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Happy New Year

I think I can happily speak for everyone when I say it will be good to see the back of 2020, a definite “Annus Horribilis” a phrase once used by Her Majesty in a Christmas Day broadcast after the fire that almost destroyed Windsor Castle a few years back.

For a lot of us, this year will be forever remembered sadly as we have lost friends and loved ones, gone too soon. To them, we will raise a glass at Midnight tonight.

New year is a time to look forward and let us hope that 2021 will bring a ray or two of sunshine on this bleak midwinter.

Stay safe and from all us at Homecare Essentials, have a very happy and prosperous New Year.

International Orders and Deliveries.

Due to the current changing situation with COVID 19 and the closure of international traffic from the UK and also with the current uncertainty over Brexit, we have taken the decision to suspend our international orders for the foreseeable future.

Once the situation improves and we can accurately measure the changes and impact that Brexit will have on overseas orders and the practicality of sending to our overseas customers, we will look at the resumption of international ordering again.

We have not taken this decision lightly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our overseas customers for your custom and here’s to hopefully the resumption of orders and deliveries to the EU in the New Year.

Introducing Vamoosh

In their own words “Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference” Produced by Cares Laboratories Ltd, Vamoosh is the answer to a couple of those little problems that leave you scratching your head.

Vamoosh Lingerie Whitener can help you save ££’s when it comes to aging and greying but oh so comfy underwear, restore the garments whiteness with Lingerie whitener.

Another of life’s little problems as all pet owners will testify to is hair, it makes cleaning their bedding particularly tricky not to mention it can clog your washing machine and that can get messy.

Vamoosh have the answer. Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver. Simple to use, just add to your wash dispenser draw along with your normal detergent and the unique formula will break down the hair which not only removes it from the bedding you are washing but also from the machine as well.

Available in a single use sachet or as a box of 3 sachets.

Please click on the product images to purchase.

Bohle Professional Glass Cleaner Spray Back In Stock.

We are pleased to announce that Bhole Professional Glass Cleaner Spray is now back in stock.

Out of production for quite some time at Bhole, we were told it was now available and we have stock of this again, available now.

Click HERE to purchase.

Granite Gold is Back in Stock

After a journey of 3 months, 2 continents and 7,000+ miles, we received notice last night that the ship bearing our Granite Gold stock has finally docked.

Once the necessary customs clearances have been finalised, we are expecting the delivery to our warehouse early next week.

In anticipation of that joyous occasion, we have opened the stock on the website for pre-orders with a notice of dispatch from the 4th of December.

Given the current situation in the USA, we were not certain we would be able to procure the stock order for this quarter, needless to say, it came a nice surprise when we were notified the order had left port in Los Angeles and was happily chugging its way down the west coast of the American Continent toward the Panama Canal.

All the favourites are available to purchase so order now with confidence but don’t take too long, they tend to go pretty quickly when the word gets out.

Click the image above to see the full range or click HERE

Thank You For Your Support.

It’s been a long time coming but we are finally back online for website purchases.

Waaay back at the end of March when the lockdown was first announced that Sunday evening, we wondered how this would affect us. When we arrived in the office on the Monday morning, we found out.

Waiting to be processed were over five and a half thousand orders across our sales platforms, From 5pm the previous Friday to 8.30am Monday, we had taken almost 10 days worth of orders. We quickly realised, that was levels of orders we just could not cope with and we also realised no-one knew if any of our suppliers would be open for business or us for that matter. As it turned out as an internet only business, we were allowed to continue trading with just some minor adjustments for social distancing.

We took the unprecedented step of switching off the website for purchases and taking the orders manually over the telephone. This gave us the ability to regain some semblance of control over the situation and also to be able to confirm the availability of ordered products.

Fast forward a few weeks, as it transpired almost all of our suppliers stayed open so obtaining stock was not the issue we thought it would be *more on that later* Things were progressing pretty much as normal except the phones which never stopped ringing. As we were taking the customer orders manually over the telephone, we realised that volume had not slowed down, in fact it had increased by quite a large amount. Initially all the calls were for stock of anything anti-bacterial or anti-viral related cleaning products, needless to say, these vanished very quickly and as we soon discovered from our suppliers also.

As the lockdown went on and the improvements to the weather allowed people outside, the volume of orders switched from cleaning products to DIY products, Oils, wood stains, varnishes, waxes, we couldn’t get them fast enough. This was when we found out that while our suppliers had all been open for business and were happily supplying us with stock, it turns out it was their on hand inventory and no-one had been manufacturing replacement products to replace the items that were sold.

Fast forward a few more weeks, with every stock order we were placing, the lists of out of stock items was getting longer and longer and the shelves were getting more and more empty.

Then the light went on at the end of the tunnel. Things started to ease off and we started to get a few items that were previously unavailable again and slowly the shelves began to fill up enough that we finally felt secure enough to switch on the website again, 179 days since it was switched off.

The situation is still far from perfect, stock from certain suppliers is still very hit and miss and opening each stock delivery is very much a lottery as to what we have received over what was ordered so we have had to add a caveat to the web orders that your order may be subject to change or cancellation should the item or quantity not be readily available.

