October 30, 2007 at 3:48 am #316009
When I sold Enjo, we told people to return the fibres to us so it could be recycled into insulation – but no-one ever did and no idea if it actually did get recycled.
I agree to a certain extent that a cleaning rag will do most jobs – but washing up a greasy camping breakfast with minimal cold water and the green glove, :tup: that’s pure goldOctober 30, 2007 at 7:42 am #316010
About 14 years ago I had a major breakdown and had to give up the “rat race”. I began homecleaning for a few friends and ended up with 8 “clients”. Each one supplied their own idea of chemical cleaners and I sufferred allergies like you wouldnt believe. I discovered Enjo and took that to my jobs and what a difference.
Just using water and NO chemicals cleared the allergies!
All the ads on TV give you the impression if you dont have the 95 different types of cleaners then your home is dirty and infested with germs.:tdown: I agree too sterile dont work:tdown:!
Even Hospitals now arent so “sterile” as they used to be in the General areas.
BarbOctober 30, 2007 at 11:49 am #316011
I love some enjo items and think they’re worth it. I’ve used my mop a few hundred times now – replaced the fibre once. I got it as my free item when I had a demo years ago. It’s so quick to mop and it swivels and goes flat under things – there’s nothing quite like an enjo mop (aka floor cleaner?)
We clean with water, occasionally a drop or two of essential oil or other pure oil (addicted to that ‘clean’ smell!)… Also use a bit of Orange Power spray around the place, but going to switch to vinegar/water/oil mix when the bulk Orange Power runs out.October 30, 2007 at 12:22 pm #316012
Kathi, the consultant that I met about a month ago said that BMW have just scored the Enjo contract and will recycle old fibres in to car interiors :tup:
I ordered a new dusting floor fibre and immediately went home and got my old one to give to her 🙂October 30, 2007 at 8:46 pm #316013
Well I hate party plan too. Partly because you’re always obliged to buy something for your friend (hostess gifting) and partly because I’m always targeted to be a consultant.
BUT I went to an enjo demo the other week (too curious) and it was great! we all had a good natter about what we hate about cleaning then we had a go with the cloths. I got a bit carried away with the mop thing.. that was actually quite fun.
And Yes, I’m having a demo at my place in a couple of weeks.
I was a bit blown away by the prices, but hey, they’re guaranteed for two years.
🙂November 4, 2007 at 6:58 am #316014
After watching the show I was also interested int he microfibre cleaning so today I went to Bunnings and bought a sabco microfibre mop for our wooden floor. I LOVE it. It has a dry cloth that picks up so much dirt and also a wet cloth to mop the floor. However ‘mopping’ involves just wetting the cloth, placing it onto the mop and off you go. You don’t need any chemicals(I didn’t use them before anyway) and uses barely any water. The floor looked fantastic when I finished. I hate mopping with a bucket and find that mops just don’t last also, it’s not good for wooden floors to get too wet so it was a win win thing for me. The cloths just get tossed into the washing machine to clean when they get dirty. The mop cost me $40 which was the most expensive of the microfibre mops but it looked the sturdiest and the microfibre pads looked a good quality. I think it was worth it . Cleaning all of our floors took me about 10 minutes. So I wold highly recommend this product. Next pay week I am going back to buy some cleaning clothes. They have all different ones for different types of surfaces and are colour coded like enjo. They are $10 each. So I don’t think you necassarily need the enjo brand for the cloths to do a good job.November 4, 2007 at 8:01 am #316015
Kazj I’m about to do a reversal of what your doing, although I’m still not sure. My dilemma is I use those clothes which are great BUT I don’t need to use my washing machine much AND I cannot for the life of me be so extravagant and put these clothes in a load by themselves 😮 the power, water waste!! So I am considering getting a good ol’ fashioned mop and bucket so that at least I can clean the mop after every floor clean. Whereas with the clothes you wouldn’t want to be putting them in washing machine every few days. I’m currently entertaining the idea of mop as I like the idea of giving it a good clean and sqeeze.
