Masking Tape as Scuff Preventor. Keep baseboards free of skid marks when you vacuum. Cover the edges of the vacuum head with masking tape so they won't leave dark smudges when you inevitably bump into the walls. There will be no more black marks
Blue dawn dish liquid does some amazing things -- removes hair product build up, repel houseplant insects, bathe the dogs (kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos), ice pack, unclog toilets repel aphids.