Tools of the Trade

Most people have a large collection of cleaning supplies – after shower spray, soap scum remover, rust/limescale remover, soft scrub, scouring powder, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant spray, floor cleaner. Sound familiar? And that is just for the bathroom!  Really only a few products are needed to get the job done. Why do people collect cleaning supplies like it’s a hobby? Everyone is looking for the magic bullet – the one product that will clean the bathroom for you, effortlessly.

What a lot of people don’t realize, is it is not the products that do the work for you, it is the tools. I still remember being eighteen years old in my first apartment, scrubbing fruitlessly at my countertops with a rapidly shredding paper towel (now I am embarrassed to even admit to ever using paper towels!)  I, like most people, bought into the magic bullet theory, and blamed the product (spray cleaner) instead of considering my tool (paper towel.)

There are a few tools every natural cleaner needs in their bucket. They are:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • A natural pumice stone
  • A plastic putty knife

I think I’d better make this one a mini-series. Look for more posts in the coming days detailing how having the right tools can help you make the switch to natural cleaning painless.