Supply of Equipments
Having the right supplies and equipment makes all the difference when it comes to housecleaning, in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency. Use this list to stock up, and then create cleaning kits to place around your home for easy access.
Our Cleaning Solutions
Some cleaners suit multiple surfaces in your home, while others work for just one. Purchase the following:
- All-purpose cleaner — This type of cleaner works on most countertops, sinks and stovetops. If you have granite or marble countertops, purchase a product made specifically for those materials to avoid doing damage over time. The same rule applies to a glass stovetop, which requires a special glass polish.
- Glass cleaner — Opt for a streak-free formula to clean your mirrors, windows and other glass with less effort.
- Tile and grout cleaner — An acid-based, scrub-free solution works best on bathtub and shower tile, as well as toilets. You will want something mild for your tile floors, though, as acid can eat away at the tile itself and grout. Most tile manufacturers recommend regular removal of loose dust and dirt through damp mopping, with use of a neutral-pH cleaner only when necessary, such as to clean up spills, etc.
- Wood cleaner — When cleaning wood furniture, opt for a polish made for the type of finish on your wood. Floors with a polyurethane seal need only a solution of warm water and a mild dishwashing soap to come clean after sweeping or dry mopping. In general, though, you will want to use as little water as possible when cleaning wood.
- If you prefer to use eco-friendly products, all of the above are available as such. You also can make your own green cleaners at home.