Our new cleaning odyssey began with this episode of Young House Love Has a Podcast (obviously), where they interview Melissa Maker of Clean My Space.
While her book, Clean My Space, didn’t necessarily revolutionize the way we clean, it did convince us to save money and be better to the planet by making our own cleaning products.
This is the all-purpose cleaner we use. We got this glass cleaner recipe from Clean My Space, and we also use a tub and tile cleaner recipe from the book.
We’ve been using our bamboo reusable paper towels for a few months now, and while we’re generally pleased with them, we do find that they need to be handwashed after use before being put in the laundry.
Since throwing the paper towels in the laundry wasn’t as bad as we thought, we’ve also bought reusable Swiffer pads that we’re going to start using with our all-purpose cleaner once we run out of single-use Swiffer pads.
When we needed a new spray bottle for our glass cleaner, we wanted to switch to glass now that we’re more conscious of our plastic consumption. But reviews on Amazon’s glass spray bottle selection weren’t great. So we followed this DIY to make our own using a glass vinegar bottle (which we needed to buy to make the cleaning products, anyway) and the spray nozzle from the empty Windex bottle. Sometimes it’s the simplest solutions that are the best.
Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about cordless vacuums. Jordan bought this vacuum (it is a Bissell) at Bed, Bath & Beyond about five years ago. There’s nothing wrong with it, but after reading this review from Chris Loves Julia of a cordless Dyson and receiving a rec from a friend for this cordless Dyson, we’re starting to think cordless is the way to go. Maybe.
And now we’re waffling on whether we actually need a drying rack since most of the sustainable products we’ve bought recently can’t be dried on hot in a New York City laundromat. The tops of our doors are getting pretty full, but do we really want to take up space in the living room/closet? Only time will tell.
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