Basic House Cleaning Equipment and Tools

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by Sue Bond
(Philadelphia, USA)

When buying tools and equipment, you should always look into quality above all else. You don’t need to buy the most expensive stuff.

There are alternatives and sometimes all you need are thealternatives. Included in the checklist of basic house cleaning equipment and tools includes the following things.

For removing dirt from the floor you will need a broom. Brooms come in different sizes and makes which actually determine their usage.

For example, a rubber broom can pick up quite effectively hair and pieces of rugs off the floor. Brooms with straw or plastic bristles would be great to be used outdoors.

Removing the loose dirt from the floor is just part of the solution. You will be required to mop the area to clean it.

There are new mops today which use clothes that have microfibers and are made from highly absorbent materials. These kinds of mop are great around the house. Be sure to have that large mop that we often see being used by the school’s janitor.

This mop can be quite handy and can be used for a variety of messy situations. Aside from the large mop, keeping a small sponge mop would be very helpful as well.

But aside from the brooms and mops, having a vacuum cleaner would be very convenient. Plus it can be used to clean the carpets as well, which incidentally is one of the most difficult areas to clean.

Carpets are indeed pretty hard to clean but thanks to the technology today, vacuum cleaners have become more reliable than those earlier ones.

Stack a variety of cleaning cloths in your cabinets as well. From rags to paper towels, you will need these items one way or the other.

The microfiber cloth mentioned earlier are great for cleaning a mess which is liquid in nature. The highly absorbent cloths can make life a lot easier for you plus these are machine washable as well.

Having the right is only part of the job. You are still required to maintain the tools and more importantly learn how to use them effectively.

Mops, carpet sweepers, and rags should be stored clean and ideally be placed hanging from hooks. Always clean the tool or equipment you used before placing them on their proper storage areas.

Keeping even just the basic house cleaning equipment and tools makes all the difference when maintaining the cleanliness of yourhome. You don’t have excuses from doing some daily or weekly cleaning.

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Updated: October 27, 2013 — 12:48 am

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