Nothing feels better than having a fresh and clean home, especially when you know you’re not breaking the bank to keep up with your household cleaning supplies! Our helpful and informative blogs show off our wide range of bargain cleaning supplies! We also have tips and hacks to keep every room in your home spotless and squeaky clean.

  • Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Less

    Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Less

    Let us help you spoil mum, no matter what your budget is


    Mother’s Day 2023 is just around the corner! No matter your age, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mum how much she’s loved and appreciated, and you don’t have to break the bank to do so.

    Whether you’re celebrating your mum, step-mum, grandma, or another special mother figure in your life, we’re sure you’ll agree that they deserve the best of everything life can offer. With that in mind, we’ve popped together a list of our favourite budget-conscious Mother’s Day buys that make a lovely change from the classic flowers and chocolates.



    When is Mother’s Day 2023?

    In 2023, Mother’s Day is on Sunday March 19th in the UK.

    It is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent.


    Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

    Mother’s Day is the day that we celebrate mums across the UK for all the wonderful things they do. It is celebrated differently in every family, but the idea is to express the love and respect that you have for your mum. This could be through taking her out for a nice dinner, spoiling her with her favourite presents, or writing a touching note.



    The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Less


    1. Fabulous food hamper

    Don’t stop at a single box of chocs! Show your mum you’ve been paying attention to what she likes by putting together a hamper of all her favourite sweet treats and drinks. Add some colourful tissue paper and wrap up with cellophane and ribbons for a professional touch. These are some treats that would be perfect for a food hamper...

    A luxurious chocolate bomb that creates the perfect hot chocolate in a matter of seconds. Just add warm milk and enjoy.

    milk chocolate bombs

    Milk Chocolate Bomb

    Pick a delicious chocolate selection that can’t be beaten.Fox's milk chocolate biscuit selection

    Fox’s Chocolatey Selection


    A delicious, caramel and chocolate treat, a box of Toffifee makes a tasty gift.


    Package up your hamper perfectly with a handy set that comes with the hamper and everything you need to wrap it up.

    hamper kitFill Your Own Hamper - Oval

    Or if you're looking for something more feminine, how about this lovely floral design hamper? It comes complete with ribbon, colourful paper shred and wrapping.

    mini hamper

    Fill Your Own Mini Hamper - Floral

    This also comes in blue with a star pattern

    Blue hamper

    Fill Your Own Mini Hamper - Blue

    2. Spa day at home

    Nothing beats a bit of pampering, and your mum deserves time to put her feet up and relax. Pop together a selection of her favourite pampering products or give her some of your favourites that she hasn’t tried before.

    This bath crumble is ideal for bath time and smells amazing!

    Peach bath crumble

    Peach Bath Crumble

    Classic, relaxing bath salts with a delicious smelling twist - these Epsom Rose bath salts come in a delightful shade of pink and are sold in a classy clear bottle.

    Epsom Rose Bath Salts

    Epsom Bath Salt Rose

    All natural and eco-friendly, this back strap makes exfoliating those hard-to-reach areas so much easier.

    Bamboo back strap

    Bamboo & Loofah Back Strap




    3. Skincare essentials

    Help your mum to feel her best by hand-picking some new skincare products to keep her looking radiant and blemish-free. This is an excellent gift for any mum – whether she wears makeup or prefers a natural look.


    Treat her pores with a gentle, massaging silicone facial scrub brush.

    Silicone facial scrubber

    Silicone Facial Cleansing Scrub

    We often spend so long focusing on facial skincare that we forget about the feet! This foot pack smells amazing and is soothing to cracket heels.

    Coconut foot pack

    Coconut Foot Pack


    A good, cleansing facial scrub can make all the difference when it comes to skin care. This clarifying facial scrub is packed with rejuvenating ingredients.

    Facial scrub

    Clarifying Facial Scrub



    4. Pick something cosy

    You can never have too much bedding, or too many fluffy blankets. Give your mum the gift of something cosy and snuggly that they can enjoy for years to come. We have a huge selection of cosy bedding available so that you can pick something which suits their style.

    See all of our bedding. Here are some of our top picks:

    This weighted blanked is luxuriously soft and thick, perfect for snuggling under on cold nights.

    Weighted blanket

    Luxury Weighted Blanket


    A gorgeous, faux mink fur throw in a stunning neutral taupe colour.

