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I had my head under the kitchen sink this morning going through the bottles, cans and boxes of miracle cleaning products that I have accumulated over the years and I started wondering what are the minimum cleaning products that I really need to keep my home fresh and clean.

So far my short list is water, dish soap, liquid laundry detergent, white vinegar, ammonia, chlorine bleach, Bar Keepers Friend and an ancient, bottomless, bottle of Goo Gone!

Please share the minimum number of basic products that you rely on in your home.

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Dish soap
Tide Pods
Pledge
Windex
Fantastic

I keep saying I'm going to find more frugal subs for these items but honestly, they work so well that I'm a little reluctant to mess with success.
 

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vinegar and water-2 parts vinegar and 4 parts water in a spray bottle. Non toxic so you can spray it right into the fridge for a spill. Natural mold/mildew killer

Bleach 2 parts bleach and 4 parts water in a spray bottle

furniture polish
DW tabs like finish
dish soap-dawn ( can kill fleas but only use the blue)
lysol liquid ( do floor w/ that and dishsoap mixed for the cement tiles in the kitchen)

once in awhile soft scrub w/ bleach for more oomph for stove stains or dried on food.
 

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I can not live without some sort of cleaning wipes. I most often use the Lysol off-brands.
Since I live on my own and do all my own cleaning, I don't use bleach. The smell makes me very ill.

I use:
Cleaning/Disinfectant wipes
Windex/off-brand
White Vinegar
Baking Soda
Dish washing liquid
Fantastik
Scrubbing Bubbles/off-brand
Pine-sol/off-brand [all wood floors, I can't live without this either and it's probably the cleaning product I use the most other than the wipes haaha]
 

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- dish soap, I usually buy a brand name because it seems to last longer
- 409, you can clean *anything* with this, it is great for baked on, dried on, ancient crud
- Bon Ami, great on glass casseroles and glass top stoves
- bleach, I keep a gallon of cheap stuff and an expensive bottle of spray stuff on hand
- dishwasher tablets, the ones recommended for our high end machine
- laundry soap, I get whatever liquid is cheap and doesn't smell nasty
 
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so true about the goo gone. buy it once and have it forever.

only use blue original dawn for dishes and other things. i do not have a dishwasher.

i have a big bottle of lysol lemon scent cleaner that i mix with water in another
bottle and it is in the goo gone category......bottomless

i do get lysol toilet cleaner at the dollar store

for floors i have a swiffer that i pin a dish towel to and wet it with whatever i grab.

i use glass cleaner from dollar store but am thinking about trying a homemade version.

i have mini blinds that i always clean with the wet wipes that come in a canister from dollar store.

i love lemon pledge and dont think i will ever switch.

i get the walmart brand of mr clean erasers in a tub and it last quite a while.
i tear off what i need so they go a long way.

i freeze pieces of lemon in an ice cube tray and put a couple down the disposal weekly.

i only use purex laundry soap and buy 2 every time on sale at walgreens.

i use downy dryer sheets but i cut them in half.

i keep baking soda and vinegar on hand too.
 

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cleaning supplies

To Many trying to use up things and get down to just the basic
dish liquid for hand washing dishes from Sams cheapest
Palmolive for dish washer I have tried others but always came back to palmolive
Vinegar
ammonia
comet
Mr clean magic eraser
bowl cleaner usually from DollarGeneral
mean green
pinesol
Windex
Murphy oil soap like it for washing wood cabinets
Awesome dont remember what i bought for
furniture polish
Soap for washing machine
liquid hand soap
I think maby that all Soda
 

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I'm still trying to use up all of my odds and ends too nannyd.

I've had to set some items out on the counter next to the sink as a constant reminder to use them.

I'm saving a couple of the old spray bottles so I can try FW2's ideas for inexpensive cleaning solutions.
 
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