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Basic Household Cleaning Guide

Basic Cleaning Supplies:

It’s nearly impossible to make a universal cleaning supply list that fits every home. Every family and home is different, making their cleaning needs also unique. Instead of a list of every cleaning tool and cleanser on the market, our basic cleaning supply list is broken down in to 6 categories of tools. Use these categories as a starting point for creating your own basic cleaning supply list. If you’re still a list person, try the more basic supply list at the bottom of the article.

Dusting Supplies

Dusting is an important job whose frequency will depend on your lifestyle, décor, and any breathing and allergy issues family and friends may have. Tools for dusting will also vary with personal preference although I recommend the following:

  • Microfiber Cloths (for general and intricate dusting)
  • Microfiber Dust Mop and/or
  • Vacuum Cleaner Dusting Attachment (for high ceilings, walls, corners)
  • Dusting Spray and/or
  • Furniture Polish

Trash
Even the smallest household generates quite a bit of trash and waste. The tools to take care of trash are simple, yes, but a necessary component of making your household run smoothly. I recommend the following tools:

  • Trash cans (for every room or area in the house)
  • Trash can liners (these can be reused grocery sacks, or store bought liners)
  • Baking Soda
  • Recycling Bins(labeled for easy sorting)

General Surface Cleaning
The fact is that every surface in our homes gets dirty. We need a good cleaner to keep all the smudges, spills, and sticky spots clean. Our best friend is a good all purpose cleaner, but you may want an extra cleaner or two for general cleaning around the house. I recommend:

  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Kitchen Cleaner or Wipes
  • Bathroom Cleaner or Wipes
  • Sponges, Paper Towels, Cleaning Cloths
  • Scrubbers
  • Gloves

Special Surfaces

If you’re like most homes, you have several surfaces in your home that need a little extra TLC when it comes to cleaning them. These specialty surfaces give our homes variety and spice, but knowing what to clean them with can be especially frustrating. I recommend the following products where applicable:

  • Oven Cleaner
  • Stone Cleaner
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Detergent
  • Wood Polish
  • Upholstery Spot Remover
  • Leather Cleaner
  • Laundry Soap
  • Laundry Stain Remover
  • Laundry Additives
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Soft Scrubbing Cleaner
  • Air Freshener
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Silver or Metal Polish

Floors

Our floors bear the brunt of the dirt that comes into our home. Things are spilled on, tracked across, and smeared through our floors on a daily basis. Cleaning supplies needed to clean floors will depend on the type of floors that a home has. I recommend considering the following needs:

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Mop
  • Mop Bucket
  • Mopping Solution for floor type
  • Polish

Storage and Organizing

Even when everything is clean, we need ways to organize and store items in our home. Although storage and organizing needs will vary, I recommend the following:

  • Storage Containers (clear, plastic, stackable, with handles)
  • Labels or a labelmaker
  • Filing System

Obviously there will still be other surfaces and supplies that we didn’t cover but this should cover most homes.

*THE CLEAN HOUSE SHOPPING LIST*

Dusting Supplies

Cleaning Cloths
Dust Mop or
Vacuum Cleaner Dusting Attachment
Dusting Spray and/or
Furniture Polish

Trash Supplies

Trash Cans
Trash Can Liners
Baking Soda
Recycling Bins

General Surface Supplies

All-Purpose Cleaner
Kitchen Cleaner or Wipes
Bathroom Cleaner or Wipes
Sponges
Paper Towels
Scrubbers
Gloves

Special Surface Supplies

Oven Cleaner
Stone Cleaner
Dish Soap
Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
Oven Cleaner
Stone Cleaner
Dish Soap
Wood Polish
Upholstery Spot Remover
Leather Cleaner
Laundry Soap
Laundry Stain Remover
Laundry Additvies
Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Soft Scrubbing Cleaner
Air Freshener
Glass Cleaner
Bleach
Silver or Metal Polish

Floor Cleaning Supplies

Broom
Dustpan
Vacuum Cleaner
Mop
Mop Bucket
Mopping Solution
Floor Polish

Storage and Organizing Supplies

Storage Containers
Labels or Labelmaker
Filing System

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