The Ultimate Cleaning Supplies List | Maid4condos

The Ultimate Cleaning Supplies List

The Ultimate Cleaning Supplies List
November 5, 2018

We all hate cleaning, but eventually, that mess will catch up with you. Nothing makes cleaning easier than having the right tools and cleaning products to get the job done right. We’ve put together the ultimate cleaning supplies list for your home, so you always have what you need to tackle any mess. This is also the best shopping list if you are moving into your first apartment or just bought a condo or your first home!

 Cleaning Supplies List

To make it easier to navigate, we’ve broken the list down into the rooms in your home, so you can find the perfect products for every nook and cranny! Shine on!


Your kitchen is the biggest cleaning challenge thanks to greasy buildup from cooking. Here’s what it takes to tackle those big-time kitchen messes:

  • All-purpose cleaner: All-purpose cleaners such as Mr. Clean will cut grease and grime that can build-up on just about any surface in the kitchen. From counters to those disgusting range hoods, and garbage cans to stovetops, this cleaner will cut through food mess and comes in an assortment of pleasing scents. As an added cleaning boost, choose an antibacterial all-purpose cleaner.

  • Glass cleaner: Windex is the king of glass cleaners and can be used on windows, oven windows, and surfaces such as sealed stone countertops.

  • Cleaning cloth: If you want to avoid using cleaning products, you can use a microfiber cloth that works well on its own. However, if you are using cleaning products, choose terry cloth, dish rags, or sponges. Sponges also come with a scrubbing side that works well on the crusty build up.

  • Duster: An extendible duster is perfect as it will allow you to reach high cabinets, ceiling fans, and the top of the fridge.

  • Eco-friendly options: If you are looking for chemical free products you can find many eco-friendly choices including Mrs. Meyer’s and Method. You can also use vinegar and old newspaper as the ultimate natural window cleaner and lemon and baking soda as a natural scrubbing cleaner for crusty surfaces.

TIP: Spray your cleaning product onto the cloth instead of the surface to avoid waste and residue.


The bathroom can share some of the cleansers used in the kitchen, including the window cleaner and all-purpose cleaner, plus these specialty cleaners:

  • Tile cleaner: Nothing gets dirtier than the tile in your shower and tub area. Choose Scrub Free or Scrubbing Bubbles to remove that slimy soap residue without the need to scrub hard.

  • Grout brush: For the grout, you will have to use a grout brush. However, if you use the spray on non-scrub products after each shower, you won’t need to do as much cleaning and scrubbing.

Tip: Before you wash the floors in your bathroom, vacuum to pick up all the hair and lint that collects in the bathroom to avoid just moving it around with your mop or Swiffer.

Bedroom/Living Room

For the bedroom, living room, dens, and office, here’s what we recommend:

  • Water and damp cloth: To keep your furniture, including wood furniture dust free, it just takes a clean cloth slightly dampened to remove dust. Other products such as furniture polish actually act as a magnet for dust.

  • Upholstery cleaners: Your upholstered chairs, couches, and headboards need a little refreshing once a week, and nothing is easier than Febreeze. Just a few sprays and it will help refresh with a wide assortment of fragrances available.

  • Lint roller: If you have pets, their fur is everywhere. We recommend a large lint roller you can run over your upholstered furnishings and even curtains to remove that pet hair easily.

Laundry Room

You can care for your laundry room with the same products you use in the bathroom and kitchen. However, you will need to take care of that front load washing machine and dryer. Here’s what you can use:

  • Washing machine cleaner: Front load washing machines have a rubber seal that can become smelly due to mildew. Both Tide and Clorox make a product made specifically for this purpose which can be run every couple of weeks without laundry to keep things fresh.

  • Dryer: Your dryer requires lint removal after each use, but you also need to remove lint inside the “drum.” A damp clean cloth can do the job perfectly. You should also vacuum the vents regularly.


We’ve separated floors into their own category by flooring type to make it easier. We recommend that every household has a straw broom and dustpan, an easy to use floor cleaner such as a Swiffer and a sponge mop (more for major spills than cleaning). You can then add these floor specific cleaners:

  • Carpet: Carpet tends to hold onto odors. We recommend a product such as Glade Carpet & Room Deodorizer which you sprinkle on the carpet and then vacuum up. If you are sensitive to fragrances, you can actually just use baking soda and they also make pet specific carpet deodorizers for when your furry friend has an accident.

  • Wood floors: Wood floors require gentle care and the best thing for regular clean up is a microfiber mop. You can actually just use these dry unless you have some kind of spill.

  • Tile: Tile can be cleaned with all-purpose cleaners. However, if you have stained grout you can also use a steam cleaner.

Miscellaneous Cleaning Items

There are always miscellaneous cleaning items that won’t be needed by everyone such as:

  • Stainless steel wipes: These little babies are a must to remove smudges from your stainless-steel appliances.

  • Silver cleaner: If you have any sterling silver items than a good silver cleaner is a must to avoid tarnishing.

  • Antibacterial wipes: Two words – Flu Season

  • Oven cleaner: Most people have self-cleaning ovens now, but if you don’t, or if you have a toaster oven in need of cleaning, an oven cleaner such as Easy Off is a must.

This checklist will provide everything you need for a spic and span home!

If cleaning isn’t your thing, call Maid4Condos at 647-822-0601 or contact us here for more information about to get a spotlessly clean condo without having to lift a finger.

Share , Like & Engage On Social Media: