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A few weeks ago, I moved my family into a new home! It has a big, open kitchen, an extra living area for my children to have a play room, and a spacious backyard. After spending the last year in an apartment, we are so excited to have a comfortable home to settle in to.
There was only one drawback to the new place… it was pretty dirty when we moved in. The baseboards had a year’s worth of dust and dirt on them, and there was food, grease, and/or dirt on every wall in the house.
Although cleaning while moving is a little frustrating, I was determined to get the house cleaned, and get my things moved in during one weekend (I am an eternal optimist, after all). I decided to whip up a batch of my non-toxic homemade wall cleaner, and, since I am #TeamSponge, I grabbed about a hundred Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges, and got to scrubbing! Along the way, I discovered the easiest way to clean walls and baseboards.
(Okay, so I didn’t really grab a hundred sponges, but I definitely got at least a baker’s dozen!)
How to Make a Homemade Wall Cleaner
- 1 cup hot water
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Borax
- A clean spray bottle
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle, and shake vigorously to mix.
The Easiest Way to Clean Walls and Baseboards
Apply homemade wall cleaner to wall, and use a Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge to gently scrub away at tough food, grease and dirt spots on the wall. If there is a spot that is a little more challenging, try using Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge for a more vigorous scrub.
Use the Right Sponge for the Job
To make it easy to distinguish between the heavy duty and the non-scratch, Scotch-Brite™ color-coded their sponges for us!
- Green is Heavy Duty – Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge is great for cleaning tough messes faster, whether it’s in the kitchen, garage or outdoors. They’re great for pots, pans and oven racks. You can even use them on grill grates and other tough jobs!
- Blue is Non-Scratch – Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is great for more delicate surfaces that you don’t want scratched, like non-stick cookware, counter tops and walls.
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After I mastered the easiest way to clean walls and baseboards, I was able to get my house cleaned, and move in my things! I actually did accomplish *most* of it that one weekend, thanks to my homemade wall cleaner and Scotch-Brite™ sponges!
I picked up my supplies at Smith’s grocery store, which is thankfully, just down the street from my new home 🙂 The sponges were in the cleaning section:
Do you prefer sponges or cloths when you clean? Share if you’re #TeamCloth or #TeamSponge in the comments below!
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