Last week we gave you a great roundup of eco-friendly cleaners. But sometimes even the best cleaner needs a hardworking tool to help get the job done. Here are some of the essentials that everyone should have for a clean home.
Everyone likes a clean home, but the process of getting there isn't always so enjoyable. Thankfully strong, irritating cleaners are no longer the only cleaning supply option. Now we have easy access to cleaners that are not only eco-friendly and good smelling, but also a wealth of DIY cleaning recipes. Here are some of the ones we like the best:
Remember the Amy Poehler skit on Saturday Night Live where two of her children wore mop-inspired onesies? The idea started in as a joke in a book of Japanese chindogu (or useless inventions). SNL followed up with the Poehler skit, and then, well, then the jump happened. The Baby Mop became a real thing.
After hearing how hospitals in Sweden were using a unique cloth to clean with water rather than traditional chemical cleaners, UK designer Steve Pearson was inspired to create a version of his own. In 1995 he partnered with engineer John Park and a group of Korean scientists to create a line of microfiber cleaning cloths called e–cloth.
From the same minds that brought us the Unlace cord/cable ties I love so much comes another small tech accessory, this one designed to deal with the daily task of keeping the touchscreen fingerprint free. Undust are screen wipe and dusters with a bit of emoticon personality on top of the soft furry shining side, and a microfiber suede for smooth clean up duty. Perfect to keep bedside next to your tablet device before and/or after each use.
The task of housekeeping has evolved considerably in the last several years: HEPA air filtration inside air purifiers and vacuums, ultraviolet disinfection for germ-busting via light, house cooling and warming fans without nary a fan blade in sight...
Whether I'm hunting for used LP's or buying virgin vinyl, I always clean my records to reduce surface noise and enjoy maximum fidelity. These three methods for cleaning your vinyl and stylus needle will bring you closer to the music and help preserve your albums for years to come.
If you are moving into a new space, hopefully it has been professionally cleaned, and now the trick is to keep it up. Starting off the move with a kit of new cleaning supplies is the best way to kick things off — here are our top 10 essentials.
What do I love about cleaning? When it's done! Usually the dirtiest things in my home are the ones I forget about completely and, thus, never clean. Luckily, that's easy to fix; if you have ten minutes, you can get these ten chores done today.
Not only are all these tools display worthy, porcelain enamel is made from glass and steel, making it durable and food safe. Its non-porous, smooth surface is easy to clean and extremely hygienic. What's not to like?