Welcome! Now that you’ve purchased Get Your House Clean Now: The Home Cleaning Method Anyone Can Master, you’re well on your way to getting your home clean efficiently. All you need now are the proper products and tools to get the job done.
If you haven’t read my book, you will need to in order to learn how best to use the products included in this guide. Luckily, you can get it here:
In appreciation, I promised you a Product Guide with all of the products and tools I have used with success, so you can easily recognize these products and see them through the links provided for easy recognition should you decide to purchase them. I hope this guide helps motivate you further to get the items you need to effectively clean your home.
This list will always be a work in progress in an attempt to bring you the best products and tools in my experience to complete the task of cleaning a home. I offer this Product Guide online so I may continue to inform you of any new products or tools I find that work well, long after the book is published.
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Disclaimer: I am not offering endorsement for the products listed. They are products I have used with great success and I share them here with you to determine for yourself if they will be useful for your home cleaning needs. If these products aren’t available in your area, research the ones I’ve shared here, and find comparable products that are available to you. You are responsible for proper use of any products you purchase.
The Shark Navigator Lift Away (affiliate link) is new on my radar. I love the ease of this vacuum. Having the option of an upright for easy portability and lifting it off so it’s a canister is a real treat. The fact that it is bagless makes it more appealing so you don’t ever need to buy additional products, and the sealed HEPA filtration makes for an unbeatable clean. An excellent warranty and several great attachments provide you with a tool to really get the whole house clean. It’s about 4 lbs lighter than the Kenmore Canister ( but I do still love the Kenmore!). I always want to pick it up and carry it around and it’s a bit heavy for that. The Shark Navigator Lift Away vacuum is designed lighter to make this easier. The only things I wish were different are that the cord is a wind up rather than retractable. Not too much of a hassle, but takes longer to store than just stepping on a button and retracting it. Another drawback is that the attachments are not “on board”, which makes it so much easier to find them and switch them out. But, alas, we can’t have everything. If you’re looking for a vacuum, this one is a contender among the other two I’ve listed in this product guide.
I have used Kenmore® canister vacuum (affiliate link) cleaners for the 20 years I’ve been in business. They have cleaned an average of 10 homes a week and lasted many years at that pace. The lower-end models, such as the one listed here, work very well, so there is no need to pay for a higher priced model. These newer models of the lower end Kenmore canister vacuum are made of lighter materials which make them a full 2 pounds lighter than their predecessors, making them easier to maneuver.
These EnviroCare Vacuum Cleaner Bags are very durable and thicker than other alternate brands for Kenmore vacuum cleaners. The cardboard covering over the dirt intake isn’t glued close to the edges so there’s no tearing when inserting the bag. The price is right, too!
The Shark Rocket® is a terrific bagless model, so no extra expense for regular use. It’s easy to use and has a great power head for a small vacuum. It’s not too heavy and gets to all of the places you need in order to make your home as clean as possible and is perfect for smaller homes. It also has many attachments. It runs between $100-200 and it’s available at stores that often offer 20% off coupons so watch for those deals!
The Libman Tornado Mop has a removable string mop head that can be taken off and washed in a linen bag. It allows you to wring the mop out with each dip in the bucket. (Note: The mop head must be put in a linen bag before washing in the machine because it will become tangled and unusable if you don’t.) Replacement mop heads are available in most box stores.
This is a very good alternative to the Libman Tornado Mop. This product includes a bucket with a squeezing mechanism to remove much of the water in the mop for easy, streak-free floor cleaning. Durable, washable replacement pads are available so you can have an extra on hand in case one gets too dirty to use. These pads can easily be changed to use for sparkling clean walls and molding.
Microfiber cloths are an important part of your cleaning routine. Washable, flexible use cloths that can be used for gentle cleaning as well as vigorous scrubbing.
A feather duster may be a good tool to help you do light dusting in between more thorough cleanings.
A bucket will be helpful for bathroom and floor cleaning tasks. You will use this for cleaning bathrooms and floors and tough jobs that require disinfecting and difficult scrubbing.
This is a non-scratch sponge that will safely scrub your surfaces, but can be used for your worst messes. The sponge side will gently wipe up messes.
These are useful for cleaning aluminum pots and other surfaces that call for them. Test a small area first and do not scrub vigorously without testing it first.
Rubber cloves will help you clean faster. You will be less inhibited while cleaning bathrooms or other tough messes. Be sure to wear them when scrubbing and washing to protect your hands. If you have sensitive skin, they are also latex free.
This is necessary for washing the mop head for your Libman Tornado Twist Mop, otherwise it will become tangled and unusable.
Sterilite 18 Gallon Tote Box- (no link) Use these for sorting and storing your items when cleaning your clutter. These are readily available at big box stores.
This is a great product that will keep the bottom of your toaster oven easy to clean. Just place it on the tray at the bottom of the oven and it will catch crumbs or melted food for easy removal and clean up. No more scrubbing the toaster oven tray!
Bar Keepers Friend®– This is a must-have item in your cleaning toolkit. It will remove so many different types of smudges, messes, scratches, etc…you will not want to be without it. Perfect for stoves and sinks, tubs and walls, and much more. There is no link, as online prices are way too high. You can find this product for around $2.00 at the grocery or big box store.
This bathroom cleaner is the best, by far, of any bathroom cleaners I’ve ever used. It will make your tubs, showers, sinks, toilets, and fixtures shine.
A grease-cutting dish detergent, like Dawn or Palmolive, will go a long way to helping you keep your kitchen and appliances clean. Used full strength on really greasy messes to help break it down, this product will make your job much easier in the long run. Diluted in hot/warm water or with other products like vinegar and lemon juice, dish detergent can help maintain your greasy and grimy areas much more easily.
Clorox Clean-Up works wonders to cut grease, clean grime, get stains out of white surfaces such as sinks and counter tops. A terrific product to have around. Be cautious of clothing and other items you don’t want ruined. This product contains bleach and will remove the color from certain items.
A liquid glass cleaner for any glass or mirror cleaning.
I use Sprayway Glass Cleaner for nearly all of my glass cleaning needs now. It works really well, no ammonia, and leaves no streaks. It also has a pleasant smell. I use it for all finishing work on glass and mirrors.
While I use Scrub Free to spray directly on surfaces for cleaning in the bathroom, I use this product, diluted in a bucket of warm or hot water to rinse my sponge or micro-fiber cloth in between wiping different areas as it kills 99.9% of germs.
This product can be used in the same way as the Lysol Cleaner listed above, except that it isn’t a disinfectant. It works great for washing floors and is safe on wood. Has a great lemony scent.
This cleaner is great to have on hand if you regularly have to clean lime and rust stains from toilets, sinks, and fixtures.
Lime-A-Way also makes a gel toilet bowl cleaner that works better than any other toilet bowl cleaner on really tough rust stains and lime deposits on toilets.
Liquid Gold is an excellent wood cleaner and fixture polish. I use this on wood furniture from time to time to clean and condition. I also use it on brushed nickel and oiled bronze bathroom and kitchen fixtures and door handles. It also does an EXCELLENT job of polishing stainless steel appliances.
White Vinegar- No link- image for reference
White vinegar is a terrific all purpose cleaner. Uses include laundry, sanitizing counter tops and sinks, greasy surfaces, exhaust fan filters, weed killing, and so much more.