Cleaning Tools You Didn’t Know You Had

Cleaning Tools

Commercial cleaners and harsh chemicals are a thing of the past for some people who clean their homes. The cleaning solution doesn’t have to be commercial grade to be safe and ready for use. To get spaces clean at home, it helps to know the tools at your disposal. Here are some tips to look around and see what will work best for different surfaces without resorting to harsh chemicals.


Glass Cleaner

With just a quarter cup of vinegar and rubbing alcohol, combined with two cups of water and a tablespoon of cornstarch, a glass cleaner emerges. Cornstarch helps with streaks on surfaces. Shake it up in a spray bottle and use a cloth that is lint-free. Avoid using paper towels if possible. Start with this cleaner over commercially sold products for a more natural, green shine. 


Oven Cleaner

The inside of an oven can be the worst place for bacteria and gunk to build up. Try getting it clean with a simple solution of half a cup of baking soda and two to three tablespoons of water. Let it sit on the inside of the oven overnight. Wipe with a cloth the next morning, spray with vinegar, and wipe down again to get it extra clean. 


Cleaner for All Surfaces

Having a go-to cleaner that takes care of lots of grime and dirt is key to happiness in a house. Mix up water, vinegar, and alcohol in equal parts with a few drops of dish soap for a mild, natural cleaner that takes the dirt away and sanitizes kitchen spaces.


Toilet Bowls

Nobody likes to clean the toilet, especially if there are lots of kids in a house. Tough stains, ones that don’t want to come out can sparkle and shine with just under a cup of borax and one cup of white vinegar. Add essential oil for fragrance if desired. Flush the bowl, then pour the mixture into the toilet to sit overnight. Scrub and shine the next day as usual. 


Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances require a little elbow grease once in a while. Pour water and vinegar in equal parts into a spray bottle. Add a drop of dish soap and four drops of essential oil. Shake it up and use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the exterior surface areas. Vinegar is great for sanitizing and dish soap helps get the grime off without leaving a film. Lightly spray surfaces without using harsh chemicals and keep it looking shiny and new.


Shine Up the Furniture

A buildup of polish on furniture can make it look less new over time. Mix together a three-quarter cup of olive oil, a quarter cup of vinegar, and some lemon juice. Stir it up and mix it together well before spraying onto wood furniture. Use a soft cloth then let it air dry. This will help keep it nice, shiny, and looking like new for a long time to come.


Greater Columbus Cleaning comes to you with our guarantee we will provide the best in service anywhere. If you want us to clean up your space and commercial properties, give us a call. We are here to meet your individual needs. Give us a call to get started on an estimate.