If you are like me, you usually begrudge cleaning as a necessary chore that takes away time from doing other fun things. But, like me, you probably feel much healthier, happier and calmer when your home is clean and tidy. That’s why, when I had the chance to partner with Sabco to try out some of their innovative new home cleaning products and create a DIY Home Cleaning Kit, I was happily surprised to learn that I could save so much time and energy just by having the right tools in my cleaning toolkit. Not only that, but by using the right products for the right cleaning job, you can also save money on detergents, disposable wipes, and premade solutions because you need so much less, and can substitute with natural alternatives such as bi-carb soda and vinegar.

10 home cleaning kit essentials

To get started, it’s a great idea to put a DIY home cleaning kit together, so that you can have everything you need at your fingertips to make cleaning a breeze. And, it will mean that everything is in the same basket that you can bring from room to room, to help you be more efficient. As a busy working mum, anything that helps me spend less time cleaning and more time living is a huge win in my house!

10 Home Cleaning Kit Essentials and How to Keep a Clean Home


Here are my top ten must-have DIY home cleaning kit essentials that will save you time and money:


Whether you choose to make your own or use shop bought cleaners, one thing is certain, you need different solutions to do different jobs. The basic line-up to have in your cleaning kit includes:

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Disinfectant
  • Glass cleaner
  • Shower & tile cleaner
  • Floor cleaner

I love to use the Sabco 3-in-1 Spray Squeegee for all my glass and window cleaning jobs. It has an integrated microfibre cloth and squeegee built right in to the spray bottle! You simply spray, wash and dry with the compact all in one design, to get sparkling clean windows. Such a handy little innovation that combines three tools into one, that makes cleaning my windows, mirrors and bathroom glass screens a breeze. Get it here.

Cute animated GIF of the sponge mopping up some spilt orange juice - whoops!


One of the key items in my DIY home cleaning kit is the Sabco Absorbi-Clean Chamois Sponge. Just this morning, I had an emergency milk spill on one of my fridge shelves. I whipped out my trusty absorbent sponge and quick as a wink, the spill was soaked up by this thirsty blue guy. Obviously, not all sponges are made the same. This super absorbent sponge is a handy little must have for any home cleaning kit. Get one here.

This sponge soaks up 6x it's weight in liquid!


These Sabco All-Purpose Microfibre Cloths are so good for any cleaning job, big or small. 100% microfibre is essential for all household surface cleaning, and they work especially well to attract dust. (Just make sure to never wash them with fabric softener.)


This Sabco Dusting Glove is seriously the best (and funniest!) invention for cleaning oddly-shaped things, such as salt-lamps, Buddha statues, ornaments, and for grabbing the dust around awkward crevices such as in between book shelves, and between Venetian shutter blinds. It’s the perfect tool for all the tricky-to-dust objects and surfaces around your home. The glove shape gives you full control to dust anything you can touch. I love it! Get yours here.

Put together a DIY home cleaning kit with all these must-have essentials. You will save so much time and energy by having all the tools in the right place!


Using a toothbrush is really handy for spot cleaning, for getting into grooves or for scrubbing hard to reach areas. Any brand will do, they all work just as well.


For your essential home cleaning kit, you will need at least 2 pairs. One pair of heavy duty lined rubber gloves is to be used for toilets only, while the other pair is for all other cleaning tasks. I personally like to have 3 pairs in all different colours, so I have one pair for kitchen and other spaces (e.g. pink), one pair for the bathroom (e.g. yellow), and one pair to only be used to clean the toilet (e.g. blue). Whatever you do, don’t mix them up!


Having a pair of cotton gloves is a great idea for handling delicate items. They are also useful for handling items that easily get fingerprinted, or are affected by the oils and moisture on your hands, such as glass decor, or salt lamps.

Put together this handy DIY home cleaning kit with all the essentials in the one place! Helps you to keep a cleaner, tidier, happier home.


A traditional dustpan and brush set is great but the Sabco Long Handled Dustpan Set is even better! It’s an Aussie favourite for easy, no-bend cleanups. Because really, who wants to be down on their hands and knees sweeping? Not me! Get this clever little invention right here.


My husband loves the Sabco SuperSwish Spray Mop for quick clean-ups in the kitchen! Forget lugging around a heavy bucket, because this clever mop with a built-in spray dispenser for your favourite floor cleaner is always ready to use, and completely hassle free! Get yours here.


Obviously, you need a sturdy, decent-sized basket to keep your DIY home cleaning kit together in the one place. I find the best cleaning baskets to be a plastic shopping basket style (rather than a small caddy), since they have a flat base, can carry a fair bit of weight from your collection of spray bottles, and have strong handles.

