Quick Tips on How to Make Your Cleaning Products Work More

Cleaning products are all around us and used everyday for their primary purpose. However, many of these packaged chemicals have the capability of being used for more than just sanitizing and cleaning up dirt.

Cleaning your windows is almost synonymous with the use of Windex or a similar alcohol-based window cleaner. However, this same product works extremely well in shining up metallic equipment furniture like chrome and brass. Windex also works as an effective stain remover, but only the clear version. The blue Windex will obviously leave a blue stain.

Laundry detergent, the dry powdery type, makes for an effective oil stain cleaner in the garage. Pour a bit of the detergent on the oil dripping and let it sit. If the stain has been there a while, moisten it with water and scrub into the cement a bit. Then let sit for 24 hours before washing away. The oil will be significantly gone if not completely removed.

If you’re an artist or painter, you will love fabric softener sheets. Put a sheet in a cup of water with the brushes, and the chemicals on the sheet will cause the latex paint to come right off the brushes, allowing them to be used again and again. Dryer sheets also make an excellent air freshener for a vacuum cleaner by placing one in the vacuum cleaner bag before using.

Ammonia is one of the harshest cleaning chemicals available, but the fumes alone can rip grease off of metal oven parts. Many folks take some ammonia, but it in a plastic bag with the oven range part, and let it sit outside for a night tied up. The next day, the range part is lost all of its gunk and is ready to wash off for a clean oven use.

The Insurance Shop USA, serving Sandypoint, ID, is in the business of selling insurance, but that doesn’t stop them from sharing great ideas on living as well, including those that give you more bang for the buck.


Taking the Pain Out of Updating Your Insurance

It doesn’t matter where in the States you are, be it Sandypoint, ID or even somewhere up in Alaska, the fact is, you need to make sure that your home and vehicle insurances are up to date.  Let’s talk about why it is important to do this. 

Most of the time, people tend to think that once you purchase a home insurance policy, you are done.  However, there are times when it is critical to update it.  When are those times?  Let’s see.

  • Have you made any renovations or home improvements?  Has your bathroom or kitchen had a makeover?  Have you recently added a storage shed?  All of these things are reasons for you to make sure that your homeowner’s insurance is up to date.
  • Do you have the proper amount of coverage for your vehicle and/or home?  Take a peek at your policy and see how much protection you have in the liability area.  This is the part of your policy that deals with bodily injury or property damage claims.
  • If you are missing out on savings, you might want to update your policy.  It is always a good idea to review your policy – be it home or auto – to ensure that you have a working knowledge of your coverages and to take advantage of any savings opportunities.
  • Have you recently bought a big ticket item?  If so, believe it or not, it can impact your current insurance policy.

The items just discussed are just a sample of the things that can have an impact on your insurance policy.  Check with The Insurance Shop USA to review your home and auto insurance policies today.  You never know when you will need it and it needs to be up to date when you do.