Confession: I'm a certified lazy girl. I watch the TikToks and want to have a flawless apartment maintained through a weekly routine, but that's much easier said than done. I used to hate cleaning, but upgrading to some aesthetically pleasing supplies has been the push I needed to finally get into my groove.
It isn't the most fun way to spend a free day, but cleaning regularly is absolutely essential to keep an apartment or small space looking and feeling its best. It's cheesy but true: a clean home really does help me have a clear mind.
So if you're struggling to find motivation like I was, let yourself be inspired by making your cleaning products as pretty as your home. These supplies are great for any apartment, smell beyond dreamy, and have some serious countertop appeal — plus, some adorable tools to go with them.
Sustainable starter kits
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If you're starting from square one and want to curate a cleaning collection that looks gorgeous and is kind to the planet, these sustainable sets are the way to go. They're from earth-conscious companies that send you glass bottles designed to last and have come up with their own amazing ways to cut down on plastic waste and consumption.
Laundry day, but make it fashion. This super cute pastel set contains refillable tins, plastic-free laundry tablets that smell like fresh linen, an oxi stain-removing powder, and three wool dryer balls to help you cut down on energy use by trimming down the amount of time your clothes need in the dryer.
This pretty starter kit is the stuff of neutral dreams and puts the clean in clean girl aesthetic. It's available in bergamot or lavender, and once you finish this set, you can try the next scent by ordering online or bringing your glass bottles to one of the many Common Good refill stations around the country.
This stunning kit contains glass bottles and dissolvable tablets that are mixed with water to create a multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner, and hand soap. The tabs are plastic-free, easy to store, and are serious space-savers. Bundle this set with Blueland's laundry essentials for even more savings (opens in new tab).
I am a Method girlie through and through, and trust me, it's about to change your life. This plant-based brand is known for its minimalist bottles that allow its brightly colored cleaning products to take the spotlight. From living in a dorm to finally moving into my own apartment, I've tried almost every scent, and my cleaning cabinet is now a rainbow of Method products. Check out my absolute faves, below.
This mint-scented glass cleaner works amazingly on windows, mirrors, and induction stovetops. It pairs perfectly with Method's eucalyptus mint bathroom cleaner for your freshest-smelling bathroom, ever.
I am a sucker for citrus-scented home products, and this clementine cleaning spray is where it all began. I've used this to clean my kitchen and bedroom since I learned how to clean as a kid, and it'll be a household staple for life.
I adore this eucalyptus mint bathroom cleaner for keeping my shower, tub, and sink sparkling clean every day. Plus, the bottle is cute enough to keep out on display (and reminds you to spray up regularly).
Meet Mrs. Meyer
I've been seeing these adorable bottles and their vintage vibes all over my feed lately, and recently discovered they're from Mrs. Meyer's, another plant-based brand. All of its products are made with essential oils, and the brand is known for its signature garden-themed scents that pair perfectly with its cottagecore look.
This uplifting lemon verbena multi-surface cleaner is a Real Homes team favorite, and it's beyond versatile. The spray can be used on floors, countertops, and everything in between.
If you prefer florals over herbs, this sweet floral scent is perfect for bringing springtime vibes into your apartment. It's also suitable for use in every room, and the pink label is a personal favorite.
Swap out your homemade baking soda concoction for this citrus-scented cream cleaner from Mrs. Meyers, which is ideal for stubborn grime and grease residue in your kitchen or bathroom.
These finds from Amazon are exactly what you need to finish off your aesthetic cleaning collection, and seeing their cute colors alongside your new pretty cleaning products will definitely help you find the motivation to start on that spring Sunday reset.
These adorable heart-shaped sponges are beyond fun to look at. In fact, the adorable shape might actually make the icky cleaning tasks that require some extra work a little more bearable.
This pocket-sized electronic cleaning set is perfect for small space dwellers who spend way too much time on their laptops without regularly cleaning them.
These colorful microfiber cleaning cloths can be used for dishes, wiping surfaces, or cleaning glass. Ditch the paper towels and opt for this more sustainable choice ASAP.