Win a Vileda SuperMocio 3Action plus bucket and wringer.

I’ve teamed up with cleaning expert, Vileda, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Vileda SuperMocio 3Action plus bucket and wringer.

Designed to make mopping faster, easier and more effective, the SuperMocio 3Action features a non-scratch scourer to tackle those dried on tough marks. Its combination of microfibre and Collectex™ means that not only can it remove stubborn dirt with ease, but it is capable of collecting and trapping smaller crumbs and particles, ensuring your best clean yet!

Check out the Vileda Blog for clever cleaning hints and tips and visit for more info.


All you need to do to is tell me your best cleaning tip ( I need them!)

Good luck!

T&C’s:  One enrty per person winner drawn at random 4 pm on Aug 5th. UK entries only please.





  1. Ashleigh
    July 29, 2011 / 6:55 am

    little but often!

  2. Naomi Zammit
    July 29, 2011 / 8:14 am

    Start at the top (upstairs) and work your way down, then mop yourself out of the door! You will come back to a clean fresh smelling home.

  3. Rebecca Henderson
    July 29, 2011 / 11:39 am

    Stardrops and vinegar!!! it’s amazing stuff it’ll clean almost anything, and you get a really fresh smell if you add some lemon juice into it. Also after to clean anythin brass baby oil will get it nice a sparkling again. These are all the tricks that were passed down to me by my nan, she told me “when you have a baby you need to know”.

  4. victoria wilkinson
    July 29, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    Vanish Spray is great for getting stains out of the carpet, sofas quickly! Even Biro pen 🙂

  5. Belinda Hendry
    July 29, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    my best cleaning tip is get up see what needs doing, have a cuppa, then have anther look then think oh well it will still be here tomorrow and then do what u want for the rest of the day

  6. Carolina J.
    July 30, 2011 / 7:45 am

    Use “Ajax” for the bath tub- it makes wonders! (@pandcands)

  7. Sarah Anguish
    July 30, 2011 / 11:45 am

    Turtle Wax (the car shine stuff) on your tiles in the bath/shower, water runs off it and saves you having to clean after every use


  8. sam sellick
    July 31, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    baking soda is a miracle! it can be used for so much! it’s good for cleaning and unblocking sicks and pipes, pour about one quarter cup of baking soda down the drain with about 1 cup of vinegar, it makes a fizzy chemical reaction and gets everything really sparkling.

  9. sam sellick
    July 31, 2011 / 11:01 pm


  10. joanna PARKER
    August 1, 2011 / 8:05 am

    Wet wipes are great for carpet stains!

  11. helena haddock
    August 1, 2011 / 8:07 am

    Get somebody else to do it

  12. Loma Wood
    August 1, 2011 / 8:12 am

    I like to wet a piece of cloth (old flanelette sheets are brilliant) wring it out really well. Then I rub it round the edge of the carpet where it meets the skirting board. Loads of muck comes out which I just vacuum up. Lovely and clean and no chemicals!

  13. Mel Chambers
    August 1, 2011 / 8:30 am

    Clean to music! It makes it so much more bearable and you end up dancing at the same time. Nothing else can make me clean with a smile on my face

  14. Laura Pritchard
    August 1, 2011 / 9:01 am

    My best tip is, if you hate cleaning like me, to set yourself three small targets a day (ie hoover a room, wash one window, pick up clothes from bedroom etc). Little & often works well!
    @Isis1981uk on Twitter

  15. Beverley
    August 1, 2011 / 9:02 am

    Leftover Coke is great for cleaning the loo, believe itor not! Pour it in and leave for a while before flushing. Gets rid of limescale more effectively than any shop-bought product….what’s it doing to our teeth?!

  16. carole maciver
    August 1, 2011 / 11:15 am

    listen to the radio while u are cleaning

  17. Chris Andrews
    August 1, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    my husband – l believe in women’s rights

  18. Tracy Newton
    August 1, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    I believe in cleaning up as you go along. It really does help.

  19. james darrington
    August 1, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    old newspapers make for great window cleaners.

  20. Sarah Cooper
    August 1, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    To get things like taps and stainless steel toasters gleaming then wipe them over with some baby oil. They come up sparkling!

  21. su
    August 1, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    train the rest of the family to be tidy and hopefully it will reduce the amount of cleaning to be done, and put music or the tv on and the time cleaning will pass quickly

  22. vicky haddock
    August 2, 2011 / 7:52 am

    Clean up as you go along, if children make a mess, get them to clean up their mess

  23. KIERAN Walsh
    August 2, 2011 / 8:46 am

    could say hubby, but sprinkle baking powder on carpets, esp if you have a pet, then hover, leaves a lovely fresh smell

  24. Julie Barrett
    August 2, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    listen to lively music while cleaning – it makes you move faster!

  25. suan
    August 2, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    c;lear as you go

  26. kim mayhead
    August 2, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    White vinegar is excellent for removing limescale. Just leave to soak on for about 30 minutes.

