What the hell is happening down there? Hello? Is someone going to answer me? #MotivationalMonday

Lego Photography The Penguin

I’m going to be straight with you from the start that this is a review post of the e-cloth for kitchen and windows. I received free e-cloths but have not been compensated in any other way and all words and opinions are my own.

e-cloth cleaning with just water

Now to tell you What’s the Story.

We used to live in a 3 bedroom housing association house which was too small for our needs as both the oldest and youngest children needed their own rooms due to their special needs. We were `entitled’ to a 4-bedroom house but had to bid on properties. The main problem with this is that the reason we were able to bid for a 4 bed was due to the children’s needs but the properties did not take those needs into account – such as we would have to uproot and move quite far away. I say entitled as also I do not like the idea that you can just have a bigger property because you have had more children (personally). Maybe that is to do with getting away from the stereotyped teenage mother of only having children to get a council place – anyway that’s not the story here.

over grown tree

To cut a long story short we bought a 3 bedroom property that needed a lot of work but had had a garage conversion. We turned the conversion into a bedroom to mean we had an affordable 4 bed. This is the story of the garden. Overgrown, unloved and full of trees. One tree was over 30ft height AND it turns out secured into the ground with a concrete base and wall built around it under the ground! With a lot of hard work my husband has finally got the tree out (a needed job to be able to put up a fence and give the neighbours the correct boundaries again).

tree down

Being a detached house it meant that anything coming from the back garden had to come through the house – meaning lots of mud and mess. After the gardening was done I thought that this was the perfect time to test out the e-cloths. If I am honest I hate cleaning and do the basics. With the sun shining too I really wanted to do the windows. I am useless at cleaning windows and have tried vinegar, washing up liquid, even window cleaner – but it always ends up looking worse than when I started! With the e-cloth you simply add water and I can honestly say that it did a great job of cleaning my windows and frames (both UPVC and wood) without smearing.

e-cloth cleaning just add water

So back to the picture, I am loving Lego Photography and thought that was just the perfect way to combine my window cleaning and garden. Using the Penguin’s lines, “What the hell is happening down there? Hello? Is someone going to answer me?” from Batman Arkham City (2011) to look through the freshly cleaned windows to see what is occurring in my garden. I am joining in with What’s The Story as I am looking at inspirational photography bloggers to help me on my journey to take better pictures.

I also had a kitchen cloth and can say that it cut through the toughest of stains and dirt with just water. The e-cloth has unique fibre technology which breaks up and holds grease, dirt and bacteria. The e-cloth has health benefits by not using chemicals, particularly beneficial to those with asthma (like myself), or suffering allergies. Not having to buy chemicals saves time and money by not having to keep going shopping. It was great that one cloth did all and I did not have to keep finding different products/cloths. I think I would prefer to have separate kitchen worktop and floor clothes.

e-cloth cleaned dirt

How about you? Could you just use water to clean your house?

I received free e-cloths in order to review them. I am interested in making less waste and improving my health. I received no other compensation. All words and opinions are my own.

35 thoughts on “What the hell is happening down there? Hello? Is someone going to answer me? #MotivationalMonday”

  1. A great way to review the cloths! And I think we need some-just for fingerprints alone. Everywhere I look are finger and hand prints and the sunshine (although lovely) makes them even more obvious!

  2. Loving the lego pic!! My house is long overdue a spring clean and although now windows and doors will be open its nice to clean without chemical smells so would be great to give this a go!

  3. The e-cloths sound great. We’ve tried so many things to get a smear free clean window but have had no success so far.

  4. Loving your review – it’s nice to read a review that’s written differently! I definitely need some of these. My son has put his hands all over the french doors – they are in desperate need of being smear free!!

  5. I do sometimes use just water and cloth to clean. But admittedly only do that if there’s only minimal dirt on the surface. Mostly though, I use surface cleaner (sometimes bleach mixed with water) to clean work surfaces etc… #WhatsTheStory.

  6. E-cloths sounds great. I am always trying to get clean clean windows! And you are so funny I love the photos and the start of your post. Great review hun #whatsthestory

  7. What a great review, that doesn’t really seem like one at all! Totally appreciate the mess generated from other mess too – our neighbour has just had his brickwork re-pointed and our windows are in a right state! Great story Joy, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    Hope all good with you, seems like ages since we caught up. Hoping you’re at BritMums x

  8. The cloth sounds good. I’m not very good at cleaning my windows, my mum complains every time she visits, but that means invariably she gets the cloth out herself and does it! (Result!)

  9. We have an old Christmas tree at the bottom of the garden, still in it’s pot (burst through) but now bigger than our house. We desperately need to get it cut down. The cloths look great x

  10. My other half’s family have a cottage in Scottish Forestry Commission land, and we’re only supposed to clean with water there (no chemicals allowed). I’m not used to it, but the place is usually as clean as ours, so it can’t be a bad thing! Good work on getting the garden sorted….

  11. They put a concrete base around the tree??! How weird! Those cloths look great – I’m always looking to cut down on the chemicals we use and these look like a brilliant way to.

  12. We live in a terrace that is too small and I hate having to drag things through the house. We really need our back garden sorted but the thought of carting turf and soil through gives me the herby jeebies. The e-cloth looks fab

  13. My house is on the town near the high street cars and trucks and whathaveyous pass by which makes my window now clean.. always. I have tried a lot of course and paper & vinegar still beaing the best to use as it is effective & awfully cheap. Might look for this one in stores & see if its worth trying =) #WhatsTheStory

  14. I have to admit I wondered a little about these clothes at first, but I’ve come to be quite a fan – you’ve also reminded me I really should clean my windows sometime! x

  15. I love the idea of not using chemicals. We did have e-cloths and I must try harder to use them as intended.

    I have to admit I’m a bit of a sucker for a dettol wipe 🙂


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