This past July marked a milestone for my husband and me, one that we’ve been working towards for many years. We finally purchased our own home, no more having to rent and basically throw our money away. We are now homeowners!
As great of an accomplishment purchasing our first house has been for us, moving into a home is not all sunshine and rainbows.
• We purchased a home that was built in the 1940’s and with that has seemed to come with some “projects”.
• When something breaks you can’t just call your landlord.
• The owners before us had not cleaned those hard to reach areas in quite some time.
• The day we moved in we found some not so nice “presents” behind the fridge, stove and in cupboards.
• The carpet in the basement and on the narrow stairs were so filthy that our feet were extremely dirty after walking on them.
Needless to say, we were at the grocery store the day we moved in having to buy unexpected last minute cleaning supplies. Move in day is stressful enough without having to run to the store. So to save you the same troubles we had, I’ve compiled a list of 10 Cleaning Products You Need on Moving Day.
You never know what you’re going to accidentally touch when you’re cleaning up someone else’s mess. Make sure you’re wearing rubber gloves at all times, but especially when you’re cleaning spaces you can’t see, for example; unclogging drains, under cabinets and other hard to reach places.
If there’s one thing I learned from my first job as a telemarketer for a carpet cleaning business, it’s that dust mites and bacteria love to make the carpets in our houses their homes. And where there’s a home, there’s a bathroom, even if it is a little dust mite one…I know, disgusting, right?! So, even if the stains can’t be seen it doesn’t mean the carpets don’t need to be cleaned. Although you can hire a professional carpet cleaner or rent a heavy duty one, you don’t have to, Amazon offers carpet cleaners at some pretty competitive prices.
Make sure the cleaning solution you buy is versatile. You want something that can do it all; walls, countertops, toilets, bathtubs, disinfect doorknobs, etc…there’s no sense in having a couple different bottles of cleaning solution when there are some on the market that do it all.
CLEANING CLOTH ROLL
Cleaning cloths are great for wiping counters, faucets, windows and mirrors.Regular cloths/rags leave streaks on things and there’s nothing I hate more than streaks on my windows or mirrors, especially when they could’ve been prevented.
Sticking your hand in your toilet is gross, sticking your hand in someone else’s toilet is DISGUSTING…enough said!
Introducing the Libman company
The Libman company is based out of Arcola, Illinois and has been a manufacturer of household and commercial cleaning products in the U.S for 121 years. Libman products are known for their high quality and durability and have recently started selling several of their products in Canadian Tire and Home Depot stores across Canada.
LIBMAN JUMBO COTTON WET MOP
“No need to get on a ladder to clean dust and cobwebs from walls and ceiling fans. Simply use a cloth mop such as the Libman Wonder® Mop to clean walls without scratching. The mop has a built-in wringer to control the amount of wetness you want. The mop head is detachable and can be washed in the washing machine up to 50 times.”
LIBMAN PRECISION ANGLE BROOM WITH DUSTPAN
“Mops are great for getting up germs and dirt, but they don’t necessarily sweep away large chunks of grime or dust. Use a broom that is cut at an angle to reach under cabinets and into tight corners. The Libman Extra Large Precision Angle® Broom with Dustpan includes a dustpan that attaches to the broom handle for convenience.”
I love my new broom! Before I received the Libman Angle Broom I was using an extension on my vacuum to get into the corners, where food always ends up.
“With a larger mop head, you can cover 50% more surface area to get the job done faster and done right. The 3 green bands prevent tangling while polyester yarn resists odor-causing bacteria making it the ideal mop for any surface.”
One of my biggest pet peeves when mopping the floor is having to bend over and wring out the water – I end up with a serious backache by the time I’m done. The Libman Tornado Mop offers a “Grip ‘N Click” so there is no need for breaking my back and the floors don’t take as long to dry as they did for me in the past with other mops.
After having to clean some serious mess on move-in day the mop head on our Tornado Mop was so filthy I was upset that I hadn’t take my photos for this post, thankfully cleaning up the grime and residue that is left on it is as easy as throwing it in the washer and not the garbage.
“This 4-gallon bucket is excellent for all mop types. Convenient wringer option snaps in and out as needed. “
Never wash your floor with dirty water again! There are two sides: one for clean water and one for dirty water. This has got to be my favourite feature about this rinse bucket – I love that I don’t have to worry about how clean my floors actually are.
NO KNEES FLOOR SCRUBBER
“A tough scrubber, attached to a quality Libman handle, allowing for floor scrubbing without hurting your knees. Pointed head to reach corners. Head pivots 180 degrees making reaching tough spots easy. Works great in bathrooms, kitchens and many other rooms.”
I was absolutely thrilled that I did not have to get on my hands and knees to scrub the mess that was stuck to the floor underneath the stove when we moved in – there was no way our mop was going to get it off no matter how much arm power we put into it.
The stairs from our kitchen to our basement are so narrow and the carpet cleaner we borrowed didn’t have a stair tool, so I was thankful the scrubber was able to easily come off and there weren’t a whole lot of stairs that needed to be cleaned. This also comes in handy when cleaning the grime from your bathtub.
For more information on what products Libman has to offer or to find a retailer near you visit www.libman.com.
Enter to win…
ONE lucky CANADIAN reader will WIN:
• Wonder Mop
• Extra Large Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan
• Jumbo Cotton Wet Mop
• 4-Gallon Utility Bucket with Wringer
• No Knees Floor Scrub
Giveaway will run until 10/06, you must be 18+ to enter. Which product are you most excited to try?