Cleaning Supplies You Need for Your Home

Cleaning Supplies You Need for Your Home

October 3, 2022

Different rooms in your home have different purposes, which often result in very different cleaning needs.

For example, the kitchen is more likely to need a good mopping and disinfecting of countertops. The bathrooms will need products for cleaning the toilet, bathtub, and any tile and grout that might have accumulated on the walls or floor.

The living room and bedroom are more likely to need a good vacuuming, dusting, and furniture polishing. If you have a basement or a garage, these areas could require special cleaning products to get rid of water, mold, mildew, and other contaminants.

With so many rooms requiring different types of cleaning, it is natural to wonder: What cleaning supplies should you have for your home? A combination of cleaning equipment and cleaning agents should help you give your entire home a good cleaning.

Commonly Used Cleaning Products for Your Home

Some cleaning products have a variety of cleaning applications. 

Your cleaning supply checklist should include:

  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant
  • Glass cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Furniture polish

Bleach is a must-have to help clean and disinfect floors. It is very affordable, readily available, and just needs to be mixed with some hot water to become the perfect cleaning and mopping agent.

A disinfectant and glass cleaner also have multiple uses. You primarily want to use disinfectants on countertops and toilet seats. Glass cleaner will keep your windows clear and could help clean computer monitors, television screens, and tables with glass tops. 

The toilet bowl cleaner and furniture polish are self-explanatory. Toilet bowl cleaner really instills confidence in your ability to maintain a sanitary bathroom. The furniture polish can make your wooden furnishings shine.

You also might need grout cleaner if you have tile flooring, back splashes, or tiles on the bathroom walls. A good scouring agent that contains a small amount of bleach could help with cleaning sinks, bathtubs, and shower basins.

Commonly Used Cleaning Equipment

You will need some commonly used cleaning equipment to make the cleaning agents effective and more useful. Cleaning cloths and good, sanitary sponges can help with any hand cleaning you need to do.

Cleaning cloths can remove stubborn stains and dust. They also help to give a final polish to furniture. Sponges help you to clean countertops, sinks, and ceramic surfaces. It is important to use clean sponges and throw away any old ones that might smell due to bacteria buildup.

A broom or dust mop, vacuum cleaner, and floor mop also are important for cleaning and sanitizing your flooring surfaces. A bucket and scrub brush can help with your floor cleaning chores (especially for those tough stains), and a spray bottle will help with a variety of cleaning tasks.

A relatively small investment in quality cleaning goods and equipment will help you to maintain a clean and sanitary home. Once you have them, you just need to invest some time and a little elbow grease as needed for the best possible results.

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