If you're thinking about selling your home, or just about doing a deep spring cleaning, the first and best thing you can do to bring in the maximum profit and showcase your home's full potential is to give it a thorough and deep scrub. Cleaning and maintaining your home while selling doesn't have to become a full time job though and these five back-to-basics products will help you stay on top of it.
1: Microfiber cloths
Absorbent, non-abrasive, and environmentally friendly, you can never have enough microfiber cloths. Absorbing both dirt and liquid and great at leaving a streak free shine, grab yourself a pack or two and enjoy the time-saving, money-saving benefits.
2: Barkeepers Friend
Barkeeper's Friend is that product that works when you don't know what will. From stoves and glass to sinks and dishes, it won't scratch and has a mild clean aroma.
3: Castile Soap
Great for face and body, Castile soap is also a wonderful household cleaner. Dilute to use for mopping, laundry, pets and more. Castile soap is super concentrated and a little goes a long way. It comes in many pleasing scents to leave your home smelling fresh and inviting.
4: A Good Vacuum
It might just be me, but through trial and error and many dollars down the drain, I've found you can't beat a good canister vacuum for suction and versatility. Attachments allow them to reach all those hard to get to spots, while the canister design allows for a good quality motor and superior suction. The drag behind design makes vacuuming a breeze. For lighter duty, nothing beats doing... well, nothing! Set it and forget it with a robot vaccuum complete with all the bells and whistles. The latest models even follow up with a mopping!
Inexpensive, efficient and effectrive, no top-five cleaning list would be complete without vinegar. Vinegar is great getting rid of bad odors and is a standout at cutting grease and shining glass. You can use it on your windows and your woodwork or pour it into a spray bottle and mist onto carpets, drapes and upholstered furniture. Place it in your washing machine's softener dispenser to freshen up clothes without leaving any lingering vinegar smell. Once dry, you'll have an odorless, traceless refresh on almost any surface.
How about you? What are your favorite cleaning products?