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13/02/2018

How to Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half or More

Do you dread cleaning? When you do clean, does it often taken you a full day or more to get the job thoroughly done? If so, you’re not alone. It’s that very reason why most people don’t clean their homes as often as they should. Instead of cleaning they’d much rather be doing something more productive with their time and we can’t blame them! However, keeping a clean house doesn’t have to be a long time consuming process or one that you ignore until the dirt and grime build up... Read More

26/06/2017

How To Clean Your Wheelie Bin

During the summer months, outdoor bins and wheelie bins can become a bit of an issue. Due to the rise in temperatures, the heat can potentially increase the likelihood of bin odour and may even attract pests and flies. Of course, due to the nature and purpose of bins, they are always going to be full of rubbish and food waste, which means avoiding smells can be difficult. But regular cleaning during the summer season can prevent this from happening, allowing you a wheelie bin free from nasty odours and... Read More

19/06/2017

Cleaning – Most Overlooked Areas Of The Home

When it comes to housework, you probably already have a routine which you follow to a T.  For some, cleaning the home is a military operation, but you know exactly what needs cleaning and when and have a trusty schedule too. But is your schedule as thorough as it can be? Hoovering, cleaning and dusting the main areas of the home is all well and good, but there are many which are often overlooked. These areas can harbor germs and dirt if they are not cleaned often enough, so it... Read More

12/06/2017

House Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

We all love animals and owning pets can be a wonderful thing. It is often said that pets have a positive effect on our health and happiness and whether you have a dog or cat, they can bring lots of fun and joy to the family. But being house proud and having animals in the home are two things which are hard to combine. Dogs and cats, as lovable as they are, can sometimes be the cause of mess and smells in the home. From pet hair to unwanted odours,... Read More

sofa 31/05/2017

How To Clean Your Sofa

Sofas are a common focal point in any lounge or living room and are one of the most used items of furniture in the home. Choosing a sofa is a major decision, as a brand new design can cost hundreds of pounds, especially sofas which are custom made. So when a stain occurs, it can be worrying to think you may have ruined an expensive piece of furniture. We sit on sofas everyday but because of this, they can be highly susceptible to staining. Whether it’s a food or drink... Read More

24/05/2017

Chemicals You Should Never Mix

Chemicals are found in most cleaning products these days, but are you aware of the dangers of these chemicals? Although they are effective at cleaning the home and keeping germs at a minimum, they can also be highly dangerous if not used properly. Mixing certain chemicals can have adverse effects and may even be a health concern in some circumstances. If you have cleaning products in your home that contain bleach, vinegar, ammonia or hydrogen peroxide, then you should familiarise yourself with the dangers that can come from combining any... Read More

17/05/2017

Cleaning Barbecues and Garden Furniture

Summer is just around the corner and there is nothing us Brits love more than firing up the barbecue and enjoying some food and drinks in the garden. We don’t get many sun filled days here in the UK, but when we do, we always make the most of them by having a barbecue and spending some time outdoors. Why waste those rare, summer days by eating in the house when you can sip beer and chow down on burgers in the sun? But with most of our barbecues, usage... Read More

10/05/2017

Bloggers Love Star Brands

At Star Brands, we love it when our customers enjoy our products. Our high quality cleaners have been used for decades in households across the UK and our name is one that has been around since the 1930’s. Today, our cleaning products are as popular as ever and over the past seventy years, our product line has expanded rapidly, from our Stardrops Original All Round Cleaner to our current range of household cleaners for all rooms of the home. Recently, we have seen a few fans of Star Brands sharing... Read More

27/04/2017

Toxins In Cleaning Products

There are many toxins which are often found in common household cleaning products. These toxins can be harmful to humans, including children and pets, so it is important to understand what these chemicals are and what effect they have on humans and pets. Common toxins found in cleaning products include Phthalates, Perchloroethylene and Triclosan and here, we take a look at these commonly used chemicals to see exactly where they are found and how they can affect us. Phthalates Phthalates is often found in fragranced household products, but are also... Read More

cleaning mold in bathroom 24/04/2017

Cleaning Mould and Mildew

Mould is an unsightly problem to have but can occur in many areas of the home. It is most often present in rooms where moisture is present. Kitchens can often be affected by mould due to steam from cooking and boiling kettles and bathrooms can also become susceptible to mould and mildew on tiles and grouting as well as shower curtains. Walls and ceilings in other rooms can also be affected by mould where there are damp conditions. It is usually caused by warm or humid atmospheres with little to... Read More