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Cleaning with Lou: Tips and Hacks for a Sparkling Home

Cleaning with Lou: Tips and Hacks for a Sparkling Home

Cleaning with Lou: Tips and Hacks for a Sparkling Home

Want to know a cleaning hack for your home?

Here's an Introduction to Professional Cleaning Hacks with Lou  

Beyond her cleaning expertise, Lou's unique appeal lies in her commitment to making cleaning enjoyable and therapeutic, rather than a dull chore. She believes cleaning can positively contribute to mental health and help combat issues like anxiety, having first-hand experience with mental health.

Let's delve into some of Lou's cleaning hacks for lazy days.

Hack #1: Sparkling Shower

Cleaning the shower can be challenging, due to the struggle to achieve a streak-free shine. Here are the steps to follow for a good-as-new shine:

  • Remove all shampoo bottles and shower gels.
  • Use a limescale cleaning spray on shiny surfaces, such as appliances and taps. Recommended products include Delphis Limescale Remover.
  • Clean both sides of the shower doors.
  • Use a nail scrubbing brush to remove limescale rinse, and to buff surfaces for a perfect finish, use a microfibre cloth.

As a preventative measure, consider using a leave-in shower spray daily to minimise limescale build-up and a squeegee to remove water to prevent calcium deposits from hardening.

Hack #2: Sprucing Up Woodwork

Cleaning often-overlooked areas like skirting boards, doors, and frames is easy when you know how. To freshen up woodwork:

  • Create a mixture of fabric conditioner and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray and wipe the woodwork using a soft cleaning cloth or a Minky.
  • Avoid over-spraying and ensure proper ventilation.

Hack #3: Cleaning the Washing Machine

  • Slide out the detergent drawer and use bathroom spray to clean it.
  • Apply limescale spray to the drawer slot to prevent build-up.
  • Wipe the drum with an antibacterial spray.
  • Use an electric toothbrush to tackle hard-to-reach areas around the rim, followed by a bathroom cleaner.

Hack #4: Freshen Up the Bin

Bins don't have to be smelly. Lou's method involves:

  • Dilute 4 to 8 drops of essential oil with vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spritzing the bin generously and wiping it.
  • Adding a capful of the D.I.Y cleaner/disinfectant to the bin's bottom.
  • Rinsing the bin and wiping it with washing up liquid before drying it outdoors.

Hack #5: Achieving a Shiny Sink

Lou is renowned for her shiny sink, and here's how she does it:

  • Wipe the sink with a bathroom or kitchen spray and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing with water.
  • Dry and buff: if the sink is metal, you can use glass cleaner to help buff it to a glossy shine; Lou loves using Elmkinds glass cleaner available from Lou's Cleaning Supplies.
  • Instead of bleach, use a cup of baking soda with a few drops of lemon essential oil for the plughole.

Conclusion to Lou's cleaning hacks:

Lou's cleaning hacks have transformed mundane cleaning tasks into enjoyable and effective routines. Her unique approach to cleaning has inspired her team, clients and followers, proving that cleaning can be therapeutic and fun.

Note: This information is based on content from September 30th, 2023, and cleaning product availability may change.

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