Whether you’re ready to dig in for your once-a-year deep clean or you need to restock cleaning products for your home, Molly Maid has developed a cleaning supply checklist to make sure you’ve got everything you need.
For more than 30 years, Molly Maid has developed a tried-and-true approach to house cleaning and we understand which cleaning products can make the biggest difference. Download our printable cleaning supply checklist (435kb) or view our list of essential cleaning supplies below to learn about the variety of cleaning supplies we recommend for each room in your home.
Essential Cleaning Supplies for Your Floors
- Rags or chamois mop
- Warm water mixed with basic dishwashing soap
If you have hardwood floors that have been sealed with polyurethane (as most have), you can clean them by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of dish soap per 5-gallon bucket of warm water. Be sure to vacuum, sweep or dry-mop before starting the cleaning process to remove any small dirt or debris particles.
The same solution will also work on linoleum and tile. If you are cleaning tile, make sure to avoid soaking the grout lines with dirty water, as this can lead to discoloration.
Kitchen Cleaning Supplies
- All-purpose cleaner
- Oven cleaner
- Stainless steel cleaner (if you have stainless steel appliances)
- Scrubbing sponges (buy a five-pack!)
- Microfiber cloths
- Warm water mixed with a basic dishwashing soap (for stone countertops)
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- A few lemons
Countertop Cleaning Tips
To clean countertops and other hard surfaces, use an all-purpose cleaner (like 409 or Simple Green). If you have marble, quartz, or granite in your kitchen, only clean them with mild dish detergent and warm water to prevent breaking down the stone’s sealant.
Sink and Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tips
Clean your stainless-steel sink by rubbing in baking soda with a sponge, then spraying it with white vinegar. After the foam has dissipated, rinse your sink with cool water and let it air dry. Put two halves of a lemon down the garbage disposal and run the disposal to give your sink area a fresh, clean smell.
Pro Tip: You can also use lemons to clean your cutting boards—simply squeeze and rub half a lemon on stubborn food stains and let it sit for a while before rinsing.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on any specialty kitchen cleaning products you buy, like oven cleaners and stainless steel cleaners.
Bathroom Cleaning Products List
- Toilet brush
- Grout and tile cleaner
- Grout brush
- All-purpose cleaner
A dedicated toilet brush is a must for controlling the spread of germs and keeping your toilet clean. When tackling the grout on your floor and in your shower, use a grout brush (or other small brush with firm bristles), and make sure you read the product specifications. All-purpose cleaners can be used on sinks and other hard surfaces (but see the kitchen tips above if you have granite or another stone).
Essential Cleaning Supplies for Living Areas and Bedrooms
- Glass cleaner
- Lint roller
- Extendable duster
Pro Tip: Use newspaper instead of paper towel to clean windows. It will prevent streaking and fuzzy cloth residue.
A lint roller works great on delicate surfaces, like pillows, especially if you have pets. And don’t forget about an extendable duster for those hard-to-reach ceiling fans and other nooks and crannies.
Professional Cleaning Services with Molly Maid
Experience the ease of leaving your next deep cleaning to the professionals. Molly Maid is here to support you with everything from recurring to one-time cleaning services. Call us or find a Molly Maid near you to schedule home cleaning services today.