Best Cleaning and Disinfecting Products For Your Home – 2020 Version!

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Here we are almost halfway through the year. Time flies, doesn’t it? Except for this year, we’re all in for quite a mess. Yes, pun intended as well. Whatever the usual that everyone is used to, is now a thing of the past. In fact, you don’t have to be a germaphobe nowadays to want EVERYTHING to be clean. While washing our hands, repetitively should have always been expected; cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing is more than welcome. Especially in our household, given that I have two little ones, and one of them is a newborn. If you don’t have kids, here’s a clue … everything lands in their mouth. Right about now, your keys, even that cellphone looks quite about tasty that my toddler would want to give it a little lick. Also, you don’t have to have kids to want to clean your home.

Now that you get my point, here’s the other situation that needs addressing. It is virtually impossible to clean an entire room with a single cleaning product. Still, individual rooms have individual needs. And since most of us have neither the time nor the inclination to clean our homes every single day thoroughly, it is a good idea to know which cleaning product is most useful for each room of the house.

For a cleaner fresher home, try following these tips daily.

The Kitchen
The kitchen is frequently the most used room in the house. It is also a haven for germs. Here is where you store and prepare uncooked meats, throw away scraps of food, and drop organic matter on the floor, all feeding the bacteria that are always trying to make your home theirs. The most versatile cleaning product you can have on hand in the kitchen are Lemi Shine Auto Dish Detergent and Lemi Shine Dish Detergent Booster for non-toxic cleaning.

Lemi Shine Auto Dish Detergent

Lemi Shine Auto Dish DetergentPIN IT!

Lemi Shine Dish Detergent Booster

Lemi Shine Dish Detergent BoosterPIN IT!

It’s about time to take the stress out of after-meal clean-up with Lemi Shine® Dishwashing Detergent. As a mom of boys, this is truly a time saver. I can grab the plates, pots, pans, and even sippy cups directly from the table and load it to our dishwasher without any worries. The powerful citric extracts clean like new with zero gross chemicals.

I am not sure if it’s just me, but I have always had issues with hard water spots and film build-up in our dishes and glassware. Which is why Lemi Shine Dish Detergent Booster is our #1 go-to for removing those hard water (magnesium and calcium) gunk and other gross messes and achieve that superior clean.

The Bathroom
The bathroom is another haven for unwanted microbes. The humid environment encourages molds as well as bacteria to grow, creating a musty, unhealthy atmosphere. A quick fix is Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser made with Durafoam. While it looks like a sponge, it cleans like magic.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Mr. Clean Magic EraserPIN IT!

This nearly all-purpose cleaner can remove your home’s toughest messes from the walls, bathtub, oven door, light switch, doors, and so much more! It’s everything all rolled into one. What I like the most about this product is that it is 2X more robust cleaning performance with Durafoam vs. the leading all-purpose bleach spray.

The Living Room
Living areas of your home, such as a den, living room, library, and office, generally suffer from dust more than any other filth problem. For these areas, Eureka NES510 Flash Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner is more useful than any other single product. Use it from ceiling to floor, reaching tight spaces, stairs, and even car interiors!

Eureka NES510 Flash Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Eureka NES510 Flash Corded Stick Vacuum CleanerPIN IT!

The Eureka is ideal for hard-to-reach areas as it can also convert to a hand vacuum. This premium corded stick vacuum has LED Headlights, a large removable dust cup, and swivel steering for whole-home cleaning with powerful suction. Use this every few days (instead of waiting for the dust to settle over everything), and you will eliminate all kinds of allergens from your home.

The Bedroom
Probably the most challenging room to pick a single representative cleaning product for is the bedroom. Still, if I had to pick just one, I would go with Scott’s Liquid Gold ONE CLEAN HOME®. Most people tend to sweat at night, which can mean a musty odor emanating from the bed. Not to mention the laundry hamper with a week (or more) worth of dirty clothing waiting to be washed. To keep the bedroom (and the rest of your home) fresh between more thorough cleanings, spray ONE CLEAN HOME®. It’s a new multi-surface cleaner formulated with non-toxic citric acid to clean all kinds of household messes and all types of hard surfaces. Wipe down countertops, sinks, cabinet doors, trash cans, and backsplashes daily. It only takes a minute but your immune system with thank you. A significant plus is that ONE CLEAN HOME® is safe for people, pets and the planet.

