Are you in need of a list of essential list of cleaning supplies for your lovely home? Look no further, I’ve got the ultimate list of cleaning supplies just for you. Make sure you are stocked up, so you never run out of cleaning supplies when you need them most!
We’re talking all the basic goodies that will keep your house squeaky clean and smelling amazing!
But with so many cleaning supplies available, choosing the right ones can be overwhelming. There are so many fancy new products on the market that we’re often tempted to use, but sometimes the more affordable products work just as well, if not better.
Let’s talk about the essential cleaning supplies you actually need to maintain a clean and healthy home.
The Ultimate List of Cleaning Supplies You Will Need!
If we haven’t met yet, I am a huge list lover, I am constantly making lists and they come in super handy. I have lists on my phone, in my bag, at my desk – you get the picture.
This list of cleaning supplies will help you to know what you are running out of and need to stock up on, it will help you to put together a cleaning caddy to carry with you when cleaning your house.
With our list of Cleaning Supplies, you can:
Organize your cleaning products in a super convenient cleaning kit.
Double check that you have everything before heading to the store, so you never forget what you need.
Use it as a reminder of all the cleaning tasks you should tackle in your home.
Get excited about a sparkling kitchen and bathroom, and easily stay on top of household chores.
#1 A Cleaning Caddy
Let’s face it, you don’t love cleaning (because no-one does), but cleaning can become realy old if you are running around trying to find cleaning supplies to get the job done! Imagine how much easier your life would be if everything was together in one cleaning caddy that you can take with you!
If you have a large house, I recommend getting one for upstairs and another one for downstairs!
#2 Rubber Gloves
Rubber gloves are an essential item when it comes to cleaning. They can protect your skin from harsh cleaning chemicals and hot water while making it easy to clean dishes, bathrooms, or anything else that requires a bit of elbow grease. You want a pair of durable gloves that won’t tear easily and make sure they fit properly for maximum protection. You can’t go wrong with Mr Clean gloves!
#3 Microfiber Cloths
You need microfiber cloths in your life. They’re like magic for cleaning – tackling everything from kitchen counters to bathroom sinks to windows. These little heroes pick up tiny particles of dirt, dust, and nasty bacteria, leaving surfaces sparkling and sanitized. And guess what? They’re also machine washable, so you can keep using them over and over again. It’s a win-win for you!
#4 Spray Bottles
First up, every mom needs a few spray bottles on hand. These are great for homemade cleaning solutions or pre-made cleaners that you can buy at your local store. With a spray bottle, you can easily apply cleaning solution to surfaces, allowing you to easily clean up messes and spills. I have one of these hanging on my shower door so I can spray it every couple of days to keep gunk off my door!
#5 A Good Ol Fashioned Mop & Bucket
Speaking of messes, a mop and bucket are essential for any busy mom. This combination makes cleaning floors a breeze, especially if you have hardwood or tile floors. We use this one and it works great!
#6 Broom & Dustpan
Another must-have for moms is a broom and dustpan. These are perfect for quick cleanups, especially in those hard-to-reach areas like under the couch or in the corners of the room. Make sure to look for a broom that is sturdy with bristles that can easily pick up dirt and debris. I like to have a small one too, so the little kids can use it to clean up, you should be able to find one at the dollar store easy enough.
#7 Handheld Vacuum
You will use this more than you think you will. I have one attached to my laundry room wall and I am constantly grabbing it to clean up stuff on the floor, on the couch, behind a door! I wish I had one when I had littles, it’s a lifesaver!
#8 A Dust Mop
Let’s face it; dust is a mom’s worst enemy. With kids running in and out of the house all-day, particles, and dirt can accumulate pretty quickly. A dust mop can come to your rescue by picking up dirt, pet hair, and dust from your floors and ceiling fans in just a few swipes. It’s also great for quick cleanups, especially when unexpected visitors drop in.
Sponges are a versatile and affordable cleaning tool that every mom should have. They’re ideal for washing dishes, cleaning countertops, and wiping down surfaces. Make sure to always to have a separate sponge for the kitchen, bathroom, and any other areas that need cleaning, and replace them regularly to prevent bacteria buildup. I always have lots of extras, because I have noticed they are not always available!
#10 Toilet Brushes
Let’s face it, cleaning toilets is nobody’s favorite chore but it’s a necessary one. A good quality toilet brush can make all the difference in terms of keeping your bathroom pristine. Look for a toilet brush with sturdy bristles and a durable handle, to ensure that it lasts you a long time.
#11 Old Toothbrush
Yes, you read that right, an old toothbrush can be a valuable cleaning tool. They are perfect for cleaning tight spaces, grout, and other places where scrub brushes cannot reach. Plus, since toothbrushes are small, they are perfect for small stains that require precision cleaning. I always have a couple of old toothbrushes in my caddy, I use one to clean the grout in the shower all the time,
#12 Anti Bacterial Wipes
Keeping a stash of anti-bacterial wipes around the house can help you wipe down surfaces that come in frequent contact with germs and bacteria, such as kitchen counters and door handles. Make sure to opt for high-quality antibacterial wipes that work effectively. I usually get mine at Sams Club or on Subscribe and Save on Amazon.
I highly recommend that you have a duster with a short and long handle to get those hard to reach areas.
#14 Vacuum Cleaner
One of the most important cleaning supplies every mom needs is a good quality vacuum cleaner. It’s perfect for sucking up dirt, debris and pet hair from carpets, floors, and upholstery. Invest in a vacuum that is durable, has various settings, and attachments for different tasks (get one for your upholstery cleaning). A good vacuum will make your job much faster and easier!
