When starting your cleaning business there are needed supplies. I highly recommend providing all the cleaning supplies and equipment. When pricing your cleaning jobs you should take into account the cost of these supplies.
Choose equipment and supplies that will work for you so that you spend less time scrubbing. With the right supplies you can clean faster, while still maintaining a high quality clean.
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies Checklist
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- Vacuum, use for carpet and hard floors
- Steam Clean Mop – used to mop hard floors
- Spray Mop – used to mop Wood and Laminate floors
- Broom – used to sweep outside areas (porches, walk-ways)
- Long Duster – used to dust ceilings, ceiling fans, high to reach wall hangings, and baseboards
- Apron – used to carry cleaning supplies on you as you clean
- Cleaning Caddy – used to carry all cleaning supplies into a home
- Small Hand Duster – used to dust small objects such as lamps and picture frames, and furniture surfaces
- Razor Blade – used to scrap stuck on goo or heavily built up soap scum. Great for use on glass or tile
- Plastic Scrapper – used to scrap up stuck on grime, usually when mopping with food stuck on floors
- Large Scrub Brush – used in showers and tubs
- Small Scrub Brush – used to clean grout lines, around sinks and faucets. Best to get 2 colors (1 for kitchen and 1 for bathroom)
- Whisk Broom – used in hard to reach areas and to brush animal hair and dust of furniture and lamp shades
- Plastic Cups – to rinse showers and bathtubs down when client does not have a removable shower head
- Disposable Gloves
- 50 foot extension cord – used to plug in vacuum and steam mop so that you can vacuum larger area’s without having to find another outlet
- 5 & 10 Gallon plastic bags – used to line bathroom garbage cans. Client loves it and makes it easier to empty and keep cans clean
- 2 step step stool – used to reach high area’s in a home. Usually, liability insurance will not allow higher than a 2 step ladder. Check your insurance if you decide to go with a larger one.
- All Purpose Cleaner – used on most bathroom and kitchen surfaces
- Heavy Duty Cleaner – used for tough jobs. Great for build up in showers and bathrooms
- Glass Cleaner – Any glass cleaner will work. We diluted an essential oil cleaner and worked awesome and smelled great.
- Bar Keepers Friend – used for porcelain sinks or stainless steel. This was the best way we found to get porcelain sinks to look brand new
- Wood polish/cleaner – used on wood furniture only when client requested it. This is a light cleaner that can be sprayed directly on your microfiber dusting cloth and does not take much buffing.
- Stainless steal cleaner – used in the kitchen on stainless steal appliance surfaces
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Microfiber cleaning cloths – used to clean all surfaces. Get 4 separate colors each for bathrooms, kitchens, dusting, glass cleaning
- Terry Cloth towels – used to buff out glass and mirrors.
- Toilet bowl brush – I highly recommend you use your clients. It is not fun carting around a used toilet brush. If you do though, purchase one with a sealed lid like the one shown in the link.