Scrub Daddy Uses: 50+ Creative Ways To Use A Scrub Daddy Sponge

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Much like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's many uses, I've found a number unique uses for Scrub Daddy sponges as well.If you're not already familiar with the Scrub Daddy sponge, it's a popular kitchen scrubber that changes texture in hot water vs cold water.When it's super-cold or perfectly dry, it's a coarse and powerful heavy-duty scrubber. When it's warm or hot, it's a soft and pliable light-duty scrubber.Scrub Daddy adapts/converts to the perfect texture -- either soft (hot) or … [Read more...]

Chemical Free Cleaning: My Experience Using Laundry Balls & Dishwasher Disks With Ceramic Cleaning Beads

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Chemical-free cleaning is becoming more and more popular.But today's post goes way beyond homemade laundry detergent and DIY fabric softener recipes.Lately, everyone's talking about using tiny beads to clean clothes in your washing machine and to clean dishes in your dishwasher. I'm one of them.I recently purchased a set of laundry balls and a dishwasher disk. Both of these products are filled with tiny cleaning beads that magically remove stains and odors without using ANY … [Read more...]

DIY Tips For Making Your Own Foaming Soap Refills + Prettier Foam Soap Pump Bottles

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I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap!Seriously. They're so darned convenient that I quickly became addicted. I was always on the hunt for good deals on little bottles of Dawn foaming dish soap.When the soap ran out and the bottles became empty, I would just toss the bottle and replace it with a new one.For awhile, I was thrilled to actually find Dawn foaming soap refill bottles. They weren't nearly as large or economical as the … [Read more...]

Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets: Myths vs Facts

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There are all sorts of bold statements -- both for and against -- using liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets these days.Of course, those who advocate living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle typically avoid using fabric softeners and dryer sheets altogether, or they may advocate using only those that are made from all-natural products instead -- like these natural fabric softeners and these natural dryer sheets.Besides the eco-friendly reasons to stop using fabric softeners … [Read more...]

Best Household Cleaners According To Interior Designers Whose Jobs DEPEND On Clean

I like seeing unbiased reviews regarding peoples' favorite household cleaning products.  Honest feedback from those whose opinions truly matter is hard to come by.  That's why I'm grateful to House Beautiful for posting these interviews with 14 top designers. In addition to their favorite design styles and products, there is also valuable information about their favorite household cleaners. One thing's for sure: an interior designer needs to make a great first impression. And high-end … [Read more...]

Oxygen Bleach vs Chlorine Bleach: See Why Products Like OxiClean Are Best

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Honestly, both oxygen bleach and chlorine bleach work well in terms of cleaning power. So it really depends on what your goals are as to whether or not you should choose oxygen bleach or chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach has been around since the 1800's and has been used on everything from getting whites white to cleaning toilets. Oxygen bleach can do the same things as chlorine bleach, but it definitely has some advantages for those choosing to live a healthier, more environmentally … [Read more...]

Top Loaders vs Front Loaders: Why I Prefer Front Loading Washing Machines

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If you're thinking about buying a new washing machine, then you're probably wondering what kind you should get -- front-loader or top-loader.Most people are interested in the biggest differences between top load washing machines and front load washing machines.The truth is, each has advantages and disadvantages: Now see, point-by-point, why I (and lots of other people) prefer front loading washing machines...  … [Read more...]

The Best Soap Scum Removers For Removing Soap Scum In The Bathroom

Soap scum is a combination of soap, bacteria, dead skin, and body oils that builds up builds up on showers and bathtubs.This waxy film can often be difficult to remove, if you don't have the right products.Throughout my cleaning career, I have cleaned a lot of showers and tubs -- many times without great success. But over time, I've found what I consider to be the best products and methods for soap scum removal.  … [Read more...]

The Best Cleaning Products …From Someone Who Cleans Houses For A Living

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Trying to choose a good cleaner can be a hassle because the store shelves are full of so many different cleaners, and a lot of them basically do the same thing.Personally, I clean about 200 homes in a year's time -- not including my own home. So I use a lot of cleaning products.I have tried a variety of different cleaning products, but I usually stick to the ones that I think are the best.These household cleaners work the best, in my opinion: … [Read more...]

Top 10 Cool & Unusual Gift Ideas I Found on HGTV

I was watching HGTV the other day... probably an episode of "I Want That" or something similar. And I remembered seeing an interesting new product called the Purse Pal.What's cool about it is the fact that not only does it give you a place to put your purse -- so it's always within your sight and up off the floor -- it also gives you a place to put your other things like your hat, your scarf, your gloves, and your shopping bags when you're out & about.Plus, it's small and compact, so it's … [Read more...]