This home cleaning kit was created by Melissa J. Will, The Empress Of Dirt. I love these recipes! When you are armed with the best supplies to get the job done, it’s much easier to quickly grab the kit and dust or clean. Here is an excerpt from Melissa’s blog:
Make It Easy To Maintain A Clean Home
A smartly-stocked cleaning supply kit is the key to making regular house cleaning a whole lot easier.
This kit would make a wonderful house-warming gift (for people like me who enjoy practical and useful gifts).
The items in my cleaning kit are good quality but still frugal, use gentle cleaning ingredients you can find at the supermarket (eco-friendly, non-toxic—of course!), and make it (almost) enjoyable to maintain a clean home.
I’ve provided the recipes for my favourite cleansers (glass, tile, disinfectant, and general purpose) and links to all of the products I like. I strongly suggest you invest in longer-lasting equipment (it doesn’t cost much more) because that difference in quality really speeds up a lot of cleaning chores.
By having all these little tools at your fingertips, you can deal with any problem areas you encounter right away.
If you like your cleaning products scented, you could add a few drops of favorite essential oils.
A lightweight cleaning supply caddy makes it really convenient to grab the kit and work on a few areas each day. I have no interest in perfection, but I do enjoy a nicely maintained home. Or that’s the plan, anyways. We all know life happens.
CLEANING KIT SUPPLIES
It does not cost a lot to get better quality supplies and they last a lot longer and are therefore more frugal.
Spray bottles – Pick different colored tops so you know what’s what
All purpose cleaner | 1 teaspoon dish soap: 4 cups water
Disinfectant | 1 part rubbing alcohol: 1 part water
Glass cleaner | 1 part vinegar: 1 part water
Tub & Tile cleaner | 1 part vinegar: 1 part dish soap
Degreaser | 1 part vegetable oil: 2 parts baking soda
Thanks Melissa! I love these recipes and am going to switch to these all- natural cleaning supplies this week.