How it works

1. Add lukewarm tap water to the fill line on the bottle.
2. Drop in the tab and leave to fully dissolve, do not shake.
3. Once dissolved, attach the trigger and get spraying.
4. Order your refills through our subscription and reuse again and again.

Never shake the bottle whilst the tab is dissolving and remember to wait for the tab to be fully dissolved before reattaching the trigger head. Trust us.

Rinse out the bottle thoroughly with lukewarm water and start again.

One tab makes 500ml of solution, so the real question is: how often do you clean?

The cleaning solution will have a shelf life of 12 months on our labelling. It may well be that the solution is effective for much longer than this date but this is the date that we can guarantee based on the safety + compliance tests we've done in the lab.

Allthings - This is your all purpose hero. Mainly found in the kitchen, working away at grease and grime on all surfaces and worktops. Surfaces: Quartz, Stainless Steel, Tiles, Laminates, Stone, Granite, Marble and sealed Wood. 

Baththings - Suitable for almost all surfaces in the bathroom from shower trays to bath tubs, taps and sinks. Whether there’s beard trimmings around the plughole again or there’s some slightly more sinister mould and mildew brewing, Baththings has it covered. 

Shinythings - If you can no longer see your reflection in it, Shinythings is here for that. Suitable for cleaning and shining glass + mirrored surfaces. We recommend cleaning by spraying and wiping with a damp cloth first and then shining by ‘buffing’ the surface with a dry cloth. 

If you’re unsure, we recommend trying a small amount of the product in an inconspicuous area before using more widely. 

Our tabs have been specifically formulated and developed to work just as well in hard and soft water areas. One of our key ingredients is citric acid. Citric is a great natural chelating agent that helps soap / cleaning products to perform effectively in hard water areas. We also have antimicrobial agents in our products since hard water is known to have a higher bacterial count. Make sure you rinse the bottle out thoroughly before reusing – don’t worry, they’re dishwasher safe.

Two ingredients in our tabs are sodium bicarbonate and citric acid which are both really effective against limescale. We've found that Baththings is ideal as an everyday shower spray and works well for keeping limescale at bay. You can then use Shinythings occasionally to give your shower screen a shine. Using a damp cloth first to clean and then a dry cloth to 'buff' the screen for streak free shine ✨

Nope, keep it warm. Using lukewarm water will help the tablet to dissolve quicker. Confused about why lukewarm water is called ‘lukewarm’? So were we, and then we read this.

Using surfactants. Surfactants reduce the surface tension and loosen the bonds between the mess to be cleaned (whether it germs, stains or dirt) and the surface. Wiping the surface once you’ve sprayed then wipes away the residue.

Bottlethings

Our bottles are designed to last without compromising on performance over time. Unlike plastic bottles, glass does not leach harmful chemicals and can be infinitely recycled.

Our bottles are made from high quality borosilicate glass. This is a type of glass that is more shatter and heat resistant whilst also being dishwasher safe. Glass is also infinitely recyclable, unlike plastic.

The trigger is made of plastic (polypropolene, or PP, to be precise). We decided on fully plastic triggers as they are easier to downcycle. We haven't found a trigger (yet) made from recycled material hence why we call it down-cycled. The sleeve is made of silicone due to its durability.

A Homethings bottle is not just for Christmas. Don't leave it stranded at the back of your cupboard. If you do need to dispose of it, glass can be recycled pretty much everywhere.

Plastic triggers are often collected by your local authority. If they can't, you can send it back to us and we will get it downcycled for you.

If you can’t upcycle your silicone sleeve (pen pot or swimming cap for your cat are two of our favourite options) or your local authority does not collect it for recycling, you can send it to us and we will get it downcycled.

Rinse out your Homethings bottle before refilling it and avoid throwing it – it’s glass.

Of course you can, but Homethings bottles have been designed specifically for a safe customer experience using the correct measurements for our non-toxic tabs.  You’re more than welcome to use your own bottles but please ensure that they are sterilised before use them and that you follow the instructions exactly. 

Our bottles are specifically designed for our non-toxic tabs. We sell our own reusable and refillable bottles to make sure we can offer a safe and consistent customer experience. Sadly we cant guarantee what would happen if someone was to use our tabs with a different bottle due to sizing, previous product residue, etc. Homethings is for those trying to make a sustainable change and to do their bit, but we absolutely applaud anyone who wants to create their own products at home and anyone who is already reusing what they already have – that's awesome.

No, not yet.

Tabthings

One of the key ingredients in our product is Citric Acid which is a great natural antibacterial agent. That said we don’t use any specific harsh anti-bacterial agents in our cleaning products as we don't actually believe that 'killing 99.9% of all bacteria' is a good thing and neither, necessarily, is a completely sterile home environment. Our products are effective at removing bacteria from your surfaces (using surfactants) but not necessarily biocidal in terms of killing all of the microorganisms present. Our view is that there is lots of good bacteria out there and a lot of new studies suggest that the bacteria being reduced in the total cleaning process are the ones that are actually beneficial for your health. That's why our formulations are non-toxic and contain no nasty ingredients used as antibacterial agents.

