Domestic cleaning product tips for your home
People often confess that their cleaning cupboard consists of supplies they bought, used once and stored in the back of the cupbord for the next spring clean. People have separate cleaners for toilets, showers, baths, carpet stains, clothing stains, 5 window cleaners that all streak, every cleaning gadget ever advertised and none of this stuff works, In this blog I wanted to give you 12 simple tips on what I would keep in my cleaning cupboard at home. I hope this will take the confusion and expense out of cleaning for you. The following list of 12 must have’s has been geared to a typical family we clean on a day to day basis here at Jack’s Clean Team.
1) A large plastic cup to hold a plastic scraper, stiff bristled toothbrush, non-scratch pad or other small cleaning tools.
2) A plastic container with holes in the lid filled with baking soda. You can also use a clean, plastic parmesan cheese shaker. Use baking soda to scrub sinks, tubs and shower floors and toilets.
3) A gallon of vinegar. Use to remove hard water stains in the sink and add a bit to your diluted concentrated cleaners. Vinegar boosts the cleaning ability of a cleaner. If your concentrated cleaner calls for one ounce per quart of water add ¼ cup of vinegar and use ¾ of an ounce of cleaner.
4) Toilet bowl brush – do not use the ones with the metal ring as the metal part scratches.
5) Sink brush
6) Two clean spray bottles for dilution .
7) A concentrated eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner . They clean most counter tops, appliances, toilets, showers, tubs, clothing and carpet stains.. Concentrated cleaners save you a lot’s of money so try to look for concentrates.
8) A streak free, concentrated bottle of glass cleaner. I carry a good one called Benya. Make certain it does not contain acids or ammonia so it’s safe for Corian, granite and marble countertops.
9) Color coded towels. I use blue terry towels for the bathroom, white for the kitchen and a green one for the floor. Then baby nappy cloths for dusting and lint free towels for windows. Windows and glass are the only safe surface for microfiber. Buy the expensive microfiber cloths. The cheap ones leave lint and smear.
• Note: I use color coded towels because they are faster. You’ll dig around for hours looking for the right towel to clean the bathrooms, or kitchen or for doing the dusting. Don’t waste the time. Color code your towels for fast cleaning.
10) A good mop. Again do not use microfiber mops unless you like replacing or refinishing flooring.
11) A good vacuum cleaner. Here is where we may part company.For general domestic use I’m hooked on the Henry. This is a personal choice but I’ve been very pleased since switching. They are not to expensive and in my personal view worth every penny.
12) Here at Jack’s Clean Team we can provide you with all the professional cleaning equipment you need to keep your home tidy. Call one of our survey team today on 01603 292 034 to discuss how Jack’s can help you maintain a clean home.