  27. Naomi K
    August 2, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    My best tip is to give the place a small clean everyday. It keeps the place from getting into a state and ending up in you having to spend a full day cleaning it. 🙂

  28. Julie Kenny
    August 2, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    My top tip is to put two denture cleaning tablets in your toilet once a week over night – you wake up to a fresh clean loo with no need to scrub at all Xx

  29. Linda Brooks
    August 2, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    My best cleaning tip is to make sure that all cleaning products are kept on high shelves well away from children. It’s easy to forget how deadly some of these sprays are. Wherever possible, a solution of vinegar and water does the job. Also a bowl of cut lemons steamed for a minute or two in a microwave will loosen all the yuk and make the machine smell sweeter x.

  30. Martina
    August 2, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    If you don’t have much time, just clean downstairs (where the visitors will notice) and don’t let anyone upstairs ;-).

  31. August 3, 2011 / 4:05 am

    My wife I believe in women ,s tights

  32. August 3, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Clean dirty roasting tins effortlessly by sprinkling them with biological washing powder then add boiling water before simmering on the hob for 10 minutes. It really works – give it a try!

  33. Christina
    August 3, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    I love my steam cleaner and sure it kills off lots of nasties

  34. Greig spencer
    August 3, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    get a cleaner! so much easier lol

  35. Dessiree Brown-Llaneza
    August 3, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    My biggest tip is to maintain constantly, little and often, that way housework doesn’t turn into a day long cleaning task where you just feel it will never end.

  36. Arabella B
    August 3, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Cleaning kitchen tops and bathroom surfaces takes seconds whilst you are waiting for the kettle to boil or the bath to run….. done a couple of times a day means no nasty build up and no big cleaning jobs!

  37. Rebecca Murphy
    August 3, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    After a year or two, it stops getting any dirtier!


  38. lindy hamilton
    August 3, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    Baby wipes are a great cleaning tool. They are gentle so will not stain or destroy any surfaces. Great for walls, carpets, clothes, skin wooden floors. You would be surprised what they take out :)xx

  39. Claire Nelson
    August 3, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    I’ve been noting down some great tips – mine is putting a couple of slices of lemon in small bowl of water and then putting it in the microwave for a minute. It makes cleaning the microwave very simple even if it is as splattered as ours gets and it makes it smell nice too.
    I think I got that off Kim and Aggie!
    Of course its wasteful just to cut up a lemon just for this purpose so I use the remains of the lemon from the G&T I had the night before 😉

  40. Sue Witherstone
    August 4, 2011 / 7:49 am

    Clean your windows with hot water with a dash of vineger and squirt of washing up liquid. Dry off with newspaper till sparkly. After years of spending money on useless window cleaning formulas I went back to my Moms way of cleaning them and it works everytime!

  41. Katie Simmonds
    August 4, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Dettol floor wipes are great and sooo easy (bleach gives hubby migraines so I can’t use Flash), and the smaller wipes work on ANYTHING. Stick some music on, and it becomes so much less of a chore and more fun! xx

  42. Sue Harrison
    August 4, 2011 / 9:32 am

    If you have pet hairs on cloth furniture, put a few drops of flash liquid in a bowl of warm water. Wet a microfibre cloth in the bowl and wring out well, wipe the furniture with the cloth and you’ll be amazed how much pet hair this removes… the flash leaves it smelling fresh too 🙂

  43. Patricia Edwards
    August 4, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Clean up as you go along, then you can usually stay on top of it

  44. Anthea Holloway
    August 4, 2011 / 10:33 am

    To get rid of the limescale in the bottom of the toilet, remove the water as much as you possibly can (scoop it out and finish by soaking an old towel) and then put in your limescale remover. Because it is not diluted it works much better and quicker too. Use an old toothbrush to get the liquid right into the crevices. Result – a sparkling toilet.

  45. Eve
    August 4, 2011 / 11:12 am

    An ever so slightly damp cloth is better for dusting than dusters as the dust clings to the damp cloth and is more easily removed. Plus dusters tend to leave more fibres flying around the room!

  46. phyllis ellett
    August 4, 2011 / 11:47 am

    Dust from top to bottom every time, try using an old cotton sheets cut up, slightly damp instead of polish for a ‘proper de-dusting’ as polish just moves the dust and does not collect it. Either bin the dirty sheet or re-wash in machine for another use later.

    Never ever use polish or any window cleaners on LCD TV’s or Laptop screens etc. Use a lint free cloth which is just damp to clean. do not press hard on screens. Treat all screens as you do with your glasses you might wear.

    When ‘dusting’ day to day never forget the vents on back of TV’s just don’t dust what people can see. Dust going into the vents or blocked vents might ‘break’ your TV or Stereo or anything electronic with vents, if you don’t keep them clear.

