Spring Cleaning

  • Top 5 Cleaning Products You Couldn't Do Without

    There's so much to do around this time of year it seems, and sometimes there's so little time to fit it all in. However, once you get a moment or two, why not think about giving your entire house a good spring clean?

    Or, better yet for those with limited time on their hands, why not settle for mini bursts of scrubbing and doing the odd job here and there? At Poundstretcher, we have a whole wide range of cleaning products for your spring cleaning needs.

    Here are 5 of our top picks from our cleaning range that will do wonders for your home! We'll also let you in on some of the best ways to utilise them!

    Before we get going, make sure you're all kitted out with some cleaning must-haves: yellow rubber gloves from 69p, a refill for your mop for £1.16, and why not give yourself a treat mid-way through with some McVities rich tea biscuits for 79p!

     

     

    Zoflora Up Your Home

    Out of the 5 products mentioned here, Zoflora is without a doubt one you should stock up on 100%! They're just THAT versatile, not to mention they smell absolutely brilliant with Lavender, Springtime, and Hyacinth scents on offer.

    At ONLY 90p each, these 120ml bottles will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from your home, not to mention they contain a powerful odour elimination ingredient.

    Whether you dilute them to wipe down surfaces, add some to a brush and scrub the inside your bin, or even wipe down your window blinds, you'll be amazed.

    Also, why not leave some Zoflora in your sink to work on your plughole; give it a while and you'll find your entire room smelling fresh and clean!

     

    Pretty In Pink

    Spring cleaning doesn't just mean pushing the hoover around, wiping down the surfaces with Dettol, and giving the grill a good scrub. No, you need to go above a beyond for this sparkling time of year! Get into every nook and cranny you can find to make sure everything is spick and span.

    One way you can do this is with the ever-so-famous The Pink Stuff! Available for only 69p each, just apply this hardworking paste to your tiles, glass, paintwork, cookers, and even pots & pans! It's a cleaner that will rid your surfaces of all those nasty stains with ease!

    Simply rub onto the surface using a soft cloth and rinse away with water for easy stain removal anywhere.

     

    Freshen Up Your Carpets

    Carpets are something we might hoover a lot, but when was the last time you actually gave it a bit of freshening up? It doesn't matter where your carpets are, you can use our 1001 Carpet Fresh anywhere!

    We have a range of scents to choose from at only £1.79, but our ideal pick would be our limited edition, Spring Blossom & Mandarin.

    Just spray on the desired area and leave to allow the quick-drying foam to penetrate deep down into your carpet fibres (it only takes a few minutes).

    It's safe to use on the most delicate of carpets, including wool. Your carpet and home will be left smelling fresh and clean like a beautiful spring day, and with a quick drying fine foam, it means there's no need to vacuum!

     

    Pining For Those Clean Surfaces?

    This fantastic Stardrops 4-in-1 Pine Disinfectant is just what you need to destroy those pesky germs and viruses, such as the Flu virus, from your home. It works similar to Zoflora, except this has the advantage of being in a spray bottle, making it a breeze to spritz onto any surface (across tiled walls, in the deep recesses of the cupboards, anywhere that you might not sort out on a regular basis).

    This little beauty destroys 99.9% of bacteria, leaving your home nice and clean and provides you with a fresh smelling pine scent. What could be better?

     

    Show That Grime Some Muscle!

    Get stuck in and put in some muscle; Mr. Muscle that is! Don't you hate it when you're trying to wash up or have a shower, only to find that nothing is really going down that easy? If regularly kept on top of, there's a way you can stop it getting to that state!

    For only £1.99, our Mr. Muscle drain gel can have you sorted in just minutes with its 5-minute action formula! All it takes it one mighty shot down your toilet or sink and total blockages will be squared away!

    So, what do you think of our top 5? Maybe you think there are some other amazing cleaning products out there even better than these? Or perhaps you want to share some even better tips and cleaning tricks with us? Head on over to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and get stuck in!

