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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Even The Simple Things - The Joys Of Simple Green Cleaner

It's Cold In Here, But Getting Cleaner!
    Last week I began to "get a jump" on cleaning the RV for next season. Since I despise cleaning so much, I figured it would be easier to do it in tiny stages so there wouldn't be a marathon cleaning event before my first trip in the Spring. This week, I began cleaning all the surfaces that don't get too much attention during the rest of the year. You know the ones I'm talking about, the fridge doors and handles, the area around the sink faucets, behind the toilet and a whole lot of others. You could use a bunch of different cleaning products for each one, but since I am storage "challenged," I wanted one that could do it all and take up very little space. Does that even exist? It sure does. While there are quite a few of these cleaners available, I prefer Simple Green...

Here Is The Tiny Bottle Of Concentrate
First off, I like the name. It has the word "Simple" right in it. Green...well..I don't know how I feel about that. It can be purchased as a ready to use liquid or in my case and preference, a concentrate that is mixed with water (in various concentrations) to use. I really like multi-pupose items for the RV. They take up less space and can be used for a multitude of purposes so you don't have to remember what to use for a particular job. I would list them (and their concentrations) here, but it would be a VERY long list. [Take a look at: http://simplegreen.com/industrial/cleaning-uses/ for ideas] I've used it on everything from engine degreasing to plastic surface cleaning. It works on windows (150:1 with water!) and on carpets as a spot cleaner (test on a non-conspicuous area first! 1:1) AND it's biodegradable.

Yes, I say this a lot, but if I can simplify my life, especially when cleaning comes into play, I will do it without hesitation. This stuff works. I know there are a few other "famous" cleaners out there that are similar. Some are even available at dollar stores very cheaply. That being said, I have been using this stuff for many years. I first came across it when trying to detail some cars and needed something stronger to get the wheels clean. It worked pretty well on that. Then I read an article about the other uses and never went back! Just get a spray bottle and pre-mix what you use. Use a bucket for bigger jobs. Easy.

Try it out....it works. It really does. Oh, and by the way. I do not receive any compensation from ANY of the products or services contained in the articles I write. (OK, so I've only been asked once to review a product and since I never received the item, I didn't write that article) I will tell you if I try something and it DOESN'T work...I promise!

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

Editor: Here's the Amazon link for Simple Green products. 

8 comments:

  1. Up in Ontario, we have been using Simple Green for years.
    My mother first brought it to our attention,and we get it at Canadian Tire in a spray bottle.
    My Scottish wife. (Mrs. Clean) swears by it.
    As you said; it works.

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    1. Melvin,
      Isn't it refreshing to have a product, ANY product, that just works?

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. Yes works great on metal such as aluminum. I was told it was developed for the Air Force to clean airplanes and all that aluminum they have...

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    1. Bill,
      Way cool! Bet the taxpayers paid a mint to develop it. Now we get to reap the rewards. Yay.. Like Velcro!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. Tbe best glass cleaner is by far, Invisible Glass. Whatever the formula, it is great. Aerospace 303 is good for almost all other surfaces, including tire sidewalls. GEL GLOSS is also a very good product on fiberglass, acrylics, vinyl that leaves a protective coating, not just eaning. With so many surfaces in an RV, I like to use specialized products.

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    1. Eric,
      Never seen Invisible glass for sale anyplace. But I have used Rain-x for quite a few years. Works great...though quite a but of work to apply. 303 Works great for protecting surfaces from UV, but isn't really all that great as a cleaner. gel gloss leaves a nice shine, but I used Red Max Pro on my RV 5 years ago and it still looks good! Less work, less cleaning is the goal. At least for me!

      Thanks for the tips,

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    2. The only place I've seen Invisible glass is at an auto parts store. Works better on glass than any product I've ever used! Highly recommend it.

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    3. Fred,
      I am going to look for it next week. Clear windows and windscreens are a MUST for traveling!

      Thanks,

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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