Housekeeping Equipment Supplies


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Housekeeping Equipment & Supplies is one of the leading online providers of housekeeping cleaning supplies that work well for janitors and housekeeping professionals as well as homeowners. Our products will not only protect your equipment, but help organize and transport it as well. Our assortments of cleaning carts and accessories feature a variety of innovative features designed to improve efficiency and productivity. Although each product is designed with the cleaning professional in mind, our high quality housekeeping and janitorial supplies will work well for residential customers as well. We carry a varied selection of cleaning supplies and accessories that are ideal for use by cleaning professionals, janitorial services and custodians in office buildings, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers and more.

What are the advantages of cleaning equipment?

The right cleaning equipment will help get the job done not only more quickly and efficiently but less time also means saving your business more money. Here are some ways the right cleaning equipment makes sense for your housekeeping business:
1. Equally effective for general as well as tougher cleaning tasks
2. High cleaning capability and maneuverability
3. Reduce work fatigue while simultaneously increasing productivity
4. Save time and therefore the money spent paying workers
5. Eco-friendly, widely available, and easy to operate
6. Protection from injuries occurring while cleaning when handled using proper instructions

What are the various types of cleaning equipment?

The overall definition of cleaning equipment is collectively a large class of implements and tools used for cleaning a variety of surfaces, items and materials. A sample list of popular cleaning equipment and what it is used for follows.

Broom is a cleaning tool used for sweeping dust, dirt, hair, etc. from a bare, non-carpeted floor. It can be made of a bundle of natural straw or nylon bristles and attached to a long wooden or plastic handle.

Carpet sweeper or vacuum is a cleaning tool with revolving brushes and an air pump that sucks and picks up dirt as it is pushed over a floor surface or carpet.

Mop is a cleaning tool that consists of absorbent material fastened to a handle used for cleaning bare floors such as tile, laminate, wood, etc.

Bucket is a watertight, vertical cylinder with an open top and flat bottom used to hold liquid that usually consists of water and cleaning detergent.

Dustpan is a cleaning tool that scoops dirt, dust, hair, crumbs and other waste onto its flat surface commonly used in conjunction with a brush or broom to dispose of the waste into a trash receptacle.

Waste container also sometimes called garbage can or trash receptacle is a container that temporarily and safely stores waste, garbage and trash.

Cleaning detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties to clean, disinfect, or sanitize a surface, item or material.

Squeegee is a T-shaped cleaning tool with a rubber edge across the top that is operated by drawing it across a surface to remove water and is often used in window washing.

Sponge is a unique, soft substance that is full of small holes and that absorbs liquid and is used for washing and cleaning surfaces.

Cleaning cloth is a soft piece of material used to wipe surfaces, items and materials without scratching. These cloths can be used with or without other cleaning liquids or detergents.

Paper towel is a disposable absorbent textile that is made from paper rather than cloth and is used for drying hands, cleaning windows, dusting, and wiping up soils and spills.

What are the basic cleaning tools and supplies to start housekeeping business?

Sponges and scourers
Microfiber cloths and dusters
Glass polishing cloths
Cleaning brushes
A mop and bucket
A dustpan and brush
Protective gloves
Caddy to carry the cleaning supplies and tools

What are the essential cleaning products to start housekeeping business?

Furniture polish
Glass cleaner
Multipurpose cleaner
Mildew cleaner
Descaling cleaner
Floor cleaner
Toilet cleaner
Oven cleaner
Laundry detergent
Dishwasher detergent

What is a trolley in housekeeping?

A housekeeping maid’s cart or housekeeping trolley is a handy tool on wheels that is used to conveniently and efficiently carry a large amount of tools, products, supplies and equipment in order for a housekeeper or maid to effectively perform his or her cleaning duties. The mobile cart reduces valuable time by sufficiently storing all of the tools, products, supplies and equipment needed in a single area and can be moved from one area or room to another with minimal effort or downtime.

Whether you are a hotel manager stocking up on housekeeping carts or the director of a healthcare facility looking for microfiber cleaning carts, we have what you need and chances are the items you are searching for are in stock and ready to ship directly to your doorstep. Housekeeping and janitor carts can be very helpful, but sometimes you may need something a little smaller. For those occasions, we offer a variety caddy bags for use with garbage cans and bus pans for a number of applications.

Searching for a specific product? No problem! Our simple to use and fully accessible website offers a quick and easy way to find exactly what you are searching for, however, if you are in need of additional service, we’re here for you. If you have any questions about your purchase, simply call our toll free number or click to chat live via our website. Our customer service representatives are specially trained to know our products from A to Z and are standing by ready to help you make an informed purchase. offers the highest quality discount janitorial supplies and products at low prices along with superior customer service, so why shop anywhere else? Check us out today!