    Find your nearest Poundstretcher today with our Store Finder tool for opening hours, addresses, and contact details!

  • How to Clean like a Pro this Spring

    Let’s face it – winter time can be pretty dark and bleak. Some people might picture log fires and cuddling up in the warmth, but the reality of winter are short days, cold nights, and generally looking forward to a time of year when everything’s a little brighter!

    But now springtime is almost upon us, this is traditionally a time of year when people up and down the country will be getting their homes shipshape ahead of the year’s warmer months.

    Spring cleaning can be a refreshing and meditative task, and the rewards are great. Your home can look superb and you can relax in the peace and comfort of a lovely interior space.

    At Poundstretcher, we have an exceptional selection of cleaning supplies at great prices that will help you get hold of great products for less.

    To help you make sure you have everything you need to truly nail spring cleaning this year, we’ve put together this handy guide to our range of cleaning products. Take a look through and once you’re ready, start to plan your next visit to your local Poundstretcher store.

    Beaming Bathrooms

    The bathroom can be one of the trickiest rooms in the home to stay on top of when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. That means that at fairly regular intervals, giving your bathroom the once over and cleaning every surface is a wise idea.

    With so many nooks and crannies where grime and dirt can build up, the bathroom is not an area that can be taken lightly. So when you’re planning your spring cleaning assault, it’s key that you have all the bathroom cleaners you need.

    Our selection of bathroom cleaning supplies includes all manner of sprays bleaches (like our Flash bathroom cleaner and Duck 5 in 1 toilet cleaner), sink and drain unblockers, and more.

    The spray selection in our range is wide spanning and can help you make every surface look splendid.

    We have sprays that can help with window cleaning and getting glass looking great. There are also shower sprays and even laminate wood floor cleaner, so you can look at your bathroom once finished and wow yourself with the quality of the shine throughout the room.

    Clean Kitchens

    For any busy family, the kitchen area is often one of the most hectic and hard-to-keep-clean parts of the home.

    It’s also arguably one of the most important rooms in the home to keep clean, given the food preparation element.

    We have all kinds of kitchen cleaning supplies is full of high-quality products that can help you not only get your kitchen looking pristine in the springtime but all year round.

    You can pick up oven and cookware cleaner, kitchen surface sprays and drain unblockers at your nearest Poundstretcher from leading manufacturers including Cif, Stardrops and Dettol.

    And while you’re at it, we stock a load of washing up products and accessories too. We have washing up liquid, dishwasher salts, scourers and more in our range, so take a look.

    Fabulous Floors

    The floors of your home are another area where dirt and muck can easily build up. Unfortunately, this type of dirt is not always the easiest to spot and can go unnoticed for a long time if you’re not careful.

    To help you make sure that the floors of your home are spotless as part of your spring cleaning tasks, Poundstretcher stocks a true hoard of floorcare items that can help you give your hard floors and carpets a real once over.

    We stock carpet shampoos, pet stain removers, floor cleaners and more, so don’t miss out.

    Furthermore, we have a range of mops, sweepers and brooms for you to pick up too, giving you the best chance of having your floors in the best shape possible once your spring cleaning efforts are complete.

    Getting everything looking fresh

    Of course, there are a host of areas of your home that can always do with a freshen up and a quick clean. So while you’re tackling the big spring clean, our selection of all-purpose cleaners can help you get all those surfaces shining like you want them too.

    And why not keep the good interior feeling going with some top-quality air fresheners? We stock products from Air Wick, Glade, Neutradol, Oust and more, so you can continue the good feeling into the summer with some sensational scents from our range.

    To get hold of all the best cleaning products at great low prices, it’s simply a case of heading to your nearest Poundstretcher store!

    If you’re not sure where that is, the best way to find yours is to use our Store Finder. Just enter your city or postcode, and the handy map will guide you to your nearest Poundstretcher and our supply of sensational products.

