Choosing the Right Cleaning Supplies For Your Home
By Sarah Aguirre, About.com Guide
Basic Cleaning Supplies
Before you even think about specialty cleaners, you need to know the basic cleaning supplies that every home needs to have. Basic cleaning supplies do most of the work in your home, and the really good ones will limit the number of specialty cleaners you need to purchase.
- Basic Cleaning Supply List
- Best All-Purpose Cleaners
- Where to Store Your Cleaning Supplies
- When to Throw Out Cleaning Supplies
Laundry supplies come in lots of sizes, scents, and packaging. Besides choosing the right laundry detergent, decisions about bleach, fabric softeners, stain removers, and other additives must be made. Find out which laundry supplies you really need and which ones you can do without.
The right tools to wash dishes will make the experience a much more pleasant one. These resources will show you how to pick the right dish washing soap, detergents, and tools.
- How to Choose a Dish Soap
- Best Dish Soaps
- Best Environmentally Friendly Dish Soaps
- Choose Dishwashing Tools
Surface Cleaning Supplies
Our homes are made up of many types of surfaces, and each material type has specific needs when it comes to the cleaning supplies used on its surface. Find out the right supplies for every surface in your home.
- All-Purpose vs. Multi-Purpose Solutions
- Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleaners
- Before You Buy Stainless Steel Cleaner
Floor Care Supplies
Whether your floors are wood, laminate, stone, ceramic, carpet, or vinyl, they'll need some specialty care during the course of their life.
Green Cleaning Supplies
If you're looking for ways to clean and be kind to the environment, green cleaning is the way to go. Look for products that have a minimal impact on the environment and companies with a commitment to protect the earth. Many of your best green cleaning choices may already be in your kitchen cabinets right now.