Cleaning Products

Written by Linda Alexander
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Choosing the right cleaning products for the job isn't as difficult as it seems. With so many products available, it can be overwhelming. But it's really easier than it looks to know which product does which job.

The first step to choosing a product is to evaluate the soils and the surfaces of what you are trying to clean. Is it mildew on your shower curtain, or mud on your kitchen floor? Then look at the surface--it might require special cleaning equipment, or it might be a common surface like bathroom tile.

Which Cleaning Products Do You Need to Use?

Next, determine how you like to clean. Do you like to do a thorough job once a week or once a month, or a less intense job every day? Is your house so dirty that you need extra-strength cleaning products and lots of elbow grease? Chances are, you can cut through the dirt with simple household cleansers like vinegar and baking soda.

Finally, choose cleaning products according to the job you need done. It's wise to keep a general purpose cleaner around, such as a pine oil detergent, or ammonia. For special jobs, you might need a specific cleaner; for example, baked on grease in your oven might require oven cleaner. Read labels carefully, and you're on your way to a clean home!

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