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Rubbermaid 4525 Medium 2-Shelf Utility Cart, Black (RCP 4525 BLA)

Rubbermaid Xtra Open Sided Utility Cart w/3 Shelves, Black (RCP 4091 BLA)

Rubbermaid 4091 Open Sided 3-Shelf Utility Cart, Off-White (RCP 4091 CRE)

Rubbermaid 3349 Bus/Utility Box, 4-5/8 Gallon Capacity, Gray (RCP 3349 GRA)

Rubbermaid 3351 Bus Utility Box, 7-5/8 Gallon Capacity, Gray (RCP 3351 GRA)

Rubbermaid 3154-88 HD Deluxe Carry Caddy, Black (RCP 3154-88 BLA)

Rubbermaid 9T68 Executive Service Cart, Black, 1 Each (RCP 9T68 BLA)

Rubbermaid 9T78 High Security Housekeeping Cart w/ Locking Hood, Blk (RCP 9T78)

Rubbermaid Full Size Housekeeping Cart with Doors, Black (RCP6191BLA)

Rubbermaid 6189 Full Size Housekeeping Cart, Black (RCP 6189 BLA)

Rubbermaid 9T75 High Security Cleaning Cart w/Vinyl Bag, Black (RCP 9T75)

Rubbermaid 4436 HD Platform Truck, 1200-lb. Capacity, Black (RCP 4436 BLA)

Rubbermaid 4471 HD Platform Truck, 2000-lb. Capacity, Black (RCP 4471 BLA)

Rubbermaid 4500-88 Heavy Duty Utility Cart w/2 Shelves, Beige (RCP 4500-88 BEI)

Rubbermaid 4520-88 HD 2-Shelf Utility Cart, Beige (RCP 4520-88 BEI)

Rubbermaid 9T72 High Capacity Janitor Cart w/Vinyl Bag, Black (RCP 9T72)

Rubbermaid 4094 Instrument Cart w/ Lockable Doors and Drawers (RCP 4094 GRA)

Rubbermaid 6173-88 Janitor Cleaning Cart w/Vinyl Bag, Black (RCP 6173-88 BLA)

Rubbermaid 2649 Maid Caddy for Brute Containers, Gray (RCP 2649 GRA)

Rubbermaid 6174 Mobile Fabric Bag, Black, 1 Each (RCP6174BLA)

Rubbermaid 6300 Step-On Premium Plastic/Aluminum Hamper, Black (RCP 6300 BLA)

Rubbermaid 6350 Premium Step-On Linen Hamper Bag, Black (RCP 6350 BLA)

Rubbermaid 4095 Equipment Cart, Lockable Enclosed Shelf, Black (RCP 4095 BLA)

Rubbermaid 3355-88 Utility Cart with Enclosed End Panels (RCP 3355-88 PLA)

Rubbermaid 3353-88 8 Gallon Utility Bin, Black (RCP 3353-88 BLA)

Rubbermaid 3354-88 4 Gallon Utility Bin, Black (RCP 3354-88 BLA)

The Clincher Mop & Broom Holder, Gloss White, Each (EXC3336WHT2)

Rubbermaid 4091 Xtra Open Sided 3 Shelf Utility Cart, Black (RCP409100BLA)

Rubbermaid 4525 Flat 2-Shelf Utility Cart, Medium, Black (RCP452500BK)

Rubbermaid 617388 Janitor Cleaning Cart With Vinyl Bag, Black (RCP617388BK)

Rubbermaid Commercial 618900 Housekeeping Cart, Black (RCPFG618900BLA)

Rubbermaid 9T6800 3-Shelf Executive Cart, Black (RCP9T6800BK)

Rubbermaid 443600 HD Platform Truck, 1000-lb. Capacity, Black (RCP443600BK)

Rubbermaid 452088 Heavy Duty 2-Shelf Utility Cart, Beige (RCP452088BG)

Rubbermaid 409100 Open Sided 3-Shelf Utility Cart, Off-White (RCP409100CM)

Rubbermaid 9T7200 High Capacity Cleaning Cart w/Vinyl Bag, Black (RCP9T7200BK)

Rubbermaid High Security Microfiber Cleaning Cart w/Vinyl Bag, Blk (RCP9T7500BK)

Tennsco Jumbo Steel Combination Cabinet, 48 x 24 x 78, Gray (TNNJ2478SUCLGY)

Tennsco Jumbo Steel Combination Cabinet, 48 x 24 x 78, Black (TNNJ2478SUCBK)

