Essential Supplies for Your Cleaning Tote

Essential Cleaning Supplies and Tools

An Orange Cleaning Tote Filled with Cleaning Supplies.

A house cleaning tote or cleaning caddy typically contains a variety of essential cleaning supplies and tools to make the cleaning process more efficient. It is a convenient and portable way to carry essential supplies from room to room.

The exact contents may vary based on personal preferences and the specific cleaning needs of the household. Having a well-organized and stocked cleaning tote can make the cleaning process more efficient and less time-consuming.

If you have a split level home, you may want to consider keeping a cleaning tote on each floor of the house.

A cleaning tote should be sturdy and have a handle for easy carrying. It often has multiple compartments to keep supplies organized and easily accessible. Here’s a detailed list of items that you might find in a well-equipped cleaning tote:

Large Wearable Cleaning Caddy    Extra-Large Cleaning Caddy, Cleaning Supplies Organizer    Large Plastic Shower Caddy Tote, Portable Storage Caddy Basket Organizer

Large Wearable Cleaning Caddy Bag with Detachable Divider, Cleaning Organizer with Handles

Essential Supplies for Cleaning

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Disinfectant spray or wipes
  • Floor cleaner (appropriate for your flooring type)

Empty Amber Glass Spray Bottles - 2 Pack - Each Large 16oz Refillable Bottle    Empty Clear Glass Spray Bottles - Refillable 16 oz    36PCS Waterproof Labels for Bottles

MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Baking Soda Cream Cleaner    MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Kitchen Essentials Set    MEYERS CLEAN DAY Mirror and Window Cleaner

MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Kitchen Essentials Set, Includes: Hand Soap, Dish Soap, and All Purpose Cleaner, Geranium    MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Room and Air Freshener Spray    Mrs Meyer's All-Purpose Cleaner Spray, Lemon Verbena

MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Multi-Surface Cleaner Concentrate Lavender    Mr. Clean 2X Concentrated Multi Surface Cleaner with Febreze Lavender Scent    Mr. Clean 2X Concentrated Multi Surface Cleaner with Lemon Scent

Dusters and Cloths

  • Microfiber cloths for dusting and wiping surfaces
  • Feather duster or static duster for hard-to-reach areas

Microfiber Duster for Cleaning, Tukuos Hand Washable Dusters    Swiffer Microfibre Duster Cleaner Set    Swiffer Ceiling Fan Extender Handle Starter Kit

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths-50PK    E-Cloth Home Cleaning Set with Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Scrubbing Tools

  • Scrub brushes (various sizes)
  • Sponges
  • Magic erasers for removing stubborn stains
  • Toothbrush or a small cleaning brush set for tight spaces

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original Cleaning Pads with Durafoam, White, 6 Count    OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set    Scrub Brush Set of 3pcs - Cleaning Shower Scrubber with Ergonomic Handle and Durable Bristles

Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Non-Scratch Sponges

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

  • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Grout or tile cleaner
  • Drain cleaning supplies

Electric Spin Scrubber HS1, Cordless Shower Scrubber for Cleaning   Snake Drain Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool    Clean-eez Grout-eez Super Heavy-Duty Grout Cleaner

MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY Probiotic Drain Maintenance Liquid, Lemon Verbena    Drano Balance Unscented Liquid    FlexiSnake Drain Weasel Sink Snake Hair Clog Remover Tool

Black Diamond Ultimate Grout Cleaner    Goo Gone Grout and Tile Cleaner    BLUELAND Toilet Bowl Cleaner Starter Set

Clorox ToiletWand System    MR.SIGA Toilet Plunger and Bowl Brush Combo for Bathroom Cleaning    HAMITOR Toilet Bowl Brush Holder Set

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner Gel       

Trash Bags for a Cleaning Tote

  • Garbage bags for collecting and disposing of trash

GLAD ForceFlex Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, 13 Gallon


  • Rubber or latex gloves to protect your hands

Nitrile Exam Gloves Disposable Gloves,Powder Free    Mr. Clean Small Reusable Latex Gloves, 2 Color

Paper Towels or Cleaning Cloths

  • Disposable paper towels or reusable cleaning cloths for various tasks
  • Disposable wipes

Disposable Cleaning Towels Dish Towels and Dish Cloths Reusable Towels    Aunt Fannie's Natural Cleaning Vinegar Wipes, Multipurpose Surface Cleaner, Eucalyptus Scent    Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack

Cleaning Wipes, Handy Wipes, Multi-Purpose Towel Reusable Cleaning Cloths    Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, 12 Family Rolls

Some other things to consider that won’t fit in a cleaning tote are:

Floor Cleaning Tools

  • Swiffer mops and pads
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Vacuum cleaner with appropriate attachments