    Mink taupe throw

    Luxury Faux Mink Throw - Taupe


    You can never have too many fluffy socks, and a new pair (or two!) makes a warm, cosy gift that your mum will adore.

    2 pack grey socks

    Ladies Cosy Socks - 2 Pack

    Or opt for something more luxurious; a new pair of delightfully soft, memory-foam slippers to wear around the house should do the job! These are available in a few different colours and sizes.

    pink memory foam slippers

    Ladies Pink Luxury Memory Foam Slippers

    5. Luxurious smellies

    You can't go wrong with something nice-smelling, whether it's a perfume or an oil burner. Fill the air with a delightful aroma that will bring a smile to her face.

    Ideal for the bathroom, bedroom, or lounge area (but don't leave unattended!) - oil burners slowly release the smell of whichever oil or wax melt is placed in them. This white oil burner will fit in with any home décor. Some scents that we recommend include Apple & Pear, Cookie & Spice, and Rose & Geranium (these come in beautiful packaging too, perfect for gifting).

    plain-oil-burnerOil Burner

    Reed diffusers are another convenient, lovely looking addition to your room. As well as the scent below, you can find Lavender and Fresh Cotton scents in store.

    Reed Diffuser

    Sweet Pea Reed Diffuser

    A posh, gold-lidded candle makes a great stand alone gift or an excellent addition to any Mother's Day gift hamper.

    Luxury Black Candle

    Luxury Scented Candle - Black

    If she’s been looking for the perfect perfume, she’ll love this set of six alluring scents.

    Perfume selection


    Eau de Parfum for Women Spray


    Luxury gifts at pocket-money prices

    If you're taking your child (or grandchild) to get their Mother's Day gift, we have some lovely presents at pocket-money prices so that they can buy it themselves and hand it over with a sense of pride. For £3 or less, you can find a selection of the following in-store...

    • Candles and wax melts
    • Fluffy socks
    • Bath products
    • Mugs
    • Sweet treats
    • And much more!

    Do Mother’s Day the Poundstretcher way

    Have we inspired you? You can head down to any Poundstretcher store to access the product selection above, alongside the 1000s of other products that we stock. Unsure where your closest shop is? You can find your local Poundstretcher by using our Find a Store page. We hope you and your mum have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Clean Home

    Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Clean Home

    Spring cleaning is exactly what it sounds like; thoroughly cleaning your living space in the spring season. Often, people will use spring cleaning as a chance to get to all the household tasks they’ve been putting off, like washing their curtains or deep cleaning the oven.

    The reason why we spring clean is somewhat a mystery, but it’s theorised that it was originally a way to get rid of the mess of winter in times where we would heat our homes with fires that created a lot of soot and dirt.


    When should spring cleaning start?

    There are no rules on when you should start spring cleaning, and with a busy schedule, you should simply try to fit it in whenever you get a chance. Generally, people will try and get their spring clean done sometime after the 1st of March, but others use the term loosely throughout the year to describe any day that they spend deep cleaning.


    Our spring cleaning tips

    At Poundstretcher, we think there is nothing more cleansing than a good spring clean to dust away the cobwebs of the long winter months. It allows you to start your spring and summer on a clean, uncluttered slate. We know that cleaning your whole home is an overwhelming thought, so we have put together a spring-cleaning list which should help you figure out where to start and what to focus on.

    We make sure to stock a massive range of cleaning products all year round that are proven customer favourites. Check out all of our cost-effective Cleaning Supplies.



    1.    Get the worst jobs done first

    We’re sure that like us, you have jobs that you put off for as long as you possibly can – but getting them out of the way before you start anything else will start you off on the best foot. If you have a boring, physically draining task like oven cleaning looming over you all day, you’re setting yourself up for a miserable day. Get it done (or delegate it to someone else!) first thing so you can focus on the smaller tasks without added stress.


    2. Clean carpets and floors

    Carpet cleaning is something we rarely have time to get round to, but using your spring cleaning day as a reminder to get this task done will make sure that you keep your carpets fresh and looking like new. If you have carpet all throughout your home, you might consider hiring a carpet cleaning machine for a day or two so you don’t have to scrub the floors by hand.

    When you’re done, why not spritz your carpets with some Fab Fresh?

