I’ve come far in my cleaning skills over the years. I guess having four kids speeds up that process maybe? At least it did for me. I have gotten into a groove with my one cleaning bucket of supplies to simplify things a lot. It just travels with me around the home. And today on the blog, I’m sharing about five cleaning supplies to simplify your cleaning routine. I hope it helps you out today, too.
Five cleaning supplies to simplify your cleaning routine:
- Microfiber cleaning cloths. These are really just so multipurpose. They pick up so, so much dirt. I use them on everything from floors to windows to walls to gross, sticky messes. I use microfiber cleaning cloths with just water, my vinegar spray, and/or soap spray depending on what the job is for. You can find the vinegar and soap spray recipes in my freebie vault if you are on my mail list. If not, you can signup HERE. Here is a blog on the benefits of using microfiber cleaning cloths.
- Window cloth. I have a Norwex brand cloth and you can use it with just water or wipe to dry. I’ve had mine for years and really love it! I wash my windows first with a microfiber cleaning cloth, adding a cleaner spray for really stuck on messes, and then polish with the cloth usually.
- Brushes for the sink and tub. I like to have a brush or two, any brand really..for deeper cleaning messes that might be more stubborn. I also hold onto old toothbrushes. Toothbrushes are great for cleaning hard to get places like around the sink and toilet crevices. And most recently during the free simply spring cleaning challenge I hosted with a blogger friend, I used a toothbrush to clean crevices on my windowsills. It worked really well!
- Spray bottles for DIY cleaners. I have two spray bottles right now: a vinegar cleaner spray and a natural soap spray. They serve different purposes. And I LOVE labelling them. They look so cute, I think! You can find the recipes I use for my DIY cleaners in the freebie vault, which you can gain access to by being on my mail list. The signup link is HERE. Here are some more great ideas of using spray bottles in your home.
- Empty containers for DIY things and baking soda. I hold onto any nice containers, whether plastic or glass for purposes like this. I have one currently in my cleaning supplies bucket for the powder I use for cleaning the tubs and toilets. You can see that in the quick video clip below!
There are so, so many products out there for cleaning and it’s important to decide what works best, even in the area of cleaning. Getting down to the basics will help us simplify our cleaning routine and be better on our budgets (and the environment!) too. I hope you enjoyed reading about five cleaning supplies to simplify your cleaning routine. Happy cleaning!
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Other blogs of mine on cleaning you may like:
- My Laundry Stripping Method for Stinky Clothing
- Throw out the Cleaning Routine and Try this Instead + free printable master task list you can fill in
- Free Simply Spring Cleaning Challenge with a Free Printable Checklist10 abandoned tasks + 5 bonus quick 15 minute cleaning tasks
- How to Design a Simple Cleaning Routine
Other helpful blogs on cleaning:
- The Fly Lady
- Clean Mama
- A Slob Comes Clean
- A Bowl Full of Lemons
- The Organised Mum
- Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!