Awaab’s Law: Is Your Housing Stock Anti-Mould Compliant?

If left untreated, mould and dampness in homes can cause potentially life-threatening respiratory conditions. While this is a problem that can potentially affect any house, it has become prevalent in social and private housing sectors, where mould has all too frequently been ignored, treated inadequately or without sufficient urgency.

As is often the case, it took a tragic death to bring change to this situation.

What is Awaab’s Law?

In December 2020, two-year-old Awaab Ishak died from a respiratory condition caused by prolonged exposure to mould in the social housing flat he called home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The coroner called this “a defining moment”.

With a fast-tracked review of the present guidance surrounding the health impacts of damp and mould already underway, the Government has now tabled amendments to the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill. Dubbed “Awaab’s Law”, these will require landlords to investigate claims of damp and mould and fix serious problems within strict time limits.

The Housing Ombudsman will also be given new powers to ensure compliance with the new regulations, placing pressure on the housing sector to carry out urgent remedial works. This has understandably raised concerns in the sector, but with the right approach to mould and damp removal and treatment, landlords and tenants have nothing to fear.

How can mould be removed from a property?

The first step in eradicating mould from a property is to identify the cause of the mould. This will often be due to excess moisture, lack of ventilation or a combination of the two.

  • Roofs, gutters and pipes should be checked for leaks and wooden windows and doors for signs of rot.
  • Areas of high humidity such as kitchens and bathrooms should be well-ventilated and vents should be periodically checked to make sure they aren’t blocked or obstructed.
  • Outlets from washing machines, dishwashers and tumble driers should also be checked regularly.
  • Furniture placed against outside walls, particularly those of older properties without wall insulation, can also retain mould-causing moisture.

Any material or surfaces that are porous – wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets – will retain moisture and can encourage mould growth. If these cannot be effectively cleaned and the mould neutralised, they should be removed from the property.

How can mould be removed and neutralised?

Once the sources of moisture and damp have been identified and rectified it’s important to remove and neutralise any remaining mould. This isn’t just because it looks unsightly; untreated mould spores will continue to be a health hazard and will encourage the return of further growth.

When removing mould from a property, care needs to be taken to protect the operatives carrying out the work and the residents, and to minimise legal disrepair claims.

This is where Pura+ from Maxam comes into its own. This two-part mould treatment and protection system carries no risks of harm to human health but creates an effective barrier against the return of mould growth. It is also safe and easy to apply and with little to no damage to existing décor.

  • Many biocides used to treat mould are highly toxic and harmful to human health. Children, the elderly and immuno-compromised or chronically sick people are particularly vulnerable, and operatives are also at risk of workplace exposure exceeding safe limits.
  • Pura+ contains no dangerous biocides or other hazardous chemicals. As a result, operatives don’t need to wear specialist PPE and residents don’t need to be removed from the property while treatment is being carried out.
  • Following treatment, the area is immediately safe for people and animals and it leaves no lingering unpleasant odour.
  • That’s not to say it isn’t as effective – Pura+ kills 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses and fungi and prevents them from returning. In contrast, biocides are not effective against all microbial organisms and even if they neutralise the mould growth, allergenic spores and mycotoxins may still remain and present a health hazard.
  • In many cases, mould can be removed from surfaces – even wallpaper – without damaging the surface or requiring redecoration. This can prevent further claims from residents to cover the cost of redecoration or repair.

How is Pura+ mould treatment applied?

Pura+ is a two-step process that first encapsulates and removes the mould and then creates an invisible antimicrobial barrier that inhibits future growth.

  • While no specialist PPE is required, we advise wearing a face mask during the treatment process to prevent inhalation of mould spores.
  • The contaminated surface is first sprayed with the Pura+ treatment solution, treating one square metre of the affected area at a time to encapsulate the mould.
  • Once the surface is wet, scrub it with a stiff brush in a circular motion to remove the mould.
  • When the entire area has been treated, it should be left to dry – this can be accelerated with a fan heater or dehumidifier.
  • When the surface is completely dry, wipe it over with a soft microfibre cloth, and then spray it with Pura+ surface sanitiser.

You can also watch our video here to see how easy and effective Pura+ is on mould.

What do housing groups say about Pura+ mould treatment?

More than 100 UK housing groups have successfully used Pura+ to treat mould in homes. Here’s what a few of them have said about it.

