Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blast From The Past – WFMW April 22, 2009

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Today’s entry for Works For Me Wednesday and I Am Blissfully Domestic is an oldy but goody: Comet Cleanser.  I’m not sure how old you have to be to remember this stuff.  I used it in high school when I cleaned the bathroom.  It’s a bluish-green powder that cleans like there’s no tomorrow.  The only other cleaners that we ever needed were window cleaner for the mirror and some X-14 for the mildew.

Comet Cleanser So, why am I mentioning it now?  Being the sophisticated, 21st century mom that I am, I have been using the spray cleaners that cost an arm and a leg.  I have been trying to faithfully shine my porcelain sink (a la FlyLady), but it just doesn’t get all that shiny.  A couple of weeks ago, I saw the Comet Cleanser for just 75 cents at the local grocery store.  75 CENTS!!!!  Not the four dollars for the fancy spray stuff.  I brought the Comet home and proceeded to use it to clean my sink and the bathroom.  Lo and behold, it worked better than anything I’ve used in the last 20 years (and, no, it didn’t scratch).  It doesn’t have any perfumes, so Mr. Math Tutor didn’t have a problem with the smell.  Then, this week, I found the Comet Cleanser on sale for just 2/$1.00.

I get to save money, relive my childhood, and have a shiny sink, all at once!!!!  Does it get any better than this!

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The Prudent Homemaker said...

I have used this before as well as Barkeeper's Friend, which gets off rust spots as well.

Recently I just use a little bleach to clean the sink. I use my scrub brush that I use for cleaning dishes, so this also bleaches that brush in the process. I use about 1/4 cup of bleach each time.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Eh, my mom always used this and although it cleans like a charm I cannot stand the odor.

But is is cheap and works great!

Dana Nelson said...

I love Comet too! The old-fashioned powdered kind that is. I tried the soft-version of it - YUCK!! It doesn't come out very well - kinda gloopy (new word) and I was quite disappointed in it.

By the way - all week KMart has double coupons - you could end up getting Comet free if you have the right coupon :)

Happy cleaning,