The Easiest Way to Clean Blinds

One cleaning task we often turn a “blind” eye to is how dirty the venetians are.  That’s because this is one of the most challenging and awkward dusting chores is blinds!

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Exasperated with cleaning the blinds? (Image credit: TheJimbolist.com)

Fortunately, we’ve created a product that makes the job easier and more manageable. The long, soft fibers of the High Performance Dusting & Cleaning Glove attract and hold dust, pollen, dirt, grease, and oil from crevices in cabinets and furniture, as well as any other nook or cranny. And it holds it all in until the Glove is washed.

Continue below to read about Kimberly’s (Get Green, Be Well) experience with the High Performance Dusting & Cleaning Glove.


EASIEST WAY TO CLEAN BLINDS? E-CLOTH DUSTING GLOVE

Hate cleaning blinds? I hear you. I despise having to wipe down and dust blinds and shutters, yet it is a spring cleaning chore that must be done (several times a year!)

That’s why I found the easiest way to clean and dust blinds throughout my home – and I have to share it with you!

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First, why should you care? Because dust gathers on blinds. Dust means dust mites. And dust mites mean health problems.

So you want to easily get the dust off of blinds, but it’s such a pain. I know, because I literally spent half a day cleaning the nasty dust off of our blinds throughout our house once.

Never, ever again.

When e-Cloth offered to send me their High Performance Dusting Glove for review, I was happy to say yes. After all, I’m already a big fan of e-cloth. And I buy their products on my own (as does my family!)

E-cloth dusting glove mitt for easily cleaning windown blinds

Let me say, this is the easiest way to clean window blinds and shades. Nothing else could be easier, except hiring someone else to do it for you.

The e-cloth dusting glove uses only water to grip those nasty dust particles off of your window blinds. I used it both with and without water. Both ways work effectively at dusting.

E-cloth dusting glove mitt for easy cleaning windown blinds

All you do is grip the window blind, swipe your hand, and you’re done!

This e-cloth dusting glove can also be used to clean any surface, making it fun and easy to dust again. (Great for kids to help out, too! They can feel like a Muppet!)

E-cloth dusting glove mitt for easy cleaning windown blinds

The cloth removes over 99% of bacteria, e-cloth says, and also pollen, dirt and grime from surfaces. How? The 1.6 million extra long fibers per square inch on e-cloth products are known for gripping and grabbing onto dust and dirt and bacteria more than other types of cleaning cloths, allowing you to effectively clean without chemicals.

The only thing that I’d recommend – other than using this extremely easy way to clean window blinds – is to wash the dusting mitt first. There were fibers that were falling off of the mitt, which is no big deal, but you might want to remove them via the washing machine before your first use.

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8 Things You Never Thought to Clean with e-cloth


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  1. Walls — The Cleaning Pad is safe enough to use on walls and won’t remove the paint. Fingerprints, dirt, grime and even crayon can be removed with just water and a Cleaning Pad.
  2. Toys — Extra thick and fluffy fibers of the Toy & Nursery Cloth easily reach into even the toughest crevices to remove drool, grime and hardened messes from all hard surfaces your baby comes in contact with like toys and nursery furniture. It’s the perfect solution for cleaning any toys, especially teething toys. Leaves no chemical residues.
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  3. Sterling Silver Jewelry — The General Purpose Cloth and Glass & Polishing Cloth tag team to remove tarnish and dirt and add a smear-free polish to sterling silver jewelry. It’s safer than dips at the jewelry counter!
    Note: Do not use on plated jewelry as it might strip the finish. We don’t know because we’ve never tried it.
  4. Laundry Basket — Have you ever noticed how dirty laundry baskets get? Think about what they hold…  A wet Bathroom Cloth handles the nooks and crannies easily and removes any built up dirt, grime and over 99% of bacteria.
  5. Pet Bowls — Pet bowls have been cited as some of the dirtiest places in the home. We believe it! e-cloth’s new Pet Bowl Scrubber removes stuck-on food debris, drool and bacteria from your best friend’s bowl, helping to keep them healthy!70607---Pet-Bowl-Scrubber
  6. Stroller and Car Seat — Some of the most difficult things to clean and keep clean are strollers and car seats! The Stroller and Car Seat Cloth cleans up spills, dirt, and grime from plastic, metal and fabric using just water. And the unique weave easily cleans spills, food crumbs, dirt and grime. BabyStrollerCloth&Detail
  7. Vegetables — The multi-tasking Non-Scratch Scrubbing Pads not only clean hard surfaces, but are awesome for scrubbing vegetables. They easily remove dirt, but are gentle enough that they don’t damage the skin.
  8. High Chair — High chairs offer a unique cleaning challenge, but we don’t have to tell you that. Specialized grooves in fabric of the Table & High Chair Cloth improve cleaning and remove more gunk, crumbs, baby food and hardened messes leaving surface amazingly clean. It’s perfect for wiping down high chairs after every use, creating a cleaner environment for your baby. e-cloth cleans with just water so there are no chemical residues where your child eats! BabyTableHighChairCloth&Detail.jpg

