I love spring cleaning; not sure what it is about this season but I feel it is when I can throw out old, de-clutter my house and redecorate! I also suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and cleaning is one of my ticks, that is not a bad tick am I right? I think that is an awesome tick! OCD also causes me to panic and fix any areas of my house that area not organized or areas that are too cluttered. Or it could be simply because I do not have a basement, my house is on a slab, so I have no storage room and it forces me to through stuff out! Either way, SPRING IS HERE, TIME TO CLEAN!!!!!!!
Why Not DIY Cleaning Products?
I have tried making my own super natural cleaning products. Add some vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, the list could go on. I have made all-purpose cleaning solutions, dishwasher soap, laundry soap and softener. I have tons of essential oils too, add a bit to these mixtures to give it a nice smell or to try to cover up the horrendous smell of vinegar and guess what you can still smell that! Yuck! This is my overall review of those DIY cleaning products.
They are pain in the royal rump to make, I do not trust that vinegar works as a disinfectant as well as bleach, and I do not think they work as good as store bought! Now I am not necessarily saying that I go right to the store and buy the cleaning products chucked full of chemicals… what I am saying is I have a nice mixture of all cleaning products, about 5 great cleaning products that can get me all the way through spring cleaning! So why wait, here they are, and remember these products can be bought, they are proven to work and they make cleaning super easy. If you are not interested in going DIY with cleaning products than give these a consideration.
5 Cleaning Products for Spring Cleaning
OMG THIS IS AMAZING! It’s a green cleaning product, it works, it smells terrific and I love all the products of Mrs. Meyer’s but this one is my favorite scent and use it for everyday cleaning. It wipes away gunk with a breeze. If it could be stuck on or sticky stuff, I spray it and let it sit for a few minutes then just wipe it away! I clean my fridge with this, sinks, counters, quick dusting! Literally use this for everything! Give it a shot and you will not be disappointed.
Pledge, you are rocking my world! This product is amazing, multi surface? I mean come on, they have seriously stepped their game up here by offering us more! I use this for dusting all surfaces, it will clean counters as well, even my TV screens and electronics, and my windows! The product really does work well on a number of products! Seriously fantastic and a staple cleaning product in my home!
Bleach? Gasp! Yes bleach! Why? Because it disinfects, and that it exactly what I need in a house with two young kids! I use bleach to freshen and whiten our white sheets. I use it to give all plastic, non-battery toys, a nice soaking. We rinse away all winter colds and germs and freshen for spring. I also give bath toys a nice soak too, these are absolutely disgusting so really bleach is a staple in my cleaning products. You really cannot find anything better when disinfecting a home!
409 is the best stuff ever! I am seriously telling you, it is so great! I use it in my bathrooms! 409 cuts through shower gunk like nobodies business! It seriously works so well! I even use it for my car! If you have stains or grease and grime in your car, spray some of this and you are on your way to a detailed car! 409 has even been used in my house on the carpet! It works great on set in stains!
Back to Mrs. Meyers!!!! I know your probably like, she already has this on her list… well yes and no! This is the concentrate!! So you can refill the spray bottle above! You can also add this to your mop water! What? I know, this stuff is amazing! It cleans the floor so well and leaves the best scent in your house! It really helps bring home that you just cleaned your house like a boss!
Seriously just like that! Add these products to your cleaning tote or bucket and you are well on your way to a sparkly clean house! These products are my favorite! I have some green and environmentally friendly products and some products that seriously clean and disinfect! If you have time and enjoy making DIY cleaning products, than that is fantastic, if you don’t, than give some of these a try!