Cleaning Materials & Supplies

1 April 2022 – 2 Minute Read

What are the must-have cleaning supplies I need?

The must-have cleaning supplies are bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar, disinfectant and microfibre cloths. It is also a good idea to stock up on an all-purpose cleaner, washing up liquid, washing up gloves, dusters, kitchen paper, non-scratch scourers, rubber gloves, spray bottles and an old toothbrush.

What are the best cleaning supplies to use?

The best cleaning supplies to use are Zoflora disinfectant, Minky antibacterial cleaning pads, Vileda spray mop and The Pink Stuff or Elbow Grease cleaner. Other cleaning products on the market which are very effective for cleaning include Ace Stain Remover and Colour Brighter, Mr Sheen Furniture Polish and the Shark Cordless Handheld Vacuum.

How to organise cleaning supplies

You can organise your cleaning supplies by product type or the type of surface you most use them for. For instance, organise all your cleaning cloths into one basket and floor cleaners or general purpose sprays into another basket. Labelling the baskets will ensure you can quickly grab what you need. You can also give yourself more storage space by adding a cupboard organiser shelf, baskets or a storage caddy. Regularly assess what cleaning supplies you have and remove any old products that you no longer use.

How to store cleaning supplies

It is best to store cleaning supplies in a cool, dry area that is clean and well-ventilated. It is common for cleaning supplies to be stored in a cupboard under the sink for easy access. However, it is good to keep this cupboard locked or store cleaning supplies in a higher up cupboard if you have children. When storing cleaning supplies, avoid overcrowding the shelves and store your cleaning supplies no higher than eye level.

Where to buy cleaning supplies

You can buy cleaning supplies from supermarkets, hardware stores, most sellers of household goods and online retailers. You can find your nearest supermarket on by using the A-to-Z to browse by town or postcode. Our extensive directory also lists sellers of specialist and commercial cleaning supplies. These retailers stock a large variety of cleaning products from different manufacturers to suit most budgets.

Can you store cleaning supplies in a garage?

Yes, you can store cleaning supplies in a garage. As some household cleaners can contain harmful toxins, you may wish to store your cleaning supplies in your garage to keep them away from children and pets. Storing cleaning supplies in a garage is also beneficial in case of leaks or spillages.

How to dispose of cleaning supplies

You can dispose of some cleaning supplies down the drain but you will have to take any hazardous products to your local household recycling centre. Check the back of the cleaning product container to see if it is toxic. If the cleaning product is not toxic, you can empty it down the sink and put the container in your recycling bin. However, a toxic product, for instance, bleach, will need to be taken to your nearest recycling centre and a member of staff will advise where to put it.