What unconventional things do you clean with your e-cloths?

Window Cleaning: Streak-Free Is the New Clean

The most defeating thing about cleaning windows is that they never seem to get clean or shiny enough. Often, they end up streakier than they were when you started. That was before when using traditional window cleaners. One of e-cloth’s best selling cloths is the Window Pack. It works so well that you will get a lint-free, smear-free clean with just water.
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You’ll be amazed at how clean your windows will be. Forget rolls and rolls of paper towels and window cleaner. e-cloths give a fantastic chemical-free clean with just water. If you take care of them they will last for years.

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Katie at Mommy Scene used the Window Pack to clean her windows, bathroom mirror and more. Keep reading to learn about her experience.

Perfect Cleaning with Just Water

e-cloth is a chemical-free line of cleaning products that uses only water, millions of microfibers, and friction to remove dirt and grime. The window cleaning set comes with two different cloths for cleaning and buffing your windows to a brilliant shine. I tried out e-cloth’s window cleaning cloths for myself and was impressed with the results, especially since I only used water!

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The scrubbing cloth has a waffle-pattern texture that’s soft to the touch. The buffing cloth has a tighter weave and is ideal for buffing a clean window to a sparkly shine. Both are generously sized and made of durable material for use again and again. They are also machine washable and simple to clean for the next use.

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The scrubbing cloth absorbs a decent amount of water and easily scrubs off dirt, water splashes, and even stains from windows, sills, and doors. All that’s needed is a little bit of “elbow grease”. You can use e-cloth cleaning cloths on any type of glass, wood, or composite material for chemical-free cleaning.

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I used e-cloth’s scrubbing and buffing clothes on several windows, a bathroom mirror, and even our TV screen. I was impressed that the cloths cleaned so thoroughly without the use of any cleaning solutions. The scrubbing cloth is used moistened, followed by the dry buffing cloth to achieve a perfect shine.

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e-cloth’s Window Pack took all the water spots off my kitchen window, and even removed grease stains and grime from the window sill and sink. The cloths don’t leave behind any lint or streaky residue that can occur from using regular towels. I didn’t even have to rub very hard to remove rain stains from the windows. I will be making the rounds at my house to clean all of my windows just in time for summer!

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I also tried the e-cloth window scrubbing cloth on my front door, to remove oil stains from around the handle. The cloth removed the majority of the build-up using just water! These cloths are so universal because they work effectively on all types of household services. e-cloth also has a Kitchen Cleaning Pack for cleaning hard surfaces such as stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, quartz, tile and wood.

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I definitely recommend e-coth’s water-only cleaning products, especially if you live in a house with small children and don’t want chemical residue sticking around. e-cloth truly offers “perfect cleaning with just water”!

e-cloths have 1.6 million fibers per inch in their microfiber cloths, developed through a revolutionary manufacturing process. Water, dirt, oil, grease, grime and even bacteria are trapped within the fibers — the more fibers you have the better the cloth works.  e-cloth is proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from a hard surface, literally scraping the surface clean at a microbial level. When you run the e-cloth under hot water in your sink, all but .01% of that bacteria, dirt, oil and grease is released from the cloth down the sink, eliminating any transfer back onto clean surfaces.