Citric Acid

What it does: Versatile cleaning and disinfecting agent with antibacterial properties. 

This is a naturally occurring acid found in the juice of citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruit. Tough on stains like grease, mould and mildew but gentle to humans. Oh, and ours is food grade. EWG Toxicity Rating

Sodium Bicarbonate

What it does: A natural, multipurpose cleaning agent and odour remover. 

This miracle ingredient is used in all manner of things from baking to medication and toothpaste. Super effective, super safe and non toxic. And again, ours is food grade. EWG Toxicity Rating

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate  

What it does: Loosens surface tension helping to remove grease and grime. 

This is a mild surfactant and cleanser derived from sarcosine, an amino acid found in the human body and just about every type of biological material from animals to plants. This ingredient is not to be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate. EWG Toxicity Rating

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate 

What it does: Very mild and eco friendly surfactant and cleansing agent. EWG Toxicity Rating

Gluconolactone 

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

This is a food grade, naturally derived preservative booster derived from rice or maize. It is vegan friendly and does not contain lactose. EWG Toxicity Rating

Sodium Benzoate 

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

An antimicrobial, food grade preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria. EWG Toxicity Rating

Potassium Sorbate

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

An antimicrobial, food grade preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria. EWG Toxicity Rating

Modified Starch 

What it does: Helps to leave surfaces shiny and streak-free. 

A natural based, biodegradable hydrophilized polymer that is highly effective at leaving surfaces shiny and streak free. There is no direct EWG toxicity rating available for this ingredient but the supplier has EU Ecolabel status approved. 

Fragrances

What it does: Makes things smell nice. 

Our signature scents are what makes our sprays smell so damn good. Grapefruit + Mandarin (Allthings), Lavender + Tonka Bean (Baththings) and Peony (Shinythings). We source concentrated eco scents that require one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents, saving resources in the fragrance production process. The scents are made of natural and synthetic blends in order to achieve the concentrate and resource efficiency required. All scents are free of Phthalates. 

Food Grade Colorants 

What it does: Helps you to identify the product. 

We use very little colourant as it doesn’t actually do anything in our products other than help you distinguish them from one another. That’s true of almost all cleaning solutions, so don’t think it's any less powerful than your glow in the dark supermarket cleaner. 

Our fragrances are made from concentrated eco scents that require one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents, saving resources in the fragrance production process. The scents are composed of natural and synthetic blends in order to achieve the concentrate and resource efficiency required, and do contain some potential allergens.

The potential allergens are:

Allthings: Citral, Pinene, Limonene, Citronellol, Lauraldehyde

Baththings: Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalyl Acetate, Heliotropine

Shinythings: Citronellol, Hexyl Salicylate, Linalool, Methylenedioxyphenyl Methylpropanal, Nerolidol Isomers

Our signature scents are what makes our sprays smell so damn good. Grapefruit + Mandarin (Allthings), Lavender + Tonka Bean (Baththings) and Peony (Shinythings). All our scents are always free of Phthalates too.

We source super concentrated eco scents that require one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents massively saving resources in the fragrance production process. The scents are composed of natural and synthetic blends in order to achieve the concentrate and resource efficiency required. All scents are free of Phthalates. 

Yes. You can see everything that has gone into the tabs in the above questions.

In a cool, dark place, out of reach of children and people you don’t like.

No.

Yes, we are certified by the Vegan Society.

Yes, we are approved by Leaping Bunny, a global programme that requires standards to be upheld over and above the legal requirement. All of our products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognised gold standard for cruelty free products. 

We adhere to a fixed cut off date and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited. 

For more information visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org 

It doesn’t feel natural to call our products natural. Read more about our views on ‘natural’ here.

Drop us a line, anytime – hello@gethomethings.com

We’re just getting started, and we believe that these are the key three things that you need to get started cleaning your home. Watch this space and let us know if there’s a Homethings product you’d love to see. 

Shippingthings

We currently ship to the UK and a number of countries in Europe. Shipping is free for subscribers in the UK. Check the product page for shipping costs to specific countries.

If we offer tracking for the product you’ve purchased, you will receive the tracking number via email once the order has been confirmed. The Keep it Clean Kit is sent fully tracked for UK customers.

You’ll need to create an account to do this. You can do so here. If you have any issues please email us at hello@gethomethings.com

Postage isn’t always 100% reliable. UK orders are sent Royal Mail 48 or Hermes – they both aim to deliver in 48 hours (working days only). If you order before 2pm, the order should be sent out the next working day. 

