Time. It’s a precious commodity. And when it comes to cleaning, having your cleaning supplies organized and in one spot can help save time and make your cleaning routine a lot easier. Even more, detoxing your cleaning supplies with a few inexpensive items can help your home be safe, sparkling clean and it will be good for the environment too!
So what cleaning tools do you need in your caddy?
Many have joined the ranks of detoxifying their cleaning routine and have opted for stocking their cleaning caddy with natural products. Need to stock your caddy with some non-toxic cleaning items, here’s a list of items you may want to have on hand:
- A Cleaning Caddy – that has a comfortable handle that makes it easy to carry, can be easily stored and transports all the items you need for cleaning.
- Scrubbing Brushes – make sure you choose the right brush for the right job. Sure, you can use an old toothbrush or some other used brush you have lying around. But will it be effective and how long will it last?
- Essential Oils – are made by steaming or cold pressing raw plant material and are the liquid essence of a plant. They can do more than just make your homemade cleaning products smell good. Essential oils can disinfect, purify and remove stains without toxic chemicals. They are naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial.
- Microfiber Cloths – have sticking ability when it comes to picking up dirt, dust and other things. And because you can use just water to clean, these cloths make green cleaning a snap.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – is a great multi-purpose cleaner that’s effective, inexpensive and can be used for a variety of uses. And its totally green!
- Castile Soap – a vegetable based soap traditionally made from 100% pure olive oil, water, and lye acts to helps lift away dirt, cut through grease and is Eco-friendly and biodegradable.
- Baking Soda – can be used for more than baking and keeping your fridge/freezer smelling fresh with its odor absorbing properties. An abrasive and non-toxic product, baking soda is also capable of removing tough stains without leaving a strong smell behind.
- Vinegar – as effective at killing bacteria as bleach and is 100% non-toxic. Try Apple Cider Vinegar though since white vinegar can be made from petroleum unless you choose the ones that are derived from grain.
- Parmesan Cheese Shaker – for your Baking Soda.
- Spray Bottles and Labels – after you mix your cleaning blend, make sure you label your bottles so that you know with what you’re spraying.
- And last but not least, have enough Paper Towels and Garbage Bags on hand to finish up.
As for rubber gloves not appearing on this list, you don’t really need them when using DIY and natural cleaners as they are healthier, safer and non-toxic to you hands than conventional cleaners.
Generally speaking, there are no rules when setting up your cleaning caddy. You just need to make sure you include the items you need to do your cleaning. And best of all, your cleaning caddy will have you organized and ready for your next cleaning day.