Our Top 7 Favorite Cleaning Products
As the owner of a professional cleaning service I’m constantly being asked about which products are the best on the market. Some people want the cleaners that are toughest on stains and some opt for the most natural, but either way everyone wants products that actually work. So this month I’m sharing my top 7 favorite cleaning products out there and what makes them so great.
1| Deionized Water
Our favorite organic cleaner that we use in every home is nothing but simple deionized water. This quickly became our go-to after I took a course on house cleaning and chemicals with the leading cleaning scientist in our industry. He tested surfaces before and after each one of us used a cleaning product and showed that most of them left more debris behind than they took away. Then he used deionized water and a clean microfiber and there was zero residue left on the surface!
Most cleaning products have a caulking effect and deionized water simply doesn’t. We even combine it with peppermint and spearmint organic essential oils so that your house smells amazing!
2| Microfiber Cloth
The key to leveraging the power of deionized water is using a REAL microfiber cloth. A quality microfiber is 63% more effective when picking up debris, pathogens, and viruses than a regular cotton cloth. If you want to truly remove the biofilm in your home, the best way to do it is just a simple microfiber and deionized water, no fancy or expensive products necessary.
The next product that we love is thieves, a Young Living essential oil. Thieves can kill 99.9% of viruses which is more important than ever these days. Beware that thieves has an earthy smell, so not everyone is a fan and we only utilize this product if you request it. But those who do like it absolutely love it on every single surface of the home—it’s fabulous on windows, toilets, stainless and just everything!
4| Bar Keepers Friend
Another product that we can’t live without is a naturally derived Bar Keepers Friend. It works wonders on stainless steel and because it’s an oxalic acid, it takes away the iron stains in sinks, bathtubs and toilets. Bar Keepers friend is so underutilized and under-appreciated considering how well it works.
5| Pumice Cream & Stone
A pumice stone and pumice cream are a pair of unexpected products that we love! Pumice doesn’t scratch anything that’s harder than itself, so it won’t scratch porcelain or glass. It’s a great natural way to clean an oven. And those pesky toilet rings? A pumice stone will get them right out! We also use the pumice cream for old shower doors that have a lot of hard water buildup, however we are careful not to use it on new shower glass as most of those doors have a protective film. We even use pumice cream to get hard water buildup off granite countertops. Just be sure to use the appropriate scrub brush with this powerful stuff so you don’t scratch your appliances.
6| Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent
This may sound a little strange, but Norwex makes a powdered laundry detergent that we have found works amazingly well on greasy kitchen cabinets and hoods near stoves. It’s all natural and organic so of course this product is one of our favorites!
7| Weiman’s Stainless Steel Polish
The final product that we just couldn’t live without is Weiman’s stainless steel polish. Simply squeeze a spray of this onto one of those real microfiber clothes, wipe down your stainless steel appliances, and you’ll be amazed at how they shine! For the homes that want strictly organic products, we swap that out for organic lemon oil.
So there you have it, our top 7 favorite cleaning products straight from the experts. Click on the links if you’d like to try any of these in your home and let us know what you think. We’d also love to hear about any of your go-to products that weren’t listed—give us a shout on Facebook and Instagram!
Maid for You specializes in house cleaning and maid services in the Concord, New Hampshire area including the communities of Penacook, Pembroke, Hopkinton, and Canterbury.