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FAQs About Cleaning Tools

If you are on a budget or have limited space, you may wonder which cleaning products you really need. There are several cleaning tools designed to make cleaning easier, but when you want to scale back, stick to traditional choices.

A wet-and-dry mop lets you efficiently clean hard surfaces with or without water, so it can take the place of a broom and a regular wet mop. With a microfiber cloth and an abrasive sponge, you can take care of most surfaces in your home. Use the microfiber cloth for light cleaning and taking care of surfaces prone to scratching, such as windows and mirrors. You can break out the abrasive sponge to attack more stubborn stains.

Don't forget a quality pair of rubber gloves and a large bucket, which you can fill with water and cleaning solutions. You'll need these versatile items for almost every cleaning job in your home.

Most people do some kind of cleaning, such as washing dishes, wiping down countertops, and cleaning up spills, every day. Cleaning floors and dusting surfaces is usually a weekly job. You may tackle some of the bigger cleaning tasks, such as wiping out the fridge or cleaning the inside of the oven, just a couple of times a year. Your cleaning schedule likely depends on several factors, such as:
  • The time you have available.
  • The size of your household.
  • The size of your house.
  • Whether you have children or inside pets.
  • Your own personal comfort level.

There are a variety of sponges available for tackling a range of different cleaning tasks. Here are the most common sponges and their uses:
  • Abrasive: Often made of plastic netting, these sponges suit tough jobs like cleaning your grill, cookware, and outdoor furniture.
  • Cellulose: With small holes for absorbing moisture, these sponges suit cleaning dishes, bathroom surfaces, and kitchen countertops.
  • Wire: Also called steel wool, a wire sponge's flexible fibers are great for cleaning stubborn marks on glass, grills, metal pots and pans, and porcelain tiles.
  • Microfiber: These soft sponges suit dusting and cleaning surfaces that can scratch, including glass, mirrors, and stainless steel.

Cleaning your cleaning tools now and then helps them perform at their best. You should wash your cleaning cloths and sponges thoroughly after every use. Rinsing them under a warm faucet until the water runs clear should suffice. However, you can put some cleaning cloths in the washing machine for an even deeper clean.

Brooms, mops, and squeegees don't require washing as often, but you should clean them after heavy jobs or if you notice they're not working as well as they once did. Pull off any debris by hand, then use a hose to clean away any remaining particles. Swish your tool around in a bucket of soapy water before rinsing it clean. You can use this method for any broom, mop, or squeegee, but take care with straw brooms. Their fibers absorb water, unlike synthetic brooms, so you should work quickly.

As they're meant for cleaning, you should store your tools somewhere clean in your home. Well-kept basements and laundry rooms are ideal choices. Stand large cleaning tools, like mops and brooms, with their handles to the ground. Keeping the mop or broom heads off the ground protects them from damage. You can store smaller items, such as squeegees, rubber gloves, and sponges, in cleaning caddies. Then, you can simply take the whole caddy out when you're ready to tackle a cleaning task.
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