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Old 07-13-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Clean clean cleaning lady!!
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I love to clean. I always feel so much better when my house is clean. It is relaxing for me and I enjoy most everything with a few nasty exceptions.
I like to try new interesting cleaning products. I'm a stickler for advertisements on t.v. Noone ever told me t.v. lies!!!!!
So what are some of your favorite cleaning products?? I like to make tea tree oil wipes. I use them all over my house. I love that its natural cause I sometimes worry about all these chemicals, especially with kids around. Does anyone use natural products that they really like??? I'm always up for cleaning ideas.
Tea tree oil is pretty toxic stuff. It's probably not wise to use it around young children, but it certainly will kill any microorganism it comes into contact with. We use almond oil on wood finishes, plain old Endust spray on plastic surfaces, Chlorox Clean-Up on kitchen counters, and furniture polish/wax on porous wood surfaces.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:59 AM
 
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I use baking soda to scrub and deodorize my wood cutting board.
I use in my wash cycle with less detergent
In a bath.
Make a paste to scrub tennis shoes clean.

Sprinkle in shoes at night and tap the soda out the next morning.
I see the thread is a bit old, but thanks to the rebirth cleaning is still relevant.
I am happy to see this suggestion for deodorizing wood cutting boards using baking soda.
I am going to try this and hope it's effective. I HATE when someone (DH) cuts an onion on there and next I am slicing bread or strawberries or anything really and it has a heavy onion flavor.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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One thing I hate more than most chores is cleaning the shower.....I'd really let it go and my usual cleanser wasn't doing a thing for it. I ordered a new (probably toxic) industrial cleaner and a super sturdy scrub brush and went to town on it yesterday. After an hour it looks almost like new! Now the question is will I keep it up or let it get terrible again.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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Honestly I'm tired of cleaning and can't keep up anymore so I'm looking into hiring a cleaning service to come in 2x a month.

That's the spirit. Go for it.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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I love my Webster....not the dictionary, the cleaning tool. We have very high ceilings and telescopic Websters are great for cobwebs.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: ......SC
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I am starting my own residential deep cleaning business here in SC. I will not only use the basics like vinegar, but also TSP, Super Clean, Bon Ami cleanser, etc.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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One thing I hate more than most chores is cleaning the shower.....I'd really let it go and my usual cleanser wasn't doing a thing for it. I ordered a new (probably toxic) industrial cleaner and a super sturdy scrub brush and went to town on it yesterday. After an hour it looks almost like new! Now the question is will I keep it up or let it get terrible again.
Keep a squeegee in the shower and just use after each shower. I have a bit of glass in my Roman shower and even after a year, using the squeegee after each use, the glass still looks like new. I think I only have 'cleaned' it once or twice.

Squeegee then a dry washcloth to wipe down the chrome and handles. No water spots.
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