Wednesday, 22 March 2017

My Cleaning kit



With the other day being the first day of spring for me I like to start giving our home a good spring clean. I wanted to share with you today my cleaning kit of the cleaning products and tools I like to use around the home. 

Now you may not want/need all of the items I use. You may want to or you may want to use some of them or different products altogether its really up to you. 

Cleaning Products

When it comes to cleaning products I am not brand loyal and tend to use whatever is on offer. I've even started to like the idea of making my own to save us even more money but I think that calls for a separate post.

Below are some of the products I use: 

Multipurpose cleaner
This is a must in my cleaning kit as you can use it on a wide range of different surfaces and doesn't have to be used in one set room like some products are. The current two I am currently using are Amway multipurpose cleaner and the Method multipurpose surface cleaner.  

Oven cleaner
Cleaning the oven is one of the jobs I hate the most.  So having a good cleaner to help me out is a must. Again the Amway one is the one I'm currently using but I have used various other brands too.  

Cleaning wipes
Cleaning wipes are so handy to have around the home but also for when you are going away they are great for packing away in your bag. Amway do a handy box of x4 packs of 24 wipes. I also like the ones from Aldi which you can get in lemon and apple scents. 

Washing up liquid and hand wash
I use the ones from Method at current. I'm really loving the brand and the fact that they have no chemical nasties and they don't test on animals. Currently they are collaborating with ink evangelist, Johanna Basford on a beautiful new limited-edition range. Designed to bring colour to your home and a smile to your nose, the new Hummingbird Garden collection is perfect. 

Toilet cleaners
The main brands I use a Harpic and most recently ACE who now do toilet cleaning gels as well as their stain removers for keeping your clothes clean and stain free.

Magic Sponge Eraser 
These are so handy to have in my cleaning kit as its great at cleaning walls especially if you have a toddler who gets crayon happy around the home. I just picked up a pack from my local Poundland however I am sure most places sell them. 






I use to store all my cleaning products randomly under the sink. However in my attempt to be more organised I picked up this cleaning caddy in Aldi for £3.99 which is what I store the majority of my cleaning products and a few tools in. This means that I have everything I need and all I have to do is grab and go. 


Tools
Having a good selection of cleaning tools is a must and I have a wide varity that I like to use. Some may not been essential as you may just need a bit elbow grease however I think they are all amazing products which I fully recommend. 

Cloths
I like to have a good selection of cloths to hand. I always have a selection of Microfiber ones which I picked up from Poundland and are in lovely bright colors. I also have a selection of multipurpose cloths from both Poundland and Bizzy bee. When I am done using cloths all i have to do is throw them into the washing machine. 

Gloves
Gloves when cleaning are ideal for protecting your hands and Bizzy Bee have a whole range of different ones.


Toothbrush 
Bit of a random one but I like to use an old toothbrush in my kit so that I can get into the smaller areas that are in need of a good scrub. 

Squeegee
I've recently started using a squeegee and use this one from OXO. It's now an essential tool for cleaning the glass door of our shower. It's great at removing excess water to prevent mold and water marks. 

Extendable tub and tile scrubber
Again from OXO this extendable tub and tile scrubber is ideal for getting into corners as well as around the toilet and areas that I find hard to reach, It extends  from 66cm to 106cm meaning if  I need to reach the ceiling I can do very simply. 






 Hoover
A good hoover is a must and we have the Dyson DC40 which we purchased just over a year ago now.  We have used other brands and have found them to not last long and are nowhere near as good.

Mini Vac
The Kobold VC100 is a handheld vacuum cleaner that weighs the same as two cans of Coke. It's easy to handle and recharge, it's also compact too so you don't have to be worried about space. This vacuum has been a god send for us for cleaning up after Blake has eaten or when we just need to hoover a small area. I never thought I'd need a mini vac before but for me it really is worthwhile having. 


Steamer
The Karcher SC3 Is a steamer with a refillable water tank that provides the option for non-stop steam to give you a continuous deep clean. This model also features an innovative flow heater system, meaning steam can be generated in just 30 seconds. The SC3 also features accessories such as the ergonomically designed floor nozzle and the “round brush” attachment, capable of cleaning intricate areas and perfect for the kitchen or bathroom. I am in love with this steamer although we had it very briefly it works so much better than our previous steamer as well as being easy to use. 




So there you have it my cleaning kit which features the cleaning products and tools I like to use.  Whats in your cleaning kit? Will you be doing a deep spring clean soon?