  • “Pura+ is a great product. We’ve been very impressed with the feedback we’ve been getting.”

Solihull Community Housing.

  • “The best option appears to be the Maxam Pura + as it is the only one that does not have any ill health effects associated with it for general use.”

Health & Safety Section, Walsall Housing Group

  • “Good stuff, does the job.”

Places For People

  • “Really easy to use, no unpleasant fumes and was able to use on wallpaper with no discolouration at all, in all honesty, I was shocked with how effective it was with no damage or discolouration to decoration.”

Vivid Homes

What other products does Maxam offer?

Maxam supplies a wide range of property maintenance and repair products for social housing and public buildings.

With full sales support, technical information and free samples backed up by fast delivery times and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, we have become a trusted supplier to the UK’s top housing organisations.

If you would like to learn more, click on the link above to view our range or call our advisors on 0800 0922 923 or if you are outside the UK, +44 131 442 4343. Alternatively, drop us an email at web@maxam.co.uk.

Visit the DURA+ Demo Event at Travis Perkins Loanhead

Where & When?

Head over to Travis Perkins in Loanhead next Wednesday 30th June for free samples, free refreshments and free expert advice.

What is Dura+?

Dura+ all-in-one adhesive and sealant can be used on a huge range of tasks from fixing leaks to instant sealing even in the toughest conditions. A food safe, solvent free, flexible, and waterproof product, you will find that Dura+ allows you to replace a veritable galaxy of mastic, silicone sealants, caulks, and adhesives with just the one product.

Possibly you have already heard of a ‘wonder product’ for the construction, maintenance, and facilities management trade talked up to the skies, only to be disappointed once the money has left your account?

Not with DURA+! 

Please do come along to see this for yourself, meet our down-to-earth guys and chat over your challenges and – very importantly – take a free sample tube away to try for yourself.

Dura+ is available in several colours for all your construction and repairs needs.

Venue: Travis Perkins – Pentland Industrial Est, Loanhead, EH20 9QH

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Need Samples or More Information?

Shortage of OSB in UK – Alternate Window Boarding Solutions

Is There a Shortage of OSB for Window Boarding in the UK?

OSB (oriented strand board) is arguably the most common material used to board up and make safe broken glass windows. There is however a huge shortage of timber products in the UK at this time including OSB. The Timber Trade Federation reports that OSB imports fell by up to 50% due to the ongoing global pandemic. This then begs the question, ‘Can I use an alternative to OSB to board my broken windows?’. Maxam’s answer is a resounding, ‘YES!’.

What is OSB?

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OSB is an acronym for Oriented Strand Board. OSB is constructed from ‘strands’ or longer chips of wood that are mixed with adhesives and waxes, aligned in perpendicular alternating layers, and pressed into panels. (see image above for an example of what OSB looks like) 

What are the Alternatives to OSB for Making Safe Broken Windows?

There are many alternatives such as:

  • Plywood
  • Steel sheets
  • Plexiglass or Perspex
  • Composite boards
  • Glass repair film

The alternatives are many, but there is one solution that stands out: Glass Repair Film.

The Ultimate Alternative to OSB

Maxam 175 Glass Repair Film solves a multitude of challenges with the traditional OSB boarding method of making safe a broken window.

Some of the drawbacks or challenges of OSB Boarding are:

  • Unsightly – if your window is street facing, having a raw OSB board over your window will look unpleasant.
  • Non-Translucent – once you have boarded your broken window with OSB, if that is the only window in the room, no natural light can enter the room.
  • Destructive – in order to secure the boarding, the board has to be screwed in to the window frame or surrounding wall.

Maxam 175 offers solutions to all these issues and more:

  • Translucent Film – this takes care of point 1 and 2 above. As is translucent, it is basically invisible making it instantly more visually suitable and allows light to enter as if it were glass.
  • Adhesive Backing – As this is a film, you simple apply it to the broken window without any penetration of the frame or surrounding walls.
  • Can be applied to moving objects – As it is a film and has flexible properties, Maxam 175 can be applied to vehicles, trains or construction site vehicles. Read the case study on Virgin Trains to see how Maxam 175 was their ultimate solution.
  • Cost savings – one board of OSB costs about £25 on average and can be used to cover one window. Include the time, the fact it takes 2 persons to board a window and that cost quickly increases to more than £50. With a 3M roll of Maxam 175 handy for less than £50, you can fix multiple windows, one person to carry out the work and only use exactly what you need.

