Munch eco dishcloths, $6.50 each, Munchcupboard.com
2. Dish towels
Whether you're wiping down dust and dirt, or giving a final wipe-down, having clean cloths on hand are vital. Always keep a cupboard full of them that can easily be bleached, washed and disinfected.
Organic bamboo cleaning cloth, $4.90, Koala Eco
Terra botanica linen tea towel, $16, Koala Eco
3. Microfibre cloths
Microfibre cloths can often get glass surfaces clean without scratches or streaks with just a little water. That's why they're a popular pick when it comes to cleaning showers and windows.
icrofibre cleaning cloth, $10.50, Myer
4. A squeegee
Get more use out of your squeegee when you're not using it to clean the windows of your car. The nifty tool can also help keep your shower mould-free. Squeegee any excess water off the shower walls, and this will help eliminate the majority of the moisture that supports mould and mildew growth.
Brabantia shower squeegee in dark grey, $30.95, Amazon
5. A bucket
A quality bucket can do more than carry your cleaning supplies around. You can use it to hold water and mop the floors, and this pick from Ikea allows you to store things inside or on top of the bucket. Click here for the 12 best mops for tiles, laminate and wooden floors
Pepprig 3-piece bucket set with lid, $14, Ikea
6. A spray bottle
Keep a spray bottle filled with water on hand if you ever need to rinse something off quickly. Also, if you prefer making your own natural cleaners over store-bought sprays, you'll need a few of these empty spray bottles in your cleaning kit.
Bathroom & shower cleaner forever 500mL bottle empty, $6.99, Zero Co
7. A scrub brush
There are going to be times when a sponge won't cut it. Instead of wasting elbow grease and tiring yourself out, quickly swap over to an all-purpose scrub brush to remove tough stains on tiles, tubs and fixtures.
Bamboo scrubbing brush, $9.90, Koala Eco
8. A toothbrush
When you need something to get into all the nooks and crannies, a toothbrush is a great option. Disinfect some old toothbrushes and put them to work in the bathroom on grout and sink rims.
9. A broom and dustpan
For homes with wooden floors, cork, linoleum or tiles, you’ll need a broom and dustpan as a minimum. You might also want to invest in a wet mop if you have pets or kids, which you'll appreciate when cleaning up after big spills or scrubbing grime from the floor.
Green Planet extendable sweep brush set, $21.24, Amazon
10. A vacuum
Whether you clean with a Dyson or a robot vacuum, you need one of these machines to remove dust, keep your allergies at bay and your place looking spick and span. For our round-up of the best robot vacuums click here.
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