CQ, I hope that they were NOT a Valentine's Day gift !!! (Less romantic even than a taco dinner.)
I haven't heard of Quik and Brite before. I will have to check it out. I am not very good at stain removal.
Great find Myst4au. Mine were a gift so I wasn't going to quibble about the country of origin.
Wow you got a great deal on the Eye vac. Its a great idea too. I dont shop often (unless Im getting paid) so I hadnt seen those. Im positive the last time I was at Bbb was 3 years ago when I bought my shark.
Got any great cleaning tips? I don't but I just got a new product I love so I thought I'd share it with y'all. My sister in law sent me these: [www.amazon.com]
I love them. So much better than a traditional dishrag or sponge. They wring out completely dry, then they dry fast. I throw them in the washer when dirty. The only thing that is weird about them is that they dry kind of hard. But who cares. I will never go back to regular dishcloths. I've used them in bleach water and they were completely colorfast. I've scrubbed my pots with them with good results. Still had to use a SOS pad in some spots but still better than a regular dishcloth. They are the perfect size and after you are done using them you just run it under warm water and wring it out and it's ready for the next use.
A guy I was casually dating before I got married was feeling me out for gift ideas. I told him that flowers were a horrible idea because they died so quickly.
He have me a 48 roll package of toilet paper with a big, red bow on top.
I loved the idea. The TP lasted longer than the relationship.
As for cleaning hacks, I save a TON of time automating what I can due to the size of my house....
I have a Neato for every floor of my house that automatically vacuums everyday and a Braava to sweep my floors with those dry Swifter cloths and then a wet mop after for my wood floors. Those along save me TONS of time and I literally have to focus on the staircase usually.
As for cleaners,
1. Bissell Professional Spot and Stain + Oxy is a LIFESAVER regardless if you have pets or not.
2. Vinegar and Baking soda
3. Easy-Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner is absolutely amazing for ovens, speaking from experience having to quickly turndown a rental.
4. Dish soap concentrate with degreasing formulas is literally all your need for general household cleaning, while I also combine with wet wipes.
Speaking of toilet paper, I've upgraded every single toilet with a hand spray and bidets. It's more of an Asian thing, I feel like, as most of my American-born and raised friends think it's weird to wash your bum and would rather wipe and smear.