Minimalist Cleaning Products:
I own very few cleaning products. This helps to simplify life. My apartment is cleaner than most millennials apartments you will go to, save Amish millennials. It is proof that you do not need many products to clean well.
Do not buy into specialty products or hype. Take pride in hard work because it can be as enjoyable as relaxation. I know you don’t believe me, but just ask the Amish. It’s all mindset. Convenience and luxury are things we have become dependent on. Cooking and cleaning is getting back to our roots.
If you like green cleaning, you do not need baking soda, vinegar, borax, salt, and lemon. Just baking soda and vinegar will do. Keep things as simple as possible, and don’t max out everything just because you can.
Here are the products I store under the sink:
Method toilet bowl disinfectant (completely optional, baking soda also works)
Casabella grout brush (my favorite! – way better than a toothbrush)
generic $3 scrubbing brush (for tubs and sinks)
Casabella dish brush (used solely for drains in my house)
Oxo squeegee (tub – optional)
Products to store in laundry closet:
Products used frequently:
generic sponge (for tub maintenance, not deep cleaning)
Seventh Generation laundry detergent (unscented)
generic cut-a-size paper towels
generic Whole Foods hand soap
Grab Green Unscented Dishwasher pods (dishes)
Oxo Good Grips Dish Brush (dishes)