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The following tools and supplies are sorted by cleaning areas of the home. You can use whatever tools and supplies you wish. However, do not use heavy-scented or strong-smelling chemical supplies
Also, home cleaning clients should provide their own vacuum cleaners for sanitation purposes. You may determine to have a backup vacuum in your car in the event their vacuum doesn't work or is otherwise unavailable.
Likewise, you should require all home cleaning clients to provide their own toilet bowl brush, one for each toilet in the home. I have listed three options below that you might want to share with them. Again, this is the most sanitary way to handle this issue.
18" Professional Microfiber Mop - general purpose mop which can be used with pre-soaked pads, or
O-Cedar Dual-Action Microfiber Flip Mop - for smaller rooms, or
Sterilite Latching Box - to pre-wet Mop Pads (use 1 drop of Dr. Bronner's *with 4 cups of water for soaking pads in Sterilite bucket)
Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner - all-purpose cleaner
Multi-purpose Rolling Bucket (used to carry supplies and tools)
Carpets, Fabrics, and Leather
Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly 31150 - Consumer Reports recommended bagged upright ($258 on Amazon)
Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586- Consumer Reports recommended bagless upright ($400 on Amazon)
Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 - WireCutter Upright Bagless recommended ($180 on Amazon)
Miele Complete C3 Canister Vacuum - Consumer Reports recommended bagged canister ($1,289 on Amazon)
Miele 41GFE040USA C3 Calima Canister Vacuum - WireCutter Bagged Canister Recommendation ($799 on Amazon)
Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction Bagged Canister Vacuum - WireCutter Bagged Canister Recommendation ($349 on Amazon)
Miele Blizzard CX1 Cat and Dog Bagless Canister - Consumer Reports recommended bagless canister ($870 on Amazon)
Shark WV201 WandVac - Consumer Reports Handheld Vacuum ($90 on Amazon)
Greasy Wood Surfaces
Speedy Method - light grease
Murphy Oil Soap - spray on surfaces (do not use de-greasers)
B+D Corded Drill - using brush attachments, go over surfaces
Simpli-Magic Terry Towel Cleaning Cloths- used to wipe off cabinets
Heavy Grease issues
OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set - used to clean knobs (you may need to take them off) after soaking with water and Dawn soap
Howard Products Cutting Board Oil Used to break up the grease on wooden surfaces - leave on for 10 minutes - (Caution: fatal if swallowed - otherwise non-harmful).
Use gloves, glasses, and mask below for this job.
Foam Paint Brush - used to paint Cutting Board on a sticky wood surface.
Composty Eco Sponges - used to clean off the Cutting Board Oil on the wood surfaces - dispose of after use.
Use personal protective equipment: gloves, glasses, and mask, listed below.
Simple Houseware Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - use these on SS as they are not edge-stitched
Windows, Glass, Computer/TV screens
Note: There are three different microfiber towels listed below. Each serves a different purpose. Maintain by washing separately and hang drying.
Mr. Siga Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - general wetting and cleaning cloth
Brite & Clean Britewipes Premium Microfiber Towels - glass drying cloth
E-Cloth Home Premium Microfiber - for computer and TV screens (use dry)
Compact Electrostatic Duster - prep for computer and TV screens
Universal Cleaning Tools and Supplies
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - non-scratching sponge for marks on walls, etc.
DocaPole 20-foot Reach Kit - excellent for baseboards to fan blades
OdoBan Professional Cleaner - spray and wipe outside
Parker Labs Protex Alcohol-Free Disinfectant - used to sanitize high-touch areas
Greased Lightning 204HDT All Purpose Cleaner - used for mold issues
Personal and Protective Equipment
SupplyMaid Waterproof Cleaning Apron - This apron's primary benefit is having personal items (key, phone, etc.) and common-use cleaning supplies readily available to you.
Glad ForceFlex Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags 13 gal - attach to the apron for paper towels, etc.