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15 of the Best Cleaning Supplies for the Home
There are so many products out on the market for cleaning our homes. The problem is that it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing ones that’s safe for our homes, for us, and also for the environment. After all, every product claims to be the right one. It’s not easy wading through millions of products deciding which ones we should use. Through testing of various products, I’ve come to realize some of the best products for our home and I’m sharing each one of them with you, hoping to make choosing your home cleaning products a little easier on you. All of them can be found on Amazon.
Why Do I Believe These are Some of the Best Cleaners?
Here are the reasons I believe these are a few of the best cleaners on the market.
- They are made from natural products – This means that they are not harmful for your family, your home and for the environment.
- The reviews are high – One thing I like to look at before shopping a new product is the reviews. I check for how many people bought it and if the reviews are 5 stars (4.5 is acceptable too). Those numbers mean something. It means that these products are favored by many because they work the way they expect them to.
- They frequently appear in searches (on Google and other 3rd party websites) – This means that people are looking for them. They rank high.
- They work! I’ve personally used all of these cleaning products (with the exception of just a couple different brands) and actually work. Most of them are what I’ve being using now for a few years.
1. Baking Soda
Baking Soda – Baking Soda has longed being used for it’s varying cleaning purposes from the kitchen to the bathroom to the porch and every single area in the home. Here are some of the ways I use it to clean my carpet.
2. White Vinegar
White Vinegar – Not everyone one likes the smell but did you know White Vinegar is an excellent cleaning solution? It cleans and deodorizes well. I especially like using it to mix homemade all-purpose cleaners and for cleaning sinks and counters after handling uncooked meat and poultry in the kitchen. Add some lemon and vinegar and you’ll have yourself a clean home.
3. Thieves Household Cleaner
This is a product by Young Living. You may have seen it floating around the web at one point or another. It’s made from essential oils and actually cleans and deodorizes our home very well. I use it to mix my DIY all-purpose cleaners and to clean bathrooms and other areas of the home. It smells like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, some of my very favorite spices.
4. Method Cleaning Supplies
All-Purpose Cleaner – I spotted this product a few years ago while I was looking for all-natural products and I just love everything about them. My first buy included a lot of the various cleaners but now I tend to buy just what I need. That’s because I now make and use all-purpose cleaners in almost every area of our home so there’s no need to buy each product from the line if I don’t want to.
I have used the Lavender scent of the Method all-purpose cleaner and now I decided to try the pink grapefruit. Every now and again when the budge is right I love to buy the pink grapefruit dish soap from this line. Also, we’ve been using the hand soap in our bathrooms. We love them!
5. Mopping Solution
We have this Method Squirt + Mop Mopping Solution and I truly love it. When we moved to a new state last year and bought a new house, my husband picked up about 3 of these to clean our home before moving in. We still have a little bit left from one of the bottles and I recently picked up a new bottle. Yes, I could just use my homemade mopping solution or use thieves cleaners but I now love having this too. The kids love to squirt and mop which is a bonus help! The solution dries fast and our hard-wood floors stay clean and without any residue.
6. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Products
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Basics – There are rave reviews about Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products on the market but I’ve only ever used Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap. I’ve been using it for over a year now, mainly as a cleaning solution in our bathrooms and on occasion, for dishes. Only a little at a time is needed since it makes great soap bubbles and cleans very well. You can choose your favorite scent when purchasing. I can only imagine all the other products in this line cleans well since it has such great reviews and raves by others.
7. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap
My mom used to use Castile soap when we were growing up so when I see this Castile soap it brings back some memories. Although, we used soap bars rather than the liquid. Castile soap is known to be a good type of soap with many different benefits from various oils. Dr. Bronner’s Clastile soap is a classic. It’s plant based and contains so many great oils. I’ve used this all-natural soap around the house not only for cleaning but to make foaming hand soap and face and body wash. It’s an all-rounder and good for all kinds of cleaning.
Mixing Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap with baking soda does an excellent job for cleaning heavy greases such as what you’ll find around the stove and in pots and pans. The soap is very runny so that’s something to keep in mind but other than that, it does an excellent job.
Rags, Sponges and Brushes
Cleaning rags, sponges, and brushes are just as important when it comes to choosing the right cleaning supplies. You want to choose those that will actually do the job, not flimsy and will not fall apart after a few uses.
For cleaning sponges, we love this simple everyday Sponges. I usually buy a pack – it comes with various colors. I use some for dishes and others for bathroom cleaning. I recommend switching out the dish sponge every now and again and throwing the bathroom sponges in the laundry every now and again. I’ve also soaked them in a mixture of Thieves (above) cleaning solution and dish soap to sanitize them and keep them clean.
