Your great grandmother would recommend these amazing old cleaning methods, which have been put to the test in today’s world and found to be surprisingly effective. The tips have come to light in a book written by Tessa Cunningham all about cleaning the Victorian household.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
George Formby, eat your heart out. The tallest building in the world was never going to be easy to clean, but it takes a team of 36 window cleaners three months to wash this 2,717 foot skyscraper. Battling small whirlwinds called vortices, men with good old fashioned buckets and squeegees wash the 24,348 windows even in dust storms and scorching sun. The work is so gruelling that they have to carry electrolyte packs and wear special clothing. 12 state-of-the-art machines move along tracks fixed to the outside of the building, transporting them to the necessary windows. Check out the BBC video below for some footage of men at work on the Burj Khalifa.
If you find that you are constantly frustrated by grit and grime that simply won’t go away, you are not alone. In terms of cleaning common items around the home or office, working smart as opposed to hard is an approach not to be taken lightly. What are some of the easiest and most effective ways to destroy unsightly dirt in no time at all? Let’s take a look at some sure-fire tips not to be missed.
With many office workers succumbing to workload, peer or management pressure and deciding to either skip lunch in favour of snacks in packets and crunch bars, or (time permitting) to open their sandwich box at their desk, offices are becoming more and more unhygienic. This, of course, leads to potential illness and lost productivity or sick leave. Recent research has highlighted a number of invisible yet highly significant bacterial hotspots in our seemingly benign places of work.
While no-one likes a dirty living environment, there a few people out there who actually relish the cleaning process. If you’ve got high standards but you’re pressed for time, this article is for you.
Cleaning Your Microwaves and Your Washing-Up Sponges in One Easy Step
It’s well known that washing up sponges and cloths harbour bacteria: any damp cloth, especially one with food particles on it, is going to be a haven for nasties. Rather than wastefully throwing old sponges away, rinse them in hot water and place them in the microwave with a little dash of vinegar on top. Heat the sponges on high to kill the germs, and at the same time you’ll create steam in the microwave which you can wash away, leaving everything fresh.