When it comes to cleaning a house, it simply cannot be done properly without good cleaning supplies and materials. When we say good, we mean cleaning supplies and materials specially designed for each step of the housecleaning process that is simple (both in design and use), effective and safe to use.
There is an endless number of cleaning supplies and materials available on the market, but you will need only a few of them for building a basic cleaning kit that will help you keep your home sparkling clean.
Look for a streak-free formula to clean your windows, mirrors and other glass with less effort. A glass cleaner with streak-free formula won’t leave streaks or bloom lifts dust, oils and great. It will also evaporate, leaving the surface completely clean.
You can use this type of cleaner to clean most sinks, stovetops, and countertops. If you have marble or granite countertops, you should get a product designed specifically for those materials to avoid damage over time. The same applies to a glass stovetop, which requires a special glass polish.
To clean your wood furniture, choose a polish made for the type of finish on your furniture. If you have floors with polyurethane seal, you can use a simple solution of warm water and a mild dishwashing soap to mop the floor after it has been vacuumed. Make sure you use as little water as possible when cleaning wood.
If you prefer to use eco-friendly products, all of the above are available in green versions.
When it comes to cleaning tools, the right one will depend on the surface being cleaned. Here are some suggestions.
This should be the number one item on your list as it will help protect your hands while cleaning – especially when using acid-based cleaners.
The scrubby side helps you tackle tougher jobs while the sponge side works well for most cleanups.
Unlike cotton cloth, microfiber cloth leaves no lint behind. Knitted and very soft, it is generally safe for use in almost any surface.
This tool will allow you reach the tops of the ceiling fans and any other high spot that needs to be dusted.
Vacuums can be used to clean both hard and soft surfaces – just make sure you use the right attachments.
This type of mop works well for most types of hard surface flooring.