Friday, March 26, 2010
My Cleaning Tips
Im linking up with Kellys Korner for "Show Us Your Life - Cleaning Tips"
Let me tell you I HATE cleaning showers, especially the one in the my bedroom - it has a glass door. I have tried SO many things - I have spent countless hours looking at products at the store and online to make this task easier...nothing I used seem to help that much. One day I had a friend call last minute to say she was heading over and I had to do a mad dash of cleaning. I had just colored my hair the night before so my shower looked like someone had possibly been murdered in there ha. I had no shower cleaner on hand - I was frantic so I grabbed what I had and a miracle happened! Something I had been buying for years was the miracle I had been looking for! What is it?
I know you think im crazy, but I promise you - I used the Clorox REGULAR (non bleach) toliet bowl cleaner - I squirted it all over the walls and glass door and then let it sit for about 10 - 15 minutes and when I came back all the grossness literally wiped off. I still had to scrub certain areas a little bit but NOTHING like I had to do in the past! I have since tried the Lysol brand as well and it works well too. I have since gone crazy seeing what all this little gem can clean and let me tell you - ALOT. One of my favorites was a friend of mine had a big rust spot on the side of her house (ON WHITE BRICK) from where a pipe had busted. She tried everything to get that rust off and nothing worked- she tried the Clorox trick and it worked like a charm :)
Here are a few more I use on a normal basis:
1. Use baking soda as a carpet powder - just sprinkle all over - let sit up to 20 minutes and then vacuum up - not only does it neutralize smells but it also helps pull up pet hair (and its cheap!)
2. I always keep a spray bottle filled with equal parts white vinegar and water - its a great cleaner for the kitchen or for bad smells!
3.Use newspaper when cleaning glass or mirrors instead of rags or paper towels - newspaper works way better!
Can't wait to hear what cleaning tips you have!