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Check out e-cloth’s products for yourself! e-cloth products enable a chemical-free cleaning process that only uses water. Using microfiber technology, proprietary equipment and manufacturing techniques, e-cloth produces superior performing products to meet specific cleaning challenges.

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Simplified Cleaning Project: Bathroom Cleaning

According to Distractify, the average person spends 30 minutes per day in the bathroom
– Teenagers more, infants less. Over an average lifetime, that’s 1.5 years! A clean bathroom makes that time much more enjoyable. Create a streak-free, smear-free, sparkling clean bathroom without the need for harmful bathroom cleaners and their noxious fumes.
Clean the easier, faster e-cloth way with just water and a cloth. We’ve outlined each task for you below.

Bathroom Cleaning Simplified

Sinks, Countertops and Tub
The Bathroom Cloth is perfect for removing gunk, grease, slime, toothpaste, hairspray build-up and over 99% of bacteria from sinks, countertops and tubs using just water.
How to:
1. The Bathroom Cloth can be used damp or dry. If surface is already wet, use dry wiping the wet surface, otherwise wet thoroughly and wring out excess water and wipe surface to be cleaned.
2. For heavier dirt, initially use wet before finishing damp. Finish wiping with dry Glass & Polishing Cloth.
Windows, Mirrors and Faucets
The best-selling Glass & Polishing Cloth is the ultimate e-cloth. It gives shiny surfaces like toothpaste-splatter-filled windows, mirrors and faucets a final streak-free, smear-free, polished finish.
How to:
1. Spray water onto the surface to be cleaned using e-cloth Water Atomizer.
2. Fold the Glass & Polishing Cloth to a 4 inch square and wipe surface clean.
3. Continue folding to a clean surface as you clean. Alternatively, you can wet the Glass & Polishing Cloth and wring out the excess moisture.
4. Use the damp cloth to wipe down mirrors, interior windows, and shiny surfaces.
Shower
Easily remove dirt, grease, soap, scum, grime, mildew and bacteria, from all shower surfaces including tile, glass, ceramic tile, fiberglass, and plastic shower enclosures with the Shower Pack. It comes with both an absorbent Shower Cloth for heavy grime and dirt; and a Glass & Polishing Cloth is for light cleaning and final drying and polishing. It also comes with a handy grommet and power suction hook for hanging on any hard surface.
How to:

1. Use on a wet shower. For a thorough clean, wet the Shower Cloth, wring out all excess water, fold and use as a pad. Finish wiping with dry Glass & Polishing Cloth.2. Glass & Polishing Cloth (Thin): Use dry. Use directly after the Shower Cloth or, alternatively, spray water using E-cloth Water Atomizer onto the surface to be cleaned, fold the cloth and wipe.

Hint: Use the extra absorbent Cleaning Pad to wipe down the shower after each use to make cleaning easier.
Floors
The Mini Deep Clean Mop has the same amazing cleaning power as the Deep Clean Mop, with a small surface area that allows for easy cleaning around toilets and other tight areas that larger mops can’t reach.

How to:
1. Assemble the mop by inserting handle into the mop base joint.
2. The telescopic handle adjusts to the length you desire.
3. Wet mop head under a faucet and wring out excess water.
4. Place mop head on floor, velcro side up, and attach the mop head to the base of the mop.
5. During use, the mop head may be rinsed and refitted. An “S” motion is recommended for best results.

Toilets
Clean the outside of the toilet, the lid, and the seat with a clean Bathroom Cloth. We recommend that you machine wash this cloth immediately after use.
And for the toughest mildewy messes, use the Non-Scratch Scrubbing Pads.
TIP: e-cloth’s Total Bathroom Cleaning Set has everything you need to clean bathroom
completely using just water. And you’ll save $15.96.