#15 Trash Bags
There is nothing worse than starting to clean only to find out you are completely out of trash bags! I get mine from Sams Club in bulk so I never run out! Get the ones with drawstrings for easy use. These are essential for collecting trash, and disposing of anything that needs to be thrown away.
#16 Paper Towels
Paper towels are incredibly versatile and can be used for almost anything. They are particularly useful for quick cleanups and wiping down surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any other areas around your home. Get the ones with 2-ply or 3-ply for better quality. Again, I buy in bulk at Sams Club so I never run out!
#17 Magic Erasers
Magic erasers are a game-changer when it comes to cleaning. They can remove scuffs, stains, and marks on a variety of surfaces with just a bit of water. Magic erasers are particularly handy for removing crayon marks on walls, so all moms need to have one on their list of cleaning supplies!
Best Cleaning Products To Keep On Hand
Here is the ultimate list of cleaning products you will want to add to your cleaning caddy
#18 All Purpose Cleaner
An all-purpose cleaner is an absolute must-have in any home. It is great for cleaning everything from kitchen countertops to bathroom tiles. Look for a cleaner that is tough on dirt and grease, but gentle on surfaces.
#19 Carpet Cleaner
Kids can be messy, and spillages are inevitable. A carpet cleaner is an essential tool when it comes to dealing with stubborn stains and spills on carpets. Whether it’s juice, food, or dirt, a good carpet cleaner can help lift and remove stains from your carpets, leaving them looking as good as new. Don’t let a spilled glass of red wine or dog mess ruin your carpets. Invest in a good carpet cleaner today.
#20 Glass Cleaner
Windows and mirrors are often forgotten when cleaning the house, but they are essential to keep your home looking bright and airy. A good glass cleaner can help remove fingerprints, greasy smudges, and dirt from your windows, mirrors, and other surfaces. It’s amazing how simply cleaning your windows can make a huge difference in the look of your home. My go to is always windex glass cleaner, it hasn’t failed me so far!
#21 Furniture Spray
Your furniture is an investment for your home, and it’s important to take care of it. Dust and grime can build up on your home furniture leaving it looking dull and unattractive. Investing in a good furniture spray can help keep your furniture looking clean, fresh, and vibrant for longer, while protecting it from daily wear and tear.
#22 Floor Cleaner
It’s difficult to maintain clean floors with kids around. Whether it’s spilled food, footprints, or dirt, keeping your floors clean with kids in the house is a full-time job! A great floor cleaner can help cut through grime and dirt, leaving your floors looking clean and gleaming. Choose a floor cleaner that’s gentle on your flooring surface, yet strong enough to take out stubborn stains.
#23 Goo Gone
Goo Gone is a must-have for any mom who wants to remove stubborn stickers, adhesive residue or grease in a snap. It’s also works well to remove crayon, ink, and other tough stains from walls, carpets, and furniture. Simply apply it to the stain or residue, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rub it off with a cloth for a clean surface.
#24 Shower Cleaner
Keeping your shower clean and mildew-free can be a daunting task, especially if you have a busy family using it every day. A daily shower cleaner can make the process a lot easier by preventing build-up and mildew before it starts. Simply spray it on your shower walls and floor after each use, and you’ll have a sparkling clean shower without any effort.
#25 White Vinegar
White vinegar is a multi-purpose cleaning product that is gentle enough to use on a variety of surfaces but tough enough to remove even the toughest stains and build-up. It is a great alternative to harsh chemicals and can be used to clean everything from your kitchen counters to your bathroom tiles. You can mix it with water in a spray bottle to create an all-purpose cleaner or use it straight out of the bottle to tackle tough stains and grease. (works greeat for shower doors).
#26 Oven Cleaner
With a good oven cleaner, all you need to do is spray it in your oven, let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it off. It’s that easy! If you use an oven cleaner on a regular basis, your oven tends to stay pretty clean!
#27 Dishwashing Detergent
Always make sure you have dishwashing detergent or pacs for your dishwasher! There’s nothing worse than going to put your dishwasher on only to find out you are out of your pacs!!! I think this has happened to all of us!
#28 Dish Soap
Dish soap is another essential item on our list. It’s great for cleaning dishes, but also for cleaning your kitchen counters, sink, and even bathroom. It’s a gentle cleaner that’s tough on stains and grease, my go-to is always Dawn. I like to keep things like this on My Amazon subscribe and save list so it shows up when I need it, it’s another thing I don’t have to think about!
#29 Spot Remover
With kids around, spills and stains on your carpet are inevitable. A good carpet spot cleaner can save you the hustle of having to replace your carpet every time an accident happens. It’s easy to use and can remove almost any stain from your carpet. I find that I use this one A LOT!
Here is a list of cleaning Products for Laundry Purposes
#30 Laundry Detergent
Having the right laundry detergent can help you keep your clothes clean and fresh. If you have sensitive skin, you can opt for a hypoallergenic laundry detergent, I use all laundry detergent, but something better might work for you. You can choose from various brands such as Tide, Gain, or Persil. Make sure to read the label and choose the detergent that suits your needs.
#31 Fabric Softener
Fabric softener can make your clothes feel soft and fluffy while reducing static cling. You can choose from various scents and brands such as Downy, Snuggle, or Mrs. Meyers. You can add fabric softener to your laundry cycle or use it separately to freshen up your clothes.
#32 Stain Treater
Stain remover is especially important to have around, especially if you have kids. This one also helps to smells you need to get rid fo quickly.
#33 Woolen Balls
Being a mom can be stressful, but having the right cleaning supplies can make your life a lot easier. I highly recommend that you put a cleaning caddy together for yourself that will make cleaning your home a million times easier!
These essential cleaning supplies will not only help you clean your home faster, but also make the task much more manageable. So, go ahead and stock up on these cleaning supplies and make cleaning an easy task!
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