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Cleaning essentials for every home

Do you sometimes have an impression that your household lacks some cleaning necessities? Check out our guide to cleaning essentials.

Good intentions do count, but sometimes they are not enough – in order to maintain a clean house, you might need a number of cleaning essentials. There is a tremendous variety of cleaning products available at the stores, but you don’t need to grab all of them - getting a few must-haves will do the job.

In this article, SPIC AND SPAN. would like to provide you with a list of cleaning must-haves shared by our experts to streamline your cleaning routine and make it more effective.

Cleaning essentials start with a good vacuum cleaner

This is certainly an investment and at the same the most bulky item on this list, but maintaining a clean household without a good vacuum cleaner is close to impossible, especially if you own pets, and/or there are carpets in your house.

Microfiber cloths

Microfiber cloths are truly a miracle product, and the variety of ways in which they can be used makes them one of the cleaning essentials. You can use one to dust all surfaces, clean furniture, and polish mirrors and windows without leaving those tiny, annoying fibers behind.

[caption id="attachment_831" align="alignnone" width="700"]Cleaning Essentials For Every Home Microfiber cloths are perfect for dusting the furniture[/caption]

Cotton cloths or rags

Paper towels serve the same purpose, but it’s better to look for a more sustainable solution. Cotton cloths can be used on a myriad of surfaces and to dry the dishes. Don’t forget to wash them regularly at a high temperature.

[caption id="attachment_832" align="alignnone" width="700"]Cleaning Essentials For Every Home If you have enough towels and cotton cloths, they can completely replace their paper equivalents[/caption]


The name might sound ridiculous, but squeegees are essentials for streak-free cleaning of windows and showers. If you want to avoid polishing glass surfaces for ages, you should definitely grab one of them!

Rubber gloves

Even if you use non-toxic and organic cleaning supplies, pursuing a regular cleaning routine will inevitably put a strain on your hands. Get a pair of rubber gloves and use them for any household work (yes, that applies to doing the dishes, too.) Be sure to replace them on a regular basis to keep everything nice and hygienic.

Castile soap, or other non-toxic soap

It’s a multi-purpose product and can be utilized to clean the floors, wash the dishes, or clean the bathtub (to list only some of its uses,) which means you can swap a number of cleaning supplies for one. If you pick castile soap, you’ll have the additional benefit of being able use it in skincare.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a cheap yet effective ingredient that can be used in the entire household. You can use it to get rid of that tough greasy dirt in the oven (find a detailed guide here), or to remove tough odors.

[caption id="attachment_833" align="alignnone" width="700"]Cleaning Essentials For Every Home You can use mason jars to store your natural cleaning supplies[/caption]


Due to its strong smell this choice might seem controversial, but vinegar still remains one of the basic cleaning essentials. It kills microbes, provides a streak-free glass cleaning alternative, and you might add your favorite essential oil to make it smell nice! You can find out more about natural cleaning methods here.

Citric acid

For those of you who can’t stand the smell of vinegar, citric acid is a perfect alternative. One of its best properties is its ability to remove calcium residue. You can easily descale your kettle with it in no time.

[caption id="attachment_834" align="alignnone" width="700"]Cleaning Essentials For Every Home You can easily incorporate natural ingrediens into your cleaning routine[/caption]

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A clean home makes your life easier and more pleasant. Making sure your home is impeccable clean and using the best cleaning solutions will simplify the entire housekeeping process. For more articles on cleaning recommendations from our experts please check our blog regularly.

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Anna Kurczyńska


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