My Favorite Must-Have Cleaning Supplies and Tools for Home

Keeping your home clean and tidy is a never-ending task, but with the right cleaning supplies at your disposal, you can make the job a breeze. From vacuuming carpets to wiping down surfaces, each cleaning task requires specific tools to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential cleaning supplies that every homeowner should have in their arsenal, including vacuums, brooms, mops, and more.

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1. Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum cleaner is a cornerstone of any cleaning arsenal, essential for keeping floors free of dust, dirt, and debris. Whether you have carpet, hardwood, or tile floors, a high-quality vacuum cleaner is essential for maintaining a clean and healthy living environment. Choose a vacuum cleaner that is suitable for your flooring type and features powerful suction and versatile attachments for tackling upholstery, stairs, and hard-to-reach areas.

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I am still searching for the best vacuum. We have had a couple high end brands that have been pretty good these last 5+ years. I’m not sure our most recent one if my favorite though, so I will update this post when I find one I would recommend! I will say I always look for ones that are cordless, can detach so that is can be handheld, and has attachments for different jobs.

What I have really enjoyed is our robotic vacuum. We got this robotic vacuum on sale and it has been great for us! I truly have noticed less dog hair, dust bunnies and feel it has kept things cleaner without me needing to do all the work, haha.

2. Mop and Bucket

A mop and bucket are essential for keeping hard floors clean and sanitized. Choose a mop that is appropriate for your flooring type, whether it’s a traditional cotton mop, a microfiber mop, or a steam mop for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Pair it with a sturdy bucket equipped with a wringer for easy mop wringing and water disposal.

I have tried many types of mops throughout the years… Everything from wet mops, steam mops and a washcloth with water (that was very efficient). I made a purchase for this O-Cedar set and haven’t regretted it one bit! My favorite thing about it is the Wringing Mechanism. Many O-Cedar mops come with a built-in wringing mechanism, such as a lever, pedal, or twist action, that allows you to squeeze out excess water or cleaning solution from the mop head. This helps prevent streaks and water damage on floors while also making the mop easier to handle and use. It is a very efficient way to get the job done!

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3. Dust Pan and Broom

A good quality broom and dustpan set is important for sweeping up dust, dirt, and debris from hard floors and carpets (although our vacuums do the majority of that). I find my need for a dust pan and broom is greatest with broken glass or a craft spill of beads. Basically anything I don’t want to chance being a challenge or hard on my vacuum. Opt for a broom with sturdy bristles that effectively sweep up messes, and choose a dustpan with a rubber edge to easily collect and dispose of swept-up debris. For quick cleanups, consider keeping a handheld dustpan and brush set handy for tackling small messes. Our current dust pan and broom are very old. This SET is on my wishlist and I plan to get it soon as the reviews are amazing.

4. Duster and Duster Sponge

A duster is valuable for removing dust and cobwebs from ceilings, walls, baseboards, and other hard-to-reach areas. Choose a duster with a long handle or telescoping pole for reaching high and low spaces, and opt for a microfiber or electrostatic duster that effectively traps and holds onto dust particles for easy removal. My duster is microfiber and connects to a stick, it is older but this one is SIMILAR. I also recently added these Duster Sponges to my supplies and it is great for those spots like baseboards, blinds, window grooves, vents, etc…

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5. All-Purpose Cleaner

An all-purpose cleaner is a versatile solution that can be used to clean a variety of surfaces throughout your home, including countertops, appliances, bathroom fixtures, and more. Look for a cleaner that is safe for use on multiple surfaces and effectively removes dirt, grease, and grime without leaving behind residue or harsh chemical odors. I will occasionally get a spray that is store bought, but in general we make our own (I share HOW here). I have this paper towel holder that houses our spray as well. It is so convenient!


6. Soap Dispenser

Kitchen soap dispensers are an indispensable part of the list of cleaning must-haves for any home. These handy accessories offer a convenient and hygienic way to dispense soap for dishwashing, handwashing, and general cleaning tasks. With their sleek designs and refillable containers, kitchen soap dispensers not only add a touch of style to your sink area but also promote cleanliness and efficiency in the kitchen. Whether you’re scrubbing pots and pans after a family dinner or quickly washing your hands while preparing a meal, having a reliable soap dispenser within reach makes the cleaning process smoother and more enjoyable. Plus, by reducing the need for disposable plastic soap bottles, kitchen soap dispensers also contribute to a more eco-friendly and sustainable home environment. We use a rechargeable automatic foam dispenser and it has worked so well for our needs! Like our all-purpose cleaner, we make our own soap too. We use this both for washing dishes and hands.

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7. Portable Carpet Cleaner

Portable carpet cleaners offer a convenient and efficient solution for maintaining clean and fresh carpets in any home. These compact cleaning machines are designed to tackle tough stains, spills, and odors with ease, making them an essential tool for busy households with pets, children, or high-traffic areas. With their lightweight and portable design, portable carpet cleaners are easy to maneuver and use on stairs, upholstery, and other hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, many models feature powerful suction and advanced cleaning technology to lift and remove dirt, grime, and allergens from carpet fibers, leaving carpets looking and feeling revitalized. Whether you’re dealing with pet accidents, food spills, or everyday dirt buildup, a portable carpet cleaner offers a convenient and effective solution for keeping your carpets clean and odor-free, without the need for professional cleaning services. I am a big fan of the Bissel Little Green Machine and use that for regular areas throughout our home.

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8. Electric Spin Scrubber

An electric spin scrubber is a game-changer when it comes to tackling tough cleaning tasks, making it a vital part of any cleaning must-haves list. This handy tool features a rotating brush head powered by electricity, effectively eliminating the need for strenuous scrubbing by hand. With its versatile attachments and adjustable settings, an electric spin scrubber can be used to clean a variety of surfaces, from tile grout and shower walls to sinks, countertops, and even outdoor furniture. Its ergonomic design and long handle make it easy to reach tight spaces and awkward angles with minimal effort, while its powerful scrubbing action effortlessly removes dirt, grime, and soap scum, leaving surfaces sparkling clean and looking like new. Say goodbye to sore arms and hours spent scrubbing, and hello to a faster, more efficient way to tackle your toughest cleaning tasks with an electric spin scrubber by your side.

I bought this electric spin scrubber and haven’t looked back! I have many more places to try it out on, but I have used it repeatedly for our tricky shower floor and it cleans better than anything else I have used!

There are many more supplies and tools that are helpful when cleaning: dish brushes, microfiber cloths, etc… This list includes my must – haves that I do think make a difference for me when I am cleaning and I gave them priority in this post!

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With the right cleaning supplies at your disposal, maintaining a clean and tidy home is easier and more efficient than ever. From vacuuming carpets to wiping down surfaces, each cleaning task requires specific tools to get the job done effectively. By investing in quality cleaning supplies like vacuums, brooms, mops, and more, you can ensure that your home stays spotless and welcoming for you and your family. So stock up on these essential cleaning supplies today and enjoy the satisfaction of a clean and healthy living environment all year round.

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