It’s time to start cleaning up for the holidays. Here is a checklist of everything you’ll need to be organized for cleaning.
Microfiber cloths — Have an assortment of different styles for different surfaces.
Apron — Pick one with lots of pockets. A contractor’s apron would be perfect.
Dust mop — Use this if you don’t have a microfiber mop.
Music with headphones — Get a play list of your favorite music. This will make cleaning fun!
Old credit cards — Great for scraping off touch dirt without scratching.
Flat Razor blade scraper — For removing paint, gum and other tough spills.
Plastic bags — For dirty rags and cloths.
Empty laundry basket — For magazines, papers or items that need to get thrown out.
New Paintbrush — These are great for getting into tough areas that the vacuum can’t reach. Also use it for dusting pleated lampshades.
Concentrated all-purpose cleaner — Find one that has a nice scent for the fall.
Extension dusters — So you can get hard to reach areas, like ceiling fans and cathedral ceilings.
Microfiber mop with extra covers — This mop will make washing the walls a snap.
Spray bottles — So you can mix up your own simple cleaners.
Canister vacuum cleaner with a full set of attachments –You will want to have a floor brush, dusting brush, crevice tool and upholstery tool.
Gloves — So you can protect yourself from harsh chemicals.
Scrub brushes – Collect some in different sizes.
Tooth brush — They are great for cleaning around fixtures in the bathroom.
Broom — Brooms are mainly used outside the house to clear dirt and leaves before they come into the house.
Powdered cleanser- Use on tough stains on counters or in tubs and showers.
Dish soap – Just a drop or two in a cleaner can boost its cleaning power.
Supply caddy — To carry your cleaning products from room to room.
Pumice stone- A perfect way to remove rings in toilets or mineral buildup on porcelain.
Eraser Sponges — These sponges work great in showers that have glass doors. They are good for scuffs on walls.
Feather duster – Great for dusting the tops of books and in places you can reach.
Cotton baby diapers — Use the standard diapers for cleaning – the pre-folded are too bulky.
Now you are ready to set aside a few days and concentrate on getting your home clean for the holidays.
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