Various cleaning materials for home use including all-purpose cleaners, disinfectants, scrub brushes, sponges, and microfiber cloths.

Now that you’ve deep cleaned your home, you want to keep it tidy. And while cleaning is without a doubt a chore, you can make it easier with the right cleaning products.

“Right” is the operative word. There are so many options on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. What are some essential cleaning products for each room in the house? This is what we’re here to discuss.

In this article:

  • Kitchen
    • All-purpose cleaner
    • Dish soap
    • Oven cleaner
  • Bathroom
    • Toilet bowl cleaner
    • Tile and grout cleaner
    • Glass cleaner
  • Living Room
    • Furniture cleaner
    • Carpet cleaner
    • Dusting spray
  • Bedroom
    • Mattress cleaner
    • Laundry detergent
    • Air freshener
  • Conclusion


The kitchen is where all your culinary magic happens. It’s one of the busiest and therefore dirties rooms in the house, and it requires a lot of cleaning. Here are some of the best cleaning products for the kitchen to make the job a little easier:

All-purpose cleaner

An all-purpose cleaner is like the Swiss army knife of cleaning. It’s not the best at anything, but you can use it for pretty much everything. It does a decent job at cleaning countertops, stovetops, and sinks. It’s versatile enough that you can get away with using it most of the time.

Dish soap

This one is pretty obvious. You can’t get away with not having dish soap in your kitchen. Is it even a kitchen if you don’t have dish soap in it? “Come on, it’s just dish soap”, you’re probably thinking. But this is where you’re wrong – it’s more than that.

Aside from the obvious (cleaning dishes), dish soap is great for getting rid of grime and oil stains. And if you’re anything like me, there’s bound to be plenty of those in your kitchen.

Oven cleaner

Cleaning caked-in food leftovers from your oven feels like a punishment. It is. If it’s gotten to that point, you’ve probably put out cleaning for way too long. It’s OK, though, because there are plenty of oven cleaners on the market that makes oven cleaning a lot easier.

You can use baking soda and white vinegar to clean your oven, but if you’ve decided to go with the store-bought version, make sure you read the instruction. Most oven cleaners have a degree of toxicity, so buyers beware. Of course, if you don’t feel like dealing with your oven, feel free to give us a call and we’ll do it for you.


Another fan favourite for cleaning is the bathroom. Because of all the humidity and… other business going on inside, it also requires a regular scrub. The good news is that just like the kitchen, it doesn’t need to be the bane of your existence.

Here are some of the essential cleaning products for the bathroom:

Toilet bowl cleaner

Maintaining a clean toilet bowl is essential for good hygiene and health. However, you don’t need anything particularly special in this department. Just make sure you get something that kills germs and, for the love of god, don’t use Coke as a toilet cleaner.

Tile and grout cleaner

Tile and grout get stained and dirty over time, ruining your bathroom’s whole aesthetic. We can’t have that. Look for a tile and grout cleaner that’s good at removing stains and grime.

Glass cleaner

Water wreaks havoc on glassy surfaces and your bathroom is bound to have at least a few of those. Hard water stains caused by splashes and water vapour can make you feel like it’s time to visit your ophthalmologist again.

For the bathroom, you need a glass cleaner that can deal with mineral deposits (the cause for hard water stains). Of course, if you want to go the natural route, you can use white vinegar. I know what you’re thinking – “I don’t want my bathroom smelling like vinegar.” I’ve got you covered – you can make scented vinegar at home and not only clean but freshen your bathroom, too.

Living Room

The living room is a place where you and your family spend a lot of time. I don’t need to tell you how important it is to keep it clean (but I will because it’s my job).

Here are some of the most essential cleaning products for a clean and comfortable living room:

Furniture cleaner

Creating a safe and comfortable family environment begins with keeping your furniture clean. No one wants to sit on a dirty sofa. Not to mention the microscopic dangers that may hide in the dirt (like dust mites, for example).

So you need to find a good furniture cleaner. There are plenty of options on the market that are effective and easy to use. Just make sure they fit the material of your furniture (don’t use leather cleaner on suede, that sort of thing). And of course, you can always book yourself professional upholstery cleaning if you don’t feel like doing it yourself.

Carpet cleaner

Carpet cleaning is as much of an art as it is a science. You need to know what you’re doing when approaching it, otherwise, you’d not do a thorough cleaning at best, and ruin the carpet at worst. And considering how much a carpet costs, it will cost you a pretty penny to replace it.

That being said, aside from a powerful vacuum cleaner, you should make sure you have a good carpet cleaner at home that, again, fits the type of fibre. However, if you spill something on the carpet and you’re not sure you can deal with it, yourself, it’s better to call in professionals straight away. Plenty of carpets have been destroyed by eager owners. No carpet cleaning product can match the power of hot water extraction.

Dusting spray

Dust tends to accumulate everywhere. And I do mean everywhere. There’s no way around it. Or is there? Actually, there is – dusting spray. There are dozens of dust-repellent sprays on the market and most of them will cut your dusting time in half. And you’ll have to dust half as regularly. I don’t know about you, but I call that a win.


Finally, the bedroom. We all know how important proper sleep is for your health. But we don’t often talk about how important cleanliness is for your sleep.

Here are some of the essential cleaning products for a clean bedroom:

Mattress cleaner

Your mattress accumulates dust, dirt, and allergens over time. Look for a mattress cleaner that can effectively kill the little buggers and remove these particles. Dust mites in your mattress are the most common reason for dust allergies, so this is not a trivial matter.

Laundry detergent

Nothing like the feeling of slipping into clean sheets after a long day. Find yourself a laundry detergent that keeps your fabrics soft and fresh for as long as possible, but also doesn’t irritate your skin.

Air freshener

Keeping your bedroom smelling fresh is important for creating a comfortable and relaxing environment. Look for an air freshener that is safe and effective.


Keeping your home clean is a lot easier with the right cleaning products at hand. We’ve gone over some of the essentials, but you don’t have to limit yourself. If you think you need to add more things to the list, don’t hesitate to do so, as long as you practice common sense.

Make sure you’re not mixing products you shouldn’t mix and don’t go overboard with chemicals. If you can, it’s always better to use natural options. And, as always, we’re never more than a phone call away when you need us.

Samyx Cleaning - Branding Consultant, Author - Atanas
Author: Atanas Dzhingarov

Hi, I’m Atanas - brand consultant and writer. I’m helping Samyx Cleaning create the best cleaning company blog on the Internet. Join us on our journey and learn how to live a cleaner, healthier, happier life in the process.