Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Yesterday I was 'swishing' the bathrooms.  That's slang for wiping everything down with a good anti-bacterial cleaner, like Scrubbing Bubbles.  I spray the counters, toilet,  bathtub, floor around the toilet and let it all 'soak' for a few minutes.  Years ago I read a book about cleaning.  It suggested applying cleaner, leave it to do it's work and then wipe it off with a clean, wet cloth or damp paper towels.  This one step will cut scrubbing by 75%.  I've done this for years and it works. 
The money saving tip today is to use a paper towel to clean mirrors but instead of spraying the entire huge bathroom mirror, having it run down the surface and use more paper towels, more cleaner, just spray a double layer paper towel with window cleaner and wipe the mirror down in one step.  There really isn't a need to buy wipes that clean glass surfaces and more wipes to clean counters, etc.
You will use less cleaner, less paper towels.  There will be less mess, too.  Plus because it only takes one step to wipe the grime off, you save time. 
I have been using glass cleaner since 1967 to clean everything from mirrors  to sinks.  I was a glass cleaner user long before the commercial suggested it.  But, our bathrooms here do not have windows so I find there is a stronger cleaner needed for things like the toilet, tub and sink. 
Still, one swipe to clean a huge mirror makes it so much easier, faster, cheaper.  After all, it's all about saving some cash, time and effort.


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