This past summer I spent a month in France unearthing all sorts of French secrets: What region makes the best butter? Where do the Provencal buy their pétanque sets? What do the Parisian’s use to clean their parquet floors? Where is everyone getting their shoes? Some questions were left unanswered; others I got to the bottom of.
Some of my best discoveries, turns out, were found in the most typical of hardware and sundries stores. When it comes to cleaning, the French aren’t wielding harsh chemicals or power tools, but rather, sticking to what’s worked for generations. Among us at Remodelista, there’s at least one tool or product we’ve each co-opted into our own American homes. Here are our favorites.
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