My next homemade cleaning project will be laundry detergent. I made laundry detergent a few years ago, but it was liquid, and I really wash not happy with it. This time I plan to make powdered detergent. I'll let you know how it works when I make it.
Soap scum: Yuk! I have a build up of soap scum on my glass shower door, and I can not get it off. I have tried everything I can think of---ideas both from my new cleaning recipe book as well as ideas from Pinterest. Here is what I have tried, that did not work:
- a mixture of borax and hot water
- a cut lemon, rubbed on the door
- rubbing alcohol
- magic eraser
- baking soda
- vinegar and baking soda together
- lime away cleaner
The soap scum is still there! Do you have anything that you have used to clean a shower door that actually works?
Mops: I am searching for the perfect mop.
- I really, really do not like using a traditional mop and mop bucket. After one rinsing of the dirty mop, I feel like I am mopping the rest of the floors with dirty mop water.
- I have been through 2 steam mops over the years. (I like them, but I keep wearing them out).
- I have tried making my own reusable wipes for a swiffer (and I really like these cloths I am making --recipe is in The Organically Clean Home, but I can tell that I will be breaking my swiffer pole soon. It is so flimsy. And my microfiber cloths are too big for the swiffer head (I actually cut and serged the edges of a couple to them to make them fit)
- I think I want a sturdy mop pole with washable cloths that stay on the mop head (like with elastic or something). I need several of the cloths so I can mop many rooms at one time.
Do any of you know of a mop and mop cloth set that works? I think I want microfiber since all of my floors are hardwood. Any suggestions?