How To Clean Different Surfaces Around The Home– Top Tips


In our homes, there are all kinds of surfaces in every room that seem to gather unwanted dust, dirt and bacteria! Lucky for you, we’ve got some top tips on how to go about the common household chore of cleaning different surfaces! 

If you’re not sure where to start… TOP TIP ALERT – don’t fight gravity! Start by cleaning the surfaces that are higher up, then work your way down to save you from having to clean the same area twice. 

Want to keep your hands clean and protected while you get the job done? Why not try the Marigold Extra-Life Kitchen Gloves, the perfect companion for all of your housekeeping tasks.

How To Clean Kitchen Surfaces

The kitchen is a high traffic area in most households, whether you’re a family of 10 or live on your own, surfaces gather all kinds of dirt. Being a place where we prepare food it’s essential to keep it clean and hygienic. 

For general cleaning you can simply use a damp cloth and your desired cleaning solution*** alternatively, TOP TIP ALERT - ditch those chemicals! The Marigold Let It Shine! Microfibre Cloths remove over 99% of bacteria with just water* due to the tiny microfibres.

For shiny surfaces (such as granite and quartz worktops, stainless steel hobs and appliances and high gloss units), grab a Marigold Squeaky Clean Flexi Microfibre Cloth. This gives a fantastic, streak-free clean – so negates the need for separate window/surface-specific cloths, as this cloth does it all.

How To Clean Bathroom Surfaces

As you can imagine… the bathroom is a key priority for maintaining a clean and hygienic home. In general, it’s ideal to give your bathroom a deep clean on a weekly basis, however, TOP TIP ALERT – attack spills quickly! More often than not, the sooner you tackle a spill, the easier it is to remove, so avoid procrastinating to prevent the residue from drying up and becoming harder to remove. Wiping down wet areas like your sink or shower after use will help prevent the build-up of mould and limescale.

Some key bathroom surfaces that may need cleaning are countertops, tiles, mirrors and appliances such as the bath, shower, sink and toilet. TOP TIP ALERT – Go Natural! Swap your multipurpose cleaner for a natural solution: Mix together white vinegar**, lemon juice and warm water. This powerful solution, will help to remove unwanted dirt, grime and smells, whilst the lemon acts as an antibacterial. Work the liquid into the surface with a microfibre cloth. 

For the splashy messes that you simply just don’t want to touch, protect your hands and wrists with the Marigold Longer Bathroom Gloves. 

How To Clean Dusty Surfaces

Dust in your home can be a real drag. You take the time to tackle it, only to look the next day and see it’s resettled … and repeat. TOP TIP ALERT - Ditch the polish and damp dust instead! Polish works by creating a smoother surface that makes it difficult for dust to gather, however that can often just lead to the dust settling on another surface. 

Damp dusting works by trapping in the dust and stopping it from resettling on your surfaces. For the best results you need a low linting microfibre cloth such as the Marigold Let It Shine On & On! Microfibre Cloths. Fold the cloth up to 8 times to get the most out of your cloth; once all 8 sides have been used, rinse the cloth and then start the process again. 

How To Clean A Sticky Surface 

Struggling to remove a sticky residue from a surface? TOP TIP ALERT – Peanut Butter! Have you tried smothering the residue in an unexpected, oil-based substance such as peanut butter? Leave the peanut butter in to soak for up to 20 minutes, the oils in the peanut butter will saturate the adhesive. Then simply wipe it away with a damp microfibre cloth and enjoy your smooth, non-sticky surface. Of course, please don’t use peanut butter if the surface could be exposed to someone who is allergic to nuts.

Don’t have peanut butter to hand? Try the same process with the following individual substances: toothpaste, mayonnaise or rubbing alcohol.*** 

Need a pair of Marigolds to tackle this messy task, but you suffer from sensitive skin or allergies? The Marigold Gloves for Sensitive Skin, made from nitrile, may be your new best friend as they are latex free!

How To Clean Greasy Surfaces 

If the grease is not yet dry, simply pour flour over the spillage, leave it a few minutes to absorb the liquid and wipe away with an absorbent cloth such as the Marigold Let It Shine! On and On Microfibre Cloths. If the grease has dried, it can be bit more of a challenge… TOP TIP ALERT – white vinegar** weapon! Spray a diluted solution onto the targeted area and leave it for up to 10 minutes. The acid in the vinegar combats the grease, dissolves it and softens it up. This means you can more easily wipe the greasy residue away and be left with a fresh clean surface. 


Now you have all the tips and tricks you need to clean any surface, whether it’s a daily wipe down or long overdue sticky stain – there are various methods to try! 

At Marigold, we have a range of gloves and cloths to help you to clean any type of surface, no matter if it’s dusty, sticky or greasy – we’ve got the cloth for the job! Explore our full range now!

* Removes E. coli & S. aureus from laminate countertops & ceramic tile as tested at a 3rd party lab 
** If using vinegar to clean, remember never to use on porous stone or ceramic surfaces 
*** We recommend following manufacturers instructions for what cleaning chemicals can be used on items such as kitchen cupboards and worktops and we recommend testing first on an inconspicuous area


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