Step Into Our Cleaning Caddy

February 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm 4 comments

Are you sick of ads harping on about the magical properties cleaning products possess? And of being told nothing else will clean your grime faster or better? And that Mr. Propre, err Mr. Clean, will appear out of thin air while scrubbing your toilet? We are.

Everyone knows elbow grease is the only real magic when it comes to cleaning and yet we’re all lured into purchasing multiple cleaners for “different purposes”.

Lately we’ve been helping customers downsize their cleaning supply inventory – forcing them to ask “how many products are REALLY necessary?!” The result has been a reduction in cleaning supply clutter, fewer chemicals in their homes and lungs and an overall movement towards cleaning simplicity.

Here’s how:

Don’t let unused products overwhelm precious storage space. Sort through and discard products that haven’t been used in six months. Always dispose safely.

Cleaning products are often kept under kitchen and bathroom sinks –make the most of that space with Do-It-Yourself shelving systems! Available at any hardware store.

Stop shopping. Effective, inexpensive and environmentally safe cleaners can be found in the kitchen:

*White Vinegar

*Baking Soda

*Lemons

*Oregano oil and thyme oil (natural disinfectants!)

Keep all cleaning supplies accessible in a handy caddy.

What’s in our caddy?

–  Rubber gloves

–  Paper towels (compostable)

–  Scrub brushes

–  Sponges

–  Microfiber cloths for dusting (they’re machine washable, great for polishing (no streaks!) and can be used again and again)

–  Only necessary cleaning products!  One all-natural, all-purpose cleaning solution covers the majority of cleaning needs.

We like these lines:

Or make your own using all-natural dish-soap and lavender oil – aromatherapeutic!

Other neat tips:

A little rubbing alcohol makes stainless steel appliances, canisters and garbage cans shine.

Use crumpled newspaper (!) to make windows sparkle!

Apply heat to wax based messes (think crayons on the wall or candle wax on your glass coffee table) with a hair dryer.

Check out The F.U.N. Place for more great tips!

And don’t be dirty!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mrs. Cardenas  |  February 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Great post! Thanks again for helping me downsize to only four essential cleaning products. I’m enjoying my cupboard space and LOVE cleaning with the lavender oil you gave me. It feels spa-ish!

    Reply
  • 2. Step Into Spring Cleaning Part II «  |  April 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    […] Wash and dry things that haven’t been used in a while (maybe toss them?). […]

    Reply
  • 3. Roslyn Crawley  |  March 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Demand for safe “green” cleaning products is on the rise, as consumers are increasingly unwilling to risk their health for the sake of a “clean” home.The truth is, most cleaning products on the market are toxic chemical cocktails, and when you spritz your bathtub or kitchen counter with that brightly colored liquid you’re exposing yourself and your family to endocrine-disrupting phthalates, carcinogenic benzene, and organ-damaging phenols, just to name a few..

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    Reply
    • 4. Edit My Closet  |  March 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Roslyn – we couldn’t agree more and firmly believe in making our own cleaning products.

      Reply

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