Yeah. Whatever. I WISH I looked like this when I cleaned house. Maybe lingerie and heels are the secret?
Pet Fresh Odor & Dirt Eliminator Plus Oxi Clean Dirt Fighters
So if you have a pet, you know that animals + carpets = nightmare. Gotta say that after all the Rug Doctors and professional carpet cleaning companies, it’s THIS stuff that really saved our carpets! Sprinkle, sit, vacuum. So simple and smells great, too.
Seventh Generation Natural All-Purpose Cleaner
Everyone needs a good multi-purpose cleaner. This one’s mine. I like that it uses primarily natural ingredients, as opposed to harsh chemicals, and that it’s marked safe for humans and the environment. And it’s effective, especially for cleaning the kitchen.
I used to ignore the dust in the house because I didn’t notice it. But it really makes a difference in the air quality and in the polish of a room, especially one with a lot of furniture/knick-knacks! For the wood that needs it, I’ll pull out the furniture polish, too. I know. Fancy.
I’m a big fan of the soapy bucket of water and the classic sponge. But those suckers can hold a lot of germs like e.coli and salmonella viruses so CLICK HERE for a Good Housekeeping article on getting those sponges REALLY clean between uses (hint: the microwave method is one of the more effective cleaning options).
A Happenin’ Playlist
If someone tells you music is a non-essential to the contemporary house-keeper, you should run away. Because they’re probably a robot. Growing up, my mom had two or three CDs that were the house-cleaning CDs. To this day, if I hear one of them playing at her house, I feel like picking up a mop. Hey, Mom, that’s pretty sneaky! Here’s a peek at my actual House Cleaning mix.
What about YOU? What is your indispensable house cleaning tool?
What’s the best song to scrub to?