Did you know that on average we spend two years of our lives cleaning the home? From running the vacuum over the floors and polishing shelves, to cleaning away the food splatters from the cooker and defrosting the freezer.
None of these tasks are particularly enjoyable and then there’s the cost. Cleaning can work out expensive, particularly if we’re buying a multitude of different cleaning products which seem to be available for each household chore. But there are ways in which you can cut the cost and time of cleaning your home.
No, we’re not talking about paying someone to do it for you (no matter how tempting this may seem), but to turn to those old wives tales which we’ve all heard – and some of us still swear by. Whether it’s removing red wine spills by immediately splashing white wine onto the mark, or achieving streak free windows by adding a drop of vinegar into the water, there are thousands of such gems available – and WE want to hear yours.
It might be one which has been passed down through the generations and helps you achieve perfectly clean floors every time, or one which you stumbled across by accident all those years ago – but it has helped you quickly and easily clean your cooker ever since.
Whatever it is, tell us it and you could win with eSpares. We’re offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win an eSpares DIY & Maintenance Bundle (worth over £30) – whilst all entrants will get to see their top cleaning tip and name feature in the eSpares blog. Entering the competition couldn’t be easier, simply send you old wives cleaning tale to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “eSpares Old Wives Tale” before January 5th 2016 T&Cs:
- Entries to be sent to email@example.com with the subject line: “eSpares Old Wives Tale”
- One winner will be selected at random to win the eSpares DIY & Maintenance Bundle
- To be eligible, your email address will be added to the eSpares newsletter
- Deadline for entries is January 5th 2016 and winner will be announced on the eSpares blog (here) on January 11th 2016 and on Birmingham Favourites