Whilst cleaning our client’s homes, we notice that this particular question comes up regularly, so we thought it would make a perfect post for the blog. The question is “What cleaning products do I need?”. There isn’t a right answer to this question as everyone has different needs. We can however share some wisdom into the type of products we think everyone should keep in their cleaning cupboard at home.
This is by no means a definitive list of everything you may ever need, but it’s a good starter that should see you through most cleaning in between your regular professional cleaning.
Number one on this list is arguably the single most important product in this whole post. For parts of your home that are exposed to germs frequently, there is simply no substitute for a strong disinfectant. Disinfectants’ sole purpose in this world is to rid us of potentially harmful germs and bugs. This will help keep you and your family from becoming unwell through infection. Make sure you always keep disinfectant in your cleaning cupboard as it can be used for anything from the toilet seat, baby’s high chair through to chopping boards after cutting raw meat. Never be without it!
Gone are the days of having to crouch down on your knees and scrub until your hands are sore. Thanks to the marvel of modern innovations we have chemicals that can do it for us! The specially formulated limescale remover is very effective and will make light work of any limescale in your home. Perfect in toilets, around your sinks, in the shower, or even in the bath.
Washing Up Liquid
This one might seem simple enough, but its use can’t be understated. Not just useful at cutting through the grease on your kitchen pans and dirty plates. Washing up liquid has other uses in the home such as stubborn stains on hard sides and metallic surfaces. Just remember to clean the soap up that’s left behind with water to leave your area streak-free. You don’t have to buy the most expensive brand either, as with a lot of items on this list budged brand is fine.
This one is another must-have as it is especially effective at its job. Bleach however comes with warnings and you should follow the instructions on the bottle as it needs to be used in a well-ventilated area. It is also extremely abrasive so it needs to be used in moderation as it can damage surfaces with too much exposure. With this in mind, it can make light work of some common cleaning jobs. For example, if you have a tiled floor in your house you might find the grout in between tiles becomes discolored or tarnished. Bleach can transform it almost as good as new.
The Microfibre Cloth
One of my favorite items in the cleaning cupboard as I find them so satisfying to use! If you don’t already own some of these them we recommend stocking up on a load of them. As you can probably tell by their name, they are composed of lots of tiny little fibers which makes them tremendous at removing dust and dirt. Due to them having these little fibers they also tend to be less damaging to surfaces. They are brilliant for dusting and cleaning glass.
All-Purpose Cleaner (APC)
This is a jack of all trades cleaner and is very effective too. If I had to single out one product for the sheer number of uses this would be it. It will offer amazing results on pretty much every single job you throw at it. It can be used near enough anywhere hence the name All-Purpose. Make sure you always have a bottle on hand and deal with those spills as soon as they happen!
So there we have it, 6 products we think you should have in your cleaning kit. As I said at the beginning this is not a definitive list, and you may want more. This is however the absolute minimum that you should have on hand. If you are struggling to keep on top of your daily cleaning then why not contact us for a one-off clean and we can help get your home shining again.