Essential Cleaning Supplies

Earlier this week on the Nest, someone asked what essential cleaning supplies are in our cleaning arsenal, and I thought it would make for an interesting post. Plus, what's better than starting the new year with a clean house!?

Here's the what I came up with:

Some of these have multiple uses, such as the vinegar, baking soda, Method or Seventh Generation (whatever's cheaper) All-Purpose cleaner, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, lint roller, and Clorox Wipes. Others are for a very specific purpose, like Swiffer Wet-Jet Floor Cleaner, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner, Scotch Brite Toilet Cleaner, and Windex.

I try to go as green as possible with my cleaning supplies, but there are certain things I buy because they WORK and make my life easier (like the toilet cleaner). (And to be honest, I want something pretty hardcore for my toilet.)

And for those of you who don't already have enough to clean, here's a link back to a previous post of the top ten dirtiest places in your home...

Or for those of you who are looking for a completely non-toxic cleaning kit, check here or here.

So anyway, what are some of your must-have cleaning supplies? I'd love to find some other options!


  1. I use the original "green" cleaner, Simple Green for almost all my cleaning (with the toilet exception) and white vinegar to spruce up the laundry. I also switched laundry detergents, but can't find it online (purchased at Safeway to try out-called Eco something)...and what a difference!

  2. Fun idea for a post! My list isn't quite as green as yours. But I highly recommend Clorox Green Works All Purpose Spray. I love it! I also really like the dish soap from that line.

    Here's my cleaning arsenal:
    Baking soda
    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
    Regular Swiffer
    Swiffer dusters
    Clorox Green Works All Purpose Spray
    Arm & Hammer Spray with Oxy Clean
    Soft Scrub
    Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner

  3. Hmmm you know I didn't think about adding my laundry detergent! We currently use Tide Coldwater and don't have a Safeway :( If you find out what your detergent is called I'd be more than willing to give it a go Amanda!

    I also didn't think about dish soap, Kristi. We use good ol' Dawn :) I'll have to check at my grocery store to see if they have the Clorox dish soap. I love trying out new things. Thanks for the suggestions ladies!



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