If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been frantically running around your home trying to find all of your cleaning supplies — or even that one travel-size hand sanitizer. While there is tons of uncertainty going on, our advice is to stay calm and go back to the basics.
Keeping your home clean and free of germs doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you’re cleaning up your bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, there’s a handful of basic products (that you may already own!) that can help you get your place back into shape.
White vinegar is great for getting rid of bad odors, cutting grease and shining glass,
Microfiber cloths cut my cleaning time probably around 20 to 30%, and they are reusable,” said Maker. “They are very absorbent; not only for dirt but for liquid.”
A microfiber cloth can absorb up to eight times its weight, making it the perfect, eco-friendly cleaning solution.
Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Every home needs a versatile vacuum. A good one can suck the dirt off everything from rugs and floors to even the walls.
Buckets should not be allowed anywhere near home cleaning because dunking a rag repeatedly into contaminated water and product mixtures will only make your house dirtier, instead invest in a few spray bottles and transfer all products into them as soon as they buy them.
Toilet Brush with Hideaway Holder
It has a long enough handle to make it easier so you are not on the floor scrubbing and it has very stiff bristles.
Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser & Polish
It’s a pretty universal product. It’s not an offensive odor or anything like that, and it won’t scratch
Colgate Extra Clean Full Head Toothbrush
Anytime you have the urge to scratch something with your fingernail, that’s a good time to use a toothbrush.
Diluted, vegetable-based Castile soap makes a useful all-purpose cleaner.
Mixing the biodegradable, nontoxic cleanser with water in a five to one ratio for regular cleaning. Soak a terry cloth in it and put it on the end of a Swiffer mop to wipe down floors. To remove particularly nasty stains from carpets and furniture, spray full-strength Krud Kutter on a rag and apply it to the stain, step on it (don’t rub), and repeat.