Let’s face it – we hate them, but we all need them. These are my top go-to cleaning products!
OK, so I’ve established myself as a clean-freak in this post, now I thought I would introduce you to my top cleaning products of all time. I’ve had a lifetime of cleaning and testing various products to know the ropes. These are my staple cleaning products that I come back to time and time again.
At times, I do test other cleaning products but always manage to return to this list of products. I do have a few that I’ve enlisted as per the past two years or so, and now they are a permanent part of my cleaning tribe.
Top Cleaning Products I Live By
Nineteen you are saying? Really? That many? Once you see the list, you will hopefully understand better as to why so many. I have a sound reason for each of these products I use. Also worth mentioning, I’ve tried the “natural” and “organic” cleaners out there, and honestly, and most never did the job correctly and ended up a waste of money.
Mind you, this is just my opinion as per my experience with them. I am always mindful not to waste any of my cleaning products, and use coupons each and every time I buy them.
OK, so on with this list.
1 – Fantastik all Purpose Cleaner – Fantastik has been a staple cleaning product in my arsenal for years. I use it for almost everything and everywhere. Bathrooms, kitchen, walls, floors, just about everywhere. It’s antibacterial as well which I adore in a cleaner. I know, I’ve read all the hype about using antibacterial products and how they essentially kill the good bacteria as well – but I think at times, it’s essential to kill them.
It’s great for bathrooms – bowls, countertops (yes, I use it on my granite tops too in kitchen and bathroom). It doesn’t leave streaks, it leaves a nice shine and clean feeling to everything it touches! I love how it cleans my stove too. Grease doesn’t stand a chance!
2 – Windex Spray Cleaner – OK who doesn’t use Windex raise your hand. Everyone – good. I’ve tried generic brands like Glass Plus, and yes, at times I will switch especially if there is a good sale. Typically, I always shop for Windex as I find it cleans glass best.
3 – Fantastik with Bleach – This is a powerhouse cleaner. I attack my shower door tracking with this and wow, no mold, no mildew. Do I use it every time I clean my bathroom – no. I do it at least once a week. All you need to do is spray and walk away for around 10 minutes – then come back and flush with water. It’s amazing.
I love it for my kitchen sinks as well. It cleans that brownish film around the drains. You can really use this anywhere in your home. Just be mindful that it’s got bleach in it. You wouldn’t want to ruin any fabric it might come into contact with.
4 – Lysol Bowl Cleaner – I have tried so many types of bowl cleaners – the disposable types with the cleaner built into the scrubber brush, the stick type, I think I’ve tried almost all of them and I keep coming back to this – simple, works great, and the price is just right. They also sell one with bleach which I often purchase as well.
5 – Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – I keep a container of this product in each bathroom, and in the kitchen. I use them daily to touch-up the bowl, vanity, and floors in my bathrooms. I have 3 bathrooms, so that’s a lot of touching up for me. I’d be lost without these. They make life so much easier. Just wipe and throw away. They are awesome for kitchen clean-up too!
6 – Comet Cleanser w Bleach – Comet has been around for what seems like forever. I use this when I need a deep clean. It’s great for using on the bottom of your tub, kitchen sinks, anywhere you need to scrub the dirt away. Since it has bleach, it does a superb job of cleaning away the grime.
The flip-top as shown in the image below is the best packaging. This product will get all over the place if you use the older packaging – you know, the one with the little adhesive sticker over the top holes? Yeah, that nightmare.
7 – Endust Stainless Steel Cleaner – WOW and WOW – this stuff really works! I’ve tried several other stainless steel cleaners and they all pale in comparison to this one. Endust leaves no streaking, no dull finish, no intense buffing. All you do is spray and wipe – and done! It also prevents grime and streak build-up.
I use this on all of my stainless steel appliances, my fridge, microwave, trash-can, anything stainless! I was, at one point, seriously going to get rid of all my stainless until I tried this product. I tell everyone about it and they all thank me! You will too!
8 – Pledge Furniture Polish – Bottom line, Pledge is the best furniture cleaner out there. They have several types now too. I’ve tried them all and I like them all. I usually get the one that’s on sale or the one I have a coupon for. Simply stated – it cleans, shines, and prevents dust build-up on your furniture.
9 – Pledge Multi-Surface – The reason I have this listed as its own product instead of under the blanket of all Pledge products is because it is very different in nature. While you can use this just about anywhere and on anything, I like it for electronic products. It’s not a product I use daily, but I do use it at least once a week to give all of my electronics a good once-over.
10 – Swiffer 360 Dusters – My life has been made simpler because of this product. I am Swiffer crazy! There isn’t a day when I don’t use them. I am always dusting around with these. Up high – down low – you name it. There is also a huge difference between these and the regular Swiffer.
The 360’s have a dusting fabric on both sides, and wow do they make a huge difference when dusting. You will be surprised at how long they last. While they might seem expensive, you really get your monies worth in durability. I also love the extender wand too.
11 – Swiffer WetJet Floor Cleaning Pads – I really adore this mop. It cleans my floors like no other. It does the job like no other. You have to purchase the pads and the liquid, but I usually always have coupons for them. This product does the trick! Your floors will be squeaky clean!
12 – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – Is there anything this little sponge can’t clean? This little sponge is a miracle! Anyplace I see a scuff, or dings, or dirt, or anything! The downside is, they fall apart rather quickly. I don’t like that at all. You really can’t get much use out of each one because of that. The original type is better at staying together than the other model. I try to stick with the original. As far as cleaning products go, I do use them most every day.
13 – Cascade Complete – This is another product I keep coming back to. I’ve tried so many types, and I’ve seen the difference Cascade makes – especially the Cascade Complete. My dishes are spot and streak-free. Simple as that!
14 – S.O.S Pads – These are so much better than Brillo – there, I said it. Well, they are. There is no comparison. They have more suds, more staying power, more scrubbing power, and I love them for those tough jobs like pots and pan messiness! One of my favorite cleaning products of all time!
15 – Downy Fabric Softener – Can my clothes get any softer? I’ve tried so many types of softener and Downy seems to work best. I’ve tried cheaper fabric softeners and there is a huge difference for sure. Plus, it’s concentrated so that you use so much less!
16 – Purex Laundry Detergent – Dollar for dollar, you can’t beat Purex. I find it cleans just as nicely as Tide and is less than half the price – especially when they go on sale and you have a coupon! Purex makes my laundry smell heavenly. It’s great at pre-treating and removing stains too! And with my hubby, I need it. He drops food on everything!
I love getting great deals on Amazon for my cleaning products. Be sure to check out their deals before you buy them too. Well, that’s my top cleaning products wrap-up. I hope you picked up a thing or two here. Please let me know your thoughts on your favorite cleaning products too!
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