Every commercial home cleaning service arms itself with the right tools for the job, and here is how you can, too! In your cleaning closet or pantry, you will want to keep stock of the following: white vinegar, club soda, baking soda, bleach, toothbrushes, brillo pads, old newspapers, old shirts or other fabrics, oil (olive, almond, coconut, or orange) and (if possible) you will want to invest in a steam cleaner. Residential cleaning services usually have a ready supply of both green cleaning and chemical cleaning products so that they can meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.
Toothbrushes are excellent for cleaning grouted and other hard-to-reach areas. Use a little baking soda and water on your toothbrush to clean crevices and rinse with white vinegar to remove residue and remaining baking soda.
Old newspapers and vinegar are your grandparent's window cleaning tools of choice because they worked. So don't throw away cleany those newspapers! Spray vinegar on the window and start wiping.
Cabinets and woodwork can be cleaned using vinegar and olive oil. Simply wipe on the vinegar with an old shirt or rag and wipe off using your oil of preference.
Brillo pads can be used to clean dishes, countertops, or even carpets. Just dab on some baking soda and start scrubbing.
Keep club soda on hand for immediate spot cleaning.
Bleach should be used when cleaning up after chicken or to remove germs from items that have come from indoors, bought second-hand, or even to clean up after sick children.
Use steam cleaners for any carpet or upholstery stain. Again, steam cleaners are the tool of choice for residential cleaning services and commercial cleaning services. Not only will they clean carpets, but they can be used on sofas and couches, draperies, and even your motor vehicle upholstery.
Armed with these few common tools (and one not-so-common) you can pretty much clean your entire house.