When cleaning your home, it’s important to have the right tools on hand. While hard work and elbow grease is certainly an important part of cleaning, you’ll never get your house truly clean and sparkling without the right cleaning products and solutions.
At Uber Clean House, we have over 12 years of combined experience in the house cleaning business, meaning we know a thing or two about finding the best tools for the job. As professional home cleaners, we rely on our tools for the best results.
Today we’ll share some of our secrets with you, to help you put together your own professional home cleaning kit – a handy checklist of cleaning supplies that every Australian household should have. The best thing about this list is that you won’t need to go out and spend a lot of money on expensive cleaning products. We recommend using natural, eco-friendly ingredients to make your own cleaning sprays, floor washes and pastes. Meaning these products are cheap and easy to buy, as well as better for the environment and the health of your family.
All the Items You Need to Clean Your House, Naturally
You may be surprised to learn that many professional cleaning companies prefer to use natural, chemical-free cleaning products for the best results. Using heavy duty cleaners and harsh chemical sprays doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is being cleaned properly.
With natural products, such as water, lemon, white vinegar and baking soda, you’ll have all the ingredients you need to clean your home. You’ll probably be amazed at how short our cleaning supply checklist is!
Here’s what you need:
• A bucket
• Scrubbing sponges
• Soft cloths
• Extendable duster
• Lint roller
• Toilet brush
• A small brush with firm bristles
• An empty spray bottle
• Baking soda
• White vinegar
• Eucalyptus oil
• A few lemons
Making a Natural, Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner
Before you get started on cleaning, you need to make up your all-purpose cleaning spray.
Simply mix 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 2 litres of water. Fill up your spray bottle with this solution and you’ll have a great all-purpose cleaner that’s environmentally-friendly, as well as far cheaper than expensive chemical brands.
Now read on to learn how to use your eco-friendly cleaning products around each room of your home.
Starting in the kitchen? Your natural all-purpose cleaning solution can be used on any type of benches and counters, including marble, quartz or granite bench tops.
To clean your kitchen sink, cover the stainless steel surface with a sprinkling of baking soda, then pour a small amount of white vinegar over the top of the baking soda. You’ll see the solution begin to foam up – once the mixture has stopped bubbling, simply rinse the sink well and dry with a soft cloth. You’ll be amazed at how sparkling clean your stainless sink is.
Lounge Room and Bedrooms
Use the extendable duster for hard-to-reach ceiling fans, walls and corners. A lint roller is very handy for soft surfaces such as couches, curtains and pillows, especially if you have pets.
For windows, you can use your all-purpose spray to easily clean the glass surface, using newspaper instead of paper towel to prevent streaking.
This is where you’ll use the eucalyptus oil in your checklist. With its excellent disinfectant and antiseptic qualities, eucalyptus oil makes a perfect cleaning product for floors, particularly the floors of toilets and bathrooms. Even better, it won’t cause any negative impacts to our natural waterways, making it the best environmentally aware cleaning choice.
Mix 2 capfuls of eucalyptus oil into a bucket of hot water to make a safe and effective floor cleaner. After vacuuming, mop floors using your natural floor cleaning solution.
Because it is a non-toxic acid and mild disinfectant, white vinegar is great for cleaning bathrooms, including toilets, sinks and glass shower screens. So use your all-purpose cleaning spray for bathroom areas for a spotless and streak-free clean.
You can also use a small amount of eucalyptus oil on a soft cloth to wipe down toilet bowls and sinks, giving your bathroom an extra clean, fresh smell.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning some of our trade secrets and know you’ll love the sparkling results you get from your new cleaning routine. You can also feel good that you’re doing your part for the environment, choosing natural, eco-friendly products that won’t harm the planet.
Author: Kerrie-Anne Chinn
Freelance Copywriter & Editor, working with ethical companies to create positive change.