A few blogs back, I extolled the virtues and myriad uses of Windex. It’s just one of my favorite cleaners, what can I say? Around this time of year, however, I do a mid-summer clean. It’s halfway between spring cleaning and holiday cleaning, and it’s a massive undertaking. I bring out some of the big dogs of the cleaning world. Mr. Clean, Tide, Comet, Spic and Span…these are my weapons of mass cleaning. I put on some music and get to work!
All surfaces get wiped down with a one-two punch of Spic and Span and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, the tubs, toilets, and sinks get a Comet scrub down, and the floors get a little help from an unusual source- Tide. Yep, Tide. It’s not just for laundry anymore. This stuff powers through grease and grime like you wouldn’t believe. Not that my floors are abnormally greasy or grimy, but we do have a deep fryer. Granted, you have to buy the stuff that is formulated for floors, not laundry, but it’s worth it.
We have stainless steel appliances, and fingerprints and dog nose-marks build up if I don’t swipe them down once a day (which I don’t. Don’t judge me.), so I need something with cleaning power that won’t scratch and dull the surface so I use a bit of Dawn diluted with water (like you would in your sink for those of you that still hand wash dishes) and my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. This is for the heavy buildup. When I feel really ambitious on the weekends, I clean the appliances with Windex and then take a dry, soft cloth, put a few drops of baby oil on it, and wipe them down. Works like a charm!