Even if you aren’t a cleaning connoisseur, the Covid-19 reality has us all frantically disinfecting every available surface! Many of us are constantly questioning if we have done enough to prevent the spread of germs. So, how do you make cleaning easier? One of the secrets that cleaning companies have is in the products they use. Keeping the right things handy makes the job more efficient and quicker so let’s review which cleaning products you should have around.
Must Have Cleaning Products!
It is easy to spend a bunch of money on all the latest concoctions on the market. From ‘scrubbing bubbles’ to ‘kills tough grease and grim’ to ‘does the work for you’, consumers get bombarded with all the right stuff! However, some tried, and true inventions work well and won’t cost you an arm and a leg:
- Start with a caddy to carry your cleansers and disinfectants from room to room to ensure you have everything you need. You should also include a pair of rubber gloves. If you have a bigger house, you should consider having a caddy under each bathroom sink and the kitchen sink so you aren’t carrying around a caddy to every room.
- Cloths and sponges come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Several anti-bacterial fabrics can help keep your cloth or sponge clean in between uses but keep in mind; these still need to be washed frequently. Read the washing instructions as special handling may be necessary. Paper towels are always a fresh start as you throw them away after using them.
- DIY is a popular option. For a less expensive disinfectant, try mixing water, bleach, and powdered laundry detergent (1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of bleach, ¼ teaspoon of detergent). If you prefer a more natural version, you can use a mixture of warm water and peppermint, lemon, or tea tree essential oil.
- A multi-purpose cleaner is useful for wiping most any hard surface. One of the newest, CleanFreak, comes in several pleasant scents and has a new-fangled sprayer that doesn’t require pumping. Also, Barkeeper’s Friend advertises that it removes stubborn stains but is gentle enough to use on windows. Many cleaning companies provide Barkeeper’s Friend as a staple in cleaning supplies. You can never go wrong with Windex for windows and other surfaces.
- Your equipment arsenal should include a spin mop, a mop bucket, Swiffers, and a vacuum with brush attachments. If you own a pet that sheds, you can choose from various pet hair removal products. For keeping floors clean, a robot vacuum might be helpful.
- Degreasers are essential in the kitchen and surrounding areas. To remove grease build-up on kitchen surfaces, using a degreaser is the best way to go. Plain old dishwasher soap mixed with warm water will usually do the trick. If not, 409 or Fantastik do a great job.
- Oven cleaner is another vital part of your dirtless quest. It may sound old-fashioned, but Easy Off is the #1 choice for getting an oven sparkling clean.
- For areas with soap scum or water spots, use equal parts of warm water and distilled vinegar and allow the mixture to sit. Spray again when almost dry and wipe clean. If you have places that don’t come clean, try adding baking soda to the liquid mixture.
However, if you don’t have all or even any of the above items, have no fear! We at Maidstr bring all supplies and equipment necessary to clean and disinfect your home. Our deep cleaning and sanitizing services will not only remove the expense of buying general and specialized cleaning products but will also give you back the time needed to complete a thorough house cleaning. Call us today to make your life easier: 1-866-428-6778.