Adam Springer, president and owner of Molly Maids cleaning service in Springfield, Ill., suggests you have the following in a home cleaning kit:

Adam Springer, president and owner of Molly Maids cleaning service in Springfield, Ill., suggests you have the following in a home cleaning kit:

Vodka
No joke. RealSimple.com suggests spraying some of this odorless alcohol on musty clothes – either those that have been in your closet for too long or that weren’t dried well – and let the garments hang.
Where to get it: Liquor and grocery stores.

Lemons
Sounds weird (and sour), but acidic lemon juice can take stains out of clothes, and it may be used with hot water and baking soda to lift the weeks of food stuck in your microwave.
Where to get them: Any grocery store.

Rubber gloves
Keep your hands bleach-free. Home Trends Arm Length gloves have a nonslip grip to keep the gloves in place.  
Where to get them: shophometrends.com.

Five-gallon bucket
A five-gallon bucket gives you enough room to fill it with floor cleaner and still fit your mop inside of it. The five-gallon model also is the right size to make a good carrying caddy for your cleaning products.
Where to get it: Grocery and hardware stores.

Comet
This scouring agent rips apart any grime it’s sprinkled upon and leaves your bathroom, kitchen or garage smelling clean. The best form of Comet is powder.
Where to get it: Walmart, Target, grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. 

Pledge Multi-Surface wipes
Instead of worrying whether you can polish your wood coffee table with the same wipe you used to dust your laptop computer, use these wipes for any surface in your home.
Where to get it: Any grocery store.

Toothbrush
Buy a very hard one to get the grime and mildew out of your shower tiles’ grout. Use the aforementioned Comet to help you with this task.
Where to get them: Any grocery or pharmacy stores. 

Mesh sink strainers
These hair catchers are perfect for your shower to prevent drain clogs. Available in a variety of sizes, a few dollars will prevent a call to the plumber later.
Where to get them: Home improvement and drugstores.