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More than Marigolds

When it comes to Marigold gloves, understandably cleaning springs to mind (as does spring cleaning too!). But what if we told you there was actually loads of handy ways you can use your Marigolds beyond cleaning that you probably didn’t know about?!

We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite uses, and don’t be afraid to explore further because this is just the start!

#MoreThanMarigolds

Pet Hair Havoc

If you have a furry friend of any kind, you know firsthand just how easily their hair gets everywhere. Some have it worse than others, especially those with a black sofa and a German Shepherd! But did you know Marigolds are great for removing pet hair? Simply put them on and wipe along your furniture to remove.

Opening Pickle Jars with ease

Thanks to the friction and three layers of rubber, if you’re struggling to open a jar, put on your Marigolds and give it another go – you’ll feel like Superwomen/man!

Keep those nails protected

Just had a manicure? No problem. Thanks to the unique triple layering on the classic Marigold gloves, they provide the ideal protection for those who want / need to protect their nails.

Have some fun

Rainy day, no games left to play? Turn your Marigolds into creatures! Think spiders, dinosaurs or even a princess – let the kids (and your) imaginations run wild.

Dye your hair not your hands

Anyone who’s ever dyed their hair will understand what we mean when we say it gets very very messy. And even once you’ve washed it all out of your hair and cleaned the bathroom – you’ve still got your hands to clean. Wear a pair of Marigolds to keep your hands protected and save yourself a job afterwards. Try our disposable gloves for extra sensitivity – you won’t even notice you’ve got them on.

Extra strength rubber bands

In need of a super strong band? Marigolds are your friend. Cut the gloves up into strips and, wallah, you have an extra-strong elastic band.

Broken glass protection

For extra protection when dealing with smashed or sharp glass and metal items, wear your Marigolds to avoid cuts and scrapes. Remember, you still need to be careful but they can really help to provide some added protection.

Those damned thorns

Whether it’s roses in the kitchen or holly in the garden, if you’re cutting or rearranging plants with thorns, wear your Marigolds for extra protection. If you’re going to be tackling them in the garden all day, try our Extra Heavy Duty Gardening Gloves with double layered latex for extra protection.

Getting handsy with your food

Mixing a cake, making meatballs or preparing pastry for a pie? If you don’t like having sticky hands or getting cake mixture in your nails, always remember to wear your Multi-Purpose Disposable Gloves.

Grip not slip

Marigold gloves come with excellent grip that can be handy for tasks beyond cleaning. If you’re a regular sewer, try wearing a Marigold glove for better needle grip. Or if you have any ornaments that might be a little slippy underneath, cut up a glove and place it under the object to keep it still.

 

How to get the Kids cleaning this Summer

Summer holidays can seem never ending sometimes. Small chores you’d normally keep on top of whilst the kids are at school unfortunately get pushed aside as, let’s face it, entertaining children is a full time job and then some!

But you don’t have to struggle alone – why not turn your problem into a solution by enlisting your kids to help with the cleaning?

Follow our top tips and you’ll have the kids helping in no time without them even realising!

Let them own it

  • Children love having their own things – they take pride in having their own bedroom, argue over who’s toy is whose and often have their very own mini ironing board or vacuum. So why not treat them to a mini cleaning set of their own? Simply pick up a box, label it with their name and build it up over time. Why not start off with a pack of our bright-coloured Let It Shine cloths and a Wiper Upper – or pick up one of our cleaning bundles instead.
  • Of course, the place to start with chores is…a chore chart. Give each child weekly tasks with one chore a day. Tick off each chore and reward them with a Sunday treat – it could be watching their favourite film, extra time on the iPad or a trip to the park. You’ll get more cleaning done and get to spend some quality time together too – it’s a win-win!
  • Children (and adults) are more likely to keep things tidy if everything has a designated area. Having labelled containers (use pictures for younger ages) will help your children to understand where everything lives. If (or should we say when) they refuse to put their toys away, have a separate box where you then put all of the toys they refuse to tidy.

Make it fun

  • Younger children love to play make believe; so whether it’s Cinderella sweeping, a trip to ‘Aaron’s cleaning land’, or a mission impossible task to fold up all of your clothes, introduce some role play to make it fun!
  • If you’re short on time, we’ve got just the game. Put on your child’s favourite song and challenge them to put away as much as they can before the song ends. The winner gets to pick the next song, and bonus points for the best dancer too.
  • When it comes to siblings, there’s nothing wrong with a healthy bit of competition. Wonder who would tidy their room the fastest if they knew the winner gets to choose what goes on the TV tonight?!

We know it’s not easy but hopefully some of these tips can help to make your life that little bit easier, and more fun, this Summer. Let us know how you get on!

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