Keeping your surroundings clean is pretty important as overall cleanliness has a huge impact on overall health and wellbeing!
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Some studies even show that living in a crowded environment can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and even depression. Aside from the psychological effects of living in a cluttered room, your physical health is also at risk from exposure to significant amounts of germs and bacteria. However, it's no secret that for most of us, keeping things clean is a pretty everyday chore. Fortunately, several cleaning tricks and hacks can help you make all of your least favorite cleaning jobs easier. Some of these hacks and tricks include setting up a regular cleaning schedule and using natural cleaning products, which are often more effective. But if you don't have the necessary cleaning tools, you can't get started. That's why we've listed the most important things you need to keep your home clean.
While you may think that a glass cleaner isn't an essential cleaning tool, you won't be able to keep your glasses clean without one unless you put a lot of effort into cleaning each and every one. With this practical cleaning tool, you can easily clean drinking glasses, as you can easily get into difficult rooms with it. On top of that, they're pretty affordable too, so you won't regret getting one, especially if you're tired of always finding smears and smudges on your drinking glasses.
While every home needs a couple of good cleaning sponges, knowing how to properly clean them and how often to replace them is also important. To properly disinfect cleaning sponges, you need to wash them in hot water and run them in the dishwasher every day. Alternatively, you can soak sponges in concentrated bleach and water or vinegar, bicarb, and lemon solutions before rinsing the sponges thoroughly in hot water. You will also need to replace your sponges every week.
White towels and microfiber towels
Next, you'll also need a set of white cloths for wiping surfaces and microfiber cloths for dusting surfaces or wiping down with minimal water. It is also important to replace these frequently and disinfect them after use to keep them sterile.
Squeegees are exceptionally handy when you have them in your home cleaning kit. Without these nifty little tools, you'll struggle for hours to get your windows clean without leaving a single streak. In addition, they are also quite inexpensive and, if used properly, can last for a few years.
You will also need a nice bucket to mix your cleaning solutions in. This is important when disinfecting surfaces, cleaning windows, and cleaning floors. Opt for a bucket that can hold at least 10 liters.
A broom, a dustpan and a mop
These items are undoubtedly indispensable for every household. Without them, you won't be able to keep your floors clean. Even so, there are a few factors you need to consider when purchasing a broom, dustpan, and mop. If you have laminate or wood floors, avoid spaghetti mops and opt for a fabric mop instead. Some brooms tend to have stiffer bristles, so you should also try to find a broom with soft bristles to avoid scratching the floor, especially if you have wood or laminate floors.
A vacuum cleaner
Vacuum cleaners are great even if you don't have carpets in your house. However, if you have carpeting and rugs, this is what you need. However, it is never advisable to buy the first vacuum cleaner you come across as it usually has different suction powers and some are not suitable if you have pets and need to vacuum pet hair.
So, take a look around when buying a vacuum cleaner that is right for your home. A smaller vacuum cleaner is suitable if you only need to vacuum in hard-to-reach places and quickly remove dust and dirt from the flooring. However, if you have pets, carpeted floors, or rugs in your home, then consider spending a little more on a powerful vacuum cleaner.
Keeping your home clean is vital for many reasons. However, without the right tools, you cannot keep your surroundings clean and tidy. Additionally, once you have gathered your essential cleaning supplies, consider using environmentally friendly detergents instead of chemical detergents, as these are often much more effective. In addition, they do not harm your health or the environment.