Recommended Cleaning Supplies

And I do mean recommended. I’ve been asking for suggestions for this series of posts, and this is the question that got the most responses.

Not all of us are trained in the high art of cleaning. Or, again, we’re young enough to be just learning. Mix and match from this list to create a cleaning kit. The list runs from crunchy-green to conventional products.

Soaps

Dawn [I prefer the Platinum but a lot of people swear by the original blue]

All

Tide

Dr. Bronner’s [castile soap in general]

Oxyclean
Woods and Furniture 

Lemon Pledge

Olde English oil

Bona

Murphys oil soap
Solvents, Cleaners, and Fluids
Bleach

Ammonia

Scrubbing Bubbles

CLR

White vinegar 

Windex

Easy Off

Lemon juice 

Rubbing Alcohol 

Hydrogen Peroxide 

Zep

Clorox bleach scrubbies

Vodka [don’t downplay vodka. I use it everywhere in the house.]

The Basics toilet cleaner

Toothpaste  [for grout]
Tools

Brillo pads

Steel wool

Gloves

Squeegee

Magic erasers 

Bucket

Grout brush

Toothbrush

Toilet brush 

Kitchen cloth

1 roll paper towels

Mop

Broom

Microfiber wipes

Spray bottle

Scrub pads [look like sponges but feel like Brillo, often green]
Scrubs and abrasives 

Comet

Bon Ami

Bar Keep’s Friend

Baking soda
Brands

Myers 

7th generation 
Essential oils 

Tea tree 

Clove

Lavender 

Lemon

Orange 
Diy General Cleaner 

In a spray bottle, mix a splash of vinegar, water, a squirt of dish soap, and 5 drops orange or lemon oil.

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2 comments

  1. Whew! That was a list. MY list: I prefer Dawn (original) and All (Free and Clear)… also Comet, Windex (it does just about everything!), and vodka. Hubby would add Vinegar and Bleach to that list.

    For tools:

    Gloves, Magic eraser, bucket, toothbrush, toilet brush paper towels, mop, broom, spray bottle.

    I’m not very green when it comes to cleaning, but I’m getting better. Finding out that vodka is useful in a lot of cleaning situations has upped its usefulness in my household! (We are not vodka drinkers, but now have several bottles for cleaning and essential oil use.)

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