Does anyone have any cleaning tips that would help people out?

33 replies
Found 7th May 2009
I have a little one that I use everytime I clean my kitchen floor and just thought I'd share it with everyone - maybe be able to save there backs from aching too.

Right I dunno about everyone else but my kitchen floor gets manky, tends to be when the OH is cooking, so what I do is spray Mr Muscle Kitchen Cleaner(yellow one) onto the floor, leave it to settle for a couple of mins whilst I go and wring out my mop then give it a rub over, 8 times outta 10 it lifts everything off right away if its been left for a wee minute, sometimes ya get that little stubborn stain that doesn't wanna come off right away and ya either need to leave it a little longer or give it a 2nd spray.

The Kitchen Cleaner can be picked up really easily and cheaply but even if it was expensive I would still buy it as scrubbing at the floor without it kills my back and takes 10 times longer.

I have lino in my kitchen and laminate in the living room, I've not tried using the spray on my laminate as it never gets dirty but I use the same mop that I use for my kitchen in the living room and its never damaged it.

I've not tried it on tiles that have grout so wouldn't like to say go spraying it everywhere to someone who has them just incase it damaged it but for lino etc its great.

I recommended that my friend try it too and she buys it all the time now and agrees that its much easier to clean her floor with it, she said that her cats sometimes leave an awful mess when they spill there food and if it drys in its a nightmare to clean but she said that leaving the Mr Muscle for a couple of mins lifts it right off.

Anyways was just wondering if anyone else had any little tips that could help others out, I enjoy cleaning and love to see it all tidy but with 3 little kids that doesn't last very long so any tips on getting things done quicker would be great for me.

I know this post is a bit long so I'm sorry lol.

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I will try this, to be honest, I still get on my hands and knees and scrub the floor the old fashioned way. I haven't ever found a better way that makes it any cleaner... yet!

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ClarityofMind;5145568

I will try this, to be honest, I still get on my hands and knees and … I will try this, to be honest, I still get on my hands and knees and scrub the floor the old fashioned way. I haven't ever found a better way that makes it any cleaner... yet!



I hope it works for ya hun cos honestly its been a god send for me since I tried it.

AshleyRFC;5145576

I hope it works for ya hun cos honestly its been a god send for me since … I hope it works for ya hun cos honestly its been a god send for me since I tried it.



My back and knees will send you a thousand thanks if it works lol

ClarityofMind;5145568

I will try this, to be honest, I still get on my hands and knees and … I will try this, to be honest, I still get on my hands and knees and scrub the floor the old fashioned way. I haven't ever found a better way that makes it any cleaner... yet!



me too :thumbsup: also be careful of mr muscle near yr skirting boards, it can take the paint off, true

Why do men make such a mess when cooking yet we can make the same meal with far less mess, if any?

dmtuk;5145623

Why do men make such a mess when cooking yet we can make the same meal … Why do men make such a mess when cooking yet we can make the same meal with far less mess, if any?



I think my husband has this bet with himself whenever he cooks that he HAS to use every pan and kitchen utensil we own... eat.... pass wind loudly... and then fall fast asleep like a contented baby

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dmtuk;5145623

Why do men make such a mess when cooking yet we can make the same meal … Why do men make such a mess when cooking yet we can make the same meal with far less mess, if any?



So true!! Not to mention the amount of pots/pans/plates/cutlery they go through too.:roll:

tip: get a wife
(didn't work for me - i still clean kitchen lol :x )
I do this as well with a different spray just (any random kitchen spray probably fine - i usually use dettol as its closest)
probably works out more expensive than using proper floor cleaners as you spray a fair bit to get coverage but worth it for less hassle.

You like cleaning to the OP? You can do mine.
I no cleaning tips but only recently bought a mop and bucket,my youngest fascinated by it and did the bathroom floor. I've usually used a bucket and cloths/sponges to wash floors in past but thought it be easier to get a mop lately.

