Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cleaning obsession...

Oh my goodness...I am becoming a clean freak!

I gave these cloths to several of my friends in gift packs
and since hearing their raves reviews I purchased one for myself.
I am a wee bit obsessed and so impressed with this cloth that I have to share it...

BTW, in case you were wondering...
I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I receiving any remuneration from them.
The opinions here are all mine.



Made by a Canadian Company


This simple cloth is a game changer here in my kitchen.
I love how it works on the stainless steel appliances 
I don't know about you but our stainless appliances show every finger print
and this cloth works on windows...
I was total rubbish at window cleaning but now I am successful thanks to this cloth.
(Weird to be so excited about something so simple but it works so well.)



January is a month for purging...
I clean out drawers, closets, the fridge and pantry cupboards.
Make note of the "best before" and expiry dates on foods and medicines.
Toss out old condiments in the fridge and wipe the shelves.

I go through things in my closet 
recycle anything that may be pilled or looking shabby.
Make note of what I need to replace and lingerie is one thing I usually replace in January and lots are on sale.


Looking forward to seeing our hellebores bloom


Santa brought this magazine....
love looking at the beautiful pictures and reading the articles
dreaming and planning 
ahead
for the garden.

Gardeners love to peruse books for ideas and inspiration in the winter months.

I need to buy some cheerful forced Spring bulbs for the Humble Bungalow.
A colourful treat perks up our home on these grey days and lifts my spirits.

Hope your week is ticking along nicely.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~

36 comments:

  1. They talk about the nesting instinct when you are pregnant but I think the un-nesting instinct is just as strong when we are older! The joy of getting rid of "stuff" no longer needed or wanted is such a good feeling. Also makes me realize how little I really need at this stage of my life :).

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    1. I totally agree...I love how it feels to get rid of extra stuff.
      Collecting "experiences" rather than acquiring more things just feels right for me now.

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  2. Thank you for this inspiration to clean!! I have just ordered five of the miracle cloths and can't wait to receive them. Love the beautiful pics you always publish with your posts!

    Marilyn/Central Calif.

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  3. That cloth sounds like just what I need (I hate cleaning windows). Where did you buy it? (Hopefully someone in Lower Mainland is also selling it. January is a great month for "going through things"!

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    1. I purchased mine at a shop in Oak Bay called Nicholas Randal and they are currently out of stock...they were really selling like hotcakes before Christmas...hope that you can find a retailer in the lower mainland. If not you can order them online.

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  4. Dear Hostess: I love your cheery attitude - it inspires me to try to be more that way ! I am going to see if I can order some of those cleaning cloths - I need to catch the cleaning 'bug' too...
    Enjoying your blog so much as always...

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    1. The company has a website so you should be able to find them...they are light so easy to ship too.

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  5. This cloth is amazing....it is the answer to all of our dreams..it makes cleaning so much easier...I love mine and have been using the product for at least a year now....it is amazing!!!..I like the looks of that magazine also....have a cleaning good time!!! it is now so effortless!!

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    1. So you have been using yours a lot longer than I have...
      do you have more than one cloth? I am tempted to stock up on a few of these as they are so eco friendly.

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  6. This is a time for cleaning and purging. I am filling boxes for donation to Big Brother Big Sister for pickup on the 18th of this month. Nothing works better for me than a pick-up deadline. I will look for the cleaning cloth you recommend. Sponges deplete pretty quickly so a replacement would be great. Susan

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    1. Sponges also harbour bacteria...so this seems like a great option.
      Good luck and have fun with your decluttering!

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  7. Must be that time of the year as I'm currently going through kitchen and bathroom cupboards. It's a big task but am doing it as and when, so as not to make it too daunting. An uplifting experience though and don't we need that in January. Must try online for the sponge.

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    1. January always feels like a fresh month to me and I like to get a few things out of the way early in the year and cleaning and sorting are just 2 of those jobs that I like to tackle.

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  8. I'm trying to concentrate on paper purging and kitchen clean out at the moment - inching my way through it - not nearly as energetic as you though. We've been having a lot of cold, grey days here in Toronto and it makes me feel so lethargic that it's tough to get going some mornings.
    I will keep my eyes open for this cloth - thanks for the tip!

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    1. It sounds like we are both doing the same kinds of jobs...I have to do my filing cabinet too!

