In My House

In My House: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

Lately I have been ordering most of our household cleaning products from Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day and I get so excited when the box of brightly labeled products arrives.


My favorite products are the all-purpose cleaner spray and the dishwasher packs. I have tried probably a dozen dishwasher soaps and nothing works like these!

Nowhere in my small town sells Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day and even the nearest Target only has a limited selection, but Mrs. Meyer’s online offers free shipping on any order of more than $30.

The first time you order, you receive this handy scratch-n-sniff guide so you can order fragrances you love. The site also offers automatic shipments, which I have yet to take advantage of because I love trying different scents every time I order.


The scents are not perfumey and are true to what they are supposed to be. After I had cleaned my kitchen counters with the lilac all-purpose spray, my mother-in-law asked if I had real lilacs in the house. My favorite scents (right now) are the radish, geranium, and lemon verbena.


Aside from being effective and featuring lovely scents, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day uses mostly plant-derived products, and steers clears of harsh chemicals. Still, it works!


I received no compensation for writing this post, I simply enjoy sharing products I love.

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E-Cloth Review and Giveaway!

I am really in love with this new mini mop from e-cloth. It is incredibly lightweight and easy to grab when my daughter (or husband) inevitably spills something several times a day.


The mop transitions easily from the tile in our kitchen and bathroom to the hardwood floors in the rest of the house.


E-cloth offers a variety of products for home, auto, and pet care. Their products use only water and when a cloth gets grimy, I simply throw it in the washing machine.





The mop head seems to do a great job of picking up dust and sticky toddler substances like fruit snack residue from my floors.



So if it uses only water, how does it truly clean? (That was my question.)

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Note: E-Cloth provided a free mop to A HOUSE WITH CHARACTER for this post, but all opinions expressed are truly my own.

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In My House: Aveda Peppermint Essential Oil

I love all things Aveda. This essential oil is no exception.


I like to put a few drops in the bath or on my wrists for a light fragrance and little pick-me-up. It is also rumored to repel rodents because they hate the smell of peppermint.


My favorite use is to make my own household spray-cleaner. This is great for wiping down counters and removing toddler finger prints from my husband’s TV. It is safe to use on stainless steel appliances on which ammonia-based cleaners are a no-no.

To make it, mix the following in a spray bottle:

  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 6-8 drops of Aveda Peppermint Essential Oil (or your own favorite)


I bought a cheap plastic spray bottle at the local hardware store but if you wanted to be fancy you could put this in a cute container.

Happy cleaning!