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No one likes to clean, but it’s a necessary task all the same. And while you can certainly get by with just a mop and some bleach, there are certain pieces of cleaning gear that can make your job a whole lot easier – and ensure the maximum hygiene of your home.
Here are six essential items you should get to make sure your house is clean and bacteria-free!
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Banishing dust from your every nook and cranny is a tough task, but essential in preventing allergens from accumulating in the air. Use this tool when dusting from ceiling fans to baseboards and everywhere in between to ensure that you’re not just pushing dirt around with a cloth or feather duster. Invest in several of these tools so that you can avoid making more than one pass through each room at any given time!
There’s no way around it: vacuuming is an absolute necessity for cleaning up after pets, kids, and anyone else who enjoys having fun outdoors on the floor. Be sure to get yourself an upright vacuum cleaner because they tend to get deeper into the crevices and corners of your carpets without much fuss. You can choose a cordless model if you’d like, but be mindful that these tend to have less power so you may not want to use them on heavy-duty rugs or carpets.
A dirty rug is more than just an eyesore; it can also promote the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms (eew). If possible, replace high traffic area rugs at least once every two months for maximum cleanliness. Vacuuming regularly will remove some dirt and grime from the pile, but spot cleaning with a carpet cleaner will make sure that no stains go unnoticed or untreated. When choosing a cleaner, look for one that is pH balanced (won’t harm the rug fibers), non-toxic, and especially if you have kids or pets, tearless!
Various Cleaning Kits
Households of four or more people will most likely need to invest in a few different cleaning kits for each person. This is especially true if you have pets and/or kids because these members of your family can easily track dirt and grime into the house from outdoors.
One thing that’s great about keeping a cleaning kit for each member of your household is that it ensures that the kit will always be in its designated place; there won’t be any confusion when it’s time to clean! It also helps you remember to use the kit regularly (at least once a week) because it simply won’t be accessible otherwise. For example, to ensure your dryer works efficiently, cleaning your vent is a must! It might seem like an unnecessary expense, but buying kits for your family members makes good sense if you think about how much work it would be to allocate all of these tools between four people. There are just too many different kinds of surfaces that need attention on a daily basis, so divvying up all the items into little kits is much more efficient than trying to maintain one large kit!
The primary purpose of a mop is to clean your tile floors, but it can also be used to make sure that all other hard surfaces are sparkling clean. Like dusters, invest in several types of mopping pads for different cleaning needs; some will work better on marble or natural stone while others are better suited for wiping up spills on wood or vinyl flooring. If your floors are really caked with dirt and grime, consider using a steam cleaner instead to get them extra clean!
Antibacterial Cleaner Spray Bottle
What good is a shiny floor or dust-free counter if the stuff you use to make them that way is filled with bacteria? Make sure your cleaning products are either an alcohol-based solution (like Lysol) or contain antimicrobial additives like triclosan, which will kill germs that linger on surfaces! Be sure to read the ingredients list before buying any cleaner.
Bacteria are tiny, single-celled organisms that can be found virtually everywhere on Earth. While many types of bacteria are harmless, others can cause diseases in humans, animals, and plants. In order to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of bacteria, it’s important to keep your home clean and free of any dirt or grime that could harbor these organisms.
Cleaning your house is a necessary but often daunting task. However, by investing in the right cleaning gear, you can make the job much easier – and ensure that your home is bacteria-free. We’ve listed six essential items that every homeowner should have on hand for cleanliness purposes, so be sure to add them to your shopping list
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