Building Your Own Home Cleaning Kit
As a tenant, you are responsible for helping keep your apartment or residential rental clean and well-maintained. As part of your Tenancy agreement, this includes regularly cleaning all the rooms and indoor spaces of your home, including your kitchen and bathrooms. This means, putting together your own home cleaning kit to help you with this responsibility.
A cleaning kit is a great way to make sure you have all the materials you need on hand for any cleaning tasks that come up. Not only is it practical, but it can also be organized and easily transportable. Plus, building the right cleaning kit for your home needs is surprisingly easy and affordable to do.
Cleaning Kit Basics To Put Together Your Own
A well-stocked cleaning kit is essential for tackling any home cleaning need—big or small. The best cleaning kits are practical, organized, and easily transportable. Building the right cleaning kit for your home needs is surprisingly easy and affordable to do.
Here are our recommendations of the things that you can add to make your home cleaning kit:
- Bucket: Choose a medium to large-sized bucket that can be easily carried around the house. Choose one that has a handle or two for easy carrying.
- Mop: A spinning mop with a reusable microfiber head is ideal for quick and easy cleanups. Look for one with an adjustable handle so everyone in your family can use it if they need to.
- Sponges: Sponges are versatile and can be used for everything from washing dishes to scrubbing surfaces. Choose sponges that are durable and absorbent.
- Dusting Cloths: When choosing dusting cloths, look for ones that are made from lint-free material like microfiber.
- Long-Handled Duster: A duster with a long handle is useful especially for reaching those high dust-collecting areas with ease.
- All-Purpose Cleaner: All-purpose cleaners can be used on almost any surface in your home. Look for one that is non-toxic and safe to use around children and pets.
- Window Cleaner: Window cleaners not only leave windows streak-free but can also be used on mirrors, glass and metal tabletops, among others.
- Bathroom Cleaner: Bathroom cleaners are formulated specifically for use on bathroom surfaces like counters, toilets, showers, and floors. Look for a bathroom cleaner that is strong enough to tackle tough stains but gentle enough to use on a variety of surfaces.
- A Vacuum Cleaner: A Vacuum Cleaner is essential for keeping your floors clean and free of dirt, dust, and pet hair. When choosing a hoover, consider your needs and choose one that is powerful enough to get the job done but not so large that it’s difficult to manoeuvre and to get around your home’s indoor spaces.
Additional Cleaning Supplies To Consider:
- Disposable Gloves: Gloves can help protect your hands from cleaners and harsh chemicals when you are cleaning your home.
- Paper Towels: Great for spills and messes. Always keep a roll in your kitchen and bathroom for quick cleanups.
- Trash Bags: Extra trash bags are always handy to have in your cleaning kit so you can easily take out the trash when needed.
A well-stocked cleaning kit is essential for tackling any home cleaning need—big or small. Remember: These are just a few of the essential items you can get for your home cleaning kit. As you go along, you'll be able to customize and add more tools and products as needed, like a spray bottle, anti-mold solution, limescale remover (although distilled white vinegar seems to be the big favorite!), furniture polish and lint rollers, bleach, and more.
Of course, if you don’t want to take control of the cleaning then we can always agree an increase in rent and provide a regular cleaner for your property. This is definitely the best way to ensure your property is in top top shape at all times.