Cleaning Products and Tools You Need in Your Home
Keeping your home in tip-top shape is no easy task, but with the right cleaning kit at your disposal you’ll be well on your way to making sure everything is spick and span. Here we have outlined the items you should always have on hand to make cleaning your house a breeze.
Eight essential cleaning products for your home
1. All-purpose cleaner
This should be at the top of your list when stocking an ideal cleaning kit. As the name suggests, all-purpose cleaner gives great results across multiple surfaces, including kitchen worktops and bathroom countertops. Opting for a spray version will provide more coverage, saving you time.
2. Glass cleaner
Glass and mirrors can be a chore to clean, but using the right product can make this a doddle. A good glass cleaner will remove grime and marks without leaving smears or stickiness.
For areas of the home that are prone to germs, like bathrooms and kitchens, disinfectants are the best option. They are purpose-made to kill germs and bacteria and prevent sickness.
4. Furniture polish
Your cleaning kit should never be without furniture polish. It works wonders to bring up wooden furniture and reduce water marks, adding gleam and shine to surfaces.
5. Limescale remover
Bathrooms are particularly prone to limescale, and rather than spending hours scrubbing away, investing in a decent limescale remover can do all the hard work for you. Simply spray onto shower screen and around taps, leave for a few minutes and then wipe away.
6. Washing-up liquid
Washing-up liquid isn’t just for cleaning greasy pots and pans - it can be just as powerful in the bathroom too. Use it remove dirt and grime around the sink and on shower tiles. Once you’ve scrubbed surfaces clean, just wash the suds away. Washing up liquid is also great for cleaning dirty makeup brushes.
Your cleaning kit shouldn’t be without bleach. We wouldn’t recommend using bleach every day due to it highly abrasive nature; however, it can be extremely useful for tasks such as cleaning the grout between the tiles and putting the shine back into a stainless steel sink.
8. Surgical spirit
Surgical spirit can come in handy for households with children as it is effective at removing sticky substances, like glue, grease and gum. It can also work wonders for removing crayon marks too.
Seven tools for your cleaning kit
1. A toothbrush
An old toothbrush is nifty for reaching those hard to clean places. Next time you’re throwing your old one out, pop it in your cleaning kit instead.
2. Cleaning cloths
Having generic cleaning cloths in your cleaning kit will always come in handy. They’re great to use alongside multi-purpose cleaners and disinfectants for wiping down surface. Remember to clean them regularly, as they can spread germs and dirt, which will cancel out all your hard work.
3. Microfibre cloths
Microfibre cloths are ideal for picking up dust and other debris. What’s more, the fibres are finer than cotton cloths meaning you can get deeper into crevices and remove marks and build up of dust or grime.
We never set about cleaning without wearing a pair of rubber gloves. They provide a barrier between you and the cleaning work, meaning your hands are protected from harsh chemicals and germs.
You should have at least two sponges at your disposal - one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen to prevent transferring germs from one room to the other. Sponges with an abrasive side are ideal for scrubbing away limescale and other tough substances.
6. Cleaning wipes
Cleaning wipes are extremely convenient and practical when tackling the cleaning of your home. They are ideal for tasks that require cleaning particularly dirty surfaces, such as the toilet seat, to avoid germ transfer.
7. Paper towels
Although not particularly environmentally friendly, paper towels can be used in moderation to help bring up mirrors and windows. If you’re conscious of the environment, reusing old newspapers can be just effective for buffing glass and mirrors.
To make life even easier for you to keep your home clean and tidy, all of our cleaners will have their own approved kit.