How many different cleaning products do you keep in the home? Probably more than you think and need…
I have so far decided on about 15 resourceful cleaning products I use in our home, I’m not sure how many I started out with. Though my cleaning supply closet is looking much more neat and tidy these days…
When it comes to cleaning. my older son is a huge helper – so far! I had to start finding products that would be okay for him to use safely as well as ingredients that wouldn’t bother my other, more allergenic son. I’ve tried a lot of different techniques and recipes in my search for good cleaners as well as something that didn’t irritate my fiance to use when he decides to clean something.
(He HATES the smell of vinegar!)
The ingredients and products I have found can be used in many different ways and for a bunch of different uses depending on the item that needs cleaning.
What’s better than buying one thing that can be resourcefully used throughout your home? I’ll tell you what – integrating 6 or 7 of them to form your entire cleaning routine.
The Most Resourceful Cleaning Products You Need
Items and Products I use to clean around the home:
- 10+ washcloths (pref. all the same color to note “for cleaning only”)
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Dawn Blue Dish Soap
- Rubbing Alcohol (70%+) (disinfects and is the best window cleaning I have ever used!)
- Baking Soda (deodorizer as well as adds texture when dealing with sticky messes that need to be scrubbed)
- Castile Soap (a few drops of this in some water makes an awesome all-purpose cleaner! Add more to tougher/dirtier jobs)
- Hydrogen Peroxide (Great for bodily fluid-type messes/stains)
- Magic Erasers! (Removes the crayon graffiti from my textured walls…)
- And….I LOVE MY STEAM MOP!
These are some of the ways I utilize these cleaning products:
Ingredients and Products used for Homemade Dishwasher Detergent:
- Dawn Blue Dish Soap
- Baking Soda
- Reusable Container
Ingredients Needed for Homemade Laundry Detergent:
- Fels-Naptha/Coconut-Oil Based Soap/Zote Soap (Laundry soap)
- Washing Soda
- Baking Soda
- Fabric Softener Crystals (Optional)
Homemade Dryer Sheets:
- Liquid Fabric Softener (1 part LFS to 3 parts water)
- 2 Sponges (cut in half)
- Reusable Container with Lid (1/2-1 gallon)
I’m sure there are a few hidden gem products that I haven’t yet found. These cleaning products have satisfied my somewhat O.C.D requirements as far as cleaning goes. They’re even great on the wallet when you think about how many different ways I end up using a few of these products in particular.
I believe the most expensive item on this list is the castile soap – but it is worth every.single.flipping.cent. Trust me yo.
This soap alone has a handful of it’s own creative uses aside from the one I mentioned! Look into Dr. Bronner’s Magic Castile Soaps and all their awesome products right here if you’d like, though my favorite scent is the Lavender Hemp! (In comparison, it’s around $19.00 for 32 oz. at the stores I can actually find it in. One bottle has so far lasted me almost an entire year AND I still have at least a third of the bottle left!)
Check this out.
This my friend’s is just ONE of the ways you can utilize this cleaner! It is awesome for all-purpose cleaning – sticky messes, dried on splatters, and you can even safely wash your fruits and vegetables with it! Number one most resourceful cleaning product in my book!
Amazon has a great collection of Dr. Bronner’s Products – they are totally worth looking into!