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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday wonderings - your best cleaning tip?


I just ordered this book on "cleaning for Millennials," though I'm firmly in the GenX generation.

What is your best no-fail, home run cleaning or housekeeping tip?

14 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

My best cleaning tip? Her name is Maxine, and she's $30.00 an hour and everything gleams.

ita darling. said...

Best Cleaning tip- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I order it online in a 35% solution..

Mixed with water to different degrees, it is efficient for cleaning mold in showers, gently removing red wine(or blood or whatever) out of expensive sweaters to upholstery, and scrubbing sinks..

you can also use it in the water to give your houseplants an invigorating drink!

also used to clean/rinse fresh vegetables and fruits to get rid of pesticides,chemicals or coatings.

It also has some health benefits, from a homemade teeth whitening solution to killing bacteria and viruses in the body (i use it in my ears when i feel a cold coming on and haven't been flat out sick in years.)

Okay. I wont keep going. But its in my "cannot live without category".. please read safety guidelines before using- at 35% solution it MUST be diluted and CAN burn your skin.. but its worth it to be able to dilute to whatever solution you want.

Runner Up cleaner - Bar Keepers Friend..

Also: google cleaning with Baking Soda.. cant go wrong there either.

Price Style & Design said...

I use Folex for carpet stains and it works like a charm. I swear by it!

Dale Janee said...

My best cleaning tip is to constantly pick up during the day and do a total clean up at 5:30 pm - 6 pm listening to music so it's a little more relaxing. That book cover is really fun btw! Nice blog

xodale
www.savvyspice.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love Bon Ami cleanser. It contains no abrasive but its awesome for stainless steel pans and the obvious things. My husband even scrubbed our deck with it.
Also, in the absence of a carpet steam machine I have successfully removed carpet yuk with hot, slightly soapy water and a shop vac. For the record, I hate carpet.

home before dark said...

Yes to BKF and baking soda. I clean my cutting boards with baking soda and white vinegar. Makes me feel like a mad scientist. And I use a Finish soap ball (for dishwashers) plus Dawn to soak crusty pans. I think, however, my finest trick is to undertake a two year+ remodel and live mostly in the basement where WTF is the mantra.

David said...

Clean Shower spray. Keeps me from having to scrub so often.

Madam said...

Vinegar rocks. That is all.

Sandy said...

Keep several small saucers of Lysol in them tucked under the couch. IT's makes you think you've been cleaning.

jtc said...

I have to agree with The Dilettante. My secret's name is Josefina. Between her visits I rely on Swiffer products - love tham all.

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Everday an alarm on my phone hoes off at 4:00 and I do a quick 10 minute clean-up. It started as a way to get my 3-year-old to put the sofa cushions back on the sofa after he made a "nest." I'm amazed at what I can get put away in 10 minutes.

nanne said...

run the dishwasher every night, unload it in the morning. do a quick scrub on one room in your house everyday, give those little, in-house indentured servants you gave birth to to tackle a few household chores a couple of times a week.

Sol Kawage said...

Cloths to wipe and clean and scrub: nuke them for a minute, use them steaming hot.

ChrisToronto said...

Lemon for brass. I rub half a lemon over brass trays and surfaces and it trounces the tarnish. Maybe not better than professional products but no fumes and cheaper.