Before you move in, see this list of new house cleaning must haves including supplies you can buy on Amazon for kitchen and bathroom cleaning. Let’s see the list…
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Why this new house cleaning supplies checklist is so good…
- Find products you’ll use again and again.
- Learn about easy ways to clean the whole house, fast.
- Get little tricks to make cleaning fun and less work (ahem… mop shoes!!)
- Actually feel like cleaning your new house, just to try these out!
- And more…
My go-to cleaning must haves for a new house
Here’s a quick look at this list…
- Hepa Air Purifier
- Reusable Household Cleaning Gloves
- Electric Power Spin Scrubber
- Mop Slippers
- Scotch Heavy Duty Sponges
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
- Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray
- Amaze Bleach Tablets for Laundry and Home Cleaning
- VacMaster Wet Dry Vacuum
- 20′ Dusting Kit
- Kids Mini Broom and Pan
- O-Cedar Easy Ring Spin Mop
- Large Cleaning Caddy
- Mrs. Meyers Floor Cleaner
How to make the air clean in a new house
If you’re moving into a new house, it’s nice to have the air refreshed. So at the very top of this must have cleaning supplies list, is this product.
It’s a Hepa Air Purifier that’s helpful all around the house, something you can use in 1-2 rooms a day, until all the “old air” out.
You’ll especially like it if the people who lived in the house before you had pets like cats or dogs, and you’re not used to the smell. If you’re allergic to animals, using HEPA filters in a new house should help.
After the initial cleaning, you can continue to move it around the house during the week to freshen up different rooms.
Something to carry cleaning supplies around the house
So this cleaning products list starts with something to carry all your new house cleaning supplies, like this Large Cleaning Caddy.
You’ve seen it in my photos, like the one above.
This particular caddy for holding cleaning supplies is big enough to hold a lot. From paper towel rolls, to all my microfiber cleaning cloths and sprays, I could add everything I wanted in them for my DIY cleaning kits for each floor.
I suggest setting up one cleaning kit per floor so wherever you are, it’s easy to grab what you need to take care of a mess or get some dust.
You never know when the urge to start dusting will hit, ya know??
Protect your hands while cleaning items with products and germs
So this is an inexpensive essential cleaning supply for a new house that you’ll be happy to use all the time…
A 3 pack set of these Reusable Household Cleaning Gloves is handy to have to leave one on each floor (in a cleaning supply caddy) and one by the kitchen sink.
Now, I do like suggesting disposable gloves for this cleaning must haves guide, for some really nasty jobs, but these get a lot of use in my house.
They make cleaning dirty things like toilets a little easier and more bearable.
Supplies for cleaning bathrooms in a new house…
Okay, so at the top of my list of things I hate to clean, you’ll find bathroom tubs. They’re so hard and awkward to get to.
1. Vacuum the floors.
I love this VacMaster Wet Dry Vacuum for this purpose, and for cleaning the grill so I can make tasty Traeger recipes.
2. Fill tubs/sinks with hot water.
So I’ve found the secret to cleaning bathrooms in new houses without losing your mind is to fill the tubs / sinks with hot, soapy water for 20-30 minutes while you mop the floors.
My favorite spin mop of the moment is this O-Cedar Easy Ring Spin Mop and for a solution, this Mrs. Meyers Floor Cleaner.
3. Mop floors while wearing special foot protectors.
These microfiber Mop Slippers are LIFE!! They pretty much inspired this cleaning must haves product list because I couldn’t keep ’em to myself.
I feel so in the mood to clean with them, and so happy not to get my feet wet or socks dirty.
4. Scrub with a smart tool
Once the floors are mopped, I let the hot water out of the tubs / sinks. Then I use something like this Electric Power Spin Scrubber to lift dirt off hard to reach places. It makes cleaning tubs and high tile showers way easier.
5. Do a little detail cleaning work
Last but not least, I also keep some Scotch Heavy Duty Sponges handy for tough-to scrub places like the faucets.
More cleaning supplies that make life easier
These items are so important in my cleaning caddy and they had to make it on this cleaning must haves list!
Stash some of these Microfiber Cleaning Cloths in your cleaning kits and around the house, particularly under sinks, to make it easy to wipe up spills quickly.
Last cleaning must haves for bathrooms…
I like the smell and efficiency of this Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray.
To freshen up your bedding and towels, try these Amaze Bleach Tablets for Laundry and Home Cleaning.
Supplies for cleaning the kitchen in a new house
Most of the items in this list can be used for cleaning kitchens as well. So maybe in the future I’ll make a new house cleaning supply list just for the kitchen/pantry, but anything on this list will do!
Also for cleaning the kitchen, I recommend checking out my guide on how to clean black glass stove top.
How to clean high ceilings
When you have a hard to reach, high ceiling foyer, you need something like this 20′ Dusting Kit. It’s a life saver for cleaning fans and light fixtures that are difficult to reach. And baseboards, too!
Cleaning must haves for kids, too
This Kids Mini Broom and Pan is the cutest. It works well and feels just like an adult tool, but smaller.
Wishing you a fun DIY new home cleaning adventure!
Hey DIY home cleaning friends, hope that answers all your questions about the best cleaning supplies for a new house. You can catch updates on my new house and decor inspiration, along with lots of cooking on Instagram.
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Meat thermometer recommendations
Every home chef needs a reliable meat thermometer to cook food perfectly.
On Sip Bite Go, you’ll often see me using:
- Meater thermometer – a fancy wireless thermometer that connects to a phone app – gifted to me from a Traeger partnership.
- ThermoPro digital thermometer – which has a wire that connects the thermometer to a display box outside the oven/grill.
It’s like being psychic! The great thing about either of the thermometers above is that I don’t have to take the food out of the oven to know the temperature.
How to use ‘em… What I do is stick the digital thermometer in steak, pork, chicken, whatever… Then put the food in the oven, on the smoker, or grill.
While the meat cooks, it reads the temperature so I know exactly what temp meat is as it’s cooking. Without having to take it out and check. It’s really difficult to overcook food when you know exactly what temp it is inside!
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