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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

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Baby Care by e-cloth Offers the Ultimate Peace of Mind

No doubt, if you’ve come across this blog post, you either already follow our blog (thank you!!) or because you’re expecting a baby, have recently had one (Congratulations!!) or know someone who is.

We are so thrilled to announce our brand new product line! Baby Care by e-cloth allows parents to create safe and healthy environments for their babies and kids using just e-cloth and water, which eliminates the dangers of household chemicals and disposable baby products resulting in your ultimate peace of mind in baby care, comfort and cleaning.

There are so many emotions surrounding the news of a new baby. From the excitement about guessing if it’ll be a girl or a boy, planning the nursery and making the registry. To the absolute, incomparable joy of the arrival of that little baby you’ve been admiring for the last 10 months. But there’s also a very real element of fear and worry. Parents have a natural instinct to protect their children fiercely in every aspect of their lives.

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Unfortunately, it’s a scary world we live in and the dangers around us and our children can’t always be easily seen. Babies live in a world that is three feet lower than adults and they also have a habit of putting everything they touch into their mouths. What’s on those surfaces? The truth is you can’t be sure. It could be germs and bacteria or even residue from household cleaners you use to remove these things. The family pet also adds their own mix of fun – pet hair, pet dander, and drool just to name a few.  All of these things pose a very real danger to your child. Follow this link for some astonishing facts that we’ve uncovered.

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Baby Care by e-cloth products were developed using the same thought process that has made e-cloth successful for 20 years. We focus on the cleaning tasks that are both most important and most challenging. What e-cloth does best is use our expertise in chemical-free cleaning to help you do what you do best: care for, comfort, and most importantly, protect your child.

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Chemical-free & Reusable Hand & Face Cleaning Kit (13pc)
—  e-cloth Reusable Cloth Wipes clean with just water, 100% eliminating chemicals sensitivities, allergic reactions, rashes and asthma associated with the use of chemical additives, fragrances and dyes.

Cloth Wipes provide a faster and better clean using just a cloth and water. Convenient carry pouch stores used Cloth Wipes and keeps separate for laundering. Cloth Wipes are reusable and guaranteed for 100 machine washes making them environmentally-friendly and more economical.
“MI* is now the most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis in our patient population.”
– Dr. Jennifer Cahill, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc (Australia)
*MI = Methylisothiazolinone; most commonly found in traditional wet wipes

 

11005BHoodedTowelWhite2016.jpgLuxury Hooded Towel — With a sumptuous look and feel plus exceptional drying  performance, the Luxury Hooded Towel offers the next generation of towel technology. Your baby will enjoy the softness, while the fibers rapidly draw moisture for quicker and easier drying. No more crying after bathtime – a warm and cozy baby is a happy, smiling baby. High Performance drying combined with elegant luxury and a contemporary look. Uses Micro-dry technology for quick drying due to extra absorption.

 

 

 

Stroller.001Chemical-free Cleaning Stroller & Car Seat Cloth — e-cloth Chemical-free Cleaning Stroller & Car Seat Cloth cleans with just water, 100% eliminating chemicals sensitivities, allergic reactions, rashes and asthma associated with the use of chemical additives, fragrances and dyes.

Unique weave easily cleans spills, food crumbs, dirt and grime from all car seat and stroller parts using just water. Chemical-free Cleaning Stroller & Car Seat Cloth removes crumbs and cleans spills quickly and effectively. Keeps messes and spills from becoming disasters. No chemical residues.
“Some cleaners can cause chemical burns and poisonings as well as less
severe irritations and allergies.”
 – Environmental Working Group (EWG)

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Chemical-free Cleaning Toy & Nursery Cloth — e-cloth Chemical-free Cleaning Toy & Nursery Cloth cleans with just water, 100% eliminating chemicals sensitivities, allergic reactions, rashes and asthma associated with the use of chemical additives, fragrances and dyes.

