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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Cleaning with The Laundress

Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

Hey there everyone, my weekend went  very fast.  Busy  doing house chores and cooking for the family.  Today, I started my Spring cleaning  using the All Purpose Cleaning Concentrate and  Scented Vinegar that  The Laundress have sent me to try and review.
This 16 fl. oz all-purpose cleaning concentrate can be used  to clean porcelain, granite, and even finished wood.   It is ideal to clean floors, showers, toilets, and tubs. It is safe and effective to use in every surface,  It is toxin-free  and packed with  active ingredients.  I love the scent of lavender, thyme, eucalyptus, and ylang-ylang infused  in it.  The scent  actually reminds me  of freshly bathe babies
I used it this morning to clean my  kitchen floor.  It works great to our linoleum floors.  I used two capfuls of this concentrate and mixed it  with one  bucket of hot water.  
I have a  regular mop but thought of using old socks  to clean the floor this time.  I don't throw away  hubby's  old socks because I used them when I polished the furniture at home.  It works great as well to use with my swiffer sweeper.  I  cut the  sock into half and just  clip it into the swipper and it cleans better that a regular mop.
I can't wait till we can replace our kitchen flooring.  I don't like the color of our linoleum because it looks  dirty all the time even when it's clean.  Anyway, I am happy I started cleaning today.  I know  that we still have a week or so before Spring but Spring cleaning for me takes time.  I don't normally do it in one day.
I  love  cleaning my kitchen using vinegar because it is  safe and it cleans better so I was excited when they sent me this scented vinegar.  
I used  it to clean my counter top.  Having a fake laminate counter top  is nice but I would  love to have new  counter top  with granite, it would be easier to clean, I think.  The counter top next to the stove is always the one that needs cleaning because sometimes food splatter and I don't  get to clean it right away and it  sticks there  like the the one on the photo below.
Using  sponge, I soaked it with the vinegar and scrubbed it.  The scented vinegar is  okay,  If I would rate it, I would give 3 stars out of five stars.  It's not the best  cleaner I have used.  In fact, I would prefer my  diluted vinegar and water over this  scented vinegar.  Quite honestly, I don't like the scent either.  
I would say though that it cleans  our back splash  really good.  Now, I have a clean kitchen and would love to continue cleaning  some part of the house in the next few days.  
The scented vinegar claims to remove odor on fabric, deodorize the air, clean spotty glassware, and it can be used as natural drain cleaner.  It also removes bacteria, clean stainless steel, and wash pergo floors.  I used the whole bottle in cleaning my counter top.
I was hoping that The Laundress will send me  laundry detergent to try but they didn't so that's a bummer lol.  Anyway, I am glad they included some  How-tos and Tips and a brochure of all the products that they sell.  The Laundress specializes in producing products like laundry detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning.  I love that their products is non-toxic because we have kids and pets at home so it is very important that I used cleaning products that are safe both for my babies and  fur babies.  

Thank you, The Laundress for the effective cleaning products you guys sent me. You can check their blog editorial,  The Great Fridge Clean Out that  offers tips on how to properly clean and re-organize your fridge after the hectic holiday season.

35 Smart Readers SAID::

Russ R. said...

I like the way the label of Laundress was designed. It doesn't look like your typical cleaning product but it does communicate ( at least to me ) that it's something that works. I am intrigued but at the same time I kinda like the 'Scented Vinegar' - in a way it already tells me that the product works because I know how good vinegar is not just for cooking, but in cleaning too.

MikiHope said...

Vinegar is a good cleaning agent but it seems you really needed to use a lot to clean your counter top. I think I could do without the fragrance. What a great idea to use your husbands old socks!!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I've never found cleaning to be particularly enjoyable, but having one product to clean everything instead of changing them out all the time, makes it better.

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Lisa said...

I totally need that all purpose cleaner at my house! Its finally warm in Chicago and spring cleaning is in my future!

Melissa Pezza said...