Available in the following:
Website – https://www.scottsliquidgold.com/one-clean-home/
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Scotts-Liquid-Gold-Non-Toxic-Grapefruit/dp/B083F4V97H?ref_=ast_sto_dp
Lowe’s – https://www.lowes.com/pd/Scott-s-Liquid-Gold-One-Clean-Home/1001710416

Scott’s Liquid Gold ONE CLEAN HOME®

Scott’s Liquid Gold ONE CLEAN HOME®PIN IT!

I still disinfect our home with white vinegar and water. You still can, but so that you know Scott’s Liquid Gold ONE CLEAN HOME® is more effective than the vinegar and water concoction. Also, the fresh, clean grapefruit scent is made with essential oils, not artificial fragrances

So there you have a cleaning product for every room in the house. Of course, if you have an unusually large mess to tackle, you will need far more than the products listed here. But for daily touch-ups and maintenance, these items are genuinely indispensable.

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  • Brianne

    Need to check One Clean Home for the bedroom. It’s very promising when your bedroom need a little pick me up but aren’t quite ready for a major cleaning.

  • Janis

    I hate cleaning the bathroom the most. Mr. Clean sound they could help make the task a lot more pleasant (and quick).

  • Tara Pittman

    Cleaning products can be overwhelming. It can be hard to know which ones to use in each room.

  • ashley

    These are really great tips for keeping the house fresh and clean. We make su re to definitely wipe down the kitchen daily.

  • Mama to 6 Blessings

    I have 6 kids ages 15 to 3. My house gets messy quick! A clean house never lasts! Great tips!

  • Heather

    Thanks for the product recommendations. We are hoping to do a little spring cleaning this week.

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    Love how you have summed this up so well to make it quick and simple to develop a daily habit of using a champion product for each room. Anything like this that serves to help simplify things and save time in the process is a good thing!

  • Sherry

    I use all of these products. They are fantastic. I am running low on wipes so I will have to get some more.

  • Emily

    These are all some of my cleaning faves! I use and love Mr. Clean in the bathroom!

  • Knycx Journeying

    Thanks for the summary and reminder of the things we need to clean a house! For me, I clean every day so I like some of your ideas. – Knycx Journeying

  • Jessie

    I’ve been cleaning my house lately since being stuck indoors. This is all really great advice!

  • Toni

    Thank you so much! These are really helpful reminder!

  • RAY

    Gret, punchy post Angela. One thing I would recommend is to add a few photos to help illustrate your points. Looking forward to the next post!

  • Steven Morrissette

    Good suggestions of products. The magic eraser works great also for films left in tubs and bathroom doors. By the way trying to find lysol wipes now is so hard. Is that why you didn’t mention it?

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Great post especially for the current climate, I thnk we have all gone overboard in our cleaning and keeping things as clean germ free as we possible can

  • Stephanie

    I think it’s interesting to see how everyone cleans their homes differently. Some people rely on only “clean” cleaning products, others rely on classics, and some people use products I’ve never heard of in my life! It sounds like you’ve got a great routine down to keep your house in tip top shape!

  • Claire

    I haven’t heard of some of these before. I am a bit of a clean freak so i am always buying bits that are recommended. I currently have a rhubarb disinfectant that I am obsessed with and It is a real incentive to keep everywhere clean x

  • littlemisadvencha

    cleaning is my destressing activity! I love to do it especially during stressful times. these products are helpful. thanks for the recommendations!

  • Marie Phillips

    And now after reading this I would love to get around and clean up all of my rooms. Hopefully soon I will be caught up enough on work to do that! These are all great cleaning suggestions and I use all of the products you suggested.

  • NilAkshi

    The products that you have mentioned looks great for cleaning the house.

  • The Joyous Living

    good list! i also think you should add lysol wipes to clean your fridge handles/doors and the dishwasher handle.

  • Ivana Mearns

    I wish more people would share tips like these, using the cleaning products can save so much time, thank you !!!

  • Brianna

    Great products you recommended! I’m trying a few new natural ones that I’m excited to see how they work.

  • Jennifer

    And this is me using the same cleaner for everything. I really should take notes from this post

  • Dreams Abroad

    I find it very hard to find products for hard water in a tub. Most products say they work but really do not. I have used Scrubbing Bubbles and it really didn’t work. I have to try Mr. Clean asap!

  • Emman Damian

    I really need Scott’s Liquid Gold in my bedroom. The grapefruit scent will help me sleep better. I need this now!

  • Erin

    Wow these are such great cleaning products.

  • Rebecca Smith

    I do love a bit of grapefruit scent! Some of these products sound great so I will see if we can get them in the UK.