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post #1 of 27
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What are the cleaning products you swear by? I am still experimenting but have found a couple...

Scrubbing Bubbles hanging shower cleaner... the one where you push the button and it sprays automatically. That thing REALLY cleans! The solution seems to get used up fast, but it's so worth it not to have to get on my hands and knees and scrub every week.

Clorox Clean-up with bleach... and I always thought you had to go get these fancy cleaners, but this is simple, and it does a good job... our bathroom sink at work was so nasty because the guys would come in from staining or painting and would wash their hands... a couple sprays and 10 minutes later I wiped it back to bright white!

Swiffer Wet Jet... any swiffer mop that has the side scrubbing pad

Bissell Healthy Home vacuum... I haven't tried this yet, but I have read tons of good reviews and am hoping to get one on eBay in about 10 minutes!

Pledge... nothing fancy about this can spray... it just smells great and the wood furniture looks beautiful... my mom has always used it, and now I do!

Do I sound like a commercial yet? What are your favorite cleaning products? Please share!
post #2 of 27
honestly I don't have any favorites, I just get what's cheapest (not like I clean much anyway ) but I do like those pre-moistened wipes, I curretly have the Clorox ones, but want to try the new Mr Clean ones, they're supposed to be thicker and come out of the container easier.
post #3 of 27
I am not a big believer in having a million cleaning products around my house. I used to have all kinds of cleaning products for specialty purposes but found it to be a huge waste of money. Now I just use:

Mr. Clean: I use it for cleaning the floors, the bathroom sink and tub and cat litter box.

Windex: For my mirrors and glass tables

Pledge (regular kind): For my wood furniture, but I also sometimes use it on my glass tables. It doesn't streak and cleans quite well actually.

Palmolive Dish Detergent:
For my dishes.

Toilet Duck: For my toilet bowl. But sometimes I just use plain Javex.

CLR: I keep this around just in case I have to get rid of rust or calcium buildup on something

Fantastik (original):
This is my all purpose cleaner!!!! It easily cleans off dirt from walls, cuts grease on counters and stove and backsplash in the kitchen. I also use it to clean my fridge and wipe down my appliances.

Javex: Mostly used for laundry purposes, but sometimes I use it on the litter box or on my tiled floors instead of Mr. Clean, and sometimes for the toilet.

Easy Off: For my oven.
post #4 of 27
Hmmm, I use swiffer sweeper for the floors, lysol spray for the bathroom and tilex...I forget what else
post #5 of 27
I switch brands of toilet bowl cleaner, but I always buy Windex glass cleaner and Dawn dish soap.
I use Bar Keepers Friend to scrub the kitchen sink.
I use cheap shampoo and one of those net balls to scrub the bathtub (fiberglass) and bathroom leno (Works GREAT to get build up of hairspray off!)
When I damp mop my hardwood floors I just use water with a tiny bit of bleach....then a dustmop with cheap wax spray when it`s dry.
I like my house clean....but I don`t spend a lot of $ on fancy stuff when what i use works.
Linda
post #6 of 27
Oooh does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the bathtub??? I always get dirty feet stains in the tub, and can't find a really good product to clean it without involved me scrubbing super hard.
post #7 of 27
I love to clean.

Clorox Clean-up with bleach
Scrubbing Bubbles
Windex
CLR
Pledge
post #8 of 27
oh!! there is one thing I have to have a certain brand of and that Dawn dish detergent, nothing is as good
post #9 of 27
VInger and water ...
post #10 of 27
Comet, The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner, SOS Pads, Windex, Mr. Clean Eraser, Mr. Clean Citrus and Green Apple all purpose liquid cleaner, Palmolive (sp) Dishsoap in Green Apple, Dawn Dishsoap (tons of favorite scents), those gel packs for the dishwasher... and I love the Dishwand (a wand with a scrubbing pad on the end... you put dishsoap in the handle) it is perfect for rinsing off dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Oooh does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the bathtub??? I always get dirty feet stains in the tub, and can't find a really good product to clean it without involved me scrubbing super hard.
I like comet with a sponge or SOS pads... Doesnt require too much scrubbing...
post #12 of 27
If you can find any Fuller Brush products-they work really well esp their "bathclean" cleaner. I like using Barkeepers Friend for scrubbing the kitchen sink.
Also for walls/woodwork "soilax or dirtex" work great.
I like Chlorx toilet bowl cleaner as it seems to be a bit clingy-er than others.
Hardware stores are great places to find really good cleaners vs grocery stores or big box stores.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Oooh does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the bathtub??? I always get dirty feet stains in the tub, and can't find a really good product to clean it without involved me scrubbing super hard.

Scrubbing Bubbles! Spray a thick layer on, wait 5 min or so, then wipe with a cloth and warm water, works AWESOME!! I also use it on the kitchen sink and the litter boxes. disinfects great too!!
post #14 of 27
Nothing beats good old chlorine bleach, for cleaning the toilet. I pour it in, close the lid and let it sit for a while. Tucson has hard water and every few months, I drop four denture-cleansing tablets in and let them soak.

For almost everything else, I use Simple Green - cuts grease, in the kitchen and cleans up kitty upchuck from my tiled floors. Any kind of hard floor cleaner works in my Bissell Flip-It. My window cleaner comes from the 99-cent store.

The only brand names, that I stick to are Dawn dishwashing liquid and Arm & Hammer FabriCare laundtry detergent.

