What I have in my cleaning kit:
- Bicarbonate soda/baking soda, in a shaker
- Vinegar, in spray bottle
- 50/50 water & vinegar, in spray bottle
- Kat’s Cleaning Spray
- The Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste
- Blind Duster
- Grout Cleaning Brush
- Window Track Cleaning Brush
- Microfibre cleaning cloths
- Microfibre Duster
- Power sponge
- all kept tidily in a cleaning caddy
Bicarbonate soda/baking soda
Together bicarb soda and vinegar are a great combination for cleaning the shower, around the basin taps, the oven, really almost everywhere. I keep my bicarb in a powdered sugar shaker. Shake out the required amount onto the surface, then spray on vinegar; allow to sit for a few minutes before wiping away.
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I purchase a big bottle of white vinegar (the same variety as you get in the cooking isle) add equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle. Remember to label your bottles. Vinegar is such a versatile product. Don’t be put off by the odour I promise you it will disappear in a few minutes. I use a splash of vinegar and hot water to clean my floors.
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Kat’s Cleaning Spray
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Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste
This stuff is absolutely amazing on stubborn stains. It’s great for hard water stains around the bathroom sink and tub, stubborn marks on the walls, cleaning the ceramic stovetop, pots and pans – I couldn’t live without it now! Wipe the paste onto toothbrush or cloth to remove dirt and stains.
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This is a very handy little cleaning tool as it makes cleaning the slats on blinds so quick and easy! It cleans both the top and bottom of each blind slat in one go.
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I love this duster as it actually picks up dust rather than spreading it. The handle bends which is helpful for dusting hard to get to spaces. You can throw the head part of the duster into the washing machine to clean it when needed.
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I keep a couple of handy cleaning brushes and toothbrush in my cleaning kit to help tackle those tricky hard to clean spots. I really love this grout cleaning brush as it works perfectly to use to really scrub the grout between tiles. This window track cleaning brush really speeds up cleaning those tricky spots, I find I can get those areas cleaner much more quickly. I find a toothbrush or these mini cleaning brushes is also a handy addition to a cleaning kit as well for those tough to reach spots.
I have used microfibre cleaning cloths for quite some time now. It’s much more eco-friendly as they are reusable and you can just pop them in the washing machine once they are dirty. They work well for all general purpose cleaning tasks, as dusters and there are glass specific cloths. And I’m thrilled to now have my own branded cleaning cloth!!
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Makes it easy to carry it all around the house. I like one with sections so my cleaning tools stand upright. Shop here: Cleaning caddy.