This February I’m back with the “Love to Clean” series. I’ve got lots of good tips for you this month but first I’m going to start by sharing my favorite cleaning products. It’s been a long time since we talked cleaning supplies. Throughout the year my cleaning toolbox changes, as I learn about new products, discover new cleaning tricks, etc. My current cleaning toolbox has been pretty much the same, for awhile now, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to share what I’m using to clean our house.
Sinks and Hard Surfaces
This is a fairly new product to my toolbox but one I fell in love with right away. I’m the biggest skeptic when it comes to new, all-natural cleaning products but the Ava Anderson Bathroom & Hard Surface Cleaner has not disappointed (unfortunately it’s no longer available).
In fact I was more than impressed with how well it cleans my sinks, faucets, countertops, showers and every other surface in our bathrooms! The best part is, it smells amazing and leaves the bathrooms smelling fresh and clean without a chemical smell.
I clean our faucets with the Ava Anderson Bathroom & Hard Surface Cleaner but then I go back over them with Rain-X Glass Treatment to keep them clean and spot-free, longer. You can see how I do that trick over on this post.
Windows and Mirrors
I’ve been using the Norwex Window Cloth for over a year now, I’ve written about it before, and it’s still one of my favorites. I still can’t get over how well it cleans windows and mirrors with only water, which saves me tons of money by not having to buy window cleaner! And I love that it’s chemical-free, which makes my house even that much cleaner!
I’ve been using the same product to clean my toilet for years.
I’ve tried other products but always come back to this one because it’s my favorite. I’m all about green cleaning but not when it comes to the toilet. I want to know that my toilet has been bleached, sanitized and scrubbed clean. The Lysol Power & Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner works great, smells good and leaves my toilets looking sparkly clean!
To clean the floors in our house I’m currently using (and have been for the last 6 months+) the HomeRight SteamMachine Plus. It’s light weight, easy to maneuver, gets into hard to reach places because of it’s triangle-shaped head and it cleans and sanitizes the floors without having to use any chemicals! I’ve used lots of steam mops but I can’t explain how much I love this one. We have wood floors in our house but you can see how well it cleans tile on this post.
I’ve been using the Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty sponges (the yellow and green ones) for as long as I can remember.
They always do a great job and they clean up everything I’ve ever tried to clean with them. 🙂 I like to buy them in bulk so I’m never without one when I need it!
Dusting and Stainless Steel Appliances
My all-time favorite thing for dusting is the Norwex EnviroCloth. You get it wet, wring it out and then you can wipe down every surface of your home with it. It’s all-natural, chemical-free so you can use it to dust everything from your wood furniture to your TV! I also use it to clean all our stainless steel appliances.
It’s does a better job than everything else I’ve tried, and it cleans everything from sticky fingerprints to grease splatters, all with only water! I have 2 of them and I use them constantly to wipe things down in our home.
That’s what I’m carrying around in my cleaning toolbox, how about you? What are some of your favorite cleaning products? If you haven’t tried some of the ones I’ve listed, I highly recommend you do, I promise, you will not be disappointed!
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I’m a Norwex junky, it’s all I use now. I like the Blue Diamond cleaner for harder things like shower doors, but I use it for my toilets too…all around amazing products plus no chemicals. And to make the house smell fresh, I use essential oils. I don’t sell these products, just love them. Thanks for sharing your picks! Happy almost weekend.
I love the Norwex cloths. I now use the RainX on my faucets and glass shower. Never tried the Ava Andrrson products.
Where did you get the pink carry-all for your cleaning stuff?
I got it at Target last year. I’m sure they’d still have a similar one though. 🙂
Love this idea. I have a cleaning box also, I have one for each floor. I also created a tool box for organizing my home as well. Both boxes speed up the process of doing the tasks that need to be done. Thanks for sharing.
Kathleen Brodie says
Where do you buy this product? Searched the net , but no luck. Just a lot of blogs on the product.
Which product are you referring to? If it’s the Ava stuff, they actually changed their name to Pure Haven (purehavenessentials dot com). However since writing this post I have changed what I use for cleaning my bathrooms and kitchen. You can read that post here – https://askannamoseley.com/2016/09/why-pyoure-hydrogen-peroxide-is-my-go-to-cleaner/