...because home doesn't happen overnight.

I’m a big fan of natural cleaning products.  It seems I’m always cleaning up one mess or another, so I feel better knowing I’m not exposing my lil’ guys (and big guy, Handy Hubby) to harmful chemicals on a daily basis.  With the addition of granite countertops recently, I had to come up with a good cleaning product for natural stone.  I settled on Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner.

Diluted with water, this stuff works well on any sealed surface.  I premixed approximately 1 tablespoonful in a small spray bottle filled with water.  However, soon I discovered that my “granite cleaner” looked a lot like my “mirror/window cleaner” (i.e., vinegar in water solution).  For quick reference, I labeled my spray bottles to indicate which stuff cleans what.  Okay…and to make sure that Handy Hubby uses the right stuff.

I used painter’s tape (because I always have plenty of that lying around!) labels to indicate what each bottle contains: 1) Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner in water 2) dish soap in water 3) vinegar in water.

On the opposite side of each bottle, I wrote each solution’s purpose: 1) granite/bathroom cleaner 2) insect repellant 3) glass/mirror cleaner. 

Now, I can easily and quickly scoop up the cleaner I need to tackle a little maintenance around the house…without twisting off the cap to guess-sniff the ingredients OR, worse yet, accidentally spraying my mirrors with something that makes them streaky thus requiring a second cleaning and under-my-breath cursing.  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the insect repellant is used outside on a strawberry plant that Layne is tending to this summer.  No strawberries yet but we’re hoping…



I use Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose and it works great on mirrors/glass – I don’t get any streaking! Just an FYI if you want one less spray bottle… which, coincidentally, I just bought the same bottles – I have had terrible luck with spray bottles breaking left and right, I’m hoping these do the trick!


Holly – Thanks! I never knew Mrs. Meyer’s could be used on mirrors without streaking. Do you dilute it any?


I’m curious about these bottles…Are they glass? Do you remember where you bought them?


They’re just plastic spray bottles from Walmart.