Happy Clean Year! Products To Make Your Life Easier
At StyleBlueprint, we employ the most amazing women who like to let their friends know about their favorite must-haves. We asked everyone to dish on their favorite cleaning agent, and here is what we found out. Yes, we now each have this entire list in our own homes!
I can’t live without the Magic Eraser. It saved me $2,000 on having all my trim repainted when I realized all those scuff marks could be wiped away. It even gets marks off of cars and boats. I also have to have the Gal Pal Deodorant Remover pads, available at The Container Store. A must.
— Liza, StyleBlueprint Nashville
What did I do before the Febreze Sport Extreme Odor Eliminator? This spray penetrates deep to eliminate sports odors from shoes, apparel and unwashable equipment. I use it for my stinky running clothes. It also worked for my wool scarf that had way too much moth ball smell.
—Betsy, StyleBlueprint Nashville
Karin Coble, owner of Made in France, told me about Natchez Solution in her antique class for USN evening class (putting pledge on your antiques is worse than lighter fuel). Three 8 oz. bottles are $35.
— Elizabeth, StyleBlueprint Nashville
I keep old toothbrushes with my cleaning supplies. The small head and soft bristles are great for getting into nooks and crannies that are hard to otherwise clean — sinks, faucets, toilets, shoe treads, silver trays. And I do label the handle “cleaning,” so no one mistakenly uses one that has been repurposed for cleaning tarnish off silver or dog poo off shoes. Cost: Free!
— Amy, StyleBlueprint Nashville
My very glamorous cleaning product that I cannot live without (and now I have all my friends hooked on) is Fabuloso in the lavender scent. I use it for bathrooms, countertops, kitchen — anything that needs a clean. The smell reminds me of home and of all my friend’s homes as well. And the price can’t be beat: $1.
— Heidi, StyleBlueprint Louisville
Clorox Wipes — I love them! I stash them under every sink, in the car, at my desk and use them all the time. I store them around the house in repurposed wooden wine boxes, along with other miscellaneous cleaning supplies, which keeps the shelves looking neat and tidy!
— Lindsey, StyleBlueprint Memphis
The specter of heredity has lurked in the darker corners of Cheryl Perkins’ mind for as long as she can remember.
Her mother died of colon cancer four years ago, and nearly all of the women on her mother’s side of the family had hysterectomies between age 45 and 50 because of cancer diagnoses.
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