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Last week, I talked about the cleaners I use throughout my house. This week, I thought it might be helpful if I also discussed my cleaning tools. There are a lot of different options out there, and I’ve managed to narrow mine down to a few simple things.
I use two kinds of microfiber cloths. The first kind, which is my favorite, I use for occasional dusting, for mirrors and windows, and for stainless steel.
The second kind, the Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, I like to use for cleaning bathrooms and for attaching to my Swiffer to clean the floors.
When I do my whole-house dusting, I generally find it more efficient and effective to use a microfiber dusting wand. Although it does shed when it is brand new, I like Full Circle’s Dust Whisperer Filament Duster. It’s nice because you can remove the microfiber head and wash it in the washing machine to make sure you are always starting fresh.
I don’t use sponges much, but when I want to scrub out and shine my kitchen sink, I use a little baking soda and the Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponge. I like to cut each sponge in half so that I can go twice as long before having to replace them.
My favorite scrub brush is an old toothbrush. This is great for getting crevices and corners. However, when I need to give my tub or shower a thorough scrubbing, I use a brush similar to this one. It covers a lot of territory and packs plenty of power.
I don’t use a big broom for the floor, but sometimes I have little spills I want to sweep up. For these, I use Full Circle’s Tiny Team Mini Brush and Dustpan Set. The broom is of just the right stiffness, and the dustpan works like a dream.
For dusting crumbs and the like off the upholstery, I have Full Circle’s Clean Team Dust Pan and Brush. The brush is great especially for my microfiber furniture, as it not only cleans it but it also freshens up the look of the fabric.
For the floor, I use a Swiffer, but as I said before, I don’t use the Swiffer cloths. I simply wrap one of my Zwipes around the head and clip it with binder clips. The combination is quick and effective; you should see the dirt, crumbs, and hair it picks up!
Last of all, I have all my cleaners in spray bottles. Most of them are not homemade, but for the few that I have, I just recycle old bottles (after washing them thoroughly, of course). It’s an easy, eco- and budget-friendly option.
As with the cleaners, I get most of my tools from Grove Collaborative. I find they carry good products, and I love the ease and efficiency of getting everything from one site. If you are interested in buying any of the items I mentioned, use this link, and you will get a free 5-piece gift set.
A clean house is a very desirable goal, and it is always easier to achieve it if you have the right equipment to do the work.