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;5146140

You like cleaning to the OP? You can do mine.I no cleaning tips but only … You like cleaning to the OP? You can do mine.I no cleaning tips but only recently bought a mop and bucket,my youngest fascinated by it and did the bathroom floor. I've usually used a bucket and cloths/sponges to wash floors in past but thought it be easier to get a mop lately.



Yeah I like it when I can see how nice I've made everywhere, tend to find I do my best cleaning when I'm ****** off too lol.

If you want to save on having to clean the kitchen floor, then cover it with today's newspaper - that way, the floor stays clean & while you're waiting for the food to cook you can also catch up on the news:thumbsup:

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cis_groupie;5146171

If you want to save on having to clean the kitchen floor, then cover it … If you want to save on having to clean the kitchen floor, then cover it with today's newspaper - that way, the floor stays clean & while you're waiting for the food to cook you can also catch up on the news:thumbsup:



Paper would leave black marks on the floor, lol.

AshleyRFC;5146158

Yeah I like it when I can see how nice I've made everywhere, tend to find … Yeah I like it when I can see how nice I've made everywhere, tend to find I do my best cleaning when I'm ****** off too lol.



I'm complete opposite if I'm narked off,I'm more inclined to do less.
My partner does the most cleaning,I've not hoovered myself or dusted in weeks,he's been doing it.

I have a little tip, don't know how I discovered it but it works for me.

If you have Stainless Steel appliances, clean them with a bit of Window Cleaner (the spray NOT cream). Spray a little on a cloth and wipe over the stainless steel until dry, it leaves it nice and shiney and NO smears.

Hope it helps someone.

The best thing to keep stainless steel clean is baby oil, just a drop mind don't go mad!

I have those shiny kitchen worktops and they drove me mad when I first got them cos I had to buff them up after washing them due to the smears That was until I discovered fibre cloths:-D Oh they are fantastic. dont leave any smears. great on the stainless steel cooker too. They`re also good for dusting. I dont use polish at all now as they leave everything shiny.:thumbsup:

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rosie2008;5146724

I have those shiny kitchen worktops and they drove me mad when I first … I have those shiny kitchen worktops and they drove me mad when I first got them cos I had to buff them up after washing them due to the smears That was until I discovered fibre cloths:-D Oh they are fantastic. dont leave any smears. great on the stainless steel cooker too. They`re also good for dusting. I dont use polish at all now as they leave everything shiny.:thumbsup:



Can ya recommend somewhere to get them?

AshleyRFC;5146828

Can ya recommend somewhere to get them?



You can get them in the supermarket,hardware stores and I think the pound shop might even sell them:thumbsup:

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rosie2008;5146850

You can get them in the supermarket,hardware stores and I think the pound … You can get them in the supermarket,hardware stores and I think the pound shop might even sell them:thumbsup:



Cool ty will look out for them.

I use this mop on my laminate floors - have been using this one for years and years

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/content/ebiz/wilkinsonplus/invt/0072832/0072832_m.jpg

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Mrs.Z;5146856

I use this mop on my laminate floors - have been using this one for years … I use this mop on my laminate floors - have been using this one for years and years



Do ya feel that flat mops are easier to clean it, compared to the stringy type ones?

AshleyRFC;5146867

Do ya feel that flat mops are easier to clean it, compared to the stringy … Do ya feel that flat mops are easier to clean it, compared to the stringy type ones?



I have always hated the stringy type ones -they just seem to move the dirt around and far too much work to wring out.

