Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What's under your sink?

     I know, I know... You've been sitting around wondering what my favorite ways are to clean. I don't want you to lose sleep over this. Here they are, in no particular order:

This stuff is magic. Oil on the floor of your car? No problem. Dirty bathroom? No problem. Spots on clothes? Let Quick n' Brite take care of it. Windows, walls, carpets, floors, stoves, wheels of the car, leather furniture? No problem! This stuff does a great job and it's  a thousand percent safe. It  can safely clean the inside and outside of the car. All of it. 

Here's a little blurb from their website: 
"Quick 'n Brite has been pioneering the way in environmentally safe cleaners for over 56 years. The unique blends of non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients are eco-friendly, yet strong enough for the worst stains and messes. They make cleaning a breeze while removing 99.9% of germs. Quick 'n Brite replaces all your household cleaners from your showers and kitchen cleaners, to clothing stain removers and carpet cleaners. In fact, Quick 'n Brite works so well it was recommended by Better Homes & Gardens as an "all-time favorite." And remember, we always have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for as long as you own the product!"

I have been using this stuff for fifteen years. It has not let me down once. I will share the best deal I found, but deals change all the time, so do a Google shopping search to see if you can find anything better.

     Pure Gold. Even comes in a gold can. I can't speak about the liquid, but I learned about the magical gold can of powdered stuff 20 years ago. When you need to pass a military inspection in a pre-World War Two house, Bar Keepers Friend is your biggest ally. If you have white sinks or tubs, you triple-need this stuff. It's amazing on stainless steel, too. If the bottom of your stainless steel pans aren't pretty, then you haven't been using Bar Keepers Friend on them.

     I've also started using it on my cooktop. Oh I wish I had tried this years ago. It works so much better than the expensive stuff they sold me especially for my cooktop at the appliance store. 

Mister Clean Magic Eraser

     Seriously, what else is there to say? You need these. 

     Do not sass me, I know other cleaners (even Quick n' Brite) do a great job on glass. This isn't about doing a great job on glass. It's about doing the most amazing job you've ever seen on glass. Without copious amounts of elbow grease. Do get the spray can. It works best. I bought this on the advice of the Auto Zone dude, and quickly realized how great it is. I use it in the house, too.

     I also use Brillo pads, the occasional Clorox or Lysol Wipe, the Dawn grease-cutting concentrated dish stuff, which is terrible for my hands, causing me to use the Dawn hand renewing dish stuff on the rest of the dishes. When it comes to laundry, I think most of the good brands are pretty much the same. If the prices are all equal (which they never are) I would use Tide with Febreeze, Tide with Bleach and Tide Color Care. ( I think it's called color care - it's the one they advertise to keep black clothes from getting faded.) Downy dryer sheets are terribly important to me. I've been known to carry several boxes of them out of the country with me. I need them.

What cleaners are your favorites?

*I was not compensated in any way by any of these companies. The opinions stated are my personal opinions and experiences with these products.                        

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mila's Daydreams


If you like creativity or babies or things that make you sigh, you should definitely go check out Mila's Daydreams. Adele has a blog like no other I have ever seen. She has lots of neato pictures. I guarantee you will like it or your money back!

Wet Puppies

Suck: The doggie is a little stinky.

Rock: He always falls asleep, wrapped up in his towel, while you hold him after his bath.