Wow, really good tips for cleaning/sanitizing your home. Also some new info I didn't already know about. The only thing I would suggest is using Melaleuca's safe, bacteria-killing Sol-U-Guard in place of harmful bleach when bleach is suggested. Bleach literally burns up your lungs. Look into Sol-U-Guard or ask me about Melaleuca.
Also on these boards
31 Ways To Seriously Deep Clean Your Home. Cannot wait to try this stuff.
How often you need to clean everything in your home (and how to do it!)
A Movable Balcony | 36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home
For traveling...would save a lot of ziploc bags! Keep the mess in the towel, then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.