    Back of your expensive fridge freezer etc, keep an eye on dust build up on the ‘bits’ that make them work. move it forward once a month and again with a slightly damp cloth, just wide away any dust etc you see.

    Remember to turn off the power to anything you are cleaning before you start.

  47. deborah davies
    August 4, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    my best tip is instead of wasting money on expensive window cleaners use a scrunched up newspaper with a bit of vinegar on it and clean away!! you will have sparkly smearfree windows in no time :o)

  48. Kirsty Elliott
    August 4, 2011 / 1:18 pm

    Viakal for limescale removal

  49. Pauline
    August 4, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Invite family to visit, this always makes me thoroughly clean the house.
    And wear old clothes if the products contain bleach.

  50. janice taylor
    August 4, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    Toothpaste is great for removing wax crayon etc off walls.

  51. Emily Hutchinson
    August 4, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    If you clean less often, then you’ll really be able to see the difference when you do clean 😉

  52. Sheila Reavy
    August 4, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Use toothpaste ( white not gel ) to remove scuff marks of your floors and skirting boards.

  53. pam
    August 4, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    as I often leve my mop outside its always rusty at mop head and the handle so would love to give this one a try

  54. Colette Mellor
    August 4, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Always clean the oven and hob while it is still warm. The marks can be removed so much easier.

  55. belinda porter
    August 4, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    use an old toothbrush to clean the parts of the taps a cloth cant reach

  56. Sarah Williams
    August 4, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Use baking powder and a bit of vinegar to get rid of any dirty marks in the toilet and it also freshens up the pipes.

  57. Donna Bailey
    August 4, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Use white vinegar to remove all the black gunk from around the washing machine door!

  58. Kulwinder Lombardelli
    August 4, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    Clean your stainless steel appliances with ajax powder and wipe off with kitchen towels. They will sparkle.

  59. Justine Powell
    August 4, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    Use vinegar for cleaning windows. It’s so cheap and works very well

  60. gary wilson
    August 4, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    use old newspapers (not new ones or ink will come off) to clean mirrors and glass

  61. Hannah Beadle
    August 5, 2011 / 1:03 am

    Always put on your favourite music full volume so you can dance your way through the housework in no time 🙂

  62. Jo Boyd
    August 5, 2011 / 1:45 am

    Put a scented cloth (like a tumble drier one) in your hoover. It sends out nice wafts when you’re using it.

  63. John Mcgovern
    August 5, 2011 / 5:22 am

    Dont Clean! Let the ants pick up the crumbs.

  64. Elinor Bevan
    August 5, 2011 / 8:15 am

    Always have baby wipes to hand – they are ideal for all kinds of stains, marks, spillages and are fab for cleaning sticky fingerprints off door frames, tv’s and fishtanks to name a few!

    August 5, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    If your overwhelmed give yourself little goals. for example 10 minutes in your worse room , followed by 5 minutes in another and then a cuppa.
    Another great tip is to try and de clutter a little, find 15 things to throw away /give away a day and you will soon get through it all !

  66. Christina Cooke
    August 5, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Tesco Value baby wipes (which fluctuate between 18p and 36p) are much cheaper than actual cleaning wipes and seem to stop the dust settling so much between cleans.

    Also, stand a finished bottle of fabric conditioner (lid removed) in your bathroom for a cheap and effective air freshener!

  67. August 5, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Get somebody else to do it ……… failing that, or no volunteers rushing to help, write a list first. You’ll feel really good as you cross off those jobs.

  68. August 5, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    Use bicarbonate of soda as a cheap effective cleaner – it’s much kinder to the planet and to you and your family

  69. Lauren Pilkington
    August 5, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    use a drop of vinegar in the water to wash windows and buff clean with old newspaper. it will sparkle!

  70. August 5, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    Baby wipes are great especially for awkward corners or places that you can only just reach into.

  71. MARK
    August 5, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Cola meant to be good for toilets

  72. Sarah Corbett
    August 5, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Baby wipes are fantastic for cleaning almost all surfaces, and removing stains. 🙂

  73. J. Gallant
    August 5, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    By cheap Dishawasher tabs and add salt and vinegar to the tablet to do the other 5-1 tasks.

  74. Kelly
    August 5, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    I walso going to suggest using bicarb, Great at cleaning and also for reducing smell in bins or on carpets:)

  75. joanne saunders
    August 5, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    when cleaning a microwave put a bowl of water and slices of lemon in for 1 minute take it out and wipe not only will your microwave be sparkling it will also smell nice 🙂

  76. theresa woodham
    August 5, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    Baking soda wow i dont know what i would do without it! it removes dank smells,great for cleanign silver, great for grease, i literally use this to clean everything and its so cheap too.

  77. Gwyneth
    August 5, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    To take away food smells from the inside of your microwave, place a bowl of warm water with a slice of fresh lemon. Bing it for a minute or so, and hey presto – food smells are eradicated, your microwave is fresh and you can wipe it down with a wet cloth. It’s eco-friendly too!

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