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The best cleaning products

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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
I decided that I'm a grubby little man :thumbsup:

I have about a million cleaning products, but non of them seem to work any good, apart from the Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner, that stuff's like acid and thinking of using it all over the place!

I need help basically, single man living on his own and all that!

What cleaning products do you swear by, and are the brand names really better?! I need something that's gonna work it's magic with next to no effort :p
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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Cleaning is a particular hobby of mine and years of experience have taught me that it is not neccessary to buy a lot of cleaning products.
On my essential list would be:
1.Stardrops
2.White vinegar
3.Washing-up liquid
4.Thick bleach
5.Vacuum cleaner (preferably with attachments)
6. Microfibre cloths
7. Toilet brush
With these items in your kit you will be able to clean your entire house.
#2
Before you buy anything else post a list of what you already have and tell me what you would like to clean and I will give you instructions on the easiest way to do it.
It sounds like you have made the mistake of buying "miracle" products and then put them in your cupboard hoping that they will do the job on their own!
:-D :-D :-D :-D
#3
sorry a little bit off topic and but i have a coffee stain on my cars dashboard... what do i use to get rid of that? (tried a few things, didn't help)
#4
Is it black coffee or white coffee? Is it a plastic or wooden dashboard?
#5
white coffee, plastic. its half on the little spungy bit where you put stuff, and half on the harder plastic
#6
Stardrops? Are those to give you energy as your cleaning?! Like the idea though, though i'll go for jelly babies!

A list of what I got? Hmm

Well I want to clean mostly the kitchen floors and surfaces and stuff, floor always seems dirty, even though I mop it nearly every day, and the stuff I use just leaves the stuff on the floor!

Other than that, want to clean the house! Got laminate floors.

Got loads of stuff. Mostly tescos stuff though, quick run down without opening the cupboard...

All purpose cleaner
Tesco direct floor cleaner
surface cleaners with bleach
dettol
concentrated bleach
thick bleach (these are 5 litre bottles!)
Pine disinfectant
Loads of toilet stuff, got a thing about that!

LOADS of stuff. Literally loads of bottles of stuff.

I dont have any white vinegar, got some that I use on chips. The vacumn is a mystery to me, but I do have one, got microfibre cloths for the car (and no, im not using them on the house!!! they have a special purpose!) got a toilet brush, but I dont fancy using that round the house....

And I'll get some star sweeties!!
#7
A fresh lemon with salt is great for cleaning brass.
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Stardrops is a cheap multipurpose cleaner available from Homebargains, Morrisons & Sainsbury's. It is about 60p a bottle and works better than a lot of more expensive brands. In conjunction with a microfibre cloth it is like magic.
Grdesign - next time you are in Tesco treat yourself to a pack of Tesco Value Microfibre Cloths. You get 3 in a pack for 80 odd pence.
If your mop is leaving marks on your floor, it sounds like the actual mop needs cleaning. Give your mop a good wash out with very hot water and what ever you use to wash your clothes with ( liquid or powder ). Then rinse it thoroughly until you are sure it is clean. Also clean out your mop bucket before you start. To mop your floors, I would use 2 capsful of multipurpose cleaner and 1 small capful of bleach in 5 litres of water. Swish your clean mop about in the solution to mix the solution and cover the mop. Then wring out the mop as much as you can. Mop towards you in a figure eight stroke. Do about 4 figures of eight then swish the mop out again in the cleaning solution and repeat. When you have finished, don't walk on it until it is completely dry. Clean out your mop and bucket ready for next time. Don't leave your mop dirty and festering because you can't expect it to clean if you do.
When you clean your toilet you need to empty the water out first. No matter how good your toilet cleaning solution is, it won't work so well if you dilute it with toilet water. To empty the water out of the toilet, push it out with the toilet brush. You will probably need to push the water several times to get rid of most of the water. Then wipe the outside of the toilet with bleachy water and a microfibre cloth ( keep this cloth just for bathroom use. Don't use it for wiping your kitchen!). I make up the solution in my washbasin. I use one capful of thick bleach in a washbasin of warm water. After I have wiped the outside of the toilet and the seat, I clean the inside of the toilet. To do this, you will have already emptied the water out. Swab with thick bleach or toilet cleaner around the bowl and under the rim using the toilet brush. Leave for a few minutes. Then brush the bowl and flush the toilet. If you hold the brush under the stream of flushing water it will clean the brush ready for next time.
#9
tom_rayner
white coffee, plastic. its half on the little spungy bit where you put stuff, and half on the harder plastic


