I’ve been having a nose round the Kleeneze website this week and was amazed by how often I was thinking, “Oooh, I need that!”, so I thought I’d share with you my top five niggles that it turns out have a really simple – and affordable – solution.
1) Bobbles on clothes
I got my winter coat out of storage the other day and it fits nicely, but it’s so covered in bobbles! I don’t want to buy a new one, it’s still a good coat, so chances are I’ll just wear it, silently cursing those bobbles every time I catch site of my sleeves.
Sound familiar? Silly, really, when you consider there’s such a simple solution: a Super Fabric Shaver, just £9.99 from Kleeneze. Sweep it over the surface of the fabric and it chops off the bobbles in a flash, leaving your clothes looking good as new, well, for a while anyway.
2) Not being able to reach the top shelf
My husband is a dashing 6’5, which I would never complain about, except for the fact that he puts put things away at the back of the top shelf, and my 5’9 stature means I can’t reach them even on the very tips of my toes. It always seems to happen when he’s out, and it’s always something I really need, too.
I’m far too sensible to go standing on chairs to reach my icing nozzles, but I could get this Folding Step Stool for £12.99, which would allow me to access everything I need, and tucks away neatly when not in use.
3) Burnt goop on the bottom of the oven
I do try to keep my oven clean, but it’s very good at accumulating a yucky coating of grease and unidentified blobs that reveal themselves when I take the oven over 200C and it fills with smoke, ruining whatever is cooking within and filling the kitchen with a nasty, oily smoke. Yuck.
I really need to get a Super Non-Stick Liner for just £3.49. You put it on the bottom shelf of your oven and it captures all the nasty drips, then you just wash it with soapy water. Genius and so much more preferable than dealing with yucky chemical and scrubbing brushes.
4) Losing all the vacuum accessories
You know how it is. Nine times out of ten you use the same one or two attachments on your vacuum clearer and never even think about the others. Then, maybe before a relative comes to visit, you decide to give the sofa a good going over and realise you have no idea where all the bits and pieces are. If you’re anything like me, they’re probably in one of your many junk boxes and drawers, which means it’s anyone’s guess if you’ll ever see them again.
What I need is this Vacuum Accessory Hanger for £7.
5) Cutting cakes in half badly
I am quite good at baking, I think, but I am terrible at neat slicing. When I made sandwich cakes, I tend to bake in two halves to avoid the stress of trying to cut along the middle evenly. I’m just rubbish at it! I start off even, try to stay straight, but it ends up looking like a sound wave. Boo.
I reckon I’m going to invest in this Cake Cutting Wire for just £3.99. Expect many more sandwich cake recipes when I do!
So, that’s five of my household niggles. What are yours?
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