Happy Monday, everyone!!
We are so excited to kick off a WEEK’S worth of Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks! We know cleaning isn’t always fun or exciting, but we plan to give you the boost you need to dive right in. Your house will look incredible and you’ll feel amazing after getting your Spring Cleaning done. Promise!
We are kicking off by sharing (or re-sharing) some of our FAVORITE cleaning products…EVER! Better yet, we want you to share YOUR ideas so we all can catch the Spring Cleaning bug! Let’s get sharing:
photo found here.
I am always wondering, as I stroll the cleaning supply aisle, if any of the products actually do what they advertise. I just wish someone would try it and let me know if it works – or better yet, just tell me what cleaners work GREAT and those are the ones I’ll buy.
So, I have decided to make my wish come true. I started with Alison and Shelley – they told me their top three favorite cleaning products, and of course, I’ll share mine. But this is a two way street – if you continue reading, you have to leave a comment and tell me your top three favorite cleaning products ever and what you use them to clean.
Note: I am sure you can find these products for better prices, but I linked to Amazon so you could see a picture of what to look for when shopping the dreaded cleaning supply aisle.
This stuff is AMAZING! If you have a white sink – this is a MUST! My sister introduced it to me when she was staying over and wondered why I didn’t clean off the black marks that my pans left after cleaning them in the sink. I innocently replied, “Oh, those – they don’t come off, believe me I’ve scrubbed and scrubbed.” To which she responded, “Oh, yes (you big ninny) they do – you just need the right cleaner!” Okay, so those aren’t direct quotes, but you get the idea. The very next day we went to Wallie’s for some Bar Keeper’s Friend and WALA my sink has been white ever since (when I clean it, that is)!
This one is for removing spots on the carpet, again introduced by this same sister (her house is ALWAYS clean, even with 6 kids). This stuff will remove spills without even scrubbing sometimes – when it doesn’t, you just agitate with a toothbrush (your husband’s, not yours) or your fingers until it disappears – MAGIC!
I used to think my friend was a bit looney when she told me she used vinegar to clean almost everything in her house – until I tried it. Yes, it smells like vinegar while you are cleaning, but trust me it goes away after about 1/2 hour. I use it on my floors, for a general spray for wiping counters and appliances, and it is a dream on mirrors and windows! This coming from a Windex addict. I just mix half water and half vinegar in a spray bottle and spray away! Added bonus: I don’t worry about inhaling fumes, and all that other bad stuff that people say I should worry about when using my old cleaning products.
I told her it was already taken, but she didn’t back down. Bossy and Stubborn.
2. Baking Soda
It helps remove scorched stuff from the bottoms of her stainless steel pots and pans. Alison also uses this to entertain her kids (mix it with vinegar and watch it fizz) and to get rid of lingering smells by putting it down her kitchen sink.
Alison says this one should earn the “Nobel Peace Prize”! Especially after her toddler drew all over her island with a pen - the magic eraser came to the rescue and took it off super easy. She said it can be tough on kid’s skin so she doesn’t let her kids clean with it and she makes sure to thoroughly wash it off her hands when done cleaning.
She said she loves the Clorox Bleach wipes for cleaning everything, but when you just need to wipe something not germy like your dashboard, wet wipes do the job and cost a lot less!
This keeps the toilet rings away without constantly scrubbing.
Shelley says this works wonders after you’ve tried everything else, just paint over it. Baseboards, walls, whatever look brand new again!
And don’t miss these FANTASTIC cleaning posts as well!
What are your top 3 favorite cleaning products?
Remember, if you are still reading this, you took an oath to share:)