    Fab Carpet Freshener

    Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener Magnolia & Cherry Blossom

    3.    Windows – inside and out

    Window cleaning is a task that many of us neglect, especially when it’s cold and miserable outside. But regardless, it’s still a task that needs to be done! Remember to remove any dust and fine dirt from your windowpanes with a soft cloth before putting using any cleaning products or water.

    Mr Muscle Glass Cleaner

    Mr Muscle Window and Glass Care 750ml

    Long Handle Window Cleaner

    Long-Handled Window Cleaner


    4.    Deep clean your appliances

    Let your spring cleaning day be the day that you finally deep clean your appliances. Your washing machine, oven, fridge freezer, dish washer, and even your microwave need to be cleaned thoroughly to keep them running to the best of their abilities. Maintaining your appliances can stop them from breaking down, saving you money in the long run.

    Take a look at our kitchen cleaning products to stock up on what you need to get your kitchen appliances sparkling again. Here are some of our favourites.

    Fab Oven Cleaner

    Fab Fresh Oven Cleaner – Lemon Breeze

    Cif Oven Cleaner

    Cif Cream Original 500ml

    5.    Replace anything that needs replacing

    There are lots of items in your house that need replacing once a year (or more) which you probably forget about. Use this opportunity to replace:

    Basic Toiler Brush

    Basic Open Toilet Brush

    Mop Head Refill

    Mop Heads


    • Extractor fan filters (though this should be done more frequently!)

    And anything else you can think of that has to be refreshed and replaced. When things need replacing more frequently, you might find it handy to mark it in your phone calendar.


    6. Finally, de-clutter and re-organise

    Once the cleaning is done, it’s time to de-clutter and re-organise! Don’t let the thought of de-cluttering overwhelm you and try to do one room at a time. We’d suggest replacing old and broken organisers with new ones, and trying to start with the areas of your house that get the messiest.

    Here are some products that could help you to get organised after your annual spring clean.

    Pastel Patterned Woven Baskets

    Small Pastel Pattern Baskets

    28L storage boxes

    28L Storage Boxes

    Read more: The Best Toy Storage Ideas & Hacks

    Get yourself spring clean ready!

    Are you ready to get spring cleaning? At Poundstretcher, we make sure to stock a massive range of cleaning products all year round that are proven customer favourites. Visit us by using our store locator to find your closest location.

  • Refresh your Cleaning Supplies: The Best Laundry & Cleaning Products

    Get squeaky clean with Poundstretcher cleaning supplies

    With spring just around the corner, the weather's getting brighter, and the air is becoming fresher, meaning it's time to get your home feeling the same! You can wash those winter blues away by freshening up your cleaning supplies with some new laundry and cleaning products.

    Keep your home smelling and looking clean this spring with our wide range of branded cleaning supplies, guaranteed to rinse your dishes – and not your wallet! Check out our list below and give your home the TLC it deserves.

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    Shake ‘N’ Vac

    Say goodbye to lingering pet, tobacco, and cooking odours that get cling deeply to carpets and rugs! Shake 'N' Vac powder carpet freshens up your home with a variety of clean, fresh smelling fragrances, including Fresh lemon, Lily of the Valley, and Magnolia & Vanilla. Simply sprinkle over the carpet and vacuum thoroughly for an instantly clean, inviting aroma for your guests and family members to enjoy.

    Dr Dazzle

    Multi purpose cleaner for all types of cleaning

    Just what the doctor ordered! Our range of Dr Dazzle cleaning products provide a cleansing cure for every nook and cranny of your home. All the essential cleaning supplies you need are found in our dazzling hygiene range, from household Multi-Purpose Cleaner that leave your surfaces looking spotless and germ-free to heavy-duty Limescale Remover that banishes limescale from your showerhead and toilet.

    See more of our Dr Dazzle Range.

    Domestos Bleach

    Domestos bleach spray for everyday cleaning

    A small but mighty thick bleach cleaner, Domestos is designed to kill 99.9% of bacteria and eliminate germs and viruses from your home. With Domestos White & Sparkle and Mountain Fresh, you can remove hard-to-remove stains and hard-to-clean limescale, leaving your toilet smelling fresh and looking clean. For surfaces, use the Domestos Multi-Purpose Spray, a powerful disinfectant spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria, and is ideal for use in both kitchen and bathroom.

