Keeping your house clean is extremely important and there are a number of different essential cleaning products you should have in your home for quick and easy access. Create a cleaning kit and include all the essential products in so you can get them whenever you need them. We take you through what you need for a clean house:
This is probably one of the best cleaning products you can have, baking soda is a powerful natural cleaner, and one of the biggest advantages of this product is you can use it on many different applications including fridges, food containers, sponges, carpets, beds, walls, bathrooms, and many more. You can use this to remove baked-on residue from your pots and pans by using baking soda, simply add hot water and dish detergent, leave this for 15 minutes then wash as you normally would. If you have a clogged kitchen drain then this can also be a great solution. With so many uses and benefits of baking soda, you should always ensure you have some nearby.
Similar to baking soda, white vinegar has many different uses as a cleaner as well. This is a cheap solution to many products you can get in the supermarket and can be used to clean toilets, kill germs, and remove stains from carpets and even clean paint brushes. If you have a dirty sink, no problem, white vinegar will take care of that. White vinegar even has the ability to eliminate bad odours. You can use this product in several rooms in your house, even to clean windows, and the microwave, as this will loosen splattered food. Not only does this product have to be restricted to household chores, you can also use it in the garden to kill grass on pavements and driveways, as well as killing weeds. Fireplaces can also be cleaned with white vinegar.
Washing Up Liquid/Dish Detergent
You should use dish detergent whenever you have to clean something requiring warm and soapy water, dish soap is good because it has the ability to cut through grease and limescale. Washing up liquid can have multiple uses such as erasing grease stains on clothes, simply rub a small amount of detergent into the stain and rinse it with water. Is there grime on your patio furniture? If so add some detergent to a bowl of warm water and scrub your furniture, then rinse with the garden hose pipe. Hairbrushes and combs regularly come into contact with greasy hair and grooming products, but using detergent with warm water will clean this very quickly. If your kitchen cabinets need cleaning then add some detergent to some warm water into a spray bottle and spray the surfaces to get rid of the grime, then rinse with a cloth and dry.
Disinfectant can be used in both the kitchen and the bathroom; you should use this everyday on food preparation surfaces before wiping it down with a clean cloth. You can use this to clean your fridge as well, plus storage cupboards. It is a good idea to frequently disinfect chopping boards and breadboards. Your sink will also need to be regularly disinfected, however take note that damp conditions can encourage bacteria growth, so dry out your sink with a towel afterwards. You also should wipe down tables and chairs with disinfectant before and after you serve meals. Bacteria can easily build up in bathrooms in areas such as the toilet bowl and under the sink faucets. Domestos is an excellent product to use. You can even use disinfectant on baths and showers as well as the door handles, washbasins and toilet roll holders. Remember to use rubber gloves when you handle disinfectant.
While this may be one of the most underrated cleaning products in the world, it is one that works very well, rubbing alcohol can be used as a stainless steel cleaner and this is a great way to get rid of fingerprints. It even dries without leaving any streaks on the surface. Hairspray can easily build up on mirrors and rubbing alcohol is an easy solution to remove this build up. This can also be used on tiles. On cold winter days you may get a build-up of frost on your car windows, simply mix one part rubbing alcohol to 5 parts water and spray the solution onto your exterior car windows and mirrors, wipe with a cloth and allow it to dry. Do this every two weeks or so. Sinks can be easily cleaned with rubbing alcohol, in addition to cleaning it; it will also shine it up as well.
The above products are extremely useful to have, you should make sure you are well stocked on them so you can get them whenever you need them. Include them in your cleaning kit for easy access.