Extra thick and fluffy fibers 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. Perfect for cleaning teething toys. Safe for cleaning all toys. Leaves no chemical residues.
“Repeated exposure to chlorine bleach has been linked to respiratory damage and wheezing as well as nose and eye irritation. Bleach fumes consist of a complex mixture of toxic, carcinogenic and irritating gases, including chlorine, chloroform and carbon tetrachloride.”
– Environmental Working Group (EWG)

 

Visit us at http://www.ecloth.com/Baby-Care-by-ecloth/ to see a full listing of Baby Care by e-cloth products.

 

 

Will an e-cloth Actually Clean the Bathroom?

If you hate cleaning the bathroom, you’re not alone…just google “hate cleaning the bathroom” and you get “about” 3,120,000 results (give or take).  Why do people hate it? There are a lot of challenging surfaces in the bathroom, and not just the nastiest one that comes to mind first. Soap scum, toothpaste globs, fingerprinted mirrors, dull faucets, slimy floors. Shall we keep going?  I think not.

Brea at Brea Getting Fit is asking — and answering — the question many of you have asked: Will an e-cloth Actually Clean the Bathroom? Though we know what the answer is, we’ll let you read on to find out.

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WILL AN e-cloth ACTUALLY CLEAN?

Who hates cleaning bathrooms? Me too. And, I live in a house full of boys. Three boys. Four if you count the cat (I’m on the fence since Ish cleans his litter box.). That’s a lot of people who stand up to pee in my house.

And a lot of short people who are still learning how to aim. Which means there is a lot of pee to clean up. Not to mention a large amount of congealed soap and old toothpaste around the sink. I’ve been using “natural”-ish cleaning products, and they do an okay job, but I would feel so much better about not needing them.

Will an E-Cloth Actually Clean?

You know I love all things green and crunchy, so it should be no surprise that I have a love affair with E-Cloth products. Now, I’ve used their multipurpose cloths for years, and have always loved how well they pick up dirt, dust, and even crayon.

But I have never, ever used an E-Cloth to clean my bathroom. Until recently. I shouldn’t have been surprised that it cleaned so well.

Y’all. My bathroom was a hot mess. I am not sure I even want to claim it as my bathroom. Actually…it was the neighbor’s bathroom. Yeah, let’s go with that.

WHAT’S AN E-CLOTH?

When you clean with an E-Cloth, all you need is the cloth and water. Seriously. All of the E-cloths are made from incredibly fine fibers (480,000 per square centimeter). That is a lot of fibers! When you add to that the fact that they’re machine-washable, and are guaranteed to up to 300 machine washes, the impact an E-cloth has on the environment is super low when compared to “traditional” cleaning products.

E-cloth fibers attract moisture and oil lifting and trapping dirt, grease, soap scum, grime. mildew, and bacteria. In fact, E-Cloths are guaranteed to pick up 99% of germs and bacteria (like e-coli and listeria)…not to mention dirt, grime, soap scum, pee…. Yup, I went there.

Back to my bathroom.

CLEANING THE BATHROOM

I recieved an E-Cloth bathroom cleaning package and was asked to write my review. So it was time to test. I started with the shower, because, quite frankly, it was horrible. There was so much soap scum on the door that I couldn’t see through it.

I used the sponge E-Cloth (the fuzzy one) to start. It honestly took very little elbow grease-I think because the cloth’s fibers acted like little muscles. I expected to have to do a few passes, but it only took once to cut through a disgusting layer of soap scum. I finished the door off with the polishing cloth and I could see through the glass again!

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I know, I know.

Next up, I tackled the tub where the boys bathe. It was filthy-and I’m pretty sure I’d cleaned it a few days ago, but during the summer the boys get grimy every day because they’re sweaty and they play outside. The E-Cloth took the scum right off the tub. I then moved to the sinks, and they were caked with toothpaste and soap.

They actually turned out to need very little scrubbing, which just left the mirror. I like to use the polishing cloth for that so that it doesn’t streak-and it’s gorgeous!

I even cleaned up the stains that were left around the base of the toilet (Yes, I followed up with Thieves to be sure.), and I could actually see the grout!

11 Most-Hated Cleaning Challenges Solved

We don’t have to tell you that cleaning isn’t easy…or fun. We can’t claim to make it fun, we can tell you e-cloth WILL make cleaning easier and faster.  If cleaning were easier, we would all be more inclined to do it, right?

