*Please follow the directions on the labels of these products, given by the manufacturers.
Not all microfiber cloths are the same. Some are only good for dusting.
I like to use the microfiber cloths I buy at BJ’s. Find them in the car section. The ones at Walmart are good too, but more expensive. You can use them dry and spray surfaces with cleaner, or wet your cloth with water and wring it out very well, then wipe to clean surfaces. I doubt you will have any streaks. They really grab the dirt and remove 95% of germs by wiping 3 times.
Do not use:
....on these cloths. It interferes with their absorbancy.
Replace paper towels, remove bacteria, save the environment!
Simple Green is my favorite cleaner. I buy it in a 1 gallon concentrate at Home Depot or you can find some at Walmart.
Use it at different dilutions. Add only a small amount to water for wiping glass, add more to make up a bottle for spraying surfaces, and add a little more for toilets and floors.
It is biodegradable, (good for the planet), and smells wonderful!
Pine Sol is our friend! Many people like the pine smell. It's good for all purpose cleaning. You can buy it almost anywhere. I like to use it in bathrooms, but you can use it everywhere!
A Straight Edge Scraper
A straight edge Razor Scraper is good for getting paint chips or stickers off mirror/glass -
.....(wet surface first so it is less likely to scratch, and hold it at a 30 degree angle)
Ostrich Feather Dusters
....are great. Re-use time and again
Don't believe that commercial that shows dust left behind, they are using short jerky motions. A long smooth motion will get the dust and hold on to it. Strike the duster against your lower leg occasionally to release the dust near the floor where it will be vacuumed up. ( See Jeff Campbell's book "Speed Cleaning" on Book Shop page. )
Of all the ostrich feather dusters, I prefer the black male feathers, They are more full and have more fluff for grabbing dust.
Using a feather duster saves time but you eventually have to wipe the area with a rag, just not each time you clean. Feather dust the objects in the back, wipe / clean the forward areas to remove finger prints and germs.
Look up TexasFeathers.com, FeatherDusterDepot.com or Miz Clean on Amazon
Use an Old Toothbrush
Great for toilet hinges and around sinks
Mr Clean's Magic Eraser
Mr Clean Magic Eraser is great for removing pen marks – even magic marker on your kid’s skin!
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
I had a very bad toilet bowl to clean. It had been seldom used or flushed and never cleaned. The area under the water line had a huge ring and was thick with a scummy lime build up. It had a bad ring at the water line and above. It was very gross! I had tried several things to no avail. I thought that I would have to resort to putting the gloves on and scrubbing with a pumice stone.
So I tried this - The Works by Home Care Labs. I had used it years ago and it worked well, but I never had a toilet this bad before! I found it in the grocery store "Ingles". It has a bent top so you can squirt it up under the rim. I applied The Works and left it several hours. When I came back to it, I was able to swish the bowl with a light toilet wand and everything came off quickly.
A Miracle! It looks GREAT!
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