If I’m planning on purchasing enough stuff to last 10-20 years how much do I need? Am I really going to go out and get 20 years worth? I'd like to but first I have to figure out how much I need. When something comes up in a super sale you may as well stock up. It's better than putting your money in the bank.
I don’t know if I have a lot or a little when it comes to cleaning supplies when comparing how many different things I use. I keep things simple. I do make window washing spray but otherwise everything is purchased. Here's a list of what’s in my closet. I’m listing name brands and I usually stick with the name brand but not always. Costco’s
brand is usually as good as the name brand. Kirkland
Formula for window spray: In a one quart spray bottle add ½ teaspoon simple green, 1 ½ teaspoon vinegar, couple drops bluing, fill rest with water.
Times per week
Supply on hand
2 tablespoons –
85 oz. box
1/3 cup (~3 oz) in white load
1/3 cup (~3 ox) in quart spray bottle
1/3 cup in bucket
1 cup in quart spray bottle
32 oz in spray bottle
1 every 2 month
Murphy’s oil soap
4 oz. in bucket
Proforce oven cleaner
4 oz. straight from bottle
2 ½ months
Laundry Detergent (Costco powder)
(but I get 300 loads with H.E. washer)
Vinegar – mostly for laundry
two or three drops
This is all I have. Obviously my 10-20 years worth of supplies falls short. But knowing what I have is an excellent start.