You may be tempted to sub in another cleaner, but watch out for these mistakes.
When you run out of a certain product, there's often another one that can get the job done. For example, you can use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on your laundry as a stain remover, and baking soda works great as a sink and faucet cleanser. But there are several cleaning swaps that you should never, ever make.
1. All-purpose cleaner for glass cleaner
What could be the harm in this swap? Well, using an all-purpose cleaner on windows or mirrors will leave them with soapy streaks. A smart alternative would be to use something that is billed as a multi-surface cleaner.
2. Hand dish soap for automatic dishwasher detergent
We bet you're thinking: Who would be that silly? Well, it's happened. Make this exchange and you'll wind up with mountains of suds all over your kitchen floor that just won't quit. If this happens, here's what to do to break down the foam.
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