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Posted by: nikoli60
Date: December 29, 2010 09:52PM
Hi Everyone, I posted previously about how I quit my job and am now working from home. To save a few bucks I did let the cleaning service go and lucky me I get to scrub the toilets now. Wahoo! The funny thing is I've never done this type of house cleaning before (I'm the pick everything up guy) so I'd love to get some advice from everyone on what products are best for cleaning certain areas.

Inside toilet
Outside toilet (same as inside cleaner?)
Bathroom countertops (no tile or rock)
Sink basin, just scrubbing them out seems to leave a residue
Shower (I just have plastic forms)

Thanks for any advice. I figured this would be a lot easier than googling or just guessing in the grocery store isle.

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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: M>B>
Date: December 29, 2010 10:05PM
Start here...

[www.clorox.com]
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: neophyte
Date: December 29, 2010 11:25PM
Daughter tells me thus:

Outside of toilet, including rim and seat, use Soft Scrub with Bleach. Use the same for sink basin. On counter tops, use Mr. Clean.

Inside toilet, use a mixture of Mr. Clean and straight bleach. Dilute this for use on plastic shower walls. Use LimeAway first if you have mineral deposits.

Never mix bleach and ammonia. Be sure to read the ingredients in cleaning products before mixing. Also turn the exhaust fan is on.

Best of Luck.
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: kap
Date: December 30, 2010 01:30AM
General surface (never on wood nor pego!) cleaning:
1% bleach 9% water
OR
1/2 white vinegar 1/2 water

For inside surfaces such as toilet bowl, sink and tiled bathroom walls:
Straight bleach



SoCal for now.
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: testcase
Date: December 30, 2010 03:35AM
Eye protection and gloves are always a good idea when handling chemicals. A lot cheaper the a trip to the ER. If the chemicals bother you (some people are VERY sensitive) a respirator should be addes to the list.
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 30, 2010 05:46AM
Soft scrub will clean it all. Except the mirrors (windex).
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 30, 2010 06:19AM
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kap
General surface (never on wood nor pego!) cleaning:
1% bleach 9% water
...

and the rest of 90%??? Au? Ag?
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 30, 2010 08:02AM
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space-time
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kap
General surface (never on wood nor pego!) cleaning:
1% bleach 9% water
...

and the rest of 90%??? Au? Ag?


I think the intent was 1 part bleach to 9 parts water . . .but, I could be wrong (again!) dunno smiley



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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: kap
Date: December 30, 2010 08:23AM
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WHiiP
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space-time
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kap
General surface (never on wood nor pego!) cleaning:
1% bleach 9% water
...

and the rest of 90%??? Au? Ag?


I think the intent was 1 part bleach to 9 parts water . . .but, I could be wrong (again!)
dunno smiley

Ha! You're right my bad. It's either 1 part bleach to 9 parts water or 10% bleach to 90% water.



SoCal for now.
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: comaplate
Date: December 30, 2010 08:39AM
I use the Clorox GreenWorks bathroom cleaner for all of those except the inside of the toilet. Does a good job cleaning, won't gas you out of your house.

Outside of the toilet, countertops, and sink, I also use the regular general-purpose GreenWorks cleaner. Cleans well, leaves a nice lime scent.

GreenWorks makes a toilet bowl cleanser, I've generally been using the clorox things with the disposable scrubby head.

If the ability to breathe isn't a priority of yours, I tried the aerosol can of Kaboom this summer. Cleans like a @#$%&, but not something I would recommend for an small space even with the windows open.
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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 30, 2010 08:46AM
> Never mix bleach and ammonia


<Rick-o smiles, nods his head up and down, and holds a sign that says "I Agree">


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Re: cleaning supplies
Posted by: kap
Date: December 30, 2010 09:04AM
I only mix bleach with water.
Borox mixed with a squeeze of lemon will clean, shine and give a good fragrance to tiles and chrome fixtures well.



SoCal for now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2010 09:06AM by kap.
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