Fill your caddy with these pro picks and you’ll be ready for every room.

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Brian Henn

Bathroom

WHY THIS CADDY?
A classic pail offers a compact storage solution for sprays beneath the sink.

  • TOILET BRUSH
  • Looeegee Hygienic Toilet Squeegee
  • The icky bathroom stalwart has gotten a hygienic upgrade. Silicone repels water, helping prevent drips during transfer from bowl to holder.
  • To buy: $40; amazon.com.
  • SURFACE CLEANER
  • Better Life Tub & Tile Cleaner
  • Spritz, wipe, rinse. With no harsh fumes or chemicals, this spray does wonders on the tub, the sink, and even the toilet—inside and out.
  • To buy: $8; cleanhappens.com.
  • SOAP SCUM ERASER
  • Scrub Free Total Bathroom Cleaner
  • A buildup of scum is no match for this spray, which practically eliminates the need to scrub. To help stave off buildup in the first place, use a squeegee ($10; bedbathandbeyond.com) to swipe the glass and tile after each shower.
  • To buy: $3; jet.com.
  • RING REMOVER
  • Pure Clean Bath Stone Cleaning Block
  • It’s sturdy enough to tackle the ring of hard water and mineral deposits in the toilet bowl but gentle enough not to scratch the porcelain surface.
  • To buy: $4; bedbathandbeyond.com.
  • DRAIN SNAKE
  • Zip-It Bath and Sink Hair Snare
  • This 20-inch plastic strip slips easily into sink and tub drains to help clear clogs.
  • To buy: $2; homedepot.com.
  • SCRUB BRUSH
  • OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub & Tile Scrubber
  • No more back pain from straining to reach high corners and low grout lines! This extendable pole with a swiveling head makes for easy work.
  • To buy: $13; oxo.com.
  • GLASS CLEANER
  • Sprayway Glass Cleaner
  • A no-streak solution for mirrors, windows, and shower doors. The foam-like spray stays put on the surface rather than running down before you can get to it with your cloth.
  • To buy: $2; target.com.
  • CLEANING CLOTHS
  • General Purpose Cloths
  • These microfiber cloths grab hold of dirt and debris instead of just pushing them around. Designate a color for each surface to avoid cross-contamination.
  • To buy: $20 for 4; ecloth.com.
Brian Henn

Kitchen

  • WHY THIS CADDY?
  • A container without divided compartments allows for the most efficient use of space.
  • To buy: Nesting Storage Caddy, $7; casabella.com.
  • OVEN CLEANER
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser With Durafoam
  • Use it to scrub the grimy interior of a microwave or convection oven (including the glass on the door).
  • To buy: $3 for 2; target.com.
  • GOO REMOVER
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • This natural and effective germ killer also emits a refreshing scent. Apply it to a cotton ball to help remove sticker residue or stubborn grease stains.
  • To buy: $14; ouifresh.com.
  • DISINFECTANT
  • Harmon Face Values Hydrogen Peroxide Spray
  • Buy the all-natural sanitizer in a spray bottle to spritz down cutting boards, counters, and the sink.
  • To buy: $2; bedbathandbeyond.com.
  • DEGREASER
  • Dawn Ultra Original Scent Dishwashing Liquid
  • Not just for washing dirty dishes: This solution is particularly good for cleaning vent filters and removing buildup in the oven and on the stove.
  • To buy: $3; target.com.
  • BRIGHTENER
  • White Vinegar
  • Dip a microfiber cloth into this pantry staple to help disinfect and shine appliances. It can also be used to revive dingy oven racks and hazy mirrors.
  • To buy: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar, $2; walmart.com.
  • MULTISURFACE SPRAY
  • Formula 409 All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Hardened drips in the fridge? Spray on this universal cleaner, let soak for five minutes, and wipe clean. It’s great for countertops and backsplashes, too.
  • To buy: $3; target.com.
  • TOOL
  • OXO Good Grips Kitchen Appliance Cleaning Set
  • With two brush heads and a pair of crevice cleaners, this compact tool helps dislodge debris from grout lines and the seam between sink and counter.
  • To buy: $8; bedbathbeyond.com.
  • MILDER ABRASIVE
  • Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish
  • A no-scratch solution for burned-on messes and hard-to-remove rust stains. It helps make sinks, stoves, oven racks, and stainless-steel pots and pans sparkle.
  • To buy: $2; bedbathandbeyond.com.
  • POLISH
  • Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner
  • While it’s a staple for wood furniture, this polish can also shine your stainless-steel appliances and keep fingerprints from showing up as easily.
  • To buy: From $6; walmart.com.
Brian Henn

Laundry Room

  • WHY THIS CADDY?
  • A multitiered rolling cart lets you organize essentials by category: detergents on top, stain removers on the bottom, and tools in between.
  • To buy: Råskog Utility Cart, $25; ikea.com.
  • HAND-WASH DETERGENT
  • Woolite Everyday Laundry Detergent
  • Freshen up cashmere sweaters or delicate lingerie with the help of this mild detergent. Add a capful to cold water and gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, then rinse.
  • To buy: $9; homedepot.com.
  • FRAGRANCE BOOST
  • Downy Fresh Protect Odor Shield Scent Booster
  • This laundry additive gives your linens a long-lasting fresh scent.
  • To buy: $8; jet.com.
  • REGULAR DETERGENT
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day 64 Load Laundry Detergent
  • For normal washes, most detergents perform equally well. We love this line for its cheery honeysuckle fragrance.
  • To buy: $16; walmart.com.
  • BASIN
  • Wash Tub Basin
  • This compact tub is just the right size for laundering one delicate item at a time.
  • To buy: $38; thelaundress.com.
  • STAIN FIGHTER
  • Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar & Stain Remover
  • This long-lasting bar will tackle chocolate, makeup, perspiration, and myriad other stains. Wet the bar and the fabric, then rub the bar over the stain before laundering.
  • To buy: $2; jet.com.
  • WASHING MACHINE CLEANER
  • Real Simple Clean Washing Machine Cleaner
  • Get rid of mold and mildew on the door or residue in the drum. Spray the interior after every wash, let sit for 30 minutes, and run another cycle.
  • To buy: $7; realsimpleclean.com.
  • STAIN SOLUTION
  • Stain Brush
  • The soft bristles gently work your pretreatment into the fabric. Pretreat stains with a spritz of hydrogen peroxide; test an inconspicuous spot first.
  • To buy: $10; thelaundress.com.
  • PRETREATMENT
  • Crayola White Chalk
  • For small grease stains on clothes, draw on the stain with chalk to help absorb the oil. Then launder as usual.
  • To buy: $1 for 12; target.com.
  • DRYER BALLS
  • Beekman 1802 Happy Place Dryer Balls
  • Eliminate static from natural materials like cotton by tossing wool dryer balls in with your wet clothes.
  • To buy: $20 for 3; evine.com.

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