9. Cleaning Brushes
I think about the many times I scrubbed our kitchen and house hardwood floors growing up. Those were the days! Some items or areas in your home may need more than a sponge to get them cleaned. Have you tried using a brush before? You’ll need a good one with hard bristles that do not fray. This set of brushes has great reviews.
10. Cleaning Rags
We use a combination of Microfiber cleaning rags and washcloths for cleaning around our home. Don’t think it weird that I use washcloths to clean but they are my favorite for cleaning the bathroom sinks, toilets, walls, etc. I by the cheaper set of rags because they are rougher in texture so they clean better. We don’t use them on our skin – mainly for cleaning the bathroom and other general cleaning. The microfiber set is considered the “nicer” set and used sparingly.
11. Paper Towel
I tried using cleaning rags and doing away with paper towel to save money and I guess to do better for the environment. But you know what? It didn’t work out. I find that I like having a roll of paper towel or two around for specific cleaning. When I spot clean our bathroom I don’t like to get out a cleaning rag and just to do so and have to throw it in the wash. I like to use paper towels for fast cleaning, throw it in the trash when I’m done and don’t have to worry about another load of laundry or keeping dirty rags around until “rag washing day”. If you don’t mind paper towel, then finding a good brand is key. Nothing flimsy and that breaks apart when cleaning. My husband found this heavy duty paper towel for some cleaning he was doing around the house. They are very strong and don’t tear easily. Will be a good option for heavy duty cleaning.
12. Glass Spray Bottles
Whether you make your own DIY cleaners or not, I highly recommend having a spray bottle during cleaning. I’ve been using Amber Glass Bottles for a couple years now and love them. The glass keeps the solution to last longer and from being “eaten away” by plastic. Also, the darkness of the glass keep whatever solution is in the bottle from light exposure, thus extending the quality of it. I use the Amber bottles to make my own DIY products and have been very satisfied with the quality. Check out these Amber Amber Glass Spray Bottles –
There’s got to be a spot in your home that needs mopping even if your house is mainly carpeted. The bathroom maybe? My husband picked up a sponge mop at Target while we were out shopping and I couldn’t be happier about it. I have not looked at a regular mop since (I probably should). I love the sponge mop because I don’t have to try to wring a mop in mop bucket, throw out the water, rinse the mop then rinse the bucket, etc., etc.
A sponge mop is so easy to use, simply mop and use the little squeeze tab to squeeze out the water depending on how much mopping solution you added to your floors. You can wash the sponge every now and again or change it out if you feel the need to do so after some uses. This Quick Sponge Mop is similar to the one we have now. Our small children love helping whenever I get it out for mopping.
14. Cleaning Caddy
Having a cleaning caddy is so handy and such a great way to get your home cleaned faster. You wouldn’t have to figure out where the tub cleaner and where to find the soap and other cleaning supplies when it comes time to clean. It makes the process faster – just grab the caddy and start cleaning.
Having a cleaning caddy is also a motivation for cleaning your home. If you keep one item in the laundry room, another in the kitchen, another in the bathroom. . . . Some or all of your motivation can be lost when you have to go round up everything when it’s time to clean. It can be put off or dragged out for another time all because you have zero motivation to go find the supplies in the different spots of your home. But if you keep everything in a caddy then it’s easier to get up and get going. Click this link for a caddy or click the image below to check out a similar one like mine.
Surprisingly, this next caddy image has a few of the same cleaning products as I use, that’s saying something and is confirming that those products are indeed great!
15. And as a bonus, a duster, if your home is as dusty as ours.
We don’t always have a duster in our home since I tend to buy the feathered kind that eventually seem to lose their feathers. But our home seems unusually dusty this year (we moved and our area is probably a little more dustier than previous). As I was out shopping for some home products the other day, I stumbled upon some dusters and thought I would get the one (above). I love that the wood is made from bamboo, it’s naturally made from other products and also that it is longer than my other dusters.
Do you need a duster, too? I linked this one below for you. It’s long enough to even reach the ceilings and fans. That’s a real bonus – no more climbing on chairs to get those areas unless your ceilings are super high. Click here.
Which Will You Choose?
And there you have 15 of the best home cleaning products on the market. Click on the links and images to check them out! I hope you find this post helpful if you struggle to find great cleaning products for your home.
Have you tried any of these cleaning products in your home? What kind of products do you currently use?