Even the thought of cleaning tires me out, and I usually have to spend a few hours (okay, more like days) mentally preparing for the chore.
However, I've found that once I start cleaning one or two rooms in my house I get into a productive groove that takes me from the bathroom and kitchen to the living room and bedroom with simple ease. Having both the mental strength to clean and a proper toolkit of products on hand helps me reach this cleaning groove and get the chore over as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
If you're equipped with thorough, durable, and easy-to-use cleaners and appliances,supplies, you can clean your entire home or apartment and barely break a sweat in the process.
So what products should you fill your cleaning basket with? We looked to the top-rated ones first to see what everyone else swears by to catch dust bunnies, clear out clogged drains, and make their countertops sparkle as much as when they first moved in.
Here are some popular cleaning products to clean your entire house, from the bathroom to the living room:
Updated 10/10/20: At the time of our update Clorox Wipes were out of stock but we are keeping the links as more and more products are coming back available.
Anywhere: Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum
Though the price is a little pricey for a vacuum, the V10's powerful and thorough cleaning capabilities make it worth every dolloar. It promotes Enegy convservation as the battery only runs when you push on the trigger and it lasts for up to 60 minutes, letting you clean your whole apartment or home with less breaks-
If you like me..once you stop its might be a wrap for continuing. Anyway, it comes with two cleaner heads (one for hardwood floors and one for carpet) and four additional tools so you can reach every inch of any surface.
Anywhere: iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
If you absolutely hate cleaning err like me, let a robot vacuum do the work for you. While you're outside of the house, it can start cleaning your home and even automatically return to its docking station to recharge. It senses where there are concentrated areas of dirt and moves around your furniture so you won't return home to find it stuck bumping itself in a corner.
It comes with a app that lets you schedule cleaning sessions anywhere, while Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility integrate it seamlessly into your smart home set up.
Anywhere: Clorox Wipes
Anywhere: OXO Microfiber Hand Duster
This soft, feathery duster captures all the dust settling on your racks and countertops in one fell swoop. Flexible and lightweight, it's comfortable and simple to move around tight, tricky spaces. Perfect for ceiling fans or window seals also/ Its reusable head is machine washable, though it's best in the event that you basically hand wash it in cold water.
Anywhere: Evriholder Pet Hair Removal Broom with Squeegee
Whether you're dealing with thick pet hair or a dangerous spill, this dual-use broom can handle it. The 100% natural elastic draws in hair and debris "like a magnet" from hardwood, flooring, and traditionally difficult surfaces like carpet and rugs. Then utilize the built-in squeegee edge in the event that you need to wipe off liquids from windows, showers, tile, and hardwood. It can extend out to 5 feet.
Kitchen: O-Cedar Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System
This well-designed system allows for hands-free wringing. The bucket has a special spinner, activated by a foot pedal, that spins your mop and keeps water splashes contained.
The mop head itself rotates 360 degrees and is shaped like a triangle to better clean the corners of your home. Microfiber is equally effective on hardwood floors and tiles, like the ones in your kitchen, when used wet or dry.
Anywhere: Mrs. Meyer's Everyday Cleaner
Natural cleaning brand Normal cleaning brand Mrs. Meyer's makes this plant-based multi-surface cleaner that cleans as well as conventional chemical-laden ones but doesn't leave any harsh odors behind. Instead, after it's removed dirt from your countertops and surfaces, it leaves a sweet, charming, and colorful honeysuckle fragrance behind. Other pleasant fragrances from the brand incorporate Basil, Lavender, and Lemon Verbena.
Kitchen: Topist Angry Mama Microwave Oven Cleaner
Rather than stick your head in your microwave and hack away for half an hour at the food crud that has been in there since 200 heating sessions ago, use this accessory to loosen it up first.
Add vinegar, water, and lemon juice to the fill lines on the body and microwave the Angry Mama for 5 to 7 minutes, after which any stains will be loose enough to wipe down quickly. It should cut down your cleaning time in half and make your microwave usable again in time for dinner.
Kitchen: Easy-Off Oven Cleaner
People rarely ever wipe up their oven messes immediately, but they come to regret it weeks later when the baked-on spills and grease don't budge. Make your oven look brand new again with this affordable, fume-free cleaner, which works on ovens, oven doors, broilers, broiler pans, and stainless-steel surfaces to clean up those tough messes. Spray it and leave it on for at least 5 minutes and up to 40 minutes, then wipe down with a cloth or paper towel.
Kitchen and bathroom: Green Gobbler Liquid Clog Remover
Living in a house involves the constant battle of unclogging pipes and drains. If you're not fishing out bits of food from the sink, you're probably unraveling a never-ending string of hair from the shower drain.
Green Gobbler's clog remover clears your drains by liquifying everything in its path — grease, hair, scum, food, and more. It comes in a dual-chambered bottle and you use one chamber for sinks and tubs and both chambers for toilets.
Kitchen: Krud Kutter Concentrated Cleaner and Degreaser
This multi-use cleaner can be used all over your house or apartment, including outdoors like driveways and patio furniture. As a powerfully concentrated degreaser, it's especially useful for your kitchen. Why? Because it can take out food and drink stains, grease, oil, gum, and soap scums. Dilute one part concentrate with 10 parts water and you can cover up to 75 square feet of surfaces.
Living room: AmazonBasics Cleaning Cloth
While far from being super plush or thick, these basic cleaning cloths are absorbent and durable enough to get the job done. The pack includes cloths in three different colors, so you can separated them by cleaning tasks. If you're on a budget, it's hard to find a better deal than this value pack.
Living room: Hoover PowerDash Pet Carpet Cleaner
If you have the double whammy of a pet (or pets) and carpeted floors, you'll want this specialized Hoover cleaner. The under-$100 appliance both cleans and offers antimicrobial protection, and it comes with a removable nozzle so you can rinse off dirt and grime.
It also has a dual-tank system that keeps your clean water separated from the dirty water, and its signature HeatForce technology means your carpets will dry faster.
Bathroom: Method Daily Shower Spray Cleaner
The fresh Eucalyptus Mint scent of this cleaner might motivate you to actually use this cleaner every single day to prevent scum and grime build-up. It's made from non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients that you can feel better about going down your drain. Other than in the tub itself, you can use it for chrome faucets and shower doors.
Bathroom: Clorox ToiletWand
The ToiletWand comes with disposable sponges that are preloaded with Clorox cleaner, eliminating the need to buy a separate toilet bowl cleaner. The sponge pad clicks securely onto the wand and gets into areas of your toilet that a brush can't, and once you're done cleaning, it comes off with one click so you never need to touch anything beyond the stick itself. This system also means you won't have a dirty toilet brush sitting in your bathroom at all times.