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Spring Cleaning: Ecover All Purpose Cleaner

Do you get the Spring Cleaning urge as soon as the weather warms? A few years back, I switched to vinegar and baking soda for nearly all household cleaning. One, to reduce chemicals (seriously, while I was getting headaches every time I cleaned). Two, have you noticed how expensive name-brand cleaners are? I needed to reduce costs as well!

I’m content with my vinegar / water solution, but I was happy to try a new cleaning product to see how it performed. Ecover All-Purpose Cleaner can be used on all hard, sealed surfaces, which I love because we have all hardwood flooring. I’ve been mostly using it in my bathrooms. It’s nice to use one product to clean the whole place.

I use 2 capfuls in my spray bottle for sinks and floors. But for the tub and toilet, I do a small sprayer of 50/50 Ecover/Water for extra impact. Even at full strength, you can tell by the extremely light limonene scent, that there are no harsh chemicals.

My favorite part of cleaning is squirting cleaner everywhere. It’s like my own household version of good guys/bad guys: pow-pow – gotcha toothpaste scum, zap! bye-bye unidentified gooey spot! I’ve been using Ecover on sinks, floors, tub, toilet, counter tops… the only place I didn’t care for using it were the mirrors. But I can still use my good ol’ vinegar for that!

Ecover has been around for 30 years making products that allow families and businesses to safely and economically clean up! A large bottle of Ecover All Purpose Cleaner runs about $5, and at the rate I’m using it, this bottle’s going to last the rest of the year, I’m sure. Now that’s a super-frugal for biodegradable, plant-based, septic safe cleaning!

Ecover makes products for laundry, dishwasher, personal use, even your car and boat (wish I had a boat!). I definitely want to try their dishwasher products next!

Find out more about Ecover on Facebook and Twitter. Check out Ecover’s blog for the latest news and tips on safe, sustainable cleaners… I thought it was so cool how their factories have plant vegetation on the roofs to regulate temperatures and reduce noise – I want a roof like that!

Well, I’m off to my spring cleaning – I think today’s major task is to wipe down the baseboards – my mother made me do that every weekend as a child, and I kind of stopped when I got married… I got a lot of catch up to do!

Do you “spring clean?” How do you organize for this big task? What parts of cleaning do you like / hate the most?

Disclosure: I was given a review sample to facilitate writing this post. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

Miranda Ward

Thursday 14th of April 2011

My husband Loves to do the cleaning here! He is very picky and set in his ways! Sometimes I can Manage to stuff but not often!

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Miranda Ward

Thursday 14th of April 2011

My husband Loves to do the cleaning here! He is very picky and set in his ways! Sometimes I can Manage to stuff but not often!

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Nicole Hatch

Thursday 14th of April 2011

Spring Cleaning means re-arranging! Normally I will do my regular cleaning and then start pulling things away from the wall such as the couch and put it in it's nice clean spot and then move on to the TV Stand etc! What I hate is having to do it quickly and quietly while she's alseep!

Nicole Hatch

Thursday 14th of April 2011

Spring Cleaning means re-arranging! Normally I will do my regular cleaning and then start pulling things away from the wall such as the couch and put it in it's nice clean spot and then move on to the TV Stand etc! What I hate is having to do it quickly and quietly while she's alseep!

Judy B

Thursday 14th of April 2011

In general I kind of loathe spring cleaning, but the feeling afterward, when everything is clean, is worth it.

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