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The little things will do the trick. 111779891

Walk down the cleaning supplies aisle in any grocery store and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the dizzying array of products available for purchase. There are concoctions that disinfect, scrub, polish, cut grease, de-rust, un-streak, and promise gleam and shine.

How to choose the right products without spending a fortune and cramming the cupboards with stuff you don’t need?

I thought I would share a primer for getting savvy with cleaning supplies.

  • Buy a small plastic bin with a handle for each floor of your home. You will fill it with all the supplies you need for cleaning your house, with the exception of your vacuum, and carry it from room to room as you clean. No more wasted steps back and forth as you retrieve the cleaning supplies you need for each room and each chore. Keep the bin in a linen closet or under the master bathroom sink.
  • Search out the circulars for sales and coupons. When you see a product you need, buy two. You can have one for each floor of the house or save one for later.
  • Each of your plastic bins should contain:
    • A plastic spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner for general surface cleaning. This need not be anti-bacterial. In fact, ample evidence points to overuse of antibacterial cleaners as one contributing factor to increasing the strength and number of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. A solution of vinegar and water in a clean spray bottle is inexpensive and when applied with a lint-free cloth will leave mirrors and glass streak-free. Unless a family member is ill with a contagious disease, save antibacterial products for food prep areas and cleaning the toilet.
    • Anti-bacterial wipes or spray cleaner for toilets and food preparation areas only.
    • Gentle non-abrasive cleaner for scrubbing showers and sinks
    • Anti-static dusting cloth and furniture polish. Furniture polish need not be applied with every cleaning. And if you have a central vacuum system, you can use the long hose and variety of attachments to save time with dusting chores, such as baseboards, window sills, blinds, and draperies. Dust suctioned away with a central vacuuming system doesn’t re-circulate back into the air and resettle, as it does with traditional vacuum cleaners, but is pulled into a central collection unit which can then be emptied periodically.
    • Sponge
    • Nylon scrubbing pad for scrubbing jobs
    • Lint-free rags for wiping and dusting. Old cloth diapers are ideal, as are worn cotton tee shirts. A roll of paper towels comes in handy, but go easy on the environment by using paper towels sparingly, and only for the dirtiest jobs.
    • Handful of small plastic garbage bags (small grocery bags are perfect) for collecting small bits of trash and used wipes or paper towels as you go along.

Replenish supplies as needed, and store the bins in the same place all the time when not in use. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how much time, energy and frustration you’ll save on routine cleaning with this simple “Cleaning Carry-All” strategy.

Want A 3-Second Spring Clean-up?

Spring gardenCoffee can tipped on its side this morning? Cereal spilled out of the box? Face powder covering your bathroom vanity? You can sweep up the mess in less time than it takes to find a broom.
Sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually possible with a nifty, under-the-counter vacuuming appliance that fits in a standard sized cabinet. Called Vroom, it includes a small but mighty power unit that houses an 18’ or 24’ hose, a hose nozzle that doubles as a crevice tool, an adjustable wand and a compact convertible floor/rug tool. The entire unit is only 16.25” H x 3.25” W x 17.86” or 21.86” D, depending on which length hose you choose.

I love that you simply pull the hose out to the length you need, and the unit automatically powers on. Clean the mess, and the hose retracts back into the unit. Done! Vroom can work with an existing central vacuum system or operate as a freestanding unit. Perfect for a quick cleanup of floors, drawers, surfaces, or around appliances.

Vacuuming has never been easier. Want to see it demonstrated? Check out www.vroomyourroom.com.


Vroom Quick-Clean Convenience

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Vroom™ is a quick-clean appliance for high-traffic areas of the home. Installed out-of-sight in a cabinet, Vroom™ is always ready to provide the 3 Second Clean for life’s daily messes. Available as an add-on to a central vacuum system or as a standalone unit, Vroom™ provides quick-clean convenience to all homeowners.

Vroom™ is ideal for quickly cleaning small spaces and dry messes in high traffic areas of your home, such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Its instant accessibility makes it a great addition to your more-thorough weekly cleaning regimen.

Vroom™ turns on and off automatically to make cleaning simple – just lift the hose and you’re ready to clean. Stored right inside your cabinet, it can be installed on the right or left side. It eliminates the need to haul out your large central vacuum hose for small messes. Also, its retractable hose means nothing to trip over.

Vroom™ installs neatly inside most standard cabinets so it’s there when you need it, but tucked away out of sight when you don’t. It’s perfect for everyday use, anytime you need to clean a mess fast. Plus, no more lugging around your central vacuum hose or gathering multiple supplies – broom, sponge or paper towels.