    Of course, cleaning supplies is not the only thing we specialise in. We have a whole host of product ranges, including homewares, storage, bedding, household and food and drink products available.

    So if you’re on the hunt for great bargains for your home this spring, start planning your next Poundstretcher visit today, and whilst you're at it, why not show off your own spring cleaning efforts on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

    Happy cleaning!

  • Get Set For Spring Cleaning With Our 6 Easy Tips

     

    Where has the time gone? It's almost March and that means spring is getting closer to being in full bloom (could have sworn I saw a bumblebee the other day)! With Easter and Mother's Day on the horizon, it's time to think about (if you haven't already) cracking on with some spring cleaning before it slips away from you!

    With our wide range of products here at Poundstretcher, you'll have everything you need to tackle this task before you. Here are a few quick tips to help make everything easier and our top choice of cleaning products to use.

     

    Tip #1: Before You Begin - Clean Your Utensils

    The last thing you want is to track more dirt and pesky dust bunnies around your home, right? Well, then one of the first things you should consider before sweeping your brooms left, right, and centre is to give the bristles a good cleaning. This goes for any cloths you wish to use too.

    Just simply give them a quick once-over with your vacuum (making sure to give the nozzle a clean afterward too) or wash it with warm, soapy water. Also, make sure you give your sponges a good soak too.

     

    Tip #2: Clean Your Light Fixtures

    You'll be amazed at how dusty your light fixtures can get, and also at how much it can slightly alter the lighting in your home. All it takes is a quick climb up a stepladder, a sponge, and some handy Dettol Anti-bacterial surface cleaner to get the job done.

    Regular up-keep also prevents the build-up in these tough to reach places, meaning you'll have a cleaner home. It's especially useful to bear in mind if someone in the house has dust allergies and/or breathing difficulties.

     

    Tip #3: Wipe Every Surface, Even Vertical Ones

    It isn't just the kitchen counters and other horizontal surfaces you should clean on a regular basis. Build-up can occur on your cupboard doors and drawers too, almost seeming invisible. It's a good idea to give everything a good wipe with some antibacterial surface cleaner to get rid of the germs for good.

     

    Tip #4: Deep Clean Your Fridge

    Same as the windows, make sure you clean the inside and outside of your fridge; you'd be surprised how much grime can gather on your fridge door! Gather up all your refrigerated supplies and give the entire inside a good clean. Pull out all the interior shelves and wash them in warm soapy water, followed by wiping down everything else that cannot be removed (this includes the sides, bottom, and fridge 'ceiling'.).

     

    Tip #5: Clean the Windows Inside & Out

    First off, did you know it's a better idea to clean your windows on a cloudy day? That way you can ensure the water and Mr. Muscle window spray will not dry and create a load of speckles before you're done.

    It can be difficult to clean the outside of your windows if they're not reachable at ground level. However, it's worth making sure they're just as clean as the inside. What's the point of cleaning the windows on the inside, if there are smudges and dirt on the outside? One product that can help you is our Window Cleaning Kit, containing a rubber squeegee, microfibre mop, a replacement window mop pad, ergonomic hand grip, and telescopic pole (that extends to 1.05cm approx.)!

     

    Tip #6: Declutter All The Clutter

    Finally, tackle the biggest part of spring cleaning (getting rid of and/or organising all your clutter) with our range of storage options! This doesn't mean cramming things anywhere, stuffing them into a box, and leaving them under the bed. No, you might as well do a complete clear out of all your unwanted books, movies, and knick-knacks (either selling them on eBay or giving them to a charity shop). The rest of them can then be organised by size/subject/genre and then neatly aligned.

    For your clothes, some over-door hooks can work wonders in freeing up some space, as would placing your random bits and pieces in any of our plastic storage containers. Also, similar to organising your books and movies, it would be worth doing the same for clothes. Having a designated space for each type of clothing (and also arranging them by occasion) would make your daily routine much smoother.

