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5 Cleaning Supplies You Don’t Actually Need


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If you live in a small space where storage is at a premium, here are some cleaning items you really don’t have to have at home. Plus, simplifying your products and tools will streamline your cleaning process every time.

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Stainless Steel Cleaner

You can clean stainless steel with any all-purpose cleaner, or even just a dampened microfiber cloth. And to polish, buff with a paper towel dabbed with coconut or olive oil.

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Window Cleaner

You don’t need a separate spray bottle for cleaning your windows, mirrors, and other glass. Instead, a vinegar and dish soap solution is exceptional at cutting through soap scum and dirt. 

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Multiple Mops for Different Kinds of Mopping

Dry and wet mop methods each have their place, but you don’t need a separate tool for each task. Instead, opt for one mop with interchangeable heads.

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All-Purpose Cleaner

Dish soap and vinegar are fantastic cleaners for just about any surface. And remember that a dry microfiber cloth itself is excellent at picking up dirt and lifting it away.

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Cleaning Wipes

Convenience aside, there’s a lot not to love about these wipes. First off, disinfecting wipes should be used as a disinfectant, not a cleaner. Also the disinfecting ingredients won’t work if there is organic matter, aka dirt, in the way.

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