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  9. Just moved into our newly built home after seven months of construction. There is fine dust everywhere. I've just ordered 5 miracle cloths. Thanks for the recommendation, Hostess. I think as I age, my OCD tendency has become stronger.

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    1. Sounds exciting moving into a new home! Congratulations!

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  10. I found that Jude's Miracle Cloth is sold at Monkey Tree in Steveston. Our windows always have nose prints from our dog. I sorted through 5 years of papers, receipts, pension info yesterday. I have a lovely filing box with decorative file folders but it was getting messy. I keep sorting clothing as I am wearing fewer different pieces. I haven't brought more clothing into the apartment and I am off to Oaxaca in 6 weeks. Grey and navy capris and one dress in carry-on size bag. I've got a stack of library books to read but I hope to tackle
    one drawer today. My new book club selection is Those Who Helped Us by Jenna Blum. I seem to be on reading a lot of Jewish stories these days.

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    1. Thank you for the book suggestion. I wondered if you were going to be heading to Oaxaca again this year...it must be a rewarding job that you are doing down there and the sunshine and warmth a tonic at this time of year!

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  11. Thanks for the review of these cleaning cloths. I'm thinking of ordering some, but have a couple of quick questions. Is there something different about them than other micro fibre cleaning cloths? And do you use them once, then pop them in the washer and dryer? I'm wondering how many I should order, just one or the pack of five.

    I hope you're managing to stay warm in the midst of this deep freeze!

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    1. The weave of the cloth is much finer than the micro fibre cloths. I use mine and keep rinsing until it needs to be washed in the machine.
      NOT to be dried in the dryer!
      I would order 5, I use mine a lot and want to buy more!

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    2. Maybe for all the free advertising you have given the company, they will send you a huge box full

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    3. LOL! Seriously doubt that...
      how would they even know about my blog?
      I am not looking for handouts...I would much prefer to give things away....
      tis better to give than to receive.

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  12. Thanks for the tip about the cleaning cloths as I struggle cleaning mirrors and these sound like a good option. How long do the cleaning cloths last? Currently I use a mix of water and vinegar with coffee filters that I no longer use for their original purpose.

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    1. I cannot say how long they last as this is a new cloth for me...I hope they last a long time but at the rate that I am using it I want to buy more now!

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  13. I like to read about new advices and products for cleaning-will check the opportunities online,but I'm afraid they would not ship here.
    I use a lot of natural stuff like vinegar,lemon,baking soda....I have one similar kind of microfiber cloth for my bathroom- just for wiping tiles and they are perfect. But I have only one and don't want to use the same for kitchen
    Have a nice weekend!
    It is snowing here-good for hunkering,reading and cleaning
    Dottoressa

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    1. I have several microfibre cloths too but this one is much better for cleaning...I like that it is streak free for mirrors and glass too!

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  14. Planning for spring flowers sounds like a wonderful thing to do on a cold day! Those cloths sound great!

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    1. They really work too Jennifer!
      Planning ahead for spring gardening which is not too far off helps me get through these cold and icy days.
      Hope you are enjoying your trip in sunny Palm Springs!

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  15. It sounds as if decluttering and planning are international in January as I am starting as well here in Northern England! This morning I have painted 2 bedside cabinets which are now drying awaiting a wax polish coating and new handles on the drawers. The next project is the 5 drawer chest. I could do with some of your cloths. I must source an English equivalent.

    I bought my journal yesterday and am using it to record the house jobs that need doing this year. I'm going to be busy. Also I decided to journal monthly thoughts on health etc. Hopefully my handwriting will improve as I continue. It has been ruined by the computer.

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    1. Good luck with your new journal and have fun cultivating the writing habit again!
      Your home projects sound so energetic to me...painting always freshens everything up and new handles will make you feel as if you have a new cabinet...well done!

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  16. I usually use the micro fiber cloths. Love cleaning advice and your recommendations for this new cloth is compelling. I am going to put that on my shopping list. But today I will probably read my new book (nod-nod, wink-wink).
    Thank you Suz from Vancouver

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    1. I wonder if Whole Foods might carry this cloth? I purchased mine in a gift type store but they are quite trendy so it should not be too difficult finding them. Enjoy the book...its a cold and icy morning here so perfect for a slow leisurely start and a beautiful book to inspire you!

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  17. The good planet store on Fort Street has a lot of these cloths in stock.

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  18. Thank you for that tip... and for sharing it with those of us who live in Victoria!

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