Top Tips for Keeping Your Cleaning Tools Spic and Span

Are you a cleaning fanatic, or do you do everything you can to avoid putting on a pair of rubber gloves? In either case, we can all agree that a spotless house looks and smells nice and, more importantly, makes for a healthier living environment.


Effective cleaning requires clean tools and if your sponge looks shabby, you might be scrubbing for nothing. Although washing your cleaning tools requires a little more elbow grease, it will help you to prevent spreading bacteria and will help you achieve optimal cleaning results.

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse!

Let’s face it, most of us are guilty of throwing dirty cleaning supplies straight into the garbage can. However, imagine if every household in Canada were to buy a pack of sponges each week—what a waste!


In addition to wastage, think of your bank balance. Why buy five mops a year when one could last you several years? The bottom line is that cleaning your tools really is essential, not just for your house, but also for your wallet and for the planet.


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For the perfect cleaning solution, start by filling half a bucket with hot water and adding three-quarters of a cup of bleach. If you want to be even more ecological, use three cups of baking soda instead of bleach. Now you’re ready to freshen up your cleaning tools that would otherwise have been thrown out. Here’s how:


Mop
You may think the cleaning solution you’re using on your floor will clean your mop for you automatically. However, floors are often full of nasty bacteria so swish your mop around in your bleach solution after using it. Alternatively, buy a mop with a removable head that can go in the washing machine. Remember, removable heads aren’t as sturdy as affixed mops and may not clean as effectively.


Sponge
After each use, let your sponge soak in your bleach solution for five minutes. You can also put all your dirty sponges in the dishwasher together using the high-temperature cycle. Bare in mind that cleaning tools and dishes aren’t a good combination so make sure you wash them separately.


Toilet Brush
Your bleach solution can be used to disinfect even the dirtiest cleaning tools. When cleaning a toilet brush, however, soak it for one hour to get rid of all those germs.


Cleaning Services in Toronto
Cleaning your house is enough of a chore as it is, never mind keeping on top of your cleaning instruments! Here at Homestead Maid Services in Toronto, we love cleaning both houses and tools. If you’d like more information concerning our cleaning services, contact our team in Toronto today. We’re here to take the hassle out of your housekeeping.