Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mrs Meyer's Surface Wipes


I am still using up my gingerbread Mrs Meyer's products from last Christmas (I overstocked), but if you haven't tried them they're on 50% off clearance on Mrs Meyer's site!

Anyway, this is about the surface wipes, which sadly are no longer stocked by my Whole Foods. I guess they're trying to encourage people not to use disposable wipes, which is admirable. For me, they're a bathroom product. I know I could simply clean with water and microfiber cloths in the b-room but my current microfiber cloths seem to leave more lint and dirt behind than they pick up. That's a problem for another entry. They might be ready to be replaced. :)

Anyway, while I have often found Method's disposable wipes to be too soapy, Mrs Meyer's have just the right amount of cleaning-product-to-wipe ratio. They work equally well on my laminate bathroom countertops and the toilet seat. I've been known to wipe up messes on the floor with them as well. The wipes come in Lemon Verbena (I like this one), Geranium (so-so) and Lavender (when I am going through a lavender phase). Alas, the seasonal gingerbread and honeysuckle offerings haven't made it to disposable wipe form.

I know someone with a young kid who used to keep these in the glove compartment of her car. She used them to clean all sorts of car messes up, because they don't leave sticky residue behind.

I think of disposable wipes as the lazy-person's cleaning product, and I am definitely inclined to be lazy when I clean if I can.

These are made with essential oils, but I don't know if they're biodegradable like Method's claim to be. They aren't flushable like the Method bathroom wipes, but I really don't mind. Aprox. $4.99 for 24 in a resealable pack that really does keep them moist.

3 comments:

SalGal said...

I SO have a question about microfiber cloths! How, exactly, does one use them?!?!

If I'm reading correctly, you don't have to wet them or use any sort of cleaner, they just magically clean windows and other surfaces.

This does not work correctly, in my germ-phobic mind. My GP mind says, "USE FRIGGIN' WINDEX!!!" or some other such cleaner.

What's the deal?

lisbet said...

Actually, you can either

1. Wet them and just use water, which works well (microfiber traps dirt really well)

or

2. Use cleaning product with them and then it's your choice to wet them or not. I use cleaning product most of the time.

Dry they only work well for dusting, IMO :)

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