     

    Have any other top tips on cleaning wizardry to share? Maybe you're a domestic deity who wishes to impart a fantastic way of tackling daily cleaning chores? Well then, share your thoughts and views on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and also be sure to check out our weekly competitions and amazing deals.

    Want to find your nearest store? Well, just use our Store Finder and your local store (including directions and opening hours) will be available to you in a flash.

  • Find Great Deals on Fabulous Cleaning Supplies

    The reality of family life is that keeping rooms and parts of your home clean and tidy can be a very tricky task. It’s amazing what kind of dirt and grime can build up, particularly when you have young children or pets.

    This all means that homes up and down the country are sure to benefit from having a strong arsenal of cleaning supplies.

    At Poundstretcher, we not only have a fine range of cleaning supplies for you to select from, but are regularly adding new discounts and deals to help our customers get more value from their shop with us.

    Great Cleaning Bargains

    We’ve just lowered prices on a series of products within our cleaning range to help you fill your cupboards with everything you need for a big spring cleaning effort in 2019!

    You can get hold of 1001 Carpet Fresh cleaner for £1.79, bottles of Cif Cream for 90p, and Comfort Intense Fabric Conditioner for just £2.69.

    You can also pick up tubs of The Pink Stuff, which is a great cleaning paste that’s truly tough on stains, for just 69p.

    We also have bottles of Duck cleaner, Fairy Liquid, Harpic and Flash cleaner for just 90p.

    And any pet owners out there will love the Zoflora Fresh Home Odour Remover and Disinfectant we have in our range for just £3.99.

    A Broad Cleaning Range

    Whatever products you need to add to your cleaning arsenal or stock up on, at Poundstretcher we have over 100 different items that can help you get your home looking pristine.

    You can pick up bathroom and kitchen cleaners from Poundstretcher, as well as cleaners for all purposes.

    We also have a host of floorcare options, as well as mops, sweepers and brooms, and washing up gear.

    And to help your home smell fresh and appealing, you can pick up air fresheners from Poundstretcher too.

    Plan Your Next Trip

    All our cleaning supplies, as well as a great range of homewares and winter essentials, can be purchased at your nearest Poundstretcher store.

    Just use our Find a Store tool by entering your postcode, and your closest store (as well as opening hours) will appear!

    For more of our fabulous bargains and deals (not to mention competitions) come and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!

  • How To Spring Clean Like A Pro

    How To Spring Clean Like A Pro

    It’s that time of year again. Christmas is over, you’ve got loads of new stuff that you haven’t found a home for yet, and you’ve still not tidied up from all the festive fun you had.

    Let’s face it, now that we’re nearly half way through February (what!?) none of us have any excuse for putting off the all-important spring clean for any longer. But luckily for you, that’s where the lovely people over at Poundstretcher come in.

    No matter if you’re stuck for storage space or you just aren’t that crazy about cleaning, the Poundstretcher team are on hand and ready to help you sail through your 2017 spring clean!

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    Mould Removal

    While we all know that a good hearty squirt of bleach will do wonders for your toilet bowl and drains, it can also be used to rid your home from the bane of all our lives – MOULD.

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    Tiles

    If mould and mildew between your tiles is ruining what would (obviously) be a perfect bathroom, why not try mixing equal parts of bleach and water together in an empty spray bottle, and targeting the affected areas. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing it with a good stiff cleaning brush and rising thoroughly. You can even try this out if you just want your grout to look a little bit whiter too!

    Try it yourself!

    You’ll need:

    Bleach and brushes (don’t forget your rubber gloves!)

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    Shower Curtains

    Picture the scene. You’ve just found the perfect shower curtain to match your meticulously decorated bathroom. A few months of happiness pass, as you and your shower curtain live in blissful harmony with one another - that is until the day it happens. The day the mould appears. Surely you’ll have to throw your precious shower curtain away now, but where will you get another as beautiful as this?

