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.
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.
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!
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!