If Cleaning is Your Thing

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
September 13, 2007

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GR Scrub
8235 SE 13th Ave #12
Portland, Oregon 97202

“Cleaniless is next to godliness,” as the saying goes, and anyone who knows me well knows that I subscribe to this creed. And I love finding products and gadgets for this purpose. So imagine my joy when I discovered a store in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to the art of cleaning.

GR Scrub is a creative concept store. Here, you will find cleaning products and implements ranging from the German Redecker natural brush for cleaning the food processor ($6.50) to a Texan horse-hair broom ($25) which you use by pushing the dirt away from you rather than towards you. There is even a kid’s corner with a child-size iron ($5) and ironing board ($16) to initiate the young ones.

The best part is proprietor Glenn Recchia’s in-depth knowledge. Shop for your products and fire away questions you’ve always wanted to ask concerning how to clean something or what products work best. I grilled him on how to get the grout in my bathroom tiles snow white. When you walk out of the store, you will be steps closer to immaculate living.


Comments (3)

Glenn Recchia

Sep 14, 08:14 AM

Thank you for this Cynthia it is lovely!
I’m here to answer any cleaning topics for you! Please let me know if you find special products elsewhere down the road that might be interesting for GR SCRUB.

sarah Liu

Jan 7, 01:16 AM

so… HOW “to get the grout in my bathroom tiles snow white.”!!?? please share the secret bcause i’m dying to try it out! thanks!


Jan 18, 09:11 AM

I scrub with bleach and it seems to work pretty well! Let me know if this helps.

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