What are your favorite household cleaning products?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I've been packing and deep-cleaning for a few weeks now. I'm wondering what you all recommend so that as I run out of things I can restock with some great products.

    I'm a big fan of these:
    * Vinegar, it's a wonderful cleaner but smells icky
    * Swiffer dry mops and dusters (particularly the dusters - holds dust tight!)
    * Magic Erasers, but the REAL deal. I tried a generic version the other day and they were so terrible I took back the open pack and asked for a merchandise credit!
    * Comet does wonders on my sink

    What can't you do without?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Windex

    Fabuloso

    Febreeze
     
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    Absolutely LOVE Magic Erasers. They are fabulous and I keep them in every room! I also use Mr Clean floor cleaner.

    Love Pledge Multi-Surface for quick wipe-downs of electronics, shelves, etc.
     
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    Baking soda on sinks, toilets, tubs, etc.
     
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    White cleaning vinegar & water mixture is a good natural cleaner

    Bar Keeper's Friend - Liquid & powder

    Green Works cleaning wipes

    Windex
     
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    I couldn't live without:
    -Pledge
    -Windex
    -Swiffer wet and dry
    -Magic Erasers
    -409

    I refuse to buy generic versions of any of those items, except for the Magic Erasers.
     
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    Clorox wipes-because I'm lazy
    Windex
    Vinegar
    Lysol
    Bleach- to clean my plunger. I used to throw away a plunger after using it once, so this is progress!

    I used to love Febreze, but I'm allergic to it. :(
     
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    I had been using a Swiffer mop for a long time except I used a washable microfiber rag on the bottom. That is not ideal, so I was thrilled when Rubbermaid came out with a mop system with washable pads...and even better, you can fill the container with whatever cleaner you wish!
     
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    Vinegar/water
    Bleach/water mixture
    Comet
    Pledge
    Disinfectant wipes
    Magic Erasers
    Windex
    Swiffer Wet Jet
     
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    Windex, Pine Sol, and anything Clorox Brand.
     
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    Vinegar. Nature's Miracle. (I have five pets. They smell.)

    Lysol wipes.
     
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    I am embarrassed to say I have never heard of Magic Erasers; better check them out next time I am shopping.
     
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    I really like Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Cleaner because it doesn't have a strong scent and it's safe enough to use around food and children (according to the bottle).

    Other favorites:
    1. Purple or Blue Pine Sol (smells amazing)
    2. Glade Carpet Powder (Hawaiian one w/orange flowers)
    3. Windex
     
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    Kaboom- I love that stuff.
     
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    My son :lol: He does a wonderful job cleaning the kitchen! :hugs:
     
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    Clorox Clean-up
    Clorox Disenfecting Wipes
    Ajax
    Swiffer products
     
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    Bleach
    Magic Erasers
    Sprayway Glass Cleaner
     
  19. chebrutta

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    Mrs. Meyer's All Purpose cleaner. Preferably in Lemon Verbena, though I like Basil and Geranium, too.

    Windex.

    Baking Soda.
     
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    I use the Clorox Cleaning Wipes pretty much every day in my bathroom and kitchen. Love them!

    Magic Erasers really are magical. They can remove any dirt or stain on a wall or hard surface.

    I'm also a big fan of vinegar and baking soda. That combo can do just about anything. :)
     
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    I love Fantastic!
     
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    I do love the wipes. I tried to stop buying them because they are wasteful and full of chemicals, but I couldn't live without them! lol.

    I MUST have the clorox bleach tabs in my toilet tank. For some reason, I get so much mildew under the ring in this house.

    For laundry, it has to be Tide. And I use both regular and cold water formula depending on what I am washing.
     
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    Bar Keeper's Friend

    My new favorite...homemade dishwashing soap. It is incredible and cheaper than what I was using. And no hard water stains.

    I use a lot of baking soda...I use it for everything.
     
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    This isn't exactly a cleaning product but I am OBSESSED with microfiber cloths. Microfiber should really be my middle name. I use them for absolutely everything. Even for drying my face after washing because they're so soft and they remove any mascara or anything I missed without getting stained. I have them color coded so green is for cleaning the kitchen, blue is for drying dishes or other things that aren't "dirty," yellow is for general cleaning and dusting, pink is for washcloths, etc. Obsessed.
     
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    we use Green stuff!!!
    Clorox wipes.

    Bison- hubby leaves microfiber clothes in the car, so after a car wash he can just wipe down the water spots, so they don't stay on it.
     
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    I absolutely love using white vinegar and Dawn dishwashing liquid (blue) to clean my tub/shower. Spray, let sit for 30-1 hr and wipe -- no scrubbing and CHEAP!
     
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    My favorites are:
    Baking Soda-a nonabrasive cleaner that gets the gunk around the sink, lifts stains, deodorizes the carpets, and scrubs off the crusty stuff like dried toothpaste. If only it sanitized.
    Swiffer Dry Mop-between the dog's shedding and my shedding (which is just about as bad as the dog's but longer) this invention is a godsend. I am not impressed with the Swiffer Wet Jet though. A mop and pail works better.
    Lysol/Clorox wipes-love, love, love them! I use them on counters, desks, toilet seats, doorknobs, etc. Equally wonderful is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
    Kaboom/CLR bath and kitchen spray-fumes are really strong, but it gets rid of the soap scum and works away at the hard water build up.
     
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    I use windex, both the spray cleaner and the wipes. I actually love SOSor Brillo for the stove! I am a bit particular about the cleanliness of my stove. I use Clorox Clean Up on the tub/shower. However, if you use a squeegee after every time the tub shower gets used, there is never any soap scum or anything like that.
     
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    I *LOVE* Bar Keeper's Friend powder. It works amazingly well on the rust spots on my stainless sink and/or tile, the baked on gunk on stove tops, and removes mustard stains from the tile. Great stuff!

    Mister Clean is fabulous!
     

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