The NHS has published a list of ways to prevent germs from spreading in your home. This list is exhaustive and can seem daunting, however, keeping your house in tip-top shape isn’t as hard as you may think. All it takes is the right tools for the job and a little bit of know-how.
To help you keep your family safe from germs and viruses, we’ve put together these tips and tricks. With this tool kit, you’ll find staying on top of cleaning a cinch and deep clean your home like a pro.
Essential cleaning tools
First and foremost you’ll need a tool that can reach tough-to-reach places and hard-to-clean areas. This is where grime escapes regular cleaning so make sure you have a Sonic Scrubber at the ready for special attention. The Sonic Scrubber is an efficient electric brush cleaner which offers power and precision. Perfect for the home, garage, and just about anywhere else, this nifty cleaning device has a range of removable brush heads designed to help keep your space cleaned and disinfected.
Cleaning the heads is easy too, requiring nothing more than some good detergent and warm water.
Microfibre Cleaning Cloths
Microfibre cloths contain more than 200,000 fibres per square inch ensuring you reach every bit of dirt and grime. These cloths are also great for the environment requiring less water and cleaning product to get the job done.
Make sure you have several cloths for the job at hand. Use a new cloth for every different type of surface. Once you’re done, wash the cloths thoroughly with warm water and detergent before moving on to the next room.
Last but not least you’ll need something to mop up any leftover cleaning detergents, water and grime. Grab a roll of paper towel and keep it handy as you clean surfaces throughout your home. After cleaning wipe down the area with a piece of paper towel and throw it away. Using a paper towel instead of a dry cloth prevents you from contaminating surfaces.
Deep clean detergents and products
The all-purpose cleaner is your constant companion. When you’re not tackling a particular stain or type of material, this useful cleaning product is a must. All-purpose cleaners are specifically designed to clean glass, plastic, wood, tile, and anything else you can imagine.
Ceiling fans, window sills, light fixtures, tabletops, chair legs, shower curtains, shower doors, the list is endless. This cleaning agent needs to be effective but gentle on surfaces such as wood. Look for an antibacterial all-purpose cleaner and add it to your holster. It’ll be with you throughout your deep clean adventure.
If you’d rather stick to all-natural products here is a handy recipe for a fresh-scented all-purpose cleaner you can make at home. Baking soda and vinegar also make for a great homemade cleaning. This tough cleaner is ideal for oven cleaning, tiles, grouts and other nooks and crannies. Homemade cleaning supplies can be just as effective at a fraction of the price.
For surfaces like glass, stainless steel, and wood you may need something a little different. Make a note of all the different surface types in your home and make sure you have a product that cleans without damaging them.
Glass cleaners, steel cleaners, and wood cleaners are a great place to start. Surface cleaners are good for tackling tough stains and grime like ovens and range hoods. Combine a good surface cleaner with the Sonic Scrubber and your surfaces will gleam like the first day you set eyes on them.
If surface cleaners and all-purpose cleaners are not enough then you’ll need to bleach. Bleach is dangerous and should be used with caution. Make sure your rooms are well ventilated and use a pair of gloves when diluting and using bleach products.
You should also avoid using bleach and ammonia-based cleaning agents together. The two combined can create extremely dangerous fumes. Keep your cleaning equipment labelled and make sure you know what is in each cleaner.
Last but not least is a good-quality cleaning detergent. Bedsheets, clothes, curtains, carpets, and any other material can be a hotbed for bacteria. Wash all your materials thoroughly with a good detergent and, if you have one available, steam your curtains, blinds and mattress. Bacteria thrive everywhere, not just surfaces so make sure you clean your rooms from top to bottom.
A good pair of latex cleaning gloves will prevent your skin from reacting to cleaning products and are a must for any work with bleach. Make sure you keep a few pairs handy so that as you move from room to room, you have a pair of gloves ready to go.
These essentials are all you need to keep your house, clean, tidy and safe. Stay on top of your home with small everyday cleaning habits and deep clean your house every few weeks.
Even just a quick clean of a different room every day can make this process much easier. Make a cleaning checklist and go room by room. With this routine, you'll never need to spring clean or order a house cleaning service again.
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