Maxam is Here to Help!

the team at Maxam have been providing innovative products to clients in social housing maintenance, public transport, education facility managers, hospitals, facilities managers and builders merchants for over 25 years. 

With our experience and a desire to answer and solve your questions and challenges, we would be glad to hear from you. You can contact us via email at sales@maxam.co.uk call us toll-free on 0800 0922 923 or via our contact page

We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Visit the DURA+ Demo Event at Travis Perkins Haddington

Where & When?

Head over to Travis Perkins in Haddington next Wednesday 9th June for free samples, free refreshments and free expert advice.

What is Dura+?

Dura+ all-in-one adhesive and sealant can be used on a huge range of tasks from fixing leaks to instant sealing even in the toughest conditions. A food safe, solvent free, flexible, and waterproof product, you will find that Dura+ allows you to replace a veritable galaxy of mastic, silicone sealants, caulks, and adhesives with just the one product.

Possibly you have already heard of a ‘wonder product’ for the construction, maintenance, and facilities management trade talked up to the skies, only to be disappointed once the money has left your account?

Not with DURA+! 

Please do come along to see this for yourself, meet our down-to-earth guys and chat over your challenges and – very importantly – take a free sample tube away to try for yourself.

Dura+ is available in several colours for all your construction and repairs needs.

Venue: Travis Perkins Haddington – 2A Hospital Rd, Haddington EH41 3BH

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Need Samples or More Information?

What Materials Can Hybrid Adhesives Bond?

Is Hybrid Adhesive the New MVP of Sealants and Adhesives?

One of the best things about hybrid adhesives is that because they stick well to so many surfaces, an adhesive bond is possible between otherwise incompatible substrates that previously would have required mechanical fixings.

Dura+ hybrid adhesive is one of the most advanced and versatile fixing products in the construction industry, combining all the best qualities of silicone sealants and grab adhesives and outperforming both of them.

What can Dura+ Hybrid Adhesive Sealant Stick/Bond?

With a cartridge of Dura+ in their toolkit, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, fitters and decorators can quickly and permanently bond surfaces together, fix stuff in place, fill gaps and make a waterproof seal. All with one product.

As Dura+ is solvent-free, it is also compatible with substrates that would be softened by grab adhesives, which contain solvents.

Providing the contact surfaces are stable and free of dust or grease, Dura+ will bond most surfaces – even when wet – including:

  • Wood – unplaned timber; planed square edge (PSE) timber
  • Metal – stainless steel, aluminium, copper, lead, etc.
  • Plastics – hard PVC, polycarbonates, polyurethane, polystyrene, fibreglass (GRP), ABS and Perspex
  • Porcelain, ceramics and glass – sanitaryware, wall and floor tiles, glazing, shower screens, mirrors, etc.
  • Stone, brick and concrete
  • Cured plaster and mortar
  • Surface coatings – paint, varnish, powder-coating
  • All roofing materials including bitumen paper

What Will Hybrid Adhesive NOT Stick/Bond To?

You might ask, what doesn’t Dura+ stick to? Like all hybrid adhesives, it won’t stick to cured silicone sealant, so this must be removed and the area washed down with isopropyl alcohol (IPA), rubbing spirit or similar alcohol before reapplying Dura+. It also won’t bond with surfaces that have a high wax or oil content – lookout for this particularly in products used to preserve exterior timber such as fencing and garden furniture.

If you have an unusual application and are unsure if Dura+ will work, you can ask our experts on 0800 0922 923 for professional advice – we’re just a phone call away!

Maxam Products Now Available on Amazon!

Due to the high demand and our products and the MAXAM brand becoming a household name, we have taken the decision to offer our innovative products for general use through the most popular online shopping platform: Amazon.Co.Uk!

Everyone can now use MAXAM products for DIY home repairs or even if you just prefer to shop from Amazon!

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Our Product Range Available on Amazon

Click the links below to go directly to the relevant Amazon shop page!

Our flagship emergency glass window repair product that makes broken windows safe in seconds. Maxam 175 comes in 3 convenient sizes.

