Your Cleaning Questions, Answered
How to clean glass and mirrors without streaking, spotting, or filming?
This simple cleaning task is also the trickiest. Glass and mirrors are unforgiving surfaces that easily show the smallest imperfection. For a crystal clear finish each time, pay attention to these three factors: 1. Start with the right product. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our DAZZ Window & Glass Cleaner. Formulated with safe, all-natural ingredients, our cleaner will be gentle on your glass and tough on your stains. 2. Always use a clean cloth or rag and continually refold the rag to keep a fresh surface against your glass. With each wipe of your rag, the contaminants on your glass are picked up on your rag, so if you keep wiping with the same surface, you’ll smear those contaminants back onto the glass. 3. Use a different clean and dry cloth or rag to polish the mirror or glass. Even if you’ve done a great job at refolding your cleaning rag, it’s almost guaranteed that you left a little something behind. This final polishing step will ensure a crystal clear finish.
But, you also need to have the correct equipment for wiping up your DAZZ. Paper towels leave lint and streaks (plus aren’t so friendly to the environment), cotton rags are reusable, but can leave lint behind. Microfiber rags can get the job done right, but are tricky to wash. Remember, always wash your microfiber separately (they’re a lint magnet if washed with other fabrics), and never use fabric softeners, bleach, or dryer sheets. One really cool sustainable alternative is rags or reusable paper towels made from bamboo.
How do I get those really stubborn hard water rings out of my toilet?
Hint: it’s a pumice stone.
We know, it sounds harsh, but trust us when we say that a pumice stone is your best bet for getting stubborn stains off of the porcelain throne. It works almost like an eraser - just wet the stone in the bowl to soften it up a bit (and prevent scratches), then get to work rubbing away the stains and rings. Many pumice stones come with handles too, so you don’t have to get your hands wet in gross toilet water.
How do I help my dishwasher do its job correctly?
The worst feeling is loading up your entire dishwasher with dirty dishes, letting it do its thing, then coming back only to find that half of your cups and plates still have food residue and strange stains on them.
Here’s one trick: run your sink faucet until the water’s hot, then press start on your dishwasher. This will ensure that the dishwasher’s first fill cycle will be hot water rather than cold.
Another thing we suggest is making sure to clean your dishwasher regularly. Throw a cup of white vinegar into your empty dishwasher and run a regular cycle. This will clean out any pesky food particles, and leave your washer smelling better than before.
How do I prevent food from sticking if I don’t have time to hand wash my pots and pans right away?
We’ve all run into this issue before: you use up a lot of pots and pans to make yourself a nice meal, but then run out of time to tackle all those dishes. They’re too dirty to put in the dishwasher, but if you leave them out for too long the food scraps will start to harden (or worse, attract flies).
The best way to prevent your dishes from getting gross while also saving yourself time is by spraying a bit of DAZZ All-Purpose Cleaner on them before clocking out for the night. This will make your clean-up much easier the next day.
How do I get my significant other (or kids or roommates) to clean more often?
It’s the age-old story of living with other people - one person always seems to get stuck with the brunt of the cleaning work. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
Invest in a white board to hang up (or a magnetic one to stick on your fridge) and make up a chore schedule. Get creative with it! Rotate every other day or week, or have specific chores assigned to specific people (this works especially well if everyone has a different cleaning activity they don’t mind doing). Make up “punishments” for when chores don’t get done, like making the culprit give the other person a foot massage if they don’t do their share.