Am I the only crazy person who does fall cleaning? During the months of July and August, I start going through an all out cleaning of my home. A lot of it may very well be that I am a fall person. I love nothing more than going out walking in the mountains or taking a field trip to the local farmers market. To make sure I'm out of the house and enjoying nature, I try keeping the house as clean as possible during the fall. Luckily, no one said fall cleaning had to be dirty business, especially with an arsenal of all natural cleaners.
One of the things that is fun with fall cleaning is being able to take advantage of all the sales that are happening due to college students going back to school. This is usually one of the best times to stock up on green cleaners, especially from Amazon.com and the big box retailers. As many of you may know, I have a soft spot for Method cleaners, mostly since they do an amazing job and don't have the sort of smell that makes me want to air out my entire apartment AFTER cleaning. Since I love Method's Squirt and Mop Cleaner, I decided to give Method's Wood for Good Polish a try.
Method Wood for Good Polish
Like most other products made by this green company, the Method Wood for Good Polish is completely non-toxic and made from plant based chemicals. Having pets always in our apartment, it is important to us that everything in our apartment is non-toxic and pet safe. As an animal lovers, I am quite happy that Method doesn't and never will test any of its products on animals. As a rule of thumb, any good company that sells green cleaners should never test their products on animals. It is also good knowing the container and chemicals are completely biodegradable, meaning that they will naturally deteriorate quickly should any of my cleaners find a way out into the wild.
As for Method's Wood for Good Polish itself, like many other all natural cleaners, this polish is wax free and safely conditions your furniture without making it greasy or leaving a nasty buildup. If you aren't for sure what I'm talking about, it means that your furniture will be conditioned without leaving those nasty white streaks that are can sometimes dry into your furniture (might I add these are a major pain to get OFF your furniture too.) While I have heard you can avoid these streaks by using homemade cleaners, I have never had much luck with them, finding that they actually make my furniture look worse.
Method Wood for Good Polish: Effectiveness
Since Method's Wood for Good Polish isn't in an aerosol can, this is a good start in my book. Even though many manufacturers have moved away from these bottles, most furniture polish for some reason is still in these terrible metal spray bottles. Personally, I hate them not only as someone who tries being Earth friendly, but frugal. There is so much product left in these cans and it always infuriates me! With Method's polish in a normal squirt bottle, I am able to use every last drop of it, making me a very happy lady! After using this all natural cleaner for a few months, I am also happy to report that a very little goes a long way, especially if you are using a cotton cloth (or worn-out socks, like we use in our household).
Method Wood for Good Polish: Smell
If you are someone who loves Method's Squirt& Mop Cleaner, you will love Method's Wood for Good Polish . Unlike many all natural cleaners that claim to smell the same, the almond scent in this polish smells exactly like the floor cleaner. To me, this is a major plus since I can't stand having a mixing of smells when I'm cleaning. While most of my green cleaners are made from natural essences, they are still powerful and can easily give you a headache if they are overused at once – not so with this polish, with its mild almond scent.
Method Wood for Good Polish: Overall
For anyone who has tried Method's products, I am happy to say that his all natural cleaner is just as good as its synthetic counterparts. Not only does your house smell great, but you furniture has a beautiful shine that I thought was only possible with nasty wax cleaners. I can happily give Method's Wood for Good Polish an A+ rating, making it a must for any green household!