Cleaning Supplies You’ll Need For A Sparkling Home

In today’s fast paced world, every single second put in cleaning your home is less time you have to enjoy with family and friends. Allow professionals to help you solve the most difficult cleaning problems – everything from pet messes and smells, unsightly staining on carpets and rugs, hard water spots and rings in the bathroom, to every other oily or organic spill, splash, drop or smear in between!

For a spick & span home, you will need the following cleaning supplies:

  • Dusting: broom or vacuum attachment, cloths, furniture polish
  • Rubbish disposal: trash cans, bin liners, recycling bin, compost bin
  • General surface cleaning: all purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, paper towels and sponges, gloves, scrubbing brushes
  • Laundry: laundry detergent, stain remover, fabric softener
  • Specialty cleaning: glass cleaner, oven cleaner, toilet cleaner, bleach
  • Floors: vacuum cleaner, broom and dustpan, mop

Along with recycling and energy conservation, environmentally friendly products are becoming a favored option in most households. With natural cleaning supplies, biodegradable and plant-based ingredients are used in place of harsh chemicals. Try to find cleaning products that are free from synthetic dyes and fragrances, phosphates, nitrilotriacetic acid, ammonia, etc.

You can even make some of your own cleaning products at home:

  • Vinegar: combining 1 part water with one part vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleaner which can be used in the kitchen and bathroom. Adding half a cup of vinegar to your laundry also makes for a good fabric softener!
  • Lemon juice: use lemon juice to get rid of soap scum in the bathroom and shine your brass or copper fittings. By sprinkling baking soda on a cut lemon, you can use the lemon to clean stains and hard to clean surfaces.
  • Baking soda: scrub surfaces with baking soda to get rid of stains, just as you’d use an abrasive cream cleaner. You can also use baking soda to get rid of odors in your fridge, freezer or anywhere else around your home.

An added suggestion: Keep any cleaning products, regardless of how eco-friendly, out of reach of children in a locked cabinet. You don’t want any accidents. Cleaning is a chore but it doesn’t have to wreck the environment or your family’s health. Purchase environmentally safe products or create your own.

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