Hospitals, where cleanliness is a life or death matter, confirm that microfiber cleaning products do a better job. This may sound like hype, but it’s true, according to studies performed by hospitals. Microfibers are tiny strands (usually less than one-tenth the thickness of a human hair) that are sliced into even smaller strands and woven into fabric. Those tiny strands reach into crevices and provide millions little pockets within the fabric to hold dirt particles. The strands also have sharp scouring edges, so microfiber cloths often clean effectively with out chemicals of even water (you can use cleansers or water if you choose). When used dry, microfiber cloths generate static electricity, which attracts and holds dust. To clean out all that dirt, just toss microfiber items in the washing machine. You can use microfiber products to dust furniture, clean glass, mop floors or even wash your car-or anything else.
Vinyl siding usually cleans up easily with nothing more than soap and water,and a yearly scrubbing with keep it looking new. For basic cleaning, use general-purpose cleaner mixed with warm water. Apply it with a soft bristle brush, scrubbing the full length of each lap. Start at the bottom to avoid streaking, and rinse off each section with a garden hose before it dries.
Recently we had a pretty foul odor in out office sink. I don’t know exactly what is was. We tried a number of solutions. We ended up using baking soda and vinegar. We mixed up some baking soda water (one cup per gallon) and poured down the drain until we figured enough had filled the trap. We the added vinegar. It bubbled like crazy, doing that ph neutralization thing that was so cool to me as a kid (we used to make volcanoes- hey my dad is a phd chemist),and low and behold that awful odor was totally gone. Try it yourself if you are having trouble with a smelly or slow drain.
Who doesn’t love a good smelling bathroom? An easy set it and forget it way to keep your bathroom smelling fresh without having to run in every hour with the Febreeze is found in essential oils. By placing a few drops of your favorite essential oils in the inner roll core of your toilet paper, your bathroom will have a great scent without being overpowering or requiring a lot of maintenance.
Who doesn’t love quick and easy cleaning? Fill a handled sponge with a 50/50 mixture of dish-washing liquid and white vinegar and keep it in your shower. When you’re done with your shower, you can give it a quick scrub. The steam and heat will help loosen any grime making it a perfect time to check cleaning the shower off of your list.