Cleaning Tools

Top tools for home cleaning

House cleaning is often a dreaded task that we all must eventually face. Some of us have higher standards of cleanliness than others, but everyone cleans to some extent. Having the proper cleaning tools can make house cleaning much easier, and make it go by a lot faster.

Toilets and Sinks

Sponges and paper towels come in very handy when you're cleaning any room of the house, but they work especially well when cleaning the bathroom. There are many germs that live in the bathroom, and using sponges or paper towels that can be thrown away when finished will help to eliminate them. This can also cut down on laundry by not using rags that you will need to wash after every use. Paper towels are also great window cleaning tools.

Cleaning tools for the bathroom area may consist of a mop, broom, toilet brush, sponge and paper towels. Choose whichever cleaning products work best for you. A mildew and mold remover for the shower, a magic eraser sponge for the sink, and paper towels for the toilet and mirror are all good choices. When you are done with the deep cleaning, wipe everything down with a disinfectant wipe, to ensure that all of the germs have been killed.

Furniture and Electronics

Furniture and electronics should be kept dust-free, to prevent a buildup that may lead to dust mites or overheating, respectively. To keep your home dust-free, try keeping Swiffer dusters on hand.

These are great for everyday cleaning, and they don't just spread the dust around – they actually capture it by using static. It's still a good idea to go over your furniture with furniture polish at least once a week, to keep it well-conditioned. You may also purchase canned air to help keep the dust out of the cracks and crevices of your electronics. Dust is one of the main causes of electronic device breakdown.

Kitchen and Dining Room

When it comes to kitchen cleaning, it's very important to limit the amount of toxins and toxic residue that cleaners and tools may leave, which can contaminate your food and harm your family. Stick to paper towels instead of sponges, as sponges tend to spread things around more than pick them up from surfaces. As for the cleaning solutions, try to make use of natural antibacterial agents as much as possible: vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda and boiling water can help with a variety of tasks, form unclogging drains to disinfecting counter tops.

Floors and Carpets

Carpet cleaning tools should consist of a vacuum, broom, carpet deodorizer and a spot remover for stains. Having a spot remover on hand for accidental spills can extend your carpet's life. Steam cleaning carpets may actually cause shrinking over time, and if the carpet isn't dried completely you will begin to notice an odor. Carpet deodorizers help to keep your carpet smelling fresh. Carpets tend to hold in odors, so you should use a deodorizer at least twice a week.

Hard surface floors are very easy to maintain. First you may choose to mop with ammonia to remove dirt, and built-up wax. Once the floor is clean and dry, you should mop with a floor shiner, which leaves the floors shiny and clean.

Keeping your house clean may seem like a never-ending chore, but if you have the right cleaning tools you can make it much easier.

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What works best is the extraction mtohed. Shampooing cleans the top fibers but sends all the dirt and mess into the carpet. You need to suck that out. I suggest renting a commercial one at the supermarket. They cost about $ 50.00 for 24 hours.For pet stains pretreat with vinegar the vinegar will kill the smell and loosen the stain. Use a low sudsing HE type detergent in the machine and add a scoop of oxyclean. Do 2 passes in each room. Circle back to do the first room after finishing the last. As the carpet starts to dry more soil will wick up out of the carpet. If you have time the following day and the water is muddy looking on the second pass go for a third.Run fans to dry the floor and don't wear shoes on it till it completely dry.
Posted on 8/4/2012 10:04:00 PM by Anonymous