    Fab Fresh Range

    Fab fresh clementine scented spray for kitchen cleaning

    Our range of Fab Fresh cleaning products not only smell amazing but also leave your home feeling and looking like a sparkling, tropical paradise. The disinfectant collection comes in a wide range of fragrances, such as our Fab Fresh Clementine Kitchen Cleaner, a citrus formula designed for safe and effective cleaning, leaving a streak-free sparkling shine.

    Available in a variety of fragrances. Our fabulous range also includes oven, bathroom, and kitchen cleaners, as well as carpet fresheners!


    A firm favourite amongst families, Persil Washing Powder has been a household staple for over 100 years. Nothing beats the smell of a freshly laundered shirt, and with stain-removing qualities and a best-smelling formula, you get 21 laundry washes in one box. Choose from a range of Persil laundry detergents, including Persil Non Bio, kind on sensitive skin, and Persil Colour Protect, tough on stains and gentle on colour.

    Metallic Range

    Leave your dishes looking squeaky clean with the metallic brush range. If you’re finding it difficult to scrub away those stubborn stains and encrusted bits of food on your dishes, the handheld Dish Brush is ideal for scrubbing pots, pans, and dishes, whilst the Scrubbing Brush and Hand Brush can be used for multiple uses on various surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and even on your car!

    Elbow Grease

    Elbow Grease cleaner for dishwasher cleaning

    Sick and tired of scrubbing grease and food stains off the hob and kitchen sides? Elbow Grease Power Paste can be used on a wide range of surfaces including sinks, cooker hobs, baking trays, barbecue grills, tiles, and glass, leaving behind spot surfaces and zesty lemon fragrance in its place. Also available in the range includes dishwasher and oven cleaner, as well as drain unblocker for bathroom and kitchen.

    Spray Mop

    A quick and more hygienic alternative to the traditional mop and bucket duo, the Spray Mop offers a slimline floor cleaning solution. Simply spray floor cleaner or water on your dirty floor surface, then mop with ease! Look forward to streak-free, shiny floors.


    Even toilets deserve that squeaky clean, fresh feeling every day. With a powerful whitening bleach formula, Duck Toilet Bleach cleaner leaves toilet bowls looking cleaner, whiter, and the bubbly foam kills 99.9% of bacteria. Featuring a wide range of fresh-smelling fragrances, including Lavender, Marine, and Citrus, you can ensure your toilet is thoroughly and hygienically cleaned without as much hard scrubbing.


    Love isn’t the only thing in the air this February. With Airwick Automatic Spray Refills, you can have your home smelling like a botanical garden in one simple spritz. Choose from a range of long-lasting fragrances, including Life Scent, Mystical Garden, Summer Delights, Mom’s Baking, Spring Delight, White Flowers, and Orange Flower.

    If you’re feeling swept up in the spirit of cleaning and are ready to dust off your cleaning skills, check out our handy Store Finder to help you find all the cleaning products listed here today.

  • Our New Fab Fresh Range is Here!

    Fab Fresh Full CollectionIt's finally here! The entire Fab Fresh range is here at last! We have so many fantastic cleaning supplies here at Poundstretcher ready for you, whether it's kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, furniture polish or carpet freshener; we have it all!

    Here we will give you a quick rundown of what cleaning essentials and lovely fragrances you can expect to find in our fab range!


    Bathroom Cleaner


    Coming in the lovely fragrances of lemon, grapefruit and pink lily, this bathroom cleaner has a unique power that thoroughly cleans soap scum, hard water stains and dirt, leaving a brilliant shine and a fresh scent. There's no need for scrubbing, just spray it across your surfaces and let it work before simply wiping it away.


    Furniture Polish

    We even have a great range of Fab Fresh Furniture Polish in sweet orange, lemon and vanilla fragrances! They protect your wooden surfaces against ordinary wear, water spills and stains, as well as providing a lovely shine! It gently cleans away dirt, dust, fingerprints and smudges and protects the natural look of the wood while enhancing its beauty with a glowing long-lasting shine.


    Glass Cleaner

    Our Fab Fresh Glass Cleaner is perfect for quick and easy cleaning of your windows, glass and mirrors. The specially formulated foam cleans effectively and safely, leaving a streak-free sparkling shine in vanilla, orange and lemon!


