8 Essential Things Everyone Needs in Their At-Home Cleaning Kit


Essential at-home cleaning kit

Cleaning your home can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be so much easier. Putting together a home cleaning kit and having all of your cleaning essentials in one place can make the job quick and painless. These are the essential things everyone needs in their at-home cleaning kit to make cleaning a breeze.


Vacuums aren't just for cleaning carpets and rugs any more — especially if you've got the right one. We recommend a vacuum from Miele's exclusive HomeCare Collection. Each vacuum in the assortment is designed for different needs and preferences, and are all capable of cleaning your home top to bottom with a variety of cleaning attachments. You can use it to clean the tops of dusty furniture, lampshades, books and knick-knacks, your dryer's lint trap, under furniture and laminate or hardwood floors.

Microfiber Floor Mop

After vacuuming, you'll want to remove any leftover dirt and debris using a microfiber floor mop. The great thing about a microfiber floor mop is that after using it, you can take the microfiber cloth off of the mop and wash it to use again and again. They are also super soft, so you don't have to worry about your floors getting scratched or damaged.

Essential at-home cleaning kit

Cleaning Gloves

Adding a pair of nice cleaning gloves to your home cleaning kit will save your manicure and make cleaning less appealing areas like toilets a lot less disgusting.

Microfiber Cloths

Gone are the days of using an entire roll of paper towels to clean your home. Microfiber towels are so versatile and can be used for dusting furniture, scrubbing hard to clean items, washing down countertops and surfaces and so much more. The best thing about microfiber cloths is that you just toss them in the wash after using so you can use them over and over again.

Polishing Cloths

Polishing cloths are a smoother microfiber cloth that can be used to clean glass and mirrors, and work great for cleaning stainless steel appliances.


Keep a toothbrush in your cleaning kit to scrub those hard to reach places like behind your faucets, around your sinks and the nozzles of your refrigerator's ice maker. Just make sure to wipe away any loose debris with a microfiber cloth after scrubbing.

Toilet Cleaning Brush

Keep a toilet cleaning brush on hand for those times when your toilets need a little extra attention.

Glass Spray Bottles and Jars

Rosemary cleaning spray

These are a great, reusable investment for homemade cleaning solutions. (For some ideas, try our homemade Glass and Mirror Cleaner, Scented Cleaning Vinegar, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, and Floor Cleaner).

Share this article

Recent posts

Teachers’ Top Needs for 2019

Teachers’ Top Needs for 2019Great classrooms don’t happen by accident. Teachers across the country work hard to build vibrant, energizing learning environments for their students, which often means ev

Top Tips to Transition Back to Work After Baby

Top Tips to Transition Back to Work After BabyMany new parents spend hours preparing for the arrival of a new baby – reading books, seeking professional advice and consulting friends and family. Howev

Get Away Without Going Away

Get Away Without Going Away5 family staycation ideas that won’t break your budgetFamily vacations are a great way to bond and take a step back from the hectic schedules that accompany everyday life, b

5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved One

5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved OneOne of the most difficult conversations in a person’s life typically takes place near the end of that life. Planning for a funeral can put an emotional

Boat Safe

Boat SafeEnsure your boat is ready for the water with this checklist No matter how much experience you have on the water, prepping your boat – and your passengers – before leaving the dock can make fo


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent comments