There are only 3 categories of cleaning products: surfactants, disinfectants, and scouring solutions.
Surfactants are soaps, like dish soap, hand soap, etc.
They are used to remove grease and oils, and can be used also for fragrance and general cleaning. The best surfactant in my opinion is diluted dish soap which you can put into a spray bottle with water.
Disinfectants are used to kill germs and bacteria.
The cheapest and best disinfectant, in my opinion is Vinegar and water. Vinegar is extremely acidic so it can be used to kill bacteria and is great for hard water as well. Vinegar can kill most but not all germs and bacteria. If you have a baby or are elderly, I suggest you use bleach. There are some viruses and bacteria that can’t be killed by vinegar, so bleach is the best alternative.
Scouring is usually powdery and rough like Ajax, or Comet, only to be used on tough surfaces like porcelain. If you want to be “Green” you can just use baking soda and water for those tough spots.
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If you want to make cleaning the floors easy, just take your shoes off when you enter. You will not need to spend as much time and will be using less effort every time you clean the floors if you remember to do this.
If you turn on the bathroom fan before you shower and keep it running while you are grooming, there will be much more circulation in the bathroom which will not permit mold growth and other hard to wash substances from forming.
If you use a cleaning formula, best to spray directly onto the sponge, cloth, etc. It even works for windows. Instead of spraying the window, spray a cloth or paper towel, and then apply. You will save much time, energy, and formula that way.
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