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Complete List of Household Cleaning Supplies- With Checklists

Household Cleaning Supplies Free Printable Checklists/Inventory Sheets

Complete List of Household Cleaning Supplies

Having the right cleaning supplies can make a huge difference in how effective and efficient your cleaning can be. Every home and family’s cleaning needs are different and so will be their cleaning supply needs. Use the list below as a starting point for your own cleaning needs. I have also provided these lists as printable checklists for you to take with you when you go shopping for your supplies and then afterwards can also be added to your Household Binder as inventory sheets. You can download my personal checklists/inventory sheets in PDF format, or you can download blank PDF versions to create your own checklists/inventory sheets. You can find the links for all of  them at the end of this post.

Cleaning Equipment

  • Bucket – Easier to use than a sink when you are on the move.
  • Apron – Protects you and your clothes 
  • Dry Mop – This tool works for many types of hard surface flooring.
  • Dust Cloths
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  • Dust Mop
  • Dust Pan
  • Extendable Duster – To clean the lowest shelves to the tops of the ceiling fans.
  • Floor Steamer
  • Handheld Vacuum
  • Glass Stove Top Scraper
  • Grout Brush – A narrow brushes to help clean grout lines.
  • Labels
  • Indoor Broom
  • Microfiber Cloth – Does not leave lint behind
  • Newspaper – Excellent for cleaning mirrors, windows and most glass surfaces. Also good for placing at the bottom of trash bags to absorb messy liquids that find their way there.
  • Outdoor Broom
  • Plunger – One for sinks and one for toilets will help stop the spread of germs.
  • Rags, Towels and Soft Cloths – Keep handy for all kinds of cleaning needs.
  • Rubber Gloves – Protects your hands while cleaning, especially when using acid-based cleaners or if you have sensitive skin.
  • Scraper
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  • Scrub Brush
  • Sponges – Perfect for absorbing liquids.
  • Spray Bottles – For water to spritz plants or to use with your homemade cleaners.
  • Squeegee
  • Squirt Bottles
  • Supply Caddies – Having one in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, garage and workrooms can really help.
  • Toilet Brush with Brush Caddy Having a brush that cleans only your toilet helps stop the spread of germs to other surfaces.
  • Toothbrush
  • Trash Bags
  • Vacuum – Vacuums work on both hard and soft surfaces. Make sure to set it for the correct surface and use attachments for upholstery and hard to reach spaces.
  • Wet Mop

Cleaning Product Supplies

This is a list of cleaning supplies you might like to keep on hand. The links within the list will lead you to recipes to make your own homemade cleaners.

  • All-Purpose Cleaner – works on most countertops, sinks, stovetops and walls. For granite or marble countertops use a product made specifically for them or make one that will not damage them over time. 10 Recipes For A Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner 
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  • Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
  • Baking Soda
  • Bleach***Never mix with ammonia or vinegar.
  • Borax
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Essential Oils – For deodorizing the air and cleaning purposes. Recommended Essential Oils For Cleaning 
  • Fabric Softener Homemade Fabric Softener In 5 Easy Steps
  • Furniture Polish
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Glass Stovetop Cleaner
  • Household Ammonia ***Never mix with bleach or vinegar.
  • Laundry SoapSuper Easy Homemade Laundry Soap
  • Laundry Stain Remover Homemade Stain Remover
  • Metal Polishes (for silver, copper, brass, chrome, stainless steel, and aluminum)
  • Mild Abrasive Cleaner
  • Mild Detergent
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  • Oven Cleaner
  • Spot Carpet Cleaner ***Always test on an inconspicuous area before using.
  • Tile and Grout Cleaner – Use something mild on your tile floors an acid-based cleaner can eat away at the tile and grout.
  • Upholstery Spot Remover
  • Washing Soda
  • White Vinegar ***Never mix with ammonia or bleach.
  • Wood Cleaner – Use a polish made for the type of finish on your wood. Floors with a polyurethane seal only need a solution of warm water and mild soap to clean with.  Use as little water as possible when cleaning wood.

NOTE: Always check the manufacturer’s instruction labels before purchasing and using products or equipment.

Printable Cleaning Supply Checklists

Stay prepared before starting the big cleaning projects with these handy supply checklists. Keep them for when you go shopping for your supplies. Then when you are finished, add them to your Household Binder as Cleaning Supply Inventory Sheets.  I made four sets of printables for you to choose from. The first two sets have the supplies written out for you, with a few blank spaces to add your own items if needed. The second two sets are blank versions for you to fill out according to you and your family’s personal needs. All four sets have a ‘Notes’ section. Use this section to track when you bought your equipment, such as, the vacuum cleaner warranty information and to record repairs. This is also a great way to keep a record of that recipe for your  favorite Homemade Laundry Soap or All-Purpose Cleaner.

I’m also excited to introduce to you, for the very first time, my brand-new pattern “Orange Blossoms and Butterflies”.

Click Here to get these two lists as a printable checklist (opens as a PDF). These will save you some time so you don’t have to write out your own.

Or you can choose from two different blank sets. A plain Black and White set or my brand new pattern Orange Blossoms and Butterflies set.

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10 thoughts on “Complete List of Household Cleaning Supplies- With Checklists

  1. Kandi Little
    Thank you! I am moving into my first apartment and am so nervous about missing something I need. I found your cleaning supply list, moving schedules, and meal planning stuff so helpful in getting me started. Thanks!
    • Suzanne
      Kandi, Congratulations on your new place and adventure! We love getting comments from our readers that find our site useful, thank you for letting us know and we hope to have you back again.
  2. Jenny
    My daughter is about to move into her first place and the checklist will be very handy. We already see things on your list we hadn't thought of. Thanks!
    • Suzanne
      That's great Jenny! I'm so glad you found the checklist. Congratulations to your daughter on her first place.
  3. Sylvia McCullough
    I will be moving into my first place soon and your list is full of information. I won't be needing everything on your list but I also didn't think of some things that you have listed. I also didn't know you shouldn't mix bleach and vinegar. Thank you.
    • Suzanne
      You're welcome. I'm glad you found the list helpful. I think the best thing about lists. such as the one in this post, is that it can help you eliminate things you know you won't need but a helpful reminder to not forget the ones you do. Congratulations on getting your first place. May you make many happy memories there.
  4. Jannie Blake
    I just started our household binder and I love these checklists. Thank you!
  5. Darcy
    Yes! I love this adding it to my household now. Will you be doing more of theae?

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