If it is white coffee it is probably a grease mark from the milk. Rub with a microfibre cloth in a washing-up liquid ( or Stardrops) solution. If that doesn't work, but it probably will, add a tiny bit of bleach to the solution.:thumbsup:
#10
Christmasshopper
Stardrops is a cheap multipurpose cleaner available from Homebargains, Morrisons & Sainsbury's. It is about 60p a bottle and works better than a lot of more expensive brands. In conjunction with a microfibre cloth it is like magic.
Grdesign - next time you are in Tesco treat yourself to a pack of Tesco Value Microfibre Cloths. You get 3 in a pack for 80 odd pence.
If your mop is leaving marks on your floor, it sounds like the actual mop needs cleaning. Give your mop a good wash out with very hot water and what ever you use to wash your clothes with ( liquid or powder ). Then rinse it thoroughly until you are sure it is clean. Also clean out your mop bucket before you start. To mop your floors, I would use 2 capsful of multipurpose cleaner and 1 small capful of bleach in 5 litres of water. Swish your clean mop about in the solution to mix the solution and cover the mop. Then wring out the mop as much as you can. Mop towards you in a figure eight stroke. Do about 4 figures of eight then swish the mop out again in the cleaning solution and repeat. When you have finished, don't walk on it until it is completely dry. Clean out your mop and bucket ready for next time. Don't leave your mop dirty and festering because you can't expect it to clean if you do.
When you clean your toilet you need to empty the water out first. No matter how good your toilet cleaning solution is, it won't work so well if you dilute it with toilet water. To empty the water out of the toilet, push it out with the toilet brush. You will probably need to push the water several times to get rid of mostof the water. Then wipe the outside of the toilet with bleachy water and a microfibre cloth ( keep this cloth just for bathroom use. Don't use it for wiping your kitchen!). I make up the solution in my washbasin. I use one capful of thick bleach in a washbasin of warm water. After I have wiped the outside of the toilet and the seat, I clean the inside of the toilet. To do this, you will have already emptied the water out. Swap with thick bleach or toilet cleaner around the bowl and under the rim using the toilet brush. Leave for a few minutes. Then brush the bowl and flush the toilet. If you hold the brush under the stream of flushing water it will clean the brush ready for next time.


Thats simply excellent. Now, would you like a job!? :giggle:

My mop has a sponge on the end of it. Might just get a new one. Gonna go make my toilet sparkle!!
#11
grdesign
Thats simply excellent. Now, would you like a job!? :giggle:



Yes please :-D

But if you decide to DIY, let me know how you get on :thumbsup:
#12
great thanks a lot christmasshopper
#13
Great write-up christmas shopper, nearly made me want to go and clean the loo :-D
#14
We have laminate and tiles, no carpets at all on ground floor now I think about it, never noticed that before!. Anyway, I really like this JML mop.
It drinks spills!, and its good for cleaning laminate cos it wrings out really dry, and has a nice friction on the floor for scubbing.
They are for sale all over the place, Ive seen them in Woolworths and Wilkinsons recently.
#15
Fixngrout
Great write-up christmas shopper, nearly made me want to go and clean the loo :-D


What do you mean...NEARLY???
I actually went and cleaned mine after writing that!
:-D :-D :-D :-D
#16
Couple of tips if still needed !:-D

*To get smells out of your carpet sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on your carpet, leave overnight then hoover it up, this works cos i've got a smelly mutt (darling puppy) that makes my carpet stink !

*Vinegar on windows is a classic tip or dry newspaper

*if you get biro on your leather chairs squirt with hairspray then rub with a cloth

*I brought some of that Harpic Limesacle remover the other week and my life it works brilliant !
#17
Christmasshopper
Cleaning is a particular hobby of mine and years of experience have taught me that it is not neccessary to buy a lot of cleaning products.
On my essential list would be:
1.Stardrops
2.White vinegar
3.Washing-up liquid
4.Thick bleach
5.Vacuum cleaner (preferably with attachments)
6. Microfibre cloths
7. Toilet brush
With these items in your kit you will be able to clean your entire house.


Great post. I use all of the above except Stardrops. We can't find any supermarket or shop near us that stocks it. :x
#18
palspal
Great post. I use all of the above except Stardrops. We can't find any supermarket or shop near us that stocks it. :x


Thanks.
For Stardrops try Home Bargains, Wilkinsons, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Savers, Asda.
#19
Christmasshopper
Thanks.
For Stardrops try Home Bargains, Wilkinsons, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Savers, Asda.



Thanks for that list too.

We only have a local Sainsburys but it's too small and they don't stock stardrops. Yet they do have a small display of Christmas gifts, which is pointless because they haven't enough space to show the whole range.
Why do these small supermarkets insist on stocking 3-4 of the luxury goods that they sell at the expense of the useful stuff?

We also have a local Savers too but I haven't thought to look there, so will be straight there the next time we are in town. :thumbsup:
#20
I know what you mean. I have to travel 40 miles to a town where I can buy Stardrops. I usually buy about 10 bottles when I go. Maybe I ought to buy 20 next time and sell some on ebay.:-D :-D :-D :-D

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