February 23, 2015
These Shark Tank Cleaning Products Make Spring Cleaning a Snap!
Apparently, this time of year, a lot of people look around their houses and realize that they live in chaos! And filth! I don't know why this only happens in the spring, but because its a worldwide phenomenon, it gets a name: Spring Cleaning.
The products below are all from the hit ABC show "Shark Tank" and are all stellar aids in helping you root out dirt and germs around your house. I've also included some "fix-it" products towards the end, since sometimes the urge to clean turns manic and you simply MUST get your house in tip top shape that day. I've also included a link to each product on Amazon so you can click right over and stock up.
The Scrub Daddy is one heck of a sponge. Forget just cleaning dishes - the Scrub Daddy will clean EVERYTHING without leaving a trace of dirt, or a single scratch. This is going to be your go-to spring cleaning tool - you might as well stock up and buy eight or ten of these right now. The list of surfaces you can use it on is EPIC:
Kitchen counters, bathroom tile, lawn furniture, grills, stainless steel appliances, windows, boots and sneakers, car dashboards, boat hulls, and MORE!
In case you needed more convincing, the Scrub Daddy is even more versatile than your usual sponge due to its "Flextexture": it gets soft and pliable in warm water, and gets firm and coarse in cold water. The ridges around the outside give the Scrub Daddy extra cleaning power when it comes to sticky pans or stuck-on foods.
Lastly, the fun smiley face is actually practical - your fingers can sit comfortably in the two eye holes when you need to clean glassware, and the mouth will clean spoons or other kitchen utensils. Plus, the smiley face means you have a better chance of convincing your kids to participate in doing the dishes!
And since a video is worth a million words:
This is another must-have spring cleaning product. I would bet you don't even think about how many paper towels you throw away every day, right? I don't. But when I start to think about it, it makes my money cry. One wipe and I toss it away. Really?? There has to be a better way!
The solution is Bambooee. This super-strong paper-towel replacement is made from bamboo and lasts up to a week and a half! That's a lot more than one use. You can even wash them - up to 100 times.
They come on a roll, and are as absorbent as standard paper towels, so they fit right into your life. The only difference is you'll have to stop yourself from tossing them in the trash after one use. What a relief for your wallet and for the environment!
If you need one final reason to buy now, then keep in mind that the entrepreneurs behind Bambooee plant a tree for every roll of Bambooee sold.
Better Life cleaning products are some of the most well-reviewed cleaning products on Amazon. They have a wide range of products that are almost all rated 4-stars or higher. That alone tells you this is a quality product. However, it's not just an effective cleaner, it's also eco-friendly, and all-natural.
Again, this is a product line that I would recommend stocking up on for all your cleaning needs. They make products for counter-tops, wood floors, windows, sinks, and more. You can feel safe having your kids or pets around while you clean, since there are no harsh chemicals used in the cleaners.
Your best bet is to go with their What-EVER cleaner (link below) - it'll handle almost all your day-to-day cleaning needs. Here's a partial list of places you can use it:
Walls, counters, stove, dirty laundry, baseboards, as a daily bath/shower freshener.
One of the most insidiously dirty items in your house sleeps right next to your kids - their stuffed animal! You'd never think it, would you? Dust mites and other allergens cling to the plush fur and stay there. For yeeeeears. Yuck. There have even been studies linking exposure to dust mites with asthma, so sooner is better than later in this case.
Once a month, have your kid go on a treasure hunt to find ALL the stuffed animals in the house. Then stuff them in the Teddy Needs a Bath sack, zip it up, and run it through the washing machine. Your teddy will come out smelling great, looking even better, and germ-free!
You'll also be doing a good deed for the environment, as well as your wallet, since by keeping your stuffed animals fresh and clean, you'll have less need to replace them and buy new ones. It's a win-win!
This may fall more into the "repair" category, than the "cleaning" category, but I include anything that can end up on a "honey do" list as spring cleaning! So while you have the kneepads and gloves already out, you might as well get some repairin' done, too. Fiber Fix is a simple, do-it-yourself way to fix almost anything. It's better than duct tape because once you fix it, it's fixed for good.
Each package of Fiber Fix applies in 2-5 minutes and, when wet, will firmly attach itself to the item that it's bonded to. You can use it on rakes, fishing rods, bikes (see the video below!), even leaky pipes. Once it dries, it'll hold like steel.
A caveat: right now, Fiber Fix is best used on round or tube-like objects. On flat surfaces, it will still harden like steel, but it may not adhere to the actual surface. They say are are releasing a flat-friendly version soon, though.
One of the really frustrating things about having a home is that you always have to have stuff up on the walls - shelves, cabinets, pictures, curtains, etc, etc, etc. Now what do you do when you move a big mirror from one spot on the wall to another? Or your TV? Now, you have a big hole where the thing was hanging. If it's a small hole, maybe you can just use some spackle. But if it's a big hole? You need a Wall RX kit, of course!
The Wall RX kit allows you to fix holes in your wall with very little effort. You apply a sticker to cover the hole, then another sticker with a putty compound on it. After 24 hours it'll be dry and you can sand it down so it's flush with your wall. Voila - no more hole!
The Wall RX kit will save you hundreds of dollars in bills from handy-men and contractors. It really couldn't be simpler or more cost effective.
I know everyone has this issue - part of the screen over your window is peeling, or fraying, and leaving giant holes for flies, spiders, and debris to get into your house. But you don't need to replace the whole screen - Screen Mend is the absolute easiest way of fixing just the part of the screen that needs repair.
This summer, I know you're going to want to enjoy that screened-in porch, or at least an open window. But no one enjoys the flies that get in through those pesky holes. The Screen Mend package comes with everything you need to fix the hole in under a minute. All you need are scissors and a hair drier!