My other cleaning dilemma is that these new whizz bang vacuum cleaners without bags are a pain to empty….without inhaling the dust. Not to mention, how do you clean the hepa filters without changing them every month….mine is full of dust after a couple of vacuums:( cleaning woesNovember 4, 2007 at 8:31 am #316016
i can’t think why you couldn’t wash the cloths by hand in hot soapy water. i throw mine in the washing machine, but i have a front loader that uses very little water and i only clean weekly, so there are lots of them going in.November 4, 2007 at 10:09 am #316017
Redhen2, I have a front loader but still wouldn’t want to use it every week just for floor clothes. No I don’t want to hand wash:uhoh:,November 4, 2007 at 12:08 pm #316018
I have Shannon Lush’s book on cleaning-and she recommends some pretty old fashioned stuff like vinegar and the things we read about in this site.
Sometimes she suggests a particular fibre for a particular task -for example, using old pantyhose to clean the taps in the bathroom. Seems to me that she takes the idea that we should be able to clean quickly and well without spending a fortune on more ‘stuff’.
Her mop is a broom with a t-shirt wrapped around it. I have tried this and it works as well as other more expensive mops I have used.
I have a enyo-fake mop for quick wipe throughs, but I prefer to use an old fashioned cotton mop with a bucket and some hot water with a bit of vinegar or meths in it. Seems to me that the floor is cleaner and stays cleaner longer.November 4, 2007 at 8:56 pm #316019
Thanks Earthmotherwithin:clap: Thats what I thought, I will do the same. I much prefer the vinegar and hot water too!November 4, 2007 at 8:58 pm #316020
Gleaner, I use a twin tub so I will just throw the clothes in at the end of my washing.I found a mop and bucket not good for my wooden floor as it spread too much water around and it dried streaky. It looked worse after I had mopped it than it did before. Every mop I have bought has fallen to bit in about a month of so as well. The old fashioned string mops are too heavy. I tried shannon Lushes idea but the tshirt kept falling off and I had to keep resecuring it. My aim is to spend minimum time on cleaning:tup:
I also like Shannon Lushs book it has heaps of good ideas but ithe daily cleaning plans were too methodical for me. I tried to plan for cleaning each day but something more fun always got in the way:D However it’s got lots of eco friendly tips. I use bicard and vinegar for my bathroom, Hopefully when i buy the microfibre cloths it will make the cleaning even quicker. The less time spent on it the better.October 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm #316021
My cleaning cloths are a bulk pack of microfibre cloths that were purchased from Bunnings for about $9. I am happy with them and they wash up well. I couldnt justify the enjo prices. One of my favourite cleaning cloths are the old cloth nappies that my kids used when they were babies. $30 odd for a packet but they will last ages.October 4, 2012 at 12:20 am #316022
I have the cheaper versions and find they are fine.
I also found sports socks turned inside out make good cleaners for showers as well as a scrubbing brush.
I buy cheap toothpaste from 2nd shops and scrub the grout with it.
I also use toothpaste to clean silver ware.
I put all my cleaning clothes in a bucket with disinfectant in it.
I make my own disinfectants. with vinegar with lavender flowers in them till it turns purple.
I also use it in the washer to soften clothes.
You can use roses, orange peel, lemon peel, anything that has a nice scent will do
I make my own dishwashing liquid with grated soap and water in a washing up bottle, turns to a gel.
my own washing powder 4 cups of grated soap, 2 cups of washing soda. 1 cup borax and 1 cup of nappy san
but I use HB it gets the texta marks of the work shirts.
for the floors I use vinegar and ecylupus oil in hot water and an old fashioned mop.
I have carpet in this house and I own a carpet shampooer. so when I wash the carpet I put ecylupus oil
in the machine so it goes through the carpets so if there are any fleas in the carpets it kills them.
Vinegar is my main cleaning product as hubby has asthma,
I have found a Chux product in Woolies to clean windows with you wash the windows with the wet blue cloth
and wipe dry with the white cloth. There are 10 clothes in the box and you can wash and reuse over and over
for under $5October 4, 2012 at 12:25 am #316023
I found luffas that you grow to be pretty handy for scrubbing things around the house too. I use lemon peel infused vinegar- smells lovely.
I also have a scouring powder of sodium bocarbonate and rosemary whizzed together in the blender. Makes a lovely shiny sink etc, smells great and doesnt upset the septic.
I have found a tiny bit of Morning Fresh washing detergent is an excellent stain remover. One bottle lasts for YONKS.
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