Cleaning List & Tips If You are Sensitive to Chemicals
It is unfeasible to make a universal cleaning supply list that fits every household. Every house is unique, making their cleaning needs distinctive. We have put together a list of cleaning products you need in your cabinet broken down in to 4 categories of tools. You can use this list as a starting point for creating your own individualized cleaning supply list to keep your house clean and fresh.
Dusting is an important task and its frequency should depend on your lifestyle, décor, and on any allergies and health issues your family might have. We recommend buying the following types: microfiber cloth, vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap household allergens, dusting spray with neutral ph. 90% of items in most homes can be cleaned with a neutral ph cleaner -an ecofriendly option would be best.
It’s easy not to think about garbage; however every household generates quite a bit of trash and waste. We through away empty cartons, bags, and cups, and much more; the tools we need take care of trash are simple an necessary.
Tip: To keep trash out of sight and out of mind you would need trash cans, trash can liners and recycling bins. Preferably trash receptacles should have lids. No only this helps to avoid calling the attention of ants and mosquitos but almost some of the critters we really don’t want in our homes such as mice / rats and raccoons –trust me, if you leave your doors open during summer its quite easy for a raccoon to be invited in by the smell of food found in your trash.
Different Surface Cleaning
What else do you need to clean? If you need to clean your kitchen or the bathroom do not get intimidated by this significant task. We know that is vital that your work surfaces, cooking equipment, and serving dishes are cleaned regularly; in this case your best friend is an all-purpose cleaner, but you may want some paper towels*, cleaning cloths, sponges, scrubbers and gloves for general cleaning around the house.
Tip: keep all chemicals on a top shelf instead of a low shelf unit if you have kids and or pets. Even older kids would play around when you are not looking with things they shouldn’t be touching by themselves.
In Pediatris.org you can read that an estimated 267,269 children younger than 5 have been treated in US emergency departments for household cleaning product-related injuries! And the most common source or container was spray-bottles or original containers. Read the article here.
Floors need to be regularly tended in order to look their best and increase their life span. Floor cleaning requires different techniques and products for each type of material. Take into consideration the type of floors your house has before purchasing supplies. I would consider buying the following items: broom, dust pan, mop, mop bucket and a mopping solution appropriate to your floor type.
TIP: If you have hardwood floors and don’t want to use chemicals -water would do just fine!
Buy the store-brand version of cleaning products. In most cases, retail stores will sell their own brand of cleaning products that may work just as well for a fraction of the cost. These products contain identical ingredients to those found in similar products sold by major name brands.