People use a wide variety of cleaning supplies to care for and clean their homes.
- Some common supplies are
- sponge, washcloths, rags or cleaning cloths
- duster and/or dusting spray
- trash bags or liners
- Some less common, but useful supplies are
- rubbing alcohol
- WD30 or similar oil based lubricant
- newspaper or butcher paper
- hydrogen peroxide
- furniture polish
- Protective materials
Then there are the items that protect the things that aren't being cleaned.
In many cases it's a good idea to test a particular cleaning technique or material on a small, less visible spot before using it more. For instance, you could test a cleaner on the back of a piece of furniture to make sure it doesn't remove the finish or change it in some way. Similarly, you can test a soap or cleaner on a piece of clothing on a part that won't be seen when it's worn, like the tail of a shirt that will be tucked in.