How to Be a Smart Cleaner!

There are many variables that need to be taken into account when cleaning. Are these the most effective products for the job, how eco-friendly are they? Am I really getting the best value for my money?

Here at Gleem we pride ourselves as a company that offers a spectacular service at affordable prices, and we ensure our domestic cleaners are equipped with the best equipment and products to do the job. We are also conscious of the environment, and do our best to ensure our products are eco-friendly, and we have even partnered up with charities to ensure our business has the best impact on the world as a whole.

This week we will discuss on how to be a smart cleaner with tips from our very own Bristol cleaners. You will be a pro-cleaner in no time!



The most basic of necessities when it comes to cleaning, but with so many different choices it can all be a little too overwhelming. In most cases, there is little difference between shops’ own brand and big-name brands–other than the price tag. So don’t fear in buying shops own products–it works just as well and you can save yourself some money in the process.

But to be an even savvier shopper–look online.. In this digital age there are countless sites to cater to every specific need–including cleaning! Sites like Amazon sell cleaning products for a portion of the price you would pay in-store. What’s more, you can view reviews left by other purchasers to see if its the right cleaning product for you. And buying online makes it so much easier to compare prices to ensure you are getting the best deal!

If you are looking to do you part in taking care of the environment, Big Screen Smile and The Ethical Superstore both offer eco-friendly products.



Perhaps just as vital as products, equipment is needed for everyday household chores. It is, however, more difficult to navigate your way through the shop aisles and catalogue pages filled with thousands of different names for machinery. However there are more distinct names in this regard known for durability and quality. For example, Dyson hoovers come highly recommended, for good reason.

When shopping in electronic stores, salesmen are always going to try and sell you the most expensive products. And while machines are no longer built to last, you do to an extent get what you pay for. It is a fine balancing act, to ensure you will get your money’s worth out of your product, but also ensure you are not being ripped-off. There is really no way to avoid this other than have a willingness to shop around to see where you can get the best deal. Curry’s, Argos, Best Buy are your best bet. I would recommend steering clear of buying such things from yard sales or eBay due to the low shelf-life of such things.



One of the greatest misconceptions and rookie mistakes when it comes to cleaning is rubbing liquid spillages. This does not life what has been spilled, rather than just spread it. On hard surfaces such as laminate floorings, this does not matter so much, as eventually it can be wiped off. But with fabrics like clothes and carpets, this only serves to rub the stain in, thus making it a more laborious job for you than it was to begin with. Instead, dab at the spillage with a wet cloth, and treat with carpet cleaner.

A good rule of thumb is to regularly do jobs such as dusting, wiping down surfaces and hoovering before these jobs become harder due to neglect. Putting off cleaning jobs only adds to the burden, so a good method to keeping a clean house it to clean regularly!


Top Tips For Students


By now the first semester is over, bringing with it a wealth of free time, time which may be tempting to spend down at the pub or curled up on the sofa watching Netflix. However, there are more rewarding ways to spend your time this winter…


Deep Cleaning

What with deadlines, university lectures, social outing and other obligations it is difficult to find the time and motivation to give your accommodation a thorough clean. So now with the Christmas holidays, consider taking the time to do all the cleaning you have been procrastinating: cleaning the oven door, wiping down the windows and weeding the garden, if you have one. It is always wise to take the time every month or so to handle more heavy-duty jobs before they grow out of hand.

If you don’t feel like wasting your break on cleaning, consider hiring a Gleem cleaner. You can choose to book a regular or a deep clean to get the clean that best suits your needs.



This doesn’t necessarily have to refer to your home. It could mean organising papers in a folder, or files on your computer. Though clearing a desk or tidying the floor is an effective way to refresh the space around you, and can put you in the right frame of mind to be productive.


Join Clubs

Universities have a plethora of clubs to cater to a variety of tastes and hobbies, so you are bound to find a club dedicated to something you enjoy, where you can meet many like-minded individuals. Clubs are also a great way to enhance your people skills, which are essential for many workplaces.


Christmas Temp Work  

During the holidays, many shops, restaurants and other businesses have a call for temporary staff to help deal with the Christmas crush. Temporary jobs are a great way to gain experience and earn extra money. If you’re looking for a fulfilling position, Gleem is currently hiring Christmas temps.


Learn Something New

You can put your free time to good use by picking up something you have always wanted to learn, be it a new language, an instrument, or try your hand at arts and crafts. You might surprise yourself by finding a new hobby, which could even bring in extra money through sites like Etsy or Society6.