For the tub, I found a scrubber, with a telescoping handle and I don't have to get on my knees.
post #15 of 27
Im no clean freak trust me.. But we do have our favorites:

I love Clorox Clean Up - For sinks, tubs, everything, even the floor
I also like Kaboom Toilet Bowl Blaster - That stuff rocks,, no scrubbing the toilet,, just throw it in, and bingo it's clean in no time...
My Dyson Vacuum for the hair and the other stuff.
post #16 of 27
Windex
Pledge.. and Old English to cover scratches
Lysol disinfecting wipes.. I use these constantly
Lime Away spray to keep the showerhead from getting clogged

Those are the only brands I stick to

Edit: Oh yeah! I use Easy Off for the oven too, works great!
post #17 of 27
I don't use commercial cleaning products, due to allergies and pets, but I swear by my Kärcher steam cleaner, which is fast, effective, and residue-free, and white vinegar.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Vinegar and water ...
Me too...

Other than that I like Dawn and Windex. Windex and I are good friends...
post #19 of 27
I love Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, it truly is magic. I have old bottles that are on top of my kitchen cabinets that I clean them once year. They are dusty and gummy and I used SOS or Brillo pads to clean them. The Magic Eraser is like using a sponge, but one wipe and it cleans everything off. I usually don't get excited over cleaning products. My DH bought these and I thought, ho-hum, another stupid product that costs more than what I already use. I love anything that makes my life easier and actually works. It starts breaking down right away, so it doesn't last long and it contains formaldehyde.-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer which is not formaldehyde. There's no odor and it uses water only. If anyone else has info on them, let me know.
Jaimie, I'm also with you on vinegar, I like baking soda too. Anything with a warning or poison on the label is telling you something. Skip your mother's cleaners and get back to your grandmothers products.
post #20 of 27
I love Spot Shot carpet cleaner. It works great on my ivory carpet when one of the girls pukes all over it. Cleo has the 'back up and puke' routine perfected, so it's always a huge ordeal to clean up after her. The Spot Shot works great. I've even used it on laundry stains and it's incredible there too. I use Clorox wipes for just about everything. Windex for glass and mirrors. Scott's Liquid Gold for all of the wood furniture. Polmolive dish soap. Tide Free for the laundry. Sure wish I could afford a Dyson!!!
post #21 of 27
I am a big fan of Spic and Span. I have used both the powder and liquid for most of my general cleaning jobs.

For dishes and laundry I like sunlight products.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Oooh does anyone have any recommendations for cleaning the bathtub??? I always get dirty feet stains in the tub, and can't find a really good product to clean it without involved me scrubbing super hard.
Sarah, don't know if it's been mentioned already, but . . .

MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER will do this. When I moved in there was a good three years of built up soap scum/dirt in the winter white tub, making it appear gray!! Got me a magic eraser, and with a minimum of elbow grease, the tub was like new!! I'd be willing to bet even in your condition you could get the job done without too much trouble. And warm baths in a clean tub will feel sooooooo good when you're having BH's
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by jean-ji View Post
I love Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, it truly is magic. I have old bottles that are on top of my kitchen cabinets that I clean them once year. They are dusty and gummy and I used SOS or Brillo pads to clean them. The Magic Eraser is like using a sponge, but one wipe and it cleans everything off.
Jaimie, I'm also with you on vinegar, I like baking soda too. Anything with a warning or poison on the label is telling you something. Skip your mother's cleaners and get back to your grandmothers products.


I have a gallon of white vinegar, a bottle of concentrated Simple Green for really tough oily-type stains (and diluted 50:1 or 100:1 it works on windows too!), a box of Oxi-Clean for laundry stains (even old, set-in ones), and my Magic Erasers. And that's ALL I need!!!
post #24 of 27
I love Mean Green!
I also use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers... they're a godsend with 2 boys
And I have a Swiffer Wet Jet.

For dishes I use Dawn with bleach (too many tongues of kitties and dogs caused that )

Windex for windows and mirrors.

Gain Joyfull Expressions for laundry.
post #25 of 27
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser- those things are sooo helpfull!!!

Windex

Vinegar & Water

Lysol antibacterial spray

CLR for the showers/etc as needed

Scrubbin Bubbles for the showers as needed

Bleach- gets the toilets really clean and it's cheap!

Clorox antibacterial wipes

Nature's Miracle spray- for pet accidents

Arm & Hammer baking soda -to clean up certain things

Lysol - to spray handles/ doorknobs/etc in the house to cut down on spreading germs

Lemon juice - depends cheap and easy cleaner! You can also put your left over citus peels in your disposal and it makes your home smell REALLY yummy!! (orange, lime, lemon all work)

Swiffer- i like to use the wet and dry pads to clean up in the kitchen

Dawn dish soap- i like dawn because it's safe to use on wildlife and other animals and since i constantly have foster animals- it really comes in handy!
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
VInger and water ...
baking powder, vinegar, tea tree oil etc. I don't like to use chemicals.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
baking powder, vinegar, tea tree oil etc. I don't like to use chemicals.

Careful some tea tree oils are not good for cats. Just letting you know.

My cleaners are Method for the dishes(and cat boxes), Pledge spray for all the wood in the house, Pledge multi surface wipes for both the woods and other things, windows, mirrors, Method glass cleaner for the windows and mirrors also,
Method surface cleaners for the kitchen counters, Swiffers for dusting, microfiber cloths for the hardwoods,My Dyson for the carpets( ), the spot bot for the cat hairballs (and other bodily fluids ),Bissell flip ease for the kitchen and bathroom floors, carpet flick for the in between vacumings, Cascade for the dishwasher, comet and soft scrub for the bathroom sinks, toilets and tub, I also have Clean it wipes for the refridgerator and ceramic stove top, and I clean my clothes with Tide and different scents of Downy fabric softener depending on what I am washing.
Geez, I think I have way to many cleaners. I have issues.
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