Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore! It can, in fact, be therapeutic and destressing before, during or after a full-on season. And with Ecofriendly alternatives, you can be sure to ditch all the toxicity and embrace nature's best solutions.
You can make cleaning a fun competitive game for younger ones. They get to keep track of their chores and earn rewards as they complete them. Whether we have young or adult guests around, my motto is
This works almost all the time, except of course with toddlers or babies, lol. I know how it is to clean up after our 10-month old.
Throughout the busy Christmas period with family and friends coming over, more cleaning is required around the house and it can quickly become a chore. Most of the major cleaning comes from a build-up in the kitchen, bathroom & living areas, but these tips can help turn cleaning from a chore into a charm:
- Pay attention to food and oil splashes on your hob and in the oven. Clean your hob and oven after each round of cooking to prevent the stains hardening up. Frequent Cleaning of these areas means you will not need a major cleanup action on boxing day. It also helps to prevent grease from building on top of each other as each time you cook. multiple layers of grease are harder to clean and can be frustrating to cook on a dirty cooker. Try the Iron & Velvet Oven Cleaner for cleaning your oven and reduce elbow grease. The Bio-D All Purpose Sanitiser spray for surfaces includes orange oil with effective degreasing qualities to wipe through grease and stains.
- Encourage cleaning as you go. Wipe up spills and splashes as you prepare, decorate and cook. For example, you can give the bathroom a quick spray and wipe down after you use it to reduce the soap build-up from increased usage. Also, keep an eye out for accidents around the house. You may need to appoint a "cleanliness ambassador" to keep an eye out for these little accidents.
- Involve others around in the cleaning process. talking of keeping an eye out for accidents, this role will be great for the young ones in the house. You can even attach rewards to the cleaning when well done.
- Use the right products! This might seem like common knowledge but time is of the essence and you want to make sure you use the right product that will give you the required result quickly. I find it quite exciting and motivating to know that many eco-friendly cleaning products (such as listed below) deliver excellent results without the nasty toxic chemicals.
You probably already have some of the key essentials you need at home but we have highlighted our top-notch eco-friendly and hypoallergenic product recommendations that can make your cleaning experience a breeze. These are tried and tested plant-based products that could be time-saving for cleaning this season and beyond. You can use these for a deep clean before, maintaining the cleanliness during and a top-up clean after Christmas.
We also have bundles if you would rather get that and save cost.
Bio-D Multi Surface Sanitiser - Use this wonder multi-surface sanitiser as a degreaser and disinfectant for sinks, baths, cookers, floors, tiles, work surfaces, and paintwork. Add neatly to a cloth for those heavy-duty jobs or mix a small amount with water for all-purpose citrus cleaning power. It is the concentrated version of the all-purpose and only available in 5 litres but totally cost-effective as you would use for a long time. It also contains orange oil, an effective degreasing agent, and conforms to the food grade standard BSEN1276, for complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting against E-coli and Salmonella.
Bio-D All Purpose Sanitiser – This is a ready to use sanitising cleanser that would cut through all the grease from cooking this Christmas with the natural orange oil in it. It uses lactic acid (an organic hypoallergenic neutraliser) to neutralize 99.9% of harmful bacteria including E.coli, Salmonella, and MRSA, while still being 100% gentle on the skin. It also conforms to the food grade standard BSEN1276.
Bio-D Sanitising Hand Wash – This is definitely a must-have for this season, with all the visits and unknown germs carried in our hands. Get the kids and adults alike to wash their hands and give you the assurance of clean, germ-free hands. This fast-acting favourite is tested to BSEN1276 (food grade standard) – it neutralises 99.9% of harmful bacteria including E.coli, Salmonella and MRSA, while still being gentle on skin. Available in Fragrance-free, Lime & Aloe, and Geranium
Bio-D Washing Up Liquid – Get all the dishes done with the hypoallergenic, highly effective & powerful degreasing effect of the washing up on your dishes. Let’s try to make your washing up experience less of a chore with either the calming lavender, zingy grapefruit or natural fragrance-free. 100% tough on stains and kind to skin!
Dish-Washing Soap Bar - Or choose plastic-free dishwashing powered by organic plant-based ingredients that are tough on grease yet gentle to your hands. So mild the rinse water can be used on your plants! 100% natural dishwashing soap bar which is biodegradable, plastic-free and contains No Palm Oil. Made with love in the UK
LoofCo Washing-Up Pad - A 100% biodegradable alternative to plastic washing-up sponges. When immersed in water swells up to become a soft, spongy and flexible pad. It’s soft enough for non-stick pans and supple enough to fit into mugs. You can be rest assured you won’t be chucking this away anytime soon as each durable pad will last for months and when worn out can be composted. Each pad has a convenient cotton hanging string. Flattened for transport to save space.
Simply use in warm water with washing up liquid, like a washing-up sponge. Soak and remove baked-on food first. To keep loofah fresh between uses, squeeze out excess water, shake out any food particles & hang to dry from the cotton string loop. Occasionally wash in the washing machine between uses to keep it fresh and clean.
EcoCoconut Scourers – Loosen up the stuck-on food or dirt with this sustainable scourer. An economical choice for kitchens and bathrooms. A biodegradable and highly durable multipurpose scourer that has been designed to meet style with sustainability and with all the functionalities to deliver a superior clean in your home. Made with coconut fibre. Safe on non-stick fry pans.
Compostable Sponge Cleaning Clothes - These 100% natural set of compostable sponge cleaning clothes are made of natural renewable resources and would make your cleaning experience so much more rewarding. They do not emit micro-plastic pollution, unlike classic sponge cloths and they are highly effective for cleaning as they are very absorbent, durable and reusable. Just wash and reuse for as long as you can. They are home compostable at the end of their long life.
And our cost-saving bundles available with different cleaning essentials to give you a top-notch eco cleaning wonder.
Let’s help you achieve a Natural, toxic-free cleaning experience this Christmas and beyond.