    Kitchen Cleaner

    And who could forget the kitchen? It's so important that this room, like the bathroom, stays as hygienic as possible! Our Fab Fresh Kitchen Cleaner removes tough dirt, dust, oil stains and other grime without leaving any residue, also available in orange, vanilla and lemon fragrances.


    Oven Cleaner

    Fab Fresh foam oven cleaner has a unique cleaning power that leaves your oven with a fresh fragrance and a brilliant shine. Ideal for cleaning ovens, broilers, BBQ grills and stainless steel surfaces. It is formulated to tackle one of the toughest jobs in the kitchen and allow you to simply wipe away stuck-on grease and food residue with a damp sponge or cloth, no scraping required.



    Keep your Carpets FreshFab Fresh Carpet range

    These 300ml Carpet Fresheners are great at eliminating odours and are made from quick-drying foam that requires no vacuuming! Just spray and let the foam do all the work! They're perfect for freshening up carpets and rugs, filling any room with the below ten fresh and clean smelling fragrances:

    1. Jasmine & linen
    2. Cool citrus & lily
    3. Watermelon
    4. Coconut
    5. Japanese blossom
    6. Cotton
    7. Vanilla
    8. Magnolia & cherry blossom
    9. Spring blossom & mandarin
    10. Amber & Passionfruit


    Find Your Nearest Store!

    And there we have it, folks. That's almost the entire Fab Fresh range in a nutshell. To see the full range for yourself and be dazzled by how absolutely fantastic they are, why not just simply head on down to your local Poundstretcher for a gander?

    Don't know where your local is? Then why not head on over to our Store Finder and see! There are directions, contact details and more!

    Also, we now have TikTok! Check us out as well as our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages! You won't be sorry!

    Stay Fab Fresh everyone!

  • 6 Tips When Buying Sanitation Products for Your Workplace

    A clean workplace is essential for boosting staff morale and the overall reputation of your business. However, knowing which cleaning supplies you need can be confusing, especially when there is a wide range of cleaning and janitorial supplies on the market. In this article, we’ll share our top tips for purchasing workplace cleaning products, as well as revealing how to choose the best types of cleaning products for your workplace.


    1. Create a list of your requirements

    First, assess each area that needs to be cleaned regularly. This is likely to include windows, flooring, door handles, computer equipment, hard surfaces, carpets and upholstery. Each type of surface has varying care needs. For example, you can’t use a window cleaning product to clean carpets. Once you’re aware of each surface that requires regular cleaning, you can make a list of products to purchase. If you’re undertaking a thorough spring clean, then you will need to make sure you have enough cleaning supplies to hand.


    2. Assess your general janitorial needs

    Your workplace needs a general range of janitorial supplies constantly, including toilet roll, bin liners and bags, mops, cleaning cloths, paper towels and soap. Make a list of these and note down how many you require per month.


    3. Opt to help the environment

    Eco-friendly cleaning supplies are better for the environment, and your employees. Many cleaning chemicals are harmful, even when used in small amounts. Greener products, on the other hand, are often free from dangerous chemicals, using recyclable packing to benefit the planet.


    4. Invest in cleaning equipment

    If you want a professional clean finish, it may be time to invest in cleaning machines. Equipment, such as steam cleaners, are ideal for effective cleaning of carpet and upholstery. They’ll remove dirt, stains and bacteria efficiently, providing a deeper clean than simply using a cleaning product and cloth. Some cleaning equipment can be expensive to purchase so ask for a demo before you buy.


    5. Hire the professionals

    Commercial cleaning companies are cost-effective as they save you time and money in the long run. You can concentrate on what you do best – running your business, while the professionals can take care of those difficult cleaning tasks. Professional cleaners understand what type of cleaning chemicals work best on different surfaces and they often have their own equipment, so you don’t need to splash out too much.


    6. Purchase in bulk

    If you’re looking for ways to save money on your cleaning supplies, consider buying in bulk. Not only does this reduce costs, but it also means your workplace has enough cleaning products to last a few months.