36 comments:

  1. I love your list of items. I so need to get one of those caddys to hold all my items

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  2. I love using cleaning wipes - makes everything so handy. Need to get myself an organiser like yours to carry round the house!

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  3. My house could do with a really good make over and clean. Feeling tired from winter, just like me.

    I'm liking the extendable brush, may have to look for one. I hate balancing on step ladders while I do the bathroom.
    I have a whole mixture of cleaning products too, don't stick to one brand. But I'm afraid I use a lot of bleach cleaner, because I have a 5 year old, cats and teens!

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  4. How super organised are you! Put me to shame. I do love a bit of organisation though - brilliant!

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  5. I hate cleaning the oven!! So anything that helps lighten that job is great!!

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  6. I swear by those magic sponge erasers on my ceramic hob! And I know it's not very environmentally friendly, but I love bleach in the bathroom!

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  7. Nothing better than a good clean. A clean home and clean mind that's what I say c

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  8. My wife is a complete germaphobe, so I'm gonna have to show her this and see if she thinks we should the stuff a go!

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  9. Great kit! I love Karcher products - I have a steam stick and it is awesome. Kaz

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  10. I love method cleaning products. Especially on items that I know Rosalie uses a lot like the bath and kitchen table as they are much gentler xx

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  11. Don't show this to my husband who he would be telling to have a cleaning kit. I really do need to spring clean. xx

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  12. Wow, you are super organised whwn it comes to cleaning...you have everything :)x

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  13. THIS IS GREAT! I'm trying to motivate myself to be cleaner and tidier so I've been weirdly watching lots of YouTube videos of Mum's cleaning routines and this is also great motivation. I need to get me one of those caddies so I can cart my cleaning products round the house with ease. Thanks for the motivation!

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  14. It seems like you have a great cleaning kit. I agree that a toothbrush is great for reaching small areas.

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  15. Wow such a great list, perfect for a non-cleaner like me.

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  16. My place could do with a spring clean as well! Love the cleaning caddy I need to get me one of those x

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  17. I have all of my cleaning kit (other than hoovers etc) under my kitchen sink but I have to admit I absolutely hate cleaning. So many times I've been tempted to get a cleaner x

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  18. I don't have to worry about this stuff anymore because we got a cleaner a few weeks ago that comes every week now. It's such a relief because I don't want to be spending my weekend cleaning when it's the only time I get to spend with my kids.

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  19. I'm obsessed with the sponge erasers, they literally get any marks off my walls x

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  20. I am currently coveting the humble disinfectant wipe, makes life so much easier

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  21. cleaning wipes for me are so helpful right now. ive been meaning to try a magic sponge eraser

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  22. Cleaning tools for me is as good as make-up kits. The way we dress up and clean our house is the same way. Glad you had an awesome list of cleaning items. I also have most of it. Cheers to our cleaner bestfriends.

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  23. Oh wow, I really need that cleaning caddy. MY bottles and things are shoved under the sink and it's just so messy. We have the mini vac you have too and love it. So useful!

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  24. Love the caddy I think I might get one, and the steamer I actually think would be good for me it's one thing I don't have :)

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  25. Honestly? Some cleaning reusable cloth sponges and a spray made with vinegar and water. Cleans brilliantly.

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  26. You have a great cleaning kit. I'd love a mini vac for cleaning up after the kids - especially in the car.

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  27. What a great cleaning kit, I really need to get myself one of those caddies! x

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  28. Oh wow! I am an absolute cleaning freak and love your cleaning kit! I need to buy that caddy though and the tile scrubber!

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  29. Having new cleaning products makes me WANT to clean the house! I love sponges too.

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  30. Oh I do love a good spring clean! I am a massive fan of the magic erasers, as they literally do work like magic. I really like the caddy too, makes it all so much easier x

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  31. I haven't been living in my flat for long so my spring clean is going to be easy!

    Thank you for sharing about the OXO tile scrubber! I was only thinking yesterday about buying something like that. It must be destiny!

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  32. Having the right kit definitely makes cleaning less of a chore - the magic erasers sound brilliant for busy family homes. The caddy is a great idea too, it would make my under-sink cupboard much easier to deal with!

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  33. i do love a bit of organisation even in the forms of a bucket for cleaning products xo

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  34. After reading your post I have realised that my cleaning kit is missing a magic eraser! They sound fab!

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  35. I really need to give my house a spring clean, it really needs it! I love the little cleaning caddy you have to carry the bits around.

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  36. I didn't know about the magic sponge eraser. I need to get some ;))

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