My favorite cleaner is vinegar! And if vinegar can't clean it, I use Rockin Green Laundry soap or Funk Rock. Rockin Green is great for pet stains, dirty carpets, dish soap, and cleaning fabrics like couches/chairs/curtains/pillows.
Here are some tips for vinegar:
-Vinegar can be used as a carpet cleaner. Not only does vinegar get marker, crayon, grease, and juice stains out, it also lifts pet urine out of carpet!
-Vinegar is great for laundry. You can let your whites soak in 1/2 cup of vinegar and detergent to help brighten them. Vinegar also gets out laundry stains and bad smells.Vinegar is a great fabric softener as well. Pour some in your softener compartment just like you would a mainstream softener.
-Vinegar is great to clean coffee pots, water filter jugs, stainless steel bottles, and pots or pans. You can even soak bottles and lids to get out any unwanted mold.
-Vinegar cleans up spilled paint. Vinegar also removes leftover paint on brushes.
-Vinegar can clean and polish glass, stone, brass, bronze, or silver.
-Vinegar also is a natural weed killer and keeps unwanted pests- like ants- out of your garden. All you have to do is pour the vinegar directly on your weeds to kill them.