All of us at Homecare Essentials would like to send a huge thank you to each and every person who has ordered from us and keeps ordering from us since the pandemic. We wouldn’t be here now if it was not for you and your support over the last few months.

Coronavirus Update

We at Homecare Essentials would like to reassure our customers that we are still open for business in this difficult time.

You have probably seen on the news and on social media that panic buying of products has led to shortages, principle of which are cleaning products especially in respect to anti-bacterial and sanitising products.

Since the outbreak hit our shores, we have seen an unprecedented level of sales for these and other household essential cleaning products.

As the government advice to keep the spread of this malicious disease produces more and more restrictions, people are purchasing any and all products that they think will help keep them and their families safe, this has resulted in massive shortages in supply from our suppliers and it has now reached a critical point where available stock of these items has become exhausted.

While we endeavour to fulfill all our existing orders, some cancellations may be inevitable as items are no longer obtainable from suppliers.

We will continue to follow the governments advice and we are closely monitoring the crisis as it develops and we will strive to provide our services for as long as we are permitted to do so.

Yogi Tea Promotion

Until the end of January, the 31st to be exact. Yogi Teas have offered a promotional discount on a select range of their fantastic ayurvedic teas.

Just Click on the box of your choice to be taken to the promotional page and enjoy a generous 15% discounted box of herbal ayurvedic goodness.

Don’t delay, you only have until the clock chimes midnight on the 31st of January.

New Products Galore

Been a while since we have done one of these posts, Mostly new products arrive one at a time and spread out over the course of a few months, so it is unusual to get three all at once.

First up, while not a new product per se, Wykamol Thermal Dry No More Damp Anti Condensation Paint has been around for a while now, a new sized tub has been produced, already available as a 5 litre tub, Wykamol have reasoned that not everyone needs 5 litres for say a small area or small room and 5 litres would be a waste.

Now produced in a more handy sized 2.5 litre container, means less waste which is always good.

Next up is a brand new product from Liberon. Produced under their V33 brand Multi-Surface Renovation Paint is a game changer. Unlike normal household emulsion paints that are suitable for only certain types of surface, the Renovation paint can be used on multiple surfaces like woodwork, floors, ceilings, wallpaper, radiators, plaster etc. No more needing 3 or 4 different types of paint for the various surfaces, the Renovation paint has an integrated undercoat and revolutionary high adhesion polymers that means no run or spatter even with a roller on the ceiling. It really does take just one coat.

Lastly we have a new product from HG, which, in itself is a newsworthy event, adding to their already extensive drain unblocker range, HG Gel unblocker is for almost all types of drains, the gel like liquid sinks through any standing water in the pipes to get directly to the point of the blockage and eats its way through, in contrast to granule-based unblockers, the product cannot worsen the blockage and has no effect on plastic drains. Ready to use, the gel will not splash and is effective in 30 minutes and does not require a hot water flush afterwards.

Granite Gold is Back In Stock

and they have some new products too.

The brilliant, Granite Gold Natural Stone cleaning products, have finally arrived from the USA and are now available for purchase.

Along with the usual staples of Daily Cleaner and Polish, Granite Gold have introduced some new items as well and we are proud to have these for sale.

First up, recognizing people are often left confused about which products to use on their natural stone surfaces to keep them looking their best, Granite Gold have produced the Home Care Collection Box set.

Comprising Daily Cleaner, Polish, All-surface Cleaner and the Scrub Sponge, the Home Care Collection gives you all the essential tools needed to keep your natural stone surfaces looking brand new.

Sometimes a quick wipe of the surface is all you need rather than a full spray and polish, fulfilling that need, Granite Gold have produced the following packs of wipes to make life easier.

Granite Gold Daily Cleaner Wipes are pre-moistened wipes in a pouch that can re-sealed. Impregnated with Daily Cleaner solution, the wipes make it simplicity itself to give the surfaces a quick spritz without breaking out the spray bottles.

Once you have cleaned using the daily cleaner wipes, you can now top up your shine with the new Granite Gold Polish Wipes. Available in the same re-sealing pouch, the Polish wipes make it so easy to keep that lustrous shine on your natural stone, the neighbours will be envious of.

Fed up with all the soggy bits of kitchen paper after using the Daily Cleaner or the Polish, well Granite Gold have thought of all that waste and taken steps to help you reduce it. They have produced a series of microfiber cloths that are specially designed to work with their products.

Machine washable, the cloths offer a large surface area to clean or buff up your Granite and other natural stone surfaces in the home, gone are the days of soggy kitchen roll or hunting around to find a clean cloth to use.

The Daily Cleaning Cloth has been specially designed to offer optimal cleaning potential when used in conjunction with Daily Cleaning Spray.

The same goes for the Polish Buffing Cloth, double sided, use one side to buff to a brilliant finish and the other side to wipe the surface dry.

The third of the microfiber cloths produced by Granite Gold is to aid the application of the Granite Gold Sealer. Developed with super-fine microfibers to penetrate the pores of natural stone,
Granite Gold Sealer Applicator evenly applies the sealer on granite, marble, travertine and all other natural stone.

Alternatively you can get all three in one pack with Granite Gold Microfiber Variety Pack.

Gently clean, seal and polish granite, marble, quartz and other stone. Soft microfiber cloths gently tackle the tasks and won’t scratch surfaces.