Yesterday morning, as I was putting in my contacts, I noticed that I had quite a bit of makeup smudges decorating the sink in our bathroom. I made a mental note that I should go find some cleaner to get them off. I then started to wonder if it would take more than just a Clorox cleaning wipe. I might need to grab the box of baking soda out of the kitchen.
On a whim, I decided to see what would happen if I just used some of the soap that was sitting a few inches from the sink itself. It worked. It makes sense that the same soap that cleans dirt off my hands would clean makeup splatters out of the sink. I just swished some soap bubbles over the smudged area and rinsed it off. It took all of ten seconds, far less time that it would've taken me to go grab a bottle of cleaner.
There you have it. My new weapon against smudges in my bathroom sink:
I'm adding my idea to the others at Glimpse of Our Life. I'm not sure my soap qualifies as a "green cleaning" idea, but I figure that cleaning something with my everyday soap beats pulling out a bottle of nasty chemical spray.