The use of powerful cleaning solutions bought off the shelf is so rampant that people have forgotten about conventional cleaning products that can do the job just as well. These products are much cheaper and definitely better for the environment.
Baking soda, for example, is a great cleaning product and deodoriser. It cleans stainless steel items remarkably well. When made into a paste with lemon juice and vinegar, it becomes a wonderful multipurpose cleaner and stain remover. Sprinkling some baking soda on carpets a few minutes before vacuuming it works amazingly well to remove stains and odours.
Lemon juice is a great stain remover. The mild acid in it acts as a bleaching agent and helps dissolve grease. It removes stains from brass, copper, stainless steel and from fabrics.
White vinegar is another natural cleaner and deodoriser. It is great to clean glass and to remove stains from a whole lot of products like furniture, upholstery, bathroom tiles, and pots and pans among others.
So the next time you feel the need for a cleaning solution, check your kitchen store first.