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Cleaning Tips and Tricks – Grout and Artificial Flowers

March 2020

Like many people, I am totally obsessed with Mrs Hinch.

I have always been motivated to keep a clean and tidy home, but it’s been great getting ideas to help to make certain cleaning tasks a little easier.

We all have certain cleaning tasks that we find difficult and you just can’t seem to find products that work.

To help you I will be bringing you some of my favourite cleaning products that I have picked up in the Forge Shopping Centre.

I will also be giving you some tips and tricks to help you tackle those pesky tasks that a lot of us struggle with.

First up is one of my all-time favourite products.

Cleaning the shower tile grout has always been my least liked chore, well until recently that is.

I came across this product a few months ago and it is AMAZING!

Cillit Bang Black Mould Remover – £2.00 – Asda

Directions for use –

1.      Point the trigger away from your face.

2.      Turn the nozzle to the ON position.

3.      Keep the bottle upright and 20cm away from targeted area, then spray.

4.      For a 100% stain removal leave for 10 minutes.

5.      For a complete disinfection leave for 15 minutes.

6.      Wipe and rinse thoroughly with water. Turn nozzle to OFF position.

This product is ideal for –

Ceramic kitchen sink, worktops, shower cabins & curtains, rubbish bins, plugholes, chrome, tile grout and many more areas.

To show you the mighty power of this product I have taken some before and after pictures.

I left the product on for 10 minutes and simply rinsed it off thoroughly with warm water. No effort required.


Next up is my top tip for cleaning artificial flowers.

Over the last few years I have got fed up buying new flowers constantly, so I decided to buy artificial roses.

The only issue with them is the amount of dust that they gather, which show particularly bad on white flowers.

After trying numerous different ways to clean them, here is the steps to follow for my favourite way.



1.      Mix a small amount (approx. ¼ cap full) of a white fabric conditioner with warm water in your sink/basin.

2.      Swirl the head of the flower in the conditioner/water mix.

3.      Lay the flowers on a clean white towel to absorb the excess water.

4.      When they are dry, pop them back into your vase.

Here is my choice of fabric conditioner.

It is super concentrated, so you only need a very small amount.

Comfort Perfume Deluxe Heavenly Nectar Fabric Conditioner 58 Washes – £3.00 – Asda

When you are finished not only will your flowers smell divine, they will be looking brand new as well.


Prices correct at time of publish.