There are many products out there specializing in a particular area of the home or for a particular type of cleaning. While this can be a great specialty product you have to consider all the things you need when buying cleaning products. You need to be able to store and easily access the cleaning products in order to use them efficiently. This type of specialization is not always ideal because instead you are dealing with too many products rather than something that can handle multiple types of cleaning.
Counters, Windows and Sinks
One of the best all purpose type cleaning supplies is something that works on your counters as well as your windows and sinks. This means you can pull out one bottle and handle all those surfaces in one swoop rather than getting new buckets, new sponges and starting all over. This also tends to be a more “daily use” type of cleaning supply so you can purchase a bigger bottle knowing you will use it.
Floors and Other Surfaces
It is often said that you need specialized products for floors. Once or twice a year you might need to add a coating or a wax to certain floors but in general cleaning them with warm, soapy water is quite effective. This is the same thing you can use on your counters and outside your windows. This means one bucket has multiple uses and you can even use it on different floor types.
Often it is just using common sense when it comes to cleaning products. While some things might work better for certain types of cleaning, if that is not your main focus it is not always the best way to deal with your cleaning needs. Consider your whole home when choosing your cleaning supplies.