(Closed) Cleaning supplies: What do you use?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What do you use?
    Name brands: Comet, Windex, 409, Scrubbing Bubbles, Tide, etc. : (46 votes)
    32 %
    Store brands: copycats of the above : (25 votes)
    17 %
    Natural versions of similar products that are commercially available (Method, 7th Gen, Myers) : (36 votes)
    25 %
    Homemade versions (vinegar, cornstarch, ammonia, baking soda, bleach, etc) : (37 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    lol I think the only thing I would swear by is Hydrogen Peroxide … and maybe those wet towel wipes from Clorox.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee

    I like the wet wipes from costco, and their paper towels. But I’m trying to use more reuseable towels to clean.

    I’m not sure what is the best for cleaning showers, would love to get some recommendations.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a spray bottle of vinegar and water that I use for everything – hardwood, tile, cabinets, microfiber couch, mirorrs, basically anything that you need to spray and wipe.

    I’ve been using fewer commercial products lately and I like it! Seriously, vinegar + dawn = best shower/tub cleaner ever and you don’t feel like you’re dousing your loved ones in chemical residue.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee

    @Ellegee:  Does the vinegar and dawn combo kill the mildew? What is the recipe for it? Thanks!!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wasn’t sure how to vote in your poll so I didn’t. We use name brands but the natural ones, like Method and Seventh Generation.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @SoupyCat:  I would like to know too

    I feel like I spend so much money on cleaners but nothing really cleans as good as I would like. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @SoupyCat:  I use Lysol bath spray. I found out that this gets rid of the mold on the bottom of my shower curtains amazingly!

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Comet and Scrubbing Bubbles are our go-to for anything bathroom related. When it comes to the kitchen we stick to vinegar… something about commercial cleaners in the kitchen just gets to me.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @SoupyCat:  its just 1:1 – heat the vinegar for a minute or two in the I dosage and only use blue dawn! I mix a cup of each at a time. I spray it on, let it sit for an hour, then I run hot water and get in the shower and scrub it down. Bad/old mildew will come up if you scrub, but if you do this once a week or so soap scum is almost nonexistent and grout is cleaner.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve used vinegar and water for water scale on vases, on the shower head and in the sink. If you let it sit and then scrub, it works wonders. I’ll have to try the vinegar and dawn soap. I usually use tilex mold and mildew for mold and whatevers cheap for the kitchen counters. I’ve just discovered Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. We are prepping our house for sale and tried them to clean the walls. They took off a ton of dirt, scuffs and stains on our white walls. I had to do minimal paint touch up on stuff it wouldn’t take off.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did the vinegar + dawn in our tub after it had been sitting neglected for who knows how long and my husband tore out the whole bathroom around it (it was yucky) and it is amazing how wel it worked. I scrubbed it ‘clean’ before hand, and way more dirt came off with it.

    I do the rest of my cleaning just with water or with vinegar that I’ve soaked orange peels in so it smells a little less strong.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Gain for laundry

    Dawn for dishes

    Electrosol or Finish, whatever it’s called for dishwasher

    Swiffer Wet Jet for floors. Pinesol when they need a Cinderella style scrubbin’

    Swiffer dust cloths for baseboards and pledge & rag for dusting furniture

    Stoner’s Invisible Glass for mirrors

    Clorox toilet cleaner for toilets

    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for soap scum

    and…A DRYER SHEET for polishing chrome faucets. Try it!

     

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