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Can you tell me your can't do without cleaning products/ tools?

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SWtoSEGirl Sun 22-Jan-17 11:22:34

I'm a lazy ish cleaner most of the time, but keen to keep my flat as clean & tidy as possible this year!

I'm off shopping today for cleaning products/ tools - can anyone recomments those products you can't live without? Anything that makes life easier? Your laundry smell amazing etc?

Zoflora obviously top of my list! smile

IveBecomeSoNumb Sun 22-Jan-17 11:27:02

I love dettol wipes and sprays. smile

FlyWaxSleepRepeat Sun 22-Jan-17 12:10:53

Microfibre cloths, I have hundreds!

A good vacuum... I hoover everything, furniture, curtains, kitchen work tops, the lot.

A good mop.

Madbengalmum Sun 22-Jan-17 12:15:34

Bar keepers friend, fantastic and removes stains other things cant touch.

Madbengalmum Sun 22-Jan-17 12:15:59

Oh and of course Zoflora!

donajimena Sun 22-Jan-17 12:17:00

Hard toothbrush for grout and under taps

CremeEggThief Sun 22-Jan-17 12:17:42

Rubber gloves
Washing up sponges
Washing up liquid
Kitchen roll
Anti-bac toilet wipes
Flash with bleach

Anything else is a bonus!

Turquoisetamborine Sun 22-Jan-17 12:18:24

I only buy furniture polish, starburst and bleach. I don't need any other cleaning products as these do the job.

Yes to microfibres cloths. I use my sons' old muslins for cleaning too.

Turquoisetamborine Sun 22-Jan-17 12:20:08

Stardrops not starburst!

Nanasueathome Sun 22-Jan-17 12:22:21

I love the whole Stardrops range
Buy from B&M or Home Bargains

TollgateDebs Sun 22-Jan-17 14:43:57

Stardrops, Vim - powder not cream, Elbow Grease (even works on clothes), Bleach. Yes to microfibre cloths here too and kitchen roll for mucky stuff, which saves cloths and double cleaning.

LittleBoat Sun 22-Jan-17 14:49:10

I have a window cleaning e-cloth. It is absolutely the best thing ever.
Cleans glass perfectly without leaving any smears etc behind. You just wipe the window with a damp microfiber cloth, then dry it with the e-cloth. takes 2 mins.

We've just been through a whole house renovation inc. extension and loft conversion and my e-cloth is still god as new and all my windows are lovely and sparkly --rest of the house is still a shit tip mind.

fallenempires Sun 22-Jan-17 14:55:46

Micro fibre cloths
Dettol spray or Aldi one
White vinegar
Soda crystals

outputgap Sun 22-Jan-17 17:18:36

Microfibre dusting stick thing. Much much quicker than cloths.

ChipmunkSundays Mon 23-Jan-17 08:24:23

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Whatdoiknow31 Mon 23-Jan-17 08:54:52

Karcha steam cleaner
Micro fibre cloths
Lime lite
Microfibre duster
Window vac (great for mirrors and shower doors)

Notquiteallthereyet Mon 23-Jan-17 17:27:50

hot water, ellbow grease, good cloths (microfibre)
one basic cleaning product, cleaning soap, a bit of time

no disposable wipes, no bleach, no antibacterial stuff (it kills the weak bacteria and leaves room for the strong bacteria to spread)

e1y1 Tue 24-Jan-17 11:44:36

I actually like buying cleaning products and so on, so am sad unusual smile

However, these are the essential kit - could probably do without everything else other than these
- Washing Up Liquid
- Bleach
- Cream Cleaner
- All purpose Furniture Polish
- Good Microfibre cloths
- The best, most versatile vacuum cleaner you can afford, don't pay for features you won't use, but personally, everything is 10x harder without a decent vacuum.

My nice to haves

- Glass cleaner (but washing up liquid and water solution can do this)
- Toilet cleaner (bleach can do this, unless you have hard water and need a limescale remover).
- Anti-bac wipes
- Kitchen roll

Have loads of others, but as said, I like buying and trying anything they come up with.

e1y1 Tue 24-Jan-17 11:45:58

Oh forgot, a good, sturdy mop and bucket or a steam mop.

gazingatthestars Fri 27-Jan-17 04:35:07

Cif wipes - soo much better than dettol wipes - can use in bathroom whilst kids in bath and actually cleans etc. Can use on high chair and skirting boards, window frames and stuff too.
Viakal - shiny everywhere in bathrooms and kitchen sink
Flash with bleach - kills the germs and cleans kitchens, bins etc
Bleach for loos and whites

gazingatthestars Fri 27-Jan-17 04:37:48

Not quite - your antibacterial reasoning is rubbish! That's in a human gut not a kitchen floor!!

JayneW63 Fri 27-Jan-17 10:10:45

removes grease and stains, and smells like nothing I've ever used. Hated it for months as it "shouldn't work" but now wouldn't do with out it.

ChishandFips33 Sat 28-Jan-17 17:37:20

Vileda mop and bucket - the mop that the handle extends on

Method kitchen spray
Method bathroom spray
Method shower spray

Micro fibre cloths
Microfibre mit with the loops
White vinegar
Soda crystals

Radiator duster - the long pokey one

Rubber gloves

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sat 28-Jan-17 17:41:40

Zoflora, dettol wipes, bleach, furniture polish, microfibre cloths, an old toothbrush for fiddly bits, steam mop, cordless vacuum.

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