There are thousands of products on the market that advertise themselves as the next great thing in home cleaning. While they might claim to be an indispensable part of your home cleaning kit, do you really need it, and will it actually get your home any cleaner than something else? Turns out, your home cleaning kit doesn’t need to be large to be capable of cleaning most messes. Here are five things you should make sure you have.
Baking soda has a place in everyone’s cleaning kits thanks to its uncanny ability to eliminate odors. It’s also a mild alkali, which means it’s exceptional for dissolving dirt, grease, and other substances effectively and easily with water. This is particularly good for grease, which as an oil, won’t mix with water otherwise.
Distilled White Vinegar
Contrary to baking soda, vinegar is an exceptional cleaner because of its acidity. This makes it exceptional for dissolving and removing alkaline-based grime like soap scum, brines left by hard water, and even residue and glue left behind by things like duct tape and stickers. In fact, utilizing both the powers of baking soda and vinegar can remove some of the worst stains, such as red wine from carpet.
Ammonia may be bad for your fish tank, but it’s exceptional for cleaning. While you do need to be careful with this substance because it is toxic, it takes care of almost anything and everything. You can clean your floors, your windows, your countertops, or any other surface, whether it’s covered in grease, grime, adhesives, wax or anything else. Make sure you buy household grade ammonia; industrial strength requires breathing protection from the dangerous fumes.
Liquid Dish Soap
Every sink needs some dish soap, but did you know this simple, inexpensive cleaner can do so much more? It can clean ceramic and linoleum floors, like what you probably have in your kitchen. You can kill weeds in your garden by mixing dish soap with vinegar and salt and then pouring it on to weeds. And you can even make a powerful shower and tub cleaner by mixing dish soap with vinegar too!
Melamine Foam Pads
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, or the melamine foam pad as its lesser-known non-brand name, can take stains and marks off just about anything. Marks and fingerprints on walls? No problem. Adhesive residue? Gone. Stubborn spots on dishes or car leather seats? Taken care of. And the best part? You can buy these simple pads for dirt cheap if you get them in bulk online.Call a Manassas cleaning service professional from Elite Cleaning Services, LLC at (888) 627-1497 to request an estimate now!