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Old 12-17-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Let's talk about how to clean.

What tools do you like to use to clean your white baseboards? Just a wet cloth?

What do you like to use to clean tile showers? What cleaner and what tool? I currently use one of those sponges with the green scrubber on one side with Softscrub spray cleanser. And I don't do it often, for some reason I hate cleaning tubs and showers. I wipe down the sinks and toilets with disinfecting wipes every other week or so or as needed but I put off the shower.
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:34 PM   #2
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I try to avoid chemical cleaners. I use Young Living thrives cleaner for a lot of stuff. I also use Dawn and vinegar for a lot of scrubbing stuff like our bathtub and shower (adding baking soda if I need a little bit of abrasion).

But I am not great at cleaning



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Baseboards - baby wipes. A friend told me, and it is great.

Tub stuff - I squirt dish soap and splash vinegar into a dry tub, then scrub the heck out of it with a broom. Add a little water, scrub more, then rinse with the shower sprayer.
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Damp microfiber cleans so many things. That's what I use for almost all surfaces.

I use a scotch blue scrubber or a magic eraser for tubs and showers.

I make a dilute vinegar spray with EOs for a general cleaning spray that I use on almost everything.

I do buy Bar Keeper's Friend for really tough jobs and for hard water deposits.

I use a steam mop on the floors.

I use baby wipes for quick bathroom cleanup.
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I always use baby wipes for cleaning painted surfaces like baseboards, door frames, and doors. I'm also a big fan of the vinegar-Dawn mix for showers - equal parts in a spray bottle, spray thickly and leave for an hour, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.
For shining sinks and faucets I sometimes mix baking soda and peroxide into a paste - use gloves. It's good for stove drip pans too.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:45 PM   #6
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Subbing.

I try to avoid chemical cleaners. I use Young Living thrives cleaner for a lot of stuff. I also use Dawn and vinegar for a lot of scrubbing stuff like our bathtub and shower (adding baking soda if I need a little bit of abrasion).

But I am not great at cleaning



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I gave up on natural cleaner for tubs and showers. But use vinegar/water/essential oil for some things.

I'm not a great cleaner either. I do dishes and laundry most every day. I do dusting now and then, I don't like it. I don't like the nitty gritty cleaning.

I do like the Swiffer Duster though. Used that yesterday on the kitchen chandelier.

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I always use baby wipes for cleaning painted surfaces like baseboards, door frames, and doors. I'm also a big fan of the vinegar-Dawn mix for showers - equal parts in a spray bottle, spray thickly and leave for an hour, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.
For shining sinks and faucets I sometimes mix baking soda and peroxide into a paste - use gloves. It's good for stove drip pans too.
I do not miss having drip pans! Have glass top now.
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I gave up on natural cleaner for tubs and showers. But use vinegar/water/essential oil for some things.

I'm not a great cleaner either. I do dishes and laundry most every day. I do dusting now and then, I don't like it. I don't like the nitty gritty cleaning.

I do like the Swiffer Duster though. Used that yesterday on the kitchen chandelier.

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I do not miss having drip pans! Have glass top now.


Because my daughter bathed in the tub, I am pretty adamant about not using chemicals in there. Itís easy to clean.

Itís my stand up shower with all the tile and grout I canít get clean Ugh. Maybe I do need to suck it up and use gross chemicals.


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Default Re: Let's talk about how to clean.

I keep disinfecting wipes in each bathroom and when needed I wipe off sink and toilet and maybe floor around toilet and baseboards too.

I love Fly Lady's saying "housework done incorrectly still blesses your home".
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Default Re: Let's talk about how to clean.

I don't use commercial cleaners either. I use bicarb/vinegar/essential oils for everything.

I use microfibre cloths for dusting and use them damp to avoid spreading dust as I'm an asthmatic.

I use a combination of vinegar, lemon essential oil and clove oil to clean my shower. The commercial cleaners just "cover over" the mould/soap scum etc, that's why they keep coming back.

I do use some Dr Bronner's castile soap for more stubborn stains.
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Because my daughter bathed in the tub, I am pretty adamant about not using chemicals in there. Itís easy to clean.

Itís my stand up shower with all the tile and grout I canít get clean Ugh. Maybe I do need to suck it up and use gross chemicals.


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I hear you. I probably really only clean the tubs/showers maybe every 3 months, you know the deep down, scrub every corner cleaning. In my other house I was just sprinkling baking soda in my tub and scrubbing. When we moved out and I was really trying to clean it (fiber glass), I realized that the baking soda was not enough.
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This!
Iím glad you like it too!

I love how she tells you how long each chore takes.
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Ok is this a book or what?

Itsou da like something I need

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