“Stinky Dog Smell Gone – I am Seriously Impressed!”

When e-cloth is introducing a new product, we ask ourselves three questions:  1) Does it perform better than what is already in the marketplace?  2) Does it make our life easier when we use it? and 3) Does it live up to our Chemical-free Cleaning promise of making products that are safer and healthier for families? This includes family pets. Pet Care by e-cloth is a premium assortment of cleaning, bathing and drying products that make pet care easier, less messy and healthier. 

We take great joy in getting customer feedback like this one that we recently got from a happy customer on Instagram and we wanted to share her comments and picture with you.

“Only drawback to this cleaning and bathing mitt from @eclothusa is that the Turd thinks it’s a toy… It’s no toy, this is one serious pet cleaning tool! Just cleaned her without water. Stinky dog smell gone. … I was seriously impressed today with how that took the stink off of her with no soap or water. We use it to dry her off after training in the lake, too. Haven’t given her a “real” bath in a very long time and so glad we don’t need to. Want to keep those natural oils on her coat and keep her (sort of) waterproof for hunting!”

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The dual sided Cleaning & Bathing Mitt is designed to quickly remove dirt, bacteria and moisture while providing a gentle massaging action, leaving your pet’s fur shiny and clean. The versatile Mitt’s short pile side removes dirt while the fronded side is great for drying. Its high-capacity and rapid absorption make it perfect for drying soggy moggy, dripping doggy. No more funky dog stink! (And, as with most e-cloths, the Cleaning & Bathing Mitt is guaranteed for 300 machine washes.)

Convenience AND Performance: Floor Cleaning Just Got Easier

There are so many gimmicky products on the market that either sacrifice convenience or performance. Why can’t someone create a product that excels in both?  Introducing the Mini Deep Clean Mop. It has the same amazing cleaning power of the Deep Clean Mop, but is designed specifically for small or awkward spaces. The base is on a 360° swivel so it maneuvers into corners and around obstacles easily.  It is safe for all types of flooring and can transition between them effortlessly. The advanced fiber technology penetrates and removes dirt, grease, oil, grime and bacteria much better than common mops – and it does it with just water! It’s safe and super lightweight and maneuverable which also allows your little ones to help out. Gone are the days of using “mystery” chemicals to push around dirt on your floors.

Read below to find out what Katie from A House with Character and her daughter think about the Mini Deep Clean Mop.

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I am really in love with this new mini mop from e-cloth. It is incredibly lightweight and easy to grab when my daughter (or husband) inevitably spills something several times a day.

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The mop transitions easily from the tile in our kitchen and bathroom to the hardwood floors in the rest of the house.

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E-cloth offers a variety of products for home, auto, and pet care. Their products use only water and when a cloth gets grimy, I simply throw it in the washing machine.

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The mop head seems to do a great job of picking up dust and sticky toddler substances like fruit snack residue from my floors.

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So if it uses only water, how does it truly clean? (That was my question.)

Here is the response: e-cloths remove over 99 percent of bacteria. They have been tested by an internationally recognized microbiology laboratory All have been shown to remove more than 99 percent of bacteria, including e-coli, listeria, and more. Click Here for more information. Additionally, because the cloths do not leave any residue on the cleaned surface, there is nothing left behind to encourage the development of bacteria.

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PLEASE NOTE:  Katie was one of our original testers and we had brought in product from the UK to test in the US.  The packaging and product shown are the UK versions.  The Mini Deep Clean Mop Head has since been changed to the same blue color as the Deep Clean Mop, a much better color to clean with.

Greasy Stainless Steel? No problem!

We recently partnered up with Johanna from the great Momma Cuisine because she fell in love with e-cloth and we fell in love with her recipes. (If you haven’t yet heard of her, check her out here and make sure you sign up to receive her digital magazine, Great Everyday Meals!) We are proud to sponsor the series of amazing summer salad recipes Johanna created.

