Staying true to foreclosed-upon fashion, our house was really dirty when we moved in. Not just sweep-away-the-dust dirty… more like hands-and-knees-scrubbing-the-tile dirty.
That being said, cleaning is so satisfying. While it’s hard work, with each scrub I felt I was giving our house a second chance at life! Here are two of the must-haves I keep around the house for all our hard surfaces.
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
To clean anything light-colored, I swear by Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! They are literally magic. Just wet an eraser and go to work – it shines like new.
Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Cleaner
Take a look at the pitting in the tile…
At first, I was disgusted by how dark and “dirty” the grout was… until I realized that it was literally dark grout! 🙄
I tried so many things.
- First, I tried a grout-specific cleaner – it didn’t do much and it smelled like urine.
- After that, I switched to Comet, but it had some bleach in it which didn’t agree with the grout.
- I stumbled across this article on using toilet bowl cleaner. I was really excited to try it out, so I bought the exact brand mentioned in the article. After using it, some chunks of the grout started breaking away. Nope.
- I had picked up this Mr. Clean Multi-Surface cleaner for around the house, and as a last resort decided to give it a try. Not only did it help the grout, it did WONDERS on cleaning the tile, which I realized was the bigger issue.
The instructions say to pour directly on tough spots, so I filled an empty spray bottle with the solution and sprayed the soiled area. As I scrubbed, I could see the dirt just lifting away. *angels singing*
What must-have cleaning products do you keep around the house? While I love this multi-surface cleaner, I’d love to go with something green or organic. Any suggestions?
Please note that this post is in no way affiliated with the Mr. Clean company. I have personally used and loved these two products. That being said, if you click an Amazon link above and choose to buy something, I’ll receive a small percent of the sale to help support the blog.