What do you think of this list of my top 10 home cleaning kit essentials? Are you missing any items from your home cleaning kit?

In addition to the DIY home cleaning kit, I’ve also put together a handy home cleaning checklist (below), inspired by Sabco and in the spirit of easily keeping a fresh, clean and tidy home. Don’t forget to pin it to save it for later!

how to keep a clean home infographic



  • wash dishes and wipe kitchen sink
  • wipe down all countertops
  • take out the rubbish and recycling
  • wash and hang one load of laundry


  • wipe down kitchen appliances
  • clean toilets, bathtub, shower and sinks
  • polish the mirrors
  • dusting from top to bottom
  • change the bed linen
  • vacuum carpets, rugs and upholstery
  • sweep and mop the floors
  • fold and put away the laundry
  • do any hand washing


  • clean inside the oven and microwave
  • wipe down the inside of the fridge
  • clean the inside of bathroom cabinets
  • clean the lights, wipe switches and doorknobs
  • vacuum the skirting boards and vents
  • disinfect the garbage bins


  • clean the pantry, checking for expired items
  • clean the fridge, checking for expired items
  • clean the inside of kitchen cabinets
  • wash doona covers, throw pillows and blankets
  • wash the windows and curtains / blinds
  • sort wardrobe for items to clean / donate / repair

So, are you inspired now to achieve a sparkling clean home with Sabco? I know that I sure am!

Happy housekeeping!

This post was sponsored by Sabco. Thank you so much for showing support for the brand partners that allow me to continue to bring quality content to you.


Congratulations to our final GIVEAWAY WINNERS Jan and Roya! Well done! We hope you enjoy your Sabco Spill kit! Also congratulations to our Instagram winners, Gemma, Alaina, and Gayle. 


I have another 2 Sabco Spill Kits to GIVEAWAY this month! These packs include some of Sabco’s best products, including the Absorbi-clean chamois sponge, all-purpose microfibre cloths, kitchen shine microfibre sponge cloths and antibacterial surface wipes.

Here’s how to WIN:

  1. Follow Sabco Cleaning Products on Facebook.
  2. Pin the “PIN IT TO WIN IT” image below to your Pinterest boards.
  3. Comment below why you need to WIN a Sabco Spill Kit!

Make sure to do all three steps to enter – we’ll be checking! We will pick 2 winners and announce on 2 December 2016. Good luck!

Pin it to win it! Click through for details on how to win a Sabco home cleaning kit! Organisation | Clean | Tidy | Fresh | Home| housekeeping | mum life | Aussie mums #KeepItClean #Sabco


For your chance to WIN one of two Sabco Spill Kits on Pinterest:

  1. Visit @jessdunnthis on Pinterest and look out for the PIN IT TO WIN IT post!
  2. Follow Sabco Australia on Facebook.
  3. Pin the “Pin It To Win It” cleaning kit image.
  4. Comment on this blog post why you you need a Sabco Spill Kit in your life.
  5. Entrants must be over 18.
  6. Two Spill Kits will be given away in November 2016.
  7. Winner announced Wednesday 30th November.
  8. Prizes cannot be exchanged for alternative products.
  9. Winner will be a random pick from participants.
  10. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Pinterest from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  11. This promotion is by no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Pinterest.
  12. In entering this competition you give Sabco Australia Pty Ltd permission to use your reviews on digital or printed publications.


For your chance to WIN a Sabco Spill Kit:

  1. Visit and follow @jessdunnthis on Instagram and look out for my weekly Sabco posts.
  2. Follow @sabco.cleaning.products on Instagram and tag 3 friends under my giveaway posts who would also appreciate a Sabco Spill Kit, in order to enter.
  3. One Spill Kit will be given away each week.
  4. Winner announced each Tuesday in November.
  5. Competition ends Wednesday 30th November.
  6. Entrants must be over 18 and have a physical address within Australia.
  7. Prizes cannot be exchanged for alternative products.
  8. Winner will be a random pick from participants.
  9. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  10. This promotion is by no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
  11. In entering this competition you give Sabco Australia Pty Ltd permission to use your reviews on digital or printed publications.

How to keep a clean home - handy planner and list. Cleaning tips, hacks, and ideas. Brought to you by Sabco. #Sabco #KeepItClean

Sabco thirsty sponge for streak-free cleaning up of emergency spills!

Gather everything you need with this DIY Home Cleaning kit essentials guide.

Emergency spill? Don't worry, this Sabco chamois sponge has got you covered. #KeepItClean

This thirsty Sabco sponge soaks up all my accidental spills - whoops! From flower vases, to milk, wine and orange juice spills - Sabco's got it covered.