    Maintain your cleaning supplies to keep your workplace pristine

    Use our handy tips when purchasing workplace cleaning products. Keeping a regular check on your office cleaning supplies ensures you maintain a spotless workplace, something which is important for the good health and safety of your employees and clients. Remember, if you want to maximise workplace efficiency, hiring a commercial cleaning company will take the stress out of understanding the best cleaning products for your workplace.

    About the author:

    Perfect Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Edinburgh. With highly experienced professionals, they have the capacity to offer affordable and high-quality commercial and industrial cleaning services. They are passionate and committed to keeping everyone safe with their exemplary health and safety practices.

  • Our Top 5 DIY Cleaning Hacks

     A father and son doing the spring cleaning in their homeCarrying out your spring cleaning can be something many people do not exactly look forward to. But this time of year is prime for turning your home into a clean, happy and healthy space.

    We understand however that you want to get the job done, and done effectively. You don’t want to put lots of effort in and ultimately feel like the place doesn’t really look much better.

    At Poundstretcher, we know of a few cleaning hacks that can help you get things spotless and leave you feeling great after your spring cleaning. Take a look at our five DIY cleaning tricks.


    White vinegar on stainless steel

    Stainless steel pots in a kitchen settingStainless steel surfaces are commonplace across the modern home, particularly in kitchens. Though an important part of any contemporary abode, these surfaces can be tough to get looking their very best.

    We have found that by filling a spray bottle with one-part white vinegar, one part water, you can cover stainless steel with the mix and easily wash off grime and dirt. This helps get stainless steel surfaces pristine in no time.


    Showerhead cleaning with bicarbonate soda & vinegar

    A shower head in a bathroom settingSomething we’ve found when putting together this blog is that vinegar is a really helpful thing when it comes to cleaning hacks around the home.

    A mix of bicarbonate soda and vinegar can help clean your shower head. This is easily forgotten about, but in truth there can be build ups here. As this is something you want to get your body clean with, you don’t want it to be mucky!

    We’ve found leaving your shower head in a mix of 250ml of vinegar and 3 table spoons of bicarbonate soda overnight can work wonders.


    Remove water stains

    Busy homes with lots of people naturally lead to the occasional spillage and stain. Water stains can seem harmless at first, but they can be a nightmare to remove if forgotten about.

    Once again, vinegar can come to the rescue here. A spray with half a cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water can be used to lightly mist the stain, before blotting with a microfibre cloth can help remove the unwanted stain. For added speed, you can dry it out with a hairdryer.


    Lemons to sanitise your rubbish disposal

    A collection of yellow lemons

    Anybody with a rubbish disposal unit in their kitchen or home will know that these can quickly develop a rather pungent and unpleasant aroma.

    To help overcome this and stop it making your kitchen really grim, you can stick some slices of lemon into the unit. This will take the edge off the stench and change it to something fresh instead.


    Sanitise your chopping boards

    Food preparation areas are an important part of any kitchen, but they need to be looked after.

    Chopping boards pick up lots of bits and juices, and potentially become unsanitary. But thankfully you can sanitise them with warm water and lemon halves. This also helps get rid of any unwanted smells your chopping boards may have.


    Find what you need at Poundstretcher

    We hope you find these little hacks useful as you take on this year’s spring cleaning!

    At Poundstretcher, you can find a host of excellent cleaning supplies that will help speed up your cleaning jobs and help you do things with a smile on your face.

    To stock up on cleaning supplies yourself, simply plan a visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store. Find yours today and take advantage of the excellent products we have available at Poundstretcher.

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • How to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

    Person cleaning surface near a sink

    The sky is a little lighter for longer in the evenings, which means the spring season is upon us. As well as the longer days and gradual rises in the temperature, spring brings with it an opportunity to crack on with some household cleaning.

    Whether that’s dusting off the cobwebs on your appliances, getting rid of anything growing under the kitchen sink, giving the bathroom a fresh look or cleaning up the garden, spring is the season to tick all these boxes.

    You may look at the title of this blog and think ‘how can cleaning and fun be used in the same sentence without a ‘not’ somewhere in between?’ The reason is, believe it or not, because cleaning can be fun!

    We know this is something many tend to put off. But we have put together a few ideas on how to help make this dreaded chore a fun experience.


    Turn it into a workout

    What better way to get some exercise at home than getting it while cleaning up? Cleaning gives you a fantastic opportunity to add more physical activity to your daily routine.

