5 Household Cleaning Products Professionals Swear By

We all know the importance of a good cleaning product—anti-bacterial cleaner, no toxins, smells good, and actually is an effective cleaner. The products you never live without, like Lysol, Clorox, and Pinesol, won’t leave your home, but what other cleaners should you add to your collection to help keep your home sparkling clean? Here are 5 household cleaning products professionals swear by that you should add to your cleaning routine:

1. Scrub Daddy Sponge
You’ve probably heard of the Scrub Daddy Sponge, with its cute smiley face and easy to hold design. But you probably didn’t know that this sponge is non-toxic, scratch free, and has an interesting feature: when used with cold water, the sponge becomes firm and great for scrubbing ovens and other appliances; when used with warm water, it becomes soft, perfect for washing dishes. When you’re done, throw the Scrub Daddy in the dishwasher to disinfect—and no, it won’t disintegrate!

2. Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner With Bleach
Professional cleaners choose Clorox’s Clean-Up Cleaner With Bleach as their top all-purpose disinfectant. Disinfecting kills viruses and bacteria off of surfaces in your home, and this product can remove kitchen and bath stains, clean counters and appliances, and more. You’ll never want to go without this product again!

3. Microfiber Cloths
Not only are microfiber cloths an environmentally friendly alternative to paper towels, a lot of paper towels are actually harsh and can damage certain items. Microfiber cloths are gentle, reusable, cost-effective, can be put in the washing machine, leave a clean finish, and are safe to use on sensitive surfaces like paint or wood.

4. OXO Good Grips Microfiber Duster
While microfiber cloths are great for your counters, windows, and tables, what about those hard to reach spots like your high shelves, door frames, and ceiling fans? The OXO Good Grips Microfiber Duster brings that gentle touch of the microfiber cloth and adds it to an extended 53-inches to reach anywhere in your home.

5. Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser
For any greasy cleaning task, Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser is, you guessed it, your friend! Gentle enough to use on glass and tough enough to make the greasiest grill sparkling, you’ll come to swear by this product. It can be used in the kitchen on your sinks, cookware, and more; in the bathroom for your bathtub, faucets, toilets, and tile; and even outdoors on tools, grills, siding, and more! Bar Keepers Friend can remove rust, grease, tarnish, water sports, mineral deposits, and restore shine.