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clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:23:02 pm »
what cleaning products work the best that you've found?
whether it be for counters, floors, bathroom, etc...

i've heard that water, vinegar, and baking soda mixed together
is a great home made cleaning solution. has anyone tried
mixing their own stuff?

i was recently looking for the best product to shine floors with.
we have vinyl tile flooring (the old speckled kind) in our bathroom
&kitchen and no matter what i do, i can't get them to shine!
and of course, i'm not spending a fortune on heavy duty home
depot products...  any suggestions?

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 08:22:42 am »
I do not have a favorite cleaning product, I guess the best is bleach.  I am looking for the best cleaning products aswell.  I can not find anything to clean floors. It is like no matter what the floors stay dirty.  The key to easy cleaning on floors is once it is clean or once the floor as been laid then the floor needs to be sealed with a floor sealer

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 08:25:07 am »
Gotta love that magic eraser!

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 08:56:14 am »
I just found my new fave bathroom cleaner! It's Arm & Hammer with OxyClean and it's great- spray on let it sit and wipe with a sponge! I didn't realize how much dirt was left on the shower until I used it lol. I don't have any suggestions to make floors shine- I too have old speckled tiles- but my bf told me an old boot camp trick from the Army on getting them super white....Comet. Just wet the floor (I do this in sections) sprinkle with Comet powder and use those thin green scrubber- sponges to scrub in circles. Rinse with a clean wet mop. It's hard work, and time consuming, but it really looks great afterwards and has the added bonus of burned calories! I love the Magic Eraser too for counters and walls--how DOES it work?! It's amazing!

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 05:21:16 pm »
I have used vinegar on my floors and litter boxes.  Or you may wish to try hydrogen peroxide.  That works well and kills many germs.  I love mixing my own.  It does save money and it is much healthier.

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 05:30:31 pm »
oh wow, i hadn't thought of peroxide...

i keep hearing about these magic erasers! i want to
know what the heck they're made of (besides magic :P)
i've yet to purchase any, but it sounds like they're
worth the price.

i do like comet quite a bit. i mixed it with windex
recently, just to see what would happen! it worked
pretty well. i hope i don't accidentally make a bomb
or something with all my experimenting  ;)
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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 05:41:48 am »
i use store brand with clorox added use windex for cleaning glass and pledge for dusting house.

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 06:54:15 am »
i love 409 all purpose cleaner w/lemon, my apt has flat paint and with having a young child its bad, and  very hard to clean, this is the only thing i found that does not rub the paint off

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 10:18:44 am »
My favorite cleaning product is my Shark - and tap water.  I have tile floors in the living/dining/kitchen/Florida room and a cat: after I swipe that Shark machine over my floors, I know it is already sanitized without using any harsh chemicals.  You can wash the micro-fiber cloths in the washing machine and they are ready to go after they are hung dry.  Steam cleaning is the best and the healthiest because you are not breathing in any of those toxic fumes from all those cleaning products.  I don't use my Shark on my bamboo floors (w/c are in the bedrooms);  I use my vacuum and then a Swiffer dust cloth to pick up the cat hair and whatever the vacuum doesn't manage to pick up. Steam isn't good on hardwoods for some reason.  But on any kind of tile and other materials like slate, etc. it really does the job.  Makes for a less stressful cleaning day!  :D

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 10:28:58 am »
Bleach, Ajax, Arm & Hammer, lemon-scented Pinesol and Borax.  "thumbsup"

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 11:53:09 am »
what cleaning products work the best that you've found?
whether it be for counters, floors, bathroom, etc...

i've heard that water, vinegar, and baking soda mixed together
is a great home made cleaning solution. has anyone tried
mixing their own stuff?

i was recently looking for the best product to shine floors with.
we have vinyl tile flooring (the old speckled kind) in our bathroom
&kitchen and no matter what i do, i can't get them to shine!
and of course, i'm not spending a fortune on heavy duty home
depot products...  any suggestions?



You can make a great soft scrub by mixing baking soda and a touch of dish liquid (you can also add a hint of bleach if needed. Mixing vinager, rubbing alcohol , and water ( allot of people add a drop of blue food coloring as well) makes a fantastic glass and floor cleaner. Never mix bleach with any type of acid such as ammonia or vinegar.  It will causes toxic fumes that can kill you.

 
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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 12:00:48 pm »
I love the magic erasers also! You know they make  mop now too!?

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 12:12:05 pm »
You guys should check out the company melaleuca.  They are a non-toxic cleaning supplies and more company and I think they do an amazing job of cleaning AND they are non-toxic.  I just recently switched when a friend of mine reccommended it.  You may have to know someone who has it already to sign up, I'm not sure...

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 12:21:47 pm »
i use a lot of windex.

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Re: clean, clean, clean! (your favorite cleaning products)
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 12:40:19 pm »
  I seen the infomercial for the Shark and haven't been the same since.  I clean & clean and I saw that infomercial and can't stop thinking that my house isn't as clean as it could be and I just want to take that Shark to everything in it...seriously.  So I will be getting one of those soon for sure.  Otherwise I use alot of vinegar, baking soda, isop. alcohol, bleach, lemon pledge, windex and sometimes just a little amount of Mr Clean with Febreze "meadow rain" scent...I use to clean the wall tiles and it makes the whole house smell nice, a little amount goes a long way.  I put Listerine in a spray bottle and use to spritz the carpet as a "carpet refresher", it's safer than the commercial carpet refreshers on account of the pets.  I like using Soft Scrub to clean the bathroom sink & bathtub.  I LOVE clorox sanitizing bleach wipes, they are so convenient for unexpected messes and I always seem to have alot of those.   :)

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