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Alyssa Armstrong is the owner of Alyssa’s Cleaning Company and she is here to provide us with some great tips that will help us in our own homes.

As you can imagine, she already has a sizable amount of experience, so she can provide us with all the information we need. The Michigan-based house cleaner is advising her followers to steer clear of certain products.

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These are products that many of us utilize on a daily basis, so we are grateful to her for the heads up. As she shared in a now-viral TikTok video, it is time to get of your Windex once and for all. Alyssa is happy to explain why and she even provides a helpful alternative. “Windex, not the best glass cleaner, and it’s not ammonia free,” she claims, “Sprayway is.”

At least she is ready to offer a helpful counterpoint and not just tell us to throw our Windex away. Of course, there are those who will point out that Windex offers an option free of ammonia. This is the purple kind that you see in stores. This is not the only cleaning solution that she advises people against using, either.

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Bona Hardwood Floor Polish is a no-no as well. Alyssa says that it leaves a film behind, which is obviously the last thing that we would want. “It’s very expensive, and I don’t care that your hardwood-floor person recommended it,” she argues. “Don’t use it.”

According to the New York Post, however, Bona fought back against these allegations. The company’s senior brand manager, Leah Bradley, told The Post that the product “is intended for use a few times a year, not as a regular floor cleaning product.”

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She added, “It is a protective polish that renews hardwood and hard-surface floors by filling in micro scratches and scuffs, shielding against future wear and traffic, and adding a durable shine. If the product is streaking, it can mean that there is an existing film on the floor (sometimes left behind by oil-based cleaning products), which can be removed by first cleaning with our Bona PowerPlus Hardwood Floor Cleaner.”

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It’s always good to know both sides, but Alyssa stands by her statements.

If you would like to learn more about the products she warns against, please take a moment to check out her video:


Buy what y’all want, this is just my opinion 🤷🏽‍♀️ #professionalcleaner #cleantok #dontbuythese

♬ original sound – Alyssa’s Deep Cleaning Company

While her word is not law, we always love to get input from those who have a bit more experience in these matters than we do.