We’ve put together a list of the most hated cleaning tasks. But we haven’t stopped there. We’ve also provided you with the solution.

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  1. Shower & Tub Scum won’t gross you out anymore.  Shower cleaning is consistently rated as one of the least desirable cleaning chores. I’m sure you can relate. e-cloth’s Shower Pack has these amazing, extra-absorbant fibers that just instantly soak up moisture and, with a quick swipe, remove soap scum, built up grime and water marks. Prepare to be amazed at how easy this is!
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  2. Dirty, dull floors just make the entire house look dingy. The Deep Clean Mop makes
    floor cleaning less of a chore and more of a reward. Its wide base is on a 360 degree swivel, making it easy to get into corners and other hard-to-reach places. Footprints, dirt and spills (i.e. sticky stuff, gunk, mystery messes, etc.) are no match for what this mop can do. (AND, the Deep Clean Mop was rated Best Washable Mop by Real Simple Magazine – May 2012)
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  3. Ok, streaky windows are awful, and can be quite unsafe. Whether you’re trying to see through your car’s windshield or trying to watch the sunset from your enclosed porch, streaky windows obstruct your view and really put a damper on things. e-cloth’s Window Pack is the only window cleaning product that cleans windows and mirrors with just water, leaving them streak-free, smear-free and lint-free

  4. Ceiling Fan & Chandelier Crud. Ew! Picture what’s up there. This is the dust and
    gunk that flies around your house from the outdoors. It’s the sticky, greasy stuff in the kitchen. Fortunately, you don’t even have to look at it because the Cleaning & Dusting Wand bends to any position and is flexible along the entire length of the wand to reach those narrow, hard-to-reach spots. It is especially good at easily cleaning underneath and behind appliances.10632-19- HiRes
  5. Stubborn cooked-on, burnt-on messes don’t have to become permanent stovetop decorations. Instead, e-cloth scrubbing stripes give the Range & Stovetop Cloth extra power for cleaning all types of cooking spills creating a kitchen you’re proud of. Just look at those stripes! They remove tough grease and grime on and around burners, cooktops, and other stove surfaces without scratching.10618S-72- HiRes.jpg
  6. Over time, stainless steel becomes dull and flat. Give dull stainless steel a new life
    with the Stainless Steel Pack. The dual-sided Stainless Steel Cloth cleans both brushed and polished stainless steel while the Finishing Cloth leaves surfaces smear-free, streak-free and polished.
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  7. Nasty microwave messes and spills are gross and probably linger longer than we’d like to admit. (Probably because everyone is waiting for you to clean it, right?) e-cloth’s Kitchen Cloth has a crud-fighting scrubbing pocket for removing stuck-on food.
  8. I can’t be the only one who makes a humongous mess when I cook. One thing I always (always!) do despite how careful I am is spill olive oil onto the counter or stovetop. You know that conventional cleaning methods do not even come close to removing all that oily mess. e-cloth’s General Purpose Cloth is constructed with specialized fibers that just soak up, trap in and completely remove oily residues with just water. All of it. Gone. It almost sounds counterintuitive – water + oil = mess.  The power is in the fibers that act like absorbent sponges and just like that, the mess is gone. 10602-09- HiRes
  9. Dirt, dust and gunk are some of the worst things for your sensitive electronic gadget screens. You spend hard-earned money on tablets, smart phones and e-readers so you obviously want to keep them running at their best. The Personal Electronics Cleaning Cloth – a steal at $3.99!! – removes fingerprints, smears, makeup, oils, grease, grime and over 99% of bacteria all while preserving the protective coatings! <– According to The Huffington Post, cell phones are some of the grossest things we own.
  10. I’m going to let Emily at The Innovative Mama tell you all about dusting those impossible blinds.
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  11. Grout. Scummy, dirty, ugly tile grout. Not a traditional use for this product, but the Non-Scratch Scrubbing Pads’ handy size make it easy to scrub away soap scum and mildew using just water. It’s an effortless way to brighten the look of your tile.

Has e-cloth helped you clean something you thought you’d never get clean again? Share with us in the comments.