8 Essential Things Everyone Needs in Their At-Home Cleaning Kit

Essential at-home cleaning kit
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Cleaning your home can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be so much easier. Putting together a home cleaning kit and having all of your cleaning essentials in one place can make the job quick and painless. These are the essential things everyone needs in their at-home cleaning kit to make cleaning a breeze.

Vacuum

Vacuums aren't just for cleaning carpets and rugs any more — especially if you’ve got the right one. We recommend a vacuum from Miele’s exclusive HomeCare Collection. Each vacuum in the assortment is designed for different needs and preferences, and are all capable of cleaning your home top to bottom with a variety of cleaning attachments. You can use it to clean the tops of dusty furniture, lampshades, books and knick-knacks, your dryer's lint trap, under furniture and laminate or hardwood floors.

Microfiber Floor Mop

After vacuuming, you'll want to remove any leftover dirt and debris using a microfiber floor mop. The great thing about a microfiber floor mop is that after using it, you can take the microfiber cloth off of the mop and wash it to use again and again. They are also super soft, so you don't have to worry about your floors getting scratched or damaged.

Essential at-home cleaning kit
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Cleaning Gloves

Adding a pair of nice cleaning gloves to your home cleaning kit will save your manicure and make cleaning less appealing areas like toilets a lot less disgusting.

Microfiber Cloths

Gone are the days of using an entire roll of paper towels to clean your home. Microfiber towels are so versatile and can be used for dusting furniture, scrubbing hard to clean items, washing down countertops and surfaces and so much more. The best thing about microfiber cloths is that you just toss them in the wash after using so you can use them over and over again.

Polishing Cloths

Polishing cloths are a smoother microfiber cloth that can be used to clean glass and mirrors, and work great for cleaning stainless steel appliances.

Toothbrush

Keep a toothbrush in your cleaning kit to scrub those hard to reach places like behind your faucets, around your sinks and the nozzles of your refrigerator's ice maker. Just make sure to wipe away any loose debris with a microfiber cloth after scrubbing.

Toilet Cleaning Brush

Keep a toilet cleaning brush on hand for those times when your toilets need a little extra attention.

Glass Spray Bottles and Jars

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These are a great, reusable investment for homemade cleaning solutions. (For some ideas, try our homemade Glass and Mirror Cleaner, Scented Cleaning Vinegar, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, and Floor Cleaner).

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