods, as well as Mocha, Grande Intenso, and Chococino options.

    Maybe you are a champion of Cappuccinos? You can pick up both pods and sachets from Nescafe from £1.69, as well as 8 packs from Maxwell House and delicious coffee pods from Tassimo.

    There are a load of different coffee pod items in our range that are ideal for the office or if you have a coffee machine at home. There’s also a range of handy packs to help you enjoy your favourite drink wherever, whenever.

     

    The Perfect Hot Drink Companion

    And nothing goes with coffee quite like a nice packet of biscuits. We have a host of classic biscuits available, whether you love chocolate, vanilla, rich tea, or digestives!

    To get everything you need to enjoy great cups of coffee time and time again, simply head to your nearest Poundstretcher store. Where's that you ask? Well, find yours using our fantastic Store Finder tool!

    Also, why not visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for competitions and more great bargains!

  • Quick Tips On Cleaning Your Living Room

    You spend such a large amount of time in the living room, so naturally, you'll want to keep it nice and clean! Spring cleaning is coming to an end, though the work needed to put in for a fresh home never stops!

    A quick run-around a day (packing things away, a quick vacuum, and polishing the surfaces) is all it takes to keep on top of things. This way, it means you'll have more time for fun on the weekends!

    This week, we have some fantastic tips and amazing products to share with you all about keeping your living room nice and tidy! Break out the music, start that 20-minute timer, and let's get to work!

     

    1. Declutter On A Daily Basis!

    It's always best to start with clearing things away and putting them where they should go. Whether it's just pairing all the coasters together in a pile on the coffee table, putting books/DVDs in their rightful place on the bookshelf, or tidying away toys in plastic storage boxes.

     

    2. Plump Your Pillows Up!

    Fluff, beat, and straighten up your sofa cushions on a regular basis. This helps keep your sofa lasting longer, straightens it up nicely, and makes it more comfortable in the long run!

     

    3. Clean Up High and Down Low!

    It isn't just everything you can reach with ease that needs cleaning. With a duster, you'll be able to clear the dust from those hard-to-reach places up above (ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc.).

    Just remember to start with that early on; there's no point in dusting and polishing the coffee table, only to have dust from the beaded lamp above wiped off and scatter over it.

     

    4. Dust and Polish!

    This doesn't have to take too long. Just grab a microfibre cloth and wipe off all the dust across your surfaces; follow this up with some Mr Sheen spring fresh polish to keep your furniture healthy and smell utterly fresh.

     

    5. Vacuum Your Curtains!

    Gently clean your curtains using your vacuum to suck up any potential dust. Deep cleaning these will only come around every so often, but it's the quick weekly (or daily!) maintaining that takes no time at all!

     

    6. Disinfect Your Remotes!

    This goes for light switches and everything you touch on a daily basis! You may forget about these, but if you think about how often you touch and use remotes and controllers you'll realise you are just transporting dirt and grime around!

    All it takes is a little cleaning solution in warm diluted disinfectant solution. Make sure it's not dripping wet and just carefully and gently wipe around your light switches/controller buttons.

     

    7. Tackle the Carpet Last!

    The last part of your short burst of daily (or bi-daily) cleaning will be to vacuum your carpet. This way any dust or dirt that's come from your surfaces and have settled onto your carpet can be cleaned up for a nice clean finish!

     

    8. Don't Forget the Windows!

    Whilst not really part of a normal 20-30 minute clean, it's worth mentioning here that your windows are important too! There's nothing worse than streaky and/or dirty windows.

    There are two ways you can go about this: mix hot water and white vinegar together in a bucket or use some specific glass cleaner to speed things up a little.

    Rinse a clean cloth in the solution and wipe down your windows. From there just use newspaper to dry and you're done!

    So there we have it; some of our top tips (alongside the cleaning products found in your local store that make cleaning a breeze) for how to have a pleasantly clean living room. Keeping on top of things is the most important part.

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