I love cleaning with vinegar. It's non-toxic, and it works wonderfully.

Michele D said...

I love using cleaners that these. They really do make a difference in the environment than the other brands out there. I will definitely check them out!

Jeanine said...

Oh these look great. I'm always looking for new cleaners go try out and I will for sure check this out!

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

I would love to try these products if I was in the USA! I love helping to protect the environment in any way I can.

Roselynn Mercedes said...

I learned about cleaning with vinegar based agents from my mother and grandmother. Growing up, I hated the smell but now it's definitely appreciated and just has the token of freshness. This is especially true for the kitchen, it's so hygienic.

Liz Mays said...

These products sound great. It would be nice to have some safe cleaning supplies to use!

Michelle Varga said...

These sounds like a great alternative to traditional cleaners. I like to try and use products that are more earth friendly.

Erin said...

I may have to look more into these! i typically make my own cleaners but with my hectic schedule, it sure would be nice to have something premade!

Daniela Uslan said...

This looks like a great product to use. It's great to have a multi-purpose cleaner that really works!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

Wonderful review! I have never tried The Laundress, but I have heard nothing but good about it. I'll definitely have to give this brand a try sometime, though!

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

I like that these are non-toxic! I don't like that you used an entire bottle in cleaning your counter top. Yikes

Elizabeth O. said...

This looks interesting! I’m just not sure about vinegar being scented. Does it smell okay?

Lauren Richardson said...

This looks so great to use for cleaning! I have always wanted to try this company too!

Lisa Codina said...

I HAVE to get my hands on that scented vinegar!!! I use regular white vinegar for EVERYTHING in my house, from cleaning carpets, to rinsing fruits and veggies, to cleaning the floors! I hate the smell of it though!

Beth Williams said...

I haven't heard of this product but it looks like it could be useful. Is it very harsh?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hi Beth, it is actually an eco-friendly, non toxic products. I love the All Purpose Cleaning concentrate as it doesn't only clean great but it also smells so good!

@Jennifer Pilgrims, the scented vinegar is a very small bottle and I have a huge kitchen with counter tops all around so yeah, I used it all. Not that great and I don't like the smell.

Kori Tomelden said...

We're making a move towards all natural and organic products so this is really good to know. And I usually avoid cleaning with vinegar unless I can leave the windows open but nice to have a scented option.

Krystal Butherus said...

I am not looking forward to spring cleaning. My office is a disaster so I'm going to use these tips!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love the label and packaging. How classy and cute. I am not looking forward to spring cleaning. Winter here is long and tends to track in a lot of salt and dirt.

Ashleigh Walls said...

I really adore this packaging. I'm trying to change up my cleaning products, thanks for introducing me!

Sharon Ruggieri said...

I have something similar, though I'd be interested in trying this, and since it's so frigging warm in Phoenix, I've already started cleaning :)

Lynndee said...

I would love to try that. It's getting a little warmer here now so we're going to start our spring cleaning soon!

Ann B said...

I've never thought of using socks to clean the house. What a great idea! I am going to do this the next time I swiffer my floor.

Debi Gerhart said...

I will have to look into getting some of this for my house. We just got hard wood flooring in my house and I need a great product to clean them.

Sarah @ Must Have MOm said...

Great honest review. I actually love the color of your floors. I think they look nice, and they look very clean to me. Thanks for the sock idea. I never thought of that.

Chene Atkins-Whittington said...

I've never heard of this, I'm going to have to check this out. It seems like it's really good.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Those look like such great products for Spring Cleaning! I haven't done Spring cleaning yet, I'm having a hard time since I'm pregnant.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Seems like an awesome product for spring cleaning - wish we have this here with us.

CourtneyLynne said...

Oooooo loving how the one cleaner is a vinegar base!! I'm all about non toxic cleaning products so this sounds fabulous:)

The Mommy-Files said...

I hadn't heard of the Laundress before. Sounds like a good product! Thanks for sharing.

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