Complete List of Household Cleaning Supplies
Having the right cleaning supplies can make a huge difference in how effective and efficient your cleaning can be. Every home and family’s cleaning needs are different and so will be their cleaning supply needs. Use the list below as a starting point for your own cleaning needs. I have also provided these lists as printable checklists for you to take with you when you go shopping for your supplies and they can also be added to your Household Binder as inventory sheets. You can download my personal checklists/inventory sheets in PDF format, or you can download blank PDF versions to create your own checklists/inventory sheets. You can find the links for all of them at the end of this post.
- Bucket – Easier to use than a sink when you are on the move.
- Apron – Protects you and your clothes
- Dry Mop – This tool works for many types of hard surface flooring.
- Dust Cloths
- Dust Mop
- Dust Pan
- Extendable Duster – To clean the lowest shelves to the tops of the ceiling fans.
- Floor Steamer
- Handheld Vacuum
- Glass Stove Top Scraper
- Grout Brush – A narrow brushes to help clean grout lines.
- Indoor Broom
- Microfiber Cloth – Does not leave lint behind
- Newspaper – Excellent for cleaning mirrors, windows and most glass surfaces. Also good for placing at the bottom of trash bags to absorb messy liquids that find their way there.
- Outdoor Broom
- Plunger – One for sinks and one for toilets will help stop the spread of germs.
- Rags, Towels and Soft Cloths – Keep handy for all kinds of cleaning needs.
- Rubber Gloves – Protects your hands while cleaning, especially when using acid-based cleaners or if you have sensitive skin.
- Scrub Brush
- Sponges – Perfect for absorbing liquids.
- Spray Bottles – For water to spritz plants or to use with your homemade cleaners.
- Squirt Bottles
- Supply Caddies – Having one in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, garage and workrooms can really help.
- Toilet Brush with Brush Caddy – Having a brush that cleans only your toilet helps stop the spread of germs to other surfaces.
- Trash Bags
- Vacuum – Vacuums work on both hard and soft surfaces. Make sure to set it for the correct surface and use attachments for upholstery and hard to reach spaces.
- Wet Mop
Cleaning Product Supplies
This is a list of cleaning supplies you might like to keep on hand. The links within the list will lead you to recipes to make your own homemade cleaners.
***Coming Soon!*** This is a new series for me and as each post is published I will return here to add the links. Please come back and see what has been added.
- All-Purpose Cleaner – works on most countertops, sinks, stovetops and walls. For granite or marble countertops use a product made specifically for them or make one that will not damage them over time. 10 Recipes For A Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
- Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
- Baking Soda
- Bleach – ***Never mix with ammonia or vinegar.
- Dishwashing Liquid
- Disinfectant Cleaner
- Essential Oils – For deodorizing the air and cleaning purposes. Recommended Essential Oils For Cleaning
- Fabric Softener – Homemade Fabric Softener In 5 Easy Steps
- Furniture Polish
- Glass Cleaner
- Glass Stovetop Cleaner
- Household Ammonia – ***Never mix with bleach or vinegar.
- Laundry Soap – Super Easy Homemade Laundry Soap
- Laundry Stain Remover – Homemade Stain Remover
- Metal Polishes (for silver, copper, brass, chrome, stainless steel, and aluminum)
- Mild Abrasive Cleaner
- Mild Detergent
- Oven Cleaner
- Spot Carpet Cleaner – ***Always test on an inconspicuous area before using.
- Tile and Grout Cleaner – Use something mild on your tile floors an acid-based cleaner can eat away at the tile and grout.
- Upholstery Spot Remover
- Washing Soda
- White Vinegar – ***Never mix with ammonia or bleach.
- Wood Cleaner – Use a polish made for the type of finish on your wood. Floors with a polyurethane seal only need a solution of warm water and mild soap to clean with. Use as little water as possible when cleaning wood.
NOTE: Always check the manufacturer’s instruction labels before purchasing and using products or equipment.
Click Here to get these two lists as a printable checklist (opens as a PDF). These will save you some time so you don’t have to write out your own.
These make a great addition to your Household Binder as Inventory Sheets!
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