Rather than go out and buy a special product for a cleaning problem, check your cabinet for what you might already have.
We found a great list from Yahoo! of 3 surprising uses for everyday cleaning products you probably already have stashed in your cleaning cabinet.
1. Remove Stickers with Laundry Stain Remover.Next time you have to remove a stubborn price sticker or its gooey residue from glass, dishes or other hard surfaces, head to your laundry room. The same pre-treater that erases spots and stains from fabric will also dissolve the black, tacky adhesive that often get left behind when you try to peel off a label. Simply saturate the sticker with the spray and work it in with your finger.Let it sit about 30 seconds, then scrape the softened gunk off with your fingernail. Finish by washing the item in hot sudsy water.
2. Clean Summer wedges with foaming carpet cleaner. Foaming carpet cleaner, like Woolite, is the answer.It's formulated to grab onto and suspend carpet soil until you vacuum it away, so why wouldn't it work the same way shoes?All you do is apply some foam to the braid and gently work it in with a soft toothbrush. Allow it to dry about 30 minutes, and then carefully brush away any residue.
3. Spiff Up Stainless Steel Sinks with Furniture Polish. First clean and dry the sink. Then, apply some of your regular furniture polish to a cloth and wipe the sink. A thin layer is all you need -- and if the metal looks streaky, you've applied too much. Just buff away any excess with a clean cloth. You can even give the faucet a quick swipe, too. The protective layer that the polish provides will help water drain and dry faster leaving fewer spots behind. Reapply the polish whenever you clean the sink.