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Cleaning with the Pomodoro Technique

When you really have to get the house clean quickly, why not try the Pomodoro Technique - a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo i...

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4 of the grossest things in your home — and how to clean them

There are some gross fun facts that we’d just rather not know. When it comes to hygiene, however, the better informed you are, the better able you ...

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4 easy ways to make your home smell incredible

There’s nothing like getting in after a long day, and being greeted with a beautifully scented home. It’s one of those things we tend to overlook, ...

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6 things you might be forgetting to clean - and how to clean them

Walk into your messy kitchen, and you’ll likely want to reach for the sponge and start doing the dishes. Cast your eye over a cluttered hall shelf,...

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How to prepare for your annual spring cleaning

Spring is at long last in the air. As we gear up for warmer days, Easter and (fingers crossed) some sunshine, it’s also time for the annual spring ...

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It's pancake day

Yes we love this special little Tuesday.  Other than it being a perfect excuse to do the dishes with our wonderful rhubarb washing up liquid, it's ...

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Quick hacks: How to keep your home clean in as little as 5 minutes

There’s nothing like enjoying a fresh, clean home after the madness of Christmas. The decorations have come down, the surfaces are sparkling again,...

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How to deep-clean your bathroom

It might not be the sexiest of topics, but there's no denying how good a clean bathroom feels. Waking up and stepping into a spotless bathroom make...

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5 plants that take as much as they give

Our resident horticulturist Natasha turns over a new leaf, and introduces us to five plants that 'take' as much as they give, removing toxins out o...

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Colt & Willow’s Guide to Natural Cleaning Products

At Colt & Willow, we’re passionate about natural cleaning products that tick all the boxes: plant-based, family friendly, planet conscious and ...

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How to deep clean your oven

Cleaning the oven is hands down one of the worst jobs on my cleaning to do list, and I will be honest - it quite often stays at the bottom! That be...

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How to keep your house clean during the Christmas season

Tis the season to be jolly - and if you’ve got guests or kids running about, it’s also the season to be messy.

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5 steps to prep your house for Christmas guests

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. The most wonderful time of the year is set to be wonderful this year: it’ll be the first ti...

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How to deep-clean your bed

We spend a lot of time in bed. If you’re interested in specifics, the average person spends 227,760 hours in bed over their lifetime, which equates...

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How to enjoy cleaning your home

Cleaning isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun evening activity, but we can’t deny how good it feels to relax in a sparkling home once the job is done. Th...

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How to involve your kids in your cleaning routine

We don’t have to tell you that parents spend a lot of time feeling exhausted. Keeping kids happy, healthy and well-fed is a giant task, and when th...

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Not just for spring: 5 reasons to spring clean your house in the Autumn

We’re all on board with spring cleaning. When the last of the winter weather is behind us, the flowers are starting to bloom, and there’s a sweet s...

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Post summer holidays clean up.

The energy during the summer holidays is something else. For many of us, it can be a good time to relax and unwind. But for kids, it’s the perfect ...

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Top tips for keeping on top of never ending housework

I don't know about you but some weeks my house is crazy, I see dirt and sticky fingerprints wherever I look. Recently I have been taking the time t...

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The Ultimate Guide To Cleaning Shower Glass

Is there anything better than a refreshing shower after a long, tiring, stressful day? For those five to fifteen minutes, you’re free. Safely cocoo...

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How To Keep Your Bathroom Clean

The average person spends a combined 182 hours in the bathroom every year. That’s a staggering amount of time and it only further strengthens the c...

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Tips to Elevate Your Washing Up Experience

Seems like a funny thing to write a blog about but there are actually a few tips to elevate your washing up experience: Number on...

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5,4,3,2,1 Spring Clean

It’s National Spring Cleaning Week and I’ve been feeling inspired to overcome the winter inertia and get started cleaning!

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How To Combat Covid-19 Without Chemicals For The Benefit Of Your Whole Family

Between the current need for every household in Britain to own half a year’s worth of toilet paper ‘just in case’ and jumping five metres away from...

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The Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist

We have got the ultimate deep cleaning check list for you. Every room in the house from top to bottom. 

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Ingredients You Should Avoid In Your Home Cleaning Regime.

Within the current climate amidst lockdown and hand washing there’s been a surge of people committing to deep cleaning their homes and taking their...

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Can A Messy House Cause Anxiety?

Have you ever felt your mood change at the sight of a full kitchen sink? Or felt a little less positive about your home in general after letting li...

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10 Really Simple Cleaning Tips

If you’re stuck in a rut and looking to keep your home as clean and organised as possible, then here’s some of our other favourite home cleaning ti...

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Why Does My Washing Machine Smell? (And some super easy fixes)

Picture this – you hear your washing machine’s distinct chime and make your way, ready to see your fresh, like-new clothes. Or so you hope... Howev...

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How to descale a kettle

Not sure why it’s important to descale a kettle? Allow us to help...

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Five Of The Most Common Mistakes That Could Be Ruining Items In Your Home – And How To Avoid Them

When it comes to cleaning the home there’s a lot of hidden potential damages and dangers just waiting to happen. This is based on product applicati...

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The Importance of Keeping The Air In Your Home Healthy (And How To Do It)

Many of us worry about the pollution levels outside, not just for ourselves but for our children and wildlife too. This isn’t helped with climate c...

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FAQ's

Here you'll find a collection of frequently asked questions. We're constantly updating and adding to this. If you have any specific questions pleas...

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Fragrance: Why It’s So Important To Us

Scents are one of life’s little gifts to us. They can evoke memories and feelings long forgotten in an instant and they can change our mood dramati...

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Five Natural Cleaning Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Before

You've tackled the cupboard under the sink, got rid of all your toxic products and replaced them with plant-based and natural alternatives to make ...

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