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post #1 of Old 05-25-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question What do you use to carry your cleaning supplies and equipment from car to house?



Hello.. My husband has a house cleaning business and it occurred to me he needed an easier way to carry all the cleaning supplies and equipment from his vehicle to the home he is scheduled to clean. We have a Chevy Equinox and I looked on line for folding cleaning carts and found one or two that may work. However, I wanted advice from the pros.. how would you solve this problem?

Ron carries in vacuum, cleaning supplies, cleaning cloths, brooms, dust pans etc.

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I use the Two-Bucket Method: Nestle two big buckets with handles. The bottom one for mop water and the top one for spray bottles and supplies. This is how po folks who don't have rolling wringer buckets do it. I guess you could do the same thing with a wringer bucket and a small bucket sitting in or on it.

I worked for a low-end place once that sent cleaners out in their own cars for several quick jobs around town each day. The routine was to carry a big bag of rags and clean mopheads in a bag with a shoulder strap, carry a canister vac also with a shoulder strap, grab dusters, upright and mop handle in one hand and buckets in another. One person could carry all their stuff in one trip that way.


Speaking of carrying stuff -- I bought a great commercial Hoover upright vacuum that was priced right and does everything I need. The only problem is that it's one thick solid unit below the handle, so there are no handy grabby spots for carrying it around. Didn't even consider that when I was buying it, but the design's a real inconvenience.

I can't find a picture with a side or back view to explain what I am talking about. This is the model:

Any ideas for how to carry it around? The only handle-size part to grab onto is what you can see on the top. It's too wide to grab from the top of the bag on down.
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Thanks so much this was very helpful

Thanks so much for taking your time to help me. Your answer was very helpful.
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As far as the vacuum you have.. i'm guessing it would be great to have some kind of straps to attach to it in order to carry it. Or a back pack for vacuums..lol

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I use a cleaning caddy that I bought at Home Depot.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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We use this utility bucket from Walmart. Check it out
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...t-1ct/15544095

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Your comments helped alot. Thanks so much
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Your cleaning caddy looks like it will hold a lot of cleaning supplies. Thanks for your help
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I checked it out and we are going to get this bucket. thanks so much for your help.
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I think this might be helpful to our cleaning services http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005QSAY8Y/...Y&linkCode=asn

Check it out and have a great day,
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For the smaller stuff, I used a horse brush bucket. It had a nice heavy duty handle, and I can fit all my cleaners and rags inside of it. As far as the larger items such as brooms, well those just have to come in afterwards.
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Hi all,
Your suggestions are really appreciable as house cleaning is a tough task so we should careful about it. You can use a small whisk broom and canister vacuum to quickly clean up small spills. Moreover, use a canister vacuum to keep things neat and to clean up pet hair, lint or pick up dirt that would get spread around the house if not removed up quickly.
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Thanks for sharing...Your comments helped alot.
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It takes me 2 trips from the car to the house no matter what I do. I have a caddy and a large tub (you can get at any Dollar Store or Walmart). In the tub I put rags, and anything else that i "might" need. I usually dont have to go in it for anything other then towels or rags but if im cleaning a home for the first time, you just never know what you will need until you get into the job.

The second trip I make is for the vacuum, brooms, or anything else I couldnt get the first trip.

When I first started, it would take 4 or 5 trips since I would bring everything. Now, Im pretty good at guessing what I might need for each job.
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