In my previous post, I talked about my Master Cleaning Plan and Tip #4 is to have a cleaning caddy full of the cleaning products you’ll want to have on hand. In this post, I’m going to tell you what’s in my cleaning caddy and the different supplies that I’ve found work super well for different problem areas.
- Find a good size caddy to carry all your goodies – you can find them at Lowe’s, Target, or Amazon
- DIY Granite Countertop Cleaner – This is where you’ll need an an empty spray bottle, you can re-purpose an old one like I did or buy a new one from any of the places I mentioned above. I really like this one from Andrea Dekker’s blog! I use this on all my countertops since I have granite throughout the house
- All Purpose Cleaner – I really like the Green Works one from Target. It’s inexpensive and does the job. I’d love to test a DIY solution once this bottle runs out
- DIY Shower/Tub Cleaner – If you’re like me, cleaning the tub is difficult… I’m also short so reaching across the tub to scrub is straining. However, this DIY shower/tub cleaner from Smart School House is AMAZING. I usually spray down the tub with this stuff and let it soak before I start cleaning anything in the bathroom. I will forewarn you guys… it is a strong vinegar smell so make sure to open the window and run the fan when you can!
- Pumice Scouring Stick – This might be TMI, but if you’ve ever noticed those hard water stains in your toilet, its kinda like a red rim in the toilet bowl… this scouring stick is AMAZING at getting rid of it. All you have to do is wet the stick and start scrubbing away and it erases that stubborn ring. I do highly recommend wearing those yellow rubber gloves when using it.. the stick is a bit abrasive on your skin.
- Dry Swiffer refills – This is going to be a bit ghetto, but instead of buying the fancy Swiffer duster, I use the dry pad refills and just use them to wipe areas down, especially the baseboards! This really picks up everything and helps catch everything
- Ceramic Cooktop Scraper – I’ve tried a few solutions to clean my cooktop… but it never really cleaned everything off my cooktop except for this! My ceramic cooktop isn’t 100% perfect, but I usually use a cooktop solution to try and get most of it off and then I use the scrapper to get the rest. There’s even a kit you can get on Amazon here!
Let me know if you have any DIY cleaning solutions or miracle products!