Household cleaning tips: Four types of cleaning products you probably don't need and one that everyone needs.
Some cleaning products are great in special settings but just aren't that useful around the house. In fact, they are usually a waste of money unless you have a special need. Here they are. 1. Antibacterial sprays and soaps These products belong in hospital operating rooms, not in your home. Save your money unless there is some sort of bacteria in your house. Stay with plain old soap and water. 2. Furniture cleaner, polish, wax or oil If your wood furniture has a polyurethane finish, it only needs dusting. Wipe prints etc. with a damp but not wet cloth. If you're not sure what kind of finish is on your table or furniture, test with a bit of nail polish remover on a cotton ball in an inconspicuous place. If the cotton softens or sticks to the finish, you may need a cleaner, polish, wax or oil. 3. Drain cleaners If your drain is stopped up first try the good old plunger. If that doesn't work pour a half cup of baking soda, followed by a half cup of white vinegar down