We’ve worked hard on our packaging to keep it to a minimum – less really is more. We use recycled cardboard for pretty much all our packaging with no plastic in sight. We’d love to get your thoughts on our packaging + any ideas for improvement are much appreciated. Contact us at hello@gethomethings.com

You can read about that here.

Check the returns policy here.

Please allow around 5 working days after you have confirmation that it's been processed - if not, give us a shout and we will look into it.

Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Maestro, Google Pay. No bitcoins or IOUs.

Subscriptionthings

If you subscribe when purchasing the Keep it Clean kit we will deliver your refills on the frequency you selected. You’ll be emailed 3 days before a charge is due to be taken. If you ever need to change your subscription, just log into your account here.

Log into your account here to do so. Let us know if you have any questions.

Easiest way to do this is to log into your account here, but get in touch if you experience any issues.

Click 'Request Password Change' when logging into your account here.

Easiest way to do this is to log into your account here, but get in touch if you experience any issues.

Best to do this in your account too. You can log in here. We’ll be sad to see you go, so please do let us know why and how we can improve so that hopefully we can win you back one day.

Subscribers will be charged 3 days before their next refill is due to be dispatched.

You do, about 3 days before we take the payment and ship the order. Good to add hello@gethomethings.com to your contacts list to make sure these emails get through to your busy inbox.

Packagingthings

Before you dispose of it, see what you can do with your packaging first. The Keep it Clean kit has endless possibilities (endless is a bit of an overstatement but we’ve seen some awesome stuff). Always dispose of your packaging carefully. All the cardboard we use is recyclable, whilst the tablet sachets are home compostable. If you don’t have a home compost (the food waste bin collected by the council usually doesn’t count) throw it in the bin, NOT the recycling bin.

Yes. All of our packaging is recyclable except our tab wrappers which are home compostable – these can go in most food compost bins but check with your local council. If you are unable to home compost, please throw these in the bin. We hate waste but we’re working on it.

Otherthings

Just here, but get in touch if you’d like to stock us.

Not that expensive actually. You can see a price comparison with leading brands here
The starter kit (that's three bottles and three tabs) costs £25 and three tab refills are £5 for subscribers and £6 for everyone else.

Our cleaning tabs are formulated and made in the UK, the bottles come from China. As we want to provide high-quality products for a good price, we always keep an eye out for the best option possible. Feel free to get in touch if you want to chat about this.

Of course, talk freely and let us know what you think. Leave a review or slide into our inbox hello@gethomethings.com

Please do, we’d be honoured – and there’s something in for you too. You get your next refill for free! Check out this page for more details.

Email us via hello@gethomethings.com or contact us on social media @get_homethings

Here we go.

For sure, but we can’t wrap it in a bow...Yet.

Email us via hello@gethomethings.com or contact us on social media @get_homethings

Homethings

Our products remove the need for potentially millions of single-use bottles and trigger sprayers. Our Kickstarter campaign alone prevented 9,708 single-use plastic bottles from being bought – that’s about 680kg of plastic that could be used to equip almost the whole country of Monaco with a plastic face shield. Most cleaning products are also 90% water with 10% being the actual stuff that cleans. We won't sell you water or single-use plastic.

The problem with plastic is that it usually does not biodegrade and remains in the environment for around 400 years. It then causes all sorts of problems, from harming marine ecosystems to getting inside us humans as microplastics – rumour has it we ingest a credit card worth of plastic every week. Unfortunately, production of plastic is still increasing. Single-use plastic packaging today makes up 36% of municipal waste in Europe! At Homethings, we want to take the first step to change that.

Recycling won’t solve our plastic problem. In general, recycling should serve the purpose of extending the life of a material instead of sending it to landfill or incineration plants. But the problem with plastics is that they are not infinitely recyclable and can therefore only be used for lower quality products in their future life – this is called downcycling.. Only 9% of all plastics ever recycled have successfully avoided landfill or incineration, but keep up the effort, recycling rates luckily increase year on year, currently at 20% globally. That’s why we at Homethings believe in a more circular way of doing things, encouraging you to reuse rather than recycle. 

In simple terms, a circular economy follows a cycle instead of a linear approach to consumption. The goals are to eliminate waste, reuse and retain the item’s value, therefore avoiding the exploitation of finite resources and pressure on the environment. This creates a system that is not only beneficial to our planet and society, but also unlocks economic opportunities and resilience for a more sustainable future. It’s the way forward.

You can read more on the website of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The efficacy of our products is super important to us. All our products are independently tested by a third party lab with verified efficacy against a range of soils and water hardness conditions.

Our cleaning tabs are made right here in the UK by our manufacturers so you can be sure that buying from us means you’re supporting two small independent British businesses. Our glass bottles are made in China, where we found the best quality supplier of borosilicate glass. We’re always open to improving how we source our products, so if you have any suggestions we are all ears at hello@gethomethings.com

Our headquarters and logistics center are located in the UK.