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Professional cleaners - what's in your artillery?

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MessyHouse91 Sun 17-Sep-17 09:15:32

Having a massive clear out of the under sink cupboard and I've pulled out no fewer than 9 bottles of kitchen / bathroom spray, plus bleaches, cream cleaners, bottles of zoflora (last Christmas' ones!), window cleaners, antibacterial wipes, flash.

I'm hoping to cut down to 3 or 4 fab 'must have' products. I've never seen a professional cleaner turn up with this much shite gear. What do you have in your kit?

Thanks!

NatureAbhorsAHoover Sun 17-Sep-17 14:04:10

I'm not a cleaner, but have had many over the years from a good agency that has a steady supply of Brazilian women, and they all expect me to have a caddy with LOTS of clean cloths and :
-Viakal for bathrooms
-thick bleach for bathrooms
- mr muscle or similar for kitchens. Any brand will do.
-floor cleaner. Again, any brand will do and I alternate between Method, which smells nice, and Flash, which is cheap.

And that's it.

Wood polish (again, I love Method for the smell, but pledge and other brands seem to be just fine) and Windolene for windows get used if I provide them but don't seem to be essential.

HTH smile

IncyWincyGrownUp Sun 17-Sep-17 14:35:51

I've reduced my cleaning products down to flash for general cleaning and a toilet limescale destroying gloop. Diluted flash is as effective as mr muscle for the work tops, and it doesn't take too long to fill a bowl with warm water.

I get a mr muscle oven cleaner box when the oven needs it. Maybe once a year.

GeneandFred Wed 20-Sep-17 00:13:13

Cif cream for bathtubs and hobs
Fairy for general cleaning and washing down worktops and cupboard doors
E cloth and water in a spray bottle for glass
Zorflora for floors and diluted on paintwork and skirting
Flash febreeze bathroom spray
Lots of cloths and microfibre cloths.

LazyDailyMailJournos Tue 26-Sep-17 20:13:17

Ex contract-cleaner (no job too mucky or small!) -

1. Loads and loads of microfibre cloths. As many as you can cram into your caddy/bucket (and a few spares for your pockets).
2. Long duster on a telescopic handle - dust skirting boards without bending and ceilings and door frames without the need for a stepladder.
3. Mr Muscle window cleaner - it's very good.
4. Any multi-surface cleaner (diluted from neat so you can adjust the strength). I use it neat on a cloth for loos (I don't use bleach).
5. Cream cleaner - absolutely brilliant at shifting scuff marks on paint.
6. A Henry vacuum cleaner. Virtually indestructible and very reliable - mine has tumbled down many flights of stairs and hasn't got a scratch on him.

SquidgeyMidgey Fri 29-Sep-17 14:24:56

Cream cleaner - absolutely brilliant at shifting scuff marks on paint I've just tried this on my skirting with hoover scuffs, you've saved me from repainting, thank you!

AdoraBell Sun 01-Oct-17 22:46:17

Second the multiple microfibres cloths.

When I've had cleaners they always seem to expect lots of different cleaning stuff, but I CBA with most of it. Cif or cheaper alternative and disinfectant where needed do nicely for me.

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