Tuesday, 11 March 2014

National Cleaning day 19th March - Vileda #Review

Spring is nearly officially upon us and its time to start emptying out the cupboards - we will be sorting out for a car boot and of course giving the house a good clean especially the windows, most of them have the most artistic little hand prints and streaks on them!

This March 19th families nationwide are expected to participate in the first Annual national cleaning day. The idea is to get everyone to "pitch in and clean" in the hope that it encourages those that are unfamiliar with a mop or hover to help out around the home.

On the day people all over the UK are asked to dedicate a few hours to cleaning in the hope your home with be fresh and sparkly in time for spring.

Did you know despite revolutions in cleaning more than 67% of adults still rely on there parents to come round and clean or help with chores around the home despite living independently - shocking isn't it, I can honestly say I have never asked my parents round to help me clean!
Mums around the UK are drafted in to help with a whole host of chores with washing up being at the top of the list closely followed by vacuuming or mopping, laundry then ironing.

National cleaning day is a day to put mums or whoever does the bulk of chores first, giving them a little bit of help and support is guaranteed to put a smile on there face and to get things around the home finished quicker. If you never do the washing up get you rubber gloves on, if you never do the hoovering fetch the hover out, do whatever you can to "Pitch in and clean."

On the day Vileda is offering the first ever 24 hour Tweetline giving you a chance to ask any cleaning query or problems no matter how big or small - They will have experts on hand to help. Also on the Vileda Facebook page there will be a chance to win some cleaning products, alongside top tips advice and facts related to national cleaning day.

We were sent four products from the cleaning range to try out and put to the test,

Vileda cleaning products for the home

  • Active Wave, Non Scratch All Purpose Scourer.
  • Microfibre, Dust Cloth.
  • Vileda, style, Sunsplash all purpose cloths.
  • Microfibre, 2 in 1 Kitchen cloth.

First up we tried out the, active wave non Scratch all purpose cleaner, Vileda have injected a small yet powerful dose of power into your cleaning. The ideal all purpose cleaner makes light work of of removing dirt effectively without scratching - I put this to the test on some of my lovely pans, I am always sceptical and a bit scared to use anything that is a bit scratchy on them I usually just buy soft dish cloths but this can mean soaking pans for hours upon end.

The Active wave sponge feels just that, one side is quite scratchy the other side is soft like a sponge, I tried this out on my pan after having spaghetti, the pan had been left over night so I new it would be quite tough to clean - I didn't leave the pan in the water for too long, I made use of the active sponge, it worked really well it didn't scratch any of the Teflon coating off, it did glide through the dirt on the pan making it easy and quick to clean I was surprised at how well it worked and that there was no damage to the surface of the pan.

The Vileda active wave cloth is the latest innovation in cleaning technology and is priced at £1.29

Vileda cleaning products for the home

Next up we tried out the Microfibre Dust, this is a softened fleece effect cloth that removes up to 40% more dust than traditional dusters. It is creates its own electrostatic charge and it attracts dust, dirt and hair which is most commonly found in the home.

The duster its self is really soft, its so soft that Adam was calling it a baby blanket and cuddling it, I tried this out upstairs, we have a tumble dryer upstairs which makes plenty of dust to clean, I thought the cloth worked really well at collecting the mass amount of dust that collects upstairs, However I didn't think it was anything better or anything worse that others dusters I have used previously, I would say that that they are all as good as each other, the only thing I did think was better about the dust cloth was that when it was washed and dried it hadn't lost its shape and it was still as soft as when I had first taken it out of the packet. The Microfibre dust cloth is priced at £1.99.

Vileda cleaning products for the home

The new Microfibre Kitchen, is great out of the different cloths we were sent this is my favourite, its an all in one cloth. One side of the cloth has groves running down it where as the other side is quite soft but very absorbent. I love this one because of its multipurpose instead of looking at all the cleaning cloths in the supermarket trying to decide which one you want to buy, this makes things so much easier one side of the cloth is perfect for polishing and cleaning grease where as the other side is great for tackling burnt on dirt without again scratching the things you need to clean.

I used this on the tops of my oven and it worked really well at helping to lift all the dirt from the tops of it with out using to much elbow grease and I only used water. It is also really great at absorbing the liquid used to clean.

I then washed the cloth and used it as a duster, to dust the kitchen after washing the cloth, it came out just as good and it is like the Microfibre dust, I wouldn't say its any better in use as a duster or any worse I would put them all around the same figure if I had to give them a number.The Microfibre Kitchen is priced at £1.99.

Last but by no means least we tried out the yellow Sunsplash - All purpose cleaning cloths, these are reusable cloths for in and around the home, they are absorbent and long lasting.

I have been using these for everything wiping down the highchair and tables cleaning the kitchen sides, wiping dirty finger prints off the door frames, I have used it mainly as like a anything cloth when Liam spilt his drink the other day I used this to soak up the juice I have to say the cloth did a good job and didn't seem to be wet through or dripping when I was carrying it through to the kitchen to rinse it out. The Sunsplash cloth is very flexible and can also be washed in the washing machine so you can use it again and again.

Vileda cleaning products for the home

Overall, I really liked the Vileda cloths and when I am in the mood cleaning can be quite therapeutic.

Along with national cleaning day 19th March Vileda are also launching a fantastic new Competition here are the details.

CLEAN UP WITH VILEDA ‘FLOOR MILES’Did you know that if you laid all the Vileda SuperMocios produced in a year end to end you could:

  • a) Go around the world 6 times
  • b) Cover the London to NY distance 426 times
  • c) Run 5,631 marathons
  • d) Climb Mt Everest 27 times

That’s a lot of Floor Miles! With that in mind, Vileda is excited to announce the launch of the brand new initiative ‘Floor Miles’, a unique way to earn rewards on cleaning chores.

Vileda products are designed to last miles longer and make your cleaning miles easier, and now Vileda wants cleaning to help you get miles further with the chance to win a luxurious family holiday.

To be entered into the draw to win a trip for yourself and three family members* to experience eco clean living in Tenerife’s 4 star Sandos San Blas Eco Resort, you simply have to cash in on your cleaning and send in your empty Vileda packaging along with a Completed entry form.
Launching on Wednesday 19 March, 2014- which is also set to become the UK’s first National Cleaning Day - Floor Miles is an eight-month competition where every piece of Vileda packaging equals one entry into the prize draw. Quite simply, the more you send, the more chance you have to win. All Vileda products will be accepted.

The prize is for the winner and three family members to experience pure quality and clean living on a luxurious all-inclusive five-night break to the luxury 4 star resort. Set in its own nature reserve, the stunning resort combines sustainable amenities, eco tours and a variety of cultural activities for the whole family to enjoy*.

There will also be seven monthly prize draws for £100 worth of travel vouchers and a second grand prize of £500 travel vouchers.

The ‘Floor Miles’ launch is perfectly timed as it falls within the year of the leading household mop, the SuperMocio’s, 25th birthday.

To find out more about Vielda products you can visit www.Vileda.com visit there facebook page or follow them on Twitter

I was sent these products for the purpose of this review all opinions remain honest and my own.



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