Washing machine odors are a pesky problem, particularly for frontloading washers. Here is a recipe to deal with the issue. First, take 1/4 cup of baking soda and mix with 1/4 cup of water and put it in the detergent compartment. Then pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the drum and run it at hight heat on a normal cycle (without clothes). http://laundry.reviewed.com/features/why-your-washing-machine-smells-and-how-to-clean-it
A new client told me that her Norwex basic cloth cleaned the grease off glass globes in one swipe without leaving any trace of the grease. I tried it and I'm sold. I had been using good microfiber cloths but they don't clean it perfectly as the Norwex cloth did. This cloth is supposed to be used with only water, no cleaning product whatsoever. Goes like charm over kitchen surfaces! https://norwex.biz
The toilet might look clean but it's important to check under the rim where dirt can build up out of sight. A good way to check it is to wet some toilet paper and rub it under the rim (rubber gloves recommended).. You'll see if there's a black residue there. If so, have a grout brush on hand, wet the bristles and pour either cleanser or a thick toilet bowl cleaner on the bristles. then rub it around under there. Flush, while rubbing the brush under the rim again. Do this a couple of times and it should come clean.
For caked on dirt, use a pumice stone.
You may be tempted to use the scratchy side of your sponge when you're cleaning the shower doors just to get that extra oomph to get up the hazy residue. Don't. Do. It. Most shower door glass has a plastic coating on it to keep the water from sticking as much to the surface. That scrubby side of the sponge will scratch it and make it look mottled after awhile. Rely on the (green) chemicals to do the heavy lifting (see previous post).
Mostly I've found that shower glass cleans up well with an all purpose cleaner. I use the 7th Generation brand. But after awhile, near the bottom of the inside of the glass, you often find a hazy build-up that's hard to remove. One product that does this great is Ecover Bathroom Cleaner. I highly recommend it, though it's hard to find now so you have to look for it online and be persistent.
Ecloth is the maker of specialized microfiber cloths. You can find them sold in many supermarkets.They make a large assortment but I have found a few to be essential. Today I'll talk about the "cleaning up pad." This is essentially a sponge, but better. It has a smooth side and a rough side (though not as rough as a green scrubbie) and holds dampness like a sponge. But it cleans much more thoroughly than a sponge (as all microfiber cloths do) both in the dirt and grease it "grips" and in the amount of germs it removes. Highly recommended. www.ecloth.com
.Do what the pros do when you clean your house: wear a cleaning apron. it has pockets to put cloths and loops to hang products from. That way everything is with you as you make your way through the house. Saves time! A good one can be gotten at www.thecleanteam.com.
I'm about to get a special lesson in grout cleaning--a very pesky cleaning task. And for grout stains, which do occur, I'm told that hydrogen pyroxide applied in stages is an effective and safe de-stainer. I'll give you an update once I've gone through the process.
A great tool to use on enamel stove tops and their iron grills is a steel wool soap pad. This gets the baked on gunk like nothing else. And SOS now has a soap pad with biodegradable soap ingredients. Be sure to test a small area before using on the enamel since stoves are different.
Here is a brush that looks like a toothbrush but is more ergonomically designed and tougher that is great for those little hard-to-get areas like around the base of faucets and shower grout. https://www.thecleanteam.com/Speed-Cleaning-Toothbrush--3-Pack_p_20.html