The newest innovation from MAXAM, DURA+ Hybrid Polymer All-In-One Adhesive & Sealant. Just as effective, strong, and flexible as the leading brands of hybrid polymer adhesives, but not as hot a price! Adhesive, Glue, Decorators Caulk and Silicone Sealant: All in one convenient tube with superior performance. Learn more about DURA+ Here and read the comparison here to popular brands!

With COVID-19 still a threat to society, we supply a range of anti-bacterial products which includes:

    • Anti-Microbial Surface Cleaner – This Non-Alcoholic, Non-Bleach, No Fragrance spray kills up to 99.9999% of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi and will last for up to 7 days on surfaces.
    • Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser Gel – Tired of your hands drying out and cracking from using alcohol-based hand sanitisers? The PURA+ AF Hand Gel is your answer and will last up to 8 hours protecting you from germs.

All our emergency roofing repair and weatherproofing products are also available on Amazon for your convenience.

  • Maxam Jetseal – an instant waterproofing sealer in a 400ml aerosol for easy access to awkward areas and tight spots.
  • Maxam Wetseal – a trowel on roof and gutter repair compound that is instantly weatherproof and can be applied in all weather conditions.
  • Maxam Seek-N-Seal – The ultimate emergency roof leak repair solution. A unique formulation of microporous natural material which flows with the rain, to the location of the leak. As it flows, Seek-n-seal gradually swells up to 15 times its original size effectively sealing off the leak until a more permanent repair can be made.
  • Maxam Maxseal – Maxseal is a solvent based cold applied bituminous compound that acts as a very effective general purpose roof coating. Maxseal can be applied between -10c to +50c to Felt, Lead, Zinc, Asbestos, Cement, Concrete, Galvanised Steel and Iron.
  • Maxam Maxcrete – a high strength concrete repair compound that can be applied down to 0c and can be driven over in 2 hours for the least downtime in high traffic areas.

The Maxam Commitment

As we continue in our commitment to providing high-quality, innovative and cost saving products to the construction and property maintenance sectors we are glad to offer these products to all with the highest convenience.

If you have a charity that you like to support, be sure to login to smile.amazon.co.uk and choose your charity to automatically support as you purchase your Maxam Products!

Have a question or need help? Please feel free to email us at sales@maxam.co.uk or call us on 0800 0922 923.

Happy Shopping!

White Silicone Supply Issues in UK – Alternative Option to Consider

The Global Silicone Sealant Supply Challenge

With global construction markets booming despite the COVID-19 pandemic, raw material shortages are starting to negatively influence product supply, including silicone sealants.

In March 2021, a well-known construction sector market research group in Europe, Construction Market Experts, published a blog mentioning that the pandemic has caused global shortages of Siloxanes, which is a key base component in the manufacturing of silicones.

This month, May 2021, we have got market feedback from major construction retailers and builders’ merchants that there is an ongoing and worsening shortage of silicones, and in particular, white silicone in The UK.

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A Solution to the Silicone Supply Shortage

Maxam have for years been providing solutions to challenges in the construction market and this continues to be the case with the newest addition to our range of products.

Dura+ Hybrid Polymer Sealant has been launched in early 2021 as Maxam’s answer to overpriced hybrid sealants on the market and as a solution that will reduce the reliance on silicones by providing a superior product.

Not only does Dura+ far exceed the properties and performance of silicone, but it can also be used as caulking as it is paintable and will not crack after setting.

Why carry around 4 tubes instead of one? Many construction workers use 4 different tubes of sealant or adhesive. A tube of caulk, a tube of adhesive (Gripfill or similar), a tube of silicone and a tube of glue (Unibond No More Nails or similar).

With Dura+, the advantages and savings are massive for everyday users of adhesives and sealant. Not only from the convenience of having your tool belt lightened from 4 tubes to 1, but also from a cost perspective.

Cost Comparison Between DURA+, Silicone and Conventional Products

Cost Comparison Graph For Silicone vs Hybrid Adhesive

DURA+ - The Obvious Alternative to Silicone

As is evidenced here, one tube of Hybrid Dura+ Adhesive Sealant replacing all 4 separate tubes would save more than £3 per tube or 23.29%. When extrapolated to commercial use quantities, this becomes a major saving.

The other point to be considered is that many times, due to only a small quantity needed of one particular type or colour of caulk, glue or silicone, a high amount of wastage occurs.

With Dura+ the ‘type’ variable is removed only leaving colour as the variable which could reduce your wastage and overall costs by a large amount across multiple projects.

