Friday, January 21, 2011



There are very few people who actually enjoy cleaning the house. While there is not much that can be done about the attitudes, having the right home cleaning supplies at hand lessens the chore and saves time. Thinking about the cleaning supplies you need before you start simplifies the job. You can chose from commercial purpose made chemical formulas that clean a specific area a general multi purpose cleaner or eco cleaning products.

Homeschooling is an option that several parents think about. Irrespective of whether your child is being schooled at home or in a regular school, there are supplies that need to be bought. The basics of home school supplies include stationary like pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, colored pens or pencils. In some cases this may be crayons. You will also need writing books and paper, art and crafts supplies and art paper. Also you will need to invest in a shelf or a cupboard that you can store all of these supplies away neatly.

One of the biggest challenges of keeping the house clean is maintaining the momentum. It can be very easy to get distracted during cleaning because for most people, there are many other tasks that are simply more enjoyable. To lessen the risk of stopping, make sure that everything needed is within reach. Imagine having to stop cleaning for a store run for some all-purpose cleaner. Situations such as this can be time-consuming and discouraging. For example, I keep my shower cleaning cream next to my shampoo in the shower storage unit with the scrubbing sponge. It is handy, and also out of reach from the kids.

When preparing the cleaning products, it is not enough to just have a complete checklist of materials to be used. It is also important to see if it will do the job properly. Look at the labels to see vital information on the items. The directions and precautions involving the cleaning supplies should be understood before using them. For example, not all products can be used on certain surfaces. The chemical ammonia can damage plastic surfaces like laminated countertops.

Rags are one of the most functional home cleaning supplies that should be in abundance. They can be used to clear dust on surfaces as well as polish furniture. There are also purpose made gloves that fit over your hand you can find in your supermarket or through a party plan like Enjo. These do anything from clean your windows, to shower maintenance. You can get very good cleaning gloves that do not cost too much from your supermarket. I really love using these.

Another essential home cleaning supply is the window spray. Use newspapers to wipe the glass to prevent streaks from happening. After cleaning, the papers can simply be tossed into the recycling bin or a trash bag for easy cleanup.

One of the most indispensible products in cleaning is the anti-bacterial spray. There are many different formulations, with each kind designed to work in a particular area such as a kitchen or bathroom. Most can be used in almost any surface, however. It is best to use a spray that is formulated to get rid soap scum and mold since these are the most common types of dirt in the home.

It should no longer come as a surprise that the dirtiest area of the house is the floor. Given that they come in contact with grime all the time, they need special attention when. A mop and some floor cleaner can be used to clean non-carpeted areas while those which have floor coverings can be cleaned using a vacuum and some carpet cleaner.

In the interest of cleaning fast, it is important to always keep your home cleaning supplies on hand and organized. An easy way to do this is with a multi purpose cleaner that serves several functions. You can either buy these at your local supermarket, or make my favorite eco cleaning product. Mix 2 cups of hot water with a tablespoon of borax, a table spoon of white vinegar until the borax is dissolved. Then, mix a few drops of your favorite essence. I like to use eucalyptus or lavender. This is a great all round cleaner that is both kind to your wallet and the environment.


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