Are you disappointed with the performance of your cleaning products? Perhaps you've made stronger solutions than they suggest, to try and make them work better? Nothing seems to work.

If you buy a good  all-purpose cleaner, a glass cleaner and a disinfecting cleaner, that is really all you need. But the problems come when they are not used correctly. It isn't really about 'spray and scrub'. They are not designed to work that way.



Here's how to get success:

1. Some cleaners are made to be used neat, others need to be diluted with water. Read the instructions and make them up exactly as they say. Too much or too little water will affect their performance.

2. If your cleaner already comes in a spray bottle, use that. Otherwise buy an empty spray bottle and decant your diluted or neat cleaner into that.

3. Spray your surfaces liberally (unless instructions say not to.) You have to do this because the surface needs to be wet so the chemicals in the spray will dissolve the dirt.

4. Leave the sprayed surfaces for a couple of minutes so they can get to work on dissolving the dirt - don't scrub! While you're waiting, do another little job, or make a quick cup of tea.

5. Using a microfiber cloth, wipe over the surfaces you've sprayed. The chemicals are holding the dirt in a suspension so you'll be removing it effortlessly.

6. If you like, buff the surface with a dry microfiber cloth, for a shiny finish.

NOTE: You might be someone who has a preference for cleaners such as white vinegar, or bicarbonate of soda. I think the choice should be an individual one - whatever is right for you. But the instructions above are best suited to commercial cleaning products.


Until next time, Ritz.




Updated: 15-08-2018