She is an elegant woman, always perfectly coiffed. She is soft-spoken and meticulous and successful. I admire her greatly.
I deliberately picked her brain about the cleaning of houses because — and I do hesitate to write about this on my personal blog — but my housekeeping skills
So — I asked K about how she goes about training her staff for properly cleaning a bathroom (for instance) and she did not hesitate to tell me her pet peeve: People do not wipe shampoo and toiletry bottles off after wiping down the shower.
“I mean, WHAT IS THE POINT in cleaning your bathtub and then not even bothering to wipe down the bottles that surround the edge of the tub?” K railed.
“Oh I KNOW” I said.
“And another thing,” she said, “why bother to wipe down your stove top if you don’t buff it afterwards?”
“Absolutely!” I chimed.
When I got home I had to ask another friend what buffing was.
Never-the-less, K gave me a piece of information about cleaning that I am now passing on right here on my blog — the e-cloth.
These little gems can be found in your grocery store. They are made of hundreds, possibly thousands of microfibres that just grab and hold onto all of the little particles, dirt, grease, soap scum and any other tiny bits that might unknowingly fall on your counters or fridge doors or shower handles. With one fell swoop your cupboard doors will sparkle. Your stove top with shine. Every fingerprint will disappear. I bought a collection and I use my e-cloth every day.
Last week I was at a dinner party and for some reason I thought this would be fascinating dinner conversation so I told the story of the e-cloth.
“Oh yeah” said the dinner guests. “The e-cloth. Yeah. They’re great.”
I’m the last to know.
But just in time because I’m having company in a few weeks! And I’m going e-cloth crazy right now.
P.S. – I’m buying an e-mop, too. No kidding. I never thought I’d be so excited about cleaning.