Updated: Jun 2
It’s full steam ahead in the month of Spring deep cleaning at my house!!
If you want a copy of my plan, you can check it out here! (click on the image below)
Honestly, I’m a real minimalist when it comes to cleaning tools….I’m not one to run out and buy every new gadget and gizmo that promises to magically leave your possessions sparkling clean!
But there are a handful of products that I use, that are truly my go-to, “ride or dies” in my arsenal of cleaning tools!
In case you are making things harder to clean than they have to be, I am going to break down my must-haves right here for you!
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Starting with my #10, and ending with the top prize of “Magan’s Favorite Cleaning Product”!
So let’s jump right in with #10 on my list, shall we?
If you have kids or pets, then this carpet cleaner should definitely land in your top 10 of necessary cleaning tools!
Accidents happen and when they do, you can grab this bad boy and all evidence of the messy mishap will be gone!
In the high traffic areas of my house, I carpet clean about twice a year and then spot clean for smaller incidents.
Although it’s one of the pricier items on my list of must-haves, it’s much cheaper than hiring a cleaning company to do the job!
For most of my adult life, I’ve just used random rags to tackle cleaning tasks, because I just didn’t know any better, and then this year, I read a raving review about E-Cloths, so I decided to take the plunge and try them out.
I first started with the window cleaning ones, and I’m hooked!
Seriously, they make my windows so much cleaner with no streaking. I love them so much, I’m going to invest in the whole E-Cloth cleaning set!
Put down the old toothbrush…
I’m all for using an old toothbrush to help with some cleaning jobs, but there are specific tasks that require a bit more customized help…like cleaning window sills or sliding glass door tracks, and that’s where having a set of cleaning brushes is a game changer!
Check out this set of brushes that will make cleaning those hard-to-reach spots so much simpler!
One of my first home cleaning product purchases was almost over two decades ago when I had my first home with hardwood floors, and it was this type of floor duster/mop.
Mine is so old I don’t think they even make it anymore, but it’s very similar to this one they sell on Amazon.
It’s great for cleaning up dust bunnies and debris off of any hard floor surface (laminate, wood, tile, etc)
For pretty much my entire adult life, I have used old socks or rags to dust because honestly I’m a cheapskate, but then one day I was at the dollar store and found a dusting wand, and thought, “what the heck, let’s give it a try!”
And I am SO glad I did! The material of the wand almost magnetizes the dust, and the long shape makes it easy to get into hard-to-reach spots…
That’s why the dusting wand lands at #6 on my must-have have list of cleaning gadgets!
I loved the E-cloth window towels so much I gave them their own spot on my list. These towels were my introduction to the E-cloth line of products, and not only do they leave your windows and mirrors streak-free and spotless, but they also help the environment since they are replacements for paper towels. These are truly one of my favorite cleaning products...what can I say, I'm in E-Love with them!!
Got dirty, nooks & crannies?
Then grab your putty!
I've used this nifty little cleaning invention in the cracks of my car console, on my son's computer keyboard, in the vent of my microwave...really any place I can't get a rag into, I grab the putty instead. It's also an inexpensive investment, so you won't break the bank on this brilliant tool for your cleaning kit!
I've been an oil-loving momma for almost 2 decades now, and I try my best to always chose toxic-free home supplies. That's why I use either Thieves or OnGuard all-purpose cleaner for pretty much EVERYTHING in my home. When you look at the initial cost, it appears to be a little pricy, but it comes super concentrated and lasts for years!! Plus you can use it for all of your sanitizing chores so you don't need to buy any other specialty products...this one all-purpose cleaner replaces them all!
Having a kick-a** vacuum is a MUST in any cleaning supply list, and you know this lady is just too cheap to invest her life savings in a Dyson, so I grilled the Best Buy dude on what brand was a less expensive option that will do the job without breaking the break. And lucky for me "Best Buy Dude" worked in a vacuum repair shop when he was younger, so I found the right brain to pick!! He recommended getting a Shark, for its great price point, long-life without repairs, and overall capability...so that's what I got...and I've had our a few years and I've been super pleased with it!
And now it's time to reveal the #1 cleaning supply on my list is....cue the fanfare...
Not only is the magic eraser probably the most cost-effective item on my list (averaging about $1 per eraser), but it also comes by its name honestly... it is truly "magically". Anywhere you have stubborn marks or dirt buildup, the magic eraser will make it disappear! I have used it on nearly every surface in my home...sinks, tubs, dirty computer keyboard, doors, walls, baseboards...you name it, I've probably taken a magic eraser to it to get it clean! It's by far the most used and most versatile cleaning supply in my home!
So what do you think of my list?
Do you have any tried and true cleaning products that I overlooked?
I'm always eager to try out something new!
Until next time cheers to all of your messes magically disappearing and cheers to you!