The Right Tools for a Clean Home

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I’ve never really paid that much attention to the tools I was using to clean. (Christine is probably embarrassed to be called my friend right now!) I’m apt to stick with a few washcloths or old burp rags, a toilet brush, and some manpower. I don’t wear gloves. And I don’t use a lot of different cleaners. Some olive oil and lemon juice for dusting. A lot of vinegar everywhere else.

But I’ll admit I have a weak spot for Mrs. Meyers’ cleaners. They just smell SO GOOD. I never knew why until I was reading up for this post: Mrs. Meyers’ products use real essential oils instead of artificial scents. Plus there’s no bleach or chemicals to block the nice scents.

Armed with a couple new Mrs. Meyers products, I decided I needed to tackle one of my most hated cleaning areas: the shower. I can’t show you a before picture of the grout on my shower because it’s too embarrassing. But it was icky. And a washcloth with my normal homemade cleaner wasn’t cutting it.


Enter: Mrs. Meyers’ all-purpose cleaner and a tile-and-grout double-sided brush.

I used 1 tablespoon of cleaner in 4 cups of hot water and attacked the shower in our “master” bathroom. (It’s only master in the sense that it’s attached to our bedroom. At least I don’t have as much to clean!)

Baby, that grout is the cleanest it’s been in a year! Not to mention I feel like I am getting aromatherapy at the same time. (And also a workout – all that scrubbing above head level is hard work.) I love the lemon verbena scent, and despite my husband’s disdain for essential oils (he’s a nut) he didn’t say anything about the scent.

I feel like there must be some hidden world of specialized brushes and cleaning tools that I don’t even know about. I had no idea what a pan scraper was until Christine brought me one and now I don’t think I could wash dishes without one! What other wonders am I missing out on?

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® believes in a better way to get a good clean. Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, our household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime. Our garden fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to you step.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mrs. Meyers via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mrs. Meyers.


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  1. I have a scrubbie thingee (technical name) on an extendable pole to use to do the shower walls. It’s a single piece surround, so not much grout to speak of. I’m trying a new thing – I think it’s called spray and forget? Once the shower is clean, you spray this stuff on once a week and rinse off the next morning, and it prevents water spots and mildew build up. You still have to break down and scrub every so often, but not every single time you clean. Light vanilla scent.

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