Do not mix store-bought cleaning products together
Mixing ammonia and bleach can create a deadly gas, but there are many other potential dangers. Commercial products are designed to be used by themselves, and if you mix them together you might get a very nasty (and possibly lethal) surprise.
Many of today's counter-tops, floors, and appliances require specialty cleaners
Using the wrong cleaner on a delicate surface can cause problems, even plain soap and water. When in doubt, ask.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or scrubbers
There are plenty of new products on the market specially designed for heavy duty tasks. Use of abrasive cleaners (e.g. powder cleaners) and metal scouring pads will only damage the surfaces leading to future maintenance and cleaning problems.
Vacuums are available at Residence Services
You can sign out a vacuum at Residence Services during regular hours. (not available starting August 1, 2020 until further notice)
Magic Eraser and a bit of water works wonders to clean marks and scuffs off of walls.
Remove stains as soon as possible
Remember to remove stains from carpets and upholstery as soon as possible. The longer you leave a stain, the more unlikely you are to get it off.