Spring is finally here. And if you’re anything like us, that means it’s time to shift into cleaning mode.
While the thought of deep-cleaning your home may seem daunting, having the right supplies makes the job easier. Everyone knows you need a broom, dustpan, and lots of garbage bags. But what other supplies should you keep on hand? We’ve listed 8 of the most useful ones here.
1. Vacuum Cleaner
Whether you have hardwood, tile, or carpet floors, a good vacuum is essential when heading into spring cleaning. If you already have a good vacuum, take this time to reset it by taking out and cleaning or replacing the filters.
If you don’t have a vacuum, look for a model with strong suction power, easy maneuverability, and attachments for cleaning upholstery.
2. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Microfiber cleaning cloths are an essential tool for any spring cleaning arsenal. These versatile, reusable cloths are great for everything from dusting and drying to polishing and cleaning up spills. Additionally, they’re more eco-friendly than single-use paper towels.
3. Reliable Mop
Unless your entire home has wall-to-wall carpeting, you’ll need a reliable mop for sparkling floors. Look for a mop and bucket that are comfortable and easy to use. The ideal mop also has an interchangeable head to withstand years of use.
4. Spray Bottles
Reusable spray bottles are a must-have when spring cleaning rolls around. Whether you like DIY cleaning solutions or buying in bulk to save money, spray bottles come in handy for every room of the house.
5. All-Purpose Cleaner
Your home has many different surfaces to clean. Rather than buy a different cleaner for each surface, look for a good multi-surface cleaner that can clean them all. If you have children or pets, look for a cleaner with a nontoxic solution.
6. Surface-Specific Cleaner
Some surfaces do need their own dedicated cleaner. For example, windows and mirrors require a glass cleaner to achieve a shiny, streak-free finish. Similarly, you should clean hardwood floors with a product designed for hardwood floors, and upholstery should only receive upholstery cleaner.
All the hot water and chemicals that come with spring cleaning can be taxing on your skin. Invest in a good pair of reusable rubber gloves to protect your skin while cleaning. This is especially important if you have sensitive or dry skin.
8. Storage Bins
Storage bins make it easy to declutter and organize messy areas in your home. They are great for storing items you want to keep but don’t regularly need. Look for stackable bins that are easy to access and label them for easy identification.
Revitalize Your Home This Spring
Decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your home helps you get rid of old, stale energy and breathe new life into your home. But the supplies you choose can make all the difference when it comes to managing the mess. Invest in good cleaning supplies to take the stress out of cleaning and have your house sparkling in no time.