Glass cleaner. Glass cleaner is specially formulated for glass surfaces like windows and tables so that you can get an effective clean without leaving behind streaks or smears.

Wood cleaner. Similar to glass cleaner, wood cleaner is a one-surface-specific cleaner that, in this case, is optimized for use on wood. This is important to have, since both all-purpose cleaning sprays and water can damage wood and varnish.

Antibacterial spray or wipes. Antibacterial cleaning products disinfect and sanitize to kill germs in your home. Use in addition to an all-purpose cleaner, especially in germ-heavy spaces like the kitchen and bathroom.

Tile cleaner with bleach. Soap scum, mold, mildew, and rust build-up are all par for the course in baths and showers. A tile cleaner with bleach can remove this type of unsightly grime, 

Toilet bowl cleaner. A bleach-based toilet bowl cleaner makes getting a clean toilet a cinch

Other Essential Cleaning Products

For the kitchen…
  • Sponges and/or sponge brush
  • Dish soap
  • Steel wool or other abrasive scrubbing pad
  • Hand towels
  • Oven cleaner
  • Surface specific cleaner, if you need it for a surface like granite, marble, or stainless steel
For the bathroom…
  • Grout brush
  • Cleaning toothbrush (don’t use this one on your teeth)

For the laundry room…

  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Stain remover


  • Adhesive remover, also called a “goo” remover
  • Lint roller
  • Spray bottles, for making your own cleaning solutions
  • Paper towels
  • Extendable duster

If you have pets

  • Urine neutralizer
  • Paw wipes

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