If your microwave is above your stove, you’ll sympathize with Johanna. That grease creates one of the most disgusting messes! In the post below, she shares her experience with how e-cloth’s Stainless Steel Pack completely cleans away greasy food messes. As a bonus, she shares a Ramen Chopped Salad recipe.

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e-cloth and Momma Cuisine have teamed up for a delicious recipe series in June also sharing chemical-free cleaning tips. I’m not much of a salad-eating gal, but love a hearty and delicious meal that can also be light. So, I created salad recipes that even I would love!

This salad recipe for Ramen Chopped Salad is not your typical Asian-style salad. I took ramen noodles and tossed it with chopped Napa cabbage, dressed in homemade sweet miso vinaigrette, topped with an array of lightly sauteed Asian vegetables and crunchy fried tofu.

I think the best salad recipes have a mixture of salty and sweet flavors with tender and crunchy textures. It makes it fun to eat and delicious to eat.

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On this day, I wanted to clean my stainless steel microwave. Having a microwave over the stove means that it easily gets grease and grime on it that is usually a nuisance to wipe and clean. Grease gets sticky and let’s not forget all the little sticky fingers that get all over the stainless steel with daily usage. image

With just water, I was able to lightly scrub my microwave and take the grease and grime off without any chemical cleaning products!

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ABOUT e-cloth

e-cloth products enable a chemical-free cleaning process that only uses water. Using microfiber technology, proprietary equipment and manufacturing techniques e-cloth produces superior performing products to meet specific cleaning challenges.

Since its founding in 1995, e-cloth has rapidly grown into Europe’s No. 1 chemical-free cleaning company. e-cloth products began being sold in the United States in 2008.

Our aim is to supply the most effective, healthiest and most environmentally friendly cleaning products available at a good value to the consumer.

Our single minded focus on high performance cleaning has created a range of products that clean entirely without chemicals, using just water. The selection includes Single Cloth Packs, Two Cloth Packs, and Multi Cloth Value Packs for general cleaning, for cleaning in specific rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom, and for specific tasks such as cleaning stainless steel, stovetops, and windows.

In addition to exceptional cleaning, e-cloth products provide significant cost and time savings and real health and environmental benefits versus ordinary cleaning.

Ingredients:
4 cups cooked fresh ramen noodles
2 cups chopped Napa cabbage
1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
2 cups large diced roasted Kabocha squash
1 1/2 cup firm tofu, drained and diced
2 cups soybean sprouts
1 bunch yu choy greens, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons miso paste
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
Soy sauce
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked pepper
Instructions: In a large bowl, toss the together the cooked ramen with chopped Napa cabbage and chopped lettuce.

Sweet Miso Vinaigrette
Take the miso paste, honey, rice vinegar and oil and whisk together thoroughly and set aside. Taste for flavoring.

Roasted Kobucha Squash
If you cannot find Kobucha squash, substitute with butternut squash. Peel the skin with a knife and dice about 2 cups of squash.
Drizzle some olive oil and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt with fresh cracked pepper on the squash. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes until tender. Set aside.

Curried Fried Tofu
Make sure you first drain the tofu as much as you can to get rid of all the moisture.
Then, chop about 1 1/2 cups of tofu. In a frying or saute non-stick pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil on medium-high heat. Add the tofu and fry until crispy. Be careful not to poke or move the tofu around too much because it will break apart easily.
Once the tofu starts to become golden-brown, sprinkly in the curry powder and add about 1 teaspoon of salt. Toss and finish frying about perfectly golden-brown and crispy. Set aside.

Sautéed Vegetables
If you cannot find yu choy greens, substitute with Chinese broccoli or bok choy.
Heat a saute pan with about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and lightly saute the greens with about 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and fresh cracked pepper, and set aside.
Repeat with the soybean sprouts.

Once all the ingredients are prepped, drizzle the sweet miso vinaigrette on the ramen and lightly toss. Arrange the vegetables, roasted squash and fried tofu and serve.

Other topping ideas:

Chopped seaweed
Toasted sesame seeds