Competition - Share Your Old Wife Tale Cleaning Tips & Win a DIY Bundle From eSpares

tnDid 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 with the subject line “eSpares Old Wives Tale” before January 5th 2016 T&Cs:

  • Entries to be sent to 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


Laundry Competition

Want to get your laundry done for free?

To celebrate Laundrapp launching in Birmingham, they are offering one of our lucky readers the chance to have their laundry done FREE!

Simply tell us about your worst laundry disaster and the best one wins! Send us your laundry disaster confession (include photos if you have any!)

Email us or Tweet @BrumFaves before midnight on Friday 24th July


  • Winner receives a £30 voucher to use with Laundrapp Birmingham
  • To be eligible, your email address will be added to our Faves list (here)
  • One entry per household please
  • Only people who live in the Laundrapp area are eligible (Check your area here)
  • Deadline for entries is midnight, 24 July 2015. The winner will be announced on Friday 31st July 2015.