So I've not only had the "scrapbooking bug" lately, but the "decorate and organize the house bug" as well. And it's bad. It's like I'm nesting (without the whole pregnancy part). But because my spending funds are limited (please reference "scrapbooking bug") I can't properly splurge on home decor right now. So instead, I clean. I've been obsessed with cleaning lately. So here are my little tips and must have products from my increasingly tidy world.
I love two men. My hubby, and this guy!
He has some of the greatest cleaning products on earth.
The Magic Eraser is just that - MAGIC!
It gets anything off anything. My favorite uses are getting scuffs on the white legs of my kitchen chairs and scrubbing fingerprints off door, lightswitches and the fridge. It can even remove Sharpie!
The Magic Reach Wand is awesome for cleaning tubs.
The scrubbing pad is nice and big and you can scrub down the whole tub in two minutes flat, without even having to crawl in. I also like the fresh orange scent.
*TIP ALERT* If you like a citrus smell,
you can rub a little lemon oil (found in the furniture-polish section) to the inside of your shower door. This will keep soapscum from building up and leave your bathroom smelling fresh.
Another must-have for kitchen and bathroom are my Clorox Wipes.
I use them to clean the outside of the toilet bowl, on the bathroom sinks "inbetween" cleanings, and on the kitchen counter whenever I am cooking with chicken/raw meat.
*TIP ALERT* An oh-so-easy way to clean your microwave.
Fill a dish with 1 cup water and squeeze the juice of one lemon into it. Add the used lemon rind. Microwave for five minutes. Remove dish and wipe down microwave interior with a paper towel. This works awesome!
And Softscrub with Bleach...
leaves my kitchen sink shiny and white with little or no effort.
*TIP ALERT* For stubborn faucets that just don't want to shine up,
dab a little toothpaste on them and rub off with a towel. Ta-da...sparkly!
And finally, my best cleaning investment ever... the Dyson Animal.
Just like it advertises, it never loses suction. And even if I vacuum everyday, this picks up so much crap! It's like it lifts sand right out from the bottom of the subfloor. Amazing! Plus, who couldn't love a pretty purple vacuum?!
So there it is! My strange new obsession. Anyone out there have more tips for me? Happy cleaning...