Keeping your house clean everyday is not just a matter of appearances but it can be vital to one’s health and one of the basics of home improvement. A fully stocked cleaning supply cabinet is important in maintaining order, whether you’re mopping or wiping up a sticky spill, or trying to get the accumulated smells out of your couch. Here are the basic cleaning supplies that you’ll need to keep your home livable and clean.
All-purpose cleaners are often found in spray bottles and can be used to clean a number of surfaces. The cleaner sprays evenly, removes grease and stuck-on debris, and leaves the area smelling fresh and clean. There are all-purpose cleaner that are non-toxic and hypo-allergenic for those with sensitive skin or breathing problems. Eco friendly house cleaning products and natural alternatives like lemon and baking soda are great for areas where they might come into contact with food. While all-purpose cleaners can be used on many surfaces, in some cases it’s best to use the products specified for those areas like floor tiles cleaner on a floor or countertops cleaner, Anti bacterial wipes or disinfecting wipes can be used on items that could be hurt by spray like electronic appliances.
Carpet and upholstery cleaners are great for mattresses, upholstered chairs and couches, Carpets can all get a deep scrub with upholstery cleaners but some are used with a machine like a vacuum or a compact multi-purpose deep cleaning device. There are also leather, treatments and pet hair removal wipes.
Whether your floors are wood, laminate, stone, ceramic, carpet, or vinyl, they’ll need some specialty care and a special floor cleaner. Different wood floor cleaners are already available in the market that are enhanced with special ingredients that clean, restore , preserve, protect and beautify sealed wood floor s natural appearance and texture. It provides a long-lasting shine to make the floor durable and protected from dust and dirt. Marble is best cleaned with simple warm water or a pH balanced cleaning solution, a mild floor cleaner diluted with water.
The bathroom has very specific anti-bacterial needs; special cleaners for just the toilet or bathtub will be needed. Toilet cleaners are heavy in bleach that works by loosening the tough stains leaving your bowl fresh, clean, and deodorized. There are automatic cleaners that freshens the bowl with every flush; these either hook onto the bowl or go into the tank itself. You can also buy tile and mildew cleaners that deeply cleans mold and mildew from tubs and tile.
Kitchen cleaners can be used for cleaning cooktop, countertop and the front of the fridge and remove grease stains. It can be scrubbed down with a multi-purpose cleaner without much concern, unless they’re made of special materials like marble. Remember to buy oven cleaners that is fume-free and that remove oil from all parts of the oven.
Dishwashing detergent is good for doing the dishes and removing food and stains without harming your hands. There special powders and fluid cleaners for dishwasher because there are cheap detergents that contain damaging agents, like sand.
Aside from the household cleaners and chemicals you should also have supplies like mops, dusters, vacuums, cloths and sponges. Each room in the house requires a different set of products or tools to get it clean. Like the rest of our homes, our cleaning supplies must also be given a closet space to make it organized. Since these products and tools keep our homes clean organizing them can save space and get cleaning done faster.