    Consider doing 10 lunges for every room you vacuum, or why not do some squats when picking up and putting down your cleaning equipment? You can even practice your stretches when reaching high whilst cleaning the windows.

    The combinations are endless and only limited by your creativity. Turning spring cleaning into a workout will give you an extra sense of accomplishment when you are all done, and some added motivation to clean more regularly. A lot of us are currently limited to exercising at home anyway so this is a win-win in our book!


    Finding old treasures

    Remember that keyring from your last trip abroad you swear you left on the bedside table? Or that childhood toy that’s been missing for years? Spring cleaning is a great chance to find some old treasures that you have given up on looking for. It gives you a chance to move things around and ensure each corner of the home is spotless. If you are lucky, you may also find a fair bit of change that might have slipped of pockets and gone under the sofa.

    It’s also a great opportunity to give away or sell old items you no longer need. Doing so can help bring in a welcome amount of cash for items you have not needed for years, and help clean up the place at the same time. Or if you have found you or the children have a lot of old clothes or toys that are no longer needed, consider donating them to charity.


    Competition time with the whole family

    A father and son doing the spring cleaning in their home

    Getting the whole family involved will make cleaning much quicker and is a productive way to bond with everyone. We know the idea of cleaning is not the most enticing, particularly for some children, so why not turn it into a competition.

    There is no shortage of amazing and affordable toys and games available from Poundstretcher to select as your rewards. Maybe write down some chores and set out a date by which they should be completed and then enjoy a family reward. Having that light at the end of the tunnel will make spring cleaning a more enjoyable experience for all.

    You can even challenge yourself. See how much you can get done in an hour and then try to beat that record!


    Having the right supplies

    Array of cleaning products sold by Poundstretcher

    The most important element of your spring cleaning is having the right cleaning supplies. This will make cleaning much easier and effective. Luckily for you, at your local Poundstretcher, you will find a vast collection of affordable cleaning supplies from leading and trusted brands.

    Our offering includes just the right equipment and supplies you need to tackle all areas of the home. Whether that’s cleaning the bathroom, or wiping down the kitchen surfaces, or giving the living room carpet a once over, you can top up your cleaning cabinet and meet all your cleaning supply needs at Poundstretcher.


    Plan your next Poundstretcher trip today

    To take advantage of all the great cleaning products we have available at Poundstretcher, simply start planning a trip to your nearest store today.

    Be sure to browse our cleaning range online so you know just what you are after when you arrive at our store. We also strongly recommend you check out our latest blog on our Top 10 Cleaning Products for some inspiration, which also features a handy cleaning checklist.

    You can find your local store using our find a store tool today.

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • Clean up with our Squeaky Clean Leaflet!

    We have so many wonderful cleaning products in our stores that are perfect for your spring cleaning this year!

    There's Dr Dazzle, Fab Fresh, Aggie's Cleaning range, Zoflora, Flash, Cif and so many more lovely and amazing brands on offer!

    Our Squeaky Clean Leaflet

    Check out our leaflet below to see just a sample of our dazzling products in one squeaky clean PDF.

    Click here to see our amazing Squeaky Clean leaflet

    So, get stocked up on all the cleaning supplies you'll need to have your home sparkling!  Don't know where your local Poundstretcher is? Then check out our Store Finder for addresses, contact details and more!

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • Our Top 10 Cleaning Products & Free Checklist Download

    It's February, and you know what that means, right? Spring cleaning! We all want to have our houses squeaky clean and looking fabulous, and with our help, you can have just that!

    Have your home looking squeaky clean and smelling fresh with our brilliant range of great branded cleaning supplies! Below we have a small selection of 10 great cleaning supplies from our massive range!

    Also, stay organised with the help of our free squeaky clean checklist, downloadable at the bottom of our blog! Be sure to check it out!

    Easy Fragrances Disinfectant

    Our lovely Easy Fragrances concentrated disinfectant in a 500ml bottle allows for a spotlessly hygienic finish! It can disinfect most household surfaces fast and provides a long-lasting freshness! Did we mention it kills 99.9% of bacteria and kills viruses too?! Comes in Sicilian lemon, summer berry and Egyptian cotton.


