Cleaning lessons from Downton Abbey

January 31st, 2014 Category: Educational Establishments Office Cleaning

Downton Abbey has entranced viewers across the world. People are able to look in on the lives of an an aristocratic British family and wonder what it would be like to have a hoard of servants to attend to their every beck and call.

Most of us do not have this luxury, but the Huffington Post believes we could learn some handy cleaning tips from those that live “below the stairs”.

Can the chemicals 

You don’t need to douse rugs with cocktails of chemicals in order to get them clean. You also don’t need to run to the supermarket and pay almost £30 to hire a Rug Doctor. 

Take them outside and beat them clean. A method that will allow you to vent some frustrations while making your rug dirt free.

Use the power of vegetables

You can cut out the chemicals when cleaning your floors as well. Cleaning them often with plant or vegetable based cleansers works just as well as using harsher products.

Ecover has a large range of environmentally friendly household cleaning products. The company’s floor soap uses the power of linseed oil to keep your floors shiny.

Add some sparkle with lemon

If you come to clean your windows and find you’ve ran out of your usual spray cleaner, worry not. Simply go to the fridge and take out a lemon.

As it is a natural and organic substance, lemon juice is a powerful and environmentally friendly cleaning agent which doubles as an antioxidant. 

Lemon juice contains citric acid and there are all sorts of things around the home it can clean, so you don’t have to stop at the windows. 

It can be used to make old brass and copper shiny again and it can disinfect your kitchen work surfaces. 

Choose cloth over paper

Ditch the kitchen roll and switch to cloth towels in the kitchen. 

Using paper to clean up is wasteful as it adds tonnes to landfill sites. Cloths can be washed and reused plenty of times and it will save you a couple of quid.