Cleaning...it has to be done whether we like it or not! (at least to some extent, right?! ;) ). I know, my home is never 100% clean any more now that we have young children...but I still like to try to keep it as tidy as possible. One thing that we've changed a LOT since having kids is the kinds of cleaners we use in our home. All of a sudden, all those chemical-filled, harmful cleaners and soaps didn't look so attractive, and we started to investigate some of the other options out there. Recently I came across the iQ line of cleaning products, which are created by Planet People - a great Canadian manufacturer. The iQ line is unlike any that I've come across before. It is plant-based, toxin & chemical free yet features a really unique and 100% smart way of packaging their products! They really do take "reuse" to a new level. Did you know that most cleaners are made of about 95& water? Well, iQ has taken advantage of this and allows you to fill the spray bottles with your own tap water and then simply mix in a small cartridge of earth friendly concentrate to create your bottle of iQ cleaner. Really...it's SUCH a great idea! Each time the cleaner runs out, you just add more water to your existing spray bottle, pop in a new cartridge and watch it dispense a complete new bottle of cleaner. This helps reduce plastic waste by a whopping 80%! Let's take a closer look at their cleaners:
iQ All-Purpose Cleaner
This cleaner is perfect for surfaces like countertops, stainless steel, appliances, fixtures, furniture and any other surface not normally harmed by water. We've used it for cleaning off all sorts of "dirt", and it works very well. I love that it leaves zero residue behind - and it makes your house or room smell like a cup of delicious green tea. :)
iQ Glass Cleaner
This Bamboo Berry scented cleaner works just as well, if not better, than any of the the regular glass cleaners. I was very impressed with the streak-free look that it left behind on our windows and mirrors.
iQ Bathroom Cleaner
This was one of my favorites. It has a yummy Nectarine Plum scent and not only does it make your bathroom smell fresh and fruity but really does the job well. We mainly used it in our sinks and bathtubs and we have no complaints whatsoever!
iQ Floor Cleaner
Finally...the floors. I have to admit, these don't get cleaned nearly as often as they should in our home. But iQ's Floor Cleaner is a great option to use while mopping up all the grit and grime that gets stuck to your floors, and we found that the floor was shiny and residue free after a good cleaning!
So, to wrap it all up...iQ cleaning products are one of a kind, and we found that they do their cleaning jobs very well. Not only is iQ smarter for your home, but it is also smarter for the planet and even smarter for your wallets! (On average, iQ cleaning products cost 25% less than the national brands on the market). It really is "The Smarter Cleaner."
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Where can you buy your own iQ Cleaners? They are available at many retailers across the country, including ones such as Pharamasave, Foodland and Nutters. Check out the Where to Buy page to find a store near you!