When you clean your toilet bowl, pump the water in the outflow channel a few times with your toilet brush to make the water level go down. That way your cleaner will be more concentrated--and more effective!
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.