It’s that time of year again! As temperatures rise and new life springs up all around us, we often get the urge to open things up and freshen our indoor spaces. It’s time for some spring cleaning! We don’t want to spend all of our time cleaning so how do we clean efficiently and effectively so that we still have time for other activities?
One important part of spring cleaning is that we want to freshen the air–not fill it with the scent of chemicals. Several years ago, I began having chronic sinus infections and after several months of suffering realized that they were caused by chemical exposure. As I replaced the myriad of chemicals I was using for cleaning with chemical-free alternatives, my sinus infections went away.
I am a big fan of microfiber products. In my professional cleaning service, I use E-cloth products almost exclusively and I am very pleased with the results. My customers are happy, too. Another benefit I have enjoyed since using E-cloth products is that I have not been sick at all in several years. Not only are E-cloth items great for cleaning but they remove bacteria!
Floors and Walls
E-cloth makes it so easy to clean floors and walls with their Flexi-edge floor and wall duster which has an extendable handle to reach those cobwebs from high, tricky corners, even in my vaulted ceilings. The fibers are soft so I don’t have to worry about them scratching anything and the lightweight handle makes it easy to do the whole house without stressing my arthritic shoulder. These combined qualities with the built-in swivel head allow me to move quickly from a corner cobweb to a nearby picture frame. It’s amazing how much dust it will find, even in a room that appears to be fairly clean!
Have you ever cleaned a floor that was so dirty you had to get down on your hands and knees to clean it? The deep-clean mop by E-cloth is the next best thing! It does a wonderful job of cleaning with just water so there are no unsightly streaks. It also has a telescopic handle which makes it convenient to take with me when I want to use it on a job somewhere or to store in a small closet. I’m also planning on using it for my higher windows this spring.
The deep-clean mop has an optional dust-mop head which makes it one of my absolute favorite cleaning tools! Most dust mops just push the dirt around but this one picks up dust that you didn’t know was there! After dusting the floor, I take it outside for a good shake and it’s ready for next time. It’s larger than a Swiffer and much more efficient. The swivel head makes it easy to maneuver and the mop heads are larger than the piece they attach to so they’ll wrap around the legs of furniture and get the dust that gets trapped there, too!
Windows and Glass
It’s so easy to clean windows and glass without hazardous chemicals! E-cloth makes a set of cloths that work together to remove even the toughest grime from windows and glass. I have even used my cloths to remove sticky tape residue from commercial windows where fliers had been removed. For easy touch-ups, spray a light mist of water on the glass and dry completely with E-cloth’s window polishing cloth. The window cleaning cloth makes cleaning larger, grimier surfaces a breeze!e.
Other Indoor Surfaces
Most surfaces will come clean with a General Purpose Cloth and Polishing Cloth from E-cloth but they have specialty cloths that make the job even easier and more fun. In the kitchen, for example, the general purpose cloth is great for wiping the counters and surfaces or even washing dishes. On the other hand, the Kitchen Cloth has a handy corner for scrubbing that comes in handy when something has dried and hardened on a surface. It’s handy for crayon marks, too.
Likewise, the Kitchen Dynamo is fabulous for washing dishes! It’s also a favorite for wiping crumbs off of counters, cleaning around the faucet area, or under those pesky electric burners. The compact size fits nicely in the hand and is easy to guide where you want it to go.
For dusting, the General Purpose cloth will work well but the dusting cloth is softer and holds dust even better. There’s also a dusting mitt which makes cleaning knickknacks and picture frames as easy as can be.
Even the bathroom cleans up easily with microfiber and water. A general-purpose cloth and glass and polishing cloth will get the job done but there are additional bathroom-specific cloths available too.
In my area, there are many houses with green or black algae covering the vinyl siding. Countless hours will be spent with costly chemicals and power-washers. It only took me a few minutes this morning to clean an ugly mess of algae on my storm door. Most people would grab bleach or another harsh chemical without even trying a chemical-free method first. Here are the results of a quick wipe-down I did this morning. Mind you, I was not spring cleaning. I just had a few minutes to spare so I grabbed a cloth, wiped the door, rinsed the cloth, and wiped again. That’s all! Just think how clean it will look when I actually put a little effort into it. (I’m satisfied with the results, so I may never go back.)
Cleaning outdoor furniture is just as easy with a bucket of warm water and E-cloth’s General Purpose Cleaning cloth. For glass-top tables, you’ll also want a Window Polishing Cloth for spot-free results. Wipe away the mildew in minutes! In the spring where I live, surrounded by trees, I have to wipe the pollen off of the furniture every time I want to use it. E-cloth makes it an easy task.
Cleaning Your Vehicles
E-cloth has everything you need to have your vehicle sparkling clean for those outdoor adventures!
Again, with an abundance of pollen, cleaning car windows is a daily task for me in the spring. I also use a squeegee for the hard-to-reach spots but E-cloth does a better job.
Cleaning the inside of your vehicle is simplified with E-cloth, too. Do you have ketchup or coffee stains on the seats or carpet? E-cloth and water will take care of most spills on carpet. It’s magical! Try it and see!
Living in the country makes it nearly impossible to keep my vehicle clean and in all honesty, I don’t even try. Safety is important to me, though, so I make sure that my windows and lights are clean. If you want to go all out on your car, E-cloth has a kit for that.
As you can see, E-cloth makes special microfiber cloths for all of your spring cleaning needs. The cloths do an excellent job with just water and they save time so that you can spend more time enjoying the other wonders of spring.
What are your most dreaded house cleaning chores? Have you tried E-cloth? I would love to hear about your adventures in cleaning. Please comment below if you have something to share.
This article was originally posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 on my cleaning site which I have since removed.