Somebody somewhere must have known I needed a little help when it came to how I conduct my housework duties. I have been known to take an old run of the mill cloth to do all the chores and then just throw it away afterwards. Hmmm not very good practise I'm sure you'll agree. I was therefore rather relieved when the team at Scotch-Brite™ offered to send some cleaning products along with some Scotchguard™ protector products to help make those chores fast and easy!
Never have I felt so cheery and excited about getting the 'housework' gloves on, and I couldn't wait to try some of the products out!
First up I thought I'd concentrate on the sink area, with us being a family who *shock horror* don't own a dishwasher, our sink gets a lot of traffic going through it on a daily basis. I thought I'd try out the Scotch-Brite ™ Kitchen Duo, with it's silver side that gently cleans whilst the coloured side scours through grease quickly and effectively.
I found this a great product, it was really easy to use and reassuringly soft to hold and manage. You can see the difference here when I used it to clean one of the metal sink plugs - next to the one I hadn't cleaned, it certainly looks a lot more sparkly!
In fact it did a great job of all the double sink - I'm a lot more proud to pop my dishes in there now than I was before ;)
And only my prettiest tea towels shall do for the drying up!
Talking of pretty, for such mundane things as sponge scourers, these really are a cute pair and certainly bring a little prettiness to the kitchen.
I popped just a little water onto the sponge side - oh look at the pretty pink!!
I decided to give our enamel bread bin a good scrub - I've had it for donkey's years but am ashamed to say it has never once had a clean. It was shouting out for a spruce up as was covered in all sorts of greasy marks. It came up beautifully!
The Microfibre Kitchen Cloths worked a treat on the kitchen cupboards - its only when I came to clean them that I realised how dirty they were with many a food splash on them. The microfibre clothes were perfect for getting right into the edges.
Now they look all white, like they should be, rather than a dirty white!
Next it was time to head to the bathroom to give it a little autumnal clean! The bath was desperate for a clean and the Tub Scrubber came into its own.
With a little handle to hold, this cleaning product really was a breeze to use and I quickly got into giving the bath a good scrub.
I'm not one for harsh chemicals - so literally a little cleaning soap and scrub and it was done!
I think the sink must have been feeling a little left out so I tackled her next using the Microfibre Bathroom cloth.
I was left with a very shiny and new looking sink after it's little clean using the cloth :)
I thought I'd finish off by going over the grout in the tiles too using the Grout Scrubber - a product I didn't even know existed. It was certainly addictive scrubbing all the dirty grime from the grout line I can tell you.
I was very pleased with how simple and effective the Scotch-Brite ™ cleaning products were, and have been delighted with the difference using them has made.
I tried out some Scotchguard ™ too, and with the wet days we are having I thought it perfect to protect some trusty boots of mine.
The suede boots are very vell worn, I wear them in all weathers, and I should probably have used a protecter from new. They are so comfy and I wanted to see if I could indeed give them a new lease of life and make them hopefully last a little longer if they were protected. I gave them a little spray following the instructions on the can.
Now, not only does the rain seem to just fall off them, but they look newer too - so a great result!
Scotch-Brite™ are offering you the opportunity to recieve a 20% discount and free postage and packaging on all Scotch-Brite™ or Scotchguard™ protector products. The offer can be redeemed on the 3mdirect website using the code: mums and the offer is valid until 5th January 2014.
Disclosure: We were sent various Scotch-Brite ™ cleaning products and Scotchguard protectors for the purposes of this review post. All words and opinions are my own.