If you enjoy cleaning your home singlehandedly, there are some cleaning products and tools that should always be available at your fingertips. In this post, we will talk about the ten most basic ones and we will follow up with the rest in our upcoming posts.
1. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Microfiber cleaning cloths will remove virtually any soiling from any surface. They are environmentally friendly, incredibly absorbent and also 4 times more effective and have a longer life span than ordinary cloths.
2. Spray Bottles
Whether you like making your own green cleaning products or storing smaller quantities of regular cleaning products, spray bottles can do the trick. They can also be used to keep water for spraying plants or rinsing off anything.
3. Rubber Gloves
Rubber gloves will surely come in handy when you want to protect your hands from household chemicals, staining, hot water, or dirty substances that need to be cleaned. Plus, Using rubber gloves to wash dishes keeps hands from becoming hardened, dried out, and irritated.
4. A Vacuum Cleaner
Regardless of the number or size of carpets you may have in your home, a vacuum cleaner can help you clean your home more efficiently and effectively. A good vacuum cleaner can clean couches, curtains and even floors.
5. A Wood Cleaner
Nothing can clean your wood surfaces better than a wood cleaner. It is safe and gentle and will not cause spotting or changes in color.
6. A Few Sponges
We all know that sponges can be used for cleaning dishes and surface cleaning. However, sponges can also be used for catching oil leaks, padding grips (for mops, shovels etc.), supporting fragile items in storage, drying the insides of a vase or even for sprouting seeds!
7. Dish Towels
Not only can dishtowels be used for drying dishes, they can also serve as hand towels and as spill removing cloths.
8. A Brush Scrub
A scrub brush is more powerful than a sponge or a dishcloth when it comes to certain really gritty cleaning jobs in the kitchen, like washing the floor or the countertops. Using a scrub brush with hot water and a little dish soap can cut grease off of almost anything.
9. Dustpan, Broom & Mop
These three are almost inseparable and always come in handy for cleaning your floors.
10. An Old Toothbrush
You might have not known this but an old toothbrush can do wonders in your home and here’s how: Use the to clean build-up around faucets and in between tiles. You can also use it to remove crayon marks on the wall, clean the soles of your shoes, remove marks on the floor and clean kitchen appliances. However, before you start using it, make sure you label it to be on the safe side!