How was your Plastic Free July?

#Plasticfreejuly2018-join-the-challenge stamp hi resWell, it is the 31 July, officially the last day of Plastic Free July.  But the great news is that the challenge does not need to end today.

Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open to new ideas of quitting the dreaded single use plastic.  It really is so easy, and every small change in habit does make a huge difference.

So keep smiling as you request No Straw Please, and as you hand over your very own reusable take away drinks cup for that cappuccino or latte, knowing that you are helping with #stopthe100billion effort. Instead of reaching for that cling wrap to cover your leftovers, just pop them into a container with a lid instead. Whilst it is so lovely and warm and we all full of energy, stay hydrated by taking your own reusable water bottle so you have no need to purchase bottled water. Lastly, when we are out enjoying the beautiful English country walkways, let’s take a moment to consider those plastic poop bags! Have you switched to compostable/biodegradable poop bags?

There are many things we can change in our lifestyles to quit the single use plastic, and not just during Plastic Free July either.

For more plastic free inspiration, check out The Plastic Free Shop and Zero Waste Week.

Keep it up; you can do it!



Final Straw Winchester

final Straw WinchesterFor a long while now we have been following the Final Straw Winchester campaign on social media.

Michele, who started the campaign in Winchester has done such an incredible job, and has already started impacting establishments in surrounding villages.

On a personal level, I have been very passionate about raising awareness of the problem with plastic straws, in South Africa.  There are campaigns around the world to get people to quit plastic straws, with some countries banning them, and even the Queen quitting single use plastic straws and bottles on the Royal Estates.  It is so encouraging, and we can all make a difference.

Well done to all those establishments who have responded to Michele and decided to quit the single use plastic straws. Just to name a few, University of Winchester, Steve Brine, The Old Vine, The Hambledon and in Alresford, The Swan Hotel.

Would be wonderful to see the whole of Alresford become a single use plastic straw free zone! Alresford is known for it’s beautiful pastel buildings and independents stores, amongst many other things.  Just imagine if Alresford became famous for being a straw free zone!

If you really feel you need a straw, how about buying your own reusable metal, glass or bamboo straw that you can carry with you.  Some restaurants are even now serving these and selling them at their counters too.

Time that we all do our bit to keep our oceans, waterways and countryside clean and beautiful, especially for our future generations.  We can do this, it is so easy; just say “No Straw Please” next time you order your drink, and if you are a restaurant owner, stop supplying them.

Some useful links about quitting plastic straws:

The Last Plastic Straw

Plastic Pollution Coalition



Join us

Join our TeamIt’s already April; how are you managing to achieve those goals and dreams you set for 2018?

  • Home renovations
  • Holiday budgets
  • New car
  • Student loans
  • School fees
  • the lists always go on …

Joining our team is a great way to boost your income to help you meet your goals; whether you are working part or full time, studying or a stay at home parent.

Each job is either 2 or 3 hours, and you can choose jobs in the mornings, evenings or on the weekends. So you could do anything between 4 – 14 hours per week, to suit your lifestyle.

Pretty much everyone who has worked with us has never been a cleaner before, including Angela and myself. So don’t be put off by that, or be concerned you are going to arrive at a house of horrors and up to your ankles in cat food tins. All our clients are regular clients, and we visit their homes to meet them first.

We have had all sorts of people on our team, most of whom are in the process of setting up their own businesses, or freelancing. So being a part of our team is a great way to boost your income when you have bills and overheads to meet, but maybe still struggling to build your client base.

We do require people to live in the Winchester or Alresford area. You do not need to have your own car, but this does open a lot more shift opportunities if you do, as not all our clients are accessible by public transport. We only use eco-friendly products and you are not required to wear any uniforms. Training is given, and you will also be given a handbook to help you along.

If you are interested in joining our team, do apply via our website.

Fresh New Look

Hello there, Colleen writing here.

We hope you love our fresh new look as much as we do.  We felt that after 7 years, it was right about time. It’s bright and fresh, just like our team and your homes & offices, after we’ve been!

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Do keep up with us on social media, where you can get to “know” us better.  I join in occasionally from South Africa, and in a few weeks from our new home in Zambia.  Winchester & Alresford still hold a special place in my heart, and I feel so incredibly far away at times, so it is great to try keep up with what’s happening in the area via the internet. Angela can be found daily on a country path around Alresford, with her two trusty hounds, Mistie & Milo. I must confess, I turn various shades of green envy when I see her Instagram posts around Alresford!

Look forward to keeping up with you all “on-the-line”.


Work just 4-14 hours per week for £10p/h.

Are you hard working, loyal and professional person with a sense of humour who is able to work under their own supervision?

Interested in working a 2-3 hour shift just 2 or 3 times a week in the Winchester or Alresford area?

Would you like to earn £10 per hour to boost your savings or mortgage, pay for your studies, holiday fund, home renovations or even just your monthly bills?

If you are, then we have just the job for you!  You have probably never considered being a cleaner before, neither did I when I started Splash Clean 6 years ago.  Most of our team have never been cleaners, and many are still with us for over 3 years! This work is well suited to those who are starting their own businesses, as you can choose shifts to fit around your current work.  You can even be allocated cleans to be done at night or over weekends so nobody will even be aware of your moonlighting – except us!

The Work:

We only do regular cleans in homes, offices and nursery schools, and all our clients are lovely and there are no house of horrors stories.  Our clients are spread between Alresford & Winchester, and you would ideally have your own transport, although this is not always essential. We supply cleaning cloths & brushes, eco friendly cleaning productsrubber duck reading in a small caddy, and no uniforms are worn.  Our clients supply the vacuum cleaners, buckets and mops. We don’t do tidying, dishwashing or laundry.

Once you have been through your trial clean you are given access to the Work Available calendar and you will be matched up to a suitable client.  This will then be your regular job.  You can choose to do holiday & sick cover when it becomes available. Nobody is allowed to work more than 14 hours per week, and you can also choose to do as little as 4-6 hours. You will also have your own calendar to view your schedule.  At the end of each month you submit a timesheet via our website and you are paid through our payroll, and will be sent a payslip.

The process to join our team:

Visit and submit your application

If your application is successful, Angela will arrange to meet with you for an interview

You will be sent our Splash Clean Guide prior to the meeting and we ask that you read it as well as familiarise yourself with our website.

If your interview is successful and between you and Angela you both agree that you would be suitable to join the team, you will be sent some forms to complete for us to obtain references, as well as payroll information so we can pay you.

Following successful references, Angela will then arrange to do a trial clean with you, this gives you the opportunity to see if how we work and vice versa.

Following a successful clean, Angela will then discuss possible jobs with you and you will be sent the links to our calendars.

As easy as that!