    Well worry not as Poundstretcher is here to save the day! We suggest pre-washing your shower curtain in warm water with a few of your bath towels, and popping in some laundry liquid and a tiny bit of bleach. You can then run it through the washing machine on its lowest temperature for a maximum of 10 minutes, before immediately hanging it out to dry –voila!

    Try it yourself!

    You’ll need:

    Bleach and Laundry Liquid

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    Window Cleaning 

    When it comes to spring cleaning we’re all guilty of forgetting about our windows. Be honest, when was the last time the words “I need to clean the windows” genuinely came out of your mouth? Even when we do muster up the willpower to do it, we very rarely do it properly because that’ll take ages, right? Well think again, ‘cause with our help, you’ll not only realise that it’s pretty easy to do, it’s actually weirdly satisfying too!

    Start by using a brush to sweep around the corners of the window, that way you’ll get rid of any excess dust that’ll get in your way later. You can then use some warm water and a bit of window spray to wipe down the glass. Just make sure you don’t use too much spray as you’ll end up with streaky windows!

    Once you’ve finished get rid of any excess water with a clean squeegee, but make sure you keep wiping it with a cloth to stop any dirt transfer. Then use a clean microfiber cloth to ensure the window is totally dry.

    Finally, use a wad of crumpled up newspaper to buff the window and achieve a professionally cleaned look that’ll be the envy of your street!

    Try it yourself!

    You’ll need:

    A dustpan and brush, window cleaner, a window cleaning set and a microfiber cloth

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    Mopping

    While it’s one of the easiest chores to do, mopping is also the most boring by far. But if you do it right, it means you won’t have to do it quite as much – meaning you’ll have way more time to do absolutely anything else!

    Start off by hoovering or sweeping your floor to stop any dirt transferring later. You can then fill up a mop bucket with boiling water, and squeeze in a bit of all-purpose cleaner. Once you’ve done this you can then quickly and easily wipe your floor, but be sure to keep ringing out your mop as you go!

    Try it yourself!

    You’ll need:

    A Mop, a mop bucket, a broom (or hoover), and some all-purpose cleaning fluid

    Storage

    Now that Christmas is over, we’ve all got loads of stuff that’s just *about*, because we just don’t have enough places to store everything. Everywhere from the living room, to that little room that’s full of stuff you don’t want to look at, but for some reason you won’t throw away (don’t lie, we know you have one) is just full of…things. Where will they go? You really don’t know! How did they get there? You have no idea! Do you even need them? Definitely yes.

    Well luckily for you, we just so happen to have loads of great storage solutions to get your home back to the tidy haven it used to be!

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    Wooden Storage Crates

    Add a bit of rustic chic to your home with our great range of wooden storage crates. Lending a cute rural vibe to your place, these quirky crates are ideal for storing everything from chargers and cables, to books and DVDs! With a variety of designs to choose from including plain, "Bits and Bobs" and the very cute “Home Sweet Home” pattern, there’s really no excuse not to get one.

    Havana Boxes

    If you’ve come over all girly and just so happen to also need some extra storage in your room, then have a look at our gorgeous Havana storage boxes. Choose from 4 stunning designs including butterfly, leaf, floral or black and white, and finally house your homeless items.

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    Kids Storage

    But what about the kids room? We hear you shout. We’ll we’ve got storage for them too! Thanks to our super cute and kid friendly pieces including this happy luggage case, and the friendly frog box, you can (attempt to) keep your children’s rooms tidy all year round.

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    Under Bed Storage

    Don’t worry, we aren’t going to pretend that we don’t hide stuff under our beds too! But now we’ve made it so much easier thanks to our super useful under bed storage boxes. Gone are the days when you had to go through every box to find the 1 thing you were looking for, as our handy boxes have a see through base that’ll help you save time when you’re on the hunt for your stuff.

    So if you’re in the mood for a spring clean, then get yourself down to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some supplies today!

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