Wednesday, July 8, 2009

House Cleaning...

If only we all felt this way about cleaning, right!?!

I don't know about you but house cleaning is one of my least favorite things to get done, especially when it takes forever and the kids are awake.

There are a few products that have made this task more of a joy and much easier...
Swiffer Duster and Mop:
I am a huge fan of these two products. They are not the most eco-friendly but it makes those two frequent and tedious tasks much easier and done faster! Dusting is a breeze with their nifty extension tool and moping the kitchen, laundry room, wood floor, and bathrooms are so easy! Scrubbing Bubbles:
I love this product. Spray on, wait, and rinse off. Every so often after getting out of the shower I just spray it down then rinse it off. One bathroom chore done on the go.
So how about you...

*How do you get all your house cleaning done?
*What products/solutions do you love to use?

16 comments:

Megan said...

I love the Clorox Anywhere spray. It gets used everyday in my house to spray down my kitchen cabinets. I also like the Clorox mop and the Swiffer duster. Also, for the toilet, I love the Kaboom system you put in the tank. My toilet can go for longer without me cleaning it than if I didn't have it in!

Liz, Karl and Madison said...

I LOVE the bathtub cleaner from the Don Aslett's cleaning store. I can't remember what it is called but it is a VERY strong mixture... probably not your everyday cleaner for most. But for us it works great. Since my husband makes fireworks, our bath tub gets black pretty quick. I used to spend at least an hour scrubbing the tub and it still didn't look that great. With this spray all I do is spray it... wait five minutes (but no longer because the chemicals can burn through if left too long).. then wipe it off with water. So if you have a tough tub- I HIGHLY recommend this stuff!

Jared and Delia said...

I like this post!

Ummm...I like the swiffer duster too. Clorox wipes are a lifesaver. I try to use them sparingly though because they are a bit wasteful. They work great to do quick clean up of the bathroom counter, toilet seat and floor. Yes...I have boys can you tell?

I use AJAX to clean the tub. It is produces less fumes and does a great job for us.

My favorite for cleaning the floor and the kitchen, etc. is hot soapy water with some vinegar mixed in. It doesn't harm the environment or us and cleans great. Plus it is WAY cheap.

To clean the rest of the bathroom I use hydrogen peroxide. It has disinfecting power without the fumes. It is like bleach and will bleach your clothes...just not as quickly. SO beware.

Jessie said...

I love the Swiffer Wet Jet and Scrubbing Bubbles, as well. We also frequently use Mr Clean Magic Erasers (though more for my daughter's intentional messes, like coloring on the walls or floor...). My favorite cleaning product though, has been a recent find: the Works toilet cleaner--it's super cheap (as in you can often find it at the dollar store), and completely took the ring off of my toilet, with no scrubbing from me. I just wish I could find it in a shower-cleaner form, because I LOVE it.

Raylynk said...

I too love Scrubby Bubbles for the bathroom. For the kitchen I use a squirt bottle with a water bleach solution (1tsp of bleach per 1 quart of water) first wipe the counters down with warm soapy water, then spray with bleach solution youn can just let it dry or wipe it off with a rag. This also works really well for sanitizing toys. The solution is strong enough to kill germs, but not bleach rags and clothes. It's also really cheap since the mixture lasts forever and bleach is inexpensive. (I have heard the longer you keep the mixture the less effective it is, but I'm not really sure). I also love the Windex Vinegar Multi-purpose cleaner, its good for cleaning the fridge inside and out, stove top and hood, mirrors, and ,microwaves!

Chris and Laura said...

I use my swiffer wetjet probably every other day...my floors can go a few months before they need a serious hands-on scrubbing. For the dishwasher, I really like the Finish (formerly Electrasol) Powerball Tabs. I never have to wonder how much detergent to put in, and I always know how many loads of dishes I can do before I run out.

Roeckers said...

To add to all the others comments LYSOL WIPES!! they work great for cleaning the toilet while potty training boys. We use them daily in their bathroom.

Courtney said...

Thanks for all the comments so far ladies. I'm excited to use the new products/ideas!

Missy said...

I love 409. It makes cleaning in the kitchen 10 times faster.

Morg.Jess.Audrey said...

I love pledge wipes for dusting. They are so clean & easy & you can see all the dust you're picking up. I use them on my furniture, blinds, ceiling fans...pretty much everything.

Clorox wipes are another WONDERFUL cleaning tool that we use for the bathroom & kitchen regularly.

Both are really convenient.

Jes said...

Most mine have already been shared, but here they are anyway... CLOROX wipes!! The SWIFTER dusters, I also use the vinegar for cleaning/mopping (and getting rid of ants!!), Lysol disinfectant spray, and I add a scoop of BORAX (or BABY OXICLEAN when I had it) to my laundry for whites, and things that my baby gets 'messy' when I NEED a stain to come out! (-you can also add vinegar to your brights and whites as well :)

Jared and Delia said...

Oooh...I have never tried Borax. I am going to try that! Thanks!

Kym, Shaun and Riley said...

So I am a huge fan of scrubbing bubbles and clorox wipes as well. I've been really interested in trying some "green" products such as the Green Works line because who wouldn't like to use something without the harsh chemicals? But at the same time I'm hesitant because I'm unsure of the germ-killing nature of them. Has anyone tried any of these? What are your opinions?

Beth said...

I once saw a plaque that I wish to purchase for my house:

"Only boring women have immaculate homes."

Anonymous said...

Green Works is actually made by the same people that make Clorox. :)

Megan said...

I just cleaned my tub with baking soda, the way you do your oven, it works great! I have been trying to get a stain out for a while and it came right off!