With 5 popular and versatile colours to choose from, Dura+ is the obvious choice to reduce your costs and your environmental impact via reduction of wastage. Dura+ is available in White, Clear, Black, Brown, and Grey.

Our Conclusion

So, we don’t think that the rumours, or reality, of a white silicone shortage (or any silicone shortage) should be a concern. It is rather an opportunity to challenge the status quo of adhesive and sealant usage and find opportunities for cost savings, environmental impact reduction, and freeing up of stock storage space.

If you are interested in these savings, a Maxam team member would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and get you set up with a supply of Dura+.

Please contact us on the form below, via email at sales@maxam.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 0922 923.

Need Help Choosing the Correct Adhesive Sealant? We are Waiting To Help!

    Silicone Adhesive Sealants and Alternatives

    The evolution of silicone adhesive sealants over time

    When English chemist F.S Kipping introduced the word silicone in 1940, the
    synthetic product appeared to be of no commercial use, and the world
    continued with natural rubbers, resins and wax. But from simple commercial
    beginnings in the 50’s to widespread use in the 80’s, silicone has become a
    very valuable and versatile adhesive or sealant, and numerous versions have
    been developed. You can now easily obtain a silicone sealant or adhesive
    adapted to stick, seal or cement for virtually any application.

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    Hybrid Sealant Adhesives - the next generation

    After the abundance of silicone adhesive sealants and polyurethane glues and sealants, Hybrid Sealant Adhesives emerged, combining the positive performance attributes of many types, to produce a high-strength, durable sealant and adhesive.  These new products have a number of advantages, and generally do not contain silicone, solvents or isocyanates, scoring well on the environmental front. This lack of solvent also means they do not shrink or crack through curing, making them very valuable for caulking and gap-filling, as they retain their stretch or elasticity.  A major weakness with regular silicone sealants is that they usually require a dry surface to bond to – in real life this can be difficult to achieve. The next generation, sometimes called Hybrid Polymer Sealant Adhesive, can even cure under water. 

    Which Sealant Adhesive do I need?

    The answer to this will of course depend on your task, but unless you do exactly the same task all the time, or are only expecting to do one task, a product that performs excellently in as many situations as possible makes an obvious choice.  Well known names such as CT1 or Dura+ offer very good bonding strength, at the same time as excellent indoor or outdoor durability and flexibility. The qualities for adhesives you would look for are high initial grab strength and temperature stability. For sealants, it would be ability to seal in damp conditions, long-term flexibility, resistance to shrinking, cracking and discolouration and mould or mildew protection.  Of course you often need a waterproof product, and if used outdoors it should have UV resistance.

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    Are silicone sealant alternatives expensive?

    A basic tube of economy sealant or adhesive may only cost £2 to £4 each. Combined (Hybrid) alternatives would probably start around £9 to £10 for small quantities, which would appear to be expensive at first glance.  However, for a proper comparison, you need to consider two other factors. Firstly, will you need several tubes of sealant and adhesive to cover each different situation you work with?  Secondly, with a variety of different tubes open or on the shelf, you are more likely to find they have dried out or past their best by the time you need them.  Silicone sealants in particular are time-sensitive and you must carefully check the date on the tube. Of course, if you factor in the time or cost of re-doing a job because the sealant or adhesive did not suit the particular situation, your supposed cost saving with a cheap silicone disappears.

    Still Confused? Need Help Choosing the Correct Adhesive Sealant?

    Yes, it can be confusing and you may have many questions that are not answered here. But, that’s ok, we are only a phone call away or can be contacted via email to answer these remaining questions. 

    At Maxam, we have built a reputation for personalised, friendly service that puts the customer first. We have been manufacturing high quality and innovative products for the construction and property repair trades since 1971. We would be glad to answer any questions or concerns about your sealant or adhesive needs. 

    If you would like to discuss your sealant or adhesive needs or find out more about our full range of products, call our friendly, knowledgeable team on 0800 0922 923, send an email to sales@maxam.co.uk or send us an enquiry. Or if you’d rather, browse our complete product range and call us when you’re ready to talk – we’re here to help!

      Bleach Mould Remover vs. Organic Mould Remover: What is best?

      This article is an unbiased look at the pros and cons of both bleach mould removal and organic mould removal.

