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Your Comprehensive Home Cleaning Handbook

We get it—keeping things tidy makes for a happier home, even if cleaning isn’t the most exciting task! If you don’t want to have to scour every single inch of your home, here’s our top ten spots that deserve your fullest attention.


  1. The microwave 

Microwaves aren’t the most common items we think of to clean when the notion of ‘deep cleaning’ comes into play. Still, built-up stains from spag bol and your kid’s experiments have certainly had enough time to sit and stink in the microwave. Grab a large bowl, fill it with water and lemons, and heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes. The leftover grime can be removed in seconds with a swipe of a paper towel!


  1. The kitchen sink

Instead of leaving your sink until you decide to undertake a deep clean, it’s best to get into the routine of doing it right after you wash those dishes. Use that same dish soap, fresh hot water, and your sponge to get into the crooks of the sink. Make sure to throw that sponge out afterward. If you’re still paranoid about invisible germs and small stains, give the sink a quick dusting of flour and a microfibre cloth to clean deeper.

If the drain still stinks after a quick cleaning, use an old toothbrush to get rid of the crumbs and sticky residue that are likely causing the smell.


  1. The stovetop 

It’s one of the most stained areas of the kitchen… but who can blame you! While you’re cooking up a masterpiece, it’s easy to ignore the mess you’re making. Again… lemon is truly one of the most underrated fruits for its many uses. Cut one in half and use it like a sponge, circling around the stove with a bit of elbow grease. If this doesn’t work, add baking soda to make a paste (this works with water and salt too) and watch the gunk be lifted with ease. If you have a glass stove top, you can’t go past using white vinegar, a natural cleanser that will help you remove built up grime.


  1. The oven 

You guessed it – baking soda paste again! If you’re looking for a homemade, chemical-free oven cleaner, combine baking soda and hot water. Leave the paste in the oven for 15-20mins and watch those stains disappear!


  1. The chopping boards 

After reading this article, you should really buy a bag of lemons if you don’t already have a tree in your backyard! You may think your chopping board is clean after a simple scrub in the sink with some dish soap, but chopping boards are one of the most contaminated items in your Kitchen. Use a left-over lemon, you only need half, add a bit of salt and scrub with a new sponge. Rinse the board and let the results speak for themselves!


  1. Grout and tiles 

Whether it’s your floor tiles or the kitchen splashback, dirt and grime are known to build up without regular spot cleaning. This is where deep cleaning needs to come in. Sure, you can try disinfecting the surface or using a multi-purpose cleaning spray, but we highly recommend the Britex Tile & Grout Spray that was made for this purpose. Utilise this and a grout brush, and you’ll be sure to see those tiles sparkling in no time. If you want to go deeper, we recommend hiring our 3in1 Deep Cleaning Machine from, your local Bunnings to make the process much easier.


  1. The shower head 

It’s not a typical place you think to clean… but if you take a quick look at your used shower head, we guarantee there are a few brown spots. Not to worry, you can quickly and easily remove these spots and stains with these three simple items: a plastic bag, a rubber band, and vinegar. It’s best to leave this combo attached to the showerhead overnight to really see the difference. Don’t forget to let the water run for a minute afterward and before stepping into the shower!


  1. The toilet 

Let’s face it… it’s no one’s favourite place to clean. Grab your regular toilet cleaner and use a fresh plunging brush to give the bowl’s rim a quick scrub. If you want a chemical-free approach, try vinegar around the bowl’s surface, scrub it, and then let it sit for 5 minutes before flushing the residue away. Don’t forget to disinfect the actual toilet seat you sit on, and the outside of the toilet, too!


  1. The ceiling fan 

A commonly overlooked place when cleaning, however, these fans, as great as they are, can be considered dust magnets. If a standard vacuum on these fans isn’t working, try using an old pillowcase. If you or your partner can reach the fan, wipe the blade with the inside of the pillowcase and capture more dust than ever before – just make sure it’s not on! Dump the dust outside or in the bin and give those fans one last wipe with a microfibre cloth or paper towel, and we guarantee you’ll be breathing a bit better in no time.


  1. The mattresses 

We’ve all got a stain on our mattress (or a few) and have no idea how they got there. These set-in stains are no joke and can be very difficult to remove. Certainly, give our Spot ‘n’ Stain Carpet & Upholstery Wipes a go. If the stains persist, perhaps a deeper cleaning is needed with our 3in1 Deep Cleaning Machine combined with the Britex Upholstery Wand.

Well, that’s ten spots worth keeping a tidy eye on, and when coupled with Britex, the cleaning should be less painful and more happy every time!










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