What Do You Use To Clean?

United States
July 14, 2008 2:15am CST
There's nothing like good old Comet cleanser. It'll clean just about anything! I use a lot of vinegar and baking soda to clean. It doesn't leave a bad odor. I don't like the smells of chemicals - besides, my pets don't like them either. I use a lot of bleach, especially in my kitchen and bathroom. The older I get the more concious I am of germs or bacteria. The cleaner I've become too. What kind of cleaners do you use? Does anybody have any home made 'green' cleaners?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
14 Jul 08
comet is good i keep it on hand all the time. i use coupns out of the paper so i have a tendency to clean w/what i have a coupon for. i love good smells in my house.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Me too lady.....if the house doesn't smell good, I have to seek out what's making it smell. I go through little rituals to keep kitchen smells from lingering too. I usually save bread sacks or other plastic wrappers and wrap things like onion peels in them. If I just throw the onion peels in the garbage, it tends to smell up the place. It drives me nuts. I usually throw my peels and other veggie cuttings in the garden though. I love a good smelling house. Cantaloupe reminds me of my grandmother's house.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
14 Jul 08
i couldn't help but get tickled. i was reading & agreeing right along w/you till u mentioned canaloupe/ i hate it & hate the way it smells but i am glad you like it ..lol
• United States
15 Jul 08
Dang lady.......I've never heard of anybody not liking cantaloupe.....that's a new one...........not likeing cantaloupe? Well that's just ..........un-american or something...........(just kidding)..... just kidding..........I could eat cantaloupe all the time. I wish they made candles that smelled like it......lolololololol
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi terrilee, I don't like the smell of chemicals that are out there these days. I used to love the smell of Pine Sol. Now I just hate it. Like you I use a lot of bleach, comet, baking soda and vinegar. I got some orange multi-purpose cleaner from a door to door salesman that was pretty good. Ran out of it some time ago and don't know where to get more. Using bleach seems to leave my house smelling so clean and fresh. Have a nice day..
• United States
14 Jul 08
And I LOVE clean and fresh..........I go through a lot of bleach. I know it's clean, or at least disinfected when I use bleach. I'm turning into a nut case the older I get - lol.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi Mom, I use pinesol and bleach. I have to dilute the water alot with the bleach because I hate the smell but it is so good for the bathroom. I use pinesol with extremely hot water for everything else. It smells good and cleans good too.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
20 Jul 08
my sister is the one who is in love with bleach, i can't stand the smell of it myself. i use it but don't so much you can smell it al over the house. after a while it makes my stomach hurt and gives me a headache.i use lysol with bleach in it. it doesn't have such a stronger smell and i can use it every where in the house
@Winter08 (441)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
I haven't seen Comet in years. I recently picked up a couple of containers of Old Dutch Cleanser. I remember we used to use it years ago on the farm. We also used Sp*c and Span for washing the floors. And Whisk for doing the laundry. I haven't seen either of those around in forever. Nobody likes the good stuff anymore. They're all into the "clean, fresh, new scent" stuff. Whatever happened to jsut the "clean" smell of clean?OK. That looks like a bit of a rant.What I use for cleaning is Palmolive dish washing soap (the original, not the scented stuff), vinegar, baking soda, Fantastic, and bleach. Although, once the Fantastic is gone, I won't be getting more. It is pricey. And I have found that the baking soda will clean grease and grime faster and better than Fatastic. I recently cleaned the baked on goop under and around the elements on a friend's stove with just baking soda and elbow grease. It worked "fatastic"! Better and faster than Fantastic.