    Lobby Dustpan & Brush

    Next, we have a handy cleaning tool to make your life a lot easier. Our Lobby Dustpan & Brush is the perfect combo in keeping your home clean and your floors spotless! They attach together for easy storage and come in a lovely colour that will add a splash of vibrancy to your home!


    Fab Fresh Carpet Freshener

    Our Fab Fresh Carpet Fresheners comes in many magnificent fragrances, Japanese blossommagnolia & cherry blossomwatermelon, passionfruit, to name a few. Each scent is perfect to freshen up your carpets around your home and the quick-drying foam means there is no need for the additional hassle of vacuuming, just spray and smell the magic happen. Whether it's your carpet or upholstery, you can be assured your room will be left smelling fresh and clean!


    Dr Dazzle Limescale Spray

    A new line, our range of Dr Dazzle sees several new products. One being our Limescale Remover, which is the perfect solution for removing limescale and soap scum from your bathroom with ease. It rapidly targets limescale and eliminates it.


    Dr Dazzle Mould Spray Cleaner

    Another Dr Dazzle cleaner, this one will also make your home become sparkly clean! It's a Mould Remover that helps gets rid of and prevents mould growth, not to mention it leaves a wonderful streak-free finish!


    Dr Dazzle BBQ & Oven Cleaner

    Our final Dr Dazzle product we wish to show would be our Oven & BBQ Cleaner, which removes dirt and grime with ease with a streak-free finish! All our Dr Dazzle products are just what you need this spring clean!


    Mr Sheen Multi-Surface Polish

    We all know how important it is to polish your surfaces, so, with Mr Sheen's dust trap technology (that's suitable for wood, glass, metal, and plastic) Mr Sheen Multi-surface Polish eliminates dust from your home while leaving a lasting Spring Fresh fragrance.


    Aggie's Lemon Fresh Antibacterial Cleaner

    Produced in the UK and with a 100% recyclable bottle, why not get your home clean with our exclusive Aggie's Lemon Fresh Antibacterial Cleaner? All it takes is a quick spray across your surfaces to cut through grease and grime whilst killing 99.9% of bacteria! With the lovely lemon scent too, you'll see, feel and smell the sparkle you'll bring back to your home!


    Zoflora Disinfectant Fresh Home

    Have pets? We have you covered too with our Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant which kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. They contain a powerful odour elimination ingredient with a wonderful long-lasting fragrance. Your home will be left spotlessly clean and smelling fresh, just dilute 1 in 40 with water and away you go (makes 20L overall).


    Dri-Pak Bicarb Cream

    This fantastic non-toxic multi-surface Bicarb Cream draws on the powerful but gentle abrasive properties of Bicarbonate of Soda to clean surfaces around your home! Its versatility means it can be used to clean sinks, baths, and cooker hobs, and is suitable for use on aluminium, chrome, plastic, porcelain, stainless steel, tin, jewellery and silver!


    Free Cleaning Checklist Download

    So, why not pair our fantastic above products with our amazingly helpful Squeaky Clean checklists we have made especially for you!

    Just click on the links below to get to the PDFs for these free downloadable checklists; whether you wish to print them out or just save and use them straight from your phone as you clean!

    To-Do List

    To-Do List Suggestions

    Monthly To-Do List

    So, with your lists at the ready, get on down to your local Poundstretcher for all your cleaning essential needs!

    Don't know where our stores are? We have our handy Store Finder to help you with everything from directions to contact details. Happy cleaning!

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

  • New Fabulosa Disinfectant Spray now Available

    We are delighted to announce that if you love the usual disinfectant from Fabulosa, then you'll LOVE these all-in-one disinfectant sprays that are now in stores across the nation!

    We have two fabulous 400ml spray fragrances for you: lemon sherbet and wild rhubarb!

    These sweet-smelling scent-sations kill cold & flu viruses, and also destroys 99.9% of bacteria on hard & soft surfaces.

    Whether it's for use on your sofa, your toilet, bin, countertops, you can be sure this disinfectant will do its job at keeping your home clean, sanitised, and fresh!

    You can check out these latest cleaning supplies in your local store; unsure where your nearest store is? Visit our Store Finder for locations, directions, and opening hours!

    Also, be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for competitions and news of more fantastic products!

    *All prices and photography are correct at the time of publication but can be subject to variation/change. Most items are available
    in most stores, please check availability before travelling.

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