What’s in YOUR cleaning supply closet? If you don’t have all the following cleaning supplies, you could be missing out on great opportunities to keep your house spic and span. These cleaning supplies have been identified by our cleaning experts as being especially useful for standard household cleaning. Here’s what we recommend:
1. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Microfiber cleaning cloths are soft enough that they can be used on almost any surface, but they also have millions of little fibers that can grab dirt, hold lots of water, and clean surfaces really well. These durable cleaning cloths are long-lasting, can be cleaned regularly, and re-used again and again. Keep lots of these cloths on hand!
2. Sponges and Scrubbers
Stop using paper towels when you could be using re-useable tools like sponges and scrubbers. These handy materials work better than paper towels and rags when you’re trying to scrub hard-to-get places and hard-to-clean surfaces. Use different scrubbers and sponges for different surfaces, to avoid spreading germs from one room to another. Be mindful of opting for sponges on areas that are sensitive to scratching.
3. Multipurpose Cleaners or Cleaning Concentrates
Most surfaces can be cleaned with multipurpose cleaners and cleaning concentrates, so keep lots of this cleaning product on hand to do most of the heavy lifting. All cleaning products should say what surfaces they can safely be used on, so pay close attention to the manufacturer’s notes and instructions before using a new cleaning product for the first time.
4. Broom and Mop
Brooms need to be replaced periodically, as do mops. Keep these on hand, and know when to get new ones! Your broom should be replaced when it becomes so frazzled that it starts dragging dirt around without actually cleaning. Replace your mop every two or three months.
5. Vacuum Cleaner
If you have any rugs or carpets in your home, you must have a vacuum cleaner! Even if you don’t have rugs, keep a hand-held vacuum around for cleaning your upholstery and drapes.
6. Vinegar and Baking Soda
Vinegar and baking soda make a powerful combination. Use these kitchen products to make safe, effective cleaning solutions. Make your own cleaning product with 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda.
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