These 4 Products You already Own Make Spectacular Cleaners



baking sodaWhether you’re in the midst of an emergency and require cleaning supplies or simply forget to buy what you need at your local retail store, don’t fret. There are numerous items around your home that serve as excellent emergency cleaning supplies. Such options are highly effective, non-toxic, and cheap! What more could you ask for?

Check out these products that make spectacular cleaners.

 White Vinegar

Ah, white vinegar. Is there anything it can’t do? The clear liquid is the best all-purpose cleaner you’ll ever use, as it’s a powerful disinfectant capable of being used on pretty much any surface you can think of — glass, wood, laminate, countertops, etc. As with every other cleaner on this list, we’ll mention it’s 100% natural, so breathing vinegar’s fumes won’t kill your brain cells. What it will do is clean and disinfect your entire home, killing mold and mildew instantly.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is applicable to almost as many surfaces as white vinegar, but it does especially well in kitchens and bathrooms. Because the white stuff is so abrasive, it destroys mildew, mold, soap scum and any other nastiness lurking around tubs and sinks. Keep an open box of baking soda in any room that features an unpleasant odor, as it neutralizes horrendous smells.

Lemon

Need a quality cleaner, but don’t have anything except lemon in your fridge? You’re in great shape. Lemon is another powerful disinfectant with a laundry list of applications, including the cleaning of chrome, cutting boards, sinks, and most other surfaces. Add lemon juice to water to make a fantastic cleaner, or simply use wedges to clean your kitchen sink and other surfaces. The fresh scent will also leave your home nice and deodorized.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is another common household product that serves as an excellent cleaner. Use it to get stickers off of glass, get  paint off your hands, fix scratches on leather furniture, clean cast-iron pans, polish stainless steel, and much more.

What are your favorite emergency cleaning supplies? Share them in the comments section!

About the Author:

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Kent Page McGroarty is a freelance lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in AZ Central Healthy Living, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, SF Gate Home and Garden, LIVESTRONG, Moblized.com, I Do Take Two.com, and many other online publications. Twitter: @KentsStuff.

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