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post #1 of Old 11-27-2014, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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HELP! Need Starting Supply List

Hello all!

Please see my introduction thread on how badly I'm in the gutter, but still excited to get my cleaning business going!

If anyone can give me a starting minimum list of supplies that I'll need to clean my first residential home/apartment then that would be great.

I will be focusing soley on maid service and house cleaning to start. I do have a nice vacuum as well.

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....lol......(yes I start my posts with lol) Sounds like you need to locate clients who supply all the stuff you need to do the work. How's it going btw? We're all watching for your latest post. All kinds of husband and wife cleaning teams out there, hun. One day men may surprise the world and take on cleaning duties while women take up plumbing. ha ha......stranger things have happened! We're waiting NCB!
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These are the supplies that I provide to my cleaners:

Cleaning bucket
Microfiber scrub pad
Spray bottles
Microfiber cloths
Toilet bowl brush
Scrub brush
Vacuum cleaner
Microfiber floor flat mop
Microfiber long duster
Broom
Laundry bag
Disposable gloves
Pledge wood cleaner
Clorox Green Works Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Clorox Green Works Bathroom Cleaner
Clorox Green Works Dishwashing Liquid
Clorox Green Works Laundry Detergent
Clorox Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner

We use eco-friendly products and prefer Green Works. Cheap and it works.

We provide professional and affordable house cleaning service in NJ. At MaidComfy, we believe that a cleaner home is a happier home!
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These are the supplies that I provide to my cleaners:

Cleaning bucket
Microfiber scrub pad
Spray bottles
Microfiber cloths
Toilet bowl brush
Scrub brush
Vacuum cleaner
Microfiber floor flat mop
Microfiber long duster
Broom
Laundry bag
Disposable gloves
Pledge wood cleaner
Clorox Green Works Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Clorox Green Works Bathroom Cleaner
Clorox Green Works Dishwashing Liquid
Clorox Green Works Laundry Detergent
Clorox Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner

We use eco-friendly products and prefer Green Works. Cheap and it works.

Hi, there!

I'm looking to start my own cleaning biz as well. Do you have cheaper alternatives to the ones that were elaborated above? Thanks in advance. Appreciate!
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post #5 of Old 06-05-2015, 11:18 AM
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I'll give you one to get you started. Zep TINTED window cleaner from Home Depot

Then go to some place like WalMart/Target/or your local grocery and get a 2 or 2.5 gallon beverage dispenser. Also pick up a spray bottle while you are there. You might find one in the section where you can fill your own water bottle.

Fill the beverage dispenser with water. Add about 6-10 spoons of Zep TINTED window cleaner... or until it turns a LIGHT blue. Dark blue will mean it is too strong.

Zep = about $12
Dispenser = from $10-$20
Spray Bottle = $2

So you have $35 in window cleaner that will last you 10 - 20 years unless you get a lot of employees and even then it will last a few years. Costs = about $ .01 < per bottle.
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Love this Zep idea... will definitely try
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I'll give you one to get you started. Zep TINTED window cleaner from Home Depot

Then go to some place like WalMart/Target/or your local grocery and get a 2 or 2.5 gallon beverage dispenser. Also pick up a spray bottle while you are there. You might find one in the section where you can fill your own water bottle.

Fill the beverage dispenser with water. Add about 6-10 spoons of Zep TINTED window cleaner... or until it turns a LIGHT blue. Dark blue will mean it is too strong.

Zep = about $12
Dispenser = from $10-$20
Spray Bottle = $2

So you have $35 in window cleaner that will last you 10 - 20 years unless you get a lot of employees and even then it will last a few years. Costs = about $ .01 < per bottle.
Great tip what about for a general purpose cleaner and disinfectant?
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