10 Essential Cleaning Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

 10 Essential Cleaning Tools Every Homeowner Should Have


     Are you tired of spending countless hours scrubbing, sweeping, and dusting, only to feel like your cleaning efforts fall short? It's time to level up your cleaning game and arm yourself with the ultimate arsenal of must-have tools. Say goodbye to mediocre cleaning results and hello to a home that radiates freshness and perfection. In this guide, we unveil the 10 essential cleaning tools that are the game-changers you've been waiting for. From the mighty vacuum cleaners that inhale debris with ease to the versatile microfiber cloths that leave no streak behind, we at Honest Honey have curated a collection of tools that will transform your cleaning routine from a chore to a joy. Get ready to elevate your cleaning prowess and witness the sparkling difference these essential tools can make in your home!

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  Today we are going to discuss our top 10 essential cleaning item picks and why you’ll love them too.

Microfiber Cloths

      Microfiber Clothes are soft and highly absorbent.  Microfiber cloths are incredibly versatile, which make them the perfect product to add to your cleaning caddy! Here are just some of the more popular uses: 

  -Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down furniture, shelves, blinds, and other dusty areas.

- leaves a streak-free shine on glass and mirrors by using a slightly damp microfiber cloth. 

 -Polish and clean stainless steel appliances and surfaces with a microfiber cloth dampened with a mild soapy water solution. 

- Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down countertops, backsplashes, and appliances in the kitchen. Microfiber cloths are effective in the bathroom too. 

-Microfiber cloths are great for picking up pet hair from various surfaces. Simply dampen the cloth slightly and wipe it over furniture, carpets, or upholstery to gather the pet hair effectively.

-Use a microfiber cloth to clean the interior and exterior of your car. 

Our favorite Microfiber Clothes are the HOMEXEL microfiber clothes. These are decent quality especially for the price. They also come in a variety of colors and there are multiple package sizes incase you need more or less. 

 Vacuum Cleaner

       A reliable vacuum cleaner with different attachments is essential for efficient carpet cleaning. When looking for a vacuum, keep in mind a few things such as features like strong suction power, HEPA filtration, and versatility for tackling various surfaces.
      The type of vacuum you buy is very important, because you need a vacuum that is a good fit for your home. For instance, a robot vacuum may not be the best for a multi level home. Check out our blog post all about choosing the right vacuum for your self here: 

And also all about our favorite vacuum here as well:

 Mop and Bucket

     A good-quality mop and bucket set is crucial for cleaning hard floors. Choose one that is easy to maneuver, has adjustable settings, and offers effective water wringing capabilities. There is a wide variety of mops to choose from. 
      Here are things to look for when choosing a mop and bucket: 

1. Durability: Look for a mop and bucket made of sturdy materials such as Stainless steel, durable plastic, or aluminum are good choices. Remember this is something you will be using almost daily, so you really will want to be sure it’s going to last. 

2. Mop Type: Traditional string mops are for general cleaning, while flat mops are great for larger areas. 

3. Bucket Capacity: A larger capacity allows you to cover more space without frequent refilling, while a smaller bucket may be more manageable for storage and maneuvering.

4. Wringer Mechanism: If you opt for a traditional mop, check the wringer mechanism on the bucket.

5. Maneuverability: Look for a mop and bucket set that offers ease of movement. Wheels or a compact design can make it simpler to transport from room to room.

     One of the most popular on the market is O-Cedar Spin Mop. These are all the rage these days, from cleaning floors to walls and even ceilings. I love watching people on tik tok show hacks to clean using these. 

Broom and Dustpan

A sturdy broom and dustpan combo is ideal for sweeping and collecting debris from floors before mopping or vacuuming. Typically I use my broom just to reach areas my vacuum won’t or get the big crumbs my vacuum can’t pick up. Honestly, any broom will do. However make sure your dust pan has a rubber edge for sweeping up the maximum amount of debris off your floors! 

 Scrub Brushes

 Different sizes and types of scrub brushes are useful for tackling various cleaning tasks. Look for brushes with stiff bristles for scrubbing grout, tiles, or tough stains, and softer bristles for more delicate surfaces. Honestly, I typically use the harder brushes for grout, but I use old scrub daddies for everything else, so don’t throw them away! 


Squeegees are excellent for removing water and streaks from windows, mirrors, and smooth surfaces. They help achieve a clean and streak-free finish. They also work in a pinch when you have a flood in your home to get the water to move out of an area easier. These are definitely essential. 

 Cleaning Caddy or Organizer

A cleaning caddy or organizer keeps your cleaning tools and supplies neatly organized and easily accessible. It makes moving from room to room more convenient and efficient. Plus it just makes you feel good having. 

A cleaning caddy is a practical and convenient tool for organizing and carrying your cleaning supplies. Over all a cleaning caddy helps streamline your cleaning routine, saves time, and keeps your supplies organized and easily accessible. It promotes efficiency and ensures that you have all the necessary tools at your fingertips when it's time to clean.

Spray Bottles

Having a few spray bottles on hand allows you to create your own cleaning solutions and apply them as needed. Label them for different purposes, such as glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, or disinfectant. Old spray bottles can be recycled to make DIY cleaners. I have one that is my multipurpose vinegar cleaner I use for pretty much everything! 


Protect your hands while cleaning by wearing durable gloves. Opt for gloves made of materials like latex or nitrile, which provide good grip and are resistant to chemicals.


 A good-quality duster or extendable duster with soft fibers or microfiber material is effective for dusting hard-to-reach areas, such as ceiling fans, blinds, or high shelves.


These are all the essential cleaning tools you will probably need in your home. Do you have any items you thing should also be on this list or items you recommend to other readers? Please comment them in the comment section below!

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