36 comments on “10 Must-Have DIY Home Cleaning Kit Essentials”

  1. Having four kids mess is a common accurance in our household so I need a reliable tough brand that can tackle the jobs, this is when Sabco products come in!

  2. I’m struggling keeping on top of the never ending mess my family makes . A sabco spill kit is just what my household needs especially over the festive school holidays season .

  3. Pinned! With two small crumb dropping little ones and two animals always dropping hair on my floors I could so use a cleaning overhaul!! This looks amazing and I’d love to try out the range xx

  4. Love the bright colours, would turn a boring chore into a bright cheerful job and save me so much more time having all the right products.

  5. Yes please have 2 boys who like to make mess and this would be perfect to win
    Great variety and great quality products

  6. As a clean freak mum with two kids and a I’m in needs of some prouduct to help me on my daily house hold job

  7. I have a very clumsy husband who is forever spilling things! I don’t get upset anymore as I’m used to it now and there’s no point crying over spilt milk! This spill kit would be very handy to have, in fact I’m going to print out this article on how to keep a clean home and give it to him to read, I’d Love to also give him this spill kit all to himself!

  8. Minding the grandkids over the Christmas holidays this would be o godsend messy little things they are but we do love them

  9. I’m selling my home and am constantly having to keep it sparkling clean. Murphy’s Law says when ever someone is coming to view, there is a massive spill somewhere in the house. A Sabco Spill Kit would be so useful.

  10. I’d love the Sabco spray and mop for my floors. I have a very light birch colour laminate floor that shows up every mark. I’m forever getting a cloth and spray bottle of cleaner to remove marks. This would make cleaning a dream.

  11. I can’t believe the school year is nearly over….and my home looks like it has taken last preference over homework, readers, ironing uniforms and making 3 million school lunches. This Sabco Spill Kit would be perfect to get my little Minions to help make our home sparkle again before the hoards arrive for Xmas. They will love all the bright colours too!!

  12. I moved into my new home in June this year. I’m aiming to keep it as clean as It was the day I moved in. I never realised how terribly dusty this area is. A Sabco Spill Kit would be awesome to make cleaning a breeze!

  13. With a 2 year old mastiff and new puppy, there’s really not a time when I don’t need to clean. From slobber to muddy paw prints, it feels like a never ending story. At least if i owned some decent, reliable cleaning products i would be able to get the job done quicker and more efficiently.

  14. Having a daughter with autism and adhd we like to have our home safe from nasty chemicals. This would mean I could have a clean home without the nasty stuff less time on cleaning and more time with my family. Sabco makes cleaning a breeze

  15. I’m a messy person so would really love the Sabco Spill Kit to help keep my house sparkling clean and looking great.

  16. With a busy household, accidents always seem to happen, to make cleaning up easier, this prize pack would be awesome and save the day.

  17. Having 5 adult males in the home l need all the help I can get . l think they make more mess now than when they were kids

  18. A brilliant kit for the coming holidays (as well as everyday) when my grand children will be about. They never stop dashing about and there’s always icky spillage that needs dealing with.

  19. A Sabco Spill Kit in our house would sure bring Christmas Delight, Toddlers messy eating times spilling drinks cos she’s oh so big and can walk around the house NOT! teenagers grubby feet running in and out along with Mr and his work boots and everything else this mumma would love a Sabco Cleaning Kit so my job is done a lot quicker and there’s more time for wine

  20. Spring cleaning always gets on top of me, but with a Sabco cleaning kit I’m well prepared to tackle ANY mess I see.

  21. It’s been a long time since I’ve had children in my home but I must say my grandkids can be grubs which is why I need the Sabco DIY Cleaning Kit

  22. I need them hugest klutz ever fell out of bed last night spilling everything on my side table and what a noise. Omg yes plz

  23. I need a Sabco Spill Kit not only for my own home, where I find I spill things and the cat is forever tipping things over, I also need it for my weekly cleaning visits to my friend’s home. OMG I think they take it as a personal challenge to see how much they can spill on cupboard doors, floors, furniture and bench tops. A spill kit would make my life easier, that is for sure.

  24. Kids and pets are always creating a mess, spills and accidents frequently make it hard to keep clean. Sabco Spill Kit would be ideal for these situations keeping our house clean without any fuss.

  25. Being a wife and mother of 7 children things can get very messy, it would be awesome to own one of the wonderful spill kits to help me thru the everyday cleaning.

  26. I need a sabco cleaning kit to help keep my sanity! Having 2 kids under 3 and a hubby that’s like a 3rd child it basically means triple the trouble and triple the mess! Please help me not loose my mind ahaha

  27. Oh my! Who wouldn’t love to win a Sabco Spill Kit in time for Christmas?! Extra guests, extra food and drink all equals extra spills!

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