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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 3:07 am
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Just moving into a new rental and have to start cleaning so was wondering what products you use for cleaning kitchen and bathroom compared to what you used to use in UK. And any other general cleaning tips.

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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 3:10 am
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'mrs meyers' counter top spray is excellent and natural too.
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 3:17 am
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I use the Lysol wipes for in between cleaning and a quick whip round if someone is on the way over.
Or I use Windex multi surface for glass and ceramic to make it shine and if I need a good germ killing day I drag out the PineSol.
Plus good old Lemon pledge on the wood, smell lovely.
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do u know what works too instead of windex. Car window washer fluid. and its cheaper!!! its great for an all round glass cleaner,

mayonaiase is great as a hair conditioner too. Just dont use when the dogs about it drives them nuts.
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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 12:22 pm
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White Vinegar and water is perfect for washing glass surfaces and cutting grease on floors and stoves.

I use either Spic and Span or a Lysol liquid for cleaning walls, floors and countertops, Comet for scrubbing tubs and sinks and toilets, take the top off a box of baking soda and put it in the frig to keep it odor free.
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My new favourite multi surface cleaner is Mr. Clean with Febreze in the lavender vanilla scent. It is a good scent if you have to clean up a bathroom quickly because the kids have left a mess and company is coming, not a dead giveaway that you needed to clean like a pine cleaner is.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Plus good old Lemon pledge on the wood, smell lovely.
If you're talking about fine furniture, Pledge is evil. The adverts claim that it contains ingredients that wood needs... but that isn't true. It's just solvent, wax, and perfume. The wax builds up and eventually creates a thick film which cracks and looks awful.

Pardon the rant, but I love fine wood furniture and I wouldn't use Pledge on it in a million years.
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nothing to do with bathrooms or kitchens but aybody know how to get an oil stain from girl's winter coat ? A black oil stain. She got it outside - could be from bicycle.
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Originally Posted by Deedee13 View Post
do u know what works too instead of windex. Car window washer fluid. and its cheaper!!! its great for an all round glass cleaner,
Hey DeeDee, not trying to sound like an environmental looney, but washer fluid for car windows is one of the most dangerous chemicals you can have in your house. Read up on those ingredients, and how harmful they can be to people and the environment.

As Rete said, vinegar and water does a great job, and is cheap and natural. Also, I have used baking soda and lemon juice to keep my sink scrubbed clean.
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nothing to do with bathrooms or kitchens but aybody know how to get an oil stain from girl's winter coat ? A black oil stain. She got it outside - could be from bicycle.
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Found this for you but I don't know if you Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in Italy. Look for something that lifts grease.

OMG! The dish washing detergent works like a charm on ugly black car grease. The stain was gone by the time I applied the dish washing liquid and began rubbing.
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Found this for you but I don't know if you Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in Italy. Look for something that lifts grease.

OMG! The dish washing detergent works like a charm on ugly black car grease. The stain was gone by the time I applied the dish washing liquid and began rubbing.
Of course yes - most washing up liquid is made to remove grease ... well that's what all the adverts tell us anyway. That's great - I'll try that. Thanks.
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Of course yes - most washing up liquid is made to remove grease ... well that's what all the adverts tell us anyway. That's great - I'll try that. Thanks.
Not sure if it available there but we use Gojo hand cleaner, made for cleaning your hands after working on a car. It is orange scented with pumice in it.
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Not sure if it available there but we use Gojo hand cleaner, made for cleaning your hands after working on a car. It is orange scented with pumice in it.
Granulated sugar works just as well.
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser...sadly it does work a charm on cleaning tiles and all manner of mold and other crap that builds up in the bathroom or kitchen.

Also use seventh generation cleaning products and other green stuff, but trader joes do a good line of stuff too.
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I like Lime-a-way. Eats through everything.
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