We’re always looking for the best ways to share with you for making your homes sparkle and killing germs, but we’ll admit that all of the valuable information out there can be as overwhelming as it is helpful. One thing that always gives us pause: what cleaning tools do we REALLY need to have on hand all the time? Sometimes all the cleaning tips and DIY cleaners out there can make it seem like we need at least 50, but we’re happy to tell you that is NOT the case. What you actually need is really basic, and helping us narrow it all down is our favorite cleaning friend, Clean My Space. Watch her tell us what we need and WHY, then read on for our check-list!

Not as complicated as you might have thought, right? Let’s recap and make a check-list!

Everything You Need In Your Basic Cleaning Kit

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass and mirror cleaner
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Squeegee
  • Cleaning toothbrush
  • Scraper
  • Measuring cup
  • Disposable gloves
  • Lint roller
  • 2 sponges, different colors for bathroom and kitchen
  • Disposable cleaning wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Microfiber cloths, 6 per floor or 1,000 square feet

There you go! Did anything on this list surprise you? Is there any go-to product you’d add to it? Do you have a “cleaning kit” you carry around your home, or do you just have a cabinet of products?