Here is the formula I use at my home for all-purpose spray cleaning.
It is particularly handy to use this all-purpose spray to get all the baseboard heaters cleaned and free of dust. I like to avoid the fried dust smell that is so unhealthy to breathe.
This spray cleaner only costs 9 cents for 32 ounces, compared to $2.94 for the standard commercial version, and I can vouch for the fact that it works as well. Besides, it is safe to have around children and your own lungs.
Make up a batch of this fantastic all-purpose cleaner and store it in its own spray bottle, using this easy formula:
Basic All-Purpose Cleaner Formula
This formula makes 2 cups of formula, and it works on most types of dirt.
½ teaspoon washing soda (if you can find it; if not, skip)
2 teaspoons borax
½ teaspoon liquid soap or detergent
2 cups hot water
Combine the minerals, soap or detergent, and water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.
Spritz the area every foot or so, and wipe clean with a clean soft rag as you go. For difficult dirt, spray and leave the cleanser on the surface for five minutes or so before wiping.