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Multi-Use Household Cleaning Products that Every Home Needs

For every specific cleaning need, there exists a corresponding household cleaning product on the market, such as porcelain cleaners, soil-stain removers, and drill brushes. Consequently, shopping for cleaning supplies can become an overwhelming endeavour. Sometimes, however, simplicity is best, especially given that there are numerous cleaning products that can do the job of multiple items. The team at Cortella explores these versatile and indispensable cleaning products in greater detail.

Multi-Use Essential Household Cleaning Products

  • Scrub Brushes

Scrub brushes are versatile tools capable of tackling various messes throughout the home, and across different materials. They can be used to scrub bathtubs or remove dirt from shoes. These brushes are also invaluable for handling tough stains that more delicate cleaners, like sponges and microfiber cloths, cannot manage. Consider investing in a brush set that includes multiple brush heads to reach various spaces such as corners and shower heads.

  • Mops

Mops are essential for cleaning wide surfaces, including walls, ceilings, and doors. When dry, they can also be utilised for dusting baseboards and mouldings. One of their biggest advantages lies in their variety. For instance, flat mops are ideal for accessing hard-to-reach corners, while steam mops use hot water to sanitise surfaces.

  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Microfiber cloths are handy throughout the home. Unlike other cloth, they are gentle surfaces and effectively capture dust, preventing scratches and streaks. This makes them perfect for polishing mirrors, gadget surfaces, appliances, windows, furniture, and more. Some microfiber products even come in glove form making it easier to wipe tricky places like baseboards. 

  • Sponges

Besides cleaning dishes, sponges can serve various other purposes. Their texture makes them excellent for picking up hair and pet fur from carpeting and removing fuzz from garments. They can also be used to cushion breakables and plug drafts. 

  • Brooms

While vacuums excel at removing dust and small particles, brooms are more effective for larger debris and smaller cleaning areas. Brooms can also sweep under furniture, push snow or water out the door, and reach high places. 

  • Old Toothbrush

Before discarding your old toothbrush, consider repurposing it for cleaning. Toothbrushes can scrub shoes, carpet stains, hard to reach areas of the sink, and jewellery. It can also be used to dust window tracks and computer keyboards.

  • Dish Soap

Dish soap is multifunctional, capable of more than just cleaning dishes. It can remove stains from carpets and upholstery, eliminate stubborn grime in refrigerators, and even act as a trap for pesky flies. 

  • All-Purpose Cleaner

As one of the most versatile cleaning products, all-purpose cleaners come in various formulas, some with antibacterial properties. They are excellent for cleaning messy spills on floors and removing streaks and fingerprints from glass doors, making them a must-have for numerous surfaces and items in the home.

Multi-Use Cleaning Products From Your Kitchen

Market aisles are filled with a wide variety of chemical cleaning products for every surface and household item. However, natural alternatives can be found right in your kitchen, offering a variety of cleaning applications. 

  • Baking Soda: This inexpensive pantry staple, when mixed with vinegar, creates a powerful cleaning agent to dissolve grease and dirt. It is also an excellent deodoriser, capable of absorbing strong food odours throughout the home.
  • Vinegar and lemon: Vinegar and lemon contain acids effective in removing grime from many surfaces. 
  • Cornstarch: When dissolved in warm water or vinegar, cornstarch forms a paste that can be used to scrub tubs, clean glass, remove stains, and polish silver. 
  • Vodka: Used on its own, vodka can disinfect mattresses, shine chromium cabinet hardware, and eliminate soap scum. Combined with water, it serves as an excellent linen spray, glass cleaner, and clothes deodoriser. 
  • If you’re looking for quality multi-purpose household cleaning products, browse our collection to find the right items. Should you have any questions or inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or stop by our Yarra Valley location. 

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