Rubbermaid 450088 Heavy Duty 2-Shelf Utility Cart, Beige (RCP450088BG)

Rubbermaid 2649 Brute Container Maid Caddy, Gray (RCP2649GRA)

Rubbermaid 315488 Deluxe Carry Caddy, 8-Comp, Black (RCP315488BLA)

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus/Utility Box, 7.125 gal, Gray (RCP3351GRA)

Rubbermaid 335388 Utility Cart 8 Gallon Refuse Bin, Black (RCP335388BLA)

Rubbermaid 335488 Utility Cart 4 Gallon Bin, Black (RCP335488BLA)

Rubbermaid 335588 3-Shelf Utility Cart, Platinum (RCP335588PLA)

Rubbermaid Xtra Instrument Cart, 300-lb Capacity, 3 Shelves, Gray (RCP4094GRA)

Rubbermaid 4095 Xtra Equipment Cart, 300 lb. Capacity, Black (RCP4095BLA)

Rubbermaid 6300 Step-On Wheeled Linen Hamper, Aluminum/Black (RCP6300BLA)

Rubbermaid 6350 Step-On Linen Hamper Bag, PVC-Lined Nylon, Black (RCP6350BLA)

Rubbermaid 9T78 High Security Compact Housekeeping Cart, Black (RCP9T78)

Tennsco Steel Janitorial Supply Cabinet, 36 x 18 x 64, Black (TNNJAN6618DHBK)

Tennsco Janitorial Cabinet, 36w x 18d x 64h, Putty (TNNJAN6618DHPY)

Rubbermaid Bus/Utility Pan, 20 x 15 x 5, Gray, 1 Each (RCP3349GRA)

Rubbermaid Executive Quick Cart, Small, Dark Gray (RCP1902467)

Rubbermaid 4471 Platform Truck, 2000-lb. Capacity, Black (RCP4471BLA)

Boardwalk Janitor Cart, Three-Shelf, 22 x 44 x 38, Gray (BWKJCARTGRA)

Rubbermaid 1966719 Zippered Vinyl Cleaning Cart Bag, Yellow (RCP1966719)

Rubbermaid 1966881 Vinyl Cleaning Cart Bag, 34 gal, Yellow, (RCP1966881)

Reliable Vivio 550GC Garment Steamer (550GC)

Reliable The Board 500VB Vacuum and Up-Air Press Table Ironing Board (500VB)

Reliable Velocity 200IR Home Iron, 1.25 Cup Capacity, 1 Each (200IR)

Reliable Ironing System, 9” x 12.5” x 6.5”, Stainless Steel, Each (3000IS)

Reliable Dash 100GH Portable Garment Steamer (100GH)

Reliable The Board 100IB Home Ironing Board (100IB)

Reliable The Board 200IB Home Ironing Board (200IB)

Reliable The Board 300LB Home Ironing Board (300LB)

Reliable The Board 550VB Vacuum Table Ironing Board, 1 Each (550VB)

Reliable Verve 100SR Rotary Steam Press (100SR)

Reliable Aria 350SP Steam Press, 700ml Water Tank, Each (350SP)

Reliable Aria 600PS Steam Press Stand (600PS)

Reliable OVO 150GT Portable Steam Iron & Garment Steamer (150GT)

Reliable 4000IS Ironing System, 12.75” x 11” x 9”, Each (4000IS)

Reliable Pronto 100CH Portable Steam Cleaner (100CH)

Reliable Vivio 100GC Garment Steamer (100GC)

Reliable Vivio 150GC Garment Steamer (150GC)

Reliable Vivio 500GC Garment Steamer (500GC)

Rubbermaid Executive Quick Cart Caddy, Large, Dark Gray (RCP1902468EA)

Rubbermaid Slim Jim Caddy Bag, 19 Compartments, Yellow (RCP2032951)

LobbyMaster Broom Clip Kit, Black, 600 Broom Clips (IMP2600BCKCT)

Carlisle 3" Swivel Casters for Mop Buckets 3" - Silver (36908C00)

Impact Maids' Basket, 4 Pockets, 11w x 10h, Tan, Each (IMP1801)

Impact E-Z Grabber Aluminum, 32", Stainless Steel/Black (IMP3706)

Impact Heavy-Duty Dust Pan, 16w x 15 1/2d, Steel, Black, Each (IMP4216)

Lorell 4-Shelf Steel Locking Janitorial Cabinet, 36 x 18 x 72, Black (LLR00018)

dbest GoCart Rolling Basket, 37" Handle, 18 x 14 x 18, Teal, Each (DBE01501)

dbest GoCart Rolling Basket, 37" Handle, 18 x 14 x 18, Black, Each (DBE01520)