Now that it’s post-Christmas and the New Year is approaching, it’s time to do a good spring cleaning for your home.
Before you start purchasing expensive cleaning appliances, make sure you have (and try out) these 10 basic cleaning items first.
10 Basic Home Cleaning Tools
Whether you are moving into a new home or are spring cleaning for the new year, make sure you have these cleaning essentials.
1. A designated space
It’s much easier to clean when you are not scrambling around your cleaning products. Keep all your cleaning tools in one place, neat and organised, either on a small trolley cart or in a clear container.
2. Lots of kitchen towels & rags
Use them to clean up spills and wipe down surfaces. Recycling old tees into rags is one eco-friendly option.
3. Get magic sponges
Also called melamine sponge or eraser sponge, this miracle worker can remove or clean anything in mere seconds, including scuff marks and leftover adhesive. As they wear out easily, save them for the tough jobs.
4. Buy liquid cleaners
Having an all-purpose cleaner saves time, space, and cost – but don’t forget cleaners that are specially formulated for things like leather sofas and hardwood floors.
5. Baking soda
When mixed with water, it dissolves dirt and grime without being too acidic or abrasive on most surfaces. This affordable ingredient also rids bad odours.
To scrub smaller surfaces, of course!
7. Microfibre cloth
The tight weave of microfibres pick up dust easily, so you do not need detergents or water. Microfibre cloths are also water-repellant and do not leave lints or streakiness.
8. Rubber gloves
The grime and chemicals from cleaning may irritate your hands, so have slip-resistant (and latex-free, if you are allergic) gloves on.
9. Spray bottle
Fill it with plain water for easy reach.
Whether handheld or a professional squeegee, it is the fastest and most streak-free way to clean your windows.
8 Best Cleaning Appliances For Your Home
Whether you’re contending with a wine stain on the carpet that just won’t budge, or cleaning up the debris in your kitchen, having the right appliance makes spring cleaning so much easier.
Here, we’ve rounded up some cleaning appliances that will help you get the job done quicker and more efficiently.