21 September 2015

Bissell Thrifty Home Hacks‏

As a mum of 3, I have built up an arsenal of hacks in the home to save me time, space and cleaning whilst also saving me money as I now use a lot of pantry cupboard items as cleaning products. Today I share with you some of the thrifty home hacks‏ from Bissell that aim to help around the house when it comes to toys, stains, cleaning and picking up broken glass. 

Did you know for instance, that lemon is the king of cleaners. Not only can you use it to get your taps clean and shiny by putting half a lemon squished into them for around half an hour before rinsing and buffing, but it can be used to clean your microwave roof also. Simply use a damp cloth with water and lemon juice to wipe the area clean. The lemon will help to clean the area as well as sanitising the microwave.


Fizzy pop is a pain in the bum to remove, and being a cola lover and very clumsy, I am forever scrubbing it up from the floor with no avail. With the Bissell hacks it makes cleaning a less hard work as there is no scrubbing needed. Just use a roller towel to absorb the excess soda then pour a little Soda Water on a cloth to dilute spilled liquid then vacuum the excess. 

The 4 hacks in the photo above are my favourites though. I have 3 boys, 3 messy messy boys and so knowing that plastic toys (such as figures and Lego, none electrical toys) can easily go through the dishwasher, saves me loads of time as I now don't need to stand at the sink washing them all by hand. 

Broken glass is not only annoying but can be dangerous also when having a little one crawling around. Bissell makes picking up glass the best thing sliced bread, literally in fact as, to pick up shards of glass, just press a slice of bread into the floor and this will pick up any rouge fragments.


I love these tips and how easy it makes cleaning and saving time at home. And to help with the cleaning a little more, Bissell are offering one of my readers the chance to win a clean up bundle worth £30. The bundle consists of Bissell Carpet & Upholstery Aerosol, Tough Stain Pre Cleaner an Bissell Dirt & Odour Heavy Traffic Carpet Foam to keep you house stain free. 

For your chance to win, you just need to pop over to my Facebook page and let me know any cleaning hacks that you have. All the details are on the Facebook post which is also below. Please remember to check my full T&C's here. This giveaway is open to the UK only and any entries left that do not follow the required entries will be disqualified.


***WIN***Would you like to win a Bissell UK Clean Up Bundle worth £30 to coincide with my post about thrifty home...

24 comments:

  1. Some really good tips here, I love the slice of bread for picking up glass shards! Could really have done with that tip the other day when my husband dropped my pyrex dish on the floor and it shattered into a million pieces! xx

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  2. Brilliant ideas! I need to remember the bread one as my husband is phobic about broken glass. When he was younger (and apparantly an idiot) he jumped on a deckchair. He went straight through it and there was a bottle underneath. He was barefoot! Ouch! Now if glass breaks around him he just freezes so the bread should help.

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  3. I need some of this in my life. I have a new sofa and already spotted a few little marks from the kids even though there is a no food policy in place!

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  4. Great ideas! I will try the lemon and I can't believe that I've never thought to put the kids' toys through the dishwasher. Thanks for sharing! #TriedTested

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  5. Great tips here - I had not heard of the bread to clean up broken glass. I love discovering a new cleaning up tups =)

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  6. Some great tips here. I've never heard about cleaning glass up with bread but it makes really good sense. It's so dangerous if you don't get all of the little pieces picked up, especially with toddlers or babies in the house. Lovely giveaway too! x

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  7. Really enjoyed your post and great tips! Especially about the microwave and using natural lemon juice! I cleaned mine the other day with a brand sanitizer and it is giving off the most awful chemical smell since! I will be off to Tesco tomorrow for a bunch of lemons. Great tips and advice thanks so much

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  8. Love the tips. We use the dishwasher for toys tip in the nursery. Its so easy to pop them all in and they come out really clean.

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  9. Pam Francis Gregory22 September 2015 at 20:27

    Some great tips!

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  10. Oh I love hacks! I have never heard of the dry bread thing. A week ago I dropped a pint class from the top of the stair to the bottom, I think I needed a while loaf! x

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  11. i like the stains hack! very handy with a 4 year old and a fiance that is always covered in oil.

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  12. I had never heard the one with the bread. What a brilliant idea
    (@foxyowl)

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  13. Putting toys in the dishwasher is such a good idea! And I love the baby powder on stains! Will definitely be trying this x

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  14. Cleaning the Microwave - just popthe end of a lemon in a bowl of water and microwave for 3 minutes, then just wipe.

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  15. great one with the bread everyone in my home are accident prone so this tip will come in very handy and also the microwave clean too , thanks everyone you learn something new everyday great giveaway

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  16. i use a toothbrush to clean cooker nobs, roun taps and in corners

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  17. The brushes you use to get hair of your coat work wonders on the carpet to get dog hair out xx

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  18. use a old toothbrush to get in all nooks and crannies

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  19. I love the idea of bread to get up broken glass since my other half breaks glasses all the time!

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  20. I have really liked reading the comments...particularly the one about the bread! I can't think of any unique cleaning tips other than I use baby wipes for polishing the dashboard in my car! They shine it up and make it look brand new!

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  21. Use sellotape to remove inside of lily if rubbed on to clothing

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  22. Use an old toothbrush and bleach to get rid of the stubborn bathroom stains

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  23. I bought some beautiful, retro flock wallpaper, which I love.
    But, it does collect the dust.
    I use a slice of bread to collect the dust from the grooves, without damaging the wallpaper.
    Sounds like a chew, but it doesn't need to be done that often .. thankfully xx

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