Thursday, 15 May 2014

How To Recycle, Reuse & Reinvent Socks.

Socks, socks, everywhere but not two the same to make a pair!

Someone, somewhere  right now is frantically sorting through a freshly washed basket of clothes wondering, "where the hell is that fourth sock"!

Two pairs went into the machine, but only one and a half came out! Sound familiar?

This is a common, yet unexplained mystery in many households, including ours. So what do you actually do with the sole survivors of these pairs? Throw them out, put them at the back of the drawer, forgotten and never to be worn again or do you recycle, reuse and reinvent them?

We've searched our Pinterest boards and  put together three of the best ways to reuse your spare socks for cleaning.

1. Swiffer Socks.
Buying Swiffer refills can be expensive, so instead use a dry sock, chenille or acrylic, to dust and a wet/damp to wash.

Source i-will-wait0

2. Laundry Dryer Balls.
Cut the long part, cuff of the sock. Turn inside out and sew one end, using a sewing machine or hand sew tightly. Turn the right way again. Fill with 50/50 lavender, or dried flower/herb of your choice and flax seed, to weigh it down. Tuck the ends in and sew tightly together. Voila! Sock scented heaven, pop in the dryer with your washing.

Source Ecokaren 

3. Blind Cleaner.
Use equal parts white vinegar/ warm water in a bowl, soak your sock, wring, pop on your hand like a glove and simply wipe away the dust and dirt. 

Source Buzzfeed

What do you do with your spare socks?

Written by Julia Poole owner and Elite Cleaner

Thursday, 1 May 2014


Whether you work from home or in an office building, it's important to keep your premises clean and hygienic, and as free from bacteria as possible. A dirty work place can have a negative impact on you and your employees health and moral. Not to mention the bad impression you are sending to possible clients!

Did you know that 80% of infections are spread through hand contact? Basically anything your hand touches has the potential to be full of germs. The best advice therefore, would be to regularly wash your hands and hire the services of a cleaning company that specialises in office cleaning. The following areas need particular attention:-


1. Toilets
2. Kitchens
3. Desks
4. Keyboards
5. Telephones
6. Door handles
7. Light switches


"A report conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) on behalf of hygiene specialist Initial Washroom Hygiene, has identified that the British economy could save £13.7 billion if office hygiene standards were improved – the monetary equivalent to the construction of 25 major new hospitals or the combined annual wages of 460,000 UK office staff".  

Daniel Solomon, economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, commented: "This report indicates that for every worker employed, British businesses are throwing £700 down the drain. It’s a general rule that the better you care for something, the better it will perform. The British workforce is no exception. For the majority of businesses, staff represent a significant investment. In failing to create a healthy workplace environment, employers are failing their employees and businesses.” (Cleaning Matters)

How Clean Is Your Office

Always use the services of reputable, reliable, trained office cleaners. Our office cleaning is Elite if you would like a free quote, please contact us Elite Cleaning Ltd.

Written by Julia Poole

How Clean Is Your Office? by Master Cleaners