When cleaning a home you will need common products you will often find in your pantry. It may seem like something improbable, but there are a lot of things you can do with such small products used in everyday life. Today we have many commercial cleaning products that are often overlooked, considering the possibility of using them is right before your eyes if you handle it right:
Using distilled white vinegar
You can dissolve soap scum and you can deal with dirt with a nice little mixture of water and white vinegar. It will work as both a window cleaner and for many other purposes such as perfectly cleaning a bathroom and moldy areas. It will also help eliminate persistent smells in an area and its own scent will disappear once it dries off. In its pure form white vinegar is capable of killing almost all bacteria and common mold species. It is a substance you can easily use around the bathroom and kitchen to deal with mold. Combine that with baking soda and you will have a great way of unclogging drains and sinks. You could end up softening the detergent residue or caulk buildup, so you can work on running the dish-washing machine or other appliances with a cup or two of white vinegar inside once in a while to help them clean up as well.
Using baking soda
As a nontoxic and abrasive substance you can use it for a number of purposes, such as replacing most of your commercial cleaning alternatives with these since they are environmentally friendly. You can make use of it on your bathroom sink to rid it of grime and soap scum in the process. Sprinkling this on carpets and vacuuming it will help eliminate musty smells in locations that had spills on them. You would do well to be thorough when you clean it however, as the small pieces left behind can become really annoying to deal with later down the line if you don’t do it right away. Just like vinegar you can combine both to pour them down the drain together for a great unclogging solution during house cleaning.
You can also make use of it instead of the usual brand of commercial window cleaners. It will be quick to evaporate and it will prevent streaking, so you can use it for windows and metallic surfaces as you work on things.
Ammonia is pretty powerful and it can do a lot more than vinegar can, but it is corrosive and toxic so you need to handle it carefully. One thing worth mentioning is that you should never mix it with bleach or else you will poison yourself from the resulting fumes. Use ammonia only as a last ditch solution if all else fails and do so sparingly. You can make an all purpose cleaner with a tablespoon of ammonia and some dish-washing liquid in two cups of water. That will have enough strength to clean almost everything and it will have fairly reduced toxicity. You should still do a thorough rinsing of the area after you’re done with house cleaning anyway though.