Whether you are fixing up your home or are trying to make your home look a bit more perfect, the littlest things make a big difference. When it comes to cleaning our home, we need to make sure our cleaning items are doing the things they were intended to do: clean. However, it’s amazing to think that so many of us clean our toilets, floors, sinks, and cars without even ensuring the equipment itself is clean. Why do you need to keep your cleaning equipment clean, and what are the best ways to do it?
Why We Should Keep Our Cleaning Equipment Clean
We need to make sure that because our equipment comes into contact with dirt and grime, ensuring that our cleaning items are kept germ-free is going to guarantee we don’t spread dirt and germs around the property. Whether it is drain and pipe cleaning tools or our trusty mop and bucket, the fact is that when we leave unclean cleaning items around, they are a breeding ground for bacteria. Leaving it in a dark cupboard under the stairs means that it’s not exposed to any light, will get hot and stuffy, and bacteria will build, so when we use it, we are spreading germs around. But what are the best ways to make sure that our cleaning tools are actually clean?
Soaking Them in Boiling Water
Get a clean bucket filled with boiling water and put all of your cleaning items in there. The boiling water is going to kill any germs. Additionally, some soap or any homemade cleaners that you can make with vinegar, lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda, and soap can all help.
Each cleaning equipment, whether it’s a brush with lots of bristles or a mop head, requires regular maintenance. It’s vital that we don’t finish our cleaning and then put everything away under the stairs for germs to grow. You need to make sure that your cleaning equipment is fit for its purpose. This also saves you money on buying newer cleaning products. A lot of people who don’t clean mop heads after they are done find that after a while the strands stick together and are just not as effective when it comes to mopping the floor. Putting your mop heads in boiling water after you are finished ensures it doesn’t just get rid of germs, but also keeps the materials nimble.
Letting Everything Dry After Being Cleaned
We need to remember that items like vacuum heads and dusters will spread microparticles around whenever we move them. Rinse them with warm, soapy water, wash them out with clean water, and allow them to dry naturally. Be careful in close quarters and in front of radiators as this could result in mold developing again if it’s not allowed to dry properly.
It is such a simple concept, but we’ve got to keep our cleaning tools clean. If you want to save money and ensure that your house is germ-free, it’s time to clean the cleaners!