Top Essential Cleaning Tools Every Home Should Have - Chemstrat

The ideal cleaning kit is organised, practical, and easily accessible. It should contain a range of essential products and tools that can assist you in tackling any cleaning challenge. Whether you’re starting out in your first Batchelor pad, moving into a new home with your family, or simply updating your current household inventory, it is important that you always have the right cleaning tools on hand. We have put together a list of the cleaning products and tools we think are vital for any and every household.

A Bucket

You may not require a bucket every time you clean, but when you do need it, you’ll be glad you have it. One of the handiest of all cleaning tools, a bucket can be used to assist with mopping up mess, or as a caddy to store and transport your cleaning tools when not in use.


Sponges are brilliant for tackling hard-to-clean grime and dirt and can also absorb liquid spills. There are a huge variety of sponges available on the market. Check out all the different versions to see what suits your household best.

A Microfibre Cloth

Microfibre cloths are useful for cleaning surfaces without chemical cleaners. They are gentle enough to clean any and all surfaces without leaving behind any scratches or streaks, including glass and stainless steel.

A Spray Bottle

Spray bottles are useful for rinsing off something with water. In addition, if you want to attempt to create your own cleaning solutions. Make sure to label the bottles clearly so you don’t mix up any chemical solutions.

A Broom, Dust Pan & Mop

If your home has hard surfaces like tiles, wood, cork or linoleum, you’ll need these cleaning tools to keep them clean. It is easy and helpful to quickly sweep up dust, broken glass and pet hairs with a broom or dustpan. Alternatively, quickly mop up dirty marks, spills and dust with a damp mop.  

Vacuum Cleaner

A vacuum is a definite must-have for every household, even if you don’t have carpets. For small spaces, you can purchase a small hand-held machine. Vacuums are great for cleaning problem areas like baseboards, couches and difficult to reach nooks and crannies. A Vacuum help suck up all the dust mites, dirt fibres and pet fur that is hovering around on your floors and furniture, and floating in the air. Vacuums help minimise allergy risks and keep your household clean and hygienic.

Rubber Gloves

Regular cleaning with harsh chemicals, water and hardy cleaning tools can be harsh on your hands and skin. Investing in a good set of thick rubber gloves helps protect you and your family from handling harsh chemicals and harmful bacteria’s. And while you’re at it, keep a second pair in the kitchen to protect your hands from the hot dish water when washing dishes.

Toilet Brush & Holder

A bristle toilet brush will help maintain a clean and sparkling toilet bowl with minimal effort. With this said however, you want to make sure you still wash your toilet bowl on a regular basis. Use appropriate cleaners to keep your space sanitised and hygienic.

All Purpose Cleaner

Although it is advised that you buy appropriate cleaners for the various spaces in your home, a great multi-surface, all-purpose cleaner is definitely the most essential of all cleaning tools. All-purpose cleaners are effective for quickly taking care of grease, dirt and stains that don’t require too much elbow grease. Please see our Chemstrat cleaners.