The Magic Mop has a scrubby side so is excellent for stains and gets in the corners really well - and it wrings out very easily

(No, I dont work for Vileda - I just don't 'get' why peeps are still using those prehistoric mops :p)

Mrs.Z;5146928

I have always hated the stringy type ones -they just seem to move the … I have always hated the stringy type ones -they just seem to move the dirt around and far too much work to wring out.The Magic Mop has a scrubby side so is excellent for stains and gets in the corners really well - and it wrings out very easily(No, I dont work for Vileda - I just don't 'get' why peeps are still using those prehistoric mops :p)



:-( I`m still using the prehistoric cloth on hands and knees:? lol Dont know why but just never got on with mops. I find that laminate is very easy to clean though:-D

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Mrs.Z;5146928

I have always hated the stringy type ones -they just seem to move the … I have always hated the stringy type ones -they just seem to move the dirt around and far too much work to wring out.The Magic Mop has a scrubby side so is excellent for stains and gets in the corners really well - and it wrings out very easily(No, I dont work for Vileda - I just don't 'get' why peeps are still using those prehistoric mops :p)



How often do you need to change the mop? Thats always the thing for me with the dearer ones, I just always go for the cheap £2 asda mop head, probably because I dunno if the other ones are any good and dont fancy having to spend too much money to find out.

AshleyRFC;5147000

How often do you need to change the mop? Thats always the thing for me … How often do you need to change the mop? Thats always the thing for me with the dearer ones, I just always go for the cheap £2 asda mop head, probably because I dunno if the other ones are any good and dont fancy having to spend too much money to find out.



I would say once a month I change it - the only reason it ever needs changing is because it doesn't wring out quite so well after a while.

Costs £6-£7 for the actual mop with a head and then the replacement heads are £3.50 each - well worth it over a normal mop though IMO

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Mrs.Z;5147315

I would say once a month I change it - the only reason it ever needs … I would say once a month I change it - the only reason it ever needs changing is because it doesn't wring out quite so well after a while.Costs £6-£7 for the actual mop with a head and then the replacement heads are £3.50 each - well worth it over a normal mop though IMO



Actually a lot less than I thought once you get over the initial price for the mop, might have to give this one a go. :thumbsup:

ClarityofMind;5145639

I think my husband has this bet with himself whenever he cooks that he … I think my husband has this bet with himself whenever he cooks that he HAS to use every pan and kitchen utensil we own... eat.... pass wind loudly... and then fall fast asleep like a contented baby



My dad and brother are the same, they make a piece of bread and butter, but manage to use everything in every one of the cupboards. The kitchen looks awful!

I can make a 3 course meal and tidy as I go along, when we are finished all we have to do is put the dishes in the dishwasher! I couldnt work in a messy kitchen, when you have hold of something hot you need to be able to put it down without trying to clear space!!!

and why is it so much harder to put a plate IN to the dishwasher, rather than on top of the dishwasher!!!

Sorry, rant over! :oops:

kelly_o_fanatic;5148855

My dad and brother are the same, they make a piece of bread and butter, … My dad and brother are the same, they make a piece of bread and butter, but manage to use everything in every one of the cupboards. The kitchen looks awful!I can make a 3 course meal and tidy as I go along, when we are finished all we have to do is put the dishes in the dishwasher! I couldnt work in a messy kitchen, when you have hold of something hot you need to be able to put it down without trying to clear space!!!and why is it so much harder to put a plate IN to the dishwasher, rather than on top of the dishwasher!!!Sorry, rant over! :oops:



lol, you sound just like me

I say, " Are we expecting the cleaning fairy around today?? No??? GO TIDY YOUR MESS!" lol x x

tiny bit of baby oil will bring out the shine on your stainless steel apliances x

mikebike;5146684

The best thing to keep stainless steel clean is baby oil, just a drop … The best thing to keep stainless steel clean is baby oil, just a drop mind don't go mad!



ilovepink;5148938

tiny bit of baby oil will bring out the shine on your stainless steel … tiny bit of baby oil will bring out the shine on your stainless steel apliances x



I'll give that a try - thanks

The guys over on MSE get their rocks off by using something called Stardrops, they use it for everything from laundry to dishwashing.


Judging by some of their comments, some of them seem to be drinking it...

http://www.healthinajiffy.co.uk/images/stardrops-all-round-cleaner-600ml.jpg

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…073

MSE - A VERY strange bunch of folks on there...

Banned

The tears of an orphan make an excellent silverware cleaner.
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