It’s that time of year again when the sun is starting to stream into the windows more and suddenly every smear and speck of dust is standing out like a beacon of neglect – and so it’s spring cleaning time in this house.
Along with some general cleaning and a whole lot of dusting, I’ve been doing lots of other things to get the house looking good again including the following.
Using Bacofoil® Elasti-Fit® Bin Liners
Bacofoil®’s aim is to make life in the kitchen a little bit easier by developing high quality products that help to solve everyday problems. They have definitely helped me with getting the house vaguely shipshape again by sending me some of their new Bacofoil® Elasti-Fit® Bin Liners.
They’re a bit different than regular bin liners, in that they have a unique built-in elastic fastening system, which is like a stretchy band. This is a bit genius in my opinion, as it keeps the bin liner firmly in place – even when everyone in this house tries to jam as much into the bin rather than being the one to change it. The bin liners don’t slip down into the bin, so there’s no more digging my hands in past rubbish to find the top of the bin liner anymore.
So what else is special about the new liners?
The liners have triple layer thickness which prevents any leaks – removing the unpleasant job of cleaning inside the bin!
The unique bags are sealed at the side of the liner, rather than at the bottom, which helps to prevent the bag from splitting under the weight of the rubbish.
They’re tear resistant.
They also have drawstring handles for easy closing and carrying, which helps to prevent making mess and makes the bin liners easy to pull out of the bin once they’re full.
You can buy the bin liners from Tesco , they’re available as 10x 50L or 12x 30L bin liners with an RRP of £2.49, and if you’re wondering exactly how the Bacofoil® Elasti-Fit® Bin Liners work, watch the quick video below.
Our food cupboard used to be tidy, with food sorted into different storage boxes, but basic laziness has led to things being thrown into the cupboard quickly and it had gotten pretty messy. Now it has been sorted and it has made it so much easier to be able to grab what I need quickly from the cupboard when cooking and for my eldest to be able to find his hypo treatments.
Sorting the Understairs Chaos
One of the messiest places in our home is always under the stairs and unfortunately as there’s no door covering the space, the mess is one of the first things anyone who comes to the front door sees. The boys tend to use it as a bit of a dumping ground, especially after school and it’s usually home to manky PE kits and football boots. Not to mention footballs, random single gloves and all sorts of other ‘treasures’. I’ve given it a good spring clean though and it definitely looks better now!
The sun has definitely shown me just how dirty our windows were. We’ve been doing work outside the house for ages now, which is a major cause of the dirty windows. I don’t have a ‘before’ photo for the windows, but now that they’re cleaner they are definitely letting more of the lovely sunlight in. I have to admit that cleaning the windows is one of my least favourite jobs.
Do you have a least favourite job when it comes to cleaning and other housework?
Flowers and Keeping Things Tidy
I’m making myself a bit of a belated ‘New Year’s resolution’ or spring time resolution in that not only am I going to make much more of an effort to keep the house clean and tidy from now on and keep using the Bacofoil® Elasti-Fit® Bin Liners to avoid having to wash the bin out, but I am also going to treat myself to flowers more often. They really brighten the place up.