It’s natural to be skeptical about cleaning with just water. After all, the majority of us probably grew up in homes that were cleaned with brand name spray products and disposable wipes. However, many people are starting to question whether that actually is the right thing to do. Do we need chemicals to clean? Do they offer any advantages over “non-traditional” cleaning methods?
The groundbreaking truth is, they’re not needed! They don’t offer ANY additional advantages. Even though those cleaning products provide that comforting (yet toxic) smell of clean, they leave residues on surfaces that attract dirt and dust and actually make things dirtier sooner. (And don’t get us started on all the health issues that can result! For more on that, see our last post 10 Reasons to Ditch the Chemicals.)
Erin Spain of www.erinspain.com, a blog that focuses on home decorating, DIY, and lifestyle topics, had the same mentality so we asked her to review our Complete Home Care Set and see if that changed the way she cleaned her home. Keep reading below to read about her experience with e-cloth.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HOME THE CHEMICAL-FREE WAY
I have to admit, our house is a total mess most of the time. With a house full of boys and pretty much zero free time, it can get yucky pretty fast. I was recently introduced to E-Cloth, and as soon as I heard that you can clean and remove 99% of bacteria from household surfaces using just water and a cloth, (totally chemical-free!), I was intrigued. I had heard of cleaning and sanitizing with steam, but this was different.
E-Cloth uses advanced fiber technology and superior chemistry to manufacture their microfiber cloths, which you use with just water to clean and remove bacteria from the surfaces in your home. They make a variety of different products specifically designed for certain surfaces. So, how does it work? E-cloths have 3.1 million fibers per square inch, which allows them to “grab” all of the dirt and bacteria from surfaces just like teeny, tiny little hands. They trap dirt and grime too. Then, you rinse it out and the dirt and bacteria get washed down the sink. No chemicals, period.
I was given the opportunity to try out their 12 piece Complete Home Care Set, and I was beyond impressed. This set comes with one Deep Clean Mop; one Flexi-Edge Floor & Wall Duster; one 8 pc Home Cleaning Set (including a window cloth, bathroom cloth, dusting cloth, stainless steel cloth, range & stovetop cloth, kitchen cloth, and two glass & polishing cloths); and two Non-Scratch Scrubbing Pads.
At first it felt really strange just using water to clean, as I’m so used to having to add chemicals, but these products really do work. It provided peace of mind too in knowing that when I use E-Cloth products, I’m not adding more chemicals to our home since I do have young children. After using the cloths, you simply rinse them in hot water for day to day use. They are machine washable too, and guaranteed for up to 300 machine washes.
The Flexi-Edge Wall & Floor Cleaner will definitely come in handy for getting rid of cobwebs and dust, and helping to clean and prep walls before I paint.
The mop has already been put to good use as my son spilled juice all over the floor so I put it to the test. It handled the job well!
The 8 piece home cleaning set will definitely be seeing a lot of use. I was really impressed with all of the cloths.
I have to admit, at first I was skeptical about the fact that just water and a cloth could really clean. But each cloth worked according to its specific purpose and exceeded my expectations. The bathroom cloth even wiped away my boys’ gooey toothpaste on the counter with no effort at all. I usually scrub it with paper towels but just a couple of swipes with the cloth and it was gone.
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