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7 cleaning tools every household must have


Every modern home has a rich arsenal of various cleaning tools. And yet, there is a set of specific cleaning appliances without which the mission of regular domestic cleaning would not be possible. In the following lines we are going to make you acquainted with 7 of them. Without further ado, let’s get started!


1. Vacuum cleaner – one of the most essential cleaning tools

Keeping clean is an invariable part of our life. Using vacuum cleaners and cleaning machines is a common practice for households, but choosing the right appliances will make this mandatory and monotonous task much easier. Not only the price, but also the efficiency, size and weight of the device, as well as its ergonomics can be chosen correctly. 

Choosing the ideal model for you could eventually convince you that vacuuming the carpets is not such an unpleasant task! With it, you can clean all kinds of flooring, furniture, and blinds. There are, of course, ones that you can use to wash your textile floor mats too. Or perhaps you might consider the newly emerging robot vacuum cleaners? 


2. Steam cleaner

After the dust is removed, it should be washed. If you use a steam cleaner, you will not need detergent. The most effective remedy against bacteria is sometimes the simplest: hot steam. The strong stream flow, high temperature, powerful nozzles and highly heated cleaning cloths ensure that steam cleaners remove all common household bacteria on hard surfaces. That includes floors, countertops, faucets, tiles, mirrors and upholstery


3. Mop for drying – a must among the home cleaning tools

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Whether your bathroom is ventilated through a window or with a fan, a bathroom mop will not be superfluous. After each use of the bathroom, it is good to clean the water remaining in the room. This helps the floor to dry faster, thus preventing mould. The same could be applicable for your kitchen floors too. 

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4. Brushes for bathroom and toilet

The toilet brush is an absolute must to use after every visit to the WC. And you use the bathroom brush to scrub the tiles and floors in the bathroom. Of course in combination with the appropriate detergents.

Don’t rush to throw away your old toothbrushes as soon as you replace them with new ones. With them, you will be able to clean hard-to-reach places in your home. And again with the help of a suitable preparation. 


5. Spray bottles – among the most useful home cleaning tools 

Whether it’s windows, kitchen counters, bathroom tiles, or kitchen ovens, sprayers are the most convenient devices for evenly spreading detergents on different surfaces. Therefore, it is a good idea not to throw away the empty nebulizers. Keep them as a backup in case the mechanism of one of them fails.


6. Different types of sponges and microfiber towels

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Sponges and towels must be separate and made of different materials – one for washing dishes; another – for the kitchen counters; third – for cleaning dust, etc.

For the dishes caught with stubborn tan, only the sponge and dishwashing detergent is not enough. You should also use a dishwashing wire for this purpose. It is good if it is made of a continuous thread of stainless steel that will not break. Coiled continuous wire, with which it is very easy to clean stains and dirt on dishes. 

It is used for washing and polishing metal, plastic, ceramic, glass, etc. dishes. It can also be used for washing heavily contaminated fruits and vegetables. If it is stainless and with normal use it lasts for a very long time. After each exploitation, the dishwashing wire should be washed as well.

Fine and supple, the wires are gentle on the hands. At the same time, they are strong enough to remove the remains of grease and dried food, both from cooking utensils and dishes. Of course, both sponges and household wire should be periodically replaced with new ones. Despite washing them regularly after use, the time comes for them to be thrown away. For example when they get too dirty and worn out.


7. Latex gloves and plastic goggles – handy cleaning tools

In order for cleaning not to affect your health negatively, you should always use latex gloves when you come into contact with cleaning agents. So that they do not enter the body through your skin. For the same reason, you should also wear plastic goggles when cleaning the oven and the bathroom. To prevent dirt from getting into your eyes and infecting them.


Final notes

Every fighter needs a proper arsenal. The same applies to the constant campaign against impurities in our homes. You have to rely on loyal allies to fight them off. The ones listed above are certainly the most useful in that regard.

And if you feel that home cleaning is not your cup of tea, you can always delegate that tedious task to a professional cleaning company. Feel free to contact us and request a home cleaning quote. You can find more info about our domestic cleaning services at Merci Cleaning London or on our official Facebook page.

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