We rarely think about the cleaning tools that are being used throughout the year in our home. The basic tools are simple, inexpensive and barely changed in our lifetime.
Whether you are going to start a new house or looking for your existing home keeping kit, we have put a list of 10 most essential cleaning tools for you.
- The Broom: Every house should have a broom. It is a handy tool very easy to use and swipe. There are several types of brooms each having specific purpose. Fiber brooms are very useful for hard surfaces like wood, tiles, and marbles and straw brooms are suitable for outside spaces. It is noted that the brooms should be stored in upside down so that the fibers or straws are not fallen.
- The Mop: A few years ago we used to clean our floor by our hands and knees. But ever since this mop has been invented the house cleaning became easier. As like as broom there are different types of mops. For example the string mop is suitable for cement surfaces, spring mop are self-wringing mop.
The Rag: Cleaning rags are a part of my cleaning routine. It is more environmentally friendly when you use the right one. There are kitchen rags and bathroom rags. The kitchen rags are used in place of paper towels. I love them keeping on the counter because they are handy.
I use one or two in a day for counter and kitchen table. I use microfiber cloths for bathrooms. I need to use 2 or 3 bathroom rags for each bathroom in a day one for toile and one for bath tub. I toss all the rags in a blue bucket until it is full. At the end of the week all these are dumped in washing machine.
The Rubber Glove: When you will be wearing hand rubber gloves you can easily protect your skin from dirt and chemicals and that’s most important in safety purpose. Some chores can’t be done without rubber gloves. Also our hands would suffer without this.
Rinse the outside of rubber gloves after every use. Take a few minutes after each chore to rinse it thoroughly. You can do this while you are using it also. Protect your gloves during storage from heat and sunlight. It is better to use separate gloves fro kitchen and bathroom.
The vacuum cleaner: A vacuum cleaner is a household appliance for cleaning floors, carpets, upholstery by suction – also called a vacuum sweeper. The simplest way to explain a vacuum is just like a straw. When you sip a cup of drink through a straw it is by suction and the same thing in case of vacuum cleaner.
A vacuum cleaner uses an electric motor that spins a fan, sucking in air and any small particles are caught up. The vacuum cleaner is equipped with filters. There are many different types of vacuum cleaner but all of them work on the same principle.
The vacuum cleaner is the most important instrument that almost cover 70% cleaning alone So you need at least best handheld vacuum cleaner. So you can easily imagine the importance of a vacuum cleaner uses.
The Scrub Brush: The scrub brush is more strong than a sponge or dishcloth when there is a tricky cleaning job in kitchen. You can easily use this to clean wooden, tiles or marble floors. A scrub brush with a little dish soap and hot water to cut grease can be rightly used.
It is found very clean looked instead of all around dirty like a sponge. I was using one brush on the floor and one brush on the countertop, where the vacuum gets dirt out of the cracks of my floor.
The Microfiber Cloth: If you use micro fiber cloth for cleaning you must admit that it is superior to old rags or paper towel. Actually microfiber cloth is made of very small fibers. Microfibers are smaller than silk strand.
Yhey make the fibers in cotton cleaning cloths. Microfibers can be easily and effectively used for cleaning housekeeping. Cloths that are not made from microfibers tend to push dirt around the surface that can hook dust, dirt and bacteria. Many viruses are too small but microfibers can catch them easily.
That is why you can easily clean many surfaces without ant other ingredient except water. In addition to these microfibers has greater absorption capacity due to its porous nature. It is very important to maintain it properly otherwise you can’t get the best result.
The Squeeze: This tiny product known as squeeze is able to wipe off tiles, mirrors, shower doors, and windows. The flexible blades on it work on rippled surfaces. The grip of this product is soft, non slip and non greasy. It is very easy to use and easy to store safely with suction cup.
The normal size of this product is 10 inches* 1.5 inches* 6 inches. The flexible blade on all purpose squeezes can be used on curved surfaces while the soft and comfortable handle works without slipping.
The spray Bottle: If you intend to make your home cleaning most successfully you cannot but need a spray bottle. Whether you are a fan of vinegar, castile soap mixture or something else you would like evenly distribution of solution with the help of a spray bottle.
A sturdy medium sized spray bottle will serve your purpose. Finding a best quality is a bit tricky but you can buy a medium sized with good quality spray bottle. Too big , it becomes unwieldy to use. When there are a lot of plastic option better buy a glass spray bottle that is free from corrosion and chemicals.
- The Bucket: A medium size bucket can stow your cleaning supplies and also used for mopping and other household tasks. Of course it is an essential tool, you can buy online but most people buy it from local stores. It is clipped with hold mop handle upright. The material used is polypropylene and having 4 rolling wheels. This mop bucket with side press wringer.