A good clean requires good cleaning products- that is what they’re made for. In addition, using the right cleaning equipment can make the daunting task of cleaning a lot easier. This article aims to enlighten you to the must have the cleaning equipment that makes cleaning that little bit easier.
The products mentioned in this article are basic, budget conscious pieces of equipment. There are products out there which are considered too expensive e.g. steam cleaners etc. So this article will give you cheaper alternative equipment which will still do the job.
1. The Essence of Broomstick
The first piece of equipment each household should have is a broomstick. Broomsticks are very convenient and easy to use. Regular sweeping can keep floors clean and free from dust and other items which fall on the floor. By having a broomstick, you do not have to end up on your knees trying to sweep the floors with a mini brush or a dustpan and brush.
This takes us to the second product – a dustpan and brush. When sweeping has been made easy, why should collecting that dust be a mountain climb of a job? Dustpan and brushes are very cheap and can be purchased in almost every store selling household products.
2. Owning A Mop Is Not A Bad Idea Either
Floors should be mopped regularly. Just because a surface is free from dust and dirt does not mean that it is clean. Floors harbor all sorts of bacteria and other microorganisms which cannot be removed by sweeping alone. Therefore, mopping the floor, with the use of an appropriate cleaner will remove all bacteria and clean your floors to the right standard.
If you do not have surfaces which can be swept and mopped, a vacuum cleaner is an idea.
3. The Modern Choice
Hoovers are multi-functional, meaning that they can do more than one job. They can be used to hoover carpets of course, but they can also be used on laminate floors, vinyl, wooden flooring etc., by just changing the setting on the hoover. Hoovers can also be used to remove cobwebs and dust from high places. Using the attachments on provided with the hoover can help to clean the tough to reach areas such as behind the wardrobes, on top of cupboards etc.
4. A Good Set of Sponges
Owning a good set of sponges may seem silly since they are not deemed to be high tech cleaning objects. However, a good sponge can go a long way. Sponges can be used to wash dishes, clean surfaces and much more. However, it is wise to keep separate sponges for separate jobs to avoid any cross contamination of bacteria or cleaning products. Also, it is recommended that you regularly change your sponges since they accumulate bacteria over time. Keeping a variety of sponges e.g. a regular sponge, wire sponge, brillo pads etc. will also make certain jobs easier such as cleaning pots and pans.
5. Basic Cleaning Cloth
Cleaning cloths are ideal to use all around your home. They can be used from clearing up water spills near a sink, to dusting, to disinfecting. Once again, keeping separate cloths for each job will be beneficial and hygienic. These also need to be replaced regularly to avoid the build up of bacteria which will then only be spread further.
The products mentioned above may seem completely obvious and not high tech at all. But it is the simplicity which makes these so important and effective. They do not require fancy products, any complicated instructions and do not cost an arm and a leg.
Having these basic equipment pieces in your home will make your cleaning jobs a lot easier and less time-consuming.