Post # 1
Amidst all the hype and commercials, I wondered what people actually use.
Name brand? Store brand? Whatevers cheapest? combination? All natural? Homemade?
Something for everyday and a different thing for deep cleans?
Sponges? Towels? Disposable?
Do you use one thing for everything or does every surface have a different cleaner?
Washing Machine soap:
Other products you love:
What really works?
I’ve generally used the things my mom used: Windex, Tide, Comet, etc. But sometimes I’m not happy with the job they do. What has really worked for you? What products do you swear by?
Post # 3
lol I think the only thing I would swear by is Hydrogen Peroxide … and maybe those wet towel wipes from Clorox.
Post # 4
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
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
@Ellegee: Does the vinegar and dawn combo kill the mildew? What is the recipe for it? Thanks!!
Post # 7
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
@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
@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
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
@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 # 12
@strawbs: I’ll try that for mold. For some reason my upstairs bathroom is very susceptible to mold. In my last place I never ever had mold, and it seems like if I don’t scrub my shower for a week that it springs up everywhere, even the ceilings! WTH!?! And it’s only in the upstairs bath, the lower one never gets it either.
@Ellegee: I’ve heard that the vinegar + Dawn combo works great but I’ve never tried it. Thanks for the tip! Is there a reason you have to heat it? Does it not combine right if you don’t?
Post # 14
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
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
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!