Wondering what tools you need to make cleaning your home fast and easy? Here’s a guide to some useful cleaning tools.
Cleaning your house or apartment can be a drag. Most people would rather not spend a lot of time vacuuming carpets, wiping down countertops, and dusting shelves. There are some things you can do to make cleaning more enjoyable, such as listening to music or a podcast. Cleaning with your roommates or family members can also help pass the time you spend doing household chores. If you’re trying to make cleaning a more pleasurable activity, it’s important to think about how you’re cleaning and who you’re cleaning with. It’s also important to think about what you’re cleaning with. If you’re using inconvenient tools, you’re spending more time and effort cleaning than you have to. It’s best to think about getting the right cleaning tools.
While many high-tech cleaning tools can help get your home spick and span, it’s important to have some reliable basic cleaning tools. High-quality, low-tech items can sometimes be our best tools. For example, microfiber cloths are an important cleaning staple. They’re gentle enough to be used to clean screens, don’t leave streaks behind, and perform well on their own or with a bit of water. Another basic cleaning tool you should have is a squeegee. Squeegees are great for cleaning windows and keeping mold out of your shower or bathtub. It’s also a good idea to stock up on some multipurpose cleaning spray. You don’t need different types of cleaners for each part of your home. Just get one you like that can be used anywhere. If you don’t want to use chemicals to clean your home, consider making a natural multipurpose cleaner using ingredients like vinegar and lemon.
Ergonomic Cleaning Tools
Depending on how often you clean and how much time you spend cleaning, using clunky tools can lead to muscle soreness or even repetitive stress injuries. Look for brushes, brooms, and dusters that have a comfortable and easy to grip handle. Get a vacuum cleaner that will glide across the floor easily. It’s also a good idea to look for lightweight tools. Having heavy cleaning tools makes getting chores done harder and will demotivate you. Stick with ergonomic tools that’ll put less strain on your body and mind.
Automated Cleaning Tools
Automated cleaning tools can significantly cut down on the number of chores you have to do to keep your house clean. Getting a robot vacuum can minimize how frequently you have to vacuum or mop the floors manually. If you insist on mopping in addition to vacuuming, you can also get a robot mop that functions similarly to robot vacuums. If a vacuum isn’t enough and you have some carpet stains that need some serious attention, think about getting a hands-free carpet cleaner. Instead of scrubbing stains out by hand, you can set up the hands-free carpet cleaner and go on with your day.
Smart Pet Supplies
While we love and adore our pets, they often make messes and are the reason we need to clean more than people who don’t own pets. Smart pet supplies can help reduce the number of cleaning tasks that come with owning a pet.
If you have a cat, think about getting a self-cleaning litter box. While it does need to be maintained, you’ll be cleaning the litter box much less frequently, and your home will smell better! Similarly, dog owners can get an automated potty that puts out fresh pads (and squares away used ones) on a schedule.
Cute Cleaning Tools
We’ve all seen sponges shaped like animals and brooms with patterned handles. Some of us have probably been tempted to buy them. Cute cleaning tools aren’t always the most useful. Many of them are poorly made and will break quickly. However, some people find cleaning to be more fun if their tools are adorable and bring them joy. If cute cleaning tools motivate you to tidy up your home, they may be worth purchasing. Just try to buy ones that are high quality and can be used for a long time.