         Let’s dive straight in…

         Pros of a bleach mould remover:

      • It is relatively inexpensive and is available almost anywhere
      • It is good at taking the colour of the mould away
      • It can be applied easily to surfaces such as porcelain and tiles
      • Bleach may help get rid of any smells of the mould

         Cons of a bleach mould remover:

      • Bleach only kills surface mould
      • Bleach is a corrosive and can cause issues such as respiratory distress, eye irritation and burns. If combined with other common cleaning substances such as ammonia, they can react to each other creating a toxic gas
      • Chlorine bleach is not registered as an effective disinfectant to kill growing mould with the Environmental Protection Agency
      • Bleach can create the illusion that it has eradicated the mould when in actuality it has only bleached the colour of it
      • Bleach only works on non-porous surfaces
      • Bleach does not work on porous surfaces such as wood as it cannot reach the roots
      • Bleach can damage your skin
      • If you inhale chlorine gas it can cause awful health effects such as chest pain, breathing problems, fluid in the lungs, pneumonia and vomiting.

         Pros of an organic mould remover:

      • No negative health effects
      • Is safe to be used by anyone
      • Non-toxic, organic and green and has no biocides
      • Works on both porous and non-porous surfaces
      • Rips the mould out by the roots

         Cons of an organic mould remover:

      • Does not bleach (discolour) the mould
      • May not remove heavy staining
      • You may have to scrub the affected area as it is not a spray and leave product
      • May be a two-part process to completely kill the mould.

         As you can see both types of mould removing products have their own set of strengths and weaknesses.

        That means that, by now, you probably have a pretty good feel for things.

         So, the question is, based on what you have read, do you feel that an organic mould removing product is the best option for you?

      Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you get the best mould remover for your problem:


      +44 (0) 131 442 4343

      7 Clean Home New Year’s Resolutions

      Once the Christmas decor has been put away again in the new year, it might be months until you consider the annual spring clean. But the lockdowns of 2020 have meant that it’s likely the clutter around the home has slowly been gathering without you noticing, and the new year is a good time to resolve to sort and clean your home sooner rather than later.

      With many people continuing to work remotely, it’s not just the home that will benefit from cleaning and tidying, decluttering your home office will help make you more productive and happy during your workday.

      Here we have a list of easy, no-nonsense New Year’s resolutions for your home (and office!) that will keep your place clean all year round.


      1. Declutter your most used space at the start of the year

      To develop decluttering habits, first, you need to start doing some actual decluttering. To get going, start with the most lived-in room or area of your home. Whether it’s the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, get to work by considering each item in the space and asking yourself if you love the item, or if you use it regularly.

      If you answer ‘no’, then recycle, donate, or get rid.


      2. Use what you have before buying more

      To avoid both excessive waste and having multiples of similar or same items, make a point to finish what you have first.

      Before you start filling your cabinets and drawers with multiples of the same item, make a point to finish everything you have first. With just this one habit change, you’ll waste less, consume less, and bring less clutter to your home.


      3. Clear your surfaces

      Coffee and dining tables, nightstands, dressers, desks, and kitchen countertops can be magnets for clutter. Pick one surface to begin with, and clear everything off. Once you’ve used surface sanitiser, before you start putting things back, determine what you actually need or want, and get rid of anything you don’t.


      4. Put your clothes away every night

      Before you go to bed each night, instead of leaving your clean or worn clothes on the floor or chair to deal with in the morning, put them away or in the laundry basket. The more often you do this, the quicker it will become second nature.


      5. Throw away your trash

      Every home has a collection of gift boxes, ‘nice’ shopping bags, and other such clutter that is really meant for the recycling bin. Don’t let them build up. Unless you have an immediate use for it, toss them out as soon as possible.


      6. Spend five minutes tidying every night

      Before you head to bed (and put your clothes away), spend five minutes to quickly tidy. Pick up any rubbish, do the washing up, gather any used mugs, plates or glasses, tidy the coffee table – all of which take mere minutes, in which you’d just be scrolling through Instagram or Facebook.


      7. Clean during commercial breaks

      Or while waiting for the kettle to boil, or your Uber to arrive, or waiting for your significant other to get ready. There are so many simple tasks that can be accomplished in just a couple of minutes.


      If you need heavy-